Weekly Column: Skin Sense
Crisp, clean air greets and awakens, as you step onto the Himalayan Salted floor; the first custom built salt room in Union County; certified by a Professional Engineer. Imagine this…an oasis of salt. As the door closes, you ease into a comfy recliner and hug a blanket to warm the chill. With dim lights in the background and soft music piped in, a dry salt aerosol is released into the air. The serenity is relaxing. “Me Time” has arrived.
Salt facilities in Russia and Poland date back to the 1830’s, when their positive effects on respiratory and skin conditions were first documented. Today, they are an integrative natural therapy, common in developed nations all over the world, but relatively new to the US.
The salt vapor created in halotherapy is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and also emits negative ions that promote calm and relaxation. This is in addition to relieving discomfort associated with such conditions as asthma, allergies, COPD, eczema, and psoriasis. As a natural exfoliator, salt therapy helps to prepare the pores for a deep and purifying cleanse. This allows deeper penetration of serums and creams which brighten skin and increase elasticity. For optimal results, a plant based or organic enzyme with an ionized steamer should be used on uncompromised skin.
Salt therapy is not a substitute for medical treatment, diagnosis, or cure of any condition.
Angela Strother, PhD is co-owner of Jon’Ric International Massage & Wellness Spa in Matthews, offering authentic salt rooms, massage, facials, threading, Henna body art, and body treatments. She is certified in aesthetics and oncology skin care. Allison Judge, RN is a Social Media Specialist with an extensive background in Nursing in Hospital Settings. You can reach the Jon’Ric team at 704-708-4165 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. At Jon’Ric Matthews, come join us for a cup of tea and a chat about your skin!