Salt room therapies, also known as halotherapy, have gained popularity recently for their numerous health benefits. Ashley Zamzow from The Salt Room Lakeland recently joined me for a podcast to explore salt room therapies. These therapies involve spending time in specially designed rooms where salt particles are micronized and blown into the air for you to breathe in. Ashley says one 45-minute session provides as much salt as three days at the beach. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Let’s dive into the world of salt therapy and discover how it can help improve our health and well-being.
What is Salt Therapy?
Imagine being in a magical room filled with tiny salt particles floating in the air creating a refreshing and clean environment similar to the ocean breeze. It’s like being in a giant sandbox, but instead of sand, it’s salt! The walls, floor, and ceiling are all different kinds of salt in different forms. Breathing in the salty air during salt therapy can benefit our bodies. It’s like taking a deep breath near the ocean, where the air feels fresh and clean. Salt therapy helps us feel better and stay healthy. They have two adult rooms with relaxation chairs where you can come in, lay back, and even get a good nap. Ashley mentioned that she often comes in quietly to gently wake up patients. She encourages everyone to lie back, close their eyes and rest. They want you to feel relaxed and refreshed when you leave, as you should.
What Can Salt Therapy Help?
Salt room therapies are especially beneficial for people with respiratory ailments like asthma, allergies, and bronchitis. Salt therapy can benefit our bodies by reducing inflammation, clearing mucus in the airways, and providing a gentle massage for the lungs. According to Ashley, the experience is so liberating they keep a ready supply of tissues for those instant relief moments.
Spending time in a salt room promotes stress relief and a sense of calm, as the salt produces negative ions to counterbalance the positive ions we encounter daily from technology.
Kids are welcome too. They have a specifically designated kids’ room where the salt is made to play with, like sand at the beach. Shovels, buckets, and other toys keep kids busy during their sessions. Ashley stated it’s safe for infants as young as six weeks old. She shared her experience of bringing her newborn in when they were battling illness.
Benefits of Salt Therapy
- Reduces inflammation and congestion in the respiratory system, making breathing easier.
- Strengthens the immune system, helping us stay healthy and fight off illnesses.
- Relieves skin conditions, making our skin feel better and look healthier.
- Promotes relaxation and reduces stress, giving us a sense of calm and peace.
Salt room therapies are an excellent way to improve overall health and well-being, providing benefits such as clearer airways, healthier skin, and reduced stress levels. So, if you’re ever feeling under the weather or just want to take some time to relax, consider visiting the Salt Room and let the magic of salt therapy do its wonders!