You have used it to season your fries and onion rings while on a fish and chips date. You have munched it on your pretzels. Actually, it’s part of the pretzel experience. You use it every day in your kitchen. Who am I talking about? SALT.
Not fancy, but very important in cooking. If it misses out in food, you know how it goes “Could you please pass me the salt.” Besides its culinary use, salt is a potent ingredient in skincare. You see, in the 19th century a polish physician, Feliks Bocszkowski, noticed that salt miners suffered fewer respiratory diseases and looked much younger, for their age than coal miners.
How does it work
He researched the phenomena and found out that salt has a lot of healing properties. It’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal. Its anti-inflammatory quality makes it very effective in relieving inflammatory skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, acne, and dermatitis.
During a salt therapy session, you would lie on a salt bed. The contact of the skin to the salt bed is what brings relieve on the inflammation. Take note that, a 15-minute session is all you need. Consequently, the number of sessions will depend on how your skin reacts to the treatment. Remember, it is important to use salt therapy in conjunction with other treatments.
After the session, drink as much water as possible since salt is very dehydrating. On top of that, you could wait at least an hour before showering to enjoy more benefits of the salt on the skin. It exfoliates and softens the skin.
Choosing a clinic
Upon understanding the various benefits of salt therapy, how do you go about choosing a clinic? For starters, all major cities have salt therapy clinics if not they are in many massage parlor services. The price will depend mainly on the location as well as the add-on services. A session may cost from $20-60. Try to look for clinics that offer discounted packages. For example a 5 sessions package, which would be economical than one-off sessions.
Other uses of salt
It may seem far=fetched to use salt in our present day and time. But for centuries salt has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments. Halotherapy is just one of the ways of using salt for its healing properties. Also note that, while having a session of halotherapy, your respiratory system also gets a boost.
It will clear sinuses and relieve asthma, bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. The salt micro particles act as a scrub and removes all mucus and gunk clogging the lungs.
Other than halotherapy, you can enjoy the benefits of salt on your skin by taking a deep in the ocean. It not only exfoliates your skin but gives you a natural glow as well. Gives you more reason to go out for a dip.
Finally, book your session of salt therapy and see how you like it.