Himalayan Salt contains approximately 84 minerals and produces negative ions that combat positive ions in order to reduce stress and fatigue, leaving the user feeling relaxed and refreshed.
It’s often said that Himalayan salt is good for asthma, eczema, psoriasis, acne, allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis, as well as other respiratory illnesses. It can boost the immune system and have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial purposes.
People have benefited from natural salt cave therapy, or speleotherapy, since 1843. On the other hand, halotherapy is the type of therapy that is above ground and is done in a man-made cave. This type of therapy provides a light that helps create a stress-free environment; the floor is covered in fine to medium course grounded salt and is not only warm but also several inches deep. Once you breathe the salty air, the molecules break down in the lungs and releases the negative ions. This type of therapy usually lasts 45-60 minutes and costs about $20-50, depending on the location.
Himalayan Salt Therapy at Home
There are hundred of techniques or products that one can easily use that has Himalayan salt. One can easily add this salt to the bath, use Pink Himalayan Salt soap and or deodorant, and can make Himalayan sole to use every single day to detox, boost immunity, balance hormones, improve thyroid function, etc.
There is a technique were the user can buy 25-50 pounds of salt and a queen-sized sheet or comforter that can be put on top of a bathtub after thoroughly dying it with a towel. The user stands inside the tub with clean, white cotton socks and if you get tired of standing, put a pillow on top of the salt or sit on the side of the bathtub. The user can spend up to an hour or so relaxing and once it’s done, one can easily scoop the salt back into a tight-sealed bucket and store it in a cool, dry area.
Another technique is putting Himalayan salt in a salt inhaler and as one inhales, the moisture from the air absorbs the salt particles and then they enter the respiratory system.
The most well-known product is the pink Himalayan salt lamp and I decided to put it to the test. Overall, it’s been a good experience, my asthma and sinus is somewhat controlled and I haven’t gotten as sick as I normally do. The only issue I have with this is that, since I live in a tropical island, it “sweats” a lot, so if you live in a hot and/or humid place, put a bowl under your salt lamp and you won’t have any problems.
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