Salt Therapy in Longwood by The Salt Room Longwood

Is Salt Therapy Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Yes! HEPA air filters in the room capture and remove up to 99.97% of airborne particles, including viral particles, while activated carbon filters remove volatile organic compounds. A UV light kills 98.8% of bacteria and viruses on surfaces.

Salt Therapy Offers Sweet Relief

Salt Therapy Offers Sweet Relief | salt therapy in Longwood

 

It seems too simple to be true: salt therapy for asthma, allergies, eczema and stress.  Yet salt has been used therapeutically for thousands of years and appears in ancient texts including the Bible.  Even Hippocrates used salt to treat his patients.

The first modern inquiry into salt therapy came in the 1840’s when a Polish physician documented the low rate of respiratory illness in salt mine workers.  He attributed their better health to the daily inhalation of salt particles in the mines.  Because of his work, speleotherapy (salt cave therapy) became a form of treatment in Europe.

If you’re so miserable with asthma or allergy symptoms that hanging out in a cave sounds good, then you’ll be glad to know there’s an easier way to get the same health benefits of salt therapy—right in your own neighborhood.

Modern Salt Therapy

Salt therapy can now be administered in a controlled environment that simulates the natural, therapeutic microclimate of a salt cave.  The therapy is performed in a special spa-like room with salt-coated walls and floor, called a halochamber.  Pharmaceutical-grade salt is pulverized into microscopic particles and pushed into the room by a halogenerator.  Sometimes, salt therapy is referred to as halotherapy.

Salt treatment involves lounging in this cozy room and passively breathing in the particles while listening to soothing music, reading or just relaxing in a zero-gravity chair.  Toys are provided so children can play with the salt in the room, much like sand at the beach.

The salt particles enter the lungs and nasal passages, accelerating mucus clearance and improving lung function while killing harmful bacteria and soothing the respiratory system.  This 100% drug-free treatment is effective, has no side-effects and may lessen the need for prescription antihistamines, inhalers and nasal sprays.  In fact, The New England Journal of Medicine published a study in 2006 that found salt inhalation is an effective complementary treatment for cystic fibrosis.

Halotherapy for Stress

If you’ve ever wondered why an oceanside resort is so relaxing, the salt in the air may provide a clue.  Salt therapy has a relaxing effect on the nervous system.  In addition, the antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties of salt have been documented to help with skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis and eczema.

The salt room itself provides therapy.  Soft music, dimmed lights, zero-gravity chairs and the absence of electronic devices for a solid 45 minutes lend to its spa-like atmosphere and is just as relaxing.

If you’re struggling with a skin condition like eczema or respiratory condition like asthma, you know that stress can cause flare-ups.  Stress increases cortisol, an overabundance of which can cause an inflammatory response in the body.  The fact that halotherapy reduces stress and promotes an overall feeling of wellbeing may explain how it helps decrease the inflammatory response of the body and the flare-ups of respiratory and skin conditions.

It’s amazing how many sweet benefits simple salt offers!

Salt Therapy Provides Sweet Relief from Symptoms of the Following Conditions:

    • Allergies (to pollen and pollutants)
    • Asthma
    • Bronchitis
    • Cold/Flu
    • Cough (particularly at night or after exercise)
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Dermatitis
    • Eczema/Psoriasis
    • Ear Infections
    • Emphysema
    • Multi-Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome
    • Pharyngitis
    • Respiratory Infections
    • Rhinitis/Respiratory Allergies
    • Smoker’s Cough (including secondary smoke)
    • Sinus Infections
    • Sinusitis
    • Tonsillitis
    • Wheezing

Joseph Cannizzaro, MD has been practicing pediatrics in Central Florida for over 40 years and is the Medical Director of The Salt Room Longwood. He is the author of “Answers for the 4-A Epidemic: Healing for Kids with Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies.” As a classically trained primary care physician who practices functional medicine, Dr. Cannizzaro believes that integrative medicine can bring conventional and complementary healing modalities together, creating a highly personalized and high-touch healing environment. Call Cannizzaro Integrative Pediatric Center at 321-280-5867 for a meet and greet or The Salt Room® Longwood at (407) 862-1163 to book a salt therapy session.


The Salt Room Longwood | Cold and Flu Season Advice
Cold and Flu Season Advice

Cold and flu season generally occurs from October through May in the US, with a peak between December and February.

Read more
The Salt Room Longwood | Two Natural Treatments for Allergies and Asthma
Two Natural Treatments for Allergies and Asthma

Children’s allergies have become epidemic in this country; they can begin as early as birth!

Read more
The Salt Room Longwood | Salt Therapy Offers Sweet Relief
Salt Therapy Offers Sweet Relief

It seems too simple to be true: salt therapy for asthma, allergies, eczema and stress. Yet salt has been used therapeutically for thousands of years and appears in ancient texts including the Bible.

Read more

The Salt Room Longwood | Asthma Sufferers Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief
Asthma Sufferers Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief

There’s probably nothing more terrifying than struggling to draw a breath. Yet that is what millions of asthma sufferers experience when an asthma attack occurs.

Read more
Healing Eczema: Beyond Skin Deep
Healing Eczema: Beyond Skin Deep

According to the National Eczema Association, over 30 million Americans are afflicted with eczema, or atopic dermatitis.

Read more
The Salt Room Longwood | Can the salt room help?
Can the Salt Room Help?

Our salt room has been open and helping patients since January of 2018. We thought we’d take the time to answer a few of the most common questions about it.

Read more

The Link Between Inflammation and Immune Health
The Link Between Inflammation and Immune Health

We generally equate a healthy immune system with "not getting sick", but did you know that your immune system controls your body’s defenses against both infections and inflammatory diseases?

Read more
Managing Environmental Allergies Naturally | salt therapy in Longwood
Managing Environmental Allergies Naturally

Managing environmental allergies naturally is a specialty of our office. An allergy is an exaggerated response of the immune system to specific substances that normally pose no threat to the human body.

Read more
 

Website Development @@CompanyName @@Phone