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# 7 The Power of Salt

Have you ever experienced a session in a salt cave? If you haven’t, this is something you should put on your “To Do List.” At this point in time, you can probably find a salt cave in every major city or at least within a 100 mile radius. It’s called Halo Therapy (Halo is Greek for salt). It’s a very memorable experience. You’re surrounded by thousands of pounds of Himalayan salt. You enter a cave like atmosphere, lit by the warm pinkish, coral glow of Himalayan salt lamps. The floor is covered with hundreds of pounds of salt. Picture a beach, but instead of sand, it’s ground pink salt sticking to the bottom of your feet. This indoor replicated cave usually holds up to 8-10 people comfortably. You leave your shoes and electronics outside the door. Once you’ve entered, you find yourself a seat in a comfortable reclining zero gravity chair. It stays a consistent 70° in the cave but it’s slightly chilly, so you’ll need a fleece blanket to keep your feet warm. Once you settle into your chair you can look up to see the twinkling lights of the night sky that have been replicated by soft LED lights. You take in your first long deep breath and with the exhale you realize you’ve just inhaled super fine salt that’s been pumped in through the ventilation system of the cave. The air reminds you of seaside vacations. This salty air is beneficial for anyone with upper respiratory issues, especially COPD. You can hear the background music -nature sounds with birds chirping and ocean waves crashing as you drift off into a meditative state. This immersive cave becomes an energetic cocoon, bathing your whole being in expansiveness.

Here are somethings you can do at home to recreate your own relaxation experience… Adding Himalayan salt lamps to every room of your house, keeping a bag of food grade Himalayan salt in the kitchen to use with your every day cooking and keeping at least 5lbs of this detoxifying pink salt in the bathroom for a relaxing bath. 

This healing Himalayan salt has 84 minerals including magnesium, potassium, calcium and iron which most of us are deficient in. 

Himalayan salt lamps give off negative ions, these are the “good” ions. Positive ions come from electronics like microwaves, phones and computers which we are constantly being bombarded with every day. 

There’s nothing like ending or starting the day than along soak in a salt bath. These baths help create more circulation, ease aches and pains from tight spastic muscles, and help detoxify the body.