Asthma and Salt Therapy

ASTHMA & Salt Therapy

What is asthma?  Asthma is a chronic disease of the respiratory system characterized by episodes of tightening of the muscles around the airways in the lungs and swelling of the bronchial tubes (inflammation).  Asthma causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing. 

What are the triggers? Strong chemicals, aerosol sprays, cleaning products, pesticides, strong odors, tobacco smoke, mold and mildew, warm blooded animals, dust mites, and pollens from flowers, grasses, trees and weeds.

North Carolina Asthma Statistics:

More than 900,000 adults in NC have been diagnosed with asthma.  About 369,000 children have been diagnosed with asthma. 

In 2009, there were 10,986 hospitalizations due to asthma, accounting for more than $132.5 million in total charges.

Almost a third of children in NC visited an emergency department or urgent care center in the past year because of their asthma.

What can you do? 

There are many things you can do to help prevent asthma attacks.  Adjust your foods from pro-inflammatory to anti-inflammatory.  Stay free of dust, mold and smoke.   Keep your house clean, vacuum often and use HEPA filters. Use “allergen resistant” mattress and pillow covers.  Get emergency medical care for bad attacks and shortness of breath.


While these recommendations are helpful, we offer a natural treatment that can reduce your symptoms and help you live a better quality of life.  That therapy is called Halotherapy.   Halo is the Greek word for Salt.  Salt is naturally antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.  In 1843, a Polish physician, Dr Feliks Boczkowski, noticed that workers at the Wieliczka salt mine did not suffer from lung disorders such as asthma and allergies. During the ensuing years, Dr Boczkowsk developed a therapy based on his theory that spending time in salt mines by breathing in the dry salt aerosol could cure ill health. In fact, most had long lasting effects due to their improved immune system function.

Where is the closest salt mine in Charlotte?  Good question!  There isn’t one.  But don’t worry! The Salt Pad brings you the same treatment without having to travel hundreds of miles to visit a salt cave.  By utilizing a special machine called a Halogenerator, The Salt Pad is able to recreate the same conditions as a natural salt cave!  Our Halogenerator crushes up pure pharmaceutical grade salt into a micro- particle sized mist, that is highly concentrated, and blown into a relaxing treatment room filled with Himalayan sea salt, soft music, and comfy leather recliner chairs.  A session lasts approximately 45 minutes.  We have a kid’s room and separate adult room. Our clients see the best results with consistent sessions.  We offer affordable pricing.  Call today.


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