Salt Therapy is an ancient therapy that has been practised for decades in Eastern European Countries and was first observed scientifically in 1843 by polish Doctor Felix Boczkowski.
Dr Boczkowski discovered that people who worked in the Wieliczka salt mine rarely suffered from respiratory problems such as Asthma, COPD, hay fever and common respiratory illnesses, tracing the influencing factor to the inhalation of salt dust particles that were naturally created from the movements of the mine.
In 1985 a device was designed in Odessa, Russia to replicate the grinding, crushing and dispersion of salt particles, that occurred naturally in the salt mines which resulted in therapeutic benefits.
Salt Therapy creates a microclimate similar to the healing Salt Mines, where microscopic salt molecules(negatively charged ions) are inhaled and travel through the sinus and respiratory system to form ionic bonds with contaminants and act as a “gentle brush” to clean the airways and lungs of mucus, allergens, pollutants and other debris to promote respiratory hygiene.
Respiratory hygiene promotes efficient gaseous exchange, resulting in better oxygen absorption and carbon dioxide transfer.