Viruses come, and the editors of UaUa.info are looking for rescue methods and alternative ways to prevent autumn SARS in themselves and in children.
UaUa.info editor Natalya Kovtun, as a preventive measure, visited the salt cave “Territory of Salt”, found out why light salt, and how to use it for the next six months to say goodbye to colds.
It really looks like a cave. Semi-dark room with jagged walls, overhanging ceiling, stalactites overhead. And on the walls, and on the ceiling, and on the floor is thick, no, VERY THICK layer of rock salt. In the corner there is even a salt snowman. Although the decayed skeleton of a pirate in this entourage would look more logical.
On the screen walled in the wall - the desert coast and the sound of the surf. With a certain amount of fantasy, you can imagine that you are really somewhere in a cave, and the sea is splashing around the corner from you.
If there is no fantasy, you can simply stretch out in a comfortable lounge chair and look through Facebook - Wi-fi works in the “cave”.
There is really a lot of salt here - to a room of 30 sq.m. It took seven tons. Moreover, it is not just a themed decor. A thick layer of salt on all surfaces helps to recreate the microclimate of natural salt caves.
The session lasts 45 minutes. All you have to do is relax and breathe. The deeper you breathe, the more effectively halotherapy will work.
How things are arranged
Halotherapy is the healing effect of salt on the body.
Salt for procedures use not sea, but stone. Such as standing in the salt shaker in your kitchen. But breathing over the salt shaker is not yet halotherapy. To salt treated, it must be brought into a certain state.
The halogenerator crushes salt into dust particles about 5 microns in size. These microparticles are periodically injected into the air of a room through a sprayer hidden on the ceiling, in the thickness of the salt folds.
The concentration of salt in the air is from 5 to 30 mg per cubic meter. If you turn on the flashlight, you can see how many of its particles are spinning in a ray of light. At the end of the session, even the lips become slightly salty.
You breathe - and micro-particles of salt fall into the lungs, bronchi, even into tiny alveoli. Sodium chloride irritates the nerve endings of the respiratory tract, the villi of the epithelium begin to move more actively and literally shed the dirt accumulated in the upper, middle and lower respiratory tracts.
Already by the middle of the session there is moisture in the nose and the desire to cough a little. This started the cleaning processes.
The next morning, there may even be a cough and a runny nose - it is the mucous that pushes out of the airways all the harmful things that have accumulated there.
Residents of the metropolis have something to clean the lungs. After the first sessions, breathing becomes noticeably easier, even if so far you have not felt any particular discomfort.
Especially this “general cleaning” is useful for those who do not get out of colds, have chronic problems with the respiratory tract or work in harmful and dirty work.
Salt against ORZ
Halotherapy helps with skin, respiratory tract diseases, allergic and inflammatory problems. Full list of indications for halotherapy by reference
But during the cold season the most relevant property of salt rooms is the fight against viruses and the strengthening of immunity.
If you have a cold always associated with SARS, runny nose, exacerbations of sinusitis and other inflammatory processes, you definitely need in the salt room.
If the child goes to the kindergarten for a week and is sick for two weeks, if the adenoids or tonsils are enlarged, he also needs to go there.
Salt particles remove contaminants and restore the microbiological balance of the mucous membrane. The airways are naturally released from pathogenic microbes, swelling and inflammation are removed, and protective functions are increased.
Do not wait until you catch the first virus. It is better to gently “tighten” the immune system in advance than to spend half the winter on sick leave.
10-15 sessions in the salt room increase immunity and allow you to forget about acute respiratory viral infections and acute respiratory infections for half a year. And if the virus still gets into the body, recovery will come faster and without complications.
For children, the salt room is more fun than a medical procedure. They are not bored at all with 45-minute sessions. The room is equipped with a mini-cave for kids, right there cubes, trucks-sovochki. Lying on the belly in the chair bag and digging loose salt is a pleasure.If you still get bored - instead of the seascape on the TV they will turn on cartoons.
If a child needs not just prevention of colds, but more serious work with the lungs - take with you balloons and inflate them with your child. And have fun, and intensively "salt" the airways of the baby.
"Cave" "cave" discord
Halotherapy is a studied procedure with precise conditions. However, not all salt rooms comply with these requirements. Perhaps they are cheaper, but such an inadequate salt therapy will not bring the desired effect.
How to find out the "wrong" salt rooms and not waste money?
Bare walls or sections of walls
To maintain the desired salt concentration, it is necessary to recreate the conditions of the natural salt cave - a thick layer of salt that completely covers all surfaces in the room. If part of the walls remain uncoated, the effect of the procedure falls.
It is also impossible to call the “salt room” a room where several salt lamps are simply turned on. This device is good for prevention at home, but you should not expect a powerful therapeutic effect from it.
Salt too large
In some rooms, finely ground salt literally sprinkles from the ceiling. Perhaps it looks more impressive than fine particles in the air. But there is almost no benefit from the "saline rain". All work takes place in the respiratory tract, where such large particles simply do not fall.
Insufficient salt concentration in the air
Therapeutic salt concentration in the air is from 5 to 30 mg per cubic meter. It is set on the halogenerator manually, and the device automatically maintains the necessary conditions during the session. A red light flashes above the entrance to the room - a sensor that monitors the salt concentration. If there is no sensor, or it does not work, it is impossible to track and maintain the salt balance, and there is no guarantee that the procedure will give any effect.
Salt is very hygroscopic. At normal air humidity, it will crystallize and not be sprayed. Therefore, the air in the salt room should be very dry, it is closely monitored. Strange, but at the same time breathing in a salt cave is even easier than in the cool air of the street.
If the correct microclimate is observed, salt “comes to life” - real stalactites are formed in the salt room.
Half a year ago, when the Territory of Salt opened, several stalactites were artificially formed.Now under the ceiling in several places you can see thin strings that look like hanging cobwebs. This is growing new young stalactites. This means that the atmosphere in the Territory of Salt completely repeats the healing air of natural caves and salt mines.
I do not know whether this is due to the concentration of salt, but the atmosphere here is, indeed, the most relaxing. If it were not for the limited time of the session, I would even add the salt room to the list of places where you can work outside the office.
Well, okay, if you do not work, then you can definitely meditate here. The neighbor in the chair opposite generally fell asleep.
When school holidays begin, you will need to complete a course with your child. Schoolboy, he just does not hurt.