The season we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! It’s a time to spend with the kids who are home from school, a time to visit the beach, and a time to work on your tan! However, in addition to the above summer activities that come to mind, you may also want to consider adding these four plans to your list: take time this summer to care for sunburnt skin, sore muscles, and heal your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being, plus find a fun activity for the youngsters.
1) Take a Break from the Beach and Visit the Cave!
There’s a reason why the beach is so relaxing: the salt in the water contains negative ions that help people relax, as well as healing minerals that ease asthma, respiratory issues, and soften the skin, hair and nails.
As anyone who does salt therapy knows, salt therapy has this effect and is magnified when under the proper conditions, in a comfortable, relaxing room where for 45 minutes you can let go of the world, and let salt work its magic! Salt Breeze is a good option to consider this summer if you still want to receive all the relaxing benefits of the beach, only your sunburnt skin needs a break. It’s also the perfect plan B for when the weather doesn’t go your way, and the beach day you planned gets rained out!
2) Detox from Chlorinated Pools with Salt!
If you plan on visiting your community pool center, soak it in and make a splash! However, keep in mind that to keep pools sanitary, many times public pools are maintained with chlorine. Chlorine is used in pool water because it kills bacteria and germs, fights algae, and eliminates organic debris from perspiration and human body oil.
While chlorine is necessary for a well-maintained pool, it can cause skin and eye irritation, and dry out the hair and nails by stripping the body of its natural minerals in an effort to kill bacteria and germs. So, to maintain balance and replenish the nutrients in your skin, hair, nails and in some cases respiratory system, it’s not a bad idea to make a salt therapy appointment to replenish what your body has lost.
3) Massage Sore Muscle Pain from Physical Activity like Swimming, Running, or Hiking
Most times people relieve tension from everyday stress through a massage. Our busy minds can make our shoulders tight and backs strained, which is why a massage feels so good.
However, another useful benefit of massage is to help muscles recover after a workout, or to prepare them for one. So if you feel a need this summer season to get a massage because of stress, keep in mind that by default you may be doing yourself an unintended favor for your summer fitness routine!
The reason why a massage is beneficial before a workout is because it allows muscles to get warmed up and stretched out so that way you’re more flexible. It also helps you get into the right frame of mind for a workout.
Receiving a massage after a workout is also beneficial since it reduces inflammation and reduces recovery time by speeding up cell recovery. Ideally, the trick with the after workout massage would be to schedule an appointment as soon after the workout as possible to receive the most benefits.
4) Try Playtime in a Giant Salty Sandbox!
The combination of all the summer fun, like the sun, beach, pool, and sports games, can leave our little guys and girls in need of break. So, one great way to give them a reprieve is to visit a salt room. This will do something good for their health, without them even realizing it!
This is especially important for children, since kids aren’t as conscious about their health as adults. With good reason, kids aren’t aware of why it’s important to detox their skin after a dip in a chlorinated pool, or aware of why a sprint through overgrown backwoods could cause consequences for their health. They’re just kids, so as adults and parents that’s our job.
But, the great thing about salt is that it can help remedy all the issues this summer season may bring: a visit to a salt therapy center can detox the skin, which naturally clears away any chlorine or other dangerous chemicals, helps fight against viruses or infections kids encounter in warmer months, like poison ivy, and reduces inflammation from bug bites.
If salt therapy is new to you, or you’d like to learn more, our Salt Therapy & Wellness Center is always open to educating people of all knowledge-bases on it’s benefits and how it can help you personally, or your family.
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