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Are you looking for a unique gift to share with your valentine that can benefit your respiratory health, skin tone, general immunity, and mental health? Halotherapy, or salt therapy, may be the perfect way to say “I love you.” Best of all, you can enjoy this relaxing therapy together at A Valley of Vitality. Imagine being in a private meditative cabin and resting your feet within the finest Himalayan salts. The fine medical grade salt aerosol has the same negative ion effect as sitting on a beach. Are you feeling the gentle waves of relaxation and fresh air? This calming and energizing effect can be all yours and our Halo Cabin is a perfect fit for two.

Halotherapy traces its origins to the salt mines of Europe and Russia in the 1800s. Doctors found that miners who worked in the salt mines and caves amid ideal conditions of humidity, temperature, and air filled with minute particles of salt, rarely suffered from respiratory illnesses and had healthy, younger-appearing skin. In 1839, Dr. Feliks Boczkowski founded and opened a health resort facility at the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland. In 1949, Dr. K.H. Spannahel, a German doctor, found that people who hid from bombs in salt mines and caves during WWII enjoyed respiratory health. Halotherapy’s popularity continued to grow after those discoveries, until now it is one of the most respected of beneficial therapies.

Today, salt therapy is a well-known complementary treatment for many respiratory problems such as coughs, colds, COPD, sinusitis, rhinitis, and asthma. Because it has both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, salt therapy may also help skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rashes, and rosacea. Some research has shown that halotherapy can relieve respiratory problems caused by COVID-19 by improving breathing and increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood. During the winter cold and flu season, halotherapy can keep your airways clear and improve breathing and immunity to fight illness.

If you’re an athlete, salt therapy can boost muscle and joint recovery from those hard workouts. Because of these same properties, salt therapy can also ease the symptoms and pain of arthritis, making it a suitable wellness treatment for all ages.

Halotherapy is calming and relaxing, boosting serotonin levels and helping to reduce anxiety, depression, insomnia, and seasonal affective disorder. Because salt reduces inflammation in the airways, it improves breathing, which in turn improves sleep.

A Valley of Vitality’s Himalayan salt therapy room is highly sterile, and its calm environment promotes relaxation. The dry salt aerosol in the room is an effective therapy for respiratory problems and skin problems without any known side effects.

The salt aerosol in the salt therapy room creates a negative ion environment that can lift mood, strengthen the immune system and encourage a state of recovery and general wellness. Salt therapy can be used on its own or it can be used as a treatment alongside your prescribed medications.

Just one salt therapy session in A Valley of Vitality’s salt therapy room will surely be relaxing and beneficial, but several sessions are encouraged for full benefit. Like regular massages, you might want to incorporate halotherapy into your wellness routine. Remember to always check with your healthcare provider before trying any new therapies or treatments.

Keep your New Year’s resolutions on track and give your immune system the extra boost it needs to stay strong and in full virus-fighting mode during the winter sickness season. Visit www.avalleyofvitality.com or call today at 928-442-6026 to book an appointment for a halotherapy session.