Rhinitis is irritation and inflammation of the mucous membrane inside the nose. Common symptoms are a stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing and post-nasal drop. In rhinitis, the inflammation of the mucous membrane is caused by viruses, bacteria, irritants or allergens.
Rhinitis is categorized into three types (i) infectious rhinitis includes acute and chronic bacterial infections; (ii) nonallergic rhinitis and (iii) allergic rhinitis (link to allergies for more information). Non-allergic can co-exist with allergic rhinitis and is referred to as "mixed rhinitis".
An estimated 17 million people in the United States suffer from nonallergic rhinitis. Individuals typically experience symptoms year-round, though symptoms may be exacerbated in the spring and autumn.
Salt therapy can provide relief to allergy sufferers. Salt Therapy can bring immediate relief but it can also prevent the frequency with which symptoms occur.
Salt kills bacteria and the dry micro particles of salt that are inhaled during a therapy session are able to reach the entire sinus cavity to destroy bacteria and reduce inflammation. Salt Therapy also widens the airways by reducing inflammation which helps to shift mucus and reduce the chance of infection.
Salt Therapy is a beneficial method of treatment for every age group. By visiting our Salt Rooms, Sauna or Private Booth and inhaling the saline aerosol, you can find safe and natural relief. You can reduce the need for anti-histamine, alleviate sneezing, coughing and shortness of breath and clear mucus/sticky phlegm. You can also strengthen your immune system to prolong remission times and improve your ability to live well.
Depending on age and severity, 15-20 sessions are recommended for long term results with the initial sessions close together. 2-3 sessions a week is suggested for the first month and fewer sessions per week after 30-60 days depending on results.