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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

New Salt Cave in Dutchess at Pellegrino Healing Center offers Yoga

Sep 08, 2019 11:01PM ● By Marilee Burrell

Pellegrino Healing Center

Christine Pellegrino, founder, owner and director of Pellegrino Healing Center, in Hyde Park, is adapting her newly renovated yoga studio into a salt cave and yoga studio. The salt cave, which is set to open the end of September, is being designed as a unique place to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the benefits of salt therapy through Himalayan salt cave sessions, yoga classes, meditation, acupuncture and massage clinics, and other natural therapies and practices.
    Advocates of salt therapy say it offers many benefits to people of all ages, including better immunity; more energy and physical endurance; improved lung function; reduced stress; detoxification; relief from skin conditions like dermatitis, acne, eczema and psoriasis; reduced symptoms of allergies, asthma and respiratory issues; and lower blood pressure.
    The integration of a salt cave into the yoga studio at Pellegrino Healing Center will allow clients to reap those benefits while they relax in anti-gravity chairs or settle into a yoga pose. The microscopic dry salt in the air bathes the body and, as the breath slows and deepens, works its way into the sinuses and lungs, and then progresses into the circulatory system. According to Pelligrino, salt is antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral, and so it has the potential to fight infections.
    A licensed acupuncturist, Pellegrino practices a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese Kiiko-Style Acupuncture, Five-Element Acupuncture and trigger point therapy.

Location: Pellegrino Healing Center, 4307 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY. For more info, call 845.233.5672 or visit