By Nicole Bartlett
Salt has gotten a bad reputation over the past few decades, but we need to remember this element is essential for life. At the first stage of life, we are embraced by an embryonic sac of saline solution. The first aid in recovery for any trauma situation is a saline solution drip. Osmosis, or the way that cells communicate, is measured by salt exchange.
Sodium chloride (NaCl), or table salt, is chemically processed, bleached and devoid of other nutrients found in natural salt. Himalayan salt crystals were formed when the primordial sea was dried by the sun and protected within the Himalayan Mountains. Evaluation of this salt has shown up to 94 trace elements.
Mineral deficiencies primarily occur by getting our minerals from the wrong source. A synthetic mineral supplement does not get absorbed in the same manner as a living organism, such as Sole water or leafy greens. Most of the issues associated with a high sodium diet are actually caused by mineral deficiencies. Such issues include:
- High Blood Pressure
- Kidney Stones
- Gall Bladder Problems
- Sore or Swollen Joints
- Poor sleep
- Asthma or respiratory illness
- Poor adrenal health
- Diabetes or blood sugar issues
- Water retention, edema or swelling
Louisville Salt Cave
In recognizing the support of the Himalayan rock crystals to the immune system, we decided to build a space that will offer therapeutic benefits toward respiratory, mental and dermatological health. Louisville Salt Cave is your place to breathe easy. Salt therapy (Halotherapy) benefits the immune system, life balance and energy.
Halotherapy utilizes salt for its healing capabilities. We are building a unique and clean microclimate by enclosing 15,000 lbs of Himalayan salt crystals. A halogenerator will diffuse microscopic salt particles in the room to reduce inflammation and protect from illness. The pure air environment inside the cave is allergen free and saturated in negative ions.
Negative ions create positive vibes by increasing the mood enhancer, serotonin. Being in our salt therapy room for 45 minutes is equivalent to 4 days of relaxation on the beach! This is due to the amount of negative ions emitted from the amount of salt concentration in one area. Salt is also antimicrobial in nature!
The root cause of respiratory illness is inflammation. Salt therapy helps to reduce inflammation and overproduction of mucus, allowing you to breathe easy. Whether you suffer from asthma, allergies or COPD, consistent exposure to our clean air environment and measurable vibrations activate your self-healing properties of homeostasis allowing your body to heal itself.
Skin is the largest organ and protects our bodies from toxins. It excretes toxins from the body and also absorbs minerals. This is a lot of work! When the toxic exposure outside or inside causes unbalance, skin disorders such as acne, eczema and psoriasis occur. Salt helps to balance the pH of our skin allowing it to heal and better protect us from environmental and internal toxins.
The fight or flight response caused by stress creates an overproduction of adrenaline and puts stress on the adrenals. Meditation, specifically in a room infused with salt air, supports adrenal function and reduces stress levels for prolonged periods. Meditation has been shown to reduce the chance of heart attack or stroke by 48%. Louisville Salt Cave offers a supportive environment for mediation and increased serotonin.
Louisville Salt Cave will open in August 2015, however you can visit them now at Rainbow Blossom’s Sunday market on 7/12 and 7/26 where they will be selling salt and aromatherapy products.