Skip to main content

Natural Awakenings Naples and Fort Myers

The Many Health Benefits of a Salt Therapy Booth

From a medical science perspective, salt therapy is anti-inflammatory. Inhaling dry salt particles may help to reduce inflammation and widen airway passages in the entire respiratory tract. Clinical studies have found that the inhalation of dry salt aerosol results in decreased colonization of pathogenic bacteria flora. A clean respiratory system naturally results in higher oxygen intake, increased energy and an improved immune system.

Dry salt aerosol is very hygroscopic, quickly attracting as much moisture as possible. When salt particles are inhaled and deposited on the mucus of the bronchial tree, the mucus is liquefied, facilitating easy expectoration of loosened sputum, removed by coughing. The advantage of this is that any mucus blocking the airways is removed.

As a mucokinetic agent, dry salt particles can increase the effectiveness of a cough by stimulating the bronchial self-cleaning mechanism and can increasing expiratory cough airflow by unsticking highly adhesive secretions from the airway walls. This slight stimulation removes the mucus faster. Used to prevent symptoms of a cold and flu, it thins out mucus and clears lungs and sinuses.

Dry salt particles act as an antibacterial agent, dissolving bacteria and bacterial pollutants lodged in the respiratory tract. These are then either coughed up or naturally expelled by the body. Dry salt aerosol also works as a mucokinetic agent and can increase the effectiveness of a cough either by increasing expiratory cough airflow or by unsticking highly adhesive secretions from the airway walls. Salt stimulates the bronchial self-cleaning mechanism and can act as an expectorant. This slight stimulation removes the mucus faster. 

Super-absorbent, dry salt acts like a sponge, attracting foreign substances along its path

through the respiratory tract, much like a toothbrush that cleans the respiratory system removing the build-up of foreign elements that cause various respiratory ailments and conditions.

From a spiritual perspective, Himalayan salt crystal, also called pink halite, is a mineral for cleansing and purification. This edible crystal helps with the body’s pH balance when taken in water. A stone for cleansing and purification, detoxifying physically and emotionally, its gentle, but strong grounding and centering energies are said to bring abundance and prosperity into a home.

“Clients use our medical-grade sodium chloride salt booth, which is made of natural pine wood shaped much like the old telephone booth, with windows on front and sides. It is a highly concentrated, efficient and effective 10-minute session that has helped individuals with health issues such as asthma, bronchitis, allergies, cold and flu symptoms, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic cough, sinus issues, skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis, jet lag, sleep and snoring, stress and anxiety, as well as sports performance,” says Michele Durham, a certified holistic health practitioner and owner of Access Holistic Healing & Hypnosis, in Naples.

Access Holistic Health is located in Coventry Square, 840 111th Ave. N., Ste. 8, in Naples. For more information or a consultation, call 239-776-2211 or visit