Halotherapy, also known as sea salt therapy, is a complementary alternative therapy that involves inhaling fine particles of salt to potentially promote various health benefits. This therapy is often conducted in rooms or chambers designed to mimic salt caves or natural salt mines, where the air is infused with microscopic salt particles. Modern history of halotherapy dates back to 1843, when a Polish physician named Feliks Boczkowski promoted the idea of salt treatment after noticing that workers at salt mines, unlike other miners, did not have respiratory or lung problems. Here are some of the potential benefits of halotherapy:
It’s important to note that while there is anecdotal evidence and some studies suggesting potential benefits, the scientific evidence for sea salt therapy is limited. The therapy is generally considered safe for most people, but there are certain groups, such as those with severe respiratory conditions, who should consult a medical professional before trying halotherapy.