At Purity Salt Cave & Healing Spa we focus on helping our customers become the best versions of themselves on a physical, mental and spiritual level. With our variety of offerings in salt therapy, massage, chiropractic, Reiki, ancestral healing and much more - Purity has something for everybody. Located in the heart of beautiful Grand Bend, Ontario, it is imperative to us to solely buy our retail items from Canadian companies. We will help you strengthen your body, mind, and soul while you help us strengthen the Canadian economy.
Why did I choose to open up a spa after a career of 25 years in the Information Technology space? Let me tell you my story! I have had very successful experiences with all of these treatments and I wanted to share them with my community so that I can try to help improve the quality of other people's health naturally. I'm extremely passionate about each and every service I offer!
In 2006 we welcomed a new baby boy into our lives, we named him Cole! Cole is the reason behind my opening up a salt therapy location in our home town. At 2 he was diagnosed with asthma. Not wanting to give our baby steroids, I looked into alternative natural methods to help him and we found salt therapy. After 14 sessions in the salt cave, he no longer had symptoms of asthma. I thought it was a miracle and a miracle I welcomed! Then, 10 years later Cole developed seasonal allergies. He went an entire winter suffering not being able to breathe at night. We also noticed his shifts at hockey were very short and he'd miss shifts because he was so winded. The next year it happened again. Salt therapy, why did I not think of salt therapy last year?! So off to the cave we went and after 1 session he could breathe again every night! They suggested doing a full 14 sessions in order to address the underlying issues of the allergies. Well by the time Cole was finished his sessions, he could keep up with the rest of the team. Longer shifts and no shifts missed. Again, we witnessed this miracle (the miracle was salt) it was then we knew we had to share our story and provide my community with the same opportunity we had to heal naturally.
After much counselling and my son not improving as much as I had hoped – I discovered Reiki. He was a very sad, angry and guilt-ridden child after having experienced 4 major life-changing events in 2 short years at such a young age. He went to his Reiki master approximately 6 times and by the end, he was a much more peaceful child. There were a lot of pent-up emotions stuck inside his body that with regular counselling we just could not get rid of. So sold on Reiki I was! Again, another miracle for my boy. Reiki may also be very helpful for people who are suffering from physical ailments. Reiki brings relief to your chronic pain and makes you feel better than you have in years. It is an ancient Japanese technique and a form of alternative medicine also sometimes referred to as a "biofield" therapy.
I worked in the corporate world for 25 years as an Information Technology Manager at Bell Canada and TD Bank. Needless to say, sitting at a desk 5-6 days a week for 8-10 hours a day, took a toll on my body. My back and right arm were in chronic pain for years. Without massage therapy, I would have had to resort to medication, which I was not willing to take if not necessary. I depended on massage therapy then and I now use it when I'm feeling a little stressed, or not feeling well.
We have a sauna in our home which I use every time I get sick or am getting sick – or maybe have had too much alcohol the night before! That tends to happen in Grand Bend! Getting rid of toxins through sweating is very helpful in healing faster!
I depended on a chiropractor rather than pain killers whenever I put my back out. If I slept on our boat for longer than a weekend, it was guaranteed I would not be able to walk standing straight as I was in so much pain. I always thought it's better to 'fix' the problem than to 'mask' it with pain killers.
I really struggled with my weight as a child, teenager and young adult. Finally when I was about 25 I met my hairdresser Patti Sinden who changed my life forever. She inspired me so much with her wise knowledge of overall health. The life changing words she said to me was 'eat whole foods' I have never been hungry again (those that know me know I never stop eating!) But I eat whole foods and found that I can basically eat as much as I want! I have practiced though, eating only until I am 80 % full. I eat slowly and stop when I don't need any more. So easy when you get help from someone who knows what they are doing!
Mental health is real and it should not be shamed. I take every opportunity I can to let people know the struggles my family and I have gone through and to educate people on different options. My family and I have used counsellors in the past and it made such a huge difference in our lives. I think the validation for my feelings was the biggest thing that helped me.
Click on this link from The Salt Therapy Association for the Dry Salt Therapy (Halotherapy) Reference & Resource Guide Clinical Studies and Medical Research https://www.salttherapyassociation.org/images/STA-Reference-and-Resources-Guide-022819-RED.pdf.