The Exposé on Salt: Is Himalayan Pink Salt Better than Table Salt?

The cyber world is riddled with ostentatious claims about Himalayan pink salt, some going far enough to suggest that the pretty, pink crystals are as close to ambrosia as we will ever get and calling it the panacea that the human civilization has been searching for. Of course, for every proponent, the humble Himalayan pink salt has also garnered a naysayer.

Unfortunately, for buyers, the opposing schools of thought coupled with popular science’s insistence of low sodium diets pose quite a conundrum. So, here is a look at what these pink salt crystals are all about and an unbiased examination of the Himalayan pink salt benefits that everybody keeps harping over.

HImalayan Pink Salt
HImalayan Pink Salt

Is a salt by any other name and of any other color still just salt?

It goes by a myriad of names; rock salt, Himalayan crystal salt, pink salt, Himalayan sea salt and more. The scientific name for this distinctly pink crystalline substance is halite. It is a mineral rich form of sodium chloride and is mined from the second largest salt mine in the world, which is in Pakistan, about 300 km from the Himalayan Range.

Hailed as real salt and the most organic and natural form of NaCl, the salt crystals were formed in the saline water bodies around Tibet while the land mass was close to the equator around 105 million years ago. A shift in the tectonic plates led to the formation of the Himalayas and the upward movement of Tibet towards the mountain range.

Over time, volcanic layers covered the ancient salt beds, trapping the crystalline salt underneath and protecting it from pollution and hazardous effluents which were the hallmarks of industrialization. Apart from purity, what makes Himalayan pink salt one of the most nutritious naturally available substances in the world is its content of essential minerals.

Is this pink salt really all that pure?

Himalayan salt is hand mined without the use of commercial explosives. Also, the salt is not processed in any way; it is not subjected to heat, bleaching agents or preservatives. The pink salt is sold in its natural crystalline and powder forms. For the latter, they only use stone grinding which means that even this process does not add heavy metals or other pollutants to it. The crystals come in an array of colors; from off white to pink and even red. The darker shades can be attributed to the traces of iron in the salt.

You could be compromising your health by not using this organic Himalayan Pink Salt!

 

What nutrients does pink Himalayan salt contain?

Trace minerals in balanced and optimal amounts are critical to several vital functions in the body. There was a time when people could get all of these nutrients from their daily dietary intake. Unfortunately, the persistent use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers has leeched these elements from the soil. This essentially means that food simply is not as nutritious as it used to be. In fact, this was confirmed in a senate hearing where it was found that a whopping 90% of Americans suffer from mineral deficiencies and imbalance.

Himalayan pink salt has 84 minerals of the 92 trace minerals found in nature. Although available in small quantities, the regular intake of this salt can help to gradually build the levels of these nutrients in the body. The minerals found in pink salt which have a direct bearing on health are:

  1. Boron: An ultra trace mineral, this substance has been tied to the calcium content in the vertebrae. The right amount of boron decreases the urinary excretion of magnesium and calcium, which are crucial for healthy bones. So, the deficiency of this mineral has also been linked to osteoporosis.
  2. Calcium: Essential for the development and health of the skeletal system and teeth, this mineral is also vital for nerve transmission, muscle contraction and blood clotting.
  3. Chromium: Regulates blood sugar level and enhances glucose metabolism.
  4. Cobalt: Important for the formation of red blood cells.
  5. Copper: Helps in the formation of connective tissues and red blood cells. It also contributes to nervous functions and is a catalyst that releases and stores iron as needed, which is crucial for the production of hemoglobin.
  6. Iodine: Regulates the function of the thyroid glands and supports metabolic activity in the body.
  7. Iron: Vital for cognitive functions and for the formation of red blood cells.
  8. Magnesium: Helps in nervous and muscular functions and activates over 100 vital enzymes in the body.
  9. Molybdenum: Is a contributor to the normal growth and development of the body.
  10. Phosphorous: Works synergistically with calcium for bone and dental health and enhances the processing of other nutrients.
  11. Potassium: Regulates cardiac rhythm, helps in muscle contraction and maintains the fluid balance in the body.
  12. Selenium: This mineral is an essential component in the production of an antioxidant enzyme that is naturally secreted in the body and spurs normal growth and development of the tissue.
  13. Sulfur: Essential for muscle and hair protein.
  14. Zinc: This mineral helps in the secretion of over 200 enzymes which are employed for various vital physiological functions in the body, including metabolism, digestion, healing and reproduction.
  15. Sodium: Helps to maintain fluid balance and acid base balance in the body. It is also essential for nerve and muscle contractions.
  16. Hydrogen: It is needed for maintaining acid-base balance and is a component of digestive acids.
  17. Chloride: Also a component of gastric acid (hydrochloric acid), chloride helps to maintain water and acid base balance.
  18. Phosphate: Helps in energy and protein metabolism and in protecting the structure of cellular membranes.

Of course, you also get 66 other trace elements in various quantities when you use Himalayan pink salt. It is imperative to understand that these trace minerals exist in relationship with one another. This means that their synergistic effect on the body can be compromised if you are getting too much of one trace element and not enough of another. This imbalance is bound to lead to health concerns. In Himalayan pink salt, these minerals not only exist in their natural, unpolluted form but also in natural quantities.

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What about the heavy metals in the pink salt?

Naysayers are quick to point out that the crystalline pink salt also contains heavy metals including lead and mercury, which can have detrimental effects. However, what they fail to explain is that the quantity of these metals is so minute, usually less than 0.001 g, that it is too miniscule to cause any harm.

Another crucial factor to consider is that even if you have built heavy metal toxicity due to constant exposure to these elements (they are commonly found in very high quantities in sea food and many other natural products), Himalayan sea salt has the minerals that can combat these toxins and neutralize them. For instance, magnesium is the only known substance that can treat aluminum toxicity and the pink salt has ample of this nutrient.

Similarly, arsenic poisoning can be neutralized by selenium, iodine, calcium, sulfur and zinc. Nutrients such as calcium sulfur, zinc, iron are also known to be extremely effective against lead and mercury toxicity. Since Himalayan pink salt has all of these, it is easy to imagine the benefits of consuming pink salt over regular table salt and even sea salt.

Why not give up salt entirely?

Saline water is often used as an electrolyte in medical settings to offset the harmful effects of blood loss and other critical health issues. This is done because if the hemoglobin from the blood (this is the substance that gives blood its red color and us made of iron) is removed, the life giving fluid coursing through the veins in the body would closely resemble saline water.

So, removing salt entirely is nothing but a recipe for trouble. Although salt has been viciously and needlessly shot down by the medical community, which often considers it to be the root cause of all ailments, the fact remains that sodium and chloride are essential minerals. However as explained above, the over intake of any one mineral leads to imbalance and the onset of health concerns.

Keeping with this principle, it can be postulated that neither the over consumption nor the under consumption of salt will help the human body. Furthermore, most studies in which salt emerged as the villain were conducted using regular table salt. However, researchers failed to take into account the chemical substances which lace commercial salt granules and their harmful impact on the body.

Salt is essential for a plethora of biological processes in the body such as:

  • It is a vital component of blood plasma
  • It also forms a part of lymphatic, amniotic and extra cellular fluids
  • It is crucial for the regulation of blood pressure
  • It helps to carry nutrients to the cells
  • It draws out toxins from the cells
  • It increases the mass of glial cells in the brain; these are essential for creative thinking and planning

It offers the nutrients needed for the sodium-potassium ion exchange at the cellular level, which allows the brain to communicate with the muscles in the body.

So, if there is such a thing as too much salt; the exact opposite condition of too less salt can also prevail. Termed as hyponatremia, this is the deficiency of sodium in the body. As the levels of this vital mineral begin to plunge, the cells start swelling rapidly and this condition can be life threatening at its severest.

People who are bent on following a low sodium diet as part of their healthy living initiative may experience more subtle symptoms of the condition such as occasional headaches, nausea, change in appetite, loss of energy, fatigue, confusion, hallucinations, nervousness, restlessness, mood changes, urinary incontinence, muscle weakness and cramps. Medical studies support the statement that drastically cutting back on salt intake can have disastrous consequences.

  • For instance, a 2009 study confirmed that large bone fractures in seniors can be attributed to hyponatremia.
  • A 1995 study conducted to understand the impact of sodium on hypertensive patients revealed that low sodium levels are linked to an increased risk of heart attacks.
  • Through a Harvard study which involved the participation of 60,000 nurses, it was found that low levels of calcium and magnesium increased the chances of developing high blood pressure by 23%.

Why is Himalayan pink salt better than table salt?

The primary issues with commercially refined salt are the artificial processing and additives used to make it more aesthetically pleasing. All salt is derived from a salt water body. Usually, for commercial production, regular sea water is channeled to the land, where it is sun dried. So, table salt is also derived from the sea.

However, since this water is usually sourced from the shores the salt contains a lot of pollutants. After all, sewage does go into the ocean and that is from where the salt comes. To deal with this issue, the crystals are chemically cleaned and heated to a temperature of 1200 degrees F. Because the natural crystals are off white, the salt is also bleached.

At this point, the granules lose all their natural nutrients along with the pollutants. However, the chemicals used to achieve the bright white color and cleaning stay back. As a final measure, anti caking agents are added to the salt to prevent its deterioration from exposure to humidity. The result is that even when the salt is consumed, these chemicals prevent it from getting dissolved in the body, leading to a buildup of the salt and chemicals in the cells and organs, and that is what causes a host of health problems.

Unfortunately, the FDA allows commercial manufacturers to include 2% additives in salt and sometimes a part of this 2% is aluminum, which is linked to Alzheimer’s. A simple experiment with salt water fishes is enough to understand just how toxic table salt is. When added to water that contains regular salt, ideally, these marine creatures should thrive as it is their natural environment, but they die.

Himalayan pink salt vs. white, table salt vs. sea salt: A nutritional and safety perspective!

As mentioned above, the most striking benefit of using Himalayan pink salt is that it is free of pollutants, including heavy metals, which are found even in natural sea salt. In fact, even the Celtic sea which is considered one of the least polluted salt water bodies in the world and is hence the source of water used in the production of gourmet salt has higher levels of heavy metal than Himalayan pink salt.

Real salt is not chemically cleaned or processed, so it does not contain artificial additives but natural minerals, including iodine. Himalayan pink salt is 84% sodium chloride and 16% other minerals. In contrast, with your table salt, you are getting 98% sodium chloride and 2% chemicals. Of course, the fact that commercial salt is sold in the form of tiny granules also exacerbates the problem over consumption.

In contrast, the larger crystals of pink salt means that per half a spoon the amount of sodium chloride is lower than what it would be in the same quantity of table salt. The molecular structure of commercial salt also differs vastly from Himalayan pink salt, since the former is subjected to high temperatures. This change also mars its ability to be absorbed and processed in the body.

Low sodium salts are known to contain mono-sodium glutamate for taste enhancement and the harmful effects of this chemical are well documented. As far as sea salt is concerned, 97% of it is sodium chloride while it does have 3% trace minerals. However, as explained, pollution is a huge concern. A comparison of table salt vs. Himalayan pink salt vs. natural sea salt shows that pink salt contains the highest concentration of calcium at 0.16% and potassium at 0.28%. It also contains 0.1% magnesium.

Himalayan pink salt benefits

This natural nutrient can help in numerous ways such as:

  • Less sodium consumption
  • Better electrolyte balance
  • Improves hydration of cells and organ tissue
  • Balances intra and extra cellular water content
  • Regulates pH balance in the body
  • Prevents muscle cramping
  • Enhances metabolic activity
  • Strengthens bones
  • Prevents goiter
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Removes toxins
  • Helps in the intestinal absorption of nutrients
  • The trace minerals pull out accumulated toxins from the cells
  • Minerals in ionized form get absorbed easily in the body
  • Supports cardiac health
  • Helps in enhancing insulin sensitivity
  • To some degree, acts as a natural anti histamine
  • Balancing of trace minerals helps to regulate hormonal activity
  • Anecdotal evidence suggests that pink salt is also effective against cellulite
  • Enhances nerve functions
  • Good for thyroid and adrenal health

But, what about the taste?

Used as gourmet salt by some of the most well known chefs in the world, including those who work for Michelin star restaurants, Himalayan pink salt is milder than regular table salt when it comes to salinity. However, the difference in the saltiness is not remarkable enough to spoil the taste of a dish.

Also, because the crystals are larger, instead of giving an overall salty taste, they offer a gradual burst of saltiness on the palette which can be different and unique. Of course, the pink and red crystals also look aesthetically appealing when added to finish a dish.

A touch of good health in regular foods with Himalayan pink salt!

This salt goes extremely well with fruit and veggie salads. Of course, it can also be used in cooking and curing like regular table salt. When used in brining, it gives a succulent and juicy texture to poultry and pork.

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Halotherapy and Speleotherapy:
Can they really help with respiratory ailments?

What is Halotherapy? The word speleotherapy has Greek origins and refers to treatment modalities used since ancient times to relieve respiratory, pulmonary and dermatological ailments. Derived from the term for cave which is “speleo” in Greek, this form of therapy involved spending time in salt mines known for their mineral infused environment. Most modern day salt therapy treatments find their basis in speleotherapy, including salt inhalers and salt lamps that are aimed at replicating the breathing environment in salt caves.

The history of speleotherapy!

The potency of salt in sorting lung and nasal congestion was first discovered by miners of the Roman era who experienced a distinctive improvement in their breathing endurance despite spending days slogging in ancient salt mines. However, the discovery only registered with Olympic athletes of the time till 1843 when a Polish physician, Dr. Bochkovsky started recommending salt therapy upon noticing the lower instances of respiratory ailments among salt mine workers despite high incident rates in their villages.

Halotherapy
Halotherapy

He attributed the resilience to consistent exposure to salty air. To understand if his speculation held any merit, he started sending his patients to these salt mines for therapy. To his surprise his patients reported significant benefits which led to his publishing a paper on the discovery. In time, his protégé set up a spa that offered salt therapy.

After Dr. Bochkowsky, a German physician Dr. Karl Hermann Spannagel discovered that people who sought refuge in salt mines to protect themselves from allied bombings during WW II came out hale and hearty. Since then, speleotherapy has been a rage in Eastern Europe and Russia. The antibacterial, antifungal and expectorant properties of halite (salt in its natural form) have been used to treat a range of conditions. Today, thousands of people make their way to Eastern European nations which boast of a profusion of such underground salt mines which are now being used as therapeutic centers.

How is halotherapy different from speleotherapy?

Halotherapy is an umbrella term that is used to refer to a range of therapeutic modalities that involve the use of natural salt in the treatment of respiratory, skin and other health problems. While speleotherapy also entails the inhalation and use of natural salt, to indulge in this type of treatment, clients have to make their way down to the salt mines. Unfortunately, not all countries around the world have these salt mines.

Typically, clients have to spend about 1-3 hours each day for a duration of a few weeks in the subterranean environment. There is a large body of medical literature available on the complimentary effects of speleotherapy in tackling chronic respiratory and skin ailments. However, this information is just now making its way down to Western Europe and the United States as most of the research papers are in Russian. Since speleotherapy has widely been recognized as a drug and side effect free treatment initiative that has yielded significant benefits to patients suffering from asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases), halotherapy centers have sprung up in most parts of the world.

These halotherapy spas or therapeutic treatment establishments aim to recreate the saline environment of underground salt caves in a controlled setting, so that people who cannot visit nations that have these salt mines can still benefit from salt therapy. Clients are required to spend some time in a halotherapy room where the walls and the floor are coated with salt and a dry salt aerosol machine is used to suspend ionized micro particles of salt into the air.

The effect of halotherapy are pretty close to what one can expect from a salt mine, with the sole difference that in most halotherapy centers, regular refined salt or at the most cheap sea salt is used for the saline aerosol mist. This means that although you get the benefits of inhaling sodium chloride, you are not exposed to the natural minerals which are part of the crystal salt found in underground caves and mines.

Despite this, when researchers conducted a placebo controlled study with 124 participants who had a range of respiratory issues including bronchial asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic non obstructive and obstructive bronchitis, it was found that halotherapy brought about a significant improvement on various lung function tests . This led the Russian Ministry of Health to grant halochambers the status of medical devices.

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The impact of halotherapy / speleotherapy on pulmonary health!

Patients who suffer from respiratory diseases respond favorably to salt therapy / halotherapy for three reasons:

  1. When natural salts (sea salt, cave salt, rock salt, himalayan pink salt) are used in halotherapy, depending on their mineral composition, these can have a direct impact on immunological responses in the body. The trace nutrients found in salt are potent enough to enhance the activity and the number of T-lymphocytes and/or alter the levels of complementary cells and mechanisms.
  2. Moreover, the micro particles suspended in the air enter all the bronchial vessels, clearing them of the accumulated mucus. In fact, saline water and nebulization is often used to break down phlegm buildup.
  3. Finally, mineral rich natural salts have strong antibacterial and antifungal properties which keep bacterial infection inside the pulmonary system in check and reduce the growth of fungal cells while neutralizing the impact of harmful pollutants on the lungs.

Modern day speleotherapy!

Although not available in the USA, if you can take a trip down to one of the East European countries, you will find several subterranean salt mines which have been converted into luxurious spas and therapy centers owing to the numerous benefits of salt therapy. One such center that is particularly famous can be visited at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine.

Known as the Ukrainian Allergologic Hospital, three treatment modalities are used for salt therapy in this center. Access to the salt rich microclimate of the mines is offered to those who are suffering from respiratory issues while the water from the salt mine is being used for treating skin conditions and crenotherapy. Finally, the brine and the mud from a natural salt lake in the area also form a part of the therapeutic initiatives.

In the 30 year history of the center, nearly 60,000 patients with a host of ailments, ranging from sex disorders to post burn scarring and wounds and from bronchial asthma to psoriasis and more have been effectively treated through the use of speleotherapy.

Modern day halotherapy!

Halochambers or halotherapy rooms which are designed to recreate the microclimate inside the salt caverns have become exceptionally popular across the world and can now be found in all continents from Australia to North America and from Europe to Asia. The advantage of modern day halotherapy is that it makes the benefits of natural salts accessible to all, including people who live outside of regions that have underground salt mines.

Another advantage of using these halotherapy room is that the amount of salt in the air can be varied and since a machine pumps the dry salt aerosol into the room, it can be breathed in more easily and deeper. The particles are 1 to 5 microns in size and are dispersed precisely into the room by the halo generator. The treatment is safe for adults as well as children and just like speleotherapy can be used to treat a myriad of health concerns.

Benefits of halotherapy and speleotherapy

Mineral rich natural salts help to reduce inflammation of the skin, lungs and other organs which is vital to jumpstart the healing process. Not only can halotherapy be used in conjunction with drugs meant to restore pulmonary health, but also this form of treatment is considered effective when used as a preventative measure. For instance, a lot of clients who visit halotherapy centers do so to seek relief from chronic cough and congestion caused due to smoking and to battle the impact of constant exposure to pollutants, dust and bacteria, which often cause the onset of respiratory issues.

In addition, clinical studies indicate that regular halotherapy sessions do indeed help to reduce the frequency of asthma and allergy attacks and the number of hospital visits along with drug usage to treat conditions such as COPD and bronchitis.

Because halotherapy helps to improve circulation, it is an effective treatment against a plethora of skin conditions, from acne to eczema and from herpes sores to psoriasis. The minerals found in natural salts help to moisturize and nourish the skin and eliminate infections while providing relief from itching. Ailments that can be controlled through halotherapy include:

  • Rhinitis
  • Occupational toxic dust bronchitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • COPD
  • Hay fever
  • Smoker’s cough
  • Ear infections
  • Acute respiratory issues
  • Chronic nose and throat illnesses
  • Coughs and colds
  • Viral infections
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Stress
  • Headache
  • Lethargy
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia

The negative ions in the halotherapy room also aid in augmenting energy and mental alertness while promoting an overall sense of well being. The salt micro particles help to:

  • Scrub the airway clean of mucus buildup
  • Abate inflammation linked to bronchitis and other conditions
  • Cleanse and sanitize the bronchial vessels
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Regulate immune reaction to allergens
  • Reduce smoking which is caused due to nasal congestion
  • Prevent and treat flu

Scientific studies that extol the benefits of halotherapy!

  1. A 2006 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine clarified that the inhalation of hypertonic saline helps improve the lung function of people who suffer from cystic fibrosis.
  2. Another study published in the same year in the European Respiratory Journal found that salt inhalation helps to alleviate smoking related symptoms including persistent cough and hyper production of mucus.
  3. A study which was presented in the Journal of Pediatrics in 2007 stated that a 3% hypertonic saline solution used in a nebulizer is a safe and effective treatment for infants who are afflicted by moderate to severe viral bronchiolitis.
  4. The Canadian Family Physician Journal carried an article in 2003 in which it was claimed that nasal irrigation helps to alleviate a range of nasal and sinus conditions and can bring down antibiotic resistance.

Although rigorous clinical trials on salt rooms published in English are certainly lacking, this has not stopped practitioners of modern medicine from combining the benefits of halotherapy with traditional treatments. Most doctors agree that despite the lack of clinical evidence available to western physicians and pulmonary specialists, the fact is that patients do experience less coughing, shortness of breath and sinus pressure when they use salt rooms.

Bringing the benefits of salt spas to your home!

Himalayan Salt Inhaler
Himalayan Salt Inhaler

The healing effects of halotherapy sessions are undeniable; however, these can be quite expensive, depending on the type of treatment sought and the level of comfort offered. For example, a typical session in a general room that is used by 5 to 6 clients will cost $35- $50 an hour. On the other hand, using a private halochamber that comes complete with a TV will set you back by $100 for every hour.

Considering the fact that you will need at least 2 sessions per week and will be asked to go for anywhere between 12 to 25 sessions, you would be spending a small fortune. Unfortunately, halotherapy is not covered by insurance because it is considered a complimentary form of treatment. So, you will have to field the expense out of your own pocket.

However, it is possible to get all the health benefits of halotherapy at a fraction of the cost with simple devices. The biggest advantage is that unlike halochambers, the salt used in salt inhalers and even netipots is Himalayan pink salt. As far as natural salts go, you simply cannot do better than these pink and red crystals that contain as many as 84 of the 92 trace elements found naturally.

Additionally, Himalayan salt therapy / halotherapy can also work for those who suffer from hypertension since it contains 84% sodium chloride as compared to the 90% found in sea salt and 98% found in table salt. Also, unlike sea salts, the purity of Himalayan salt has not been marred by pollution or artificial processing. Extracted through hand mining from the Khewra salt mines in Pakistan, Himalayan pink salt brings the nutritional and energy benefits compounded over 250 million years right into your home.

How is halotherapy different from salt inhalers?

Halotherapy hinges on the use of a mechanical device which infuses the air with salt micro particles. In contrast, salt inhalers are merely porcelain pots with a salt chamber covered by two filters and a pipe for inhalation. Air inlets at the bottom of the assembly supply the air into the salt chamber which gets loaded with the negative ionic salt particles that are pulled away from the crystals by the natural humidity in the air.

The user then draws this air into the lungs experiencing the same therapeutic benefits as a person who indulges in professional halotherapy sessions. The advantage of using a salt inhaler is that you are in control of the type of salt used in the device. In fact, the product comes with its supply of Himalayan salt crystals. Unlike a salt pipe, this device does not have to be thrown out once you exhaust the salt in it. The chamber can easily be refilled.

What’s more is that the salt micro particles are smaller than the those found in the dry salt aerosol. So, there is a lower risk of irritation. Also, the therapy is milder which means it can be used for prevention and to cure the symptoms of respiratory ailments.

Apart from salt inhalers, halotherapy home devices include neti pots which can be used for nasal irrigation and Himalayan salt lamps. These aesthetically appealing products release negatively charged salt ions into the air and can greatly improve the breathing environment in any space of your home.

Halotherapy or speleotherapy are gentle and effective natural relieves that can control the symptoms of many respiratory problems, including chronic conditions such as COPD and asthma. Halotherapy is particularly beneficial for children who suffer from such diseases. Typically, adults are asked to go through 1 hour halotherapy sessions while naturopaths recommend 45 minute sessions for kids.

The only time halotherpay is contraindicated is if there is nasal bleeding, spitting of blood, cardiac issues and severe lung insufficiency linked to an acute pulmonary disorder. Some people may experience minor skin itching after a halotherapy session if they have rashes, skin wounds or particularly sensitive skin. However, this can easily be remedied by massaging the body with essential oils after the session. The benefits of 10 to 12 sessions of speleotherapy / halotherapy can last for as long as a year in an otherwise healthy individual.

Halotherapy still a recently new treatment. If you wish to experience a session of Halotherapy, the best thing to do it to do a local Google search for “salt spas” or “Halotherapy clinics”

If you are interested in learning more about Halotherapy, please visit our FAQs page. There you will find a lot more information regarding Halotherapy and all the Himalayan salt benefits.

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