Sojourner House Trip Review
The ladies of Sojourner House have begun a new group to help aide in their relaxation, health and mindfulness. As part of the Mind and Body group, they have practiced guided meditation, learned about holistic therapy and nutrition. The first outside trip was to introduce a natural approach to wellness.
Peace, Love and Zen Holistic Wellness Center in East Liberty, PA was generous to donate a few hours of their time and space to share their knowledge with our residents. The owner, Ms. Susan Coe, gave an introduction to her experience with holistic therapy and explained all that her center has to offer while sitting in Pittsburgh’s only Himalayan Salt Cave. We were told that salt cave helped to strengthen the immune system and relieve respiratory illnesses. We were left to relax for the next 45 minutes with peaceful music in a dark cave surrounded by rocks of salt and a starry sky.
The session was over too soon for the ladies who felt recuperated and very relaxed from the salt cave therapy. One lady who had a cold was so relaxed, fell asleep and was snoring. Upon awakening, she felt true relief from the pure and natural environment.
For many of the women, this was their first time in a holistic wellness center. They were grateful to have the opportunity for such a relaxing and healing event. Thank you from all of us at Sojourner House who had the pleasure of participating.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – White gold – in ancient times, salt was traded ounce for ounce with the precious metal. Roman soldiers were paid in salt.
The Latin word salarium means payment in salt, which we now call salary.
But, on Broad Street in East Liberty, the Peace, Love, Zen Holistic Wellness Center is offering a very different application for salt.
But that just scratches the surface when it comes to the history of salt. Ancient saltworks operations have been dated as far back as 6000 BC in China.
Salt also has a long history of medicinal and healing applications. Salt therapy — also known as halotherapy or speleotherapy — became popular in the mid-1800s, when Polish physician Feliks Boczkowski discovered that, unlike coal miners, workers in the Wieliczka salt mines seldom suffered from respiratory ailments. Ever since, people have sought out the antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal qualities of salty cave air.
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