What is Salt Inhalation Therapy?
Also known as “Halotherapy” (halo = salt), salt air inhalation therapy is an easy-to-use drug-free method that eases symptoms of respiratory discomforts. It is also called “Speleotherapy” (speleos = cave), as the salty atmosphere of deep salt caves has been used for centuries to benefit the respiratory system. Today’s salt inhalers were designed to recreate a similar micro climate – providing salt cave therapy without actually having to venture deep into salt caves.
A few minutes of regular daily use can:
- Ease breathing
- Benefit the respiratory system
- Thin mucus and ease expectoration
Salt is the mineral of life!
Have you ever wondered why people living around areas such as the Mediterranean, and other bodies of water high in salt content tend to have healthy skin, few respiratory issues, and overall well-being? SALT! Without salt, we can’t live! In fact, we are partially made of salt as our bodies naturally produce 0.9% of this life mineral.
My daughter Leelah suffers from asthma as well as a wide variety of allergies, so needless to say she struggles with respiratory issues and struggles with her breathing on a daily basis…but especially in the winter time. I am constantly on the lookout for natural asthma treatments and have had some success treating her symptoms with essential oils and fish oil, however, there are still struggles. When I came across the idea of Halotherapy I was intrigued… I have heard multiple rave reviews, but of course read a bit from the nay sayers as well…We were fortunate enough to be sent a Salitair Salt Inhaler to try out and I couldn’t wait to for Leelah to give it a try and see if it lived up to the hype or if it was just another gimmick like a few have claimed. We began by washing our inhaler and letting it FULLY dry….this product came with very clear detailed instructions, and I really appreciate that! It made it very easy to use. Once it was fully dry I took my bag of salt crystals and measured out the correct amount ( I used my food scale to be precise ). The instructions say that depending on use I should be able to get a years worth of use of the salt crystals sent to me. ( You will use about a third of the bag in the inhaler. ) I then had my daughter sit down and begin to breath in and then out through her nose…she did do a bit of coughing at first, though the instructions say this is VERY normal at first. She didn’t mind using it at all, she said it just tasted very salty. She did her breathing in and out through the nose for about 20 mins. She was sick with a icky cold when we first started using it and I feel could almost immediately see a bit of a difference! On the second day I noticed that her breathing improved almost immediately after use and it got even better as the days have went on. I completely believe that with continued use along with her other natural treatments, that we very well may have come upon a winning natural formula!
So do I believe the hype? I think I do. I really do believe that there is something to this Himalayan Salt Crystals thing and that the Salitair is the real deal. Will it work for everyone? I have no idea. I just know that it seems to be working for us and I am super thankful that we have found something that makes my daughters day to day life a bit easier. We will continue to use this product and fully plan to do an update as we progress. I am so glad I stumbled across this company and actually cannot wait to try more of their products!
How does it work?
Rock salt crystals are placed between the filters inside a refillable inhaler. As you inhale through the mouthpiece, the moisture of the passing air absorbs microscopic salt particles which permeate through your respiratory system. The humidity in the air is sufficient to enrich the air with minute salt particles when the air passes the salt crystals. Hence a micro-climate of the curative salt caves has been created.
Salitair contains the finest pure Himalayan salt crystals rich in minerals and trace elements.
What makes Salitair unique?
Salitair consists of a salt chamber, upper and lower filter, mouthpiece and cap. The mouthpiece, which contains the upper filter, is bayonet-fixed to the salt chamber so that it can be removed for cleaning and refilling. Unlike many other “salt pipes” in the marketplace, Salitair is reusable and does not have to be discarded after a certain period of time.
Salitair has many advantages:
- Lightweight for travel
- Easy to use
- Easy to clean
- Practical and durable
The inhaler is light and easy to use…for an adult OR child!
This is the bottom view of the Salitair Salt Inhaler.
Salitair consists of a salt chamber, upper and lower filter, mouthpiece and cap. The mouthpiece, which contains the upper filter, is bayonet-fixed to the salt chamber so that it can be removed for cleaning and refilling.
My daughter found this product to be very easy to use and it didn’t bother her at all! Hooray!
- We recommend that you consult your physician before using this product.
- For use by one person only. DO NOT share between family members!
- Do not ingest the salt crystals!
- No product or advice is solely intended to replace current medication, diagnose or cure any medical condition you or your child may have.
- This product has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition.
- Contains small parts – Keep out of reach of children!
This product was sent to me to review, however, these opinions are 100 percent my own.