Salt Saunas and Caves:
Eastern Europeans have been using salt caves as therapy for hundreds of years. As far back as the mid 1200’s, Europeans have taken advantage of the various healing benefits that come from sitting in a salt-laden cave, such as inhaling ionized air.
Studies show that people who live in places with high levels of air pollution have a 20 percent higher risk of lung cancer than people who live in less-polluted areas. A quick trip to the ocean brings instant relief with its salty sea breeze. Salt caves and saunas work in much the same way. Himalayan salt creates negative ions, which have the ability to combat the effects of free radicals while producing a surprisingly 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.
Unprocessed Himalayan Salt is rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium, copper, and bromine, giving your body a powerful nutrient boost. The salt-infused air inside a crystal salt cave or sauna delivers valuable minerals to your nervous system and also contains particles of sodium chloride, which are anti-allergenic and anti-fungal.
10 key health and wellness benefits of sauna/ cave bathing: