STERLING YOGA & WELLNESS CENTER
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What is halotherapy?
Halotherapy, or salt therapy, is a therapeutic and 100% natural, drug-free, non-invasive treatment of inhaling pure, dry, micronized salt air particles. These particles reach the deepest area of the lungs absorbing bacteria and pollutants and providing an anti-inflammatory and cleansing effect. This process supports and strengthens the body’s immune system by eliminating toxins and allergens that are trapped within the mucus lining of the respiratory system.
If salt is drying, how is this good for your skin?
The salt on the walls and floor are pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride and are actually a moisturizer, completely different than table salt. It helps condition the skin by absorption.
Benefits of the Salt Room:
Reduction of Symptoms related to: Allergies, Emphysema, Asthma, Psoriasis, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Bronchial Infections, Rhinitis, Chronic ENT illnesses, Sinus Infections, Cold/Flu, Sinusitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Smoker’s Cough, Dermatitis, Snoring, Ear Infections, Stress and fatigue, Eczema, Wheezing, frequent colds, sinus issues, allergies including seasonal-dust and mold, hay fever, allergic skin reactions, Skin disorders including psoriasis and dermatitis, cystic fibrosis, stress, insomnia, exhaustion, sinus headaches, weakness of the immune system, rheumatic diseases, hypothyroidism.
Salt Therapy also relaxes the muscles, supports the healing of the lungs for people who have stopped smoking.
Support for athletes - Salt Therapy can enhance sports performance by improving lung function and increasing lung capacity and stamina.
When should I refrain from halotherapy?
Please consult your healthcare provider before making an appointment if you have the following health conditions: Acute stage of respiratory diseases, Hyperthyroidism, pulmonary tuberculosis, recent heart attack, angina pectoris with frequent seizures, lung cancer, pulmonary mycosis, post myocardial infarction, intoxication including drug and alcohol, severe hypertension, all contagious diseases, fever, and all cancer during chemotherapy/radiation treatment.
What will happen if I arrive late to my scheduled session?
All sessions begin on the hour. As sessions are meant to be relaxing, once a session starts, the room will not be opened to allow anyone in. If space remains in the next session, you are more than welcome to wait for the next one.
What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellations within 24 hours are subject to a $10 cancellation fee per person.
What should I wear?
We suggest you wear light clothing and allow as much exposed skin as possible, however we do not allow bathing suits since your session maybe with strangers. Because your body temperature drops due to the relaxed state some people feel cold. We provide blankets for your comfort if you experience this sensation.
Why no shoes?
As a natural disinfectant, the salt is tasked with trying to clean the soles of the shoes.
Will the salt damage my clothes?
The salt has no negative effect on clothing. Individuals could come in on lunch break with work uniforms, suits, whatever and get up and go right back to work.
What do I do during my session?
Meditate, read a book, relax, take a short nap, etc. Your time in the salt room is meant to be therapeutic, so do something that follows that theme. We do not allow electronics in the salt room, as the salt can be damaging, so please keep that in mind.
Are drinks or food allowed during my session?
No. No food or drinks are allowed in Crystalline Cave.
How old do I have to be to be in the Salt Cave?
We allow all ages in the salt room, however children must be accompanied by a parent. Please understand that the Salt Room is a therapeutic environment that may have other people with you that are resting or meditating, so we ask that you keep your children under your care. If we feel they are disrupting the group or are notified as such we will address the issue. Remember you can always schedule the entire room so you are alone but the kids still have to maintain a civilized manner.
When should I arrive for my appointment?
Please arrive 15 minutes early. This allows for any paperwork you may need to fill out, as well as being able to ask any questions and get acclimated to the space.
CRYSTALLINE CAVE classes & Specialty sessions
In addition to hourly sessions in Crystalline Cave, we offer a variety of classes, meditations, and specialty holistic sessions in Crystalline Cave. Keep an eye on our upcoming events and workshops for dates of Salted Classes, and if you are interested in a specialty session they must be booked by contacting us via email.
Salted Nidra with Frank
Experience a unique meditation with the added benefits of salt therapy. Frank will guide you through a Yoga Nidra practice, helping to restore the body similarly to that of deep sleep; bringing you into a restorative healing state that helps to release tension and leave you with a greater sense of peace and well being.
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Salted Restorative with Sterling
Experience physical and mental peace by relaxing deeply into supported restorative yoga postures. Students are guided into a variety of tranquil and restorative yoga poses; melting into a sense of relaxation, helping you sleep longer, digest better, and recharge more fully. You will leave feeling refreshed.
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Breathe Easy Salted Meditation with Kelly
Join Kelly the 3rd Saturday of each month at for a guided meditation in Crystalline Cave. Each meditation is meant to help you breathe a sigh of relief and let go of the stress from your week. Every month there will be a new topic to help you relax and rejuvenate.
Send your worries packing, enjoy resting and breathing in the salty air, and feel your worries melt away.
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Salted Restorative with Laura
Relax in the Salt Cave with Laura! We will move through a few restorative poses, while enjoying all of the benefits of the Himalayan Salt Cave. Come prepared to “leave your grocery list” of things to do at the door, as we practice presence and mindfulness together
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Salted Sauna with Pittsburgh Photon Studio - $60
Bask in the best of both worlds, featuring the benefits of the Pittsburgh Photon Studio and Crystalline Cave. The benefits of both sessions will help to restore the body at the cellular level allowing for detox with the infrared and photon light session. Following the sauna session you will indulge in the relaxation of the Crystalline Cave while restoring the body with trace minerals while reducing inflammation and improving your overall health.
30 minutes in Pittsburgh Photon Studio
45 minutes Crystalline Cave
SALTED REIKI PARTY - $250
Up to 6 people can relax in the Crystalline Salt Cave and receive individual Reiki sessions from two practitioners. The total experience lasts 1 hour for the flat fee of $250. It’s a win-win situation. More people = less cost per person. Less people = more Reiki time. Want to keep the party going after your session? The studio is available to rent for a separate fee.
Customizable Bridal Salt & Sand Package
Create an experience for you and your bridal party, or for girls' day! Crystalline Cave is happy to work with you to create the perfect spa package, unique to what you are looking for.
Please contact us directly, so that together we can work out the perfect package for you and your bridal party.