Around 300 million people in the US come down with a cold or flu each year. Medical treatment can ease symptoms of the cold or shorten the duration of the flu but these options do not provide prevention.
Clinical studies have shown that salt therapy is a safe, natural option to alleviate symptoms and prevent the occurrence of cold and flu. The New England Journal of Medicine (2006) shows: "Inhalation of hypertonic saline produces sustained acceleration of mucus clearance and improved lung function. This treatment may protect the lung from insults that reduces mucus clearance and reduces lung disease." Also, in a placebo-controlled clinical trial, The Journal of Aerosol Medicine (1995) stated tremendous improvements in patients suffering from various types of respiratory diseases (bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive and non-obstructive bronchitis bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis) who underwent halotherapy. Salt therapy is an excellent addition to your wellness routine to prevent and treat cold and flu.
While we do not encourage guests to come to the facility while contagious, salt therapy can bring relief by opening the nasal airways, killing bacteria and assisting with the drainage of the sinuses. Because salt therapy accelerates mucus clearance from the lungs, those suffering from chest congestion will begin to breathe easier.
As a preventative measure, salt therapy reduces stress which can weaken the immune system and make it less effective at preventing illness. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of CUR, so integrate salt therapy into your wellness routine to live well.
7-15 sessions are recommended as a preventative routine with results lasting from 6-12 months. Monthly integration of salt therapy to boost the immune system through stress reduction is recommended with additional visits when needed.