Salt Room is a specially equipped room for halotherapy procedures.
Salt therapy (halotherapy, Greek Halоs – salt; therapia – therapy) is based on the above mentioned therapy method – speleotherapy.
The original speleotherapy in conditions of salt mines won recognition from patients and physicians as a highly effective natural method of healing, precaution and treatment. Still, the exclusivity of this method for obvious reasons restricts its widespread occurrence.
Currently, rooms where the microclimate of salt caves is created are named by various terms: halochambers, speleochamber, speleoclimatic chamber, climatic chamber, salt cave «living air» and others. They began making the attempts to recreate the microclimate of salt hospitals (halite, sylvinite) in ground conditions in the 80s years. This method was called «halotherapy» («halos» Greek «salt»). It established the reputation of an effective non-drug method of treatment.
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Therapy and health improvement with the use of salt, the variety of which is speleotherapy and halotherapy.
It is (Greek Speleon – cave, therapia – therapy) a non-drug therapy. The main point of the method is the therapy of long-time stay in a peculiar microenvironment of caves, grottoes, salt mines, mines. Speleotherapy is applied for the therapy of patients with bronchial asthma and other respiratory diseases, essential hypertension, diseases of the joints.
This is a method due to which the microclimate, similar to the underground salt caves, pits, mines, is artificially reproduced. This method is based on the healing properties of salt./p>
It should be noted that the first buildings for artificial microclimate represented a room with walls revetted with salt material. There were offered various ways of wall-facing, still it was found out that in order to create the aerosol the variable filters were to be additionally installed – nasititeli, labyrinth partitions, ventilation devices and other devices.
The method of therapy by a prolonged stay in the microclimate of salt mines or caves has been known for over 2500 years thanks to the discovered salt therms in Sicily. Speleotherapy as a therapy method goes deep into the centuries, for instance in the ancient epochs of India there are described soldiers recovering their strength in the environment of underground salt grottos.
On the European continent, Poland is the country which first began applying the “salt” therapy (speleotherapy). In the middle XIX century the physician F. Bochkovsky made a discovery. He noted that among the miners, working in the salt mine “Wieliczka” near Krakow, there was not a single person with asthma. Here, eventually, the “pulmonary salt hospital” was established for the first time in Europe.
In 1960 the country was visited by scientists and officials from Transcarpathia. This resulted in the establishment in 1968 in the salt mine No. 8 in the village of Solotvyno of a medical department that used the speleotherapy.
The effect was colossal! After the confirmation of positive results in the village Solotvyno, a separate hospital was built. The construction was completed in 1980, headed by the famous physician-scientist, Doctor of Medicine, Professor Mykhailo Torokhtin.
Scientific researches of Mykhailo Torokhtin led to formation of a new physiotherapeutic direction in speleotherapy.
The search of ways to reproduce the artificial therapeutic microenvironment of salt caves leads to the fact that 5 years after opening the first department, where the speleotherapy is used, it was built one of the world’s first halochambers (salt room) with the analogic microclimate of the underground hospital department in the village of Solotvyno.
The studies have confirmed that the artificially modulated environment is similar to the natural one that allowed spreading and mainstreaming such method of treatment as halotherapy, the introduction of which was not dependent on the season, weather, climate and other environmental factors.
In the air of the salt grotto there are hundreds of useful microelements discharged by salt, including magnesium, iodine, potassium, which clear the airways, enhance the immune system, have a restorative, rejuvenating and curative effect on the skin.
Health-improving effect is achieved by saturation of a room air with finely-dispersed dry aerosol of sodium chloride. By its characteristics the salt aerosol refers to the effective natural hypobacterial, hypoallergenic and ionizing substances. It inhibits the growth of malignant microorganisms, fungi, pathogens of inflammatory and other diseases, and has a unique positive psychotherapeutic effect on a human body.
The finely-dispersed dry salt aerosol (haloaerozol) of a wide range – from 0.5 mg / m3 to 10 mg / m3 – with four controlled therapeutic concentrations (modes). The presence of the salt aerosol sized from 0.1 to 5 mcm creates in a medical room the environment free from microorganisms and allergens. The respirable fraction (1-5 mm) makes up the bulk of the particles of the aerodispersive environment (over 97%), due to which the aerosol makes an effective influence in all, including the deep parts of the respiratory tract, . Physico-chemical properties of the aerosol define the specific methods of halotherapy, one of ehich which is the delivery of extremely small doses of the substance to the airways. When grinding in the halogenerator, the salt grains acquire negative charge and high surface energy, due to strong mechanical influence. When interacting with the molecules of air there appears its aeroionization (6 – 10 NC / m3). Light negative ions are an additional factor of the therapeutic effects on the body and cleansing of the room environment. This natural method of aeroionization is the most physiological and safe. Thus, the optimal aerosol and aeroions density, received from this technology, dives maximum therapeutic effect as compared to other ways of halo-speleoterapy realization.
Consequently, the studies have shown that the main curative factor is the small particles of the rock salt in the air – that is the salt aerosol, and the only legal, scientifically grounded halotherapy method in Ukraine is the treatment in the environment of dry NaCl aerosol with a sufficient therapeutic concentration.
The main curative factor of speleotherapy is salt, or NaCl, its smallest particles sized 1 – 5 microns. The small particles of salt penetrate deep into the bronchial tree, and have bronchodrainage, anti-inflammatory immunomodulatory effect on the respiratory tract, which indirectly improves the overall defense of the organism. Improvement of the drainage function and reduction of the airways inflammation facilitate the reduction of hyper-reactivity and lowering of the bronchspasm-inducing component.
The effect from the 30-minute session can be compared to several hours of sound sleep outdoors. Useful microclimate of the salt room has the curative and rejuvenating effect, strengthens the nervous system and gives a lot of energy to your body.
The salt rooms are applied for:
More than 300 mln. people are suffering from bronchial asthma. Scientists have developed new drugs and treatment methods based on the the body defenses activation.
So, one visit to the salt room is equal to three days spent at the seaside!
In general, halotherapy is unsuitable at severe disease forms, acute recurrence and exacerbations, at individual intolerance of the salt aerosol components. We can provide the contraindications as follows:
We recommend 40-45-minute sessions that can be repeated from time to time, as recommended by your physician. The design of the salt grotto in “Romantic Spa Hotel” in Yaremche, its aesthetic appeal promote positive effect on psycho-emotional sphere, create comfortable conditions for recreation in the Carpathians.
At your disposal there are comfortable beds and a big TV, that will make your stay in the salt grotto more cheerful.
Visit the salt grotto in “Romantic Spa Hotel” and find harmony with yourself and the outside world