We encourage all salt therapy providers, facility owners, and staff to learn about the facts regarding the new Coronavirus (COVID-19). There is a lot of news, information, opinions, and commentaries regarding this new virus and we encourage all Certified Halotherapists™, Salt Therapy Facility Owners, Providers, and Staff to be an educated resource in the community for understanding and communicating the facts, and not the myths and misconceptions of this virus. While there may be political and economic implications, this is a lung and respiratory health issue facing our world’s population.
This is a new virus, and there have been no studies produced to show that halotherapy will prevent or relieve its symptoms. However, given the current evidence that supports relieving symptoms of upper and lower respiratory conditions, halotherapy is safe. As we always recommend, please have consumers consult a physician or licensed health professional.
Regarding preventative respiratory hygiene, while there are no long-term studies that provide evidence that halotherapy can be used as a preventative measure for this coronavirus (COVID-19), it is widely known that dry salt therapy has antibacterial properties that could be beneficial, also please refer to prevention guidelines outlined by the CDC.