Natural Salt Lamp
Himalayan Rock Salt History :
Salt in history:
Salt's profound impact on human civilization spans recorded history... and precedes it.
Salt has influenced human existence virtually from the beginning. Neolithic settlements were at salt springs. Caravans trekked deserts trading salt ounce-for-ounce for gold.
Most cultures have folklore and art forms based on salt. And many cultures share traditions such as offering bread and salt to welcome visitors.
Salt�s economic and military significance produced trading partnerships�or armed combat. And economies and cultures ranging from the Sahara in West Africa to the Himalayan peaks of Nepal gives a glimpse of the salt trading culture of centuries gone by.
Religious texts and liturgy frequently employ salt metaphorically (e.g. �ye are the salt of the Earth�).
Roman soldiers were paid partly in salt, their solarium, today�s �salary.� Medieval Europe was forever changed when fishermen were able to salt the cod caught off North America�s Grand Banks, preserving them for sale in Europe.
Salt was involved in such historic events as the building of the Erie Canal, the French Revolution and the drive for India�s independence from British colonial rule.
Salt museums remind us of salt�s key role in the history of Europe, Japan and North America.
History of Salt Therapy:
Generations ago, people regularly turned to salt water, mineral water and salt mines to seek remedies for chronic congestion problems. Distances were often prohibitive--particularly for folks suffering a variety of illnesses - so clinics were established in towns around the globe to deliver salt-based remedies to sufferers. The name given to this type of rehabilitation? Speller therapy. Salt has been used over so many centuries to dry bronchial tubes and rid sinus cavities of bacteria and microbes, it's a natural evolution to the Himalayan Salt Lamp which uses a low-wattage light bulb and/or candlewick to disburse negative ions emanating from the salt crystals.
When used in hospital and clinic environments, such as a waiting room, salt lamps can create an atmosphere of relaxation. The lamps are also useful in the healing process for convalescents. It gives a calming and comforting effect in whatever room it's placed in, reducing stress. These lamps are good for bars, clubs, casinos, coffee shops and places where smoking is prevalent, as salt lamps reduce lingering smoke residue. They absorb a great deal of the negative ions from the room created by the smoke. Salt lamps are also used in color therapy (chromo therapy). The soothing effect from the light helps people with neurotic or insomnia disorders cope.