DRY SALT THERAPY FOR SENIORS
Respiratory difficulties and disease along with skin conditions and aging are common problems in seniors that oftentimes can affect both health and quality of life.
RESPIRATORY DIFFICULTIES AND DISEASE
As people age, a gradual decline in lung function often occurs.
This is noticeable when there is a decrease in the maximum amount of air that an individual can breathe out after inhaling as much air as possible. This happens because aging causes an individuals' bones to thin and change shape. The shape of the rib cage is affected, which ultimately causes a reduction in rib cage expansion potential. In addition, respiratory muscles weaken.
Making it difficult to keep the airway totally open.
Medical issues that can lead to breathing problems can be caused by something as common as:
~ Sinus Problems
More significant causes include (but are not limited to):
SKIN CONDITIONS AND AGING
The loss of oil glands, which keeps skin soft, produces the most common skin problem affecting the elderly - dry, flaking skin. If that skin becomes uncomfortable and itchy, scratching and picking may result, while severely dry skin can become cracked and lead to bleeding and infection.
Additional skin conditions affecting seniors include:
HOW DRY SALT THERAPY WORKS FOR SENIORS
Dry Salt Therapy utilizes a machine called a halogenerator, which grinds salt into breathable particles and dispenses a dry salt aerosol into the air of either a salt room, save cave, or salt chamber. Dry salt goes deep into the recesses of an individuals lungs, absorbs impurities from the body, and helps break up mucus so the body can eliminate the toxins. Clean lungs bring more oxygen into the body to provide energy, impact every organ in the body, and improve overall well-being. The salt that is not inhaled falls onto the skin and is absorbed. The salt provides pH normalization and induces reparative and regenerative processes in derma, increases skin rigidity, stimulates growth, and improves hair health. The dry salt impacts skin microcirculation and assists cellular membrane activity used in dermatology and cosmetology and enhances their effectiveness.
Credit: Salt Therapy Association