Post Partum Depression

An NPR investigation in 2013 revealed that as many as 1 in every 7 women suffers postpartum depression.  The study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, found that among women followed for a year after delivery, some 22 percent had been depressed.

Unlike the "baby blues" which consists of being anxious and stressed, post partum depression doesn't generally go away on its own. It can appear days or even months after delivering a baby and can last for many weeks or months if left untreated.  


If you remember how good it felt as a child to go to the beach, then you'll easily understand how Salt Therapy treatment can help with post partum depression. It is said that 45 minutes in a salt chamber or room is equal to being at the beach for 2 days.  The negative ionization of the atmosphere can leave one feeling invigorated and with a positive attitude.  

Salt Therapy as a safe, non drug option for

Post Partum Depression

Scientific Research on Halotherapy as a treatment for Post Partum Depression

Am J Psychiatry. 2006 Dec;163(12):2126-33.

Controlled trial of naturalistic dawn stimulation and negative air ionization for seasonal affective disorders

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