Salt Therapy

The History of The Salt Pipe

For centuries, salt therapy has been used with great success in many different countries such as Wieliczka (Poland), Hallein (Austria) and Praid (Romania).

The ancient Greeks practiced ‘halo-therapy’ (halos = salt in Greek) or salt therapy because of its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects which help to ease respiratory symptoms. It took over a thousand years to rediscover the beneficial effects that salt caves and salt mines can have on respiratory health problems.

The 19th century Polish physician, Dr. Felix Bochkowsky, discovered that salt miners didn’t suffer from any breathing or respiratory problems. Following his discovery, the practice of salt therapy spread throughout Eastern Europe and salt therapy became “part of their history”.

For centuries, salt therapy has been used with great success in many different countries such as Wieliczka (Poland), Hallein (Austria) and Praid (Romania)

Also, near the German town of Ennepetal, a salt cave was used as a protection against heavy bombing during World War II. Later on it was confirmed by scientists that many of those who had been using the cave as a bomb shelter were indeed cured of their asthma, chronic bronchitis, and other diseases of the respiratory tract. The healthy individuals hiding in that cave had strengthened their immunity and stopped catching colds.

Of course, salt caves tend to be few and far between in the UK, so now an alternative method of engaging in these benefits of salt inhalation has been developed in a way that is simple to use, cost effective and can be used in the comfort of your own home. Meet ‘the Salt Pipe’.

What is a Salt Pipe?

The salt pipe is a handy porcelain pipe filled with salt crystals from the Himalayan salt caves. Its salty microclimate calms and cleanses the cells of the respiratory system. When using the pipe, the moisture of the passing inhaled air absorbs the micron sized particles of the salt which then penetrate deep into your respiratory system to achieve the beneficial effects. The active ingredient induces natural self-cleansing mechanisms that flush away the impurities from the surface of the cells. Salt particles also mechanically clean the air passages.

Just a few minutes or regular daily use can be of major benefit not only to asthma, hay fever and allergy sufferers, smokers and snorers but can also be used to help overcome stuffiness, persistent coughing, shortness of breath, wheeziness during colds, flu and other infections. Using the salt pipe can also help to neutralise the daily damaging effects of air pollution, dust, smog, fog and secondary cigarette smoke.

the salt which penetrates deep into your respiratory system to achieve the beneficial effects

What makes our salt pipe different from the competition you may ask?

  1. The salt pipe is simple to use and its quirky design allows for optimum efficiency.
  2. Our salt pipe is filled with 200 million year old halite salt which has no shelf life. Therefore, there is no need to change your salt you just top up when required.
  3. The Sims Salt Pipe is fitted with a grommet at the base through which salt can be replaced in the event of accidental contamination e.g. dropping into water, foreign bodies etc.
  4. Heard enough? You too can begin to feel the benefits of salt therapy, reclaim your health today…..

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