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Amazing Benefits of Salt Cave Therapy

March 1, 2017

Frequent visits to a salt cave can help provide relief from a wide range of respiratory and skin problems.

Halotherapy a.k.a Salt Therapy is not another new health fad.

Halotherapy has been popular in Eastern Europe for over 150 years! The first salt spa originated in Poland. In Germany, during World War II people would hide in salt mines. After spending long periods of time in these natural salt mines, it was discovered that those who had suffered from asthma could breathe better. Enter into 2017, man made salt rooms are popping up all around North America.

How much does it cost to visit a salt cave?

Most salt cave companies charge between $21-35 dollars per session. Most salt caves have 6-10 anti-gravity chairs in a room. You will share the room. And honestly that didn’t bother me. Most rooms do not allow cellphones or other devices. Most will have calming meditation music playing for the duration of the session.

An average salt cave session is 45-minutes. It is said that one session is equivalent to spending 3 days by the seaside. 🙂

There are quite a few salt caves all around the chicagoland-area (where I am). I went to the Naperville Salt Cave. There are salt caves all over the US! There are some gorgeous ones in NYC, Colorado and Cali! A Google search will help you find one.

What is Salt Therapy and its Benefits?

Fun Fact: “Halo” is the Greek word for salt.

Man made salt rooms were created to emulate natural salt caves.

The best form of salt is Himalayan Pink Salt. Unprocessed salt like Himalayan salt contains 84 trace minerals that are essential the body. In Halotherapy a.k.a salt therapy, most man made salt caves have what is called a halongenerator that is used to grind up the salt and control the release of dry salt aerosol into the air. Himalayan rock salt is rich in minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, iodine, bromine, copper and more. The negative ions that emit from the salt have some powerful health benefits.

Himalayan salt is naturally:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-microbial
  • Anti-viral
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-bacterial

Frequent salt therapy sessions help clear toxins from the lungs and skin. It is recommend to go weekly to until you feel better. Spending sometime in a salt cave can help to provide relief from a variety of health issues like:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Psoriasis and Eczema
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Coughs, Colds and Flu
  • Chronic sinus and ear infections
  • Sleep Apnea and Snoring
  • Chronic Stress
  • Joint pain
  • Depression

Halotheraphy for Energy Clearing & Chakra Balance

Energetically Himalayan salt draws out heavy energy & negative energy from body and heart. We pick up funky vibes throughout the day. Himalayan salt helps to draw out and burn heavy and toxic energy from the body to bring in more relaxed and comforting energy.

How I Felt After My First Salt Cave Experience

I think I need to go a few more times (Oh. And I will) to gain the most benefit. I will say that my sinuses started clearing up and my body felt relaxed and grounded. The salt felt heavy on my feet when I walked on it. Salt granules are heavier than sand. A few hours after my session, my friend had commented that I was actually glowing. I said, “I went to a salt cave.” She thought I was nuts but wanted to try it for herself too!

So if you want a natural glow, a dose of negative ions and high vibe air just might be the key. Find a salt cave by you and go try it!

Source:

http://www.prevention.com/health/dry-salt-air-therapy

http://www.organicspamagazine.com/benefits-of-salt-therapy/

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