Halotherapy for All-Natural Allergy Relief
While there are countless conditions that can be alleviated by visiting one of our salt caves, many people flock to Oceanair Himalayan Salt cave for relief from seasonal allergies. When your airways are exposed to airborne allergens, your immune system goes into panic mode. Those who suffer from seasonal allergies experience symptoms such as inflamed sinuses, post-nasal drip, dry throat, coughing, sneezing, and itching watery eyes. These symptoms can lasts for weeks and can wreak havoc on your personal life and comfort levels.
If you are seeking an all-natural alternative for relief from allergies that doesn’t come with the drowsiness associated with allergy medication, Halotherapy may be the choice for you.
How Does It Work?
When you enter one of our man-made Himalayan Salt Caves, you enter a space that has been purified of any allergens and irritants. Himalayan Salt is naturally hygroscopic, meaning it draws in moisture from the air which contains all of the particles that can trigger the immune response that causes allergic symptoms. When this moisture is drawn to the salt, those particles are neutralized because of salts antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-fungal properties. This leaves a neutral state for you to receive your halotherapy (salt therapy) treatment.
During the session, a specialized piece of equipment called a halogenerator grinds up pharmaceutical grade salt (which is 99.9% pure sodium chloride) into microscopic sized ionized particles. These particles fill the air in the cave and you breathe them in, eliminating allergens down to deepest bronchi of your lungs. Because salt is also naturally anti-inflammatory, these particles immediately go to work, counteracting your body’s immune response to the allergens you’ve been exposed to.
How Often Can I Go?
You can come to the cave as often as needed! After just one session, many people report that they are breathing easier with clearer airways. This relief can last for weeks for those with less severe symptoms. For more severe allergies and symptoms, at least once a week is recommended. Halotherapy has no known interactions with any medications and is safe for all ages. If you have any medical conditions that you are concerned about, please be sure to consult with your physician before choosing Halotherapy for all-natural seasonal allergy relief.
To help supplement the Halotherapy sessions in the cave, you can bring home a Himalayan Salt Lamp! You can learn more about the benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps when we talk about them in a future blog post. Until then, if you’re looking for an all-natural way to relieve seasonal allergies, come and visit us at Oceanair Himalayan Salt Cave!