History Of Salt Therapy

History Of Salt Therapy

In 1843 a Polish Doctor, named Felix Boczkowski observed that people working in the Wieliczka salt mine rarely suffered from respiratory problems, in particular asthma, COPD, hay fever and common respiratory illness. He traced the influencing factor to the inhalation of salt dust particlesin the mines.

From this finding, a Halo Therapy cave (speleotherapy) was developed in Poland as a therapeutic facility for treatment of adults and children. In Germany during World War II, salt mines were commonly used as bomb shelters. It was discovered that constant bombings disturbed the mines causing salt dust in the air. Again, it was observed that people taking cover in these mines presented with fewer respiratory problems and this was deemed as a result of exposure to the salt particles. In 1949, the first treatment facility was opened in Klyetertsalt cave, Germay.

Between 1949 and 1968 treatment facilities opened in Germany, Poland and Ukraine where clinical research was carried out and physicians figured out how to simulate the natural conditions of salt caves. These facilities pioneered the evolution of above ground Halo therapy chambers, more commonly known as a salt room.

By 1985 a device was engineered to replicate the grinding and crushing of salt and dispersing particles into the air allowing Halo Therapy to become available to the rest of the world. Halo Therapy treatment clinics opened across Europe, Russia and Scandinavia during the 1980s and 1990s allowing more people access to the benefits of salt therapy within health and wellness settings.

Dry salt therapy is an alternative drug free treatment that provides safe and gentle respiratory hygiene and supports general well-being and relaxation.

Halo therapy was first introduced into Australia in 2010, and has gained more popularity among people looking for the cleansing benefits of this natural drug free therapy.