What is Salt Therapy? Dry Salt Therapy, also known as Halotherapy, is an ancient practice that harnesses the anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties of salt to promote health and healing, specifically for the respiratory, immune, and skin systems. The therapeutic inhalation of salt is made possible through the use of a halo-generator that disperses micro-sized salt particles into the air. Looking for relief from allergies, asthma, colds, stress, or skin conditions? BeWell houses one of the two therapeutic salt rooms in the Upper Peninsula.
How Does Salt Therapy improve the respiratory system?
Inhaled dry salt particles have bactericide, mucokinetic, hydrophilic and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to reduce inflammation in the entire respiratory tract and widen the airway passages. Dry salt particles are also known to accelerate the transportation of mucus, the elimination of residual tar and foreign allergens. A clean respiratory system naturally results in higher oxygen intake, increased energy and an improved immune system.
What type of respiratory conditions may improve?
Asthma, Allergies, Common cold, Bronchitis, COPD, Cystic fibrosis, Sinusitis, Ear infections, Smokers cough, Winter cough
Why dry salt therapy for skin care?
Dry salt therapy is an excellent solution to improve the overall quality, function, and appearance of the skin. Salt on the skin and hair holds moisture which is essential for healthy skin.
What type of skin conditions may improve?
Psoriasis, Itching, Eczema, Swelling & Inflammation, Dermatitis, Dry & Flaky Skin and Hair, Acne, Rashes, Rosacea, Skin Aging,
How does BeWell’s salt room work?
A therapeutic salt session lasts 30 minutes. The room is a normal, comfortable temperature. There are no special clothes needed. You can simply relax in a big, anti-gravity chair or on cushions on the floor. Read a book, take a nap, do an art project, chat with your friends, play with your kids, stretch your body, etc... Or you can receive a private session from many of our practitioners in the salt room. BeWell’s salt room is unique in that we also have a 10,000 lux light-therapy box for those who want to combat winter darkness by feeling like they’re sitting under the sun. (Harmful UV light is filtered out)
Since part of the benefit of halotherapy are the (-) ions that counterbalance the excess of (+) ions we are exposed to in this electronic world we live in, we ask that you do NOT bring phones or electronic devices into the salt room. In addition, the salt may damage electronic devices.