Have you heard of salt therapy? Salt therapy, also known as halotherapy, has been used for several centuries, making it older than the United States of America! This kind of therapy consists of inhaling steam from salt water.
This significantly improves your respiratory health, so much so that salt miners in mid-19th century Poland were found to have much better respiratory health than others. More on this later.
While the benefits sound amazing, we can't all travel to the Polish salt mines just to improve our airways. However, there is a way to achieve these amazing benefits from your home. Continue reading to find out what a Himalayan salt sauna can do for you and how to own one.
Benefits of Owning a Himalayan Salt Sauna
The Himalayan salt saunas that we've just gone over may vary in size and design, but they all offer the same powerful health benefits that stunned Dr. Feliks Boczkowski when he first discovered them back in the salt mines of Poland.
The health benefits you can expect from these saunas is as follows:
Respiratory Support: The presence of negative ions released from heated Himalayan salt is believed to have potential respiratory benefits. Inhaling these ions in the sauna environment may help promote clearer airways, alleviate congestion, and support respiratory health.
Skin Health: Himalayan salt saunas are thought to positively affect the skin. When absorbed through the skin, the minerals present in the salt may contribute to improved skin hydration, reduced inflammation, and a refreshed complexion.
Stress Relief and Relaxation: A Himalayan salt sauna's warm and soothing ambiance provides a serene space for relaxation. The experience may help reduce stress levels, promote relaxation, and offer a respite from the demands of daily life.
Choosing the Right Himalayan Salt Sauna for You
While Himalayan salt saunas offer incredible benefits and beautiful designs, they won't all be a perfect fit for you. That's because the perfect sauna has to do more than just improve your respiratory health or detox your skin.
The perfect sauna that slots into your life is the easiest is the one that fulfills your needs without requiring much from you.
Here are a few things to consider when choosing your own salt sauna:
Determine Your Goals: Clearly define your goals for using a Himalayan salt sauna. Are you seeking respiratory benefits, relaxation, skin improvements, or stress relief? Identifying your primary objectives will guide your decision-making process.
Sauna Type and Size: Decide on the type and size of the sauna that suits your space and preferences. Saunas come in various styles, including individual saunas, in-home units, or those found in wellness centers. Consider the available space in your home.
Quality and Materials: Look for high-quality saunas constructed with authentic Himalayan salt materials. Ensure that the salt used is genuine and sourced from reputable suppliers. The construction should be well-crafted and sturdy to ensure safety and durability.
Additional Features: Some Himalayan salt saunas may offer additional features such as adjustable temperature controls, lighting options, and comfortable seating. Assess these features based on your preferences and comfort requirements.
Health Considerations: Consult with a healthcare professional if you have respiratory issues, skin sensitivities, or other health concerns. They can guide whether a Himalayan salt sauna suits you and how it may align with your health goals.
Almost Heaven Himalaya Saunas
Miners have long been fraught with lung disease and early death; it's not the kind of occupation where you would expect to find those with good respiratory health. However, that's exactly what Dr. Feliks Boczkowski observed in a salt mine in Wieliczka, Poland.
The miners there had much better respiratory health than miners in other kinds of caves. This observation led to the creation of salt therapy centers within the mines. Fast forward to today, and Almost Heaven has done the same thing, except this time, it brought salt therapy to the home.
Almost Heaven managed to do this by incorporating Himalayan salt into the walls and ceiling of its Himalayan salt saunas. As the sauna heats up, the salt particles in the air begin to clear your airways and even improve your skin health.
In addition to benefiting from the Himalayan salt bricks within an Almost Heaven Himalaya salt sauna, you get all the skin and mental health benefits that a regular sauna can bring you. Let's look at a few Almost Heaven Himalayan salt saunas that you can install in your home.
Almost Heaven Himalaya 4-Person Indoor Sauna
The Almost Heaven Himalaya 4-Person Indoor Sauna has a wonderful full window design. This design does a great job of providing you with a complete view of the outside world. As a result, the sauna ends up feeling more like an open space rather than a claustrophobic box.
This sauna is large enough for four people to occupy and is constructed from high-grade smooth-grain Nordic spruce. Nordic spruce is renowned for its fine, even grain pattern. It's aesthetically pleasing to look at and has dense enough fibers that provide resilience against wear and heavy impacts.
By far, the standout feature of this sauna is its full wall of Himalayan pink salt, which is backlit with customizable lighting. This salt brick wall actually glows when the sauna is in use, setting the conditions for a soothing ambiance.
While the same beautiful salt wall display and all-glass front from our prior entry make a reappearance here, it's the aforementioned tongue and groove assembly that brings in the most benefits. This is because this assembly type guarantees durability.
The tongue and groove joints provide a snug and secure fitbetween the wooden panels. The secure fit helps interlock separate sections together, minimizing gaps in the process, and the result is a sauna with its walls, floor, and ceiling all fitting seamlessly together.
Thanks to this sauna construction, even with frequent sauna usage you can expect no warping, shrinking, or expansion of the wood to take place.
This sauna is sturdy, accommodating, and it also offers:
Multi-level seating design
Back supports for easy reclining and seating
A tempered glass door that can swing left or right
Almost Heaven Indoor Himalaya Corner 6-Person Indoor Sauna
This salt sauna does not sport an all-glass front to add to its cozy design philosophy. Rather, the door and one full pane window offer you views of the outside world; everything else is covered up nicely with horizontal planks of Nordic spruce.
Another design feature that sets this corner sauna apart is the built-in vent that comes with a sliding cover. This vent gives you full control over how you want to regulate air circulation and pairs nicely with the 8kW heater that comes by default with the sauna.
However, you are not bereft of options should you desire a different heating system.
You can upgrade your 8kW heater with one of the following options:
Cilindro tower heater
Virta deluxe heater
You can even decide whether or not you want the Cilindro tower heater to come with or without digital controls for more accessibility.
Himalayan Salt Sauna FAQs
There's a lot to learn about indoor Himalayan salt saunas and what they can do for you. This is to be expected with a kind of sauna that has its roots extending several centuries into the past, which is why we've answered your most pressing questions below.
How often should I use a Himalayan salt sauna?
The frequency of using a Himalayan salt sauna depends on individual preferences and health considerations. Some people use their salt saunas weekly, while others may use them more frequently.
Start with shorter sessions and gradually increase the time spent in the sauna to gauge your body's response. Additionally, staying hydrated is essential, so drink water before and after each session.
What are the potential health benefits of using a Himalayan salt sauna?
Supporters of Himalayan salt saunas experience a range of benefits, including:
Improved respiratory health
Reduced symptoms of allergies and sinusitis
And stress reduction
Some people also believe that the negative ions released by the salt can aid in detoxification by binding to toxins. These claims are based on historical and traditional salt therapy uses as well as anecdotal accounts.
Are Himalayan salt saunas safe for everyone?
While many individuals find Himalayan salt saunas to be relaxing and enjoyable, it's important to exercise caution, especially for those with certain health conditions.
People with severe respiratory conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other medical issues should consult with a healthcare professional before using a salt sauna. As always, consult with a health professional if you have any concerns.
Enjoying Your Himalayan Salt Sauna
Salt is a condiment that is known for enriching the flavor of food; such is its value that even wars have been fought in its name. It should come as no surprise then that this simple additive can revolutionize the health benefits you receive from a Himalayan salt sauna.
If you are ready to improve your respiratory health and do so while resting against a beautiful salt brick wall, then contact us. One call is all it takes to get you started on a lifestyle of self-care and good health.
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