History of Salt Therapy
In the 1840’s, a Polish physician documented that workers in the salt mines had much lower rates of lung disease and attributed the cause of their good health to the salt cave air that was saturated with salt particles. Soon thereafter speleotherapy, the therapeutic use of salt caves, become a common drug-free treatment for many chronic lung and skin conditions.
Equine Salt Spa, simulating the effects of salt mines, brings a once inaccessible, natural, healing element from the earth to the horses.
Benefits of Salt Therapy
The benefits of Salt Therapy are the following:
improves lung function
increases blood oxygen
balances airway-surface liquid
alleviates skin irritation
Salt Therapy means better performance, rapid recovery and ultimate wellbeing for horses.
Breathing easier helps maintain optimum performance.
How can I schedule a treatment?
Call, email us or complete the form on the contact page. We have therapists throughout the USA.
How often can my horse be treated?
Measurable improvement can often be observed in as few as 3 treatments. For maximum benefit, we recommend horses are treated every day for 1-2 weeks or at least 3 times per week. After the first course of treatments monthly maintenance treatments are recommended.
I have seen incredible results from Equine Salt Therapy. Can I install a machine in my barn?
Yes, we can install a machine in your barn. We lease machines and provide all of the maintenance, supplies, software upgrades, servicing and training. Please contact us to learn more.
How does your mobile Salt Spa work?
Our mobile Salt Spa is a specially designed horse trailer that ensures your equine partner will enjoy the highest level of comfort during his treatment. The trailer is insulated and climate controlled and is thoroughly disinfected between each session. Your horse will stand in a stall in the trailer during the 30 minutes treatment period and you, your groom or handler can be present during the entire treatment.
Is Salt Therapy legal during competition?
Salt Therapy is 100% natural, safe, and legal for use before, during and after FEI and USEF competitions. There are no drugs involved, so there is nothing to test in the bloodstream of the horse.
What medical research studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of Salt Therapy?
There are dozens of well-documented studies that support the palliative aspects of Salt Therapy. Please click here to read more:
What does Equine Salt Therapy cost?
We offer a variety of pricing models. Because Salt Therapy is most effective in multiple treatments, we offer packages to fit every need. We also accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Can you tell me more about the machine with the mask?
We have developed a mask for the Equine Breeze Tronic Pro in October 2015 and have been using this since then on hundreds of horses all across the USA with great success. A session only takes 30 minutes and the advantage is that we can treat the horse in his own environment. A therapist goes into the stall, puts the mask on the horse and supervising the session.
The mask option is recommended for various respiratory conditions, excess mucus and for bleeders.
Treatment regimen depends on the condition of the horse, the time of the race etc