Country Village Chemists—a favorite local pharmacy that carries a large number of amazing alternative therapies and nutritional and vitamin supplements, and which also has a great gift shop filled with fair trade, local and charitable gifts—has a new offering: a salt room, built with the use of Himalayan salt, which has no preservatives or artificial colorants. It offers healing attributes due to the high levels of minerals, like calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, selenium, iodine, brome, zinc and sulfur compounds, which have long been known to be beneficial for health and beauty.
Halotherapy, another word for salt therapy, belongs to the category of the physical therapies—nondrug treatments of diseases. Halotherapy helps in cleaning pollens, viruses, pollutants and toxins out of the lungs, sinuses and nasal passageways, thus preventing illness, and decreasing allergies, irritation and inflammation in the respiratory tract.
Within the Country Village Salt Therapy Room is a micronizer, known as a halogenerator, which aerosolizes microparticles of pharmaceutical grade, 99.9 percent NACL into the air. As the salt is inhaled, it travels through the sinuses and respiratory tract, absorbing, cleansing, clearing mucus, and killing bacteria and reducing inflammation. “Sitting in the intimate setting and inhaling the benefits was wonderful. I also loved speaking to the knowledgeable staff about other treatment modalities for my ailments. It is great to have the salt room within the pharmacy,” says Natural Awakenings Long Island staff writer Catherine Driscoll, who experienced the salt room when it first opened.
The medical professionals at Country Village Chemists can tell you if salt therapy is right for you, and they advise people not to go to a salt therapy treatment without first discussing it with a professional, like one of the pharmacists at their location.
Location: 229 East Main St., Huntington. To schedule a salt room visit or speak with a pharmacist, call 631-351-8989.