History of Salt
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The term ‘halo’ comes from the Greek word for salt.
The origins of salt lie in Eastern and Central Europe and can be traced back to the mid-19th century where the health of salt miners were noted to never suffer from any lung or skin disorder. Dr Felix Boczkowski discovered that workers in the salt mines were suffering fewer respiratory issues that the general population he was treating in Widliczka.
Our salt offers the benefit go higher levels of magnesium, potassium and sodium, all major contributors to nerve and muscle function, healing and maintaining fluid balance.
Unlike “normal” salt, ours does not contain additives like bleaching, anti-clumping or anti-calking agents. It isn’t fortified with iodine, therefore it contains no unwanted trace minerals.
A Word About Salt Therapy
Simply put “Halo Therapy” is the use of dry salt, aerosol microns and sub particles to treat the respiratory tract, the skin and lethargy.
Salt is sodium chloride also known as rock salt or mineral halite and is an ionic compound with the formula NaCI.
The two elements of salt – sodium and chloride – play a variety of very important and crucial roles in the horse’s body as maintaining the balance of their fluids which carry oxygen and nutrients.
Salt is also known as having anti-bacterial. antinflammatory, mucolytic and hydrophilic properties hence assisting in killing bacteria, reducing inflammation, breaking down mucus, and humidifying the respiratory mucosa.
Salt plays a vital role in many aspects of equine health. Right now you have around 250g of salt (about a cupful) working to keep you alive and our horses need 9g of sodium and 36g of chloride. Without enough salt, muscles will not contract, food will not digest and the heart will not beat.
Lungs and respiratory system play a key role in your horses performance. A cleaner respiratory system allows for improved lung function, cleaner air ways and increased oxygen intake.
Many horse trainers and owners have incorporated salt therapy into their training and recovery programmes with great results, helping their speed, stamina, energy levels and overall wellbeing.
Equine Salt Therapy has been shown to increase metabolism, energy production and also stimulate the nerves and the resulting nerve transmission.
With the various mineral content the horse’s recovery and muscle generation is enhanced and with the mineral properties contained with the salt bolstering the immune system.
Benefits can also be seen in other areas such as cell permeability and nerve transmission. With our therapy, lungs and airways can be alleviated from infection and inflammation, preventing strain being placed on the vital organs which results in cardiovascular improvement.
This improves absorption of oxygen which means the lungs function more efficiently during the exercise process resulting in the horse taking fewer breaths, keeping calmer during exercise, thereby reducing stress.
How Equine Halo Therapy Works
Salt Therapy having been used in humans for centuries and is a proven treatment for all types of breathing and skin conditions and is presented to you through Equine Halo Therapy by Equine Halo Therapy Clinic, which permits horses to experience the amazing results that humans have benefited from for years such as:
- Improving lung function
- Increasing oxygenated blood
- Reducing inflammation
- Mucus build up
Alleviating and resolving skin conditions such as:
- Sweet Itch
- Rain Scauld
- Sarcoids & Cuts
- Aural Plaque
- Combatting infection
- Loosening mucus
- Improving stamina
- Aiding recovery
- Reducing Inflammation
Not just the respiratory system but post trauma, injuries and infections. Once again aiding recovery.
Our results and testimonials illustrate the benefits for racehorse performance, pinhookers, studs, showjumpers, eventers and dressage alike.
Advantages & Disadvantages
Our team at Equine Halo Therapy, using our expertise in the health and the equine world, realise the all too often challenges faced by the industry.
Treating these challenges through the use of antibiotics and similar therapies can lead to secondary biological issues which results in downtime for our prestigious equine athletes, costing their owners and trainers.
The advantages to you:
- Non-invasive therapy.
- Stress free treatment.
- 100% drug free.
- Ability to administer at your Convenience and training schedule.
- No known contra-indications with any veterinary or human medications.
- It can be used in conjunction with your advised veterinary treatment.
- Warranty guaranteed.
- 24 hour helpline.
- Full training and back-up support.
The disadvantages to you:
- Initial investment required.
- Usage beyond our recommendations may lead to depletion of healthy levels of mucus.