Inhale. Exhale. Breathing is something many of us take for granted until it’s difficult to breathe and then we search options for relief. Whether you have had an upper respiratory infection, a cold, or a more chronic condition like asthma, COPD or seasonal allergies, you have searched for relief when you can’t breathe. Salt therapy is a growing alternative for those looking for a natural remedy.
CUR Salt Spa in Jupiter, Florida provides relief to their guests suffering from breathing issues by offering multiple options for halotherapy. A special generator circulates pharmaceutical grade salt through the air in rooms that mimic the microclimate of a salt cave. What makes them unique is the offering of a Private Salt Chamber. In what they call their Private Salt Booth, guest can get a more concentrated session. The dry salt aerosol can quickly penetrate the sinuses and respiratory track to kill bacteria, reduce
inflammation and speed recovery. Guests searching for long-term alternatives to medication appreciate the convenience with a quick visit and the concentration of dry salt the
Private Salt Booth provides.
CÜR’s Private Salt Booth provides halotherapy in a 10 minute session and seats 1 guest. The booth is nestled in a private room which features space to change and disrobe if desired. Guests who wish to expose areas of the body with inflammation or issues to the salt can do so in comfort and privacy. A Wellness Specialist will adjust the settings for the session based on the guest’s wishes and dry aerosol salt is circulated in the booth. The booth features a seat, reading light and a speaker cable for personal music.
Most people are familiar with ‘wet’ salt therapy. Whether you’ve put salt in a bath, had a saline solution treatment or used a Nettie pot to clear your nasal passages or gargled with salt water, wet salt has its benefits. Dry salt is different and the drier the salt the better. That is why CÜR’s protocols include heating the salt prior to putting it into the salt chamber. Heat ensures that all moisture is evaporated so when it is crushed and ground into micro particles and inhaled, the salt particles can do their best job.
Halotherapy benefits adults and children alike. It is natural and safe and there are no side-effects. A majority of people who visit the Private Salt Booth on a regular basis may find relief from a variety of respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, common cold, bronchitis, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and more. However, one does not need to have any conditions to enjoy the benefits of dry salt therapy. People are exposed on a daily basis to pollutants, airborne diseases, bacteria, allergens and other irritating environmental irritants. Halotherapy is an excellent way to cleanse and detox the lungs as well as invigorate the whole body with increased lung capacity and oxygen intake.
The use of salt therapy as a healthy remedy has been around since the Greeks when Hippocrates recommended salt inhalation as a respiratory treatment. Modern dry salt therapy has its origins from the salt mines and caves in Europe and Russia. As the workers were mining the salt (through chiseling, grinding and hammering at the salt), micro-sized salt particles were being disbursed into the air. Additionally there were ideal conditions below the Earth’s surface where air pressure and circulation, and humidity and temperature affected the quality of the environment. In this environment, miners were receiving many natural health benefits by breathing in the salt particles. Considering that mining jobs were usually recognized as dangerous to life and health, salt miners seemed to thrive on good health. They rarely had any respiratory issues and also looked younger due to great skin appearance.
In the 20th century, Eastern European physicians and engineers learned to simulate the conditions inside salt caves. In modern halotherapy (“halo” is Greek for salt) a generator is used to blows tiny micro-particles of salt into a room. Salt therapy is studied, recognized and used in many European hospitals to treat various respiratory ailments. Although it has yet to be clinically researched in a controlled and extensive way in the United States, many wellness centers are now incorporating Salt Therapy into their practices. Gaining popularity in the United States, most salt therapy companies offer salt-filled rooms to relax and enjoy a salt treatment but few offer a private salt chamber as an option.
Whether you have chronic respiratory issues or are looking for temporary breathing relief, CÜR Salt Spa offers innovative therapy to provide the treatment you need. The CÜR staff invites you to stop in for a visit and see the facilities for yourself. A session in their Private Salt Booth is a $30 value but they offer membership pricing and specials to fit every guest’s budget. Inhale. Exhale. Livewell.