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Conditions that can benefit from Salt Therapy

Salt Therapy, aka “halotherapy” is one of the leading alternative therapies since it kills bacteria and fungi, is anti-inflammatory and reduces lgE levels so that the immune system becomes less over-sensitive.  


Learn more about the healthful benefits of Dry Salt Therapy produced by The Salt Therapy Association. STA was founded to provide resources, information, research and standards to support, promote and create awareness about salt therapy. Salt Therapy is 100% natural, non-invasive, and drug-free; and studies have shown sessions can reduce symptoms.


Halotherapy, or salt therapy, involves breathing microparticles of salt crystals into the lungs in a relaxed setting like a spa. Many COPD sufferers have reported that halotherapy helps clear lung obstructions and cleanses the respiratory system. The salt is antimicrobial and antibacterial, and may absorb and remove toxins and foreign substances from your lungs and sinuses.  In a study published in the European Respiratory Journal, researchers report that “halotherapy seems to have a positive impact on reducing the exacerbation risk of patients with [COPD]…”

Cystic Fibrosis

Salt therapy is alternative form of healing has been proven effective in reducing the symptoms of many health ailments, including Cystic Fibrosis. The therapy is often also cited as halotherapy. Patients are placed in a room where dry salt aerosol is released into – the dry salt aerosol is then inhaled. The antibacterial properties can help to reduce the presence of bacteria within the patient’s lungs, while the general effects of the dry salt can help to clear out mucus and ease breathing in patients with Cystic Fibrosis.

Stress, Anxiety & Fatigue

Salt rooms isolate the individual in a stress-free environment that provides healing on a variety of levels while allowing the body to reassert its natural healthy balance. The negative charge and high surface energy of dry salt particles empower them to penetrate internal airways more deeply, bonding with positive ions and calming and relaxing internal muscles as the nervous system rebalances. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties reduce the body’s toxic load, giving relief to an overburdened immune system and the release of debris and inhaled particles is facilitated.

Snoring & Sleeping Problems

The multiple effects of Dry Salt Therapy on the body enable it to address sleeping issues with a variety of causes. Most basically, snoring and sleep apnea caused by obstructed air passages is relieved due to the antiemetic and anti-inflammatory properties of salt particles. Air passages are opened and widened, and spasms of inflamed irritated tissue and smooth muscles are modulated, so restful breathing can be achieved.

Psoriasis, Eczema & Acne

Dry Salt Therapy has been proven to have a multidimensional positive effect on various forms of dermatitis, including acute symptoms of acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Depositing on open skin areas, dry salt particles increase the activity of skin ion channels, stimulating cell growth and regeneration. Dry salt particles balance skin pH as well as reduce harmful bacteria and inflammation.


When you come into contact with a particular allergen, your immune system’s reaction can inflame your skin, sinuses, airways, or digestive system.  Inflammation is reduced due to the all-natural properties of the inhaled salt particles during a dry salt therapy session which also thin bronchial and nasal secretions. Improved drainage allows for a reduction in contaminants that may trigger or prolong allergic episodes. Additionally, salt’s ability to absorb edema from swollen mucosa linings in the sinuses and respiratory tract opens airways to bring about quick relief of symptoms.


Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Asthma can’t be cured but its symptoms can be controlled. Dry Salt Therapy consistently demonstrates a dramatic positive effect on asthma symptoms. Over a series of sessions, inhalation of dry salt aerosol will bring about the improvement of mucociliary clearance and decrease of bronchial inflammation, the decrease or elimination of pathogenic microorganisms, and a reduction of bronchial hyper-responsiveness. This translates into better lung function, fewer spasmodic attacks, and clearer air passages.

Ear Infections

Ear infections frequently are painful because of inflammation and the buildup of fluids in the middle ear. Dry Salt Therapy’s ability to reduce edema in passages and cavities not immediately accessible to other means of treatment makes it the perfect solution for dealing with ear and sinus infections. It is perfectly safe and comfortable for children as well as adults and can bring not only relief in the short term but lasting resistance to recurrence of such infections.

*While there are many clinical and scientific studies conducted on dry salt therapy (halotherapy) throughout the world, the FDA has not evaluated the statements made on this website. Dry salt therapy is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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