Athletes Performance Can Benefit From Visiting a Salt Cave

Research and studies have demonstrated the beneficial value of the micro climate of salt caves in shielding our bodies against viral infections, in balancing our immune system, in the enhancement of sport performance & in the following disorders:

Respiratory infections, Cardiovascular diseases, Immune system diseases, Gastrointestinal diseases, Skin diseases, Nervous system disorders, Disorders of metabolism and as a drug-free treatment for asthma, bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and sinusitis

The primary goal of every athlete is to achieve their absolute, maximum potential. Salt Therapy has been found to aid in Sport Performance Enhancement. One of the most important determinants of whether this is possible is an optimum breathing pattern and lung capacity.

As an athlete, you know that every advantage counts. When you want to win, you need that edge. Salt Therapy can help you get that edge over the competition. The primary goal of every athlete is to achieve their absolute, maximum potential. In order to achieve this an athlete needs an optimum breathing pattern and lung capacity.

When an athlete has poor breathing patterns it may:

(1) reduce stamina and performance

(2) increase the likelihood of injury in training and competition

(3 increase the production of lactic acid and subsequently leaves the athlete with residual muscle soreness

(4) increase dehydration

(5) increase the occurrence of cramps

(6) greatly increase recovery time

(7) limit gaseous exchange in the lungs

(8) elevate the heart rate

(9) increase anxiety

(10) decrease concentration

(11) deplete energy levels

(12) contribute to poor sleep patterns

Speleotherapy (Salt therapy) successfully addresses all of these factors. Once an athlete has optimized their breathing they can achieve better performance.

Visiting a Salt Cave, as part of an active sports program, helps increase lung function and breathing capacity while preventing and treating many underlying respiratory weaknesses among athletes. Athletes find that once they have optimized their breathing, they can achieve better performance, using less breath. This means they have more air in reserve to achieve outstanding performance.

Clinical Trials have shown that Salt Therapy is effective in:

(1) clearing mucous from the airways thus removing airflow obstruction

(2) enhancing the mucous clearance mechanism in both asthmatic and healthy subjects

(3) maintaining clear airways

(4) providing anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effects in the whole respiratory tract

(5) reducing bronchial sensitization and improving lung function

(6) helping to clear unwanted, inhaled particles from the respiratory tract

Integrating Speleotherapy into a training routine can induce better lung function, improve performance, while preventing and treating many underlying respiratory weaknesses among athletes. Why not get the edge. All athletes, regardless of the sport or level they play can benefit from visiting a salt cave prior and after a competition.

An Easy Introduction to Salt Therapy

It is no question that the pharmacy industry grows every day. Any symptom you are feeling can easily be treated with a pill or a daily dose of medicine. It’s very easy to get caught up in how easily problems we have with our bodies can go away. But taking pills or medicine sometimes is not the best option. With reoccurring illnesses or problems in the body, by taking the same drug one too many times, your body can build an immunity to it, requiring larger doses to have an effect. Natural treatments have been becoming popular once again because they can be done safely and effectively at home, and with fewer risks.

A well-known natural treatment is salt therapy. Salt therapy has been around as early as the twelfth century. This natural and non-invasive treatment involves inhaling microscopic salt particles, targeted at cleansing the respiratory system. The salt’s negatively charged ions (which can be found in places like the beach or waterfalls) are found to reduce the amount of mucus and inflammation in the lungs. This effect improves respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinus infections, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and many more. By liquefying the mucus and the inflammation going down, the airways become more cleared for the patient. It is also easier to cough and expel what is unwanted out of the lungs.

Salt therapy does more than just cleansing the respiratory system. According to one study published on PubMed, “It inhibits the growth of bacteria and, in some case, kills them. Phagocyte activity is also increased. It has beneficial effect on the well-being of the patients, and a relaxation effect on the central nervous system. It can prevent, or at least decrease the frequency of the respiratory tract inflammations. It produces better lung function parameters, diminishes bronchial hyperreactivity, which is the sign of decreasing inflammation.” By killing the growth of the bacteria, it’s much more difficult for it to spread and infect the body. Due to this, you will find yourself getting fewer colds and infections because of how strong your body has become. Overall, these additional bonuses of salt therapy will only continue improving your quality of life.

Since salt therapy is drug-free, it makes it a wonderful option for children, especially fussy ones. They won’t even notice the salt particles they’re breathing in because they’re so minuscule, making it extremely easy to have them do this treatment. There have also been studies taken on children with asthma and the effects of salt therapy on them. PubMed concluded that “The treatment group showed a statistical improvement in most parameters of quality of life questionnaires.” and “Our pilot study suggests that salt room with halo generator, may have some beneficial effects in mild asthmatic children.” More and more studies show the positive influence and improved quality of life salt therapy had on the patients. Beside recent studies, salt therapy has been used for centuries as folk medicine. Europe has many salt sanatoriums, the treatments being covered by the health ministry in some of the European countries.

Salt therapy can do a lot for you and can also be used easily at home. This treatment isn’t limited to only those who are affected by a respiratory illness. It can help you from preventing many different illnesses before they affect you by strengthening your immunity. It’s safe, it’s affordable, and it doesn’t come with any potential side effects like most prescription drugs do. Go natural and try salt therapy today!

Salt Therapy and its European Well-known Beneficial Effects in Respiratory Diseases

The benefits of salt therapy (also called Halotherapy) or speleotherapy are well known and documented in Europe. Halotherapy uses dry aerosol micro particles of salt and minerals to treat respiratory diseases and seeks to replicate the conditions of speleotherapy (from Greek speleos=cave), a treatment that has been practiced in old salt mines of Eastern Europe since the early 19th century.

In the mid 18th Century a Polish health official Felix Botchkowski, noticed that the workers of salt mines did not get ill with lung diseases. He wrote a book about the effects of salt dust in 1843. His successor M. Poljakowski founded a Salt Spa in Velicko near Krakow, which is still in operation. During the Second World War salt mines were often used as bombproof shelters. After spending time there many people who suffered from asthma felt that their health had gotten better! Today there are many salt sanatoriums in Europe (Austria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia…).

The Halotherapy belongs to the category of the physical therapies non-drug and non invasive treatments of diseases. In the former Soviet Union, medical researchers engaged in a concerted effort to develop physical therapies in order to avoid the costs and side effects of drug therapy as well as microbial and tumour resistance. Russia has become the world leader in developing and testing new and increasingly effective physical therapies. Many of the clinical trials have focused on Halotherapy as a treatment of asthma and chronic bronchitis and also very effective as a main or adjuvant therapy across the entire range of upper and lower respiratory tract diseases.

Respiratory diseases are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Most drug therapies of respiratory diseases have only palliative effects, and many have significant side effects, especially those with corticoids or steroids. So, a physical therapy like Halotherapy is greatly needed.

Speleotherapy also makes a great demand on patients’ time. The mines are not conveniently located for most people and the total cost is fairly significant.

The effectiveness of speleotherapy is not acknowledged in all countries of the world, but in countries like Romania (Praid, Tg.Ocna,Seiged, Sovata, Slanic, Ocna), Poland (Wieliczka), Germany (Teufelshöhle), Austria (Hallen, Solzbad-Salzeman), Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Nakhichevan mines in Azerbaijan, the salt aerosol plays an important role in the treatment of chronic respiratory diseases, working well with or without medical treatment and without any known side effects. Because of these, pregnant women with asthma or other respiratory diseases could use this therapy without any harm to the child. Very well known and appreciated in these middle-eastern European countries, this therapy is covered by the public health care system. In Romania there are also many salt lakes – Sovata with 7 salt lakes, Ocna Sibiului with 52 salt lakes in S-W of Transilvania, very well known in the treatment of infertility, metabolic diseases,skin diseases. These salt lakes were usually formed by collapsing of salt caves ceilings. All these salt lakes have different salinity, increasing with deepness – from 9g/l to 320g/l.

This salt therapy being very well known for its beneficial effects, a Romanian inventor puts his mind at work and developed a device that is able to reproduce a speleotherapy micro environment in your home in an affordable and convenient way. Internationally recognized, with Gold and Silver medal at “Salon International des Inventions”,Geneva and “World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and New Technology”, Brussels, this Romanian invention brings new hopes in the natural treatment of chronic respiratory diseases.

The inventor thought this device as an air salinizer that uses forced ionization of the indoor air by salt sublimation creating a micro climate of dry aerosol salt therapy in your living space. He used a natural process of salt crystallization to obtain salt micro crystals under 5µm in diameter, invisible to human eyes, being able to penetrate deep into the lung. The device uses only natural salt from within the mountain of salt, untreated or touched by the human processing technology.

Based on clinical studies, the inhaled saline has bactericide, mucokinetic, hydrophilic, anti inflammatory properties, reducing inflammation in the whole respiratory tract, absorbing edema from the mucosa lining the airway passages leading to widening of the airway passages, restoring the normal transport of mucus and unclog blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles leading to rapid elimination of the residual tar and foreign allergens, all of these in a natural process.

Edema of the nasal mucosa and the oropharynx and soft palate, causing nasal obstruction and snoring is diminished, leading to widening of the airway passage in the nose and the tubes of the sinuses and improving the sinuses drainage and reducing snoring.

In the auditory tube, edema of the Eustachian tube causing ear infection, is also diminished, leading to widening of the airway passages, better drainage and better aeration behind the tympanic membrane.

The salt therapy was found to have beneficial effects in the treatment of:

Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Allergic Rhinopathy or Hay Fever

Cystic Fibrosis

Sinusitis

Ear Infections

Smoking Cough

Various acute or chronic respiratory disease

Reduce snoring and activates better sleep by clearing the airway passages in oropharyngeal region

Increased resistance to Cold & Flu by opening and clearing the nasal airway and improving the drainage of the sinuses

Humidifies the bronchial secretions reducing broncho-spasm and facilitating elimination of the smoke residual tar, phlegm expel and other allergens

Improves the quality of the indoor air by eliminating the dust, cigarette smoke, bad odours, mould and mites, having bactericide reduction properties.

The salt therapy is a natural method of therapy and does not involve any risk and is finally adapted to the living space. However, this is not a substitute for medical treatment and should only be used as an adjuvant helping to improve the quality of patients’ life, reducing the antibiotics and corticoids or steroids intake, reducing the rate of annual hospitalizations and decrease the frequency of respiratory diseases attacks.

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