Halotherapy is an alternative treatment that involves breathing tiny salt particles in the air to improve your breathing. Studies have shown that this therapy can help with respiratory problems such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and allergies. Along with helping with breathing, Halotherapy can also help with your skin as well, helping with some conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne.
This type of therapy is often done in a spa salt room to replicate a salt mine. Salt mines became a place of therapy in Eastern Europe after workers spent all day in the mines and did not have respiratory issues, and were unlikely to get colds or coughs. Once people started to notice this it started becoming a therapy within itself to visit the salt caves and eventually became global for tourists to visit these caves. Learn more about this history of halotherapy from this article by WebMD.
There are two types of dry salt therapy, active and passive. Active rooms, or halotherapy, include halogenerators that break down the salt and disperse it into the air to be inhaled and to be exposed to the skin. Passive salt rooms include different types of salt but with no halogenerator. This salt will control the environment by regulating airflow to create clean air. This is also called Speleotherapy. To learn more about the methods, visit Salt Therapy Association.