When I saw the salt therapy Groupon I had no idea what it entailed. So when I entered the Kansas City Salt Mine I truly didn’t know what to expect. What I learned was truly fascinating. Salt therapy, known as halotherapy, has long been established in Russia and Eastern Europe as one of the most effective and affordable ways to gain relief from a wide variety of health challenges including allergies and other respiratory issues. Even the gentleman that entered the salt room with me said his doctor sent him to help with his allergies and he swore by it. So I thought “why not!”
Basically, dry salt is ground into tiny micronized salt particles, and are blown into the salt room while you lay comfortably in a recliner with a blanket to nap with. While you nap, the tiny, crushed, micronized salt particles enter the deepest portion of your respiratory system. Since salt is a natural anti-inflammatory, it opens restricted airway passages making it easier to breathe. It also strengthens the immune system. The dry Salt Therapy also contributes to balancing our nervous system, causing us to relax and enter a calmer state of mind.
Between the salt mist and the instrumental music it was easy to doze off into a peaceful nap. However, it was what happened when I woke up that was the most amazing thing. I could breathe! All the swelling that I didn’t know I had had disappeared. I felt calm and less stressed. It was almost saddening to know that I had to leave. Who knew Salt Therapy could make me feel so much better?!
If you have any breathing issues I highly recommend the Kansas City Salt Mine in Lee’s Summit. It worked great for me and even lasted a few days later. It was relaxing and comforting. Definitely something I would do again!
A girl just trying to find her way, stepping outside of her comfort zone, trying new things, and making new friends along the way!