Stress is the brain and body’s way of responding to or reacting to any change that may pose as a type of demand challenge or threat. While everyone is affected by stress at different points in their lives and can even be helpful by keeping one alert, ready to meet challenges, and ready to avoid or manage danger, it can also affect one’s health drastically, if not managed carefully.
Acute stress is momentary or short term, lasting from as short as a couple of hours to as long as a month) and goes away quickly. It results from specific events or situations that may be a novelty, unpredictable, threatening to the ego or that leave one with a poor sense of control. This type of stress can be classified as positive or good due to the stress hormones that are released that enable your body and mind to deal with or manage the situation. Situations such a these could include involvement in a car accident, running late for work or an appointment, or getting into a fight or argument with a loved one.
Chronic stress lasts for a much longer period of time and can be caused by repeated exposure to situations that lead to the release of stress hormones. This can disrupt nearly every system in your body that may lead to serious health problems such as depression, anxiety, sleep problems, skin conditions such as eczema, weight problems, high blood pressure, heart problems, and more.
Some ways to alleviate and manage stress are to stay physically fit, to set realistic goals and prioritize tasks, engaging in relaxing activities, rest, staying connected to those that love and care about you and to see a health care professional. Halotherapy, more commonly known as salt therapy, is an additional holistic way to help manage stress due to the calm, relaxing atmosphere of each session.
At Sea Salt Therapy, our halotherapy sessions last 45 minutes and are conducted in a relaxing environment. Clients enter a relaxing, dimly lit room and sit down in comfortable chairs while breathing in microscopic salt particulates from pharmaceutical grade salt. As clients inhale the salt particles they are able to watch a show, read a book, take a nap or listen to relaxing music. This process promotes rest and relaxation that can be much needed due to the stressors of everyday life while improving the skin and respiratory system at the same time.
It is also ideal for children as children are not spared from stress, especially because they are learning new things constantly. Our salt rooms feature t.v.’s with access to Disney + and Netflix as well as children’s toys to entertain them throughout the process.
It is important to note that Salt Therapy is a holistic, natural supplemental way to help alleviate symptoms but does not cure any condition or disease.