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Holistic Salt Cave Opens In Cleveland As Alternative Health Option

December 21, 2009 by  

Salt caves are said to help with one's allergies and sinusesThere’s a salty smell in Cleveland’s air and it has nothing to do with food.

The Europa International Salon and Spa has opened what is called a "salt cave," which some believe has anti-inflammatory properties that can treat the common cold and allergies, WKYC.com reports.

"I had somebody here sleeping for 20 minutes. And she got up, and said she had the feeling as if she slept for eight hours, completely relaxed, pink cheeks and healthy," spa owner Tanya Sigal told the news provider.

Salt therapy, which is also known as halotherapy, has reportedly increased in popularity in some Eastern European spas with many enthusiasts claiming the caves can treat various conditions, including some allergies.

Sigal added that the cave, which is surrounded in natural Himalayan salt, was a good way to relax and rid a person of stress, which may be heightened in many given the rising unemployment rate and weakened economy.

This kind of treatment could help serious conditions as well.

The New England Journal of Medicine published a study in 2006 that found halotherapy to be a safe and effective supplemental treatment for patients living with cystic fibrosis.ADNFCR-1961-ID-19480013-ADNFCR

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  • kat

    This is an interesting story for cleveland. But where do the rest of us find it?

    • Don

      Scary how afraid of Alternative Medicine some people are. Healing is part of nature and all its components, not pharmaceuticals like Obamacare is pushing because they are linked to Big Pharma and the Big Insurance providers. Health is through Nature or natural medicine.

    • Gene

      KAT, I recently saw, in a specialty retail store, a wire bowl, filled with salt/rock. Underneath was a warming light that heated the rock and increased the “salt fumes” into the air more rapidly than would occur naturally. The light thru the semi translucet stone also gave it a nice visual effect. If you put your face over the bowl you could smell a very very slight odor, kinda salty, hard to descibe….so anyway, this product is available, I don’t know where but I’m sure you could do some online research.

  • http://msnhotmail.com&yahoo pilgrim1776

    I have a great doctor and also a great internalist. The reason why they are great is because I ingest many natural vitamins, minerals, and supplements, and they know that I do and unless there is a problem they do not disagree with my analysis with regard to those healthy intakes. When I have a medical problem I immediately learn as much as I can so that I can discuss my condition with the above individuals and then we can agree upon a procedure to relieve the physical distress.
    Most people go the the doctor and without any knowledge are at the mercy, and hopefully, the talent of that physician.
    I am in my 80th year, still golf in the 70′s, workout all winter and mildly in the summer. Read everything that I can and try to learn as much as I can as fast as I can. I feel like I am still in my late 30′s or early 40′s – I can still remember those years – and can almost run as though I am that young.
    However, the bottom line is a love and understanding of why I am here and who I am and that is what the Creator wants me to do.
    Try it, you will like it!

  • Gene

    In Russia they are now using the abandoned salt mines as clinics for people with many different ailments (TB, lung disese, ect). I am not aware if there has been any scientific research as to the results.

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