Himalayan Salt Stone Massage is an innovative healing technique using warm salt crystal stones to ground and balance the body's electromagnetic field, central nervous system, and meridians. Salt crystals from an ancient primal sea beneath the Himalayan Mountains are hand-carved into massage stones that gently soothe away an accumulation of stress, tension, and pollutants. Feel the energy of the 250 million-year-old mineral salt as you enjoy a gentle massage with these crystal salt stones!
We have 2 great options for salt stones to get you started on this awesome add on treatment!
Heating the Himalayan Salt Stones
Do you have to heat the stones?
The stones have a therapeutic effect warm or cold. When warmed, the negative ion potential of the stone is ignited.
How do you heat the stones?
Any dry heat source, heating pad, toaster oven, skillet, light bulb, and of course a salt stone warmer lamp, or salt bowl lamp.
Can you use Himalayan Salt Stones with lotion or oil?
It is not recommended to use stones with oil. It is difficult to clean and clogs the salt. We recommend using Jojoba or Coconut oil.
These two oils do not get rancid or degrade the salt. Depending on the skin you can use the stones dry as well.
Cleaning the Himalayan Salt Stones
How do you clean the stones?
Ultimately salt is antimicrobial, and should not require any disinfecting. However, After each use, you can take a spray bottle and make a solution of thyme and tea tree oil and spray the stones and dry them immediately.
At the end of the day, you can take a bottle of warm or hot water and put a couple of tablespoons of white vinegar in it with 10 drops of tea tree oil. You then dip the stone and swish it around. You can leave it in a few seconds, but any length of time will cause the stone to disintegrate. Dry the stone immediately, put it back on its heat source to dry better and further sanitize.
How long do Himalayan Salt Stones last?
The stones last indefinitely, as long as they are kept dry. When exposed to moisture they will pit and sometimes dissolve depending on how much moisture. When they get rough you can sand them with sandpaper to smooth them.
If they are being used with water for salt scrub and lymphatic drainage, they will need to be replaced from time to time.