The Himalayan Cave
Relax Your Entire Mind and Body
9130 Tyler Blvd.
Mentor, OH 44060
If you’ve never experienced a salt cave you are in for a treat. We went to the Himalayan Salt Cave in Mentor. Our whole family piled into the salt cave for a relaxing experience.
Want to know what to expect? You take your shoes off and walk on the salt pebble floor to one of the reclining chairs. Then Debbie, the owner, gives you warm salt balls to target your sore spots. Remember to bring your blanket because as you relax the room will seem cool. After you get all comfy, they play soft music and the salt mist fills the air. It is very relaxing watching the salt wall change colors as you breath in the salty air. The smell reminds me of sitting on the beach on our favorite island.
We were all healthy when we went but if you have a cold or sinus issues the cave is supposed to really help you breathe better.
We took the whole family but the cave experience would also be a great idea for a girls night out, a girls birthday party treat, or simply a relaxing night for mom. Although, I will say the guys in our family enjoyed the experience too!
During the winter months, everyone is inside more, which makes more dust and germs throughout the house. I go through cleaner like crazy! A couple years ago, I decided to switch to more natural cleaners throughout my home so I started making my own. This is my recipe for the all-purpose cleaner that I use:
Lemon Cleaner Recipe
1 ½ cups water- I like to use distilled
½ cup white vinegar
10 drops lemon essential oil
All you do is mix it up and pour it into a spray bottle. Shake before using.
I’ve used this on my wood floors, carpets, bathroom sinks, toilets… pretty much my whole house. I would suggest to spot check in a small inconspicuous area for surfaces that you are not sure about.
Equine Assisted Learning
Karen Downie, Owner
Equine Assisted Learning and Coaching
4923 Hattrick Rd, Ravenna, OH 44266
A big part of wellness for me is learning new things and getting out of your comfort zone. Have you ever tried EAL? What is EAL? I didn’t understand what it was until I actually did it. EAL stands for Equine Assisted Learning.
What I got out of it was understanding life lessons thru working with horses. This was both educational and fun at the same time.
We started off in a classroom-like setting, learning about how we are similar and different to horses. Then we got to groom and work with the ponies. It was fun to learn how to read what the pony was trying to tell you non-verbally.
My favorite part was going to the pasture to do the obstacle course. One of the activities we did was getting your pony to stand on a glove. My daughter got hers to do it right away, but it took me forever to get mine to listen to me! This was my biggest take away from the day for me. My pony wasn’t listening to me because I was looking back at him instead of looking forward. I learned that to lead a horse you need to look the direction you want to go, which also translates into life. Always look forward at things to come instead of looking back with regrets.
Other activities we did were getting the pony to go backwards, walking them around cones, getting them to stop moving. and learning how to change their harness. Although, I think the funniest thing of the night was when my pony just laid down and started rolling on the ground! Everyone was laughing but it turns out that ponies do that when they are really relaxed around you.
Doing EAL was a great experience for the whole family. We all learned a lot and had fun doing it. It was also amazing to me how you forget about everything else going on in your life while you are doing this. I was definitely a great stress-relieving activity!
If you are looking for a different activity. give EAL a try. Karen has lots of fun and different programs to fit everyone’s interests. Give her a call at 330/507-5172.
Your Future Health
The premier blood testing and customized nutrition analysis company since 1976.
We found out how important when our daughter got sick! We had struggled for years not knowing what was actually wrong with her. We tried all kinds of things to get her healthy with no luck. I had known about blood testing all along, but I knew having worked with vitamins for years that they take time. I just wanted her better NOW!
Well, turns out I wasted lots of time trying everything else. Once we got her blood tested and got her on the right diet and vitamins… we started seeing improvement. This is actually when we were introduced to the BEMER. By using the BEMER, the vitamins and nutrients got to the cells faster and we started getting the results we were hoping for by speeding up the recovery time!
Ellie Cullen, owner of YFH has been wonderful to work with. I owe my daughter’s well-being to her. Words cannot express how grateful I am to have worked with her!
I highly recommend if you are struggling with something or you want to be proactive about your health that you check out www.yourfuturehealth.com.
Here are Ellie’s Reasons why you need to have your blood tested:
First, your blood reflects the current condition of virtually every aspect of your body. If you’ve got a cold, your blood analysis will reflect it. A consistent elevation of blood sugar is evidence of diabetes. There is very little about your biological condition that your blood does not reveal.
Second, your blood chemistry reflects pending diseases well in advance of symptoms. So regular, comprehensive blood testing allows emerging medical problems to be dealt with in the earliest, most treatable stages.
Third, when the results of your blood tests aren’t the best, you can almost always improve them through diet and vitamin supplements—that is, through nutrition. We cannot emphasize this point more strongly. We have seen, time and time again, that a nutritional program customized to each person’s unique biochemistry is the most effective way to help prevent or solve just about every health problem. In extreme cases, medical treatment and drugs may be necessary, but the vast majority of our clients have responded quite well to dietary changes alone. A nutrition plan customized to each person’s biochemistry (determined from blood analysis) very effectively balances the nutrients which are most essential to good health.
Professional Grooming & Dog Boarding
9211 Lorrich Dr.
Mentor, OH 44060
If you are looking for a spa-like experience for your dog, check out Chelle’s Paw Spa in Mentor, OH. We take both our dogs to Chelle’s Paw Spa and they love it. They aren’t scared to go in there. I used to have to carry them into the groomers to get a bath. Michelle has a great space and a big yard that they can roam around in while they are waiting to get picked up. She completely spoils the dogs and makes sure they go home all pampered and smelling great. Her prices are very reasonable too! You can tell she really cares for the dogs and this isn’t just a job for her. Check out the cute video she sent us when it was time to pick the dogs up…
Chelle’s Paw Spa also does dog boarding. If you want to get more information check them out at https://chellespawspa.com/ or call Michelle at 330/618-1804.
We also like to do this when we go out to eat. It is fun to get something on the menu that you wouldn’t normally eat. You might surprise yourself on the different foods that you like. Try going to a Chinese, Mexican, or Indian restaurant and ordering several dishes for the table to share. This is a great way to try new food that you wouldn’t order on your own.
Another fun thing to do is buy different ingredients on vacation and take them home to cook with. It is a great reminder of your trip. We’ve tried different jams and jellies, fruits, popcorn, mustards, and different sauces. Great souvenir idea without adding more stuff to your house!
I am a mom that had a sick child. I was overwhelmed, exhausted and had no idea what I needed to do to get her healthy again. In my journey to get her healthy, I learned lots of tips and tricks and now I’m on a mission to share those with you! These include Bemer, eat well, exercise, have fun, reduce stress, use clean products, take vacations, and give back.