Himalayan Salt Lamps
History of Salt Therapy
Generations ago, people regularly turned to salt water, mineral water and salt mines to seek remedies for chronic congestion problems. Distances were often prohibitive ... particularly for folks suffering a variety of illnesses ... so clinics were established in towns around the globe to deliver salt-based remedies to sufferers. The name given to this type of rehabilitation? Speleotherapy. Salt has been used over so many centuries to dry bronchial tubes and rid sinus cavities of bacteria and microbes, it’s a natural evolution to the Himalayan Salt Lamp which uses a low-wattage light bulb and/or candlewick to disburse negative ions emanating from the salt crystals.
Why Himalayan salt has more therapeutic properties than others
Touted as the most pollutant free form of salt on the earth, Himalayan salt contains over 84 minerals and trace elements. Found at locations so high there’s not a trace of pollution or environmentally compromised material in the air, Himalayan salt is light years away from the chemically-altered salt reduced to a sodium and chloride mix most commonly found on grocery shelves and rarely touted as being beneficial to the human body. Himalayan salt, some proclaim, approximates primal oceanic elements our bodies were exposed to during the earliest stages of man’s evolution, which is why it claims to have so many healing properties when negative ions are disbursed from its crystals. To add to its mystique, authentic salt crystals come from the deepest mines on earth located under the foothills of the Himalayan Mountain range. Crystals are hand-harvested from mineral deposits on salt cave floors that have been dated by geologists to the Precambrian Age.
Where to place your Himalayan Salt Lamp for maximum benefits
Place a Himalayan Salt Lamp in your bedroom to help clear sinuses during the night when the body’s defence system is most relaxed and receptive and to help intensify your sleep experience. Install one in the room in which you relax ... family room, living room, den ... to freshen the air and make family time, reading and hobbies more pleasurable. Enjoy reduced fatigue, especially during that 3 p.m. slump, by putting a Himalayan Salt Lamp to work in your home office. You’ll not only transform the air you’re breathing, but you’ll reduce the amount of electro-magnetic pollution office equipment disburses. Keep a lamp nearby when you’re studying to increase our powers of concentration when you peruse material you’re learning. Meditation practitioners extol the virtues of the Himalayan Salt Lamp when used in conjunction with yoga, deep breathing and other meditative efforts. Allergy sufferers are said to benefit greatly from exposure to this clean, naturally-ionized air.
Add a Himalayan Salt Lamp to your work environment for increased productivity
No official “Bring our Salt Lamp to Work Week” has been declared so you might want to institute this practice if your home lamp proves beneficial. Massage therapists are adopting Himalayan Salt Lamps as the newest in their arsenal of relaxants by installing them in treatment areas. When placed in holistic and homeopathic medical clinics and practitioner’s offices, employees claim they notice a difference when they treat patients after exposure. Finally, Feng Shui masters regularly introduce a Himalayan Salt Lamp into the mix when they stage rooms to increase and enhance the amount of chi (energy) present in the air. Where’s your favorite place? Enhance it with a lamp.