Physiotherapeutic methods can also be applied in facilities other than sanatoria. Hotel and day spas, beauty and massage salons, saunas and swimming pools can all be included in this category. Thanks to this kind of facility, we can avail ourselves of some physiotherapy treatments more or less ‘on our doorsteps’.
Unfortunately, in some hotel and day spas, treatments which verge on mumbo-jumbo have begun to be included as ‘physiotherapy’, resulting in society’s loss of faith in physiotherapeutic methods. Pseudo ‘spas’ of this kind, which are driven by the maximisation of profits, create absurd theories as regards the treatments administered on their premises. These baseless concepts mislead the client.
Halotherapy is a physiotherapeutic method and, as such, can be used in various kinds of facilities. Full saline and brine baths are chiefly encountered in sanatoria; however, partial baths require less equipment and can also be carried out in beauty salons and the like. Saline aerosol lacks germicidal and bactericidal properties and, given both this fact and the potential for the occurrence of infections, saline inhalation in groups can only be used in the open air or when nebulisors are provided for individual inhalation. In Poland, graduation towers enjoy an unfailing interest on the part of visitors to health and spa resorts.
Dry salt aerosol demonstrates a bactericidal action and is thus permitted for group inhalation in an enclosed space. It is a form of inhalation which can be used successfully in sports and recreation facilities. Fitness and yoga centres, health clubs, dance schools and kindergartens are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the places where halotherapy does exactly what it is intended to do.