The Salt Chalet Arizona
Dead Sea Salt Brings Significant Lung Benefits
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The Valley of the Sun is a beautiful place to live, but it can be a challenge for those who have respiratory ailments, like asthma and bronchitis, as they have to cope with smoggy air, dust, high pollen counts and frequent visits to the doctor. However, one specific form of salt has been steadily gaining in popularity as an alternative to drugs. The ancient Dead Sea, in the Middle East, has a long and storied history as a mecca for health seekers who immerse themselves in the salty atmosphere. Historian Titus Flavius wrote more than 2,000 years ago that salt from the Dead Sea was known to heal the human body.
But you don’t need a passport to reap the benefits of breathing genuine Dead Sea salt because the Salt Chalet Arizona, in Scottsdale, provides salt therapy, aka halotherapy, to the greater Phoenix region with a state-of-the-art salt room that mimics the unique microclimate of a natural salt mine. The air in the room is permeated with negative ions, which clear breathing passages and lungs.
While patrons sit inside the room for a 45-minute session, a fine mist of salt is sprayed into the room. They breathe in deeply as the salt makes its way deep into the lungs, where it kills harmful bacteria, clears mucus buildup and opens air passages. Reported benefits include relief from asthma, sinus headaches, allergies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and much more. In fact, recent medical studies show salt rooms can also alleviate snoring, common colds, wheezing, smoker’s cough, influenza and chest tightness.
Salt from the Dead Sea is unique, containing 10 times as much salt as ordinary seawater. It is also more highly saturated with minerals that help detoxify the body, stimulate blood circulation, and relieve tension and muscle aches. A far cry from commonplace table salt, Dead Sea salt is a natural healing gift from Mother Nature. Wise people all over the world have sought out Dead Sea salt for its natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
The National Psoriasis Foundation even recommends Dead Sea salt as an effective treatment for psoriasis because its high concentration of magnesium is instrumental in improving skin hydration and reducing inflammation. A private session in the salt room deposits this natural antibacterial salt on the skin of folks suffering from psoriasis or eczema. Also, putting some Dead Sea salt in the bath can help with the dry skin we get from our desert climate.
Pavel Gershkovich owns and operates the Salt Chalet Arizona, located at 5011 N. Granite Reef Rd., in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480-621-6041 or visit SaltChaletArizona.com.