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!
Unfortunately, we are still in the middle of cold and flu season. People are looking for healthy. holistic alternatives to fighting colds and flu and Aspen Tree Hypnotherapy and Wellness has options that work well! By offering infrared sauna and salt therapies, we can help.
Part one of this topic covers Infrared Sauna Therapy. Read below to learn about how an infrared sauna can help boost your immunity to help prevent cold and flu.
1. Increased Production of White Blood Cells
The heat generated by an infrared sauna stimulates energy at a cellular level which, in turn, increases the body’s production of white blood cells. These cells form a component of your blood and act as your immune system’s first line of defense when infection strikes. When a harmful substance enters your body, white blood cells detect it and control the immune system’s response. Clearly, these small cells are critical when it comes to the functionality of our immune systems. An increased production of white blood cells, as stimulated by infrared sauna use, can help the body to more effectively fight off illnesses.
2. Triggered Immune System
Hippocrates famously said, “Give me a fever and I can cure any disease.” The idea that increased temperatures trigger the body’s immune system response is certainly not new. Fevers help your body to fight off infection by allowing certain immune cells to work more efficiently and effectively. According to the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, hyperthermia, or the exposure of the body to high temperatures, gives these cells the ability to destroy virus-infected cells and tumor cells.
A typical 20-minute session in an infrared sauna allows your body to flush out these impurities from the inside out so your immune system has less to fight off.
You may even notice a slight glow in your skin after your sauna session. This is visible evidence that your body’s largest organ has been purified and detoxified.
4. Better Blood Circulation
The deeply penetrating heat of an infrared sauna promotes blood circulation throughout your entire body, providing oxygen-rich nutrients to your extremities. This means that any areas that were poorly circulated before your sauna session will be flushed out, and any harmful substances that were building up will be released through sweat. The increase in circulation pumps the blood towards the outside surface of your body, taking with it any bacteria or other illness-causing substances. Better circulation also benefits the heart, muscles, and arteries.
5. Increased Cellular Regeneration
Infrared sauna usage can also strengthen the immune system by stimulating cell regeneration. This kind of regeneration can help your body dispose of cells that might be old, damaged, or ineffective and replace them with new cells. Over time all cells are regenerated, but the heat from an infrared sauna catalyzes the regeneration process and ensures all bodily systems are running as smoothly as possible. This is especially beneficial during the cold and flu season when the body is being attacked more frequently.
Preventive health care is a must if you want to sail through cold and flu season feeling well and to avoid time off of work and the events you enjoy. As you can see, there are many benefits to using an infrared sauna as a part of your preventative holistic health care routine.
Take the time to book your 40 minute infrared sauna session so that you might enjoy these helpful benefits!
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding this holiday song as of late. No matter where you stand on the subject, there is no denying that December in most of the US brings cold temps and leaves us saying “baby, it’s cold outside!”
Oklahoma has been no exception with cooler than average temperatures lately. No matter though! Aspen Tree Hypnotherapy and Wellness has a beautiful, relaxing, and most importantly, during this season...WARM infrared sauna for Oklahomans to use. Not only do the infrared rays warm you from the inside out, just like sun rays do, the warmth increases your circulation which helps with detoxification, immune boosting, germ busting, stress reduction, and so much more. Because our sauna is a medical grade infrared sauna, it doesn’t use steam to warm the ambient air surrounding you like steam saunas do. That means that it’s not stifling and you don’t feel claustrophobic while inside. The benefits are also greater due to the infrared rays! The beautiful, fragrant cedar also smells wonderful as it heats up along with you. It’s simply the best way to warm up during the winter months!
During the month of December you can get one private 40 minute sauna session absolutely FREE when you book a 60 minute Reiki session. Reiki is a wonderfully relaxing experience that also reduces stress and promotes a deep state of relaxation. To read more about the benefits of Reiki, click here. For more information on the benefits of our beautiful infrared sauna, click here!
Call InBalance Chiropractic and Wellness at 405-445-6126 to purchase your December special and to book your appointment!
See you soon at one of the hottest spots (literally!) in Oklahoma City!
Brandy Lance, CH.t
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