Salt of the Earth generates a myriad of services for mind, body and spirit. Here are many of the natural healing benefits our services provide.
The human body consists of two primarily elements, water and salt. Himalayan salt is made up of 84 trace minerals essential to your body’s health. Within our cells, blood and tissue, is a 1% salt water solution. This sole solution flows through miles of waterways and blood vessels throughout the body’s organism, regulates and balances the functions of the body. This is the same concentration as the salt of the ocean.
Himalayan salt’s natural energy field resonates with the human body. By providing a boost to the cells, salt therapy can enhance the consciousness level, and increase the body’s desire to regenerate to its healthy complete origin.
Crystal salt contains powerful life building forces for the organs and nervous system. Looking at a Himalayan salt crystal magnified 100x, you would see a perfectly even crystalline structure (electric not molecular), showing delicate branching exhibiting its vitality. SOTES encourages the crystallization to occur in the water feature that resides in our salt cave.
Our salt comes from one of the oldest, smallest and most mineral rich mines in the world, located at the Khewra Mine in Pakistan. SOTES works with a well-established USA importer of Himalayan Salt to insure the salt’s authenticity and superiority. Their supplier has held mining rights in Khewra for generations. Only about 25% of their output meets their exacting standards. The miners are careful in the selection process, to insure the retention of the salt’s rich therapeutic properties. Due to this selection process, the Himalayan salt from the Khewra Mine could take as long as several months before it is packed and ready to leave the port.
Only pharmaceutical grade salt (NaCI) is used in our halogenerators. This salt dissolves 100% in water and does not stay in the lungs. When there is congestion and mucous in the airways, the dry salt aerosol absorbs the moisture and expels it from the lungs. Airborne pollen particles are eliminated from the airways and the air composition strengthens immunity and better immunity decreases allergic reaction to pollens. Micro particles of the airborne salt gently drop to areas of exposed skin. The dry sodium chloride has a revitalizing and cleansing effect on the skin while drawing out inflammation.
Halotherapy comes from “halo” the Greek word for salt. Halotherapy is the use of salt vapor in a controlled space which simulates a natural salt cave microclimate. Temperature and humidity are also important factors in supporting the therapeutic environment. The Himalayan salt in our rooms originates from the Khewra salt mine, located within the Himalayan mountains of Pakistan. Unlike processed table salt, widely used as a low value commodity, our salt is harvested naturally, thoroughly inspected and cleaned insuring the salt is shipped in its purest form. Crystal salt that exists within the mountains is still pure as the ancient primal oceans and contains all the elements found in our body. The mineral rich salt improves all bodily systems including the nervous system, glandular and immune system. People around the globe have been reaping the benefits of unrefined salt for thousands of years.
Society deals with air-borne pollutants and toxins on a daily basis. By joining the forces of nature and today’s technology, SOTES has re-created microclimate environments enriched with the negative ions produced by these crystals. We combine the vibration energies of Himalayan salt with the fine salt vapor to recreate the healing powers of a salt mine, providing a space free from positively charged ions. So lay back, relax and breathe in, let the salt bring your body back to its balanced state.
Benefits of Halotherapy
Reduce symptoms of allergies, asthma, COPD, Bronchitis and other respiratory conditions
Clear air-borne pollutants and detoxify
Clear nasal cavities and sinuses
Reduce stress, fatigue and jet-lag
Increase Energy Levels
Accelerate muscle recovery from sports related activities
Provide relief from skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne
Improve mood and overall sense of well-being
Negative Ions act like pure water in washing away dirty poisons. Ions are atoms or molecules that take on an electrical charge.
In today’s society we have too many positive ions and not enough negative ions. Air conditioning, forced air-heat, chemicals and even wind can rob the air of negative ions. Salt crystals naturally create negative ions, so our halotherapy rooms have higher concentrations of negative ions. The more negative ions you are exposed to, the better and more uplifted you feel. Acting as dust collectors, they attach themselves to positively charged particles, while purifying the air from bacteria and pollutants. Negative ions are as necessary as water and air to humans, animals and soil. More than 40 years of research shows negative ions has beneficial effects for patients.
Negative Ions Relieve
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Allergy Rhinopathy or Hay fever
Various acute or chronic respiratory diseases
Negative Ions Reduce
Negative Ions Increase
Overall sense of well-being
Other than standing in close proximity of waterfalls, oceans and in the air after a storm, it’s hard to expose yourself to as many negative ions as you can inside a halotherapy room. Spending 45 minutes in our cave is like spending a day at the beach!
Yoga teaches people to take slower, deeper breaths. This helps to improve lung function, trigger the body’s relaxation response and increase the amount of oxygen available to the body. When practiced in a salt cave, and the salt is inhaled, it travels through the sinuses and respiratory tract absorbing moisture, cleansing, clearing mucus and killing bacteria.
Examples of Pranayama Taught in Class (the yogic science of breath)
Three-Part Breath — Dirga: Practicing Dirga teaches you to breathe fully and completely. Learning to breathe deeply will increase your oxygen supply.
Alternate Nostril Breathing — Nadi Shodhana: Cleanses and balances the left and right sides of the body. It also de-stresses the mind and releases accumulated tension and fatigue
Ujjayi Breath: Relief of sinus pressure, decrease in phlegm, and strengthening of the nervous and digestive systems. It also helps to regulate blood pressure and bringing oxygen to all parts of the lungs.
Yoga helps to improve circulation and, as a result of various poses, more efficiently moves oxygenated blood to the body’s cells. It has been proven to help lower your pressure dramatically, while at the same time stimulate better circulation. Having the right amount of salt in your body will aid you to increase your circulation while lowering blood pressure at the same time.
Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, yoga helps to lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system as well as easing symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia. Salt therapy also promotes stress reduction through the production of negative ions to boost the immune system and reduce chronic stress and fatigue.
Flexibility, Strength and Pain Relief
Yoga helps to improve flexibility and mobility, increasing range of movement and reducing aches and pains. Many people can’t touch their toes during their first yoga class. Gradually they begin to use the correct muscles. Over time, the ligaments, tendons and muscles lengthen, increasing elasticity, making more poses possible. Yoga also helps to improve body alignment resulting in better posture and helping to relieve back, neck, joint and muscle problems. Yoga asanas (postures) use every muscle in the body, helping to increase strength literally from head to toe. And, while these postures strengthen the body, they also provide an additional benefit of helping to relieve muscular tension.
Yoga (even less vigorous styles) can aid weight control efforts by reducing the cortisol levels as well as by burning excess calories and reducing stress. Yoga also encourages healthy eating habits and provides a heightened sense of well-being and self-esteem.
The meditative aspects of yoga help many to reach a deeper, more spiritual and more satisfying place in their lives. Many who begin to practice for other reasons have reported this to be a key reason that yoga has become an essential part of their daily lives. The Salt Cave naturally produces negative ions, which produces the “clarity effect” that people love from Salt therapy treatments. Negative ions have been shown to reduce stress, headaches, lethargy, and depression.
Today massage therapy plays a significant role in complementary and alternative medicine. In addition to our regular massage therapies, Salt of the Earth offers massages services integrated with Nature’s crystals, unrefined salt, amethyst and tourmaline. By combining the frequency vibrations of the crystals with massage therapy, you get a true sense relaxation, empowering the healing to a deeper level of consciousness.
Massage Therapy Relieves
Alleviate low back pain and improve range of motion
Enhance immunity by stimulating lymphatic flow
Align the body’s natural defense system
Help athletes of any level to prepare or recover from any strenuous workouts
Improve the conditions of the body’s largest organ, the skin
Promote tissue, regeneration, reduce scar tissue and stretch marks
Exercise and stretch weak or tight or atrophied muscles
Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling
Pump oxygen and nutrients into the tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
Relax and soften injured or tired muscles
Release endorphins/ amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
Increase joint flexibility
Ease medication dependence
Reduce spasms and cramping
Lessen depression and anxiety
Relieve migraine pain
Reiki and Healing Touch are two energy based therapies based on techniques and principles that have been used for thousands of years. They are methods of stress reduction that also promote healing. Since the late 1990’s, they have been used in medical and health care centers worldwide to support healing and wellness.
The goal of energy therapies, like Healing Touch and Reiki is to restore, revitalize, harmonize and balance our human energy system and our physical body.
When we are stressed, overworked, tired or in pain our energy system becomes blocked and we often become sick. Symptoms of disease are telling us there is an energy deficit.
Reiki and Healing Touch help to create an optimal environment so that the body’s innate tendency for healing and balance can occur. In addition to our massage/treatment rooms, Salt of the Earth can provide a session for treatment in one of our salt rooms. This enables a deeper healing process enriched with the earth’s own vibrational frequency.
Benefits of Reiki and Healing Touch
Relieves or decreases physical pain
Rebalances the energy deficit
Reduces and releases feelings of anxiety, stress and depression
Strengthens the immune system
Decreases negative effects of trauma, chronic pain and post-traumatic stress
Enhances feelings of being cared for and nurtured
Supports and accelerates healing after surgery and medical procedures
Reduces nausea, fatigue and discomforts from chemo and radiation therapies
Decreases need for pain medication
Helps withdrawal from smoking and substance abuse
Promotes and strengthens integration of mind, body, emotion and spirit
The BioMat warms your body and keeps it warm for over a long period. The amethyst far infrared rays produced from the BioMat will change your physical properties so that your body can raise the body temperature on its own. This facilitates blood circulation and activates more than 3000 essential enzymes so harmful materials in the body will be discharged naturally. The amethyst far infrared rays will help to purify the blood, changing coagulated blood cells to healthy blood, effective at carrying oxygen thus safely regulating blood circulation.
All diseases are a result of reduced body temperature. Cancer cells thrive in low body temperature environments. A Harvard Medical study discovered that cancer cells are vulnerable to heat and will be destroyed at temperatures over 107.6 degrees. This rise in body temperature will weaken the activity of cancer cells.
As you absorb the amethyst far infrared rays, your body is encouraged to secrete heat shock protein or HSP. HSP protects cells from heat and plays an important role in producing endorphins and enhancing your immune system.
Clinical trials by George Grant, a Canadian M.D. described an experiment with 12 patients using the BioMat for one hour per day focusing on whether it can reduce stress. Results showed patients reduced hormone stress levels by 78%.
Layered within the BioMat, Amethyst crystals team up with the gemstone Tourmaline to provide powerful negative-ion generating capabilities. Negative ions are absorbed into your body through your skin and in the air you breathe. They will facilitate cellular metabolism, enhance your vitality, reduce pain and distribute various nutrients and energy throughout your body.
Heals Soft Tissue
For brand new injuries, ice is the best treatment. However, for existing injuries, and chronic inflammation, heat is the best treatment. The Bio Mat is uniquely effective because it penetrates deeply and evenly to deliver heat right at the injury site, rather than on the skin.
The brain can only accept so many signals at the same time. So, if we activate enough heat receptors in our body, their signals to the brain begin to crowd out the pain signals. This is known as the “gate” effect, because not everything can make it through the brain’s gate at the same time.
Using the Bio Mat expands and relaxes the capillaries, because they attempt to shed excess heat through the skin. This lowers blood pressure, and makes more nutrients and oxygen available to cells.
Sweating purges clogged pores of deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells leaving you with glowing skin. An increase in blood circulation encourages a healthy flow of nutrients to your skin and helps relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, and burns. Rinsing off after using the mat will enhance this benefit.
At the medium and high settings, the Bio Mat can begin to produce higher body temperatures, better circulation, and more oxygen-rich blood. This all translates into a faster pace of cellular activity which speeds up tissue repair, immune response, and detoxification.
Boosts Immune System
Fevers put our immune system into overdrive, but they can also be scary if left unchecked. Since the Bio Mat can elevate our body temperature by a few degrees, in a more controlled way, we can give our immune system a boost whenever we need it most.
Many pathogens (conveniently for them) thrive at normal body temperatures. They are adapted to thrive in the conditions of their host. But by changing this preferred environment, we can slow them down while at the same time ramping up our own immune system, and turn the tide of infection more quickly.
Towards the higher settings, the Bio Mat can produce a considerable amount of heat, and has sauna-like effects. Placing a blanket over top of you can further enhance these effects. But drink water and be careful not to overdo it. The body will work hard to shed heat, and in doing so, it will shed a lot of built-up toxins too. You can rinse off afterwards to fully rid yourself of them.
Far Infrared Heat Therapy Relieves
Asthma, Sinus, Colds, Flu, Bronchitis
Rheumatism, Arthritis, Chilblains, Gout
Arthritis, Tendonitis, Mastitis, Hemorrhoids
Back, Shoulder, Neck and Muscular Pains
Abnormal Nerve Functions
Elasticity, Texture, Chapping, Aging, Wrinkles, Acne
Damaged, Burnt and Scarred Tissue
Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Cystitis, Uric Acid
Menstrual Problems, Menopause, PMS, Yeast problems
Fungus, Viruses, Bacteria, Parasites
Benefits of Amethyst Crystals Added to Far Infrared Therapy
Cell Growth Promotion
Blood Circulation Enhancement
Better Circulation of Body Fluids
Improves Mood, People feel Happier
Increased Anti- Oxidant Activity
Healing Power for Wounds
The Amethyst Crystals produces its own vibration energy, which, combined with far-infrared rays, generates intense frictional heat. This stimulates the cells to move and emits the negative ions that have the power to draw out toxic particles from your body.
NAET, which stands for Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Treatment, is an easy and painless therapy using muscle testing and acupressure point manipulation. It goes beyond the standard treatments for allergies. NAET treats the root cause of allergies by desensitizing the body to problematic substances. Utilizing this therapy can bring your immune system to a balanced state while enhancing your body’s ability to absorb its required nutrients. NAET benefits people of all ages. There is no medication required or long term avoidance.
Environmental and food allergies
Acute and chronic pain
Thyroid and hormonal problems