HISTORY OF SALT THERAPY
THE USE OF SALT AS A HEALTH REMEDY HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE THE GREEKS, WHEN HIPPOCRATES RECOMMENDED SALT INHALATION AS A RESPIRATORY TREATMENT.
SALT THERAPY ORIGINS
Modern dry salt therapy has its origins from the salt mines and caves in Europe and Russia. As the workers were mining the salt (through chiseling, grinding and hammering at the salt), micro-sized salt particles were being disbursed into the air. Additionally there were ideal conditions below the Earth’s surface where air pressure and circulation, and humidity and temperature affected the quality of the environment. In this environment, miners were receiving many natural health benefits by breathing in the salt particles. Considering that mining jobs were usually recognized as dangerous to life and health, salt miners seemed to thrive on good health. They rarely had any respiratory issues and also looked younger due to great skin appearance.