RI Chiropractors on The Move for National Chiropractic Health Month’s Keep Moving! Theme

Middletown, RI, September 28, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- Each year, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) recognizes October as National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM). The doctors of the Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island (CSRI), one of the oldest chiropractic associations in the country, recently announced its support of the theme for this year’s NCHM—Keep Moving!

“When it comes to the musculoskeletal system, you really do need to move it or lose it. That’s why NCHM’s Keep Moving! Theme for this year’s month is so timely, particularly after the pandemic has limited the movement of so many,” said Dr. Kristin Kolesar Fabris, president of CSRI and a chiropractor at Be Well Chiropractic in Providence, Rhode Island. “Movement was a big part of the Chiropractic Society of RI’s ‘Straighten Up, RI’ campaign from earlier in this year. We’re delighted to continue the theme of movement through National Chiropractic Health Month.”

Adds Dr. Fabris, “Movement, coupled with chiropractic treatments, strengthens overall musculoskeletal health and leads to mobility, stability and ultimately the success of a life lived more fully and actively.”

During National Chiropractic Health Month 2021, CSRI members will provide information on exercise and steps to take toward muscle and joint health, low back pain prevention, better posture, and improved balance.

All natural and without prescription medications, chiropractic has been found to be beneficial for numerous conditions above and beyond neck and back pain. Some of those include: headaches, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel, colic, and stress, just to name a few. For a complete list of conditions that can be improved with chiropractic and to find a local Rhode Island chiropractor, visit www.richiro.org.

For information about National Chiropractic Health Month, visit www.acatoday.org.

The Toothboss Expands Dental Hygiene Offering to Include Periodontal Care

South Weymouth, MA, Sep 15, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- Dr. Richard Wolfert, DMD, a South Weymouth, MA dentist, recently announced the addition of expanded dental hygiene services at The Toothboss, the name of his South Weymouth, MA dental practice located at 1121 Main Street (Route 18).

Additional hygiene services being offered include very close scrutiny by his hygiene team to evaluate and treat inflamed and diseased periodontal pockets.

“When a patient’s brushing and flossing isn’t removing plaque thoroughly on a consistent basis OR a patient hasn’t had a cleaning for a prolonged period of time, their gum tissue becomes very inflamed,” said Dr. Wolfert. “Bacteria can settle in the cuff of gum tissue that surrounds the tooth, causing the periodontal pocket to be deeper than it should be and the plaque containing bacteria cannot be removed with conventional cleaning methods like daily brushing or flossing.”

Continued Dr. Wolfert, “The treatment provided is an attempt, with the patient’s cooperation, to avoid a trip to the gum tissue specialist for more extensive periodontal therapy, which, many times, involves laser or surgical treatment. With our new expanded hygienist services, we can treat those damaged periodontal pockets in house.”

Typically, this type of appointment takes more time, and, in some cases, anesthesia (Novocain) is required to make it a more comfortable process.

For more information on hygiene services provided by The Toothboss, you can visit Dr. Wolfert’s website at www.toothboss.com or call 781-335-0604.

About The Toothboss:
The Toothboss offers: comprehensive examinations (written treatment and treatment plan provided); cosmetics; crowns, bridges and tooth-colored restorations; partial and full dentures; periodontics (early cases treated); oral surgery; restoration of conventional and small diameter implants; and emergency services (24-hour emergency phone number available).

The Toothboss accepts most insurance plans. They also accept payment from most PPO and indemnity plans, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Delta Dental. They also accept all major credit cards and have arranged payment plans through Springstone.

To schedule an initial consultation, please call 781-335-0604. For more information, visit http://www.toothboss.com

Critical, Life Saving Information When You Need It Most

One of the biggest problems in the world of emergency services is the fact that when medical professionals first get to the scene, they have no way of identifying the patient(s), and when they do, they do not have access to any sort of medical information on the patient, nor any allergies that they might have. This is where ICE-TAGS comes in to save the day!

ICE-TAGS is a Cape Town-based company who is here to improve the efficiency as well as success rate of the emergency services. The company manufactures lifesaving wristbands that have critical information on them that first responders should know about. The ICE-TAGS wristband will include information such as the name and surname of the patient, any sort of allergies that they might have, as well as any past or current medical conditions that they have been struggling with. This allows the first responders to acquire all of the information that they might be needing to start saving the person’s life!

The company’s founder, Len Nieuwoudt, has been involved in the security and survival industries since the early 90s, hence he has been working closely with medical institutions, as well as in medical situations where safety, medical, and security risks are often encountered. While in the industry, Len noticed that there was a lack of access to medical information when it was needed most. As a result, he started ICE-TAGS so that it could speak for the patient when they aren’t able to.

762MED with ICE-TAGS caters for all age groups in terms of sizing, style designs, colours, and even applications. Besides putting their stamp of approval on the exceptional quality of each and every one of their products, they are also fashionable, funky, corporate, feminine, or even rough and tough!

If you would like to learn more about the company, browse through their wide range of ICE-TAGS medical information holders, or if you would like to contact someone to find out more information, then do not hesitate to visit their official website at: https://ice-tags.co.za/

ICE-TAGS was founded by Len Nieuwoudt back in the early 90s due to the fact that he noticed that there was a lack of access to medical information when it mattered most. He started the company so that the ICE-TAGS’ medical IDs could speak for patients when they are unable to themselves.

AMI Healthcare and GAD International Announce Hospital Management Partnership

Boston and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Aug 21, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- Today, AMI Healthcare Group, Inc. (“AMI”) and GAD International company (“GAD”) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Strategic Partnership for the operation and management of hospitals and healthcare facilities in the Middle East, principally in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the State of Kuwait, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

AMI and GAD will collaborate to address the growing need for high quality management services and healthcare delivery throughout the Middle East, principally focusing on turn-key management of small, medium, and large capacity hospitals. Through their collective experience and resources, AMI and GAD will provide a comprehensive list of services, including but not limited to subject matter expertise and smart technology integration. This will allow both companies to deliver better outcomes for patients, achieve efficient and profitable operations, and apply best practices throughout every process using proven quality standards.

“We at AMI believe that our many years of global healthcare management experience, our resources, and our international base of subject matter experts, gives us the ability to tailor our service delivery to the customs and cultures of the international locations in which we work, and will provide the quality and outcomes that we aim and expect to deliver,” said Joachim Kriegel, President and CEO of AMI Healthcare Group, Inc. “Our new partnership with GAD International brings together like-minded companies that seek to achieve and maintain excellence in service delivery. I am looking forward to our future collaborations.”

“With a shared commitment to transforming healthcare and providing seamless access to state-of-the art hospitals and healthcare facilities that will include special services and ambulatory care, we at GAD-International are thrilled to have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with AMI,” said Dr. Ghannam Al-Dossari, Founder and CEO of GAD International.

Having an international presence with offices in KSA, Bahrain and Houston, Texas, GAD looks forward to combining their expertise in Healthcare and Healthcare Management to create a long-term strategic partnership with AMI to offer best-in-practice services, cutting edge innovation, and unparalleled quality of care in the GCC region.

AMI is a well-established healthcare management company and well known to the GCC region. This partnership will be of a great benefit to the hospitals in this region.

About AMI Healthcare Group, Inc.:
AMI Healthcare Group is a Delaware corporation that provides turnkey solutions in hospital design, build, and operation, specifically focusing on healthcare consulting, hospital commissioning, and the management of hospital and healthcare facilities in accordance with Joint Commission International (“JCI”) standards. AMI principally focuses its operations on the Middle East, Asia and Africa, but works with key personnel largely based in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East to bring state-of-the-art technology and subject matter expertise that are individually tailored for each individual project.

AMI adapts to the needs and demands of the healthcare industry and uses its longstanding experience and unique international approach to effectively provide efficient and transformative healthcare solutions for its clients.

About GAD International company:
GAD International is a healthcare facility management company under KSA Law established in 2019 by world renown cardiothoracic surgeon, Ghannam Al-Dossari, M.D., MBA.

Dr. Al Dossari’s innovative healthcare leadership practices aim to provide an improved healthcare delivery system with a focus on a quality and efficiency model offering a wide range of highly professional and value-added services that meet the requirements and the specific needs of the diverse public and private healthcare sectors.

Healthcare facilities management requires a lot of coordination and planning. Whether it’s new construction, or remodeling and updating your facility with new equipment, you need a reliable and resourceful company to provide expertise in accordance with industry standards.

At GAD International, a custom, streamlined process is designed to help meet your timelines while minimizing disruption, and allowing you to stay focused on what matters most.

Our hospital management team is based on a highly qualified local and international expertise (planning, medical design, clinical and bio-medical engineering, facility management, project management, construction management) and on international partnerships with healthcare providers, suppliers of healthcare technologies and medical devices.

Links: https://amihealthcare.com
Links: https://www.gad-international.com

Shea Berigan Named The Toothboss Smiling Neighbor

South Weymouth, MA, August 5, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- As a member of the Hingham High School lacrosse team, Shea Berigan has amassed more than 100 points in her career. Yet its off the field where She has earned the most points as a volunteer for the South Shore Special Needs Athletic Partnership (SNAP). Along with her teammates, she’s taught special needs individuals how to play lacrosse in weekly clinics and as a summer camp counselor. For that Berigan has been named the recipient of The Smiling Neighbor award given by South Weymouth Dentist Dr. Richard Wolfert, DMD.

Shea’s sister Avery has been a participant in the SNAP for a number of years (their mother Pamela Berigan is on the SNAP board of directors). The clinics and camps are just part of the efforts Shea has been involved with. She’s been part of a number of fundraisers for the organization.

“It’s been an amazing experience being involved with SNAP. But by far the most enjoyable part for me was teaching lacrosse to participants,” said Berigan. “It’s not the easiest sport to learn. Everybody put forth a great effort and you saw a smile on everyone’s face before, during and after. There was a real sense of community.”

Established in 2014, South Shore SNAP (www.southshoresnap.com) offers a variety of after-school and weekend athletic and recreational activities. SNAP also offers a five-week summer program so that children with special needs can spend their afternoons having fun with friends.

“Shea’s accomplishments in volunteering for SNAP are impressive enough on their own,” said Dr. Wolfert. “Couple that with her accomplishments on the lacrosse field and she certainly is a worthy recipient of the Smiling Neighbor Award.” For being selected as the Smiling Neighbor, Kelly had the choice of either a $50 gift card to Stockholders or a tooth whitening kit. Shea chose the whitening kit.

The Smiling Neighbor award is given out on a quarterly basis to citizens of Weymouth going above and beyond the call of duty for their fellow citizens. People can nominate a Smiling Neighbor by sending an e-mail of 200 words or less to toothboss1@aol.com. Please remember to include your name and telephone number as well as the name and telephone number or e-mail of the person they are nominating. Nominations can also be sent to The Toothboss, 1121 Main Street, South Weymouth, MA 02190.

For more information on The Toothboss, visit Dr. Wolfert’s website at www.toothboss.com or call 781-335-0604 to schedule a consultation.

About The Toothboss:
The Toothboss offers: comprehensive examinations (written treatment and treatment plan provided); cosmetics; crowns, bridges and tooth-colored restorations; partial and full dentures; periodontics (early cases treated); oral surgery; restoration of conventional and small diameter implants; and emergency services (24-hour emergency phone number available).

The Toothboss accepts most insurance plans. They also accept payment from most PPO and indemnity plans, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Delta Dental. They also accept all major credit cards and have arranged payment plans through LendingClub. To schedule an initial consultation, please call 781-335-0604. For more information, visit www.toothboss.com

Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga to Hold A Teacher Training at Discovery Yoga September 24-27, 2021

St. Augustine, FL, Aug 5, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- Brenda Yarnold will hold a Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga (LVCY) Teacher Training Certification at the Hampton Inn, Vilano Beach, Saint Augustine, Florida September 24-27, 2021, in conjunction with Discovery Yoga.

This LVCY training is for yoga teachers, yoga practitioners, and healthcare/fitness professionals who are interested in senior fitness, disabled fitness, and exercise for anyone who, for whatever reason, cannot do regular exercise.

In this certification, Brenda trains participants to give a one-hour therapeutic chair yoga class with special emphasis on disabled and senior fitness. She teaches how to individualize postures by adapting them to differing levels of flexibility. These levels of flexibility set this program apart.

Participants come away with the skill to adapt, on their own, yoga mat poses to the chair with the varying levels of flexibility (what LVCY terms Chairasanas – asana being Sanskrit for pose or posture).

Participants learn the five variations of LVCY: Single Chair Yoga, Double Chair Yoga, Pair Chair Yoga, Wheelchair Yoga, and Weighted Chair Yoga. The last is targeted at building bone and muscle mass by using 1–3-pound dumbbells during Chairasanas. This addresses a major fitness issue of sedentary people such as seniors, the disabled, the overweight, and all of us who just sit too much.

Among the Chairasanas participants learn are the sun salutation, the moon salutation, the earth salutation, the warrior series, and classical balance postures. They receive an anatomy overview and a review of the contraindications & precautions for seated poses. In addition, other Eastern modalities are covered.

Program participants receive a 200-page illustrated manual, a certificate for 25 hours of LVCY teacher training, access to additional training materials and leads for LVCY teachers.

Brenda Yarnold, M.A., E-RYT 200, E-LVCYTT, has always desired to help others, particularly those who may feel challenged in their bodies from illness, weight issues, age, or otherwise. Brenda was certified in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga in August 2014, after which she knew she found her path of bringing yoga to every-body. After Brenda served Lead Assistant for seven certifications, she earned her E-LVCYTT and Co-Director designations. She is trained in functional anatomy and is earning her 300-hour Yoga Therapy certification. Brenda has a compassionate, non-judgmental training style. Following in Lakshmi’s footsteps, her programs are challenging yet fun.

For registration information, visit https://www.getfitwhereyousit.com

Opening New and Natural Doors to Health, Greenwich Bay Chiropractic Welcomes Patients as of Aug 2

Greenwich, RI, July 22, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- Greenwich Bay Chiropractic and Dr. Devon Barley proudly announce the opening of their new office on Monday, August 2nd. The new and natural healthcare provider is located at 16 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818.

Dr. Devon Barley is a second generation Doctor of Chiropractic. He found a love of chiropractic after being under chiropractic care from birth by his father, Dr. Dennis Barley who maintains a practice in Fairhaven, MA. The profound experience of less illness, quicker recovery from sports injuries and better overall health, inspired him to follow in his father’s footsteps.

An interesting personal note, in addition to his focus on healthcare, Dr. Devon Barley was a top 12 finalist on the hit television show “The Voice” in 2011. He initially attended a casting call to support a friend and the rest is history.

A resident of Providence, Dr. Barley is married to Liz Barley, a Physician’s Assistant (PA) at Ortho Rhode Island, an Orthopedic practice. Liz is originally from Kingstown, RI.

Having graduated with a Bachelor’s in Biology from The University of Vermont and Cum Laude from Life University’s Doctor of Chiropractic program, Dr. Devon has had the pleasure of treating chiropractic patients for over 6 years.

Dr. Devon’s specific and gentle approach has helped thousands of men, women and children improve their lives. He has treated neck or back pain, headaches or migraines, carpal tunnel, sciatica, or other health conditions. His practice will also focus on family health and pregnancy.

To contact, Greenwich Bay Chiropractic and Dr. Devon Barley, call (401) 408-4430 or visit www.GreenwichBayChiro.com.

Making History: First South African Biotech Ever to Achieve EU Biocidal Registration

Johannesburg, South Africa, July 8, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- At the end of a very long, very expensive five years of testing and following a rigorous, strict application process, Biodx has finally achieved EU registration* for their b bioactive™ (DECONT-X™) disinfectant technology.

“It’s been a daunting road but one where the end was only possible with the help of a dedicated team, whose assistance made this dream a reality. Dr Mark Kelly, Biodx’s Chief Scientist who has been with me every step of the way, scientist Dr Jan Reynhardt, CEO of GrnCAT Holdings, together with Dr Lucia Steenkamp, principle scientist at the CSIR and her team, who offered irreplaceable guidance throughout the research,” says Burt Rodrigues, proud CEO of Biodx.

“We’re also indebted to The Netherlands Organisation (TNO) who carried out the vital test work needed to meet the extremely strict levels of acceptance for this registration, together with Triskelion (Netherlands) who painstakingly prepared the necessary dossiers and followed through with the regulators.

“We also can’t forget the DST (Department of Science and Technology), IDC (Industrial Development Council) and the TIA (Technology Innovation Agency) who initially helped us get this project off the ground.”

What this means to Biodx

“Above all this now gives us access to the European industrial biotech markets – only registered products may be sold in the EU – which with our product being proven and accredited in the EU against SARS-CoV-2 sees us poised for a successful entry, showing that South Africa can hold its own in this field.

“We started this journey in 2016, knowing there was a steep climb in front of us. But it’s much more than just having the finance to throw at it. You need to keep the faith for the dark periods. It was a painstaking process of following the regulatory process, step by step, until you reach the top of that hill. Today it’s truly humbling that this ten year registration conclusion is finally here, opening doors we only dreamed of. This is our first step in trading in the European market and hopefully the first registered dossier of many to come.

*Ctgb Registration Number 16226 N

About Biodx:
Biodx is on a journey to reduce society’s dependence on synthetic chemicals. Harnessing the power of biotechnology, we’re breaking boundaries, crossing new frontiers, and helping to evolve the future of disinfection. All towards enabling a better world.

With technical support from the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) as well as financial support from TIA (Technology Innovation Agency) and IDC (Industrial Development Corporation), we’ve spent the last 16 years researching and developing cutting edge antimicrobial and antiviral technologies, proven in field trials to be between 8% and 52% more effective than conventional disinfecting chemicals.

Using a natural citrus extract stabilised with an organic biodegradable compound, which contains no chlorine, ethanol or aldehydes. Non-corrosive and earth-friendly, the formulation, rapidly kills 99.999% of many bacteria species has been proven 99.987% effective against SARS-CoV-2 virus (*Tested to EU NEN-EN 14476:2013 +A2:2019).

Substantiated by the South African NRCS and SABS SANS (636, 1853) certified, Biodx offers a revolutionary active ingredient for formulators of sanitisers and disinfectants supplying contract cleaning, healthcare/medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, retail, manufacturing and agricultural industries.

Biodx products have been tested and verified to stringent EU NEN standards in the Netherlands and is the first South African biotech company to receive EU BPR registration.

Burt Rodrigues (CEO)
Email: burt@biodx.co
Mobile: +27 76 212 1693

South Africa (head office)
E info@biodx.co T +27 (0)11 608 0732
Building S3, block D, Pinelands Business Park, Maxwell Drive, Modderfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa

Netherlands (EU)
E info@biodx.co
T +31 (0)6 46 84 72 12
c/o Triskelion, Reactorweg 47-A, 3542 AD Utrecht, The Netherlands

About b bioactive™:
Created with the power of biotechnology, Biodx’s b bioactive™ is an active ingredient that uses citrus extract to bring you the most powerful, safe, anti-microbial, anti-viral, properties/capabilities available anywhere.

Any product displaying the b bioactive™ mark is a promise that the product will deliver the highest protection without harming you or the planet.

  • 99.987% SARS-CoV-2 (covid-19) efficacy **
  • 99.999% bacterial kill rate
  • alcohol free – gentler on your hands
  • up to 4 times more effective than conventional disinfecting chemical active ingredients
  • residual efficacy – up to 7 hours
  • biodegrades to harmless CO2, N2 & H2O
  • SABS, NRCS (SA) and NEN (EU) registered and approved
  • safer for you and your family
  • better for the planet

** Tested to EU NEN-EN 14476:2013 +A2:2019

  • Ctgb Registration Number 16226 N

Allergy & Asthma Doctors in New Jersey– Affordable Way to Treat Your Problems

Asthma & Allergy Care Center is dedicated to serve asthma and allergy patients in New Jersey. We diagnose and treat allergies and asthma in adults and pediatrics. We are also dedicated to providing, sympathetic, high quality medical care to patients of all ages. To improve the quality of medical care, we encourage questions allowing our patients about different allergies and asthma. We are capable in providing written instructions and informational brochures to help our patients. Written instruction help our patients improve rapidly and to get the most out of their medical care. 

At Asthma and Allergy Care, we aim to help patients fully participate in daily activities at work, school or sports without allergy or asthma getting in the way. Our allergy doctors in New Jersey staff work as a team and help in providing a care environment and building strong doctor-patient relationship. 

Specialized in allergic nasal and eye disorders, asthma, hives, eczema, food and drug allergies, and sinus infections, our expert allergists and immunologist cover a broad spectrum of adult and pediatric allergy and immunologist conditions. 

With special focus on environmental factors that can influence disease, the very caring doctors at Asthma and Allergy Care offer drug-free approaches to treatment. And when medication is necessary, they integrate it with non-pharmacologic treatments such as immunotherapy.

If you suffer from allergic symptoms, you can know certain by undergoing a specific test. Our doctors will ask you certain questions about your symptoms, history or allergy, exposure, family history etc. to know a clear picture of your situation. 

To help determine whether an allergy is involves, the doctor may perform a stick prick test or intracutaneous test. Actually, these tests involve either a gentle prick through a drop of allergen extracts on the surface of your arm or allergen extract into the skin. Sometimes, this may result in a small swelling and a reddening of the skin suggesting that you have an allergy. 

Patients suffering from allergy-related symptoms are advised to undergo allergy skin testing. Allergy & asthma care center allow the patent’s to go for sensitivity tests to an allergen. Our very talented doctors may ask you to undergo two-part testing for both scratch tests and intradermal testing. The scratch test include simple screening process that works by scratching the skin with a small plastic pick with a small amount of allergen extract on it. A positive reaction on your body indicate that your skin is sensitive. By testing the skin, we are able to test for environmental allergies, food allergies, medicine and hymenoptera. 

Call us or visit us online to schedule an appointment.You can also browse our website www.Asthmaandallergycare.net for detailed information about your our services. 

About Us 

We at Asthma & Allergy Care are proud to serve our asthma and allergy patients in different places in New Jersey including Morris, Essex, Union countries and the surrounded areas. With our quality care, we aim to provide individualized services to every patient. Our mission include commitment, high quality, easy access and affordable fees. Contact us to determine and treat your allergy and discuss your allergy evaluation needs, and medications to avoid in preparation for testing.

Contact Us 

Asthma And Allergy Care 

2333 Morris Avenue

Suite A115 

Union, NJ 07083

Phone: 908 813 0230

Email: info@asthmaandallergycare.net

North America’s Foremost Expert on Himalayan Salt is Setting High Standards for Salt Therapy Industry

Palm Harbor, FL, January 16, 2021 – When one thinks of the therapeutic use of Himalayan salt, one name comes to mind – Dr. Margaret Smiechowski. Considered to be North America’s foremost expert on Himalayan salt, Dr. Margaret single-handedly started the salt cave movement that is now sweeping the United States.

Dr. Margaret also grew up near the famous graduation tower in Ciechocinek, Poland. Graduation towers were originally built as part of salt manufacturing; by dropping salt water down a waterfall-like channel covered with branches, the salt would gather on the branches. Workers would then scrape off the salt, and as with the mine workers, experienced respiratory and immune benefits.

Coming from a culture where pure salt was used therapeutically, it was not a stretch for Dr. Margaret to want to use salt therapy in her work after moving to the United States in the 1990s. With a medical degree from Poland and her Homeopathic Doctor’s degree, she became interested in the therapeutic use of Himalayan salt, noting several key research studies from Germany and China touting its respiratory benefits especially. However, when she wanted to build her cave in the early 2000’s, not many Americans had even heard of Himalayan salt, and many were skeptical.

“It was hard to explain to people the concept of what I wanted to build. Many people laughed, unaware of the huge body of research to support the use of salt,” said Dr. Margaret. “Several holistic wellness centers even turned me down when I approached them to build my first cave.”

Thankfully, in 2007, Dr. Margaret was able to pull together her years of research and her desire to help people take control of their health with her vision for what a salt cave should look like. She built her first Himalayan salt cave in Rutland, Vermont – perhaps the first public salt cave in North America.

Dr. Margaret describes her original design simply: “It was rustic and cozy with a fireplace and fountain. There were thousands of pounds of Himalayan salt on the floor, walls, and ceiling. Salt was integrated into every aspect of the design somehow. The cave seated up to six people and we ran hour-long sessions where people would come in and relax in zero-gravity chairs. We kept it affordable so people would be willing to try it, and eventually it did take off.”

Due to a storm and subsequent flooding, however, the original cave was destroyed not even a year after it opened. Dr. Margaret was able to rebuild her cave in another location, expanding its seating capacity as well as adding to the tons of salt in the space. As people started seeing the relaxation benefits of the cave, more people visited it. Dr. Margaret then decided to build her version of a graduation tower as well…creating the first simulated graduation tower in the United States in 2010.

Seeing the success of her first salt endeavors, she wanted to build caves for others. Since 2007, she has built over 80 salt caves throughout the country, including caves in Chicago, Indiana, South Dakota, New York, and her own Oceanair Himalayan Salt Cave in Orleans, MA. and Palm Harbor, FL. While many companies offer the building of salt caves, Dr. Margaret prides herself on working with each cave owner to build the most creative, beneficial salt environment possible.

“I talk to each owner and see what the goals are. I look at the space they have. Sometimes I have to get really creative to fit a cave into the space. I want everyone who visits the caves to feel transported on a journey, as if they had just visited Wieliczka or Ciechocinek. I want them to leave feeling rejuvenated. Each cave offers wellness benefits but is also a unique work of art.”

Technology has also improved over time. “Oceanair has climate control that is based on the infectious disease systems used by hospitals,” says Dr. Margaret, “making them very safe, especially now.”

Himalayan salt is known for being anitbacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral – something everyone is thinking about now with the current COVID pandemic.

“I don’t think we can say that Himalayan salt therapy provided in our salt caves can prevent or cure COVID because the research hasn’t shown that yet. But at the very least, it can address respiratory issues, increase the body’s ability to fight off infections and recover, and the relaxation response cannot hurt. Himalayan salt can definitely work in a complementary way for treating COVID patients.”

Dr. Margaret Smiechowski is a pioneer in the Himalayan salt cave field, a trusted name in the industry, an entrepreneur, and an artist. Like her caves, she combines healing with creativity and has a vision for the world.

“I think everyone should visit Wieliczka once in their lives, but for those who cannot make the trip to Poland, I hope that my designs will bring a taste of salt therapy to them.”

Contact Information
Salt Cave Inc
Margaret Smiechowski