Salt Therapy alters the available water and osmotic pressure of trapped cells within the mucus membranes of the respiratory system. Reduced moisture results in reduced stickiness of phlegm and mucus, releasing its otherwise attached state on the membrane within the respiratory system.
Bronchial cilia constantly wave upward, removing the now “unstuck” mucus and phlegm along with bacteria and foreign matter, which results in respiratory hygiene.
Respiratory hygiene promotes more efficient oxygen absorption and CO2 exchange and reduces inflammation within the sinuses and airways, as it is no longer required to work overtime to clean the membrane from mucus and debris build up.
Respiratory hygiene can also increase the absorption of inhaled medications such as Ventolin puffers.