To The Salt Cave

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So had a new experience and went to the Salt Cave in Bethesda (a second choice if you can’t get to the secret superhero crime-fighting Bat Cave).

It was a large room filled with Himalayan salt for experiencing all the spa’s “healing” effects.

Supposed to be good to breath in all the minerals infused from the pink salt “micro climate” air and also for exposure to the skin.

It was fairly dark in the cave except for some recessed lighting behind some of the salt stone walls.

The chairs were these weird beach chairs that you could recline in, but it would’ve definitely been worth it to have some fancier cushioned seating to more fully relax in and to match the spa ambiance that they were selling. 

In the background was relaxing meditation music and we were closed in the salt cave for 45-minute to enjoy the dark quiet salt effects. 

It must’ve relaxed me, because when I got home, I had a Buddha face on and took a nice post-spa afternoon nap. 😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Going For A Healing

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So my wife tricked me today…



First day in Santa Fe and there was so much to see. 



By afternoon, my wife said she was tired and wanted to stop in an “Oxygen Bar.”



Good Jewish boy from the Bronx, what do I know from Oxygen Bars?



So they had these cool health tonics, soothing music, beautiful artwork, oxygen therapy, and…



In the back, they did healing treatments!



So my wife tells me I should do this.



Ah, why do I want to spend money on healing treatments?



She jumps up, goes over and talks to the owner, and comes back and says “Okay honey, she is going to give you a sampler.”



A what!



I hem and haw, but my wife doesn’t take no for an answer, so I reluctantly go to try it.



Well…



I really enjoyed it.  



From spa-type treatments to spiritual healing.



I had a smorgasbord of some light massage/reflexology, oils, sprays, rocks, branches and leaves, warm wet cloths, figure eights with a dream catcher, angels and animal spirits, and even prayers said. 



The very nice Jewish owner, Kadima Levanah, spoke about releasing your energy, having compassion on yourself, doing your best, starting anew, and having a full healing. 



By the end, I was smiling and feeling a lot more stress free–even though my wife tricked me like usual! 😉



(Source Photo: Rebecca Blumenthal)

Losing their Heads

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This photo was just wild from the metro bus today.

Some lady–assume she’s a cosmetologist in training–working on this mannequin head on the Metro.

She’s got her luggage bag spread out open on the floor of the bus, a drink bottle laying on the seat next to her, and a mannequin head between her knees.

And the lady is slowly, carefully applying eye liner as if she’s sitting in some luxury day spa or something.

While I admire her work and the practice, the image was just a little surreal on the bus to work.

Letting imagination go wild…if she held up the head by the pony tail with blood and guts dripping out and brandishing a large butcher knife, then I can see this scene going to a whole new level of scary-crazy.

Uh, that’s a different movie… 😉

But that’s what city life, commuting, and to a great extent work is all about–the next personality you come across and all that they are cracked up to be.

(Source Photo: Michelle Blumenthal)