13 July 2012
The healing properties of salt have been known for centuries, and today's state of the art salt rooms are modelled on the salt caves and spas that originated in Eastern Europe more than 200 years ago. However, it's only in the last decade or so that the trend has caught on. Facilities have opened up the world over, and Amani Spa, situated at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, was the first in Africa to have a Therapeutic Salt Room.
Salt Therapy has successfully been used to treat the following ailments:
Allergies – Numerous people suffer from allergies, and whilst they are treatable with medication, this provides only a temporary solution to a very aggravating problem. Salt Therapy not only provides instant relief, but also prevents the recurrence of allergies.
Asthma – Asthma is controlled using medication, whereas Salt Therapy will not only ease your symptoms, but also prevent the frequent recurrence of asthma attacks.
Bronchitis – As the weather changes, many adults and children are afflicted by bronchitis. Prescription drugs can bring temporary relief, but Salt Therapy will treat the infection, clearing the lungs of accumulated mucous, and making it easier to breath.
Colds & Flu – Billions of people are infected with colds and flu every year, and while medication provides temporary relief, it is easy to become re-infected with the virus. Salt Therapy will bring relief by opening the nasal airways, killing bacteria, and facilitating the drainage of the sinuses.
Cystic Fibrosis – Salt therapy not only provides relief to this life-threatening disease, but can also prevent the recurrence of symptoms. Sufferers find that Salt Therapy opens the respiratory tract; clearing accumulated mucous and unclogging blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles.
Dermatitis – Inflammation of the skin or dermatitis can be alleviated with the use of medication, however there are often nasty side effects. Salt Therapy provides sufferers with immediate relief and also keeps sufferers free from skin irritation for an extended period of time.
Ear Infections – While ear infections are most common in children, adults can also be afflicted. Salt therapy can treat the symptoms of ear infections, as well as prevent the infection from recurring.
Eczema – Medication brings temporary relief from eczema, but with the high price of harmful side effects. Salt Therapy offers immediate relief and also keeps skin free from irritation for and extended period of time. Salt therapy will come to the aid by activating multiple physiological processes in the body. The salt particles will also kill bacteria and fungi, and has anti-inflammatory properties, thus reducing itching.
Emphysema – There is no cure for emphysema, however Salt Therapy has been successfully used to alleviate discomfort and improve quality of life, and ease the symptoms of emphysema by improving the function of the lungs. Inflammation of the air passages is reduced, blockages are unclogged and the normal transport of mucous is restored.
Hay Fever (Rhinitis) – While prescription and over-the-counter medication helps ease the symptoms of hay fever, it does not treat the source of the problem. Salt Therapy is a drug-free alternative that treats and prevents hay fever by addressing the source of the condition.
Psoriasis – An autoimmune disease, Salt Therapy successfully assists by activating multiple physiological processes in the body, improving the condition of the skin and strengthening the body's defence system. The salt particles kill bacteria and fungi and possess anti-inflammatory properties, thus reducing the itching sensation of the skin.
Sinusitis – Salt Therapy eases the symptoms of sinusitis by opening the blockages in the sinus tract, and accelerating the pace of mucous clearance. Salt Therapy also reduces infection by killing bacteria. Your immune system will be boosted, thus preventing your body from falling victim to infection again.
Is a Salt Room safe for children?
It is clinically proven that natural healing methods such as Salt Therapy are extremely effective with children. Being non-invasive and medication-free, children are unaware that they are undergoing therapy, as they passively inhale the micro-particles of salt while playing in the salt room.
How many treatments are needed?
A course of at least eight 40-minute Salt Therapy sessions on consecutive or alternate days, two to three times a year is recommended. Whilst a person may feel some improvement after one session, a series of treatments is best for long-term results.
Experience the healing benefits of Halotherapy (salt therapy) in a unique room with walls covered with Ionized salt and a hypo-bacterial and allergen-free environment, offering everyone from children to adults a drug-free alternative, to treat and control a variety of ailments and allergies, which includes respiratory and dermatological problems. The Salt Room also provides the healing benefits of Sound therapy with soothing music as well as Colour light Therapy, which aids in emotional, psychological and physical healing.
Amani African Spa group's flagship, state-of-the-art spa at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton also boasts a heated vitality pool with a surrounding relaxation deck and loungers affording spectacular views over Gauteng. As well as a Hydro Retreat which provides the ultimate in sensory stimulation, enhanced by heat, ice, steam, hydrotherapy and chromo therapy; Vichy Showers, Kneipp, Caldarium, Aroma Mist, Sensation shower and a Sauna with a view. Together with 10 multi-functional treatment rooms, including a duo-treatment room, a new Hair Salon and Nail bar,