Modern-day halotherapy began developing in the 19th century, when the Polish doctor Felix Boczkowski noticed that salt miners did not suffer from the harsh conditions of their work. After years of research, the first pulmonary salt hospital opened in that very mine in Poland in 1959.
In 1984, at St. Petersburg’s Aerosol Medical & Aerospace Center a team under the scientific leadership of Professor P. P. Gorbenko created the world’s first salt room, whose purpose and idea was to recreate the micro-climate of the salt mine in an urban environment.
In 1988, Gorbenko and V. F. Salsarenko created the halogenerator technology used to saturate salt rooms with dry aerosol. The modern halogenerator produces ionised aerosol using a so-called “fluidized bed”. The substance AEROGALITE is made of high quality rock salt, mined at an average depth of 400 m.
Despite all scientific efforts, the healing effect in the salt rooms could not achieve the level that had been observed at hospitals in former salt mines. The halogenerators, highly ionized sodium chloride and saline coating on the walls had indeed achieved a significant improvement in the condition of patients with asthma, chronic bronchitis, psoriasis and various other complaints, but something was missing. Scientists called this the X-factor riddle.
After 20 years of research and with the direct involvement of Professor Gorbenko, the absolute sodium chloride crystals’ transparency for long-wave radiation was discovered. The secret to the effectiveness of salt mines was revealed: due to the chemical purity of sodium chloride crystals, infrared radiation with wide range and high power is directed from the bowels of the Earth towards its surface. This powerful flow of quantum energy concentrates in salt caves and has a strong energetic, biophysical, and biochemical impact on humans. In 2003, Professor Gorbenko patented the “Quantum Energy Salt Rooms”. His discovery brought the halotherapy to a new, higher level.
Infrared radiation is electromagnetic radiation generated when ions or atoms emit photons while changing their energy levels (coming back from excited to ground state). The length of infrared waves is from 0.7 to 350 μm. In the electromagnetic spectrum they occupy the space from the end of the red area of visible light to microwave radiation. Besides the Earth’s core, the other largest infrared-emitting object is the sun. When they penetrate the body, infrared rays heat up the muscles and tissues to a depth of up to 4 mm. This feeling could be detected most strongly in cold winter days and clear sky, when the sun is shining and we feel warm despite the cold air surrounding us.
No. Sea or Himalayan salt have unstable chemical composition and no clinical studies have been conducted with them. They may contain various impurities and additives such as clay, Iodine, etc., which have harmful effects on the respiratory tract and can cause bronchospasms or allergic reactions.
Scientific research shows that only salt rooms equipped with a suitable halogenerator can produce an aerosol that has a beneficial effect on the respiratory system, skin and immunity.
Yes. Studies have shown that inhalation of wet aerosol causes complications in patients with bronchial asthma. In our rooms we have a two-way ventilation system and powerful dehumidifiers.
No. Thanks to our system for air purification and the saturation of salt particles in the air, the environment in the salt rooms is completely sterile and does not allow transmission of viruses from one person to the other.
There are no special requirements. Just wear something comfortable. It is advisable to wear short sleeves or even a swimsuit if you are using the therapy to treat a skin problem. There is a changing room here where you could put something else on if needed.
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Infrared rays do not have any harmful effects on the living organisms. The infrared rays of the sun warm up the Earth from the dawn of its creation.
No. Infrared radiation does not irritate the eyes and does not harm eyesight. It actually protects the skin and improves blood circulation.