Spa Treatments for Respiratory
Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways. Your airways are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls of your airways become sore and swollen. That makes them very sensitive, and they may react strongly to things that you are allergic to or find irritating. When your airways react, they get narrower and your lungs get less air. This can cause wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and trouble breathing, especially early in the morning or at night.
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the main air passages (bronchi) to your lungs. It causes a cough, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Coughing often brings up yellow or greenish mucus. There are two main types of bronchitis: acute and chronic.
Acute bronchitis is often caused by the same viruses that cause colds. It usually starts as a sore throat, runny nose or sinus infection, then spreads to your airways. It can cause a lingering dry cough, but it usually goes away on its own.
Chronic bronchitis is one type of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The inflamed bronchi produce a lot of mucus. This leads to cough and difficulty getting air in and out of the lungs. Cigarette smoking is the most common cause. Breathing in other fumes and dusts over a long period of time may also cause chronic bronchitis. Treatment will help your symptoms, but chronic bronchitis is a long-term condition that keeps coming back or never goes away completely.
Sinusitis means your sinuses are infected or inflamed. Your sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose. They produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If your nose is swollen, this can block the sinuses and cause pain and infection.
Sinusitis can be acute, lasting for less than four weeks, or chronic, lasting much longer. Acute sinusitis often starts as a cold, which then turns into a bacterial infection. Allergies, pollutants, nasal problems and certain diseases can also cause sinusitis.
If you have sinus or respiratory problems, aromatherapy with eucalyptus may help. You may enjoy a eucalyptus misted steam room, eucalyptus facial or even a eucalyptus aromatherapy massage.
Enjoy spas which feature a salt cave. The salt cave is an enclosed healing place which is very beneficial for people suffering from respiratory problems. Built from natural blocks of sea salt the whole interior is designed in the style of a cave. It is believed to work because Inside, the air is very pure and is saturated with therapeutic sodium chloride, magnesium and calcium ions which provide excellent effects for treatment of respiratory disorders, asthma, inflammations of the nasal cavities and allergies of respiratory system of adults as well as children. The environment is very conducive for relaxation. You feel as though you are enjoying the cool sea air.
As well as relieving respiratory disorders, the bacteria-free environment is good for helping digestive diseases such as Crohn’s and assists with dermatological diseases such as psoriasis or allergies. The salt cave is also a good antidote to stress and exhaustion and the selenium contained in the salt is very beneficial for slowing down the ageing process.
Some spas that are not large enough for a salt cave, may offer salt inhalation equipment. Inhalation is known to improve the function of the mucous membrane of the breathing apparatus. Natural salts are used in combination with mineral water and inhaled through a tube into the mouth. Inhalation is an effective treatment for people with breathing difficulties such as acute or chronic bronchitis and asthma.
A part of Ayurvedic therapies for years and recently discovered by many when it was featured by Dr. Oz on Oprah, the neti pot, naturally cleanses, refreshes, and protects the nasal passages, one of our body's first lines of defense against illness.
Contraindications for a salt cave or salt inhalation would be is hyperthyroidism, kidneys diseases, tuberculosis, and claustrophobia.
You should discuss your health needs with your physicians before considering any spa treatments. Spa Treatments are complimentary treatments to medication, exercise and dietary changes that your physician prescribes.
SALT CAVE SPA LOCATIONS
6501 West Irving Park Rd.
Chicago Il 60634
773 - 283-7701
Megi's Spa-Touch of the Seas
2626 Dempster St
Park Ridge, IL 60068
5050 North Cumberland
Norridge, IL 60706
Touch of Tranquility Day Spa
6884 East Sunrise
Tucson, AZ 85750
(Brine Light Therapy)