HALOTHERAPY – WHAT IS IT AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
WHAT IS HALOTHERAPY?
Halotherapy (or salt therapy) is a 100% natural therapy that has grown steadily in popularity in recent years. It is believed to aid in relieving respiratory ailments and has a positive effect on many skin conditions. The treatment is passive with the client relaxing on a lounger whilst breathing in the salt particles.
When the salt is inhaled, the tiny particles penetrate deep into the lungs. As the particles dissolve they attract positively charged impurities, which can then be coughed up or leave the body during metabolic processes via the bloodstream.
Medical studies have proved that salt inhalation can help to alleviate asthma symptoms, as well as helping with a variety of skin issues including decreasing itchiness, drying small fissures/scratches and helping to reduce dermatitis symptoms. When combined with a complementary thermal treatment such as heated loungers, Halotherapy can also help reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety too.
WHY OFFER HALOTHERAPY?
Halotherapy can offer a significant return on investment for spas and wellness centres, requiring little if any labour costs while adding value to customer wellness experience.
- Relatively inexpensive option to offer an effective wellness offering
- Not a niche market. The target audience equates to around 95% of the population.
- Minimal labour, start up and ongoing costs
- A shift towards more ‘natural’ remedies versus pharmaceuticals
- One of the fastest growing wellness therapies
- Appropriate for all areas of health and fitness, wellness and sports facilities
- Safe for children
WHAT AREAS BENEFIT FROM HALOTHERAPY?
Respiratory Conditions / Immunity improvement (with regular use): Salt therapy also strengthens the respiratory functions and breaks up and clears moisture and mucus.
Asthma, Allergies, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Cold & Flu Symptoms, Sinusitus, Bronchitis
Respiratory conditions are improved by the salt drawing out the impurities in the upper and lower airways. It stimulates the body’s internal processes for cleansing and removing build-up of foreign particles. Halotherapy is also anti-inflammatory, opening bronchial tubes in the lungs and reducing inflammation in the sinuses.
Salt therapy also strengthens the respiratory functions and breaks up and clears moisture and mucus.
Skin Health / Beauty:
Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne, Dermatitis, Rosacea, Dry Itchy Skin, Ageing Skin
Halotherapy naturally triggers the skin microcirculation and membrane activity and enhances protective and reparative properties. It is anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory, therefore kills any germs on the skin and helps with any inflammation of the skin.
Increased Strength, Lung Function, Oxygen Saturation
Sporting performance can be enhanced through Halotherapy. Airways are expanded for increased lung function, oxygen saturation and exchange is increased and abdominal wall muscleas are strengthened which helps increase lung capacity and oxygenation. Halotherapy can also help with muscle endurance and recovery.
Improved breathing technique induces calm and relaxation.
Halotherapy paired with other Wellness Therapies
Yoga, Massage, Reiki, Meditation, Infrared therapy, Heated Loungers
Halotherapy is the perfect partner across many wellness therapies and disciplines to enhance the experience and increase revenue without adding any labour costs.
WHY IS HALOTHERAPY BECOMING SO POPULAR?
Allergies and respiratory illnesses are chronic and growing epidemics as the world becomes more and more toxic every day. 1 in 4 people have some form of skin disease/condition. Salt therapy is an easy, accessible therapy to help with this. It is also an all-natural therapy which appeals to people looking to limit/minimise use of pharmaceuticals.
It also appeals to athletes who are looking for that additional edge.
WHAT DO THE EXPERTS SAY?
According to industry experts, Halotherapy continues to be one of the top 5 growing trends in wellness although it is still in the early stages of its growth. It is a safe and effective alternative wellness modality, backed by approx. 50 years of science.
The prestigious Global Wellness Institute has recently created an initiative with leading experts from across the world, including our own Managing Director, to ensure there is one digital location to collect and share the vast amount of research and media coverage of Halotherapy.
Halotherapy is booming because of its efficacy and speed of results for consumers. It is also a financially viable business add-on service for Spas, Wellness Centres and Health Clubs. Halotherapy can be an automated Spa service so facilities can earn extra revenue without adding extra staffing costs. With some of the new booth style equipment, space required is also minimal. The salt generator takes up minimum space and can also be installed into an infra red sauna cabin, or an existing room, for additional wellness benefits.
To find out how Halotherapy can work for you and your clients, call Dröm UK on 01932 355655.