By Mina Soto-
(Edit Juliann Gorman)
At Sage Blossom, we love to incorporate easy to use additions and holistic remedies to your experience, which is why we LOVE a good Himalayan Salt-ANYTHING! Questions we frequently come across are: What exactly is Himalayan Salt good for? How will it help my body? What are the benefits of this Salt Lamp? Let’s start with the basics!
What is Himalayan Salt?
Himalayan Salt is a rock salt from Pakistan mined from ancient sea beds. Not only is it used today as a much cleaner alternative to table salt (its mineral composition contains over 84 trace minerals including magnesium, potassium, and calcium) but has also been made popular in so many therapeutic forms because of it’s emittance of negative ions that neutralize the air around you.
What are the Benefits of a Himalayan Salt Lamp?:
Negative in this form, means a Positive for us: Himalayan Salt, when heated, attracts moisture that evaporates, creating negative ions, and therefore leaving you with a cleaner, better smelling, less dense surrounding. A Himalayan Salt Lamp is perfect for any room setting, and gives off a subtle, cozy vibration. You’ll see one in every room at Sage Blossom! (Including our Retail section, always available to take home with you)
What is a Himalayan Salt Inhaler? (And why would I want to inhale Salt?!):
A Himalayan Salt Inhaler is a unique way of incorporating Salt to clear your body of bacteria or everyday environmental toxins. Consider it a more condensed and personal version of spending time in a Salt Cave. An inhaler sends salt particles throughout the entire respiratory system purifying and detoxing your lungs and sinuses. If you’re a client that tends to use massage as an aid for allergies and sinuses, a salt inhaler would be great companion!
What are Himalayan Salt Domes Good For?:
You may notice in our downstairs lobby, two beautiful glowing Himalayan Domes at the foot of our chairs we like to call “Buddha Domes”. These beauties detox literally from the ground up. By placing your feet (or hands) on these domes, you’ll feel a warming, somewhat moist sensation, creating the same moisture that allows negative ions to flow directly into your body. Many clients that experience inflammation are drawn to heat source to aid in relief and will usually pair some time with the Buddha Bowls after or before their massage or infrared sauna session. Not only can the heat source of Buddha Domes help the body, but it can help the mind: The act of intentionally placing your feet on anything from the earth (grass, soil, heat, water) is going to help you in “grounding”. Grounding gets you out of the chattering mind and back into your body. Your flight or fight response can then slow down and create a space for your body to reach the very state of being that brings you to Sage Blossom in the first place: Relaxation and relief! Be sure to give them a whirl at your next session with us!
Should I Use Epsom Salt or Himalayan Salt for my Post-Massage Bath?
Why not both?! A Himalayan Salt Bath is a great alternative to an Epsom Salt Bath and vice-versa. We have an in house created bath soak we call a Soul Bath. It’s only $6 (available at Manchaca) and is Ahhhhhmazing!! Salt water itself carries an electrical charge, and when combining the hefty amount of minerals from Himalayan Bath Salts with the muscle soothing power of Epsom salt, you’re not only continuing to clear out inflammation and stress more intensely after your massage, you are also cleansing your skin (the largest organ of your body) as well as energetically clearing your field.
The list goes on for forms of Himalayan Salt and all their magic. For now, I’ll leave you with what we offer here at Sage Blossom to accommodate you and all your needs!
- Himalayan Salt Inhalers
- Himalayan Salt Lamps (Including forms such as: White Salt, Globes, Angels, and Pillars)
- Abundance Bowls
- Buddha Domes
- Soul Bath
- Himalayan Bath Salts