History of Halotherapy
The birth of Halotherapy can be dated as far back as the Grecian age. Hippocrates recommended salt inhalation as an effective treatment for respiratory issues. The ancient Greeks knew the value of salt and it has been told that they would inhale steam from salt water fr relief and healing of respiratory issues.
European monks also discovered a similar pattern. Patients treated in salt caverns healed faster than those who were not. Interesting right?! It gets better.
Tn 1843 a Polish doctor by the name of Felix Boczkowski noted in a published book the benefits of Dry Salt Therapy. Dr. Boczkowski was a physician at the Wieliczka salt mine, he began to observe astonishing decrease in respiratory conditions in salt miners. He formulated that the presence of air in the salt mine, saturated with dry salt particles, had a profoundly healing effect on those with respiratory and pulmonary issues.
During World War II, Dr. Spannagel set up a "spa" based/salt cave in Germany, in effort to escape heavy bombing. He noted that while staying in the salt cave, patients who were coughing, or had respiratory discomfort and difficulty breathing began to subside, and an amazing natural healing occurred. The salt caves were the only method of dry salt therapy until 1987. This was when the halogenerator was invented. Now is was possible to experience Dry Salt Therapy virtually anywhere, reproducing the similar climate to those found in the salt mines.
A Halogenerator is a milling machine that basically pulverizes into less than 5 microns in size, pure, pharmaceutical grade salt and sends it into the air during the session. When you go in for a session you are sitting in a zero gravity chair that reclines, listening to meditation or relaxing music all while simply breathing air.