Himalayan Health & Beauty Salt Information
With many natural medicinal uses, including applications in Ayurvedia, the various forms of Himalayan Salt Bath, Health & Beauty products are an essential part of any health and beauty regimine. View our educational information on the various forms of Himalayan Salt products below.
Himalayan Salt Massage Stone Use & Care
The benefits of a Himalayan Salt Stone Massage include deep relaxation and improved sleep quality, helping to relax the body as it gently draws toxins from the skin and soothes tense, sore muscles.
Salt massage stones will last many years if properly cared for and stored. Storing your stones in an airtight bag or container when not in use is recommend for optimal longevity in humid to very humid climates, as moisture will dissolve the salt. No particular type of storage is necessary in dry climates, your stones may even be displayed in a bowl or in a salt bowl lamp.
You may heat salt stones under a warm lamp, on a heat pad, in the oven on low, low heat or in, on or under any heat source that does not emit moist heat or direct flame (this will make the stones too hot).
Care & Maintenance
For the most part, salt stones are maintenance free with the exception of some environmental conditions:
- Your stones may get a bit rough from exposure to humid or very humid air due to moist climates, use in saunas or steam rooms or on moist skin; should this happen for any reason, simply sand the stones smooth.
- You may also want to wipe your massage stones with an essential oil to protect their surface from moisture; essential oils will not melt the stones. Simply wipe oil onto the stone with a cloth or paper towel, then wipe off the excess oil and store for the next use.
- Salt Stones are naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial, so there is no need to clean your stones after use as no harmful bacteria or microbes can live on the surface of the stones, however, you may want to polish or wipe off your stones with essential oil after use as described above.
- Never submerge your salt stones in water, especially for extended periods of time, as water will dissolve the salt.
Himalayan Salt Scrubs
Himalayan Salt Scrubs have exfoliating effects, removing dead skin cells & replenishing essential vitamins to the skin to help promote clearer, moisturized skin with a healthy glow.
- Gently use Himalayan Salt Scrubs to remove blackheads and cleanse pores.
- Himalayan Salt Scrubs work wonders on the soles of feet to smooth rough areas and help treat conditions such as Athlete’s Foot.
Health professionals and spas all over the world use the this wonderful Salt in their treatments because of its natural ability to relax, cleanse and heal the body! This unique type of salt can be found in health and beauty treatments at luxury spas such as:
Mandarin Oriental– NY, NY (Includes a full-body massage using heated Himalayan salt crystals in their Ultimate 24 Hour Detox Spa Package)
Four Seasons Resort-Maldives at Kuda Huraa (Includes Himalayan Salt in many of their treatments including their Sodashi Mankind Facial and Mens Pedicure)
Spa A’ Lita & Laser Center-Victoria, BC
Sparkling Hill Resort, Vernon BC.
Salt Air Inhalers & Nasal Solutions
Saline solutions have been noted since antiquity for their ability to help with sinus conditions from runny noses to infections. The benefits of these salt solutions are due to the antibacterial and antimicrobial nature of salt.
Ancient Ayurvedic medicine, practiced in the Ayurvedic culture of India, relied on salt inhalation therapy to cleanse the nose and throat of bacteria, mucus and infection and to promote overall respiratory system health and optimal lung capacity.
Breathing salt air, whether it be the salty sea air experienced near coastal areas or produced by Salt Air Inhalers, is also reputed to benefit the respiratory system and aid in reducing symptoms of Allergies and Asthma.
Benefits of Himalayan Salt Air Inhalers- Homeopathic Treatment
Himalayan salt is a natural anti-inflamatory, helping to reduce swelling of the respiratory system. It’s natural anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties aid in treatment of infection by killing the bacteria and microbes that cause illness, and can also prevent these infections. Himalayan salt air can remedy, or aid in the treatment of, many common respiratory ailments including, but not limited to:
- Hay Fever
- Overall irritation caused by smoking and air pollution
- Common Cold & Flu
- Aid in mental clarity & calmness
How Himalayan Salt Air Inhalers Work
As you breathe air through the inhaler, it passes over the Himalayan salt crystals resting inside a chamber within the inhaler. Moisture in the air absorbs salt particles that then enter the mouth, nose, throat and lungs during inhalation which can aid in the treatment of conditions ranging from the common cold, sinus issues, congestion and fever to Bacterial Pneumonia, Asthma and Allergies.
No Side Effects
This natural therapeutic and Homeopathic treatment causesabsolutely no negative side effects, while Steroid inhalers and other pharmaceutical methods of treatment for these ailments may, and often do, cause adverse side effects.
Other Benefical Himalayan Salt Treatments
Himalayan Salt is a natural, effective way to treat Candida Yeast Infection or overgrowth in the body; in fact, it is a great treatment for any fungal infection due to salts’ natural anti-fungal properties. As previously discussed, Himalayan Salt is unprocessed, and retains natural oils that help keep skin from drying out during salt treatments, unlike processed salts and other forms of sea salts which will dry out sensative tissues and potentially cause more issues.
From Vaginal Yeast Infections to Thrush (Oral Yeast Infections), and under-arm rashes or other rashes and discomfort caused by Candida Yeast, Himalayan Salt is a wonderfully effective, natural alternative to over the counter and prescription medications to treat Candida Yeast Infections.
Dry saline generators are certified as medical devices in European countries, and are in use throughout Europe. Their use is increasing in North America with the escalating public interest in natural health methods.
Breathing an aerosol of hypertonic salt water (3-7% NaCl) has been found effective as a treatment for the heavy build up of mucus typical of cystic fibrosis. The benefits of this were first noticed by sufferers who regularly surfed in Australia, experiencing exposure to the natural aerosol of the salt spray.
The use of saline solution delivered by a nebulizer to treat bronchiolitis in children has also been systematically reviewed. The conclusion was that, “Current evidence suggests nebulized 3% saline may significantly reduce the length of hospital stay and improve the clinical severity score in infants with acute viral bronchiolitis.”
Click on the link below to view a short video clip from ABC7 News on the Tranquility Salon & Wellness Center in Carlisle, PA-