THE FLU– the two words NOBODY wants to hear, especially when it comes to our kids.
There is nothing fun about having a sick kiddo, especially if you are feeling crummy yourself. Ofcourse, your doctor knows your family best and can provide support and advice about how to prevent and treat the flu but there are ways to take some steps to boost your immune system and help prevent getting sick in the first place!
In order to prevent getting the flu or any other yucky winter virus, you want to keep your immune system in tip-top shape! A great way to ensure that your body is running strong is by incorporating salt therapy into your routine. When you think about it, there is truly no greater gift that you can give yourself than the gift of health- Mom’s just do not have time to be sick! Salt Haven in Bayport is a great option for adults and kids to experience and benefit from this natural therapy. They are so knowledgeable and passionate about what they do and are always happy to answer any questions you might have!
If you visit, be sure to tell them Sayville Area Moms sent you and receive $10 off your session (or a half priced adult with a child’s session/ the 2nd child free during a kids session!)!
How Can Salt Therapy Help?
Salt therapy is a type of ancient therapy that can promote overall wellbeing. According to the Salt Therapy Association, it is all natural and keeps both you and your loved ones healthier by helping to prevent colds and the flu, as well as boost the immune system. The pure grade sodium chloride (salt) used in a salt therapy session is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal. Each particle acts like a toothbrush when inhaled, attracting all of the foreign matter as they flow down the respiratory tract. As the tract is cleaned, the immune system becomes stronger, the body takes in more oxygen, and as a result you may feel an increase in energy levels.
There are many different ways to experience salt therapy. Different facilities may have one or all of the most common choices available. Depending on how much time you have and what you are trying to accomplish, the technician will advise you on what method would work best for your particular needs. There are salt therapy rooms and SALT Booths® available as options.
A halogenerator will crush, grind and disperse the pure grade sodium chloride into the room or booth. While the individual lays or sits (or plays in the kids room) , the salt is inhaled. When Griffin and I visited the kids room- he played in in the salt— scooping and pouring it into a construction vehicle while I lounged on a bean bag chair and relaxed. Its not often ( actually, never) that I get to just sit and be present (no phones allowed!) and really just BE alongside my kid. I left feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the day and definitely plan on going back again soon!
Here are some of the specific benefits of salt therapy and of course, you can always call/stop by Salt Haven and they are more than happy to answer any questions you have!
Lungs and Respiratory Hygiene
Healthy lungs and a clean respiratory system are essential for vitality, energy and longevity.
An average adult takes about 12-15 breaths per minute and little children about 20-30 breaths per minute. The main function of the lungs is to deliver oxygen to our red blood cells and get rid of the CO2 from the body. In addition, our respiratory tract acts as a very important defense mechanism by filtering the air from pollutants and foreign substances, it regulates the pH level of blood by managing the levels of CO2, and it also helps control blood pressure by converting the chemical in the blood called angiotensin I into angiotensin II.
Why dry salt therapy for respiratory care
People are exposed to pollutants, airborne diseases, bacteria, allergens and other irritating factors on a daily basis. Halotherapy is the only known method to cleanse and detox the lungs as well as invigorate the entire body with increased lung capacity and oxygen intake. Regular Halotherapy practice is an excellent way to aide breathing and improve your quality of life.
How dry salt improves the respiratory system
Scientific research has found that inhaled dry salt particles have bactericide, mucokinetic, hydrophilic and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to reduce inflammation in the entire respiratory tract and widen the airway passages. Dry salt particles are also known to accelerate the transportation of mucus, the elimination of residual tar and foreign allergens. A clean respiratory system naturally results in higher oxygen intake, increased energy and an improved immune system.
Dry salt is super absorbent and acts like a sponge attracting foreign substances along its path through the respiratory tract. The dry salt can be imagined to behave like a toothbrush that cleans through the respiratory system removing build-up of foreign elements that cause various respiratory ailments and conditions. Clean lungs are healthy lungs. Start Halotherapy today!
What type of respiratory conditions may benefit from Salt Therapy
A majority of people who include Halotherapy in their wellness routine may find relief from a variety of respiratory conditions such as:
- Common cold
- Cystic fibrosis
- Ear infections
- Smokers cough
For respiratory conditions low concentration and gradual administration of dry salt and consistency of the sessions are the key elements for successful results
Skin, Beauty and Anti-Aging
The function of the integumentary system
Our skin is a very complex and intelligent organ that has many important functions. It is the largest organ and, like the respiratory system, it has a major role to protect and defend the body against bacteria, viruses and other microbes. It also excretes wastes, regulates temperature and prevents dehydration by controlling the level of perspiration. It houses sensory receptors that detect pain, sensation and pressure.
Why dry salt therapy for skin care
Quality and aesthetic appearance of the skin has an important aspect of how we are viewed by others and can have a profound psycho-emotional impact on how we feel about ourselves. As we age, our skin is the first organ to show the impact of time and life. Dry salt therapy is an excellent solution to improve the overall quality and appearance of the skin. Regular Halotherapy can be the most important tool that aids the healthy aging process of the skin.
How dry salt therapy improves the integumentary system
Scientific research has confirmed that the micro-particles of salt have a beneficial influence to the integument system (skin protective layer) and hairs providing healing and cosmetic effects. This increases activity of skin cell ion channels and activates electrophysiological activity that determines the skin’s protective properties. The salt provides pH normalization and induces reparative and regenerative processes in derma, increases skin rigidity, stimulates growth and improves hair health. The dry salt impacts the skin microcirculation and assists cellular membrane activity used in dermatology and cosmetology and enhances their effectiveness.
What type of skin conditions might improve
Regular and consistent dry salt therapy may help people with the following various skin conditions:
- Swelling & Inflammation
- Dry & Flaky Skin
- Skin Aging
For skin conditions high concentration and aggressive administration of dry salt and consistency of the sessions are the key elements for successful results.
Contraindications: Halotherapy is recognized as safe and effective wellness practice for preventive and restorative health care. It is not a medical treatment and does not offer cure! Halotherapy is not recommended for people with contagious diseases, fever, open wounds, cancer, severe hypertension, mental disorders and active tuberculosis. Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before using Halotherapy. Anyone with serious health concerns need to seek proper medical advice and care.
This post has been sponsored by Salt Haven.
569 Middle Rd
Bayport, New York 11705