When you first walk into the salt room at Just Breathe, one of the first things that you may notice is that you immediately feel calmer. Himalayan salt is nature’s stained glass. It may be clear, yellow, peach or a beautiful pink-orange color. We are naturally attracted to these colors because of their calming properties but that is just one benefit of sitting in a salt room.
That same salt was a primal sea over 250 million years ago. It naturally emits negative ions. The same negative ions that you find after a rain storm, walking on the beach or when you are anywhere outside in nature. Those ions alter our biochemistry in such a way that we feel less anxious, depressed and just plain calmer.
A salt room may be decorated any way someone desires. It may have a beautiful salt wall such as at Just Breathe. It could be designed to look like a cave such as the salt room at Bien Soigne in Salem, New Hampshire. Take on a more beach-like appearance or a myriad of other options.
Regardless of how a salt room is decorated, the thing that truly makes a salt room a salt room is the machine, called a halogenerator, which grinds pharmaceutical salt up to about the size of our red blood cells and sprays the salt into the air. This salt is anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. It will land on your skin and reduce the symptoms of psoriasis, eczema or acne. It also makes your skin incredibly soft as moisture is pulled to the surface.
This salt is also breathed in and goes deep into the lungs. It pulls toxins out of the cells and helps break up any mucus and congestion that is in there. This helps anyone with a lung condition to breathe easier including those with asthma, allergies, COPD, emphysema and cystic fibrosis.
I like to say that a salt room will help with just about anything except weight loss – and, seriously, since sitting in a quiet environment resets your cortisol levels, I feel like I could make an argument that it can even assist with that!
With all the wonderful benefits of a salt room, why haven’t you been in yet?!