Bendigo Salt Therapy
Modern Salt therapy has it’s origins in the salt mines and caves of Europe and Russia.
In 1843, Polish physician Dr. Felix Boczkowski discovered that men working in the salt mines of Wieliczka appeared to suffer fewer respiratory problems than the general population.
He attributed this to the salt aerosis being inhaled by the miners in the underground environment. As the workers were mining the salt (through chiseling, grinding and hammering at the salt), micro-sized salt particles were dispersed into the air.
During World War II, the Klutert salt caves in the German town of Ennepetal were used as shelter against heavy bombing. People remained in the caves for prolonged periods, breathing in the salt dust. In 1949, German physician Dr. K.H Spannahel noticed that those who had taken shelter in the salt mines experienced relief from their respiratory conditions.
The use of salt mines for therapeutic purposes developed in countries including Poland, Russia, Belarus, Romania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Slovakia and Ukraine. In 1980, the Odessa Science Research Institute in Ukraine developed the first Halotherapy device. The machine replicated the grinding the crushing of salt and the dispersal of micro salt particles into the air to model the conditions in an underground salt mine. Thus, modern alt therapy (or ‘Halotherapy’) was born.
After the fall of the Soviet Union, Halotherapy began emerging outside Eastern Europe and is now gaining popularity across the western world as a complimentary therapy to help relieve the symptoms of respiratory and skin conditions, assist athletic recovery and performance and support general health and well-being.
Common Conditions We See
Asthma, Hay Fever, Bronchitis, COPD, Croup, Cystic Fibrosis, Sinusitis, Emphysema, Allergies, Bronchiectasis, Snoring, Eczema, Cold & Flu, Chest Infection, Pneumonia, Psoriasis, Well-being, Sports Recovery.