Don’t let a Cold or the Flu get you down…
Cold and Flu symptoms got you down? Salt Wellness Centre in Surrey can help!
The Cold and Flu season is upon us and each year the debilitating symptoms seem to last longer and get more intense. It is estimated that between 4 – 8 million Canadians will get the flu each year and that the average Canadian will come down with a cold 3-4 times per year, resulting in missed days from work and school and daycare for children…leaving parents scrambling. At Salt Wellness Centre, we offer two unique alternative therapies that will assist your immune system in fighting off Colds and the Flu this season.
DRY SALT THERAPY (HALOTHERAPY)
Salt therapy is a drug-free and completely natural therapy for treating respiratory and skin conditions. Salt therapy has no side effects and is suitable for all ages. Salt therapy originated 200 years ago in the natural underground salt mines in Eastern Europe. In the 1950s, scientific studies were proving how effective salt therapy is in treating respiratory ailments. Manmade, above-ground Salt rooms provided a controlled environment, and Salt therapy became a new holistic option for respiratory treatment.
Salt Wellness Centre’s salt rooms have been engineered to simulate the micro-climate found in natural salt caves. During each 45 minute session a specialized medical device called a Halogenerator grinds pharmaceutical grade salt into microscopic particles and disperses them into the room. The device also imparts a negative charge to the salt particles, releasing the beneficial negative ions.
These particles are small enough to be inhaled into the deepest part of the lungs and penetrate through the bronchial tree and into the alveoli. Based on clinical studies, inhaling dry salt aerosol reduces inflammation of the whole respiratory tract. When salt particles are inhaled and deposited in the bronchial tree system and on the mucus, the mucus starts to break down and clients find it much easier to remove by coughing. Dry salt aerosol also has anti-bacterial properties and assists in cleansing the microbial flora of the respiratory tract, reducing inflammation of the airways and enabling the restoration of normal mucociliary clearance of the bronchi. This process increases the body’s natural resistance to respiratory tract infections.
COLD AND FLU SYMPTOMS
If you can’t afford to let a cold or the flu slow you down this season, contact Salt Wellness Centre in Surrey to book your dry salt therapy treatment. This noninvasive treatment can help minimize and even eliminate annoying symptoms of colds and the flu. Colds can start with just a sneeze or a tickle in your throat before progressing into a cough, more sneezing and nasal congestion with a runny nose. Although Colds and Flu may seem similar at first, Flu symptoms often include fatigue, sinus headaches, irritating and painful coughs, muscles aches, loss of appetite and fever. Dry Salt Therapy can help alleviate these symptoms while providing your natural defense system with a boost to help fight off the virus. Salt therapy can also prevent frequent reoccurrence of these viruses, and can complement Doctor prescribed treatments.
HOW EXACTLY DOES IT WORK? (SUMMARIZED)
If you are suffering from the cold or flu virus this season, dry salt therapy at Salt Wellness Centre in South Surrey will bring relief by opening the nasal airways, killing bacteria and facilitating the drainage of the sinuses. If you are suffering from chest congestion you will start breathing easier as the salt therapy accelerates mucous clearance from your lungs. These sessions will help drive away sneezing and coughing. Salt Wellness Centre’s salt therapy also reduces stress which might otherwise weaken your immune system and helps rejuvenate your natural defenses.
CHILDREN AND SALT THERAPY
As a parent, it is difficult to watch your child struggle to breathe because of a cold. Young children are more susceptible to colds and can get several a year. What if you have two or more children? That’s a lot of colds a year! When your child is sick with the cold or flu virus, all they want is relief, and all you want is to be able to give them some relief. A trip to the local Pharmacy or Medical Clinic are usually the first things you try, but have you ever thought of trying salt therapy? Dry Salt therapy can relieve skin conditions, upper respiratory symptoms and cold and flu virus symptoms. One child is always free under 12, accompanied by a paying adult.
FLOAT THERAPY WHEN YOU ARE UNDER THE WEATHER
One of the many reasons we Float is for relaxation and stress reduction. By reducing stress, we ensure our immune system remains strong enough to fight off germs and viruses (e.g. cold and flu). The low-impact environment facilitated by the Float Tank (or room) enables your body time to rest and recuperate, and gives your immune system the opportunity to shift into a higher gear, strengthening your body’s immune response. There is Science behind this theory, as detailed in the Book of Floating by Michael Hutchinson. In his book he discusses experiments in the float tank that show “a person can actually strengthen his or her immune system…”. (We happen to have a copy of Michael Hutchinson’s book in our Relaxation Lounge if you want to read more.)
TAKE TIME AND MAKE TIME TO HEAL
The best remedy for cold and flu treatment and prevention is a blend of science and nature. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a cold or flu, contact Salt Wellness Centre in South Surrey today to schedule an appointment so we can help you feel better again!
Come in to Salt Wellness Centre today and FLOAT…BREATHE…REPEAT!