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March 18, 2020

Salt Therapy & CO VID19

Addressing the Coronavirus Our #1 concern is YOUR health and wellbeing. That is why we want to address salt therapy and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and our cleaning procedures here at Breathe Salt & Sauna.  This statement has been sent out by the President of the Salt Therapy Association, Leo Tonkin:“ I recently spoke with Dr. Daniel Layish, MD, a board certified pulmonologist and a fellow founding director of the Salt Therapy Association who said, “It is too early to tell what impact halotherapy may have with this strain of the coronavirus; however, this Coronavirus does affect the respiratory and lung system, and dry salt therapy has been shown to provide symptomatic benefits, such as in a clinical study we conducted that focused on patients with cystic fibrosis. While there is no need to be overly concerned at this time, being proactive and taking care of your respiratory system is becoming more important than ever before.” A strong advocate for this complementary therapy, Dr. Layish often recommends his patients to the local Salt Room in Orlando, Florida. As a matter of fact, in many countries it is an approved therapeutic treatment covered by health providers. We always recommend you consult a physician or […]
September 17, 2019

Annmarie Skin Care© at Breathe

Do YOU know the answer to this question? What is the largest organ of your body? Answer:  Your skin! Did you know that your skin is a giant sponge AND your fastest-growing organ?  Everything you put on your skin is absorbed into your body.  A friend of mine, who has eaten clean and all-organic for the past couple of years, had biofeedback done, and her tests showed she had herbicides and pesticides in her body.  She was puzzled.  “How can that be? I have been so careful about what I put IN my body.”  She was asked if she lived out in the country or had her own well or lived where farmers grew crops.  She said, “yes” to all three.   She learned that she was absorbing herbicides and pesticides through her skin when she showered, so she had to install a showerhead filter to catch the bad stuff and keep it from getting on her body.  We are exposed to harmful things through our water and our skincare products, which contain harsh, toxic chemicals, colors and fragrances. These damaging ingredients make their way into our body through our skin and get into our blood and lymphatic system. My friend’s experience caused me to re-evaluate what I put […]
August 21, 2019

Salt Therapy for Kids

Who can deny that children are precious? We go to great lengths to protect them and keep them safe and happy, so our hearts ache to see a child with watery eyes and a big, red nose because they have a bad cold and cannot breathe adequately. To see a child suffer, as they puff on their inhaler or scream because their skin is burning in pain, is heart-wrenching. We have personally known children in these severe states of sickness and so we have created our Family Salt Room just for them. Kids are more at risk for skin and lung issues than adults, due to their immature lungs, immune systems and brains at birth. Fortunately, Dry Salt Therapy for children can significantly help to: – reduce the need for inhalers & antibiotics – make breathing easier – improve lung function – alleviate sneezing, coughing & shortness of breath – clear mucus & sticky phlegm from the lungs – strengthen the immune system – improve sleep patterns – improve general health & quality of life Our Family Salt Room is a playful, healing space custom-designed to meet the needs of young families. Just being in this space brings peace of […]
July 19, 2019

Salt & Sauna for Stress Relief

By Nicole, a Breathe employee: Here at Breathe Salt & Sauna, we talk a lot about how much our services can reduce and/or eliminate the symptoms of asthma, allergies, viruses, flu illnesses, arthritis, inflammation, stress disorders, et cetera. Are the therapies at Breathe Salt & Sauna mainly for people suffering from specific conditions? NO! Everyone can benefit from the detoxification and stress reduction provided by our salt and heat therapies. In this modern world where we are inundated with environmental hazards and hectic daily schedules, we could all use a break and a boost to our immune systems. Time for relaxation has never been as needed as it is today. According to the American Institute of Stress, 77% of people in the U.S. regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress and 33% are living with extreme stress. I think we can agree that stress is all too common in our modern life. Since we opened in April of 2018, we have been tracking the reasons people visit. The results are not surprising. Overwhelmingly, the number-one reason people visit Breathe is to reduce stress. Stress Reduction Through Infrared Sauna Therapy Fortunately, through our services we offer significant relief. Just a few […]
June 28, 2019

Benefits of a Breathe Membership

There are many reasons to consider a membership at Breathe Salt & Sauna.  The main reason?  To live a healthier life!  The infrared sauna and the salt bring many healing benefits to the body.  Through our skin and lungs, our bodies absorb toxins throughout the day from everywhere through the pollutants around us and even through the foods we eat.  The sauna and salt combined help eliminate those toxins from the body.  Too many toxins can cause health issues and break down our bodies over time. Maybe you suffer from respiratory conditions.   Breathing in salt can help relieve respiratory symptoms.  If you suffer from allergies, it is best to build up your immune system by doing salt sessions before the onset of allergy session.  Then your body stands a better chance of getting through the allergy season with less suffering. Maybe you are suffering from overload and stress.  Doing a sauna session rejuvenates your body and gives it what it is craving – REST!  We all get caught up in the speed of life, and we struggle to take time to care for ourselves.  It is vital to de-stress our bodies.  Stress causes inflammation and inflammation causes illness.   The good news is it only […]
May 22, 2019

Adventures in Salt Mining

Poland was not on our bucket list, but when the Salt Therapy Association sent us an invitation to the 2019 Salt Therapy Association Symposium at the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland, we thought it would be an excellent opportunity to learn about the history of salt therapy and its healing benefits so we could bring back and share what we learned with you. This was our first Salt Therapy Association event.  What an incredible time to be in this industry!  In addition to learning more about this industry and the history, we were able to come together and start setting standards to make sure when other facilities are claiming they have salt therapy, that they truly do.  We met people from all over the world, and it was neat to hear how others were running their businesses.  The food served at the Symposium was amazing.  I loved it!  Jon, on the other hand, could not wait to get back to American food.  On our last night we attended a Celebration Dinner & Folklore Music Show.  The musicians and dancers made sure we ALL danced and, yes, that included Jon.  Again, we are so very blessed to be a part of such a great organization. The Historic Wieliczka Salt […]
February 1, 2019

Benefits of Infrared Saunas

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer and high blood pressure in the fall of 2017, the biofeedback practitioner that I was treating with told me I would really benefit from the use of an infrared sauna.  The same biofeedback practitioner, who was also treating my husband, Jon, suggested that he be tested for Lyme disease and arthritis because of his achy muscles and joints, but she also recommended he try an infrared sauna. As we were doing our research, we found out that regular use of an infrared sauna removes toxins from the body, helps with circulation, stress, inflammation, joint and muscle pain, and – oh, yeah! — burns calories at the same time!  We thought it was worth a try, and we were curious to see if it could offer us any relief from our ailments. On my own personal cancer journey, the sauna helped me get through my radiation treatment. After each radiation session, I would sit in the sauna while it removed the toxins from my body.  It also helped me with my high blood pressure.  From using the sauna, my blood pressure went back to normal, and I was able to completely stop taking medication for it.  […]
December 21, 2018

Salt Therapy FAQs

Since opening last April these are the most frequently asked questions at Breathe Salt and Sauna. Can I catch other peoples’ germs or viruses in the Salt Rooms? Salt is naturally antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory. It kills almost all bacteria on contact.  At Breathe Salt & Sauna, we have pure Himalayan salt brick walls and crushed salt on the floor, in addition to the 99.9% pure pharmaceutical-grade salt that is blown into the air.  The microclimate of our salt room is said to be two times cleaner than a sterile surgery roomin a hospital.  Therefore, it is nearly impossible to catch an infection because there is no bacteria.  We also clean the surfaces of our chairs, tables, toys, books, et cetera, with dōTERRA’s OnGuard Sanitizing Spray. How long is a Salt Session? Our Adult Meditation Room and Family Room Sessions are 45 minutes.  Our Salt Booth Sessions are just 15 minutes. The smaller booth room size allows for the same amount of salt to be inhaled in an express session, offering the same benefits of the larger room. How should I dress? In the Salt Room, you can wear your regular street clothes.  Keep in mind that dark clothes will show the salt […]
November 19, 2018

Buzzed Into Madison

November 9, 2018

Meditation and Stress Management

Last month at Breathe Salt & Sauna, I attended the Gentle Stretching Meditation Class and the Stress Management Workshop. I had never tried meditation or stress management prior to these experiences. Stesha Larson from Abundant Joy Yoga guided the meditation class. Heidi Lindsey led the Stress Management Workshop. Both ladies were extremely qualified and passionate about what they were teaching. It was obvious that they truly cared about the subject matter, and that it was important to them to make sure that everyone was enjoying and benefiting from their classes. Just realizing that made me appreciate them even more! In the meditation class, Stesha taught us how to regulate our breathing to calm our bodies down. She then took us on a journey about morals. She guided our minds, as far as where to go and where to stay concentrated. This class was more than a stress reliever. It helped me observe my own life and ask myself if my inner younger self actually liked where it was going. The majority of the meditation concentrated on our “child self.”  We all have an inner child, but when we were children, we didn’t stress over things that we do as adults, and […]
November 1, 2018

The Breathe SOLE Starter Jar

The Breathe SOLE Starter Jar (pronounced SO-LAY) The great Roman poet, Horace, wrote in an ode, “Carpe diem.” It means to seize the day or to live life to the fullest, and be happy and healthy while doing so. “Healthy” didn’t mean the same in Ancient Rome as it does now. Our caloric intake and hours spent at the gym are only a partial measure of our health. The other important factors are defined by how much we love our lives, bodies, and the people we surround themselves with — similar to the way the Romans lived. SOLE salt-infused water can help your body feel motivated to seize the day! SOLE is so beneficial to your body that just one teaspoon a day can dramatically help your body heal, energize and detox. The crystals in the jar are concentrated Himalayan salt stones, which speed up your body’s healing process. Why is SOLE salt-infused water good for your body?    It contains mineral-rich nutrients. In the same way that Vitamin D provides energy through the sun, SOLE provides energy through its salt stones. It’s 100 percent natural.  It contains no harsh chemicals or preservatives, so you can use it to cleanse your face.  […]
October 12, 2018

Amazing Benefits for Teens

Written by a teenager with first-hand salt & sauna experience! Leonardoda Vinci once said, “Every now and then, go away, have a little relaxation, for when you comeback to your work, your judgment will be surer.” During the teenage years, the mind and body is under stress from all the everyday things.  These years, when someone is not a child, but not yet an adult, can be a challenging and stressful time.  Fortunately, there is a place that can make the stress go away — Breathe Salt & Sauna. Salt therapy (Halotherapy) provides isolation in a stress-free environment in a salt room. Pharmaceutical-grade salt is circulated into the room, providing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits. The infrared saunas, combined with chromotherapy (color light therapy), can reduce stress and anxiety by balancing the body’s level of cortisol, the primary stress hormone. The heat also helps the body’s muscles relax, which naturally reduces stress. Anything that can help teens during this time is worth checking out, right? Ways salt therapy and infrared saunas can improve the lives of teens: Reduce stress levels. There is no doubt that high school is difficult to handle with the pressure of college a few years or months away, tensions […]
September 11, 2018

New 3 Session Passes Now Available

Here at Breathe Salt & Sauna we are excited to be introducing our new 3 Session Pass. This pass allows people the chance to see if the halotherapy (salt therapy) or infrared saunas are going to provide the benefits they are looking for. We have found that for some people the benefits are immediate, after the first session, and for others, it may take two or three sessions. 3 Session Passes can be purchased one time for use in our infrared saunas and one time for the halotherapy (salt therapy) to be used in our family room, adult meditation room, or salt booth. Listen to Jen as she shares her experience at Breathe and the results she experienced after just three sessions. The 3 Session Salt Pass is $75 and must be used within 15 days of purchase. The 3 Session Sauna Pass is $75 and must be used within 15 days of purchase.
August 13, 2018

Health-Wellness-Faith Support Group

Have you been diagnosed with an illness and don’t know where to turn? Have you looked up your condition online only to become more confused? Do you want to prevent a diagnosis that runs in the family? Have you watched a loved one go through cancer or some other debilitating disease or illness and you want to learn about the best steps to take to avoid getting the same diagnosis? Are you a caregiver for someone who is in a health crisis, and you don’t know where to turn? Health–Wellness–Faith is a support group that meets once a month to provide support no matter where you are on the journey. Maybe you or someone you love has been diagnosed with an illness, and you don’t know what approach to take? Perhaps you decided to go with the Western Medicine approach. Maybe you went with the holistic approach. Or perhaps you have done a little of both. It doesn’t matter because we discuss what steps we are taking to get control of our own health. We also talk about how to be well and bring balance to our lives. If you have been through diagnosis and are in remission, we welcome you, […]
July 2, 2018

Infrared Saunas and Cancer: Laurie’s Story

I heard the three words nobody wants to hear — “You have cancer.” What? How could this be?  Just five days earlier, I was having my mammogram done.  They had told me something “didn’t look right,” so they wanted me to have an ultrasound.  I had been down this road many times before because of my dense breast tissue, so I thought, “Okay.  Not a big deal.” After the ultrasound, the doctor came in the room and said, “Something doesn’t look right. There are three spots we would like to biopsy.” Okay.  Now they had me a little worried.  I got the dreaded call late in the day on a Friday afternoon.  “You have invasive ductal carcinoma, (IDC).” What? Had I heard that right? Yes, unfortunately, I had and it sent my mind reeling down the path of, “How did this happen?” There was no family history.  I had led a relatively healthy life and exercised on a regular basis.  Up until that point, I had not been prescribed any medications, but at every doctor appointment following my diagnosis, they would take my blood pressure once and then take it again, because they could not believe how high it was. Finally, my general practitioner said, “Sorry, Laurie, but I cannot let you leave the office without putting you on a prescription for high blood pressure.”     So he prescribed me two medications […]
May 23, 2018

Asthma & Allergies: Jon’s Story

I am Jon Adams, my wife Laurie and I own Breathe Salt and Sauna in Johnson Creek. I suffer from allergies and asthma and have all of my life. When I was younger, I needed to undergo Cortizone shots to get my allergies and asthma under control. I had a nebulizer, (breathing machine) took prescription medications, and used inhalers as well. I would try anything to bring relief. My mother would put me in the shower for long periods of time letting the steam open my airways. I did not like to be outdoors, and cutting the grass was out of the question. My allergies and asthma have improved as the years have gone by, or maybe I have just adapted better to it. Regardless, I still suffer. In October of 2017, Laurie was doing some research and told me about Salt Therapy (Halotherapy). I thought, how can that work? Well, in November my Asthma acted up like it always does in the fall of the year. I knew I needed to go in for a breathing treatment because I was losing lung capacity. I remembered what Laurie was telling me about Halotherapy and decided to try that first. At […]