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Salt Therapy FAQ
Frequent Asked Questions
Salt therapy, also known as Halotherapy is a drug free, non invasive treatment that alleviates the health problems associated with asthma, sinusitis, allergies, and a host of other respiratory illnesses. It is a common, natural treatment in eastern and central Europe and now spreading throughout North America. The salt room is a simulated salt mine crafted of natural materials and thousands of pounds of Himalayan salt to look and feel like a European salt mine. Visitors get the benefits of the salt cave experience from the safety and comfort of our zero-gravity chairs without going to the depths of the earth or travelling to the sea shores.
The primary mechanism of action in Halotherapy is the dry aerosol of salt, that has a particle size of 1-5 microns, and a negative electrical charge. The dry salt aerosol is blown into the salt room. In addition, the walls and the floor of the salt room are covered with salt. The salt room provides a negative ion environment (like the seashore), which contributes to a feeling of well being and promotes stress reduction. The particles of salt are inhaled and travel into the deepest parts of the lungs and sinuses. The inhalation of the salt particles helps to reduce inflammation in the airways, opens constricted airways, and increases the clearance of mucous.
Salt Therapy can benefit people of any age with respiratory and skin ailments, as well as those in good health who want to strengthen their immunity and enjoy a relaxing treatment with proven positive effects on wellbeing.
Following are the common respiratory illnesses that are greatly improved by salt therapy: asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, chronic ear infections, allergies to dust, pollen, pets, and chemicals, hay fever, smokers cough, chronic cough, sore throat, nasal congestion or runny nose, snoring, recovery after acute pneumonia, and chronic rhinitis and tonsillitis. It may also help sleep apnea depending on the cause. In addition to helping with respiratory illnesses, it can also help many common skin diseases including: eczema, psoriasis, and acne. Salt therapy also promotes stress reduction, which can lower blood pressure, and help with insomnia. Salt therapy can help prevent respiratory viruses, including the common cold and flu. Children and adults that experience chronic or multiple colds throughout the year due to day cares, schools, or poor ventilation in the work environment can benefit greatly from Halotherapy.
We make no medical claims about the Salt Therapy, billing it as a relaxation chamber. However, the salt is extremely anti-inflammatory and filled with all of the minerals that the body needs. Since 1940, doctors acknowledge that thousands of patients have been successfully treated by Speleotherapy (treatment in natural Salt Caves) in Canada, Russia, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Austria and Germany. After receiving treatments, patients' breathing became easier, lung function and symptoms such as sneezing, coughing and shortness of breath improved, while prescription drug use decreased significantly. Scientists are also studying the release of negative ions from the salt which acts as a natural detoxifier. Patients can expect to experience positive results in as few as 7-30 days.
As a result of Salt Therapy, the condition of compromised bronchia is restored, breathing became easier and quality in function of breathing improves. This facilitates the normalization of other bodily systems. Due to a fortified immune system, days off sick will decrease and patients will become more resilient. In cases of asthma and croup, the inflammation causing spasms of the bronchus will cease and the passage of air through the bronchial tubes will normalise, leading to the end of attacks.
The Rock Spa Salt Room is designed for tranquillity as much as therapy. Our salt therapy room is a retreat from the world. Lie back, relax and breathe. Read, meditate, listen to music, sleep, draw or, if you so desire, work on your laptop. Health is only one of the reasons you’ll return. A change in lighting will alert you that the treatment is over.
Chromotherapy (Colour light therapy):
Exposing the body to coloured light is also believed to aid in Emotional, Psychological and Physical healing. The serene use of lighting inside the Salt Room will induce Colour Therapy, an additional benefit for the patient.
Sound Therapy is a powerful healing force used globally for thousands of years. This Therapy will be practiced in the Salt Room, through the use of specific music which will balance the mind, body and spirit. The increased lighting at the end of the 45 minute session will alert the Patient that the Treatment is over.
Salt Therapy is a relaxing, peaceful and rejuvenating experience. While sitting in the room you are surrounded by the fine salt particles and negative ions created in the air. Sometimes people detect a subtle and pleasant salt taste on their lips. Adults will sit in adjustable and comfortable zero-gravity chairs. The room's temperature, humidity, pressure and salt particles concentration are maintained accordingly. The lights will dim and you will hear relaxing music. Many People like to close their eyes and meditate. Sessions last for 45 minutes. It is common to taste a hint of salt on your lips.
Wear comfortable clothing (most people just wear street clothes). The salt air will not harm your clothing, nor leave a noticeable residue. If you are coming for skin conditions, we recommend you wear shorts and T shirt, to expose as much of the affected area as possible. Protective outerwear is available if you prefer. We request that you do not wear perfume before or during the therapy, as many of our clients are allergic to them.
Unfortunately, no. Please leave your food and beverages outside the cave.
Not at all! Our salt room is large and spacious with unique translucent salt brick wall and door. Most people report feeling extremely comfortable in our salt room.
The humidity in the room must be between 40-55%. If the air is too dry or too humid the efficacy of the therapy declines, as the tiny salt particles cannot get into the smallest parts of the lungs (alveoli). Special installed devices continuously monitor the humidity in the salt rooms.
If you're with your child then it is playtime. Children will love the toys, games and books. Instead of building sand castles, build salt castles. The children’s corner is a playground that little ones will love to explore.
Adults - 45 minutes per session
Children - 20-25 minutes per session
Infants - 15-20 minutes per session
There is a 15 minute gap between each session in order to filter and purify the room.
Every experience is different, and it depends on the type and severity of your condition. Based on the research, we would recommend a course of 12-15 treatments, preferably within 4-8 weeks. You may feel some improvement after a single session, but a series of treatments is required to achieve long-term results. For mild conditions, 6-8 treatments may be enough. Some people use treatments as a preventative measure to avoid the common cold, and other respiratory viruses.
Single sessions are $45 per person per 45-minute treatment. We do offer a ten-session punch card for $300, and we offer an unlimited monthly pass for one person for $400. The entire cave can be rented for $200/hour.
If possible, arrive between five and ten minutes before your session to get settled in, use the rest room, and finish any food or beverage. Then, you will be escorted into the salt room. During your session, you can sit back in the zero-gravity chairs like a recliner. Most people experience a deep level of relaxation. You will be asked to wear disposable foot, that will be provided and leave all your belongings in the appropriate locker located at the reception.
Salt Therapy sessions are offered every hour on the hour.
Yes. We offer a special massage chair in the salt room suitable for any kind of alternative therapies. In addition there is an adjoining regular treatment room but that will be flooded of beneficial negative charged ions released by the tons of salt it is surrounded of.
Salt absorbs bacteria. The walls and floor of each room are covered in salt, which creates the virtually sterile environment. In addition, after a session, the Salt Room is fully ventilated for 15 minutes. Surfaces such as chairs and handrests are disinfected after each session.
The microclimate is 3 times cleaner in the salt room than in a sterile surgery room in a hospital, therefore, it is almost impossible to catch any infection or bacteria during the session. A stable hypoallergenic, hypo bacterial environment is maintained in the therapeutic room. If somehow any bacteria entered the room during a session and was not killed by the 6 tons of salt on the walls and floor, it would be removed during the 15 minute ventilation time, which follows each Salt Therapy session and would exit the building via ducting.
Not at all. The salt is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory, so you should be all set.
The 6 tons of salt on the walls and the floor is applied not only to be aesthetically pleasing but also to keep the room sterile. The microprocessor dry saline aerosol generator device is responsible for the curative microclimate.
Salt is negatively charged and has the natural ability to attract and bind positively charged particles to it. The neutralizing forces of salt can cancel out positive charged and harmful electromagnetic vibrations in our environment (electro-smog), as well as in our body. Hence, salt therapy has de-stressing, relaxing effects; it is beneficial for calming the nervous system.
Salt Therapy is 100% natural, safe and drug-free. It provides effective long-term relief from various respiratory illnesses. It can be used as a complementary treatment or as a sole treatment.
Every Patient is unique and responds differently to the Salt Therapy. The number of treatments and frequency of visits depends on the type and severity of a patient’s condition. We typically recommend a course of at least 8-10 treatments over a period of 8 weeks. Whilst you may feel some improvement after one session, a series of treatments is best for long term results.
For people with colds, flu symptoms, ear infections or other temporary respiratory discomforts, 1 to 8 sessions can be very effective. For chronic respiratory and dermatological conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, allergies, psoriasis, etc., it is strongly recommended to complete 12 to 20 sessions of 45 minutes each, in as short a time period as is feasible. Salt room treatment is most effective when it is administered at least twice a week or more frequently. It is advisable to repeat the therapy 1 to 3 times per year to maintain the positive results. For recreational, relaxation and stress relieving purposes, sessions can be taken as many times as desired.
No. Salt room therapy is compliantly treatment with the goal of decreasing respiratory symptoms and should only be used as an adjunct to medical advice. Individuals receiving treatment prove to reduce their dependence on certain medications. As always, consult with your doctor before undergoing any medical changes.
Yes. Salt Therapy is a completely drug-free treatment for Children and Adults. Children as young as 6 months have benefited greatly and respond quickly and effectively to Halotherapy.
Rarely. Some patients with hypersensitive skin may experience mild skin irritation. Some Patients have experiences a mild tickle in the throat, which can be alleviated by gargling. If a Patient has an excess of mucus, it is not unusual for the Patient to experience increased coughing after the Therapy. This is due to the body draining itself of the accumulated mucus.
Eating too much refined and processed salt is linked to high blood pressure, which nowadays controversially increases the risk of cardiac arrest and strokes. With Salt Therapy, however, the natural salt enters your respiratory system and not your stomach, heart and kidneys. In addition, the concentration of salt is 0.5-10 mg/m3 (milligrams per cubic meter), while the daily recommended salt intake for the average adult is 6g (grams). Therefore, the amount of salt entering your respiratory system is extremely low. Salt entering the respiratory system kills bacteria, reduces inflammation, opens passageways and loosens mucus.
Salt therapy is a risk free treatment method. While modern pharmaceuticals provide effective relief from chronic diseases, there are serious side effects associated with repeated or prolonged use. Continuous drug therapy is associated with the possible development of allergic or toxic reactions, and long term immune system destruction.
Treatment should be avoided during the acute phase of any illness, including the following: infections accompanied by fever, acute active tuberculosis, cardiac insufficiency, COPD in the third stage, bleeding, spitting of blood, alcohol or drug intoxication, unstable or uncontrolled hypertension, and acute stages of respiratory diseases.
Not really. However, because the Salt Cave is known to speed up the release of foreign substances from the body, people taking certain medications that should stay in the body might want to avoid the salt therapy until they are done with the medication. For example, people receiving chemotherapy or who have been the recipient of an organ transplant and are on medication should wait to use the cave until they are no longer taking the medication.
Yes. Although our salt is the first unique cave in North America using Himalayan salt, Quartz, Amethyst and tons of other Crystals and Gemstones, caves and salt rooms are popping up all over the United States and Canada because of their effectiveness. Other caves exist in Waterloo, Toronto, and more.
Drink lots of water, and if possible, allow yourself plenty of time to relax.
Yes, Halotherapy has been well researched in Russia and Eastern Europe. Most of the research has been conducted by Dr. A. V. Chervinskaya, the head of Clinical Research Respiratory Center in St. Petersburg Russia. She works in the field of pulmonology and rehabilitation medicine and has published more than two hundred articles on this topic. Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine published an article on the efficacy of saline salt therapy in cystic fibrosis. They found that long term saline salt treatment had a positive impact on lung function and reduced pulmonary exacerbations. In addition, they found no negative side effects associated with the therapy. Please go to our research page for more information.
The standards of Halotherapy and proper thechnology comprehend:
Equipment-Halogenerator (dry salt aerosol generator) from reputable brand with over 10 years experience
Controlling of both aerosol concentration and respirable particle size during Halotherapy session
Proper design of separate technical room and a halochamber anteroom (air lock)
Proper design of separate heating ,ventilation and humidification systems of the Salt Room
Treatment room size must be in compliance with a Halogenerator aerosol output
Pharmaceutical grade pure Sodium Chloride must be used for dry salt aerosol generation
Buteyko Breathing FAQ
Frequent Asked Questions
The Buteyko Breathing Method is a drug free way of managing and improving a number of respiratory illnesses such as asthma, obstructive sleep apnea and sinus related problems.
The cornerstone of the Buteyko Theory is a belief that underlying cause of bronchial asthma and many other "diseases of civilization" is chronic hyperventilation. It does this through precise series of breathing exercises that reduce the rate and volume of air that a person breathes and helps restore breathing to a correct level.
Professor Buteyko (Russian physician and professor of medicine K. P. Buteyko (1923-2003), whilst completing his medical training, did a piece of work on breathing and health. He found that the sicker someone was, the more they breathed. So, he set about exploring the connection between breath rate and disease. He found that during periods of disease the breath rate increased way over what is considered normal. He found that over 250 medical complaints responded favourably to breath reduction, the most noticeable being asthma and he then spent over 40 years treating patients in Russia and scientifically verifying the results of his Method.
The Buteyko Method normalizes breathing. The exercises result in a gradual reduction in the overall intake and output of breath. Oxygen levels remain optimal, as with normal rate breathing, oxygen levels are 98%, but what does change are the levels of carbon dioxide that are exhaled. This important gas keep the airways open and improves oxygen absorption at a cellular level.
The Buteyko Method aims to normalize the breathing to ensure that the correct combination of oxygen and carbon dioxide are present in the body. If a person suffers from a breathing related condition, it is plausible that they are not breathing correctly. Studies have shown that The Method is particularly effective for any of the breath-related disorders such as asthma, hay fever, rhinitis, sinusitis, coughing, COPD, emphysema, bronchiectasis, bronchitis, Hyperventilation Syndrome, panic attacks, snoring/sleep apnea, chronic fatigue, migraines, hyperactivity (including ADHD) and allergies.
The World Health Organization states normal breathing to be 10 to 12 breaths per minute taken through the nose at rest. Chronic Hidden Hyperventilation or over-breathing happens when the person’s breathing centre has reset itself so that volume of air breathed per minute is in excess of the body’s need. This can happen by either breathing more than the stated number of breaths per minute or when air is taken through the mouth rather than the nose, erratically or in large volumes just to mention a few parameters a Buteyko educator will look at.
Buteyko is defined as reduction of volume of breathing by relaxation of the respiratory muscles to create a need for air. The method consists of using correct posture, concentration, awareness of breathing and mental commands to reduce breathing movements thereby creating a need for air for set periods of time. This resets the respiratory centre to tolerate a higher partial pressure of carbon dioxide thereby bringing breathing volume to normal.
As a small child, your breathing would have been imperceptible at rest; your mouth would have been closed and all breathing would have been through the nose. Along come stress factors, modern lifestyle habits and the belief that it’s good to take big deep breaths and we change how we breathe. Heavy breathing – up to three times as much air volume as needed – becomes the norm with health consequences, depending on our individual makeup, such as asthma, snoring, allergies, anxiety, fatigue and so on.
Learning a series of simple exercises and practising them. We explain the Buteyko Breathing theory to help students’ understanding and motivation.
The Method is taught on an individual assessment basis. It is necessary to identify each client’s respiratory pattern, symptoms and conditions to enable the practitioner to devise an individualized program of Buteyko exercises.
Because the response to the breathing retraining is rapid, the Method is taught in 5 to 6 (90-120 minute) sessions usually within 3 weeks. The spacing between the sessions of the course is important to establish ongoing assessment and adjustment of the exercise program to individual needs.
AND provides a personalised follow-on program Regular refreshers.
The course requires no special clothing or equipment, and for adults most exercises are done sitting. The programme is more active for children.
A typical course would be a 5 x 2 hour class for 3 to 4 consecutive weeks. Class sizes are kept under 4 participants with two registered educators to ensure individual attention. All attendees will get unlimited e-mail and phone consultation support for one year following completion of the course and, if needed, can retake the course free of charge during the same period of time.
Your fee covers the 10-hour course - the course is taken over a 3-4 week time for a group or on a one-to-one basis plus follow-up. The fee for the whole course is $350/each (group of 4), $400/each (for couple) and $500 (individual).
It is recommended to take the initial one-hour breathing consultation for $75. The cost will be deducted from the course fee if you decide to take it.
Like many Buteyko practitioners Ulymar Rocha had sleep disorders and chronic sinusitis whose life has been changed by using the Method . He says of the course fee: -
The first step in Buteyko Breath Retraining course can be a one2one consultation, in person. We offer a 15 minute free consultation or one-hour full assessment for $75. If, after hearing about how it all works, you decide to continue, your consultation fee will be deducted from the course course fee payment. After two or three days even the most skeptical of people find that their sleeping, asthma and other symptoms have improved considerably.
Most asthmatics will notice an effect almost immediately. However results are individual. In the six randomized, double-blind studies for asthmatics, approximately 96% reduced their use of bronchodialators and 49% reduced their steroids use in 12 weeks.
Common insomnia, snoring, sleep apnea, anxiety, stress, asthma etc is greatly helped within days. The time to make improvement for other conditions will vary according to the condition, duration and medication usage.
It is very safe. There is no medication and therefore no side effects. Students continue with prescribed medication and follow guidance of their medical practitioner.
” I’ve been astonished and also very pleased with the excellent result. There is no disruption of their life at all by their disease: normal activities; not waking at night; not needing to use any reliever medications. It’s just great…75% control is about as good as anyone has got in any study of asthma. The neat thing about it is that it has no side effects. It’s very safe.”
Dr. Robert Cowie, Resident Respirologist of Foothills Hospital in Calgary and head researcher on the Buteyko Breathing Technique Medical Trial. (October 2004 – April 2005) - interview with Dr. Cowie
Attendees must sign a waiver and to agree not to alter their current medical treatment and prescribed medications. Children under 18 should be accompanied by their parent(s). It is recommended any existing bacterial and fungal infections be treated prior to therapy.
No. Buteyko Method is used successfully by children as young as 4 years. These children don’t understand or believe in the process which helps them get better. Clearly a positive attitude toward wellness reinforces the effects of the treatment received, just as a negative attitude may hinder the effects of any other treatment. However, a neutral attitude ("I don't know if I really believe in this.") will not block the treatment results.
Significant reduction of asthma attacks and increased ability to control asthma symptoms is permanent. Typically, once a patient has reached and sustained certain breathing levels, their symptoms will not return. The program is a very effective therapy for all asthmatics. However, commitment to doing exercises for the first few weeks is required.
The Buteyko Breathing Method as offered by The Rock Spa has been scientifically evaluated in Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and has been found to be effective for all asthmatics. Studies show a 90% decrease in reliever medication use and 49% decrease in steroid use. To date, the vast majority of patients who have practiced breathing exercises as recommended by The Rock Spa’s educators have reported considerable progress, including reduction of medication use. It is our policy to work with each patient until they can correctly apply this therapy.
The program is completely safe when practiced correctly and patients continue to take their preventer medication until advised otherwise by their physician. No drugs, pills, invasive tests or any kind of devices are involved in this therapy. It is our policy to work with each patient until they have a very good understanding of the method and are able to apply method correctly.
Absolutely no. Attendees are required to sign a release form and to agree not to alter their current medical treatment and prescribed medications. As treatment progresses and the need for medication subsides, patients should consult their doctor to reduce their medications.
At The Rock Spa registered educators provide a training procedure for people with asthma which will result in greater fitness levels with minimum risk. Learning and applying the Buteyko Breathing Method has been shown to greatly improve fitness and sports performance. In fact, healthy athletes are learning the Buteyko Breathing Method just to improve their stamina and endurance, giving them optimal performance.
Buteyko is learned successfully by children as young as four years old, to adults right up into their eighties. Rather than being dependent on medication, they can be put back on the path of a healthy life. Children attend courses with a parent or guardian.
No, the Buteyko method can be taught to any age. It is simple, safe and effective for all ages. We don’t teach kids under the age of 5.
Yes: for severe conditions, such as: current cancer treatments, Type 1 diabetes, epilepsy, schizophrenia, unsatisfactory blood pressure levels, chest pains or pain the heart region, sickle cell anaemia, arterial aneurysm, any heart problems in the last six months, uncontrolled hyperthyroidism, a known brain tumour or kidney disease.
The Buteyko breathing program is an educational breathing retraining program based on the Buteyko Breathing Method. In Canada the Buteyko Breathing therapy is not accepted as a conventional medical practice yet. Medical insurance companies will not cover the costs (although we are hoping that will change as awareness increases). However in many cases if your employer offers health FSA a Buteyko course fee should be an eligible expense (you might need your doctor's recommendation).
There is massive anecdotal evidence to show the benefits of using Buteyko in the form of testimonials in their thousands from all over the world. Current medical research has been limited, and cannot claimed to be definitive. However, all research so far has returned similar results - the method looks to be an effective intervention for asthma. The Brisbane trial is the best western study of the Buteyko Method on asthma. The trial results indicated asthmatics using the method reduced their use of beta-agonists by 96% and steroids by 49% within 3 months.
The outcome of the Brisbane trial has led the Australian National Asthma Campaign to include Buteyko in their current doctor’s Asthma Management Handbook, giving official recognition to the method. The Method has been endorsed in Russia for many years.
Further studies are currently underway. We welcome further research, as further research will only enhance the acceptance of the method.
Inform your doctor of that you are following the Buteyko Breathing Method so that they will be able to monitor your progress. Direct them to our site. Many doctors are unaware of the Buteyko breathing method. We will be pleased to discuss it with them or send literature upon request. One of our goals is to achieve greater awareness of the Buteyko Breathing Method through communication with respiratory consultants and physicians. We hope that as doctors become aware of research and trial data they will join the growing numbers of doctors who endorse and recommend this drug-free method.
Crystal Bed FAQ
Frequent Asked Questions
A crystal bed has 7 extremely clear and highly polished quartz crystals suspended approximately 12 inches above the client lying on a massage table. Each of the quartz crystals has been cut to a specific frequency. Each crystal is aligned above one of the seven human energy centers or chakras. Colored lights, chosen to match the chakra colors, radiate light and energy through the crystals to each respective chakra, and shine on and off in certain rhythms to cleanse, balance, and align your energies. The individual receiving the session rests face up with eyes closed, bathing in the energy. The sessions are very healing and integrating.
As the color is transmitted through the crystal onto the corresponding Chakra, the chakra is cleansed, energized, and brought into balance with all of the other chakras. This allows the other aspects of our self, whether it be mental, emotional or physical to be brought into balance. For when the chakras are out of balance, all the other aspects of ourselves will also be out of balance. Then as these subtle energies are brought into balance, the body's own natural healing mechanisms are able to function as they were designed to do. The "Crystal Bed Healing" cleanses, balances opens, and recharges the body's energy creating a deep relaxation. It is also a great preventative modality. And in the end, we may not know exactly all the ways that it works, but we do know it does!
You need to do nothing. However, for the best results, the Entities request you wear white or light colored clothing, simply maintain an attitude of openness, receptivity, and create a clear mind. It is also helpful, but not essential, that you form a specific intention or prayer of what you want help with.
People feel all manner of sensations during and after sessions - pressure, weight, lightness, heaviness, hot, cold, wind, all manner of body sensations, tickling, tingling etc. The crystals can evoke feelings of peace and serenity, and typically a very deep relaxation. You may simply fall asleep and wake up feeling very refreshed and renewed. You may experience insights and release of specific personal issues and memories. You may have feelings of warmth, movement, expansion, cleansing, or a feeling of being touched. Some people feel sensations of physical healing taking place, as they feel the presence of the healing spirits working directly on their physical bodies. Your awareness may even extend beyond yourself to higher states of consciousness.
The client is not touched or massaged during a session of Crystal Light Therapy. The client rests face up with eyes closed, bathing in the energy of the crystals. Seven curative Crystals from the Casa are hanging at 30 centimeters from his body. The chakras are irradiated during 20 minutes with theirs respective colors and frequency on a precise rhythm. Tapered and tipped, the crystals act as natural lasers that focus, accelerate, and increase the energy into a tight beam of light pointed at the chakras.
This is the time that a crystal needs to reach its perfect fusion. At this moment, the union between body's energy and crystal's is created. This is the unity between body, space and earth.
No matter what the experience, it is advisable for the individual to rest after a "Crystal Bed Healing" Session to fully absorb the experience. It is also advisable to drink several glasses of water over the next several hours to help rid the body of any toxins or waste products which tend to be released through the cleansing action of the Crystal healing. It also can be helpful to write down the experiences and guidance which can occur during the healing session, to help integrate and ground the experience into your life.
The number of sessions someone has depends on the individual's level of health and their reason for having "Crystal Bed Healing" Sessions. If someone is very ill, then sessions can be as many as two to three per week until their level of health increases, then reducing the frequency to weekly and then to monthly. If an individual is having Crystal Bed Healing Sessions for a spiritual reason, then one or two sessions weekly are adequate. Still others prefer to come when they feel the need, and others come once a month as preventive or to help them stay "tuned up."
First, the "Crystal Bed" combines the power of Color Therapy, Light therapy, and Crystal Therapy. This combination produces beneficial stimulation on many physical and energetic levels of being. The combination of healing energies is then further and GREATLY ENHANCED, by the "Healing Entities" of the Casa de Dom Inacio. These Healing Entities are the Spiritual Beings that work in and around the Casa de Dom Inacio and with all those deeply connected to the Casa family. These are also the entities that are incorporated by the Medium Joao Teixeira de Faria, also known as "John of God". The illuminated crystals create a portal that the Entities can use to channel their healing energy to the individual receiving the "Crystal Bed Healing". Typically what happens is that the crystals and lights first open, align and prepare the person in the beginning of the session so that the Entities can then later in the session come in and make healing adjustments to the person's energy field and body. It's the combination of all these elements together that makes this crystal light therapy so special.
The concept of the Crystal bed also called crystal bath therapy was channeled to John of God in Brazil who then had it developed for practical use and incorporated it as an important healing modality at his healing center affectionately known as "the Casa". For visitors to the Casa, the Crystal Healing Beds are available to all and are prescribed by the Entities (Healing Spirit Guides) of the Casa for rejuvenation, alignment and balancing of the our energy fields, which in turn aids in the process of spiritual and physical healing. When you walk before John of God during his "incorporation" by the entities for a healing, he either prescribes: visible or invisible surgery, sitting in the Current Room, taking Herbs, receiving a Crystal Healing Bath, or receiving a cleansing under the Sacred waterfall.
John of God is a full trance medium, who allows a specific group of highly evolved spirits or "entities" to take over his body and perform miraculous healings while he is completely unconscious of what of happening. These healings can and do occur on any or all levels - whether spiritual, mental, emotional or physical. Dom Inacio, or Saint Ignatius of Loyola, is the patron spirit or "entity" who directs this healing work from the spiritual dimensions. Through John of God, literally millions of people have come and received healings of one kind or another over the past 30 years. An important foundation of John of God's spiritual philosophy comes from the gospel as he stresses the importance of forgiveness and Christ's message ; " My commandment is this: Love one another as I love you."
There are 33 known Entities who work through Medium João. Many other Entities have chosen not to reveal their identity but are frequent visitors nonetheless. During incorporation, the Entity carries with him his own personality from the past life and is recognized in João's mannerisms and behavior. Sometimes João in-Entity will discard his glasses and scientists have recorded that the colors of his eyes change to match the color that the particular Entity had when alive. Patients receiving healing energy from the Entities will often be moved to tears.
The "Casa de Dom Inacio de Loyola ", in Abadiania, Brazil is a world-renowned healing center. Casa de Dom Inacio is a spiritual hospital where João Teixeira de Faria, known as João de Deus or in English, John of God, does his miraculous healing work. John of God has helped millions of people in his lifetime with his spiritual healing mission, and continues to selflessly help thousands more people every week at the "Casa" and now at settings throughout the world.
Floatation Therapy FAQ
Frequent Asked Questions
Floating is an experience of ultimate peace and relaxation in which you spend one hour in a private, specialized pod filled with ten inches of highly-saturated Epsom salt water causing one to float completely effortlessly atop the water at near zero-gravity.
Yes, Floating can be done by nearly anyone from stressed-out managers, overworked moms, athletes, and those individuals just wanting to escape from everyday life and experience a state of complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. We do however highly recommend that if you suffer from any medical conditions (clinically-diagnosed depression, etc) that you consult with your primary care physician prior to floating.
Many people are concerned with whether they will feel enclosed or trapped like in a coffin or tanning bed. However, our float pods are spacious (8ft long and 5 ft wide), allowing one to put his/her arms over their head, out to the sides, and sit up in the pod if necessary. Although many choose to float in complete darkness, inside lighting is available and at the control of the floater. Lastly, although the doors to the private float room are locked, the door to the float pod can be opened at any time by the floater.
The floatation pod is only filled with 10-12 inches of water and has such a high-density of Epsom salt that any individual, big or small, will float like a cork atop the water. In fact, many people restfully sleep while in the floatation pod.
Similar to in the Dead Sea, Epsom salt (Magnesium Sulfate) is a mineral which has been shown to help detoxify the body, strengthen the immune system , trigger the release of endorphins, and provide relief for physical, mental, and emotional stress and fatigue.
No, you will not feel either hot or cold. The self-monitoring homeostatic tank continuously regulates the temperature of the water to 93.5 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the temperature of the surface of the skin, creating a feeling of truly floating in the air.
The deep mental relaxation initiated by floating allows the brain to produce a greater amount of theta waves, which are accompanied by an increase in mental clarity, creativity, imagery, and memory. In addition, the release of the endorphins induces the feeling of elevated mood states which are effective in helping alleviate anxiety, depression, and negative mental habits.
Yes. The water in the float pod is completely filtered through our high-tech filtration in between each float session. Every individual is required to rinse off in the attached shower immediately prior to entering the float pod as well as after floating. Although the high salinity of Epsom salt kills 99.9% of bacteria in the water, our sophisticated engine system continuously monitors the water and adds the specific appropriate amount of chlorine to maintain a constant water hygiene. The water in our float pod is hundreds of times more sanitary than the normal swimming pool or hot tub.
Although you may wear a bathing suit, most people prefer to not wear anything at all for your float experience is done in complete privacy.
Definitely! Pregnant women get significant relief in pain and muscle tension from the state of deep relaxation achieved from floating. We do recommend that a pregnant woman consult her physician prior to floating, especially during the first trimester.
– Do not float if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
– Do not float if you are injured or have open or bleeding wounds.
– Do not float if you suffer from incontinence, nausea or epilepsy and are not on medication and have been medically advised not to float.
– Do not float if you under the age of 18 without prior written parental consent.
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Frequent Asked Questions
We are committed at all times to protecting your privacy. The customers’ personal information shall remain confidential at all times and will not be shared with any third party.
Customer information is collected for the sole purpose of processing your order and responding to queries from the customer.
We keep your personal information private and secure. When you make a purchase from our site, you provide your name, email address, credit card information, address, phone number, and a password. We use this information to process your orders, to keep you updated on your orders and to personalize your shopping experience.
Our secure servers protect your information using advanced encryption techniques and firewall technology.
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When entering any of our contests or prize drawings, you provide your name, email address and mailing address. If you win, we will send the prize to the address entered and notify you by email. When you enter a contest or drawing you are also included in our newsletter list to receive notice of promotions, specials and new additions to the StonebridgeImports.com site. You may unsubscribe from this news list by following the unsubscribe instructions in any email received.
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The term “The Rock Spa” or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website that is Stonebridge Imports Ltd. The Rock Spa is a division of Stonebridge Imports Ltd. and both are physically located together at 396-B Victoria Street North, Kitchener, ON. Our company registration number is 857111884 Registered in the Province of Ontario, Canada. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.
Copyright and Trademark Notice Unless otherwise specified, all materials appearing on this site, including the text, site design, logos, graphics, icons, and images, as well as the selection, assembly and arrangement thereof, are the sole property of Stonebridge Imports Ltd., Copyrtight © 2006, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use the content of this site only for the purpose of shopping on this site or placing an order on this site and for no other purpose. No materials from this site may be copied, reproduced, modified, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means without our prior written permission. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Any unauthorized use of the materials appearing on this site may violate copyright, trademark and other applicable laws and could result in criminal or civil penalties.
Credit Cards We accept the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, and Amex. There is no surcharge for using your credit card to make purchases. Please be sure to provide your exact name, billing address and telephone number (i.e. name, the address and phone number your credit card bank has on file for you). Incorrect information will cause a delay in processing your order. Your credit card will be billed upon shipment of your order.
Order Acceptance Policy Your receipt of an electronic or other form of order confirmation does not signify our acceptance of your order, nor does it constitute confirmation of our offer to sell. TheRockSpa.com reserves the right at any time after receipt of your order to accept or decline your order for any reason or to supply less than the quantity you ordered of any item.
Other Conditions These Conditions will supersede any terms and/or conditions you include with any purchase order, regardless of whether Stonebridge Imports Ltd.(The Rock Spa) signs them or not. We reserve the right to make changes to this site and these Conditions at any time.
When you buy a product from The Rock Spa e-commerce store, you’re subject to the following shipping and return policy : click here.
When you order a service from The Rock Spa, the conditions below are implied:
We highly recommend that you schedule your appointments at least one week in advance to ensure that your preferred time and treatment or service is available.
As a courtesy to other Spa guests and our therapists, please give at least a 24-hour notice of cancellation to avoid full charge. A credit card number, advanced payment, or gift certificate number is required at the time of the booking. For spa packages and two or more guests coming together we require a 48-hour cancellation notice. Groups and bridal parties will require a 50% deposit at time of booking. We do not provide refunds for cancelled or missed appointments.
We recommend that you check in at Spa Reception at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment. This gives you time to enjoy a warm or cool beverage and to start the relaxation process prior to your service. Late arrival may mean reduced treatment time we have to finish on time regardless of time you came. After your treatment, please enjoy the spa's relaxation area, which will allow you to float back to reality at your own leisurely pace.
We accept cash, debit cards, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express - with proper identification. Gratuities are to be paid in cash or by check to service providers. Gratuities cannot be included in gift cards, credit cards, or check payment for services.
We graciously accept checks, Visa, Master Card, American Express for payment, however, a $29 fee will be assessed for any returned checks or return payments.
Our Spa environment is one of tranquility and relaxation. Please respect all spa guests' right to privacy and serenity. Please turn off all cellular phones and pagers while in the spa area and please keep voices to a whisper.
Guests under 15
need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Please advise us of any health conditions, allergies, or injuries that could affect your treatment or service when making your Spa reservation.
In keeping with our commitment to cleanliness, safety, and hygiene, our equipment is sterilized and sanitized after every treatment and service.
We have specially designed treatments for expectant mothers. Please allow Spa Reception and therapists to guide you in selecting which treatments and services are most suitable for you during this special time.
Loss or Damage
We regret that we cannot be responsible for any loss or damage of personal articles. Please keep all valuables with you during your visit.
We will accept returned products within 30 days of the date of purchase, if accompanied by the original receipt, for refund of the purchase price. All return are subject to 15% restacking fee. After 30 days, a merchandise credit will be issued.
The Rock Spa gift certificates are non-refundable. Gift certificates should be used within 12 months of purchase or as noted on the expiration date. Certificates may not be used to purchase or be exchanged for other gift certificates or cash. The Rock Spa is not responsible for lost or stolen gift certificates. In order to protect gift card identity, please have ID available when redeeming.
Prices for services and products are subject to change on our website and menus without advance notice.
Right of Refusal
The Rock Spa reserves the right to refuse service to any client for improper conduct. Inappropriate conduct or language during a service will result in immediate termination of the service. We reserve the right to define inappropriate conduct.
If for any reason we fail to meet your expectation with any of our spa, event, class or workshop services, please let us know within 24 hours of your service.
Website disclaimer The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Saltheaven Ltd. and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits are arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Saltheaven Ltd. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Saltheaven Ltd takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
Medical Disclaimer The Rock Spa therapies, including salt therapy, are designed to be used in conjunction with your prescribed medication. It is not designed to replace or substitute your medication. Please consult with your medical practitioner prior to changing your prescribed medication. Information on this website is for information only and does not purport to be an instrument for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any condition or disease. You must always consult with your medical practitioner in relation to any medical conditions you may have and any treatments you may wish to commence. Information within this site is for educational purposes only. Statements about the product efficacy have not been evaluated by Canada Food & Drug Administration. The products mentioned within are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. As always, please consult your medical doctor for any medical advice or treatment.
All guests will be required to sign a Waiver of Liability prior to receipt of any services at The Rock Spa, which summary content is as follows: I understand that my participation in any event OR activity provided by The Rock Spa is completely voluntary, and I assume all risks of such participation. I acknowledge that any cardiovascular or resistance (weight) work-out, or any other exercise program, involves certain inherent risks of injury or illness, and that The Rock Spa cannot assume responsibility for any such inherent risks. In consideration of being allowed to participate in any activity or service provided by The Rock Spa, and on behalf of myself, my personal representatives, heirs and assigns, I do fully and forever release, discharge and hold harmless The Rock Spa, its agents and employees from all claims for property damage, or personal injury that may rise from my participation in any activity or service provided on or off the premises of The Rock Spa and not arising from the negligence of The Rock Spa or its agents.