Salt Therapy has an immediate remedial effect on the symptoms of colds and flu. Breathing becomes easier as inhaled salt aerosol naturally absorbs edema from swollen air passages and thins mucus secretions so that drainage is easier. The dispersal system of microscopic salt particles used in this therapy allows the salt aerosol to be taken deep into these cavities, bringing the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action to the root of the problem. Relief from the irritation of sticky mucus secretions and debris, as well as the antispasmodic effect produce by calming negative ions, calms and quiets coughs. Equally important is the sterile, isolated environment, free from exposure to any external challenges, which gives the immune system the chance to reassert itself in this supportive atmosphere and initiate a healing process. Additionally, the deep cleaning of the sinus cavities and respiratory tract inherent in this type of activity reduces the toxic load on the immune system, regardless of external exposure. A series of salt therapy sessions not only helps to relieve and heal a current cold or flu episode, but increases resistance to new infections for months in the future.