Stress

At The Salt Suite you will be surrounded by an environment inspired by nature providing tranquility and relaxation to revitalize your energy. The rich negative ion microclimate created by the natural Dead Sea salt covering the walls, floor and blown into the air makes for an absolutely restful and rejuvenating experience. You cannot find it anywhere else unless you spend days on the beach or in a natural salt cave.

So what are ions? Ions are colorless, odorless, molecules that are believed to produce a biochemical reaction. Ions can be positively or negatively charged. Positive ions are found to be emitted by computers, televisions and other electronic devices. They create an atmosphere of enhanced anxiety. Negative ions appear in nature more readily than positive ions. Negative ions are found in moving water, such as waterfall, rivers and the ocean. Plants are also a good source of negative ions.

During your salt treatment session you will be surrounded by negative ions. Negative ions boost serotonin or “feel good” chemicals in your brain. Negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to your brain too, which in turn, creates higher alertness, relieves stress and enhances mental energy.

A study at Columbia University suggested that negative ion treatment is more effective than anti-depressant drugs such as Prozac and Zoloft. They also concluded that negative ions produce alpha brain waves and increase brain wave amplitude, which translates to a higher awareness level. (1) Researchers at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow discovered that negative ions are able to help protect the body from induced physical stress. (2)

Stress suppresses your immune system, making it difficult to heal and feel better. The Salt Suite will give your immune system the boost it needs in addition to providing a preventative measure for the future. Your therapeutic benefit is twofold.

  1. Controlled Trial of Naturalistic Dawn Simulation and Negative Air Ionization for Seasonal Affective Disorder Michael Terman, Ph.D.; Jiuan Su Terman, Ph.D. Am Journal of Psychiatry 2006; 163:2126-2133. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.163.12.2126
  2. Livanova LM, Levshina IP, Nozdracheva LV, Elbakidze MG, Airapetiants MG. The protective action of negative air ions in acute stress in rats with different typological behavioral characteristics. Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova 1998 May-Jun; 48(3):554-7.