Speleotherapy and halotherapy (as a result of the development of speleotherapy techniques) as described and clinically confirmed methods of physiotherapy have received their recognition and spread relatively recently, but the treatment of curative air caves – a long, rich history.
Halotherapy is a terminology
Usually, under the terms “halotherapy”, “speleotherapy” refers to the procedure of staying in the natural or artificially created conditions of karst caves. Part of the terms is based on the name of the salt – sylvite and refers to the procedure of staying in the natural environment or the room, reproducing the environment of the Sylvinite caves.
Questions and Answers
Some experts draw a line between halotherapy and speleotherapy, believing that halotherapy is an aerosol method, and speleotherapy is a method of recreating the microclimate of caves. In fact, in all cases, it is considered that the environment inside the room should be the same as in underground caves.
The main factor of healing and health effects in the caves is the air containing salt aerosol. In the rooms that reproduce the climate of underground health resorts, the airspace containing salt particles is created first of all. Other parameters of the air environment (temperature, humidity, etc.) play an auxiliary value. The confusion of terminology confuses patients, but it is only necessary to know that all methods (as if they do not want to be shared by others) are based on one physical phenomenon.