Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same time every year. If you're like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. It is considered more than just the "winter blues".
Seasonal affective disorder can be treated with light therapy, Vitamin D3 Supplementation, counseling and medications but there is also another alternative method, that of salt therapy otherwise known as halotherapy.
Salt therapy releases negative ions. It is said that 45 minutes of salt therapy is equal to at least 2 days at the beach in terms of exposure to these negative ions. The negative ions help to improve mental and emotional health by making you feel happier according to many anecdotal reports. Halotherapy operates as an "antidepressent treatment" and is recognized in Europe as a means of treating SAD in a 100% drug free and natural way.
According to R. E. Thayer in Biopsychology of Mood and Arousal published by Oxford University Press in 1989, high concentrations of negative ions are essential for high energy and positive mood. Negative ions are odorless, tasteless, invisible molecules in the air created naturally in our atmosphere as air molecules break apart. The highest concentrations are near waterfalls, mountains and beaches. With the tons of highly mineralized Polish rock salt lining the walls, ceilings and floor of the Spa along with the controlled humidity of the Salt Cave, a session in the salt cave will expose you to high levels of negative ionization. You will immediately feel the difference if suffering from the winter blues known formally as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.
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