How Salt Therapy helps to manage Anxiety?

August 21, 2019

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is nothing but the jittery nervous feelings which you get when you worry about something which is about to happen. If you have mild anxiety then it will not affect your day-to-day activities but if you have severe anxiety disorder then your quality of life will be affected. 

Some chronic anxiety symptoms are as follows:-

·      Not interested to do anything

·      Difficult to concentrate

·      Tension in muscles

·      Racing heartbeats

·      Insomnia

·      Restless

·      Gets easily irritated

·      Panic attacks

Severe anxiety can lead to depression. Anxiety and depression go hand in hand. Even some of their symptoms overlap. Depression is nothing but feeling upset or sad all the time. This can generally last from 3 weeks to many years. Emotional symptoms of depression include loss of interest, emptiness, anger, guilt, thoughts of death and suicide.

It is said that people suffering from one mental disorder is also suffering from other mental disorders. Various types of anxiety disorders are as follows:

·    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD):  It is a disorder in which the person has unwanted recurring thoughts and compulsions that he or she has no control over it and has the urge to repeat it again and again.  OCD affects our social life to a greater extent. OCD treatment includes cognitive behavioral therapy, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and a combination of SSRI and CBT.

·    Phobia: Mental disorder in which a person fears about the object or situation. For example some people have blood phobia while some have stage freight. The best remedy to eliminate any phobia is to go and face the situation.

·    Agoraphobia: It is anxiety disorder in which person avoids certain situations that may make them helpless or cause panic attack. Agoraphobia can be treated by combination of doing meditation, cognitive therapy and taking medicines

·    Panic Disorder: If you feel your heart is pounding and you may feel like you are about to faint then you must be getting a panic attack. Several panic attacks when come simultaneously lead to panic disorder.

·    Social Anxiety Disorder: Social phobia is mental disorder in which you constantly fear that you are been watched by somebody. A person suffering from social phobia tend to isolate themselves. He/she has no social life.

·    Separation Anxiety Disorder: It is more common in toddlers and kids. It is an anxiety disorder in which the person fears of getting separated from the person who he/she is emotionally attached with.

What is Salt Therapy?

Salt not only increases the taste of food but also contains anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. If you are suffering from any anxiety disorder then salt therapy is drug-free, non-invasive treatment for you. The anti-histamine and soothing properties of salt helps in fighting depression, OCD, stress, fatigue and other anxiety disorders.

How does Salt Therapy help in treatment of anxiety?

Salt room sessions last for 60 mins. Salt room therapy helps people who suffer from anxiety.  The salt room is like a completely different world where you can just sit and relax and let the salty air around you do its job. Salt Therapy helps in brain function and heart productivity by the elimination of bad blood cells.

Salt rooms or salt caves also contain negative ions. These negatively charged ions counter balances the positively charged ions producing numerous healing benefits:

·      Negative ions help normalize brain functions, resulting in relaxation and better sleep.

·      Helps in staying away from diseases like cold, flu, asthma thus improves the immune system.

·      Helps in reducing anxiety and improves mood. 

·      Improves mental performance and relieves stress.

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