Salt crystals have been used for decades in the treatment of respiratory ailments such as asthma, bronchitis and other chronic breathing disorders, to help strengthen the immune system.
Sea Breeze therapy
Peoples with respiratory problems who’s choice are natural alternative therapy found the benefits from spending time at seaside. The fresh sea breeze can revitalize the breathing system and alleviate the symptoms of respiratory illnesses.
Speleo/ Salt mine therapy (Speleos=Cave in Greek).
Peoples goes underground to breath in clear salty air (100% allergen free fresh air) 4 hours a day, 10 days long, therapy which involve considerable costs and takes long time.
Presently, there is a growing recognition of the benefits of the salt mine therapy for respiratory diseases overseas with more and more people find salt mine therapy curative and reducing their respiratory symptoms.
The unique microclimate of the salt caves or the salt mines has shown to help people suffering asthma, rhinitis, bronchities and COPD.
Halo-therapy (Halos =Salt in Greek)
In this kind of therapy we can mention the halo chamber, salt lamp therapy etc. Salt chamber is a special room with walls and floors coated in salt rocks and crystals from different salt mines. Nebulised dry salt aerosols is released into the halo-chamber during the therapy sessions.
Salt Inhaler Therapy
The cheapest and cost effective treatment for persons who suffer from respiratory disorders are the new innovative, ergonomic and portable salt mine named Dry-Salt-Inhaler which simulates the natural microclimate conditions of an underground salt cave, salt mine or salt chamber with almost the same results as in any salt caves. Dry-Salt-Inhaler utilizes the simple curative principles of breathing salty air, but without the inconvenience and expense of trips to salt therapy centres.
The Dry-salt-Inhaler is a convenient, drug-free and non-invasive device and fall under the category of physical therapy.
The salt antiseptic and detoxifying properties, not only kill germs and bacteria but help the absorption of oxygen and users have found a marked improvement in their general state of health simply by breathing through the new inhaler for just 15-20 minutes a day, whenever you need it or wherever you are.
The device is made by bio-compatible medical grade plastic and contains unprocessed rock salt crystals from the famous Transylvanian Praid salt mine.
The main attraction of the region is the Salt Mine what was known since the roman's. Praid Salt Mine is one of the biggest salt mines in Romania and in Europe. The name of Praid as a concept is closely related to salt and everything concerning it. This place is situated at 6 km from Sovata City. Praid is in the West Side of Harghita district in the Gurghiului Mountains. The huge salt mass, which is 1,2 times 1.4 km in diameter, is slightly elliptic and it has its roots at an astonishing depth – 2.7 km.
This countryside is a real paradise for all those nature lovers who don’t limit only to sightseeing from their cars or coaches.
The salt yard from Praid holds more kinds of geological, historical, mineral and therapeutic secrets. One of this secret lies in the formation of salt in Transylvania. The range of Korond – Praid – Szovata - Gorgeny is the trace of salt uprush, and the salt yard from Praid rises from it like an immense mushroom. The formation of the salt in Transylvania – and the pleat from Praid it includes – can be traced back to the geological age of Lower – Baden (Middle-Miocene age), 20-22 million years ago. The sediments of the following geological ages deposited on the condensed salt layers and under their pressure the salt moved to the edges of the Transylvanian Basin. The movement of the salt was furthered by the fact that its specific weight is smaller than that of its environment and it uprushed on the line of the existing ruptures forming diaper pleats and a huge salt strata. The salt treasure of Praid hides an amount of salt that can be extracted in hundreds of years and it is one of the bottomless treasure troves in Transylvania.