Inspired by the birth of our little girl, we wanted to create a sanctuary for wellness and healing - Soleil's Salt Cave.
Growing up in Ukraine, when I went to the hospital, I was often sent to a salt room for recovery, long before learning about the ancient wisdom behind it.* (Nastia)
When we saw the good it could do for our whole community, there was no other choice to make. (Daryl & Orion, translating for Soleil)
- Soleil, Orion, Nastia & Daryl
For thousands of years, salt has been used as a natural disinfectant, detoxifier and anti-inflammatory. Studies have shown that breathing salt-infused air can relieve symptoms for people dealing with respiratory, skin, and sleep-related challenges.
Ray Conner is our yoga instructor and a licensed massage therapist specializing in deep-tissue, therapeutic massage; integrating her knowledge of the anatomical body with the wisdom of intuitive touch in every session. Ray uses a variety of techniques to aid in the release of muscular tension, the healing of injury, and the inducement of relaxation including Swedish, neuromuscular, deep tissue sculpting, range of motion, PNF and myofascial release. Upon request, Ray can include reiki, breath and energy work.
Ray completed her shakti flow RYT-200 certification under the guidance of Asa Dustin in February 2014 and her shakti flow RYT-300 certification in August 2015; and is currently assistant teacher for At Om Yoga’s 2017 RYT-200. She’ s been guiding shakti and restorative yoga classes for thre years, and became a licensed massage therapist in August 2016. Ray is currently offering bodywork in downtown Concord, NH at Rasana Yoga and Bodywork, LLC and here at Soleil’s Salt Cave. She will be co- facilitating a RYT-300 in northern India in November 2017.
Deanna Raymond is our licensed massage therapist specializing in physical therapy, rehabilitation regimens. She has 20 years of experience in both medical and relaxation facets of massage. Deanna is available on Tuesdays and some Saturdays to help you recover or just relax.
Deanna has enjoyed working on people of all age and mobility ranges. She has a master ability to locate the source of difficulties or injuries and help her clients establish a massage regimen toward peak comfort and flexibility.
Bethany Walker began her yoga practice in 2003 and spent many years exploring the practice intermittently. She made a commitment to fully immerse and dedicate time to her practice in 2012. She felt compelled to complete a teacher training to share her love of yoga. She completed a 200hr RYT in Shakti flow through At Om Yoga with Asa Dustin and Nel Norwesh and completed a second 200hr RYT in vinyasa flow with Sarah Jones through Happy Love Yoga School. She is passionate about evolving her practice by continuously learning and integrating yoga on and off the mat. (photo courtesy Portia Bayer)
Paula Hogan is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher and Founder of True Harmony Reiki, LLC. Paula practices with the intent of sharing Reiki with those interested in learning more about themselves. Clients request sessions with Paula to reduce anxiety, lower stress levels, relieve pain and to promote wellness, but always come away with a radiant lightness of being.
Paula's technique gently releases old emotional patterns, helping her clients overcome the pressures of daily life. She explains it best: "Reiki enables you to access your inner wisdom and creativity, and expand your consciousness and spiritual awareness."
Linda Safford is a Reiki Master offering energy and healing touch therapeutic treatments. Her practice is a non-invasive hands-on, light touch treatment. Linda focuses on the whole being including the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body.
Linda received her 200 hour certification from Yoga NH in 2013, and her 500 hour certification in June 2015 from Boston Yoga School. Her yoga classes are primarily at local businesses in the Exeter area where she teaches the employees, and she has one public class per week. Her classes are well rounded and accessible by all, with focus on breath and movement. She practices Reiki from her home office in Exeter, bringing the vibration of healing energy to all her clients.
Leave all devices (phones, tablets, watches, cameras), shoes, food and drink outside cave. Just sit back and let the salt cave do the work.
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