Speleotherapy is gaining ground as one of the best holistic ways to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. Speleotherapy means the use of salt caves and its climate for therapeutic treatment of chronic respiratory conditions. The basis is that inside a salt cave the air is full of fine particles of salt. Anyone with any respiratory affliction, if he spends long-enough time in salt caves, obtains great relief. Salt is the main active agent. Equally important is the low humidity in caves and the cool temperature. Both have a synergistic effect in speleotherapy, helping salt particles stay suspended in the air and to reach the alveoli.
Patients with various ailments ranging from rhinitis to COPD have expressed a great sense of relief after spending few hours in such natural salt caves. The same conditions have been created in clinics offering salt room therapy in Canada. Quite a few clinics have sprung up across the country. Small clinics may have one salt room that recreates the salt cave conditions with the right amount of humidity, temperature and a higher concentration of salt particles suspended in the air, to compensate for the length of exposure. Common table salt is not recommended as it is highly processed and such therapeutic centers use specially sourced rock salt. Anyone down with allergic reactions, flu, cold or even chronic asthma or COPD may visit such clinics, relax inside for an hour. Some clinics even have a separate salt therapy room for children, complete with books, toys and games. Going by the dictum that there cannot be too much of a good thing, some such clinics go overboard and saturate the air to an extent that salt coats the hair, body and clothes of people who visit the clinic for treatment. The salt room environment should be carefully controlled for proper health results.
Salt room environment can be recreated inside homes or even workplaces. Saltair- Home Salt Therapy device from salinetherapy.com is a small device that uses ultrasonics to disperse rock salt micro-particles in the atmosphere inside your room. Minute but effective quantities of micronized salt are released constantly and keep the air full of salt particles. Studies by the company show that breathing in such air for a longer duration is more beneficial than short bursts of salt air therapies.
The best thing about Saltair by salinetherapy.com is that it works by itself and you can go about your work, relax, watch TV or snooze. It is mainly recommended to use it during the night sleep but can be used during the day as well. The salt particles penetrate deep into your lungs, kills bacteria, removes mucus and keeps you breathing easy. Salt also forms higher amounts of negative ions that purify air, stick to viruses and bacteria and neutralize them before they enter your respiratory tract. This type of salt room therapy is not only beneficial for respiratory conditions but also for ear infections, eye infections and skin infections. It is a small, inexpensive device but will change the quality of your life.