Not Just Your Average Seasoning
If you’ve recently taken a stroll through your local health food store, you may have seen pink Himalayan salt pop up seemingly out of nowhere. Truth is, this rosy-hued salt has been around for over 4 billion years, dating back to the Earth’s creation!
Though still hotly contested in the medical field, more studies are being conducted to show that Himalayan salt, whether consumed or in a rock lamp form, may have some impact on our well-being.
So, if you’re a believer, here are the top three health benefits (and, for the naysayers out there, take this with a grain of salt).
According to the Lung Institute, salt is antibacterial & anti-inflammatory, loosens excessive mucus, removes pathogens in the air like pollen, and decreases immune system oversensitivity. And, when in a block form (such as a lamp or in a cave), the salt can trap dust and allergens before they enter your body.
So whether you’re suffering from a respiratory ailment such as COPD, asthma, or chronic bronchitis, or are just looking to purify the air in your office (especially during flu season!), a salt lamp might be worth a try.
Hit the Snooze Button
You always hear about how too much salt can lead to hypertension – and we’re not here to refute that. Too little salt, however, can actually pose health risks as well, including poor sleep habits.
Because it’s more than 99% pure, many who are looking to get a good night’s rest turn to Himalayan pink salt as a healthier alternative to your regular table salt. If you’re not so keen on sprinkling it on your food, one safe method to incorporate it into your routine is a bath soak before bed. Throw in some essential lavender oil as well, and you’ll be ready to get in your jammies ASAP.
Relieve Achy Muscles
Himalayan pink salt is loaded with minerals, including magnesium. Magnesium helps move blood sugar into your muscles while disposing lactic acid, which can build up in muscles and cause pain. So, if you’re an athlete or are dealing with a chronic disease that takes a toll on your body, absorption of magnesium into your skin can help heal damaged muscles & tissue.
Himalayan salt massage blocks can be used as a way to ease muscle tension naturally. Paired with a skilled massage therapist, a monthly – or even weekly – session can help loosen you up so you can continue doing what you love.
If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for your newfound love of HPS, or are looking for more info, stop into the Spa at Eaglewood! Our staff would be happy to discuss any questions you may have, as well as guide you through our newest product line including bath soaks, massage stones, and lamps. Each room at the spa also has a rock lamp to further your relaxation during your next treatment (not to mention they’re super pretty to look at!).