For centuries people have traveled to the salt caves at the base of the Himalayan Mountains to heal. The pink Himalayan salt here was formed over 250 million years ago and contains all the minerals and trace elements essential to human life. Combined with heat, the salt bricks release negative ions and minerals, creating a sanctuary of healing and wellness.
The proven healing history of Himalayan Salt is widely known throughout Eastern Europe. Commonly known as Speleotherapy or Halotherapy, Himalayan salt treatments have a record that's so effective they are often recommended by doctors and even covered by some health insurers.
The healing properties of Himalayan salt caves were discovered after realizing that salt miners didn't tend to suffer from lung diseases. An intrigued Polish physician established a healing clinic inside a salt cave about 150 years ago, where a natural grotto was carved within the Wieliczka mines and is still used today. People with allergies, neurological issues, and rheumatoid problems can benefit by spending significant time in the historic caves of these Himalayan Salt Mines.
How does Himalayan salt work in a sauna environment?
When the Himalayan salt particles are gently heated, it releases negative ions. These negative ions can only be obtained by natural environments like the beach with breaking waves or the forest. Negative ions clean the air from the positive ions produced by electronic devices and promote a more relaxed and cheerful environment.
Salt saunas, unlike natural environments, release the negative ions more intensively. These ions can combat the effects of free radicals while producing a relaxing sensation. Much like the feeling you get at the ocean or immediately following a storm, air charged with negative ions suppresses serotonin within the body, thereby instigating higher energy levels and positive moods.
Breathing salt in a sauna is not only beneficial to boost your mood, but it also relieves respiratory conditions such as allergies, asthma, bronchitis and treats skin conditions such as eczema psoriasis.
Home salt sauna
Bring the pleasant experience of a traditional sauna combined with Himalayan salt to your home. At Sun Valley Salt, we offer our Salt Wall Panels made of pure Himalayan Salt to bring you a traditional sauna experience combined with the health benefits of Himalayan Salt. Our salt panels are available in Pink, Red, and White.