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Salt Therapy and Sports: A Hidden Treasure for Athletes

       When you’re playing a sport, you always want to make sure you’re performing at your maximum potential. You want to push yourself to the limit and strive to beat the goals you set in your head. Doing a sport requires your physical and your mental being in it. You have to give it your all. There are a lot of factors that go into playing a sport. You have to get enough sleep, go to the practices, keep a healthy diet, and much more. What isn’t very commonly known is that your breathing patters are very important when it comes to any sport or physical activity you do.

       Salt therapy and sports work very well together. A common myth about salt therapy is that it can only be used for patients with respiratory illnesses. That’s not true at all. Salt therapy can and should be used by everyone, including athletes! It’s a natural and non-invasive treatment that can help with respiratory illnesses such as asthma and pneumonia, but salt therapy can also just better your breathing.

      “Believers claim salt therapy fixes asthma, allergies and more”, says an article in Maclean’s editorial by Joanne Latimer, or the benefits of salt therapy discussed in OrganicSpaMagazine , or the clinical study about asthma treatment in children, on Wiley Online Library, are just few of the many open discussions around salt therapy.  HuffingtonPost “Inquiring sinuses want to know” also talks about what it is salt therapy about and its benefits. Sports-performance

       Sports take a lot of energy out of you. If this energy is being used at a faster rate than normal, poor breathing patterns occur. When this happens: performance and stamina decreases, you feel more dehydrated, oxygen exchange between the lungs is more restricted, and the likelihood of getting cramps is higher. Those are just some of the effects poor breathing can do to you. Salt therapy can easily help with that and make you perform in your sport better than ever! The success with salt therapy and sports has countries like Poland and Romania now harmonizing them together regularly by having their athletes train and play in salt caves.

      The way salt therapy works a salt machine is set up in the room of choice. It may not be a salt cave, but it’ll definitely create the effects of one right in the comfort of your home. It’s highly recommended that the salt machine is placed somewhere where you spend a lot of time, like your bedroom. Salt therapy requires a longer treatment time, around seven to eight hours. This may seem like an extremely long time, but you don’t have to be hooked up to anything. As long as you’re in the same room as the salt machine, you’re receiving the treatment. Most people even do it while they’re sleeping, which is perfectly safe with salt therapy! The salt machine essentially just releases invisible salt particles into the air that you then breathe in. These particles will travel into your lungs and clean them out. Mucus and anything unwanted will be cleared from the airways, improving airflow. With improved airflow, overall lung function increases. Increased lung function then leads to higher stamina, energy, and performance levels. You’ll feel like a different person overall when stepping on the track or court.

      While healthy breathing is crucial for playing sports, so is getting enough sleep and keeping your stress in check. Sports can bring on a lot of stress, especially because you always want to do so well and come out on top. Some additional benefits that come with salt therapy is that salt therapy helps relax the body and can ever help with your sleeping patterns. Salt consists of negative ions, which relax the body. After a long game or a hard day of practice, salt therapy will help loosen the muscles and will easily make you unwind. With the body in such a relaxed state, it’s more effortless to fall into a deeper sleep. A good night’s sleep will have you feeling refreshed when you wake up and ready to face the new challenges of the day.

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      From breathing to helping you relax and sleep, salt therapy really does it all. This effective treatment is a huge game-changer for athletes. You can say goodbye to sitting on the bench during a game so you can recover. Salt therapy will make you feel like you can keep going and give it your all. The best part is, there is no drawback. Since salt therapy is completely natural, no side effects will be experienced and there is no maximum time limit to how much salt therapy you can do. The more you breathe in the salt, the higher the lung efficiency and capacity will be. Try salt therapy today and see for yourself how good you’ll feel both on and off the court. Salt therapy can and will get you to your full potential!

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What Type of Salt You Should Use in Salt Therapy

Many people are asking us about the type of salt we use in salt therapy, so we decided to write about this.

Types of rock salt

Salt comes in many types but people are most familiar with the regular table salt and not as much with other types. Beside the regular table salt, there is a huge market with sea salt. Table salt and sea salt are highly processed and they contain lots of additives as flowing agents and not our best options. Sea salt may also contain pollutants depending on the places where it was harvested. However, many people are not aware of this.

Table salt is mainly sodium chloride combined with iodine such as potassium iodide or cuprous iodide, stabilizers for the iodine to prevent the potassium iodide from breaking down into iodine, and anti-caking agents. The anti-caking agents includes: calcium silicateferric ammonium citratemagnesium silicatealuminum calcium silicatecalcium phosphate, to name a few.  Salt is hygroscopic, meaning it has the property to absorb water from the air. This water dissolves the salt, making the salt granules to stick together into a solid mass.  An anti-caking additive, such as calcium silicate has the property of absorbing moisture from the air better than salt, and it does not dissolve in the water it absorbs. This help in protecting the salt from caking, and ensures it flows freely. 

Usually all salt used in industry have these additives in different concentrations. 

In salt therapy we use grey rock salt extracted using classical mining technology; the rock salt is only crushed preserving all the natural minerals in it. Sodium chloride together with the natural occurring minerals in rock salt have a synergetic effect on the respiratory system, providing great health results in salt therapy. 

To understand more about salt you can read more at Types of Salt in Salt Therapy: Rock Salt vs Sea Salt vs Table Salt 

 

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Salt Therapy for Pneumonia Treatment: A Medical Breakthrough?

Nearly three million Americans are diagnosed with pneumonia on a yearly basis. The worst part about this is that this statistic has not been decreasing over time even with our modern pneumonia treatment. The sickness itself has been known to come in different forms but produce the same effects.

What is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is characterized by the inflammation of the alveoli, the small air-sacs in the lungs. The alveoli are known as small sac-like containers within the lungs that act as filters that take in oxygen and break it down into usable substances for the body. Pneumonia attacks these air-sacs and causes them to swell up and malfunction, bringing all forms of respiratory problems.

Pneumonia is manifested in different forms depending on what kind of infection the alveoli incur. You can either get pneumonia that is based on a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. Treatments for each type differ because the source of the infection is different.

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What are the Pneumonia Symptoms?

The most common are bacterial and viral pneumonia. The symptoms are the same and include:

– chest pain while breathing or coughing
– increased coughing that may be productive
– fatigue and confusion may also be accompanying symptoms especially in elders
– high fever, sweating and shivering (chills)
– shortness of breath
– faster heart rate
– headache

There is a type of pneumonia called walking pneumonia. The main difference is that the symptoms are much milder. While pneumonia causes high fever and productive cough, walking pneumonia may involve a very low fever and dry cough. Walking pneumonia is always cased by a bacterial infection. The bacteria can be latent in your body and your immunity system got used with it and does not strongly fight against it. 

Pneumonia Treatment

As mentioned earlier, the type of pneumonia will generally determine what type of treatment is needed. A wide variety of antibiotics and antidotes are available for bacterial and viral pneumonia. Fungal pneumonia requires a special diet and anti-fungal medication to get rid of the fungus that is causing the inflammation in the lungs.

Many cases of walking pneumonia do not require treatment. It will help to rest and drink plenty of fluids. Pneumonia treatment may include:
– antibiotics (oral or IV)
– corticosteroids to reduce inflammation
– oxygen and IV fluids for hydration
– mukolytics drugs to break down the mucus

Natural Pneumonia Treatment

Halotherapy is a broad term used to describe salt treatments or salt therapy for breathing conditions.

As surprising as it may sound, halotherapy is becoming one of the most popular methods of treatment when it comes to respiratory illnesses around the world. By changing the form of salt into either a liquid form or an aerosol form that can be inhaled, salt can be used to prevent respiratory infections and ultimately lessen the symptoms of pneumonia.

The salt is known for its antibacterial, antiviral and anti fungal properties. On top of helping with the inflammation by fighting infection, breathing the salt aerosol helps to remove the mucus within the lungs.  Salt is a potent mukolytic and helps to fluidize the mucus and quicken its elimination. The salt being antibacterial, antiviral and anti fungal, salt therapy helps in fighting all three types of pneumonia and speed up recovery.

A very efficient method is by using a salinizer device directly in your own home. A salinizer is a salt machine that releases tiny particles of salt in the indoor air, for easy breathing, usually during the night sleep.  This type of salt therapy at home allows long term exposure to the salt aerosol, that is necessary in all chronic respiratory problems. It is recommended a 7-8 hours daily exposure to salt therapy to fight and speed-up recovery from pneumonia.

Constant use of home salt therapy, on a regular daily basis, have proved to minimize lung infections, increase respiratory immunity and improve respiratory health.

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Halosense Inc – HomeSaltTherapy.com Receives Certification from Doctor Trusted

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Halosense Inc – HomeSaltTherapy.com Receives Certification from Doctor Trusted

London, ON September 18, 2014 — Halosense Inc, home salt therapy manufacturer and distributor, has recently been approved to display a doctor's seal of approval, a major benefit granted by consumer protection service Doctor Trusted.

To earn certification, Halosense Inc passed a strict application process that involves careful evaluation by a doctor of their website and any products or services offered. The review process involves predetermined criteria that include reasonable medical claims, fair pricing and return policy, easy-to-locate customer service and security of sensitive customer data, among others.

The entire process promotes consumer safety surrounding home salt therapy products and services, and helps Halosense Inc strengthen trust in their brand as an online health business. “We are very proud that we earned the Doctor Trusted certificate for our health products, confirming, once again, home salt therapy efficiency in respiratory diseases. We will continue as always to provide our customers with great products and service, being very happy to help people with breathing difficulty to breathe better naturally!” stated a company representative.

As Halosense Inc has passed all of predetermined criteria, they are now eligible to display a web seal of doctor approval on their webpage, which provides an easy, highly visible way for customers to check legitimacy on their own before making a purchase. This protects customers as well as business owners by elevating moral business practices and accountability.

For more information about Halosense Inc, visit the company online at http://www.SalineTherapy.com . To learn more about consumer protection through Doctor Trusted, visit their website at www.doctortrusted.org.

About the company: Halosense Inc is a Canadian corporation involved in research and development of home salt therapy products. Since its inception in 2005, Halosense Inc has helped thousands of people suffering from breathing problems to breathe easy, naturally.

 

 

 

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Halosense Inc at its Third Year of Monthly Contest with Breathe Easy Salt Therapy Products

Halosense Inc, the worldwide leader in home salt therapy, is pleased to announce the third year Monthly Contest of its Saltair device.

London, ON (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 – Halosense Inc has helped respiratory sufferers for many years to overcome shortness of breathe in a natural way. In addition to offering superior services, Halosense Inc has focused to helpprimarily low income breathing sufferers to afford having a Saltair; Home Salt Therapy device through its Monthly Contest, now at its third year.

The benefits of aerosol salt therapy is felt by the whole family.

"I'd like to say that from the first time we switched on the Ultrasonic Salinizer… my family and I have felt its healing effects…. My daughter's breathing has improved and my and my partner's sinuses and lungs definitely feel clearer…", said Bunya, one of Halosense customers.

A pediatric clinical study, published in the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, about using hypertonic saline (HS) in wheezing preschool children, who did not respond well even to oral steroid, shown great results. The clinical study measured the length of stay in the hospital (LOS) and the admission rate (AR), showing that children receiving the saline treatment had an AR significantly lower than in the other group – 62.2% versus 92%. The LOS was also significantly shorter in the saline treatment group.

The clinical study concluded: Using HS inhalations significantly shortens LOS and lowers AR in preschool children presenting with an acute wheezing episode to the emergency department.

For additional information, contact Halosense Inc or visit http://www.HomeSaltTherapy.com

 

About the company: Halosense Inc is a Canadian corporation involved in research and development of home salt therapy products. Since its inception in 2005, Halosense Inc has helped thousands of people suffering from breathing problems to breathe easy naturally.