Curative Effects

History of salt therapy

Salt therapy is a natural therapy dating back hundreds of years. Medieval monks cared for the sick in salt caves. They ground salt stone and let the patients breathe in air containing salt dust.
Later it was noticed that people who worked in salt mines had healthier respiratory tracts and did not suffer from lung disease.
In Eastern Europe, salt therapy has been used already for decades. Natural salt caves have been utilized as treatment rooms, and treatment rooms based on the same principle have been built in spas and other buildings, even homes.

Salt room, its operation and effects

Salt rooms are lined with rock salt from floor to ceiling. During treatment, very finely ground salt dust is blown into the room. The salt ions, which are charged negatively during grinding process, efficiently reach the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract. Salt binds moisture to the mucous membranes and also acts as an antiseptic agent, protecting against the activity of malicious micro-organisms.

Who benefits from salt room therapy?

Salt therapy helps with diseases of the respiratory tract and the skin. It is recommended for people suffering from asthma, chronic bronchitis, sinusitis or prolonged flu. Acne, atopic eczema and psoriasis are the skin diseases most commonly treated with salt therapy. Preventive treatment for the respiratory tract and the skin can also be done in a salt room. Salt therapy is suited for both adults and children. In case of serious disease, you should always consult a doctor before using salt therapy.