Sore Throats, Essential Oil & Salt Therapy

Where do I begin?  Let me start with my diagnosis – viral pharyngitis – aka Sore Throat.

Remember, as a kid, when you got a sore throat, you took a few days off from school and hung out on the couch, binge watching Looney Tunes all day? That always seemed to do the trick, but for some reason, adults are NOT ALLOWED, or too busy, to follow this simple natural therapy!  Instead I drag myself to the local stat clinic, pay a hefty co-pay and wait a hefty amount of time to have someone look down my throat and say ‘aaah.’

A ‘quick strep’ test later (which came back negative), and the lovely PA skips in to tell me the news – and offers me a steroid shot to help with the discomfort.  I politely say no thanks, and she looks puzzled – like I’m rejecting her treatment.  She rolls her eyes and shrugs me off, leaving the room and mumbling something about checking out at the front desk.

So I get it – the compulsion that modern medicine has to prescribe a treatment, and the confusion it creates when a patient rejects the treatment.  So what did I do?  I used Mother Nature’s remedies of course!

100% Pure Essential Oil Therapy

I returned home and grabbed my Young Living essential oils.  I rubbed Thieves on the soles of my feet, twice daily (upon waking and sleeping), and alternated rubbing Thieves and RC on my throat every four hours.  I gargled twice daily with warm filtered water, thieves, and himalayan sea salt……

And while I’m on it, let’s talk about sea salt…..I had no idea what an unbelievable, curative treatment this would prove to be!  Dry salt therapy is very beneficial for overall general wellness as it assists in removing toxicity from the respiratory system. And that’s not all…..let me try and break it down.

100% Natural Salt Therapy

I visited one of my new favorite local places just a short distance from my home for a little salt TLC-  Island Salt & Spa.  First let me say how WONDERFUL the women are who own and work there.  They are so inviting and engaging from the moment you enter this charming space – you know you’re in for a treat!  The aesthetic of the place is equally fantastic – from the exposed brick walls, soft lighting, delightful diffusing, and soft background music.  It really should be called Salt Heaven!

Salt Therapy is a 100% natural alternative to support a number of respiratory, lung and skin conditions, and can benefit people of all ages – ranging from infants to adults.  According to what has been written about the myriad of benefits, salt therapy can provide relief from numerous conditions including (but not limited to):

Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, Cold & Flu, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Ear Infections, Emphysema, Pneumonia, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Snoring, Stress, Fatigue….

And one of the best aspects of this therapy is that there are no known adverse side effects.  Reported benefits extend well beyond a particular ailment.  Due to the numerous pollens, toxins, airborne irritants, pollution, airborne diseases, etc., Salt Therapy can help us combat numerous ailments and support wellness by helping our body combat and remove the toxicity from our respiratory system!

Halotherapy is an excellent way to cleanse and detox the lungs as well as invigorate the entire body with increased lung capacity and oxygen intake. Sea salt’s additional benefits include a reduction in fluid retention, an ability to calm the central nervous system, elevate our moods, and slow the skin aging process. Island Salt and Spa in Long Island can introduce you to the benefits of a therapeutic salt therapy. Book online now or call 631.573.6113 to speak with one of our representatives.

So this is how it works.  Negatively charged ions, have a positive effect on your health and well being (love your salt lamps right?).  They elevate your mood and energy levels, while simultaneously removing airborne bacteria, viruses, dust, mold and other allergens!  These negative ions have the capacity to attach to these airborne irritants, removing them from the air by negatively charging them – no chemical sprays required!  The process makes them so heavy that they can no longer remain in the air for you to breathe in.  And the dry salt that surrounds you creates an environment that is hostile to the growth of germs and other microbes.  It’s antiseptic and tranquil at the same time!

Let me elaborate further on my actual salt therapy experience – the one that cleared up my pharyngitis/tonsilitis/sore throat with the help of essential oils and WITHOUT unnecessary antibiotics or steroids!

I don’t know about you, but isn’t this room absolutely breathtaking???  I entered a room made almost entirely of salt, and an immediate sense of calming relaxation took hold.  The melodious drift of the soft music, the delicate crunch of the loose Himalayan salt floor, the placating comfort of the zero gravity chairs (replete with a blanket if you’d like), the distinct taste of salt in the air – all encouraged peace, quiet and tranquility.  It also coached the cough and soreness in my throat right out of me!  My almost 30 minute session was both relaxing and therapeutic.  But don’t wear all black as I often do (it’s slimming!) because I exited with a deliciously fine coating of therapeutic salt.  My whole body thanked me!

When I returned to the reception area feeling more relaxed, revived and healthful than when I entered, I was encouraged to drink lots and lots of water—this is a highly detoxifying process and water aids the body in the elimination of its toxins.And rest assured – the salty environment encourages the body’s release of pathogens, but creates an equally hostile environment for them too, so the worry of spreading germs should not be a worry at all.

Happy Healing everyone!

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