A Meaningful Change: From Basalt Stone to Himalayan Salt Stone

By Ann Brown, LMT

A Meaningful Change: From Basalt Stone to Himalayan Salt Stone

By Ann Brown, LMT

Can a small change in your massage practice make a big difference? Yes.

Take a look around at the tools and products you are using in your practice. From your massage oil to your massage table, your practice is made up of a number of different elements that create your interaction with your client. While new products and technology are often vying for your attention, sometimes getting down to pure basics can give a big pay-off ... for you, your client, and your business.

Basalt Vs. Himalayan

Consider stone massage, for example, basalt stones have been used as the industry standard for stone massage for years, but as a spa director and massage therapist, I discovered how making a change to the stones we used could improve the wellness benefits for our clients and increase our revenue. From the Primal Sea, where all life originated, hand-carved Himalayan salt stones provide added benefits compared to traditional hot stone massage with basalt stones.

As a spa director, I always look for ways to improve our operation. From a business standpoint, I need to keep an eye on profitability and efficiency. As a licensed massage therapist, I want any changes we make to be about more than money – I constantly want to provide better, more impactful treatments for our clients. This drive for improvement led me to Himalayan salt stone massage.

Compared to basalt stone massage, using Himalayan salt adds to the therapeutic benefits you are able to give to your clients through stone massage. Made from 100 percent pure Himalayan crystal salt, considered the purest and most beneficial salt ever discovered on earth, Himalayan salt massage stones contain 84 naturally occurring minerals and salts. A Himalayan salt stone massage …

  • Alkalizes the skin
  • Replenishes and nourishes skin and body
  • Lightly exfoliates the skin
  • Is highly relaxing
  • Balances and neutralizes the ill effects of the toxic frequencies we live with every day

Himalayan salt supports a healthy respiratory system and sinuses, boosts bone health, and prevents muscle cramps. It also improves circulation and digestion, reduces acid reflux, relieves anxiety and addresses insomnia. Himalayan salt stone massage lightly exfoliates the skin and is highly relaxing.

In addition to the nourishing minerals that the salt provides your client, warmed salt also works as a natural ionizer to benefit both therapist and client. Both chemically and physically, salt is considered a neutral primal element. In its neutral state, salt crystals exhibit the exact same resonant frequency as the earth itself.

Through that resonation at the Earth’s frequency, warmed Himalayan salt balances and neutralizes the ill effects of the toxic frequencies we live with every day. The earth is surrounded by an electromagnetic belt, which brings with it an electromagnetic field of vibration, known as the Shumann resonance frequency (7.83 Hz (cycles) per second). Not only is this the resonant frequency of the earth, but it’s also the ideal resonant frequency of the mammals (including humans) that live on it.

Everyday Toxins

In today’s digital world, all of our electronic devices, with their varying wavelengths and resonant frequencies, disrupt the natural, ideal resonant frequency within our bodies, especially in our homes and offices where so many of these electronics reside.

Because of their neutral atomic structure, Himalayan salt stones can help neutralize all of these artificial frequencies. This keeps us closer to our ideal resonant frequency – creating a simple, natural way to promote greater health and overall rebalancing. The negative ions released by warmed Himalayan salt deliver a number of health benefits, from higher mental alertness to protection against germs in the air.

From the smooth edges of a black basalt stone to the smooth contours of hand-carved Himalayan salt, when you hold each one in your hand, you feel a world of difference. One small change in the stone you use can add significant wellness benefits for your client – at minimal investment for you (and one that quickly pays for itself).

Himalayan salt stones are hand-carved into three specific shapes to be ergonomic and easy for therapists to do deep work. The stones are quickly and easily cleaned with a non-toxic, EPA-registered disinfectant that does not degrade the stones. With proper care, the salt stones last for years.