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Sauna => Sauna Bathing => Topic started by: Qu3yBears on February 14, 2012, 06:58:26 AM

Title: salt room
Post by: Qu3yBears on February 14, 2012, 06:58:26 AM
I have been reading significantly about the benefits of a salt grotto room.  Can I take my exisitng sauna and incorporate salt blocks?  Would that provide the same type of environment or similar.  What are your thoughts on this type of environment? 

Title: Re: salt room
Post by: Jennifer on February 20, 2012, 03:37:28 PM
Just having a Himalayan salt block in your existing sauna will provide the same benefits as a salt grotto.
Salt and Brine are therapeutic treatments introduced to the body through soaking bath, ingestion, inhalation, salt lamps, and topical applications frequently for:

•treatment of respiratory ailments such as asthma, bronchitis, sinus and ear infections
•alleviating allergies
•reducing inflammation
•balancing the pH factor of your body
•ridding your body of heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic and also calcified deposits
•dissolving and eliminating sediments that lead to stones and various forms of rheumatism like arthritis and kidney and gall bladder stones
•supplying the body with the natural energy stored in the crystals
•harmonizing the alkaline/acidity balance in the body and normalizing blood pressure
•lowering the craving for addictive desires
•alleviating skin diseases
•alleviating pain
•rejuvenating and firming the skin
•alleviating snoring
•ionizing the water/air

Most people are familiar with Dead Sea Salts and their use in bath salts and scrubs.  Less familiar are Salt Caves which are quite common in Eastern Europe, where people with chronic conditions often spend up to 3 hours a day in “salt grottos”, and have been approved for medical use in Russia for nearly 15 years.  Salt Rooms of some fashion are also a common feature at cutting-edge respiratory treatment centers and Brine Inhalation is rapidly becoming a popular addition to spas/spa treatments.  Look online for a spa near you which features one of these environments.  As with any health regimen, you should always check with your doctor to be sure you are healthy enough for this activity.

Title: Re: salt room
Post by: Finn on September 05, 2012, 07:13:11 AM
I can confirm this, it really helps if you have asthma or something similar :). But temperature should be pretty mild or you don't last long enough. Some physiotherapists also have this nice room, so you can ask them too.