Dry salt therapy, or halotherapy, is a holistic, drug free, natural therapy using micro particles of salt to promote better breathing, healthier skin, sounder sleep, improved physical fitness and endurance and overall wellness. Dry salt therapy also helps to alleviate symptoms of many respiratory and skin conditions.
How does it work?
Salt has the following properties:
Mucolytic effects: loosens excessive mucus and speeds up mucociliary transport
Removes pathogen agents (airborne pollen)
Reduces IgE level (immune system oversensitivity)
The salt is grounded into tiny micro particles by our state-of-the-art halogenerator and then dispersed into the salt room. While relaxing in one of our salt rooms, customers inhale the dry, salt-enriched air deep down into the lungs, where the healing benefits do their greatest healing. The salt widens the airways and loosens the mucus, which begins to clear quickly, and inflammation is reduced, which makes more room in the airways for you and your dog to breathe. Symptoms subside, sometimes for up to 12 months. The non-inhaled particles landing on the skin help to balance pH and induce the reparative and regenerative processes in the skin, increasing rigidity and stimulating cell growth and microcirculation.
What should I expect during a Session?
Negative ions counterbalance the many positive ions we pick up from electronic devices like cell phones, tablets, etc. Neutralizing the atmosphere in this way stabilizes mood, decreases stress and prepares the body for ultimate healing.
A salt room session last 25 minutes and requires no more than lying back in a comfortable recliner with your dog and breathing deeply. Micro particles of salt are dispersed into the room by the halogenerator while you and your dog relax, read, listen to music, sleep or meditate.
What are the side effects?
Since dry salt therapy is 100% natural and drug free, there are no negative side effects. After sessions, you and your dog may experience a slight cough, minor tightness in the chest or runny nose, but this is simply the salt doing its work to remove mucus and toxins from the lungs and airways.
How often should my dog come?
Depending on age and stage of your condition, 20-30 sessions are recommended for long term results.
The sessions should be frequent; about two or three a week is suggested.
For irreversible conditions, two to three-month follow-up sessions are recommended to maintain the clear lungs.
In most patients, after a course of Dry Salt Therapy, airways become normal and symptoms disappear. The treatment's efficacy is estimated at 75-98%. Most clients do 1-2 Salt Therapy courses a year. In between they might come back for some top-up sessions, if they start to feel poorly, e.g. they are coming down with a cold.
Should I stop my dog's medication?
No. Dry Salt Therapy should be used as a complementary treatment. People who come to JRs often find that their dog can reduce their dependence on certain medications and that their episodes are not as frequent or severe. However, you should always follow your veterinarian's advice and the prescribed medication regimen.
Salt Therapy can:
Reduce the need for antibiotics
Make breathing easier after just a few sessions
Improve lung function
Reduce the number of hospital admissions
Alleviate sneezing and shortness of breath
Clear mucus and sticky phlegm from the lungs
Increase the resistance to respiratory tract diseases