Stress is incredibly common in our fast-paced, immediate gratification, go go go world.
If the stress response goes on for too long, or becomes chronic, it can be hard on the body – negatively affecting our physical health and mental well-being. With chronic stress, those same life-saving responses in our bodies can begin to suppress immune, digestive, sleep, and reproductive systems, which may cause them to stop working optimally. Studies have shown that when we reduce stress, our bodies can begin to heal more effectively.
Salt therapy can decrease stress in many ways. Pink Himalayan Salt has many natural healing properties due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic nature. It also releases negative ions into the air that help our bodies balance all the positive ions we come in contact with via electronics, pollution, and florescent lights…just to name a few. Salt therapy has been known to help regulate brain function resulting in a calmer state of relaxation, encourage deeper sleep, decrease blood pressure, and boost immunity.
Massage often provides a significant reduction in stress as it can affect the balance of the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for regulating the body’s unconscious actions. Massage has a relaxing, nurturing effect, which increases parasympathetic dominance (rest and restore) over sympathetic dominance (fight or flight).
If we can begin to prioritize stress reduction and self care, we might just live a little happier and a little longer!