Halothearapy can help by clearing your lungs from accumulated mucus making it easier to breath. As your respiratory tract widens and clears, your coughing subsides. Halotherapy brings relief by reducing the inflammation of your lungs, killing bacteria and dislodging mucus that blocks the bronchioles.
** THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. HALOTHERAPY IS NOT MEANT TO TREAT OR DIAGNOSE ANY MEDICAL CONDITIONS YOU MAY HAVE OR CURRENTLY HAVE. **
We recommend that you consult with your doctor/physician if you have any concerns before starting halotherapy. People not advised to do Salt/Halotherapy are those with; Infections accompanied by fever, active tuberculosis, bleeding, spitting of blood, alcohol and drug intoxication.
Science and medicine have tried to define the precise roles of salt in the healthy and diseased human organism. Blood, sweat, and tears all contain salt, and both the skin and the eyes are protected from infectious germs by the anti-bacterial effect of salt. When salt is added to a liquid, particles with opposite charges are formed: a positively charged sodium ion and a negatively charged chloride ion. This is the basis of osmosis which regulates fluid pressure within living cells and protects the body against excessive water loss (as in diarrhea or on heavy sweating). Sodium and chloride ions, as well as potassium ions, create a measurable difference in potential across cell membranes. This ensures that the fluid inside living cells remains separate from that outside. Thus, although the human body consists mainly of water, our "inner ocean" does not flow away or evaporate.
Sodium ions create a high pressure of liquid in the kidneys and thus regulate their metabolic function. Water is extracted through the renal drainage system. The body thus loses a minimal amount of essential water. Out of 1500 liters of blood which pass daily through the kidneys, only about 1.5 liters of liquid leave the body as urine. Salt is "fuel" for nerves. Streams of positively and negatively charged ions send impulses to nerve fibres. A muscle cell will only contract if an impulse reaches it. Nerve impulses are partly propelled by co-ordinated changes in charged particles.
Guests with children 10 years and younger will need to schedule a family session. These sessions take place at the first and last sessions of the day.
Please call reception at 304-536-2222 to book. Children 3 years and younger are free.