Halotherapy (in Garfield location only)
Halotherapy (HT) is a mode of treatments in a controlled air medium which stimulates a natural salt cave microclimate. Halo in Greek means ‘salt.’ Its origins date back to early 1800s in Poland where locals noticed that men working at Wielicka Salt Mine enjoyed better health and younger looking skin. Russians conducted a series of experiments documenting the benefits of dry salt therapy. Based one research conducted in 15 Russian hospitals (from 1991 to 1994), over 4,700 patients both adults and children have been evaluated with various types of pulmonary diseases. Halo therapy course consisted of 10 to 20 daily sessions. HT treatment resulted in improvement of clinical state in 85% of mild and moderate asthma cases, 75% of severe asthma cases and 97% of chronic bronchitis and bronchiectasis. Sessions entail relaxing and unwinding in our salt room for approximately one hour while breathing in fine salt aerosol.
Long term examination of patients for one or more years demonstrated the effect of Halotherapy on reduction in the frequency of exacerbations and reduction in chronic symptoms. Following the fall of the Soviet Union, the technology spread quickly across Western Europe.