Our salt cave experience is going to simply blow you away. Come for meditation or just a deep recharge, surrounded by himalayan salt. The benefits are enormous.
“It follows with sodium chloride being an integral part of the body’s physiology and dealing with homeostasis and health,” says Dr. R. Richard Leinhardt, an ENT facial plastic surgeon in New York City who was a 9/11 first responder. “Saline in the lungs is key to eliminating toxins that we either inhale or otherwise come into contact with, and salt allows the body to excrete impurities through ion exchange.” Indeed, Himalayan salt emits negative ions that are absorbed by your body when you inhale them; these ions are important for daily activities such as fluid exchange and balance and conduction of muscles and nerves, Leinhardt explains. Meanwhile, salt also has anti-inflammatory, anti bacterial and antifungal properties that can fight germs.
Meanwhile, breathing in salty air “decreases the thickness of the mucous, thereby allowing the body’s innate clearing mechanisms to sweep away the secretions, improving drainage and diminishing bronchial sensitivity,” explains Dr. Joseph Marino, medical director of Long Island Jewish Valley Stream Hospital in New York. In addition, “the efficacy of halotherapy [may] be related to an immunologic effect by elevating T lymphocytes, which are one of our germ fighters.” Theoretically, this could translate into better immune function and greater protection from colds, flu and other illness.
In addition to the anti-inflammatory properties, the salts used in halotherapy have calming properties that are helpful for skin conditions, and these particular “salts contain magnesium, which offers therapeutic benefits to the skin,” says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at theMount Saini Hospital in New York City. “Epsom salt, which is magnesium sulfate, is commonly used as a bath additive for similar reasons.” In fact, bathing in water that contains magnesium-rich Dead Sea salt even improves skin barrier function and reduces inflammation in people who have atopic dry skin (an allergic skin condition), according to research in the International Journal of Dermatology.
Our Salt Cave is expected to be finished in late spring of 2019. Stay tuned to our newsletter for updates and announcements.