Himalayan Pink Salt is an all-natural, mineral-rich salt that is harvested from ancient sea salt deposits located deep in the Himalayas. Once a prehistoric ocean, the water evaporated and left behind pure, crystallized salt. People have known of its benefits for thousands of years.
Protected through the ages beneath the monolithic mountain range, Himalayan Pink Salt has become one of the most popular salts on the market for its clean-tasting salt flavor and its beautiful color. The variable shades of soft, pale pink to deep, robust rose are the result of 84 trace minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, and iron.
Salt therapy, known as halotherapy, is a holistic method that reproduces the natural micro climate of a salt cave by dispersing dry salt in a room whose surfaces are covered with layers of salt. The dry salt in the room may provide relief for sleep problems, allergies, COPD, and some skin ailments.
Our salt room allows for dry salt therapy to be experienced in a group setting. The small room simulates the environment of a therapeutic salt cave, with Himalayan salt covering the walls and floor to calm the mind and body by releasing negative ions.
Negative ions counterbalance the many positive ions we pick up from electronic devices like cell phones, tablets, etc. Neutralizing the atmosphere in this way stabilizes mood, decreases stress, and prepares the body for healing.
A salt room session lasts 40 minutes and requires no more than lying back and breathing. Micro particles of salt are dispersed into the room by the halogenerator while you relax, listen to music, sleep, or meditate.
Halotherapy is safe for most people. Eating or ingesting too much salt can be bad for your body, breathing it in does not affect your heart, stomach or kidneys, as exposure during salt therapy is limited to your respiratory system. Even then, the concentration of pharmaceutical grade salt that you breathe in during salt therapy is very low (between .5 and 10 milligrams per cubic meter — less than a teaspoon). Because of salt’s natural anti bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties, and its ability to clear passageways and break down mucous, it has only healing affects when taken into the body this way.
The only exception are these:
People who suffer from type IIB hypertension. Salt therapy is not recommended for those with this condition.
Kidney Disease – Since one’s kidneys may already be in a compromised state it is advisable to consult with a physician prior to scheduling an appointment. During your 45 minute session water is pulled from your system. It is recommended that one use the restroom prior to beginning their session and immediately following it. We also recommend increasing your water intake through out the day.
Chemotherapy- If someone is undergoing chemotherapy, salt treatment is not recommended. Chemotherapy treatments lower immunity to aid in the destruction of cancer cells, therefore it would be counter productive to this treatment to visit a salt room.
Hypothyroidism – the body generates less iodine than required. From our experience: it is recommended to use the salt therapy under a doctors care during which time they can monitor and reduce the amount of hormone they are prescribing for their patients.
Always consult your doctor if you have any questions concerning the safety of Halotherapy.
Halotherapy is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration have not evaluated this product. As in all health situations, qualified professionals should be consulted.