Updated: Mar 8, 2021
This corona-virus does affect the respiratory and lung system and dry salt therapy has shown to provide symptomatic benefit. Being proactive and taking care of your respiratory system is becoming more important than ever before.
According to the Salt Therapy Association, dry salt therapy is antimicrobial which kills some microorganisms or stops their growth. 99.99% pure-grade sodium chloride is ground by a device called a Halo-generator into micron-sized particles that are then dispersed into the room, as a dry salt aerosol. This pure dry salt aerosol is then inhaled and penetrates deep into the respiratory system as well as the surface layers of the skin.
While the pure grade sodium chloride is antibacterial, people should be aware of their surroundings and the CDC is a good resource of information, such as ensuring you are washing your hands and cleaning surfaces.
While salt therapy facilities clean between each session, properly designed and built salt rooms work with their HVAC system and purge the air between each salt session so that fresh, new dry salt air is introduced for their guests. Salt Therapy has been shown to be a safe and complimentary wellness treatment.
As always, if you have questions, please contact your local health care professional.
Disclaimer: While there are many clinical and scientific studies conducted on dry salt therapy (Halo-therapy) throughout the world, the FDA has not evaluated above statement.