Salt Therapy: What Is It And What Does It Do?

Salt therapy, recognized for its natural healing properties, has gained recent popularity as an alternative therapy for respiratory and skin conditions.

History of Salt Therapy

Originating from the salt mines and caves of Eastern Europe and Russia, salt therapy’s roots trace back to healthy salt miners who, despite working in perilous conditions, showed robust health and no respiratory issues. Studies confirmed the health benefits of constant salt exposure, given salt’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

In 1839, Dr Feliks Boczkowski opened the first health resort at the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland, offering salt baths with natural brine. The practice evolved, with Professor Mieczyslaw Skulimowski’s 1958 introduction of underground salt rooms, proving more effective than traditional inhalation.

Since then, salt therapy, or halotherapy, has gained recognition in the medical community and wellness industry.

Benefits of Salt Therapy

Salt therapy enhances health and well-being naturally and holistically by clearing airways and rejuvenating the skin. Conducted in a dedicated room with a halogenator releasing salt particles into the air, it helps fight infection and clears airways of pollutants, dust, and allergens. This therapy is beneficial for asthma and bronchitis, loosening lung congestion and improving oxygen intake.

Urban Float’s salt rooms in Melbourne harness salt’s natural healing properties in a serene environment. Contact us at 03 9870 4777 or via ringwood@urbanfloat.com.au to explore the healing power of salt. Ready to experience the rejuvenating benefits? Book your session now.

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