The history of natural salt caves as an asthma remedy is ancient. In Russia and Eastern Europe, people with asthma would descend into salt caves. The belief is that breathing in extremely small salt crystals would help open up the airways and assist with the buildup of mucus.
Salt is both anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. As you breathe the salt-rich air, the micron sized dry salt particles begin to absorb the toxins and allergens in your respiratory tract, and eliminate them from the body, resulting in a decrease in mucus, a decrease in inflammation, a detox of your entire respiratory system, and a welcomed relief during breathing.
If you have trouble moving air in and out of your lungs, odds are, your condition is on someone’s list of health issues that can be made better through halotherapy. Salt rooms may help address:
Inflammation Due to Asthma
The main symptom that is bothersome to many is the resulting inflammation due to these asthma triggers. Inflammation and swelling occur to the lining of the air passages within the lungs, and also a buildup of mucus, causing wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, etc..
Many people have born witness to the fact that when you go to the beach, you tend to feel better and often can breathe sassier as well. This is partly because of the salt content in the air at the beach. This exposure to natural salt helps thin mucus in the lungs, soothes irritation, and improves breathing for most people with asthma.