You strive to beat your fastest times, lift more and play harder. You work your body to its limits to achieve your goals. You pay attention to your body’s response to training and give your muscles rest when needed. But have you stopped to think about how your lungs and respiratory system play a key role in your athletic endeavors? Have you thought about what you can do to keep your lungs healthy, clear and functioning to their maximum capacity?
Salt therapy is a natural and drug-free method of cleansing and detoxing your lungs and respiratory system. The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of salt clear mucus, pollutants and allergens from your airways and help restore the natural function of the lung’s cilia. Salt therapy improves your performance because a clean respiratory system results in better lung function, increased oxygen carrying capacity (VO2 max) and clearer airways. These vital performance enhancers will help you run faster, increase your stamina and raise your energy levels.
The aim of Salt Therapy is to normalise the breathing pattern. When the body is working within its physiologically normal parameters it can work at an increased level of performance. Stamina and endurance are maximised. Athletes find that once they have corrected their breathing pattern, they can achieve better performance with less breath. This means athletes have more air in reserve and hence perform at an optimal level. When you want to win, you have to get that edge.
There are several known respiratory conditions that affect athletes. These include :
- air flow obstruction, which leads to a reduction in performance;
- increased bronchial responsiveness;
- exposure to airborne allergens and other unwanted inhaled particles;
- and respiratory illnesses and conditions such as asthma, allergies and airway inflammation.
Salt Therapy is a completely natural, drug-free solution to these issues.
Not only does it help increase lung capacity, it also aids in speeding up recovery between training sessions. The salt room is very relaxing and your body will deep rest whilst in there.
Salt Therapy is the latest trend in professional sports training. National teams in Eastern Europe regularly integrate Salt Therapy into their training regime. Teams spend a week at a time training in huge underground salt caves, such as the one in Poland, Romania and Ukraine which boasts a speleotherapy unit with an underground sport-field and basketball court/ football pitch.
Incorporating salt therapy into your training routine helps cleanse your lungs, rejuvenate your mind and relax your body. You will leave the 45-minute session in the Kilkenny Salt Therapy Room ready to go further, run faster and increase your intensity.
Visit Kilkenny Salt Therapy today for a session – the only side effects are achieving your goals and setting the bar even higher!