BS, RN, owner of Salted Desert, is a Mayo Clinic-trained Critical Care Nurse with over 17 years of bedside nursing experience.
I have spent enough time in the American healthcare system to recognize its major limitations. Our conventional model of medicine emphasizes treatments for acute or emergent care, and the management of chronic illness. What it doesn’t emphasize is preventing disease in the first place. And isn’t that the most important consideration? I was drawn to the various complementary alternative medicine options because they incorporate mostly drug-free, non-invasive therapies. Treatments like halotherapy, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, red light, vibroacoustic therapy, meditation, reiki, and aromatherapy are several therapies that I have engaged in that provide me positive health benefits. And what’s nice is that I don’t have to worry about unwanted side effects or painful recovery from procedures.
During a family vacation years ago, Jen had told me about her first halotherapy experience. I was intrigued and began my research on this unique therapy, only to discover that it had been used in Europe for decades for relief of many respiratory conditions. My first halotherapy experience was very positive. It was relaxing and gave me an opportunity to focus on my breathing. I remember how my nasal passages felt more open and breathing became effortless. Jen and I felt passionate about bringing this safe, drug-free therapy to our Phoenix community.