We are marking one year since COVID 19 started to have major effects on our lives.
Since then, we have been through a lot. So many losses, so many changes, so much confusion.
And one year later, we are still in the midst of uncertainty.
The media did not stop to constantly remind us of the pandemic and its consequences. Stress, depression, desperation and anxiety have built up in many of us. We all look forward to a brighter future.
Yet, we do not have to wait until this future is finally here to feel better, more balanced and more at peace.
Here is a practical way to relax, be grateful and find enjoyment in the moment.
As an Add Heart Facilitator, I find immense peace in the Heart Lock in Breathing Technique the
Institute for Heart Math is teaching.
Sit comfortable and imagine breathing slowly in and out of your heart.
It helps to put your hand over your heart area.
Now activate a regenerative feeling such as appreciation, care or compassion.
It works by activating a mental picture that creates a positive, warm feeling in your heart.
It might be you holding a baby or a puppy, or hugging a loved one.
Or recreate the feeling of walking on dewy grass or the sand on the beach.
It might be the feeling you experienced when you helped someone.
Any thought that gives you the feeling of care, compassion or appreciation is sufficient.
Hold this feeling and image for a few minutes.
Amazing things start to happen. You are moving in a state of coherence of the heart, mind and emotions.
It can even be measured!
Use this technique any time, especially if you feel down,
have a difficult conversation or situation you have to deal with or are stressed.
Many Blessings to you! Ines Clark, February 2021
MANAGING COVID 19 STRESS
When it comes to health, we all have one thing in common. We all want to feel good and experience well-being.
Especially now, during a pandemic, many of us take extra steps to maintain or boost our immune system, eat better, take supplements and exercise.
In the meantime, our stress levels have gone up as well. You might have wondered how safe it now is to visit a spa.
We can relate to this concern and have asked ourselves how we can provide the safest spa experience possible. Besides thorough and regular cleaning and disinfecting, we began to offer private sessions only. It means only you and your partner, friend(s) or family will be at our spa. We provide all services in our Himalayan Salt Cave Sanctuary with a dry salt micro-climate only underground salt mines have.
If you are ready for some stress relief and relaxation, it really does not get much better. We created amazing relaxation spa services for you to choose from. In addition to our massage packages, we added sound therapy in the salt cave and there are no more community salt therapy sessions! We have a capacity of up to 3 people in one party for salt therapy sessions and couple's packages that include different services. We even added a touchless dry hydro massage table! If you don't feel like a hands on massage, here is your opportunity to still get all those sore muscles worked on.
You stay dressed and the water jets massage you. So relaxing.
And the ultimate melt your stress away experience is when you choose to have a massage on our
warm far infrared chakra mat.
From our hearts, we hope you stay safe and well! Tune into your well-being and give yourself the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation.
Ines Clark, Owner
TUNE INTO YOUR WELL-BEING
It is believed that thousands of years ago, people have already known to use caverns for therapeutic purposes.
In the 1950’s Subterranean Therapy, also known as Speleotherapy became popular in Europe. People reported better respiratory health after staying in the subterranean environment for a longer period of time.
It is the unique microclimate of clean, unpolluted and allergen free air that causes physical comfort and supports healing. Let’s take a closer look at salt mines. When over a Century ago salt miners rarely seemed to come down with a cold or flu, a Polish Physician who treated these men took notice. He linked the worker’s health to the salt environment and began treating his respiratory patients by sending them in the salt mine to breathe this therapeutic microclimate.
His approach showed very good health improvements in his patients. Shortly after he documented his findings, therapy centers and hospitals in other natural salt mines/salt caves around Europe were opened and are still operating today.
One of the most famous salt mines is located in Wieliczka, Poland. Monumental rooms carved of salt are open as a museum to the public and a part of the mine is used as therapy center. Another interesting salt mine is located in Soledar, Ukraine and is visited by people from all over the world to receive Speleotherapy.
Temperature and humidity vary in the different salt mines but the most important and therapeutic factor is constant in all salt mines, which is a certain concentration of dry salt aerosol saturating the air of salt mines. The salt particles are 1-5 microns in size, small enough to enter even the smallest parts of the lungs. There, in the deepest part of the lungs, salt acts as
In 1980, salt mines and their climates were being scientifically studied. As a result, scientists were able to recreate the therapeutic aspects of a natural salt cave microclimate in specially designed rooms above ground. This new therapy became known as Halotherapy. Off course it is impossible to recreate the complex microclimate of salt mines as a whole. Underground salt caves will always have superior air quality to any man-made climate.
However, Halotherapy Spas come pretty close to its original.