The days of runny noses, coughs, congestion, and fevers are upon us. It’s winter and that means children are being exposed to more infectious elements. Over the last several weeks we have seen a surge across America in rates of Covid, influenza, and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). The latter, RSV, predominately affects children and can lead to a host of symptoms including coughing, fever, runny nose, and wheezing. Most cases resolve without serious complications; however, some children may develop difficulty breathing and a decreased level of alertness. If this occurs please have your child evaluated immediately by a medical professional.
Although there is no vaccine for RSV, there are some recommended therapies that involve clearing congestion with the use of saline or cool-mist humidifiers. Those are some traditional methods, but did you know salt inhalation therapy, or halotherapy, has a similar effect on the respiratory passages? The salted air you breathe in during a session attracts moisture in the respiratory tract, helping to thin out thick mucus and secretions. It makes it easier to cough up and clear out the lungs. It also works great in the nasal cavity and sinuses.
Whether it’s RSV or just a stuffy nose, why not let your kids try out salt therapy? Over the last few weeks here at Salted Desert we have had quite a few parents bringing in their children, some as young as 6 months old, to try a 10-minute parent/child halotherapy session. Parents can sit in the same booth with their child (if under 8). It’s totally safe. The salt we use is pure sodium chloride. There are no risks from adverse drug reactions or procedures. It’s drug-free and non-invasive. And your kids can benefit year-round. It also helps alleviate the symptoms associated with conditions like asthma, allergies, and cystic fibrosis.
After a session, you can hang out with the kids in our complimentary Himalayan salt garden. It looks like a giant sandbox, but it’s filled with crushed Himalayan pink salt. Children love the feel of the salt, and for some, it creates a sense of being at the beach – minus the sunburns and seagulls.
For more information, visit our website at Salteddesert.com or just stop by. We love giving tours of our facility and are happy to answer any questions you have about salt therapy for your child.
Stay safe and be well,