Our Maricopa County, Arizona home is just a few miles from the Salt River and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. We can go Salt River Tubing, Salt River Rafting, and watch the games at Salt River Fields. We purchase our electricity through the Salt River Project.
Several years ago while strolling through Scottsdale Fashion Square, Judy and I came across an Israeli who wanted us to rub our hands with some salt from the Dead Sea. This fellow was a vendor operating from a kiosk who was hawking a Dead Sea Salt Scrub. Since that time, we have encountered other similar Dead Sea Salt Scrub kiosk vendors in other shopping malls located in Ohio, Michigan, Hawaii, and elsewhere.
Recently, Judy and I attended the All Things Senior Expo – Scottsdale, Arizona 2012 that offered information and entertainment for seniors where we happened to come upon many interesting exhibits. As an aside, I picked up a special interest newpaper type publication that I just finished reading. There is an advertisement in the publication that triggered my memory of the Dead Sea Salt Scrub and consequently has garnered my interest to write this entry of Roland’s Ramblings. I’ll get back to that ad later on.
Today, I write about salt therapy. As you may read in the embedded Salt therapy Wikipedia article:
“Salt therapy, halotherapy or speleotherapy is the use of salt mines, caves or other forms of exposure to salt air in the belief that this confers a health benefit.”
Rather than me writing my own words about this very, very interesing topic, I will point you in the direction of some good arrticles I found on the internet that you may wish to read to learn more about the use of salt for its alleged health benefits. As is my usual custom, you may use your computer mouse or touchpad to click onto the titles of the articles in order to open a new browser window that will contain the article itself for you to read. The articles are:
Halotherapy: Is Salt Treatment For Real?, Meredith Melnick, TIME Heartland, November 5, 2010.
Salt Therapy Rooms–Is it a Passing Trend?, Alex, Natural Health Journals, August 2, 2010.
Salt therapy is like a breath of fresh air, Jenny Hazan, ISRAEL21c, February 21, 2010.
As an extra, there are some videos at Halotherapy in the Media from Salt Therapy News.
That seems to be enough. OH! WAIT!
That advertisement I mentioned.
The ad led off with “Dead Sea Therapeutic Salt Rooms, Arizona’s 1st Salt Room” and then went on from there. You may learn more about that place by visiting its website, Salt Chalet Arizona.
Now then, IF it is all interesting to you, AND IF you have an entrepreneurial spirit, I even found a web page that may interest you. I do not know whether it is legitimate or not, but you may look at it if you are so inclined. The web page, Open your Own Salt Cave, Open A Salt Therapy Clinic, starts out with “Would you like to OPEN YOUR OWN SALT ROOMS?” and is from the website Salt Sanctuary which originates from Australia.