I love my life. I love my munchkins. I love my business. I adore (insert sappy music) my husband.
But, sometimes, I just need to be ALONE. I need put on my running shoes, and get to a place of silence. Do you ever get that feeling?
When I’m in the city, my go-to place for stillness is BREATHE Salt Rooms, specifically the one located in Oasis Day Spa on Park Avenue and 33rd Street. If you’re looking for your next Meaningful Me Moments destination look no further than these tranquil, salty spots.
I first visited this heavenly oasis, during the hectic holiday season. Talk about needing an eject button!
What I initially thought would just be a quick 30-minute wind down from all the noise (translation: holiday shopping, planning, deadlines looming, driving kids to-and-fro doctors, trying to see everyone, trying to just spend time with the hubby, promoting Shop 4 Vasculitis, getting holiday cards sent out, focusing on making time for the gym, baking, holiday decorating, New Year’s Eve packing … was that all of it?) turned out to be a mini wellness retreat.
BREATHE Sale Rooms have a ton of health benefits.
Salt is a natural and effective antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory mineral. Actually, Dry Salt Therapy, also known as halotherapy, has been used for centuries in Europe and Russian to improve health because it destroys the irritants that prevent optimal well-being. I actually use salt therapy to help improve my son’s breathing, especially when he’s having a wheezing, croup cough. Side bar: Mom’s worst nightmare happened Saturday at 1am, when we went to the hospital so David could be evaluated and properly medicated. But, that’s for another post.
Salt. Silence. Stillness.
After stepping into the BREATHE Sale Room, sans shoes, and taking a deep breathe, I was already feeling the cleanse within. It’s like a massive nasal spray, but way cooler because you’re on a lounge bed surrounded by luxurious Himalayan salt, in a cave-like setting.
The peach-shaded lighting sets the mood, while the minimal décor sooths your senses, allowing the salty air to administer its natural healing with each deep, cleansing breath.
That night, I found that I slept better, one of the many bonuses of salt therapy. Others include: detoxifying the respiratory system, healing skin conditions, promoting better breathing, alleviate symptoms of allergies, asthma, COPD, snoring, sleep apnea, sinusitis, bronchitis, colds, flus and so much more. With winter still in full swing, I would definitely recommend a few visits.
I love how the founders of BREATHE Sale Rooms call this place “a toothbrush for your lungs and skin”. It’s truly the ultimate cleanse for your respiratory system, as well as your mind.
And, if you find yourself in Brooklyn, my uncle’s yoga studio, Yoga Spot NY and the adjacent Center of Traditional and Oriental Medicine, you can enjoy a lovely salt room. His center has been using therapeutic Himalayan salt rooms for wellness practices since 2012, making them one of the first on the East Coast. #ProudNiece