Heal yourself by stepping outside

Years of research has shown that connecting to the Earth’s natural energy, by walking barefoot on grass, sand, dirt or rock can diminish chronic pain, fatigue and other ailments that plague so many people today.  This connection is referred to as Earthing or Grounding.

Our connection to nature, the planet and the universe is vital, however, with rapid advances in technology and our modern fast-paced lifestyles, many of us have become separated from our basic bond with mother Earth.

When your bare feet make contact with the Earth’s surface your body uptakes a natural and subtle energy which could be referred to as vitamin G – G for ground. This could be the difference between feeling good and not so good, of having little or a lot of energy, sleeping well or not so well, looking vibrant or looking tired and old, suffering from an auto-immune disease or having a strong immune system.

So, why bother earthing? Some of the science-backed benefits of grounding include:

  • Regulates cortisol, your body’s main stress hormone (better regulation means you recover from stress quickly, instead of having feeling anxious long after the stressful event)
  • Neutralizes free radicals, which are highly reactive molecules that damage cells
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves sleep
  • Reduces some risk factors of cardiovascular disease
  • Reduces pain
  • Shifts the body from the stressed fight-or-flight mode to the restorative rest-and-digest mode

The next time you feel stressed, go barefoot outside for at least half-hour and see what a difference it makes on your pain or stress level.  Sit, stand, lay or walk on grass, sand, dirt, or plain concrete.  These are all conductive surfaces from which your body can draw the Earth’s energy.

  • Swim in the ocean or lakes
  • Garden with bare hands
  • Lay on the Earth
  • Hug a living tree
  • Lean up against a living tree
  • Sleep on the earth while camping
  • Wear natural leather-soled shoes instead of synthetic rubber/plastic shoes

What is Halotherapy?

There are three primary characteristics of pure sodium chloride (salt):

  1. Salt is super absorbent (especially when it is completely dry)
  2. Salt is anti-bacterial and anti-microbial
  3. Salt is anti-inflammatory

We are exposed to pollutants, airborne diseases, bacteria, allergens, and other irritating factors on a daily basis.  Halotherapy—a.k.a. salt therapy—is a drug-free, holistic  way to cleanse and detox the lungs as well as invigorate the entire body. Halotherapy is even better than spending time in the salty sea air, because dry salt air is more powerful and effective than moist air. Our salt cabin has about 10 to 15 times the concentration of salt found by the sea, so a 25-minute session is equal to a day by the ocean.

Similar to a meditation session, you breathe deeply while listening to calming music and let the salt rejuvenate you inside and out.

The benefits of halotherapy are wide-ranging. 

As the dry salt is inhaled into your respiratory system, it acts like a sponge naturally absorbing allergens, toxins, and foreign substances in your lungs and throughout your respiratory tract.  Dry salt may help to reduce inflammation and open airway passages.  This is how halotherapy can help respiratory conditions like allergies, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, COPD, and others. Scientific studies show that people with asthma and other ailments breath easier, with increased lung capacity and oxygen intake after halotherapy.

Skin conditions such as psoriasis, rashes, eczema, and acne can also be improved with halotherapy. The smaller salt particles reach beneath the skin’s surface, attracting moisture to the skin, while the large salt particles land on the skin and absorb bacteria and other foreign substances. Your skin feels softer and revitalized

Additional benefits are reduced stress and headaches, an improved mood, increased energy, and better sleep patterns.

Regular halotherapy sessions are recommended to help keep the body healthy during flu or allergy seasons. Halotherapy is a refreshing ritual to add to your wellness routine. Experience natural detoxification and see for yourself!