Himalayan Salt has numerous uses. You can cook with it, make sole, breathe it in and bathe in it. You can find it carved into beautiful lamps, salt blocks for cooking, massage stones, deodorants and soaps. Then there are the Himalayan Salt Foot Detoxers.
These amazing devices consist of a beautiful marble, a cord, globe and the ‘Pièce de résistance’ is an exquisitely shaped dome plate carved out of pure Himalayan Salt. This fits neatly into the marble base.
Due to the uniquely shaped dome, the Himalayan Salt Foot Detoxer can be used as and incorporates the same benefits, as a normal Himalayan Salt Lamp, whilst at the same time possessing capabilities of detoxify feet and/or hands.
HOW DOES THE HIMALAYAN SALT FOOT DETOXER WORK?
Your feet together, have approximately a quarter of million sweat glands and your hands approximately 370 per cm2. When the detoxer is heated and your feet and/or hands are placed upon it, it facilitates the sweat response by the body. When the body sweats, it removes the waste that has built up within the cells (including but not limited to water, nitrogenous waste (urea), NaCI (Salt), fatty acids, lactic acid, citric acid, ascorbic acid and uric acid).
This same heat also temporarily increases your skins pore size, which can help unclog blocked pores as well as allow the Himalayan Salt from the plate, to be readily absorbed back into the skin. Salt is extremely important for transporting nutrients into and out of our cells and Himalayan Salt in particular, has 84 trace elements and minerals. This assists with cellular development and can help with decreasing acidity.
The Himalayan Salt Foot Detoxer can assist with the following:-
- Removing Lactic Acid build up after exercise or sports
- Ease muscle cramps, aches and pains.
- Ease Arthritic inflammation and joint pain
- Promotes healthy pH balance in your cells
- Promotes vascular health
- Softens the skin of the feet and hands
HOW DO I CLEAN THE HIMALAYAN SALT FOOT DETOXER?
Salt is naturally antimicrobial (inhibits the growth of micro-organisms), however, if you would like to clean your Himalayan Salt Foot Detoxer, simply wipe over with a damp cloth (not wringing wet) and then dry immediately. Alternatively, you can make a solution of equal parts water & white vinegar, then add 10 drops of thyme essential oil or tea tree oil. Shake and lightly spray your Himalayan Salt Foot Detoxer, making sure to wipe over with a dry cloth immediately after spraying.
HOW DO I USE THE HIMALAYAN SALT FOOT DETOXER?
It is beneficial to use the detoxer for a minimum of 20 to 35 minutes. The detoxer can take anywhere between 10 minutes (Summer) to 1½ hours (Winter) to heat due to the Salt retaining heat/cold. You can adjust the temperature to your liking by replacing the globe with a lower or higher wattage. It is extremely important to use at a comfortable heat, do not use at a heat that feels uncomfortable or too hot to touch.
WHAT HAPPENS IF CRYSTALLISATION OCCURS?
As per the Himalayan Salt Lamps when on, the detoxers produce heat and crystallisation will not occur. However, if left off, especially in humid conditions, these detoxers will attract moisture. It is important, when not in use, to store your Himalayan Foot Detoxer in a plastic bag to prevent moisture on your Salt Plate. If crystallisation has occurred, you will find a layer of white salt around the base. This can be cleaned by simply wiping over the base with a slightly damp cloth (not wringing wet), then wiping over them with a dry cloth or paper towel.
CAN EVERYONE USE A HIMALAYAN SALT FOOT DETOXER?
Whilst most people can use a Himalayan Salt Foot Detoxer and gain some valuable benefits from it, it isn’t for everyone. People who are diabetic or have been diagnosed with diminished sensation of their feet and/or hands must not use it. Diabetics must take great care of their feet and keep feet away from any type of heat source. If you are unsure, please consult with a medical doctor. Also, medical advice should be gained for Pregnant women and anyone who has a medical condition.
CAN THE HIMALAYAN SALT FOOT DETOXER ASSIST WITH REFLEXOLOGY?
The simple answer is, yes. Reflexology is based upon the knowledge that certain parts of the feet, hands, face and ears directly correlate to other areas on the body. When these points are triggered, blockages within the linked area are cleared and energy flows are reignited. Placing your entire feet and/or hands on the Himalayan Salt Foot Detoxer is stimulating your entire body. This is also why some clients have reported tasting salt within their mouths while having their feet or hands on the detoxer.
DOES THE HIMALAYAN SALT FOOT DETOXER WORK WITH COLOUR THERAPY?
Again, the answer is yes. Colour Therapy (Chromatherapy), is used to balance the energy within the individuals emotional, spiritual, physical or mental state. Scientifically, colours are used to stimulate the body’s natural healing process.
The colours specifically associated with the Himalayan Salt Foot Detoxer are:-
Solar Plexus – Yellow – Pancreas, Muscles, Digestive System, Liver, Spleen, Small Intestine, Gall Bladder & Middle Back
Sacral – Orange – Reproductive System, Lower Digestive Organs, Kidneys, Prostate, Urinary Tract & Lower Back
Base – Red – Adrenals, Skeleton, Skin, Blood, Large Intestine, Pelvis, Hips, Legs, Feet & Elimination System
If you have any questions relating to the Himalayan Salt Foot Detoxer, please contact Melanie’s Holistic Healing.
This product is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Melanie’s Holistic Healing does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of information or products.