As you browse this website, you'll see a lot of images promoting Himalayan salt lamps, one of my favorite health products among the many that I use. I've had one in my living space as well as my office for some time, ever since I first laid eyes on one of these beautiful, natural works of art. What is it about salt crystals that's so magical?
Well, have you ever noticed an enhanced feeling of well being from being in pure mountain air, below a waterfall, at the seashore, or after a thunderstorm? There's a good reason why — all these environments have a higher concentration of negative ions floating around in the air.
Negative ions make the air smell fresher and easier for you to breathe. It's not a coincidence that many healing spas are located in areas near salt water or mountain springs which generate large amounts of negative ions.
Pure Himalayan salt crystals create the same type of environment, and you can recreate that environment in your home with the use of a Himalayan salt lamp. These natural qualities make them a beautiful light source and an excellent natural air purifier. A Himalayan salt lamp can help people with various health conditions including asthma, allergies and other respiratory ailments.
Major sources of positive ions in your environment include exhaust fumes from cars, trucks, and buses; factory smoke, cigarette smoke, dust and soot, all harmful air pollutants.
The healing properties of salt have been recognized since the beginning of recorded history. Salt is a primal element, like water and air — and its natural minerals have unique biophysical and biochemical characteristics that can provide numerous health benefits. In many cultures, people seek the refuge of salt crystal mines for relieving inflammation and improving respiratory health. This treatment even has a name — Speleotherapy. Many medical studies in Europe have shown significant health benefits as a result of this therapy.
Visitors to salt mines report that deep in the bowels of a mine, the symptoms of asthma, allergies and other respiratory illnesses are significantly relieved. The very dry, negative ion environment of a salt mine has very powerful antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal benefits, which all help to clear out the visitor's bronchial tubes and sinuses.
Pure crystal salt lamps release the same type of negative ions into the environment, creating the same benefits of being in a salt cave. Heated salt crystals are natural ion generators.
Bio-energetic crystal salt was formed millions of years ago, when ocean waters dried up in various parts of the world and left behind salt deposits. A Himalayan salt lamp is just a big chunk of salt crystal carved into different shapes. Some retain the rough, natural shape of the salt crystal, and others are ground and polished into beautiful works of art. A hole is drilled from the bottom up to accommodate a small light fixture, which gently heats the enclosing salt crystal.
Himalayan salt lamps are designed to last a lifetime. They give off a deep, serene glow that reflects their mineral content: reds from iron, oranges from copper, yellows from magnesium. They vary in color from light apricot to dark orange, and every shade in between. The most common colors are a medium peach or pink. Every salt lamp is unique in color, shape and opacity.
The generation of the negative ions by a salt lamp is primarily caused by the alternating actions of the salt's ability to first absorb water, and then evaporate it. As the lamp heats up from the light bulb, the salt crystal attracts water molecules from the air to its surface. The salt crystals mix with the water molecules. Chloride, a negatively charged ion, is emitted into the surrounding air.
Negative ions are electrically charged particles that help cleanse the air because they attach themselves to contaminates and allergens, which are positively charged. The larger particles formed by this interaction then fall to the ground and out of the air you’re breathing. These include allergens, dust, smoke, bacteria, mold, pollen, dust, pet dander, odors, cigarette smoke and chemicals.
Negative ions can enhance the immune system, increase mental alertness and concentration, purify indoor air and control odors, plus provide many other health benefits.
Modern technology certainly provides us with many benefits. Where would we be be without computers, printers, televisions, microwave ovens, air conditioners and all the other electronic appliances so common today? Unfortunately, these things all have a negative impact on the quality of the air you breath and the energy fields around you.
Electronic appliances all emit excessive amounts of positive ions into the air we breath, which can effect overall wellness and even lead to mental and physical exhaustion. Have you ever noticed how tired you can feel after sitting in front of a computer screen all day? That's due in part to the fact that you've been absorbing a massive amount of positive ions eminating from the electronics, as well as the harmful electromagnetic frequencies that all electronics emit.
The consequences of this exposure result in nervousness, insomnia, and lack of concentration or concentration weaknesses. In addition, there will be an accumulation of more free radicals in the body, known to be a cause of cancer and other degenerative diseases.
Crystal salt, in its neutral state, exhibits an exact frequency oscillation value of 8-10 cycles per second, the natural resonant frequency of the earth — and your body. This helps combat the harmful radiation frequencies from computers, cell phones and other electronic devices.
The people at Solay Wellness carry dozens of different sizes, shapes and colors of salt lamps, including lamps from salt mines in Persia and Poland as well as the Himalayans.
Solay Wellness also carries a great selection of natural bath and body care products, gourmet foods and household products. You'll love browsing through their website at all the wonderful natural care products they carry. Pay a visit to Solay Wellness now!
FREE Online Seminar!
May 5th - 17th
for subscribing to my
Health and Longevity
• Preview of new pages
• Alternative health and
Let Audio Technology
Meditate for You!
Nature's Ultimate Antioxidant
Protect the Future of Your Food Supply