Many people have questions about the actual benefits of a Himalayan Salt Stone Treatment. What’s the difference between this and a Hot Stone Massage? What are the salts really doing for your body? At the Spa Magnolia, we chose to add this treatment to our menu for many reasons.
Himalayan Salt stones are recognized for their ability to promote deep relaxation. When the warm stones are glided along the body, the heat activates our parasympathetic nervous system. This is the part of the brain that triggers rest and relaxation for the mind and the muscles. The heat and minerals from the stones alert this part of our brain to turn off stress and tell the body it’s time for some well-deserved R&R.
These exquisite stones contain 84 different naturally occurring minerals. Like sinking our feet into the sand, the stones connect us to nature and have the ability to draw out toxins when placed on the body. When we have too many positive ions circling our body, it can cause inflammation. The negative ions found in the minerals counteract this to reduce the inflammation and provide a soft exfoliation on the surface of the skin. With a light blend of orange, lemon, peppermint and ivy essential oils to inhale, you’ll come out of this treatment feeling like you’ve just woken up from the best sleep of your life.
Himalayan salt has been used for centuries in different ways to heal and detoxify. This treatment is different from our Hot Stone Massage because it’s more of a detoxification and relaxation rather than a massage done with warmed stones. The salt blocks are gently glided along the body to gain all of their amazing benefits to the skin and penetrating through to our muscles. The Spa Magnolia has chosen to pair this with an anti-aging gel scrub and a lotion application for the ultimate body detox. After the treatment your body and mind feel loose, relaxed and refreshed.
After I received my first Himalayan Salt Detoxifying Treatment, I felt highly refreshed. There was a warm relaxation throughout my body and my mind felt calm and soothed. Not to mention my skin was soft and smooth and I could feel the salt still penetrating through as I left it on the rest of the day. I made sure to drink a lot of water following the treatment and the next few days to aid the toxin release drawn out by the stones. Overall I love this treatment! I refer to it like a juice cleanse of spa treatments. A wonderful way to rejuvenate your skin, mind and muscles.