- Author Tatiana Vlassova
- Published May 7, 2014
- Word count 412
Have you ever watched an Olympic sporting event or a World Championship and wonder why a specific athlete won the event? In some events, the difference between first and last is a split second. Every athlete wants to perform well and win the event. Each athlete is looking for a competitive edge that can put him or her over the top.
And one of the ways that an athlete can increase his chances of success is by optimizing his breathing patterns and lung capacity. Salt Therapy can be applied to professional and amateur athletes as well as weekend warriors by helping them achieve their best performance through increased lung function and stamina.
There are many drawbacks to having poor breathing patterns including the increased probability of injury while training or during competition, increases muscle soreness, dehydration and muscle cramping. Halotherapy counteracts these negative effects by removing mucus, reducing bronchial hyper responsiveness and clearing out an athlete’s lungs
Athletes aren’t immune to respiratory conditions and pulmonary conditions. Airway obstruction is a blockage of respiration in the airway that can be caused by viral infections such as croup or swelling can reduce athletic performance. And for those athletes that have allergies or respiratory conditions such as asthma, salt therapy is a 100% natural, drug-free solution that is has been used to treat people with for many centuries,
Breathing purified air improves, rejuvenates and removes impurities from the body and boosts the immune system through the use of dry aerosol of salt micro particles and minerals. National sports teams in Eastern Europe and professional sports teams like Australia’s St. Kilda Football Club, the Saints, use salt therapy to obtain positive effects including increased recovery time between games. A salt cave in Bochnia, Poland has a speleotherapy unit with an underground sport-field and basketball court. There’s even a salt cave that specializes in Equine Salt Therapy for equine athletes, http://www.equinesalttherapy.com.
Athletes find out that optimal breathing pattern allows them to achieve better performance, using less of their air reserves to achieve outstanding results. When the body is working within its normal parameters it can sustain higher performance levels. It’s just the opposite when it isn’t operating within its optimal levels and athletes have less stamina and endurance. Athletes that compete in events that require high levels of stamina including long distance and cross country running, ironman events, wrestling etc… should consider integrating Halotherapy into their regular training routine.