How Does Salt Therapy Help Eczema and Psoriasis?


If you suffer from dry skin conditions such as Eczema or Psoriasis, you might want to give dry salt therapy a try.

Dry Salt Therapy, also known as Halotherapy, has been gaining momentum all over the world as a remedy for various physical ailments with remarkable success.

Exposure to atmospheric dry salt potentially improves the vitality and complexion of your skin by:

  • killing harmful bacteria and fungi
  • improving good bacteria
  • reducing inflammation
  • exfoliating the skin
  • stimulating cell regeneration

These qualities might offer relief for red, itchy, and flaky skin, and could help ease the symptoms of Eczema and Psoriasis.

Halotherapy also reduces immunoglobulin (IgE) levels in the blood, which might further reduce itchiness. Lastly, regular halotherapy sessions have a rejuvenating effect, and fight signs of aging, leaving your skin significantly smoother.

As halotherapy is a natural therapy, it’s perfect for babies, toddlers, people with sensitive skin, the elderly, and even pregnant women.


What is Eczema?

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, was said to be a condition that makes the skin red, itchy, and inflamed. It could possibly affect people of all ages, but it is most prevalent in babies and children.

Symptoms of Eczema include itchy, red, dry, and scaly patches caused by inflammation, and can significantly vary from person to person.


What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis was said to be a chronic autoimmune condition where the cells multiply rapidly on the surface of the skin. This causes itchy, scaling red patches on the skin. Sometimes, the patches could flare up, causing cracking and bleeding, and can be quite painful.

Symptoms of Psoriasis include soreness, visibly raised dry patches of skin, itching and burning sensations, and painful, swollen joints.



How Can Halotherapy Help?

a (100)

Halotherapy potentially helps reduce inflammation and reduces the severity of the symptoms of Eczema and Psoriasis.

Regular halotherapy sessions could make your skin less susceptible to outbreaks or flare-ups. Over time, many Eczema and Psoriasis sufferers have reported a reduction, and even complete remission, of their symptoms with frequent sessions of halotherapy.

Does it Work?

There are many credible studies proving the potential benefits of halotherapy.

In this study titled Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Psoriasis of 26 individuals performed by The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in June 2006, halotherapy was found to be efficient in treating various skin diseases.

In this medical journal titled The efficacy of speleotherapy in atopic dermatitis in children of 112 children with Eczema, a positive response was found in 78% of patients after 24 months of treatment. The conclusion was:


During the treatment, positive trends were observed in the patients’ dermatological status and immune homeostasis, and
the method [halotherapy] is recommended for the treatment of atopic dermatitis [Eczema].


"It’s important to note that halotherapy is complementary — and should not be used to replace any existing medication. If you notice an improvement in your symptoms from salt therapy, talk to your doctor before making any changes to your regular prescribed medication."