Sauna Zen Salt Caves for the Home
For many years, people have hailed the benefits of salt caves as a therapeutic treatment, especially for people with breathing issues. But few people realize that there are ways to experience the benefits of a Himalayan salt cave from the comfort of their own homes.
HOW SALT CAVES WORK
Before discussing how people are installing salt caves in their homes, let’s talk for a moment about salt caves in general—how they benefit you, and why they are so popular.
Have you ever noticed when you spend time at the beach that you feel more relaxed after awhile? Or that you breathe more deeply? Or that the air seems cleaner? This is not just because you are on vacation; it is because of the salt in the air. Salt in the ocean releases negative ions into the air, which are known to reduce pollutants and to promote a calmer, happier disposition in the people who breathe it.
A salt cave works much the same way, only more intensely. In fact, sitting for an hour in a room with walls and floors made of salt can be equivalent to 2-3 days at the beach. This is why people have begun setting up spas in natural salt caves (or building artificial ones), and why people spend lots of money to visit them.
BENEFITS OF SALT CAVESSpecifically, salt caves offer the following benefits:
- Help for respiratory ailments. People with allergies, asthma, bronchitis and a variety of other respiratory ailments report significant relief from salt cave therapy.
- Help with skin ailments. People with eczema, psoriasis and other skin issues often find relief in a salt cave.
- Relaxation/stress reduction. Negative ions improve disposition and promote relaxation. Many people visit salt caves just to get a break from stress.
A SALT CAVE IN THE HOME?
Until recently, the only known way to experience a salt cave was to visit one. However, many people are discovering a way to obtain the benefits of a salt cave in their own home (without having to carve out a home in a salt mine, that is). One great way to do this is through the use of Himalayan salt bricks used in tandem with a Sauna Zen specially designed infrared sauna. The combination of infrared rays, a heated environment and salt bricks whether under the feet or decoratively off to the side creates a healthy effect very similar to that of a cave with salt walls and floors. (See SpiritualQuest.com for more information on home salt cave alternatives.)
Just as more and more people are recognizing the benefits of salt therapy, more people are now discovering they can receive the benefits of salt caves in their own homes without having to spend money to travel to a salt spa or pay an hourly rate to sit there.