Halotherapy: Benefits of Dry Salt Therapy

Halotherapy: Benefits of Dry Salt Therapy
Main Salt Room at Pure Salt Studios. Photo taken by Blake for Pure Salt Studios

“Halotherapy.”

“What’s that?”

“You know, Dry Salt therapy?”

“Uh no, still not a clue. What is Dry Salt therapy?”

Halotherapy, also known as Dry Salt therapy is a natural, holistic therapy recommended for respiratory system and health problems. You may be thinking “I still have no idea what that means or if this is anything I would ever try.” Not to worry – I was clueless about the existence of Halotherapy until The Pure Salt Studio opened its doors in Bluffton, South Carolina.

Himalayan salt blocks line the walls while the floor is completely covered with more salt! Photo by Blake for Pure Salt Studios

If you suffer from allergies, sinus issues, respiratory issues, or want to normalize your pH levels, dry salt therapy may help you with finding comfort with all of the above. I’m not a doctor nor am I an expert on holistic wellness but I want to share how I felt after my first experience at the salt studio. After my first session at Pure Salt Studios, I left feeling incredibly relaxed, was breathing better, no longer felt anxious, had renewed energy and overall I felt better, as if a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. It’s also important to mention I slept for a full 8 hours without waking that night which never, ever happens. Usually the dogs getting on or off the bed will wake me but I didn’t wake up once that night.

Pollen season is coming and I fully intend to begin booking regular sessions at the salt studio. Ever since the third grade, I’ve suffered with allergies caused by pollen and have tried local honey, different decongestants, eye drops, saline solutions and more just to avoid feeling as if I’m one hundred percent dependent on my 24 hr. decongestant and antihistamine pills. It’s the worst feeling – but this year, I plan to combat pollen with regular salt studio visits.

The Pure Salt Studios

At Pure Salt Studios in Bluffton, they offer a wide variety of salt and wellness sessions. Here is a list taken from their website:

  • Heart Centered Energy Healing
  • Salted Sound and Energy Healing
  • Salted Yoga Nidra
  • Revitalize and Restore with Oils
  • Salted Sound and Cacao Ceremony
  • Salted Spring Sound Healing
  • Meditation and Breathing
  • Salted Stretching
  • Salted Golfers Workshop

From Pure Salt Studios’ website: “You may be familiar with ‘wet’ salt therapy. Whether you have used a Nettie pot, added salt to your bath, used a saline solution to clear your nasal passageway or even gargled with salt water, you may have experienced the benefits. Dry salt therapy allows the micro-salt particles to penetrate further into your body, accessing your lungs, bronchi, bronchioles and exposed skin. Salt acts like an expectorant, accelerating mucus clearance and improving lung function while killing harmful bacteria and soothing the respiratory system.”

Benefits of Dry Salt Therapy

taken directly from the Pure Salt Studio website:

Allergies

“When your body comes into contact with allergens, your immune system can inflame your skin, sinus airways or digestive tract. Inflammation can be reduced by inhaling natural salt particles during a dry salt therapy session. Salt’s ability to absorb edema from swollen mucosa linings in the sinus and respiratory tracts opens airways to provide relief. Improved drainage can allow for reduction in contaminants that may trigger or prolong allergic episodes.”

Coughs, colds and the flu

“A viral infection of your nose, throat and upper respiratory tract is present with a common cold and flu. With salt therapy, your breathing becomes easier as the salt particles naturally absorb edema from swollen passages, thin mucus and make drainage easier. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties can reach the root of the problem as they are inhaled into the deepest parts of our cavities.”

Psoriasis, eczema and acne

“Exposure to natural salt properties can stimulate cell regrowth and regeneration through an increase in activity of the skins ion channels. Dry salt particles balance skin pH and reduce harmful bacteria and inflammation, often seen in dry red patches caused by dermatitis and eczema.”

Snoring and sleeping problems

“Obstructed airways can cause snoring and sleep apnea. Dry salt therapy can relieve obstructed air passageways due to the anti inflammatory properties of salt particles. Air passageways can widen and irritation of inflamed tissue can take place, resulting in restful breathing while sleeping.”

Stress, anxiety and fatigue

“As you enter a salt session, healing takes place on a variety of levels. The intentionally created stress-free environment provides an isolated experience that allows the body to engage positive ions, which calm and relax the internal nervous system as you inhale salt particles. Charged particles coat your skin, reducing hypersensitivity caused by everyday environmental stresses, encouraging regeneration. A balance can be achieved aiding in your overall wellness.”

For more benefits, click here to go directly to the Pure Salt Studio website

Kid’s Salt room located next to the main salt room. Photo by Blake for Pure Salt Studios

This studio has a room completely devoted to kids! Not only is it important for adults to take time to practice some much needed self-care but kids need it, too! The kid’s room is located next to the main room and is a wonderful, relaxing environment for children in need of a moment of #selfcare. In addition to all of these wellness classes, Pure Salt Studios is also a great place for a girls night. They so graciously hosted myself and a few of my favorite ladies to a fun-filled girls evening at the studio. There was also a juice bar provided by another great local business that advocates for holistic healing as well.

These three ladies light up my world!
Stunning front room/waiting area. Photo by Blake for Pure Salt Studios
Hallway inside the studio. Photo by Blake for Pure Salt Studios
Himalayan salt blocks line the walls within the salt room. Photo by Blake for Pure Salt Studios
Aren’t these three the cutest?! Photo by Blake for Pure Salt Studios
photo by Blake for Pure Salt Studios
A great option for a girl’s evening, photo by Blake for Pure Salt Studios

Whether you’re looking for a restful night’s sleep, ease of breathing, a release from fatigue and restlessness, help with allergies (especially airborne pollutants) a salt therapy session is a great place to start.

Have you ever been to or tried a salt therapy session? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Love always,

Hannah

Disclaimer: Gifted experience and hosted by Pure Salt Studios. Advice and information written is not from a professional medical expert. We are not claiming to make any medical statements or should any advice be used in substitute for professional medical advice. Claims made are all personal experiences and are not guaranteed to influence, diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. 

7 Comments

  1. February 28, 2019 / 10:16 am

    I’ve heard of dry salt therapy before but never really understood it or knew the benefits! I have allergies and I’m stressed and fatigued so I will definitely be checking out my nearest options 🙂

    • hannahjoycagas
      Author
      March 6, 2019 / 1:11 am

      Yes definitely try it out just to see if it helps with your allergies – I hope there’s a Salt Therapy spa/wellness center near you!

    • hannahjoycagas
      Author
      March 6, 2019 / 1:10 am

      Try it out if you get a chance, the benefits are so worth it!

  2. March 12, 2019 / 10:01 am

    This is so interesting. I’ll try this if I get a chance. Thanks for sharing ♥️ ♥️ By any chance you are interested on doing collaborations, you can check out the collaborations portal of Phlanx.com and connect with amazing brands!

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  3. July 25, 2019 / 9:44 pm

    Since dry salt therapy is 100% natural and drug free, there are no negative side effects. After sessions, you may experience a slight cough, minor tightness in the chest or runny nose, but this is simply the salt doing its work to remove mucus and toxins from the lungs and airways.

    • hannahjoycagas
      Author
      August 1, 2019 / 12:59 pm

      Thanks for your feedback!

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