Shake Things Up with Salt Ther­apy

Health (USA) - - The Share -

Been to a spa lately? If so, you may have no­ticed a new ad­di­tion to the menu—halother­apy, a.k.a. salt ther­apy. Held in a room with walls made from salt, the treat­ment prom­ises detox­i­fy­ing ben­e­fits thanks to salt’s neg­a­tively charged ions, which pu­rify the air. Many peo­ple try it to ease res­pi­ra­tory is­sues like asthma and al­ler­gies, be­cause it’s thought that salty air can lower in­flam­ma­tion in the lungs (though re­search on that po­ten­tial perk is in­con­clu­sive). An­other rea­son to get salty: skin con­di­tions. Derms say the mois­tur­iz­ing prop­er­ties of min­eral salts may help pso­ri­a­sis and acne. Halother­apy can range from about $30 to $100+ for a sin­gle ses­sion.

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