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Category: Health Education

What is a Himalayan Salt Pod

There’s a brand new business in Somers, CT that has chosen to use our name for their business and to set the records straight we are NOT associated with them!  They appear to be more of a spa than a Wellness Center.  My aunt always said that when someone copies you its the greatest complement or highest form of flattery!  (Personally – I like to be more original.) I also like to educate my clients and I do tons of research before I offer anything new at the Abundant Wellness Center. From what I researched on these Himalayan Salt Pods is that most of these units primarily use Sodium Chloride = table salt and NOT Himalayan Salt.  Sodium chloride is the chemical name given to table salt and Rock Salt or Halite used to melt the ice on roads and walkways.  Although some have reported that they have benefited from weight loss and respiratory issues, its unclear as to exactly what kind(s) of salt was used during their treatments. However the salt used in Salt Floatation Therapy is Epsom Salt NOT sodium chloride.  Epsom Salt Floatation makes your brain happy and reduces stress all over your body. It has been used to effectively to treat everything from stress and anxiety, to migraines, to chronic pain and fibromyalgia, to mental disorders.

These are a few things listed for precautions on sodium chloride I found on this site MSDS:

While sodium chloride isn’t currently considered a health hazard, the following precautions should be taken when working with the chemical to ensure you’re steering clear of any potential dangers:

  • Work area should have sufficient exhaust ventilation. Regularly vacuum dust to minimize the potential of air-borne exposure.
  • Avoid eye contact and wear eye protection if/when eye contact is likely to occur.
  • Avoid skin contact and wear protective clothing and gloves.

Managing Exposure to Sodium Chloride

Although normal handling of sodium chloride is not known to have any significant effects or health hazards, the following good laboratory practices should be followed if exposure does occur:

1) Eye Contact

Remove contact lenses, if necessary. Rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least five minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation occurs and persists.

2) Skin Contact

Remove contaminated clothing and wash affected area with plenty of soap and water. Seek medical attention if the skin becomes irritated or a rash develops.

3) Inhalation

Remove the person from exposure and bring into fresh air. Seek medical attention if the exposed individual has any difficulty breathing.

4) Ingestion

Do not induce vomiting. If person is conscious, rinse mouth with plenty of water and give several glasses of water to drink. Seek medical attention if adverse symptoms occur.

Safely Handling Sodium Chloride Spills

In the event of a sodium chloride spill, the following steps should be taken:

  • Vacuum or wet-sweep the area. Avoid dry sweeping or other methods that will raise dust.
  • Place into a closable container and label for disposal.
  • Clean the area with water and detergent.

Properly Storing Sodium Chloride

Sodium chloride should be stored in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area and kept in a securely closed container. Be sure to keep away this chemical away from excessive heat.

 

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Nine amazing health benefits of the Himalayan Pink Salt Lamps

Nine amazing health benefits of the Himalayan Pink Salt Lamps: (Salt Lamps work at naturally purifying the air like a thunderstorm, waterfall or the ocean.)

  1. Neutralize Electromagnetic Radiation

We are bombarded by electromagnetic (EMF) radiation which flows from our electronics (television, computer, cell phone, tablet, appliances, stereo, etc). Constant exposure to EMF radiation is known to increase stress levels, cause chronic fatigue, and decrease the body’s immune response, among other things. Salt lamps work to neutralize electromagnetic radiation by emitting negative ions into the air. Keep one next to the computer, television, and any other electrical devices which you use frequently to reduce the potential danger to you and your family.

  1. Cleanse & Deodorize the Air

Salt lamps are great for removing pollen, cigarette smoke, dust and other contaminants. They can do hygroscopy and clear the air because they attract the water molecules from the environment, and absorb these molecules in the salt crystal. They are warmed up by the heat of the light bulb and the water then evaporates back in the air so the trapped particles stay in the salt. (However you do not need to cleanse the salt lamp – avoid putting it in water as it will dissolve.)

  1. Reduce Allergy & Asthma Symptoms

Because salt lamps remove contaminants and microscopic particles of dust, pet dander, mold, mildew and the like from the surrounding air, placing a lamp or two in the rooms where you spend the most time can seriously cut back on allergy symptoms. Even people who suffer from asthma should notice a big difference after a week or two.

  1. Relieve Coughing

Once the lamp heats up and begins the hygroscopic cycling of the airborne particles, it changes the charge of the molecules which are released. One of the health detriments of breathing lots of positive ions (contaminants) in the air is that the cilia (microscopic hairs) which line the trachea become sluggish and don’t work as well to keep contaminants out of our lungs. Once the heated water releases the pure water in the air, it removes the negative ions that support cilial activity and keep your lungs protected and clean.

The salt lamps help your body to filter the air better and prevent the contaminants from entering in your lungs.

  1. Promote Better Sleep

Another side effect which results from over-exposure to positive ions in the air is that it robs you of quality sleep. This happens because those positively-charged particles can actually reduce blood and oxygen supply to the brain resulting in irregular sleep patterns. Himalayan pink salt lamps are natural negative ion generators, thus they can help to reverse this problem. Keep one or two around your bedroom to improve the air quality so you can get a better night’s sleep. If you need a dark room to sleep use an eye mask, put your lamp on the floor while you sleep or shut it off overnight but remember to turn it back on or it won’t work.

  1. Increase Energy Levels

Positive ions sap our bodies of energy. If you constantly feel tired and don’t know why, try keeping a salt lamp in the room or rooms where you spend the most time. After about a week, you should notice an improvement.

  1. Improve Mood & Concentration

The salt lamps are a great way to naturally enhance your mood or to help you relax and unwind at the end of the day. The salt lamps enhance the concentration, because negative ions improve the oxygen and blood supply to your brain and other organs as well as serotonin release. The natural light provided by the salt lamps looks like the warm sunshine glow which can efficiently treat the Seasonal Affective Disorder.

  1. Reduce Static Electricity in the Air

The salt lamps are a natural way to neutralize the airborne ionized particles which cause static electricity.

  1. Affordable Environmentally-Friendly Light Source

Salt lamps are also environmentally friendly. The base consists of a sustainable wood like the neem, and the bulb has low wattage that consumes very little energy.  It is estimated that Himalayan pink salt reserves measure from about 80 to 600 million tons, which will be enough for the next couple of years with the current rate of extraction.

Note: Himalayan salt crystals will begin melting with longer exposure to high humidity. Do not place near the sources of steam or water such as laundry machines, bathrooms, showers, dishwashers or outdoors. People in humid climates should be aware that salt lamps tend to weep or sweat when the salt becomes cool or damp. So place a saucer underneath the salt lamp. Clean your salt lamp by wiping it with a damp cloth and make sure you turn it back on afterwards.

Caution: Do not place the salt lamp on its cord or pull on the cord wire to change the bulb!

The Human Design System

with Brenda Edwards from Quantum Life Management Center.

The Human Design System by appt. only. 
Human Design is like a genetic matrix based on several ancient systems; Astrology, the I Ching, Chakras, and the Kabbalah. It shows us that we all have a unique design and a specific purpose to fulfill. It represents a map of human consciousness. A chart is drawn up from your birth data and gives us a genetic map, a blueprint for your life journey.  Need birth date, birth time and birth place for an accurate reading.

This is a 2 session reading for $150 (total cost). Each session is 1 to 1-½ hours long.  You’ll get a personalized chart with detailed information and a audio tape of your readings from Brenda as she goes over your unique Human Design System with you.  By Appointment Only.

 

Shifting Into The 5th Dimension and Beyond

Upcoming Classes with Brenda Edwards from Quantum Life Management Center.

Shifting Into The 5th Dimension & Beyond ~ Saturday, June 10th from 5-7 PM ~ Cost $50 Must Register!
As Mother Earth has made her transition into the 5th Dimension, we to have to make the shift. Many are finding it challenging in different ways, experiencing a wide-range of things happening inside their bodies on all levels. Learn what is happening and what we can do to navigate through these waters of density in an easier way. Class includes learning a quantum vortex meditation to assist us.

An Introduction To The Human Design System & How It Can Benefit You ~ Saturday, July 15th from 1-3 PM ~ This class is FREE however Pre-Registration is Required!
Human Design is like a genetic matrix based on several ancient systems; astrology, the I Ching, chakras, and the Kabbalah. It shows us that we all have a unique design and a specific purpose to fulfill. It represents a map of human consciousness. A chart is drawn up from your birth data and gives us a genetic map, a blueprint for your life journey. Learn how you can get a chart done and what it will reveal.

 

The Power of Ritual

Upcoming Classes with Brenda Edwards from Quantum Life Management Center.

The Power Of Ritual ~ Saturday, May 27th from 1-3 PM ~ Cost $50. Must Register!
Ritual is a way of bringing the sacred into the mundane. Learn the importance of doing daily practices using body, mind and voice to cultivate a better relationship with the Divine Feminine.
You will learn:
The importance of ritual.
The Act of simple rituals.
The power of invocation.
How to awaken the energies.
The magic of holding space.
How to perform a love ritual. ( whether you want to enhance love, or find it. )
Each participant should bring a sacred item representing love and a notebook and pen.
Each person will receive a handout with a few simple rituals.

Shifting Into The 5th Dimension & Beyond ~ June 10th from 5-7 PM~ Cost $50 Must Register!
As Mother Earth has made her transition into the 5th Dimension, we to have to make the shift. Many are finding it challenging in different ways, experiencing a wide-range of things happening inside their bodies on all levels. Learn what is happening and what we can do to navigate through these waters of density in an easier way. Class includes learning a quantum vortex meditation to assist us.

An Introduction To The Human Design System & How It Can Benefit You ~ Saturday, July 15th from 1-3 PM ~ This class is FREE however Pre-Registration is Required!
Human Design is like a genetic matrix based on several ancient systems; astrology, the I Ching, chakras, and the Kabbalah. It shows us that we all have a unique design and a specific purpose to fulfill. It represents a map of human consciousness. A chart is drawn up from your birth data and gives us a genetic map, a blueprint for your life journey. Learn how you can get a chart done and what it will reveal.

 

Wisdom of Astrology

with Deborah Chase.

Find out how the Astrology Chart which is often referred to as the blue print of ones life has been used with accuracy for thousands of years. It is truly a unique tool to predict an individual’s present & future.  Astrology charts by appt. only.  Cost $133/ hr.

by appointment!

Deborah Chase has been an astrologer for the past 38 years. She has studied with the late Lon Ritchie of New York, World renowned Alan Oken author of Soul Centered Astrology and Rulers of the Horoscope, Albert Clayton Gaulden, Founder and Director of The Sedona Intensive and just recently has studied with Celebrity Astrologer David Palmer “The Leo King”.  She has worked with several medium/psychics such as Cheri Mancuso of California and Jessica Costello of Massachusetts. Currently she resides in Springfield, MA, has two wonderful children and a beautiful granddaughter “Finley Adele”.   She is lover of animals and music.

When she was young she spent several weeks in the hospital with pneumonia, pleurisy and tuberculosis. After that time of isolation she instinctively knew that the answers she was looking for lied in the unseen rather than the seen. With that she set out on a journey to investigate the Science of Astrology and fell in love with the freedom it gave her.  Ms. Chase continues to investigate the signs and wonders of Astrology and its profound symbolism.  Hoping to shed light to those who seek an understanding of one’s soul.

Using Feng Shui for Finding Balance and Power in Difficult Times

with Feng Shui expert Susan Laforte.

Saturday, May 13th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Cost $35.

The timeless practice of Feng Shui offers nourishing and practical strategies for regaining footing in these times of uncertainty.  Your own home can become not only a welcoming retreat — but also a balancing force in a world calling out for harmony and clarity.  In this very accessible workshop, you will learn:

*9 strategies for coping with stress – when all the news seems bad!

*The “chi” test for letting go of stuff that drains your energy…

*The key to finding your most “Commanding Position”…

*The informative “Bagua” map – a fascinating key to understanding and working with your space…

The instructor, Susan LaForte is the owner of Feng Shui for Home & Business, serving Western Massachusetts and surrounding areas since 2003.

If there is harmony in the home,

There will be order in the nation.

If there is order in the nation,

There will be peace in the world.

― Confucius