Himalayan salt, which is used to create Himalayan Salt Lamps, is one of today’s most sought after items in the world of nutrition and holistic health. Over the years, researchers and health experts have discovered a plethora of uses for this incredible product.
Salt lamps are ideal for daily use near televisions and computers, around smokers, in offices with air-conditioning, in fact anywhere you want to restore or preserve the natural air quality. Himalayan Salt Lamps are a beautiful and natural alternative to artificial ionisers.
Due to their beautiful and rich colours, salt lamps are also used in colour therapy, i.e. chromo therapy. Salt lamps have also been appreciated by Feng Shui art connoisseurs. The lamps are hand excavated from salt deposits at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains and great care is taken to retain their natural beauty.
Even when the lamps are cool, they have some beneficial effect, but when lamps or tea lights are lit, the gentle heat they generate produces a far higher number of negative ions. Bio-energy therapists and homeopaths in Europe have recommended crystal salt lamps for a long time to support treatment of allergies, respiratory system and blood system diseases. They are often used in the treatment of rheumatism.
As they are all unique and not symmetrical, there are 3 or 4 sides to each lamp thereby offering a different effect, depending which side it faces.
Where to place your Rock Salt Lamp
- Allergy Sufferers – A salt lamp in the bedroom will help improve air quality and reduce airborne bacteria and irritants that can trigger Asthma and allergies.
- Child’s Bedroom – a perfect night light that will help them sleep and make them feel ‘safe and sound’. Salt lamps are completely safe.
- Lounge Room – place next to the TV or other electrical devices to clear the air and reduce EMF (electro magnetic field) present in every home. Our Rock Salt Lamps also offer a pleasing, ambient glow that gives a feeling of peace and calm whilst contributing to your wellbeing.
Place a Rock Salt Lamp anywhere you want the air quality to be improved or you want to create a relaxing, wellness environment and enjoy the beauty of nature.
In your Office – A Salt lamp can help improve your concentration, reduce stress and energise you. It neutralises the effects of artificial light and poor air circulation. Place a salt lamp on your desk near your computer to reduce EMF pollution and minimise the effects of the monitor radiation.
A few Rock Salt Lamps around smelly or smoky areas will clear the air of lingering smells much faster.
The soothing glow of a salt lamp can aid the conditions of insomnia, anxiety and neurosis.
When convalescing a Salt Lamp close by can aid recovery from illness and offer a healthy and comforting companion.
Natural Health Practitioners – A Rock Salt Lamp glowing in your consulting room offers a calm relaxing environment, purifies the air and assists in the healing process.
Feng Shui – Rock Salt Lamps strategically placed will enhance and clear the energy of a room.
Meditation – When you relax in peace and quiet, a Salt Crystal lamp near you is known to enhance your meditative experience.
Massage Rooms and Spas – A Salt Lamp or two in treatment rooms will greatly enhance your clients experience, keep the air fresh and create a calm, wellness environment.
Also suitable for – Restaurants, Doctors / Dentist waiting rooms, Hair and Beauty Salons, small and large offices.
We recommend keeping your Rock Salt Lamp turned on as much as possible. The longer it is on the better the efficiency. They are safe, economical, eco friendly, natural, pure (untouched by pollution).
We recommend you place your salt lamp or tea light candle holder on a placemat or something similar to protect the surface your crystal salt lamp or tea light candle holder is sitting on.
All units come with Aust. approved 7 or 15 watt globe and cord.
Benefits of Negative Ions
It is said that Himalayan Salt Lamps increase negative ion presence by up to 300%, therefore correcting the imbalance of excessive positive ions.
Scientists have found that the air’s composition of negative ions should usually be between 1000-1500 per cubic centimetre. Measurements have shown that the number of negative ions decreases to 200 per cubic centimetre in a closed room containing several people. It is also said that salt lamps can increase the negative ion count by up to 300%.
Negative ions are created naturally by wind, sunlight, surf, waterfalls, and rainstorms. Generally, a negative ion is an electronically charged molecule made up of oxygen. A positive ion in the air is a molecule that has lost its electrons through the process of air pollution. In ordinary, fresh country air, we find up to 4000 negative ions per cubic centimetre and, near strong surf or close to a waterfall, up to 10,000 negative ions can be found. This can decrease to less than 100 in major cities during the rush hour!
Ionised air also substantially reduces the number of airborne bacteria indoors. A leading microbiologist and experimental pathologist at the University of California, Dr. Albert Krueger, found that even a very small quantity of negative ions could kill bacteria and remove them from the air so they were less likely to infect people.
According to the “Journal of Hygiene”, scientists showed that ionisation reduced bacterial levels in burns and plastic surgery units by over 96% after a two week period, which resulted in much better and more rapid healing of patients. Not only were negative ions found to speed recovery in burn or asthma patients, they were also discovered to affect serotonin levels in the bloodstream, stabilize alpha rhythms and positively impact our reactions to sensory stimuli. The greater level of alertness can translate into improved learning, improved well-being and enhanced human performance on mental tasks.
The “Journal of Applied Microbiology” states that the use of negative ions was even found by scientists to reduce the presence of airborne viruses by about 40%. A study featured in the 1987 issue also showed the negative ions are free from any adverse side effects.
Here is an interesting article on the benefits of negative ions: http://www.totalwellnessworldwide.com/ions.html
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