Halo therapy? No it does not mean connecting angels, despite its name. It is actually salt therapy. Himalyan salt therapy to be precise from Poland. You know those fancy salt lamps, we all have in our rooms. Well this is just like it, but on steroids.
I had been told about a Halo therapy room in Niagara Falls Canada. I kept thinking about it, and thinking about. Since I am a bargain hunter, I opened my groupon page, and found a really great deal for the place I had been obsessing over. How could Shade or myself resist? I must have been manifestation or a sign from the Universe.. Cynthia go get Halo therapy.. GO TO HERE NOW....
Shade and I plan, and then jump in her car and go for the road trip. As we are driving I am reading about reported benefits of Halo therapy.Wow, I am so open to the experience.
Apparently in Eastern Europe one of the treatments for illness, or respiratory conditions was to sit in a salt cave. This treatment has been practiced for over a 150 years. Some of the other reported uses, are for treatment of:
- Chronic Bronchitis
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Allergic Rhinopathy or Hay Fever
- Ear Infections
- Various acute or chronic respiratory diseases
- Smoker’s cough
- Viral infections
- Coughs and colds
- Chronic ear-nose-throat illnesses
- skin conditions
When we arrive we are greeted by a pleasant Polish woman who runs the place. She is a delight, and does everything to make us feel at home. The only thing is she does not like her picture taken. DARN!
The rules are simple, cover your shoes, no food or drinks in the cave. You sit and just relax and inhale. We enter a small cave with several chairs, the walls are covered with huge Pink Himalayan Rock salt rocks. The floor seems to be made of salt as well. It is dark and everything is covered in a thin white dust. It seems that the salt is ground down and disbursed throughout the room by a "salt generator". So, you will also be covered in salt dust. I must say I brought a guided meditation and sat in my chair, breathing through my nose deeply, and often. I enjoyed the quiet, dark room.
For a few days after my sinuses were a bit dry. However, I felt the experience was very positive. I am always getting the local cootie, orcontagious ick. I will say since I di the halotherapy, and out a salt lamp in my room. I have not be cootie bug sick.
Halotherapy is becoming more and more readily available in cities. If you are adventurous and want to try something different, halotherapy could be what you are looking for.