Momentum Magazine March 2018 Edition - Page 10

A Dash of Salt Archbald business provides salt cave oasis Imagine the feeling of fresh, pure air fi lling your lungs while you stand on the shore of your favorite beach. Thanks to The Salted Pixie Holistic Living in Archbald, you no longer have to travel a great distance to relive the relaxation derived from inhaling salty air. Owner Tiffany Cianci explained that her daughter’s struggles with asthma and dust allergies led her to research holistic treatments after exhausting all avenues with traditional medicine. After seeing a difference in her daughter’s breathing thanks to the use of essential oils and a salt lamp, Ms. Cianci delved even deeper into her research, discovering salt caves and halotherapy. She realized that other people would benefi t from the unique therapy and decided to open her business. “When I realized these healing methods not only worked, but benefi ted our immune system, I was humbled very quickly,” she said. “We are not taught about holistic treatments and remedies, nor are we taught about how the earth provides natural ways to support our mind, body and spirit.” Halotherapy’s benefi ts are as vast as the sea itself and dry salt air, such as that found at The Salted Pixie, is more powerful than moist air. Inhaling salt particles may reduce infl ammation and mucus in the lungs, and improve respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinus congestion and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Scientifi c studies show that people with asthma and other ailments breathe easier after halotherapy. Additional benefi ts include reduced stress and headaches, increased energy, and better sleep patterns. “When you’re in our cave, the only lights you will see are the glow of the salt lamps, and the only sound you’ll hear is relaxing meditation music,” Ms. Cianci said. “There are no cell phones and no talking is allowed during the session. Everyone is in there for the same purpose-- to relax and reset.” To help foster a holistic lifestyle, The Salted Pixie also offers Reiki, drum therapy, meditations, tarot and faerie oracle readings, classes for children, workshops and spiritual nutrition classes, among others. The store also offers products from local artisans to demonstrate its commitment to community. “The Pixie is a place where you are totally supported in your holistic healing journey,” Ms. Cianci said. “Everyone is welcome here, we’re here to support everyone on their journey to wellness.” For more information, visit 10 • The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce “Everyone is welcome here, we’re here to support everyone on their journey to wellness.” Tiffany Cianci Owner