Equine Salt Spa
Salt Therapy has been used in humans for decades and is a proven treatment for all types of breathing and skin conditions. Equine Salt Spa allows horses to experience the amazing qualities of Salt Therapy for the first time in the US.
Equine Salt Spa provides safe, non-invasive therapy for performance horses of all disciplines. This state of the art treatment helps to improve the overall health and efficiency of the horses respiratory system which in turn leads to improved cardiovascular performance.
Our patented dry aerosol delivery system was
specially designed to provide Salt Therapy for horses. The equipment micronizes pure mineral salt and then releases it into the air for the horse to breathe. The particle size and concentration are carefully monitored and adjustments made in real time to ensure max. benefits.
During the 30 minute session, the horse passively breaths micronized salt. The salt acts like an expectorant, accelerating mucus clearance and improving lung function while killing harmful bacteria and soothing the respiratory system.
We are based in Wellington, Florida, home of the Winter Equestrian Festival, but we travel the country and can be found at major horse shows.
Salt naturally has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory qualities. When horses breathe salt into their lungs it reduces inflammation and congestion that can cause airways to restrict. Once clear, lung function improves. Improved lung function results in more efficient oxygenation of the blood and a more effective removal of CO2 from the blood stream which leads to increased stamina and reduced recovery time.
In addition, the salt helps to treat skin issues and overall inflammatory responses. Salt micro particles inhibit the growth and reproduction of bacteria, reduce swelling and ease inflammation throughout the horse's body. The therapy results in pH normalization and better skin microcirculation.
Because the treatment only involves 100% natural salt, it will not 'test' and is therefore a completely safe, natural and compliant way to improve a horse's performance.
Impact of Salt Therapy on Airways
How it works
When the salt particles enter the sinus and lung cavities, it reacts with the mucus by decreasing viscosity and allowing it to be expelled. Drawing out the mucus helps open up the airways and helps rid them of allergens and bacteria.
The micronized salt which the horse breathes benefits the irritated lining of the sinuses and lungs, from the bronchi down to the alveoli. With its natural anti-inflammatory properties, salt reduces tissue irritation and swelling, opening the airways for improved breathing and oxygen utilization.
In many respiratory tract conditions, airways become narrowed and irritated filling with mucus where bacteria flourishes. Not only does salt help expel bacteria through mucus clearance but salt being a natural antibacterial agent helps to kill harmful bacteria in the respiratory tract.
Salt Therapy Relieves Symptoms of:
IAD (Inflammatory or Allergic Airway Disease)
RAO (Recurrent Airway Obstruction, COPD aka Heaves)
Various inflammatory skin conditions (e.g. summer sores, mud fever, cracked heels etc.)