Have you seen the surge of Himalayan salt lamps and candle holders in the stores lately? Do you ever wonder if they are just beautiful or if they have other benefits as well?
Besides giving your home or office a soft glow, salt lamps give off negative ions which help to neutralize the overabundance of positive ions created by our highly electronic environments. Spas and wellness centers have picked up on this trend and are taking it to the next level by building rooms with salt walls for therapeutic treatment with a variety of benefits. The positive effects of these negative ions supply a variety of health benefits including reducing and eliminating air-born allergens and infections, boosting serotonin levels, improving mental alertness and supporting the immune system.
Studies at Columbia University suggest that exposure to negatively charged ions help to relieve depression. Pierce Howard, Ph.D., author of The Owner’s Manual for the Brain says that negative ions increase oxygen flow to the brain resulting in higher alertness, deceased drowsiness and more mental acuity.
So, how does a salt lamp or salt wall room work? Typically these are made from salt crystals mined in the Himalayan region where salt deposits formed over 250 million years ago. These deposits are pure and untouched by pollutants and toxins. When warmed, the crystals attract water molecules. As the water molecules evaporate though the crystals the salt emits negative ions. These negative ions bond with positive ions in the air causing particles to drop out. The result is that there are fewer free floating positive ions around to carry pollutants, allergens and germs. With the added benefit of increased blood flow attributed to negative ions you can see how Himalayan salt can relive a myriad of symptoms including asthma, allergies and sinusitis, reduce symptoms of migraines, depression, ADD and anxiety.
Keeping one of these lamps in your home or office can provide a boost for your energy, health and happiness. The number of negative ions a salt lamp or salt candle holder can release depends on its size and how much you warm it with a tea light or electric bulb. A night-light sized lamp is effective for offsetting the effects of your TV, computer or for a boost in the cleanliness of the air in your office or cubicle.
At the Beach Plum Spa we make scrubs and wraps using pure Himalayan salt because it contains the same 84 natural minerals and elements found in the human body. Himalayan crystal salt is superior to traditional salt because of its purity and it beauty. Choosing Himalayan salt for cooking is far superior to that of traditional table or sea salt and provides pure, toxin-free salt with essential trace minerals plus a unique ionic energy that is released when the salt is mixed with water. When used in cooking it helps to detoxify and balance hormones.
We’re crazy for Himalayan salt, at the Beach Plum Spa, because we’ve found that including it in our treatments enhances energy levels, improves concentration, supports weight loss and enhances sleep quality.
Visit us to try one of our amazing Himalayan salt treatments such as the Warm Himalayan Salt Stone Massage, Organic Himalayan Salt Scrub with Essential Oil, Himalayan Salt Wrap, and the Himalayan Salt Stone Wrap and Massage for Hands & Feet. All of the salt remedy products that we use in our spa treatments, as well as Himalayan salt lamps, bath salts, table salt and more, are available for purchase in our spa shop.