For years the standard stones in hot and cold stone therapy have been basalt and marble. Now there are a couple of new contenders in the game, and I am happy to add them to our toolbox in the upcoming Reflexology Rocks! class. Let me introduce them to you.
Himalayan Salt Crystals
Surrounding the earth is an electromagnetic field that vibrates at 7.83 cycles/second. Known as the Schuman Resonance Frequency, it is the most commonly found frequency in the natural world (including the human body), and provides optimal resonance for overall health and well-being.
The modern world of computers, smart phones, televisions, refrigerators and microwaves bombards us with man-made frequencies that emit much higher electrical wavebands than our own natural vibration of 7.83Hz. Continual exposure to these higher oscillations (known as Electro-Magnetic Frequencies [EMFs]) causes and promotes physical imbalances (especially to our central nervous system), interferes with cellular development and contributes to the build-up of harmful free radicals in the body.
Salt crystals, on the other hand, emit a vibration of around 8Hz and help to neutralize the harmful effects of EMFs. There are many simple ways to introduce crystal salts into our lives (which I will explain during the Reflexology Rocks! class on November 12th); one of which is the use of Himalayan crystal salt stones within a foot reflexology session.
Himalayan crystal salt is different than regular sea salt and a wonderful adjunct in healing:
1. It has been exposed to enormous pressure and heat for millions of years. The high compression creates the salt’s perfect crystalline geometric structure, and its inherent ionic energy. Our cells absorb elements easiest when they are in an ionic state, and research indicates that Himalayan crystal salt, whether applied externally or ingested, is extremely bio-available to human cells.
2. The Himalayan Mountains are one of the most tranquil, undeveloped regions of the world, untouched by modern pollution. Use of dynamite during the mining process is strictly prohibited so as to preserve the purity and structure of the crystals.
Soapstone has been discovered to be the best thermal conductor of any stone. It retains heat and cold longer and more uniformly than many other kinds of stones commonly used in thermal therapy. The nature of soapstone allows it to provide a very silky but deep uniform pressure. Because soapstone is non-absorbent, hygiene maintenance is very easy.