Sinusitis typically develops after a cold or flu-like illness. When the lining of the sinuses is swollen, the inflammation interferes with the normal flow of mucus. As trapped mucus fills the sinuses, pressure builds, causing uncomfortable sinus pain and providing an excellent environment for bacteria to grow. Health experts predict approximately 37 million Americans will suffer from sinusitis this year.
Sinus pain can occur for a variety of reasons::
- Bacteria, viruses or allergens in the environment
- Nasal swelling, due to an infection or an allergic reaction can place pressure on adjoining sinuses
- Mucus build-up within a sinus
- Occasionally a vacuum can develop in a sinus because of a swollen mucus membrane which can cause intense pain.
Most people who experience sinusitis have more than one infected sinus at any given time. Symptoms do not always indicate which locations are inflamed.
Acute sinusitis means that the infection develops quickly and lasts a short time. Many cases of acute sinusitis last roughly a week but is it not unusual for it to last at least 2-3 weeks.
Salt Therapy is a beneficial method of treatment and can bring relief as well as prevent frequent recurrence of symptoms. 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.
By visiting our Salt Rooms, Sauna or Private Booth and inhaling the saline aerosol, guests find safe and natural relief. Clinically proven, salt therapy is an effective complementary treatment for every age group. Guests can also strengthen their immune system to prolong remission times and improve the ability to live well.
Depending on age and severity, 15-20 sessions are recommended for long term results with the initial sessions close together. 3-4 sessions a week are suggested for the first month and fewer sessions per week as needed after 30-60 days depending on results.