Part two of the cold and flu blog “mini-series” consists of information on how dry salt therapy can help you fight the cold and flu in a holistic way. Aspen Tree Hypnotherapy and Wellness offers salt therapy within our relaxing spacious infrared sauna. You can experience salt therapy with the heat of the sauna or without, solo, with a partner, or with children. If you have additional questions after reading this post, feel free to contact me.
What is Dry Salt Therapy?
Dry salt therapy which also goes by the name of "halotherapy," is a natural healing method that involves breathing in pharmaceutical grade micronized salt within the confines of a small space. Why would you want to breath in micronized salt you ask? Great question!
Salt is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and mucokinetic (moves mucus). Dry salt is also extremely absorbent. Our halogenerator micronizes dry pharmaceutical grade salt and aerosolizes it so that you are able to breathe in the dry salty air during your 40-45 minute session. Because the salt is micronized, it reaches deep in to the alveoles of your lungs and acts as a toothbrush, gently cleaning your respiratory system of pollutants, allergens, and airborne illnesses all while moving mucus out of your system. The really nice part? It is as easy as simply sitting and breathing!
This makes it easy to see why you would want to add dry salt therapy to your pro-active cold and flu fighting regimen!
Sounds Great But What Are the Other Benefits of Salt Therapy?
There are many great benefits to using salt therapy on a regular basis. Salt is very beneficial to your skin so if you have difficulty with acne, skin rashes, skin irritations, etc. or simply want to nourish healthy skin, salt therapy can help.
Salt therapy is especially helpful when combined with infrared sauna therapy because you sit in the sauna nude which allows the salt to reach more areas of your skin than it does when you are fully clothed in other types of salt chambers. Because salt is "hydrophilic" (it is attracted to water and water is attracted to it) your perspiration attracts the salt and readily seeps in to your pores.
Here are a handful of issues that regular use of dry salt therapy can assist with:
Dry salt therapy helps fight colds and flu due to it's anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and mucokinetic properties. Because of those properties it's able to help remove unwanted bacteria that causes cold and flu, as well as helps your immunity by removing other unwanted pollutants and allergens. It's a simple and effective way to promote good health and restore health that has been compromised due to seasonal germs. It's also great for children and adults alike!
Book your 40 minute session so you can enjoy the benefits that dry salt therapy has to afford!
Stress is often coined the “silent killer” because stress affects people in different ways. It can cause an immediate response in the body such as an increase in heart rate, difficulty breathing, tense muscles, and the list goes on. Stress actually triggers our “fight or flight” response which can be a positive thing if you are in the woods being chased by a bear! That is a short lived response which helps us get out of danger. However, living in a prolonged state of fight or flight can create dis-ease in the body that sticks with us. Therefore, it becomes crucial to our short and long term well being to learn how to cope with everyday stressors as well as more disruptive ones.
“Keeping stress at a comfortable level seems to be the key to physical and mental well-being, albeit an elusive one. By understanding what we are experiencing when under pressure and learning relaxation techniques and new coping behaviors, we can manage our stress levels with greater efficiency, thereby avoiding both panic and the health-threatening effects of stress.. Since we are undergoing some kind of change twenty four hours a day, it’s wise to start identifying and expressing feelings (both physical and emotional) as a way to smooth out the jagged edges of stress. Developing this ability also serves as a buffer zone to the times when the changes in our lives take a radical turn--in any direction.” - Martin Cohen
At a time in our society where we are almost constantly plugged into technology we find higher and higher rates of stress induced health issues. Work is typically never far from our fingertips, social media, 24 hour access to news stories, and the like keeps the pressure on and at the ready. Many of us turn to binge watching Netflix, alcohol, or other less productive ways to deal with our stress which continues to what?? STRESS our bodies in different ways.
That is why I am passionate about helping people learn better ways to cope. As a part of that effort, Nancy and I have created our “Positive Reflections” series. Once per month I construct a guided meditation and you get to make one of two essential oil blends she has created, to help with a specific issue that many of us face. To launch our series we chose to start with reducing stress and increasing relaxation. If we are in a state of stress it’s hard to heal other areas of our lives and who wants to start the new year off that way?
So join us on the very first Thursday of our brand new year (January 3rd 2019) and kick it off with some new tools to help you reduce stress and increase relaxation! You deserve it. In a world that’s as fast paced as ours is, it’s a necessity.
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