August is Psoriasis Awareness Month: Learn how Salt Therapy can Help!

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month. Psoriasis according to the National Psoriasis Foundation is a skin condition characterized by an immune deficiency in the body producing red, scaly, itchy patches of irritated skin. It’s mostly on the knees, elbows, hairline, and even on the scalp. In some people it can appear anywhere on the body and isn’t limited to certain areas. Scientists aren’t sure where this disease comes from, other than the immune connection in the body. Genetics may be a factor that’s being studied to pinpoint where the disease’s origins.  Certain triggers can make bouts with the disease worse, causing severe flare-ups. Sometimes lifestyle changes and diet can help to curb the symptoms.

Salt therapy or halotherapy is often administered in a salt room with walls covered with thick layers of salt.  Generators are used to disperse salt in the air in the form of a dry aerosol. Salt helps kill bacteria, is anti-inflammatory, and can lower immunoglobulin E (IgE). IgE are antibodies that are produced by the immune system. Those who have psoriasis often have higher levels of IgE in their bodies. By reducing the number IgE antibodies, salt therapy can help the immune system become less susceptible to outbreaks. This causes the body to become more tolerable to triggers, decreasing the number and frequency of psoriatic outbreaks.

If you or someone you know suffers from psoriasis, don’t hesitate to try halotherapy at The Salt Suite®. Talk to one of our staff members today at a location convenient to you, about starting your own course of beneficial treatment.

“During a typical adult session customers put their feet up in a comfortable leather chair rest or read and breathe in a dry salt aerosol. The micro particles are blown in the air by halo generators. In our separate children’s room kids play in a big sand box except with salt on the walls and floor and play while breathing in the dry salt air.”

People who suffer from the psoriatic disease often use medical lotions, creams, and ointments, although they don’t always work when it comes to easing the symptoms.

That’s where salt therapy comes in.

Enjoy salt therapy news, articles and research from our blog

Salt Lamps: Do They Improve Health?

The world can be a stressful place with stress coming from our personal lives, careers, and surrounding world events. Wouldn’t it be nice if a 45-minute salt therapy session could reduce stress levels? Fortunately, scientists have found that salt therapy does have a positive impact to stress.
Does halotherapy reduce stress?

Does Halotherapy Reduce Stress?

The world can be a stressful place with stress coming from our personal lives, careers, and surrounding world events. Wouldn’t it be nice if a 45-minute salt therapy session could reduce stress levels? Fortunately, scientists have found that salt therapy does have a positive impact to stress.
Older woman cleaning her face.

How Does Salt Therapy Improve Skin Health?

Itchy and dry skin feels so uncomfortable. It distracts focus from what is important. Not to mention psoriasis and eczema can make wardrobe and even hair style decisions for those affected. And how many of us don’t want to look a little younger? Well, those taking their salt therapy in the kids’ suite may not want to look younger, but the rest of us do. Can salt really do all of that- improve symptoms of skin issues and make us look younger? Yes, it can, and research shows it!
Older man with arms stretched out and light weights in his hands.

How Does Salt Therapy Improve Performance?

Performance may mean many different things to different people. For some, it means athletic performance. Whether a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or someone working out for healthy lifestyle, performance includes our ability to accomplish an athletic task. For others, it may mean breath control for activities like singing, performing arts and professional auctioning. Does salt therapy deliver benefits for various types of performance? In short, yes. But let’s explore what research has found about salt therapy and improved performance.