Top athletes are always looking to get the most out of their performance by training to reach their maximum potential. A big part of their training may include finding ways to improve their breathing patterns, optimize lung capacity, and shorten recovery time.
Once seen as just a means for individuals to combat respiratory and skin conditions, athletes are now turning to dry salt therapy (halotherapy) to gain an edge over the competition and achieve their best athletic performance.
Dry salt therapy has primarily been seen as a natural, drug-free and non-contact complementary treatment to help relieve the symptoms of various respiratory conditions such as allergies, asthma, COPD, bronchitis, etc. salt therapy to gain the edge over the competition and achieve their best athletic performance.
For athletes, the importance of breathing is often overlooked. Airway obstruction and airway inflammation are two respiratory conditions that can lead to poor breathing patterns that affect performance and ultimately lead to:
- Increased dehydration
- Reduced stamina and performance
- Increased risk of cramps and injuries
- Increased recovery time
- Elevated heart rate
Once athletes can optimize their breathing, less breathing is required, which means they have more air in reserve to achieve higher performance.
By simply breathing in a dry salt spray, inflammation is reduced in the lungs so that more oxygen can circulate and turn into red blood cells. Dry salt also absorbs mucous membranes and other foreign substances that we breathe in every day, and salt is antibacterial.
Respiratory conditions that affect an athlete’s performance:
- Airflow obstruction
- Exposure to airborne allergens
- Respiratory diseases
- Inflammation of the airways
How Dry Salt Therapy Works for Athletes
Improved athletic performance
Professional athletes, regular exercisers, marathon runners, and anyone training to improve their lifestyle all depend on breath control for peak performance. Whether or not you have a respiratory disease, salt therapy can improve your respiratory and cardiovascular function.
Halotherapy acts as a disinfectant by clearing the airways of bacteria, microorganisms and other infections while preventing microbial cultures from growing in our bodies. As a result, oxygen levels and respiratory volume increase, leading to improvements in athletic performance.
Clear airways mean increased oxygen capacity, higher energy levels and more endurance. This will allow you to set and achieve higher training goals.
Several college and professional football players, including San Francisco 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward, use salt therapy during their offseason training. I will add salt therapy to my routine going forward in my NFL career.
Faster post-workout muscle recovery
Training causes microscopic tears (micro tears) in the muscles, which produce inflammation and corresponding pain for up to three days later. These micro tears are essential in helping athletes build lean muscle mass.
Muscles need to be broken down in order to build back stronger. After intense training, micro tears occur, signaling the body to increase blood circulation and oxygen to the area to stimulate healing. Salt therapy opens the airways to improve breathing and allows oxygen to move faster to inflamed muscles, speeding up the recovery process.
A post-workout salt therapy session can reduce inflammation and post-workout recovery time.
Reduce swelling and inflammation
Joint swelling and inflammation are common results of training due to the repetitiveness of performing similar movements over and over. It can also be the result of the normal aging process.
Salt acts as an anti-inflammatory, reducing fluid buildup and joint swelling. Decreasing the number of pain-free days means more productive (and less challenging) workouts for you.
Reduced swelling combined with improved respiratory and cardiovascular function can dramatically improve overall body performance. Just one session per week can provide you with the proper environment needed to reach your full athletic potential.
How to Experience Salt Therapy
To prevent and treat respiratory weakness that often affects athletes, the Salt Therapy Association (STA) recommends introducing dry salt therapy into athletic training to improve lung function and improve overall performance, endurance and recovery. To find a location near you, search for customer directory listings on the AST website.
Add salt therapy to your establishment – Attract new members. Generate new revenue.
Fitness clubs across the country are striving to stand out from the competition. They seek to increase their customer base by attracting customers who care about their respiratory and mental well-being and are looking for a relaxing post-workout recovery session.
Dry salt therapy is gaining popularity due to its many health benefits. Introducing dry salt therapy into your club for sports training can improve lung function and improve your members’ overall performance, endurance and recovery while providing a timely and sustainable profit center for your business.
If you own a fitness club, adding or converting a room to a dedicated salt room or multi-purpose salt room where you can combine salt therapy with modalities such as yoga, massage , meditation or breathwork can transform an underutilized space into a lucrative space. new source of income.
If you don’t have an extra room, just install a plug-and-play SALT Booth® for personalized, one-on-one salt therapy sessions, and it only requires a 4′ x 4′ space . A SALT Booth® session is a 10-minute contactless service that requires minimal labor and your consumable salt costs are just pennies a day.
Adding salt therapy to your facility allows you to:
- Incorporate an excellent wellness modality that helps treat respiratory issues and skin conditions
- Attract new customers
- Intermarché with your current services
But the biggest benefit of adding salt therapy to your fitness club is that you can generate over $6,000 a month in pure profit…
Don’t miss the salt therapy revolution – because it’s in demand, profitable and here to stay.
Want to learn more about adding salt therapy to your facility? Please call 561-556-3322 or visit Chamber of Salt Inc.
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