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Ergasia Tora - Dr. Basilis Masoulas - He put a little salt in our lives
He renounced a successful and lucrative career as an executive in senior management positions and launched the rst therapeutic salt cave in Greece, which is now open in the area of Elliniko.
By Sofia Stylianou
His life could be the inspired plot of a Hollywood movie entitled “Changeland”. An internationally acclaimed senior management executive, as well as a Professor at Athens University of Economics and Business, he abandons the “big life” to find his own version of serenity. And then, almost magically, money crawl their way back into his life. But it’s not magic. It’s simply a carefully planned course, masterfully bridging his past with the present.
Let’s watch the movie from the beginning. Basilis Masoulas was working for more than 20 years in senior management positions, as a consultant (World Bank, the EU, the governments of Russia and Mexico), as well as a university professor, up until 2008 when he decided to launch the first therapeutic salt cave in Athens Greece, and more specifically in Syntagma Square.
What sparked the salt cave idea?
There was one thing I learned very well, being a manager for Shell and Microsoft. And that was stress. When we visited Poland -my wife’s birthplace-, I couldn’t sleep for 4 days. The next night, my father-in-law took me to a salt mine. I was watching the people coming out of there with faces so serene and peaceful. Took my shoes off, got in and within 5 minutes I was fast asleep. After 45 minutes, my brain started working creatively, like when I had my vacations! When I got out of the mine, I immediately thought about how I can recreate it in my own house. Then we thought that this healing experience should be accessible by everyone. This is why we got in touch with experts from Poland, who had the relevant know-how, aiming to create the best possible result. It was when I was looking for something else to do. I published my book “Management and Growth in the Knowledge Economy”, giving a closure to the previous chapter of my life, and turned the page by quitting my job. My goal was to introduce salt in everyone’s life.
Let’s take a mental tour of a salt cave. We enter into an indoor space, fully covered by tons of four kinds of polish salt. Still wearing our clothes, we lie down in zero-gravity chaises longues, listening to a soothing mu- sic and the sound of running water from the waterfall. The session usually lasts for 45 minutes. The 84 micronutrients the human body absorbs during this session equal to being exposed for four full days in the sea breeze. “These quantities shield the body against stress, insomnia, allergies, migraines, fatigue, backaches, pain in the neck and feet, osteoporosis, discopathy, rheumatism, viruses, skin diseases, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal problems, etc.”, Dr. Masoulas explains. The first cave opened in Syntagma Square, and was transferred in the area of Elliniko due to the downtown riots. Within 4 years many salt caves (ranging from 40 to 120 square meters) were created, through the method of franchising, in Glyfada, Chania, Florina, Cyprus, Spain, Croatia, Germany and the US, whilethere is also one under construction in Saudi Arabia.
Did the financial crisis affect you?
The clientele increases as the recession deepens, because this is an exceptionally effective and natural therapy. And it’s the only thing that can make you feel better. Now, we are in a position to actually reduce our prices. So with merely 10 euros, someone can walk in and feel like he is in heaven. Literally.
Would you recommend this kind of business to a young entrepreneur?
This is the best kind of business on a professional and on a personal level. It’s a low cost investment with a fast amortization rate. It’s specially designed so that costs can be kept low, while there is no need for maintenance or for a large number of employees. Moreover, there are no royalties. I think that this is a brutal kind of taxation, which doesn’t help the franchisee to develop the business.
I will never forget two things:
The first is the gratitude and joy of the people who visit our salt caves and the second was when the doctors gave my wife the green light to get pregnant. She was suffering from autoimmune diseases and a pregnancy was out of the question. However, two months after we opened up the first salt cave, my wife had some tests done and her thyroid was stabilized. She was well because of the salt cave. On March 2013 our son will be 4 years old.
He is LEAVING from Greece and goes to London England, Monterrey Mexico and the Hague Netherlands
He DECIDES to go back to Greece
Together with his wife he opens up the first salt cave, DISENGAGING from any other business activity
They TAKE THE DECISION to launch more salt caves in other countries
They CHOOSE to emphasize on offering the method of franchise for the salt cave owners
THE BUSINESS expands outside of Europe, in the US and the Saudi Arabia
Dr Basilis Masoulas - Article Newspaper Kathimerini
Dr. BASILIS MASOULAS
President of Changeland Ltd.,
Owner of the 1st Salt cave Cystalotherapy in Athens, Greece.
President of Changeland SA.
“It’s an imperative of our times that our professional goals must be combined with social and environmental targets”.
Already since the early 19th century, doctors had noticed that salt miners, despite their hard work, they were coming out of the mines relaxed and cheerful. Furthermore, they were developing unique artistic skills in curving salt sculptures inside the mines, and, in comparison to the rest of the population, they were not getting sick. Thus, in Poland, Germany and other northern European countries where there are salt mines, the old gallerias were transformed into sanatoria at depths of approximately 900 and 1000 meters and are still operational today. More recently, began the installation of Salt caves, initially inside hospitals. Today, they can be placed almost anywhere – inside a house, a gym, a physiotherapy centers and rehabilitation clinics, hotels, spa, etc. “We wanted to bring the beneficial microclimate of salt mines to the habitants of cities, so that everyone can have access to salt therapy, music therapy and color therapy, relax and strengthen their immune system, and overcome the negative impact of stress which usually manifests itself through in our breathing system, allergies, skin , musculoskeletal and other distractions”, says Dr Basilis Masoulas, who installed the first artificial salt caves in Athens-Greece, Barcelona-Span, Split-Croatia, Nicosia-Cyprus, Chania-Crete, Pozar-Macedonia and many other cities.
“My first contact with salt therapy was in Poland. I went there to visit my parents-in-law. At that time I was travelling a lot and had increased stress derived from the corporate responsibilities at the multinational I was a director. I experienced the usual difficulties in sleeping. The problem, however, was stronger than normal; the fourth day, my father in law took me to neighboring salt mine. I fell asleep very quickly after I sat on a comfortable chair; it was an amazing experience I never forget. My body and mind relaxed and got balanced; I slept without difficulty the same night. So, I thought with my wife to convert into a salt cave one room in our house. For two years we had been studying everything related to salt therapy, visited many mines, doctors, hospitals, mainly in Poland. Through time, I realized that this was a gift for Us and I should do something for All to Put Salt in their Lives and benefit from it. It was then when I looked at it professionally’. Dr Masoulas worked with scientists and specialists of various areas of expertise and created the Changeland Salt Caves. All Quality, Safety and Environmental principles have been applied in the design of these Caves. They are the only salt caves with ISO 9001 and 14001 in the processes of Installation and Management and build with purely natural material and techniques. The rejuvenation that offers a stay inside a Changeland salt cave is because of the micro elements found in the four different types of rock salt used in very large quantities to build the cave (iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, etc.). They are absorbed easily and naturally through respiration. The “session” lasts 30-45 minutes and does not require preparation. For example, people may visit a Cave straight after work or we may schedule and run a meeting, a seminar, a children theatrical, or a concert and yoga session inside the cave. But mostly those who use and benefit from the Changeland salt cave are all those who, because of lack of time, cannot do what we wish: ‘do something for ourselves’. It is also great for small children “because it stimulates and strengthens the immune and they don’t get sick from viruses at school”, explains Dr. Masoulas. Besides the running of company owned salt caves, we decided to also undertake the installation of Changeland Salt cave and franchising, transferring our knowledge and learnings to others who want to run this ecological business”. He emphasizes that it has been designed to have very low operating costs, zero maintenance costs and it is probably the only business with no cost of sales: once you’ve installed the Changeland salt cave, you don’t need anything more in order to provide the service. “As a result, you will see very rapid and high return on investment. Therefore, I highly recommend it!” says Dr. Masoulas.
His many years in executive position of major multinationals, together with his long-term contact with various industries as business advisor and the Academia as a university professor of business and change management in various countries, has shown that very often people “start to a business and try to offer to others what they themselves like; they consider themselves as a representative sample of what the market want/needs. So, they engage in activities that do not resonate, and then they often fail, get frustrated and do not trust innovation and business. It’s important to choose something we like, but it’s imperative that whatever professional goals we set, they are supported by management technology and are combined with social and environmental goals.”
Published in Kathimerini Newspaper
Article by Giannis Konstantinidis,
Photo: John Vastardis
Salt, source of life for humans, Kathimerini newspaper
The importance and role in human history and culture fromantiquity to the presentOf Chr. C. Doumas, Professor Emeritus, University of Athens.
The history of man, at least from the tenth millennium BConwards, is so tied up with salt, so the search for ways to acquire it to be a big leap towards civilization. The ways that humans invented to obtain salt often led to technical discoveries that shaped the subsequent history. Just a simple suggestion on any aspect of the history of humanity that is directly or indirectly with the salt can not be done with a simple note. You will definitelyneed more.
The whole article in greek here
The salt cave of the city - article magazine Mirror
The salt of the city
Prepare yourself for a different experience of rejuvenation. So you can stop nagging because in the middle of summer we’re still in the city..
Do you know how to experience in the middle of a large Capital the well-being and lightness that we usually feel at the sea? You definitely need to visit a Changeland Salt cave (if there is not one in your city, you can order one to Changeland or motivate a friend of yours to open a franchise shop www.changeland.com ).
We can get relaxed inside the magical salt cave made from Polish miner salt, listening to the sound of water flowing by the waterfall and breathing the enriched with microelements healthy air. In 45′ which equal with 4 days at clean sea aura you will feel great!
Once again we found a way to make your life more delicious!
Welcome to Changeland Salt cave - article at magazine Diodos
Close your eyes, dream of the ideal environment for relaxation and rejuvenation. A special place, a unique salt cave which offers unique experience, based on the properties of salt therapy!
Welcome to Changeland Salt cave
Today Salt Therapy is very well known in many countries in Europe, Russia and USA. In Russia and Poland mechanism for spraying salt ions are registered and recommended as medical devices from the Ministry of Health. In the site of the US ministry of health are reported several case studies regarding the positive effects of Salt Therapy.
Changeland Salt cave is the first salt cave in Greece which from the very beginning has many friends of every age.
The secret is simple… the air is enriched with 84 salt traces and micro elements (Ca, Na, Mz, iron, Ka, iodine, etc.), which the human organism absorbs in a natural way through respiration.
The result? Physical relaxation and the sense of rehabilitation. Body and spirit are in a perfect balance and you feel more relaxed and rejuvenated than ever.
You feel great than ever!
Visit Changeland Salt Cave!
Every day is time to enjoy, to share, to gift..
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Salt caves in Business environments - article on Site Off-Ice
In the early 20th century it was observed the positive effect that the micro elements of salt had in salt mine workers. Prompted by these observations, surveys and scientific studies have shown that a relaxation cycle in places like that for 45 minutes equals to four days at clean sea aura. Changeland, provides, for over five years now, the possibility to install in every country, salt caves with microclimate equal to that of a salt mine. Changeland creates “Changeland salt caves” in private homes as well as professional workspaces (hotels, clinics, SPAs, sport centers, shopping malls, etc.). Furthermore, the beneficial properties discharged inside a salt cave can also be obtained at an office environment by creating this microclimate in meeting rooms. There, apart from the overall experience of the real cave environment, the specific composition of the atmosphere, enriched with micro elements (calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, sodium, etc.) and salt ions, which the human body absorbs naturally through breathing, sets the conditions for:
– rejuvenation and clarity during creative and productive business meetings
– relaxing spaces for staff to recover from stress, strengthen their immune system and avoid sickness!
To install an ISO certified Changeland salt cave, is needed a closed room of a minimum of 12 m2 (can host simultaneously 3 people). Recommended for professional use is a room of 30 – 40 m2 for 8 – 11 people. The floor of the room must hold at least 480kgr/m2. The preparation and installation time is estimated between 2 – 4 weeks and the cost is not an obstacle.
Alongside decorative elements from Polish mineral salt, such as wall coverings, mosaics, paintings, sculptures, lamps, can be applied to any space. Besides the healthy ions emitted, it has been proven scientifically that Changeland’s salt caves and decorative elements absorb 9:10ths of negative electromagnetic radiation from computers, air conditioning systems, TVs, WiFi, mobile antennas and phones. The longer we are in an environment with rock salt the better for our health.
The Changeland salt caves, offer peace of mind, physical relaxation, but also provide organizational and business services, whether in specially designated areas within firms or through visits to the already existing salt caves. In the center of Athens, Barcelona, Split, Berlin, Nicosia and many other European cities, lots of people seem to have discovered the secret of Changeland salt caves: as Dr. Masoulas (Changeland’s President and ex corporate official at Shell and Microsoft) confides, employees from nearby offices not only spent their lunch breaks at the caves but also organize several hour business meetings.
After discussions with several guests of the caves we have learned that the experience refreshes and relaxes them. Stress and exogenous factors that adversely affect relations gets minimized inside the salt cave. Instead, the cave seems to support the constructive dialogue and positive communication.
Changeland Salt cave in Athens
It is strange what can anyone find in the city center. Taking a walk, our attention was caught by the sign “Changeland salt cave”. It is about rejuvenation and relaxation services which are based on the principles of salt therapy (respiration of mineral salt microelements). It has nothing to do with what you have already tried. A complete rejuvenation circle lasts 45 minutes stay inside the Changeland salt cave and is equal to four days of exposure to clean sea aura. During the relaxation circle, you lie on a zero gravity chair, with your clothes on, and benefit from three therapies at the same time: salt therapy, color therapy and music therapy. For a complete rejuvenation circle at are recommended least 10 visits to a Changeland Salt cave during a month. These sessions are equal with one month stay and rest in a seaside environment. After the completion of rejuvenation cycle, you can maintain the levels of relaxation and good health with a visit to the cave once a week.
Salt therapy is known since ancient times as an experience of rejuvenation of body and spirit. The rock salt is used for therapeutic purposes in its natural form without requiring any additional processing. Today, salt therapy is famous in many countries of Europe, Russia and the U.S.A. The most common method is to stay in suitably shaped salt caves like Changeland. The secret of caves is simple: the air is enriched with micro elements and ions which are absorbed by the body and lead to relaxation, rejuvenation and balance the body.Changeland Salt caves are the only with ISO certifications in Quality and Environment, offer franchise opportunities, are used globally and are known for their purity of the Polish rock salt, in conjunction with Sea salt from the Dead Sea (other salts, if used, would melt through time).
Inside the Changeland salt cave also operates color therapy treatment. The beneficial properties of color were known in ancient China, India and Egypt. The theory behind color therapy is that when the body absorbs energy, it travels through the nervous system in the body that needs it most, with positive effects on conditions such as intense anxiety and depression. Also, the Changeland salt cave has two different kinds of lighting: special photodiodes that are scattered on the roof and create unique colors and crystal salt lamps mounted on the walls and floor of the cave and scatter light through the salt, creating a variety of colors, from pure white marine salt by various versions of yellow, orange and red shades.
The salt way to feel good - article on magazine Astropolis
Salt as an ingredient is enriched with micro elements which rejuvenate the human organism by offering relaxation and rejuvenation. These qualities you can enjoy inside the Salt Cave Changeland, the first certified Salt cave of rejuvenation orld wide, which offers you a wide variety of services like salt therapy, color therapy, music therapy. Also it is can be rented for yoga lessons, business meetings and kids theater, private music concerts, group therapy, etc. Perfectly decorated, with mineral salt from Poland and sea salt from the Dead Sea with heated floor covered by salt and decorated with a waterfall, offers its valuable properties in only 45 minutes. It is scientifically proven that 45 minutes inside this cave equal to 4 days at clean sea aura.
Rejuvenation and relaxation for families. - article to Yeskid.gr website for children activities
Rejuvenation and relaxation for families. One of the best ways to relax for families. This is an opportunity for salt therapy, music therapy, color therapy, games and fun for you and your children, while enjoying the beneficial actions of salt cave microclimate – rich in salt ions and micro elements and scientifically proven prevention of your body against stress and exogenous factors adversely affect relationships.
Duration: 15 minutes preparation before entering & feedback when exiting the salt cave, 45 minutes relaxation session 3x parallel action: Salt therapy, Color therapy and Music therapy.
Go on Holidays everyday to a Salt Cave - Article magazine Prevention
Go on Holidays everyday to a Salt Cave
If your limited time and your income do not allow multi-day holidays somewhere on the planet, the solution may lie close to you under the name ‘Changeland salt cave’! In Athens, Barcelona, Nicosia, Split, Chania, and many other European cities are well hidden the Changeland salt caves which will literally transform you! They are perfectly decorated with mineral salt rock from Poland, with heated floor covered with sea salt from the Dead Sea, great lighting and relaxing music; a real oasis in the heart of the metropolis. The air inside the cave is enriched in a natural way with salt micro elements which you inhale and rejuvenates every cell of your body. A full rejuvenation circle inside the ISO certified Changeland salt caves lasts just 45 minutes; you keep your clothes on, lie on super comfortable zero gravity chairs and enjoy 3 therapies:
· Salt therapy: the body absorbs 84 beneficial micro elements of salt by breath and pores.
· Color therapy: the color therapy systems that exist in the cave helps you relax and have a positive effect on anxiety and stress.
· Music therapy: innovative music programs, approved by qualified scientists in psychology, psychoacoustics, strengthens the brain function.
If you want, you can also install a cave at home or inside your hotel, etc., or become a Changeland Salt cave Franchisee!
Info: Changeland tel: +30 210 3222208, e-mail: email@example.com ,
site: www.changeland.com Offers: anti stress, relaxation, wellness, mental balance
Changeland salt cave - Article newspaper TA NEA-madata.gr
Who said that in this noisy city someone can’t find some peace?
Changeland salt cave.
The idea of that original space of 50sq.m. built from mineral salt – which offers peace to the people of various European cities belongs to Dr. Basilis Masoulas, from something similar that he saw in Poland: As he says: “Until 2007 I used to work at high ranking positions at Shell and later Microsoft. I was working12+ hours per day. I went with my wife on vacation to her country, Poland, and was so stressed that I could not sleep for four days. My father in law took me to a similar salt cave. I was so impressed that I decided to bring the benefits of salt therapy to everyone. Today my company, Changeland, installs ISO certified salt caves and offers the franchise Changeland all over the world. ”
Mrs. Elma Louloumari visits salt cave twice a week: “Since I started coming here, I feel much more relaxed, I sleep better and I can walk much more.”
Salt therapy inside a Changeland salt cave - Article blog Korifogrammi
Salt therapy inside a Changeland salt cave
Salt therapy is known since ancient times as a rejuvenation experience of body and mind. The Polish mineral rock salt is used therapeutically in its natural form without requiring any additional processing. The most famous method of salt therapy is by stay inside suitably shaped salt caves.
The secret is simple … the air of the salt cave is enriched with 84 salt micro elements (calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, potassium…), all of which the human body absorbs naturally through breathing. In this way the body is shield against: stress, insomnia, fatigue, allergies, migraines, pains in the waist, neck, legs, skeletal disorders, osteoporosis, rheumatic disease, viral & immune disorders, respiratory infections (chant, bronchitis, etc.), cardiovascular, gastro-intestinal, skin diseases, the Flue, aging, increased body weight. A 45 minute stay inside a Changeland salt cave equals to 4 days of exposure to clean sea aura.
Body and spirit are in perfect balance, with relaxation, wellness and rejuvenation.
A salt cave in the center of Athens, Greece - Article blog Livit
A salt cave in the center of Athens, Greece
How would you feel if in 45 minutes you have inhaled all the iodine you would inhale in 4days and nights by the sea? Inside a Changeland salt cave, which has the form of a real cave, you can relax on comfortable zero gravity chair and benefit of the improvement of your health – especially if you suffer from asthma, allergies, skin problems or back pains – within a few minutes of your stay inside the salt cave. There is nothing magicalnor a strange mystery behind this form of therapy. It is simply a result of the unique properties found in mineral rock salt from which is build the cave. It is a place which is perfect for any age and can become a meeting & relaxation place for you and your friends. Moreover, many people take a few minutes break from their job to visit the closest Changeland salt cave, while others organize their corporate meetings or children parties with theater inside the cave. You could install a cave at your house or hotel. Contact Changeland for more information (www.changeland.com).
Salt cave Changeland at the center of the city - Article blog aristonkitchen
Salt cave Changeland at the center of the city
For all those who get Botox for three months and pay 350 euro, I recommend you visit regularly a Changeland salt cave with 15 euro per session. It will eliminate your wrinkles, it will unblock the blocked centers of your body and it will improve your mood!
I have tried a lot of things to improve my mood, but it is after I visited Changeland Salt cave when I really started looking at life in a completely different way: it is true that a lot of us, because of the economic crisis, we have a low confidence. It’s time to grow our self-esteem and to look after ourselves… Let’s leave aside the money and let us think of the wonderful, simple, little things. What is important to us? The difficulties in our finances or our personal life should not deprive us from smiling. We have to stop the visits to the psychologists and to plastic surgeons and become more effective, look at the real essence of life: be happy now with what we can enjoy even for free. Those have been my thoughts since my first 45minute session inside the Changeland Salt cave which equal to 4 days at Clean Sea aura.
For those who suffer from stress, allergies, breathing problems, muscular pains or even for those who looks for gurus or have adopted Chinese medicine and metaphysics: I suggest a visit to the Changeland Salt cave now! My colleague discovered the salt cave and has been going for approximately 6 months, 1 time per week. She has been rejuvenated and calm both interns of appearance but mostly mentally.
The owner of the cave and the company Changeland (!) which installs the caves and provides the Franchise of Changeland world-wide is also a professor of Change Management (!) and strategy at the University of Athens and a former corporate director of multinationals (stressful). Dr Masoulas Vasilis is something between a Guru and an Angel. In 2007 he decided to make available to everyone the health benefits of Salt therapy, left the corporate salaries and started Changeland. Today his innovative company has more than 60 salt caves installations in all over Europe and expands globally. Try to meet Dr. Masoulas, he often relaxes inside his caves.
I am a smoker and I suffer for years from bronchitis. Every winter I need to take antibiotics at least three times. This winter, after 3 visits to the Changeland Salt cave, I was completely well! No need for medicine for the whole winter!
Inside a cave you lie on a zero gravity chair (which you’ll want to take home), you listen to music tha opens the chakras and do color therapy. 45 minute stay at the cave equal 4 days at the sea aura. It is all ecological, self-purifying and natural: you can see the stalactites growing naturally at the cascade and has all the certifications. You can install it even at your house, office or at a hotel!
In the salt caves, salt, are also sold salt stones and salt sculptures with a lamp inside with a lovely light for your home or office.
Changeland has ISO certificates, and proof that they absorb 9/10th of radiation from mobiles, WIFI, electrical appliances!
I bought all the salt stones of the store for my beloved friends and colleagues…and my house of course! Put it next them next to my lap top and bed. After 11.00 p.m. the lights in my house are lowered- we relax with salt therapy.
The salt cave of sAl(adin) ! - Article magazine Pink Woman
The salt cave of sAl(adin) !
Article by Agathi Palaiogiorgou
Published in Pink woman magazine
I can now officially introduce myself as the Indiana Jones of Wellness! Why? Because I have discovered the Changeland Salt Cave which is full of rejuvenation treasures!
When I announced to my friends that I have an appointment for a salt therapy session inside a salt cave they started teasing me: ”did you decide to become salty and delicious’?’… I was very curious about this special place and didn’t pay attention to them. I announced to them that this autumn I would not lead our annual autumn exploration for new fashion trends at the central shopping streets of Athens! I’d join them for coffee after their shopping therapy. I immediately head towards the famous Changeland salt cave and my relaxing adventure began.
‘The salt way to feel good’ read the sign of Changeland Salt Cave. I got so excited and anxious to get inside and start singing like a female James Brown ‘I feel good ta rararra’!!!
Dr. Basilis Masoulas and his wife Agnieszka, who had the idea to create and franchise the Changeland salt caves in Greece and many other countries, were there to welcome me with a big smile. Sensing my intense curiosity they suggested we immediately enter the cave. I took off my shoes and used a pair of clean socks so that my feet relax while walking on the heated floor covered with white salt from from Polish mine and the Dead Sea. The couple informed me that by keeping the temperature between 18o C and 23o C the 20 tons of salt used at the cave emit naturally 84 healthy ions and trace elements, cleaning and enriching the air we breathe inside the cave.
When I finally entered, a mystical sensation filled me up: evocative beautifullighting, soft music and cool cave breeze which cheered me up. I sat on a comfortable chaise longue, relaxed and very easily absorbed all the information for my article. I was wondering if this was due to the relaxing sound of the waterfall, the music therapy or the special ambiance of the large pink-orange crystal salt rocks of the Changeland salt cave.
‘The salt of the earth’
Agnieszka and Basilis explained to me that the carefully selected rock salt used at the cave comes from 3 different Polish mines, where it remained unpolluted for millions of years, since the planet was a virgin ecosystem. These salts are used in their natural form, without any processing, and emit 84 micro elements (like iodine, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and others) which refresh and benefit the human body. While relaxing on a chaise longue, looking at the beautiful colors and listening to the natural sounds and music, we breathe in these micro elements. International medical and scientific studies show that salt therapy help improve multiple health problems (stress, respiratory, skin, musculoskeletal, heart diseases, allergies, thyroid, weight control, anti-aging, and creates a natural shield against viruses and the flue).
Salt therapy inside salt mines was first introduced when it was noticed that Polish salt miners, despite their hard work, they were coming out of the mine relaxed, cheerful, without sickness, and demonstrating unusual artistic skills. In many countries not only salt therapy is very popular but also doctors prescribe it and it is covered by health insurance.
Agnieszka was a future mum and said that pregnant women do come to the salt cave for breathing exercise with all the beneficial results for mother and fetus. Furthermore, companies book the cave for meetings, brain storming, stress management and many other activities (I’ll mention this to my chief editor!!!).
The truth is that by entering the cave it is like leaving the world behind you; it is a miracle how such a peaceful and calm place can be located at the center of a very noisy city!!
Lying, with the lights low, I was listening to the specially selected music. From time to time I was opening my eyes, watched the color therapy and observed the magical ambiance of the salt cave. It felt as if I was hidden from all the cares of this world inside a magical spot in nature. Agnieszka informed me of the special music therapy programs for pregnant women, for migraines or stomach ulcer.
The gradual increaseof lightsignaled the end of my 45 minute session. Later, feeling light and full of energy I met my friends who said I looked rejuvenated (which confirms that a 45 minute session = 4 days at clean sea aura!). One of them, who don’t like to be touched and hence avoids SPAs said she finally found the perfect place to relax. So we agreed that after our next shopping tour we’d definitely visit the Changeland salt cave!!!
Changeland Salt Cave - Article newspaper Lifo green
Changeland Salt Cave
Published in http://www.lifo.gr
The salt is the dominant component of this ‘artificial’ and unique cave, and it is known for the beneficial properties for human organism, because the composition contains many micro elements like iodine and calcium which is very good for our health. Beautifully decorated, with heated floor and a waterfall, great lighting, relaxing music and full of salt from all corners of the Earth it is a safe oasis with very low environmental footprint (because it consumes almost no electricity and does not generate any wastes!). Forty five minutes inside a Changeland salt cave, is a complete relaxation circle, and equals to 4 days in clean sea aura. We can enjoy salt therapy, color therapy, music therapy, yoga lessons, stretching, reflexology, shiatsu massage, head massage as well as organize group events for young and old (seminars, Children Theater or party, concerts, workshops). If you are interested to open an innovative Franchise Business or install a salt cave at your business (e.g. hotel), or home, contact Changeland, the only company with quality and environmental ISO certifications on installation and management of really healing salt caves Changeland.
The magazine ”Alternative” Tourism makes a tribute to Athens Changeland Salt Cave’s healing benefits.
Salt therapy in Athens, Barcelona, Nicosia, Split and many other European capitals? Certainly! In combination with music therapy and color therapy.. Follow our steps to learn more…
Did you know that there is an oasis of relaxation full of salt? You could hardly believe what I mean until you experience it yourself! Dr Vasilis Masoulas undertakes the installation of rejuvenating Changeland salt caves which have all those qualities that can rejuvenate you and make you feel a different person in 45 minutes… You just take off only your shoes and relax…. So simple!
Crossing the step door of rejuvenation “Changeland Salt cave” of Changeland Ltd…
Friday afternoon, having accumulated fatigue throughout the week, I’ going to a Changeland salt cave. A sign leads me to the cave: I open the glass door and the girl at the reception, Marilena welcomes me with a warm smile. Through our conversation I realize that not only I will enjoy the experience of my first session in the salt cave but I’ll also have a private session! Lucky me!!!
I took with me a pair of clean socks, I take off my shoes and put them into the lockers along with my personal items and my cell phone. Anything that can distract me from the peace has no place in the relaxation cave.
The door opens and I am ready to enjoy 45 minutes of triple therapy in an incredibly relaxing place: salt therapy in combination with color therapy and music therapy. Heated floor covered with a mixture of rock salt from 3 different Polish mines and sea salt from the Dead Sea. By increasing temperature above 18o C salt emits ions that enrich the air of the cave.
I look around me and see the walls of the cave that are completely covered with 20 tons of mineral rock salt, collected from great depths where it has remained unspoiled by human activities for over 250 million years, when the planet was still a virgin ecosystem.
Learning that the interior of Changeland salt cave is designed to re-create the temperature and beneficial microclimate that someone finds at the salt mines and sanatoriums in Wieliczka and Bochnia in Poland, more than 350 meters below the surface. Its uniqueness is based on the following simple fact: the air is enriched with trace elements and ions which are absorbed through respiration causing the human body to relax, revitalize and balance.
This is because the atmosphere is enriched with beneficial ions and microelements, circulating inside the cave. Also in the Changeland salt cave there are no bacteria or other harmful microorganism because all this salt kills them in a natural way.
According to many surveys and studies of the microclimate a salt cave has beneficial value, also for pregnant women and in cases of respiratory infections, cardiovascular diseases and many others.
The atmosphere is mystical and after 5 minutes the lights are lowered, while enjoying the therapeutic benefits of relaxing music that has been created by experts: apparently everything in this space is ecological and carefully designed and implemented by experts. Choose the comfortable zero gravity chaise longue that inspires you better, cover yourself with a soft blanket, lie back and enjoy this unique experience. At least I did! I sat next to the waterfall and at the sound of the running water I started to fall asleep peacefully until I couldn’t resist … yes I admit it, I closed my eyes and was transferred to my paradise!
This was what Dr Vasilis Masoulas experienced many years ago, when he first visited a similar cave. “My wife is from Poland and I previously worked for many years in multinationals. It was Christmas and after I had spent a period of stress and fatigue on the job, we had arranged to visit my parents in-law. Because I had 4 days to sleep, my father-in-law took me to a similar cave in Poland, where I sat in a chair and fall asleep. I woke up after 30 minutes and I felt incredibly comfortable, as if I had 10 days holiday …”. This was his first acquaintance with the Salt caves and their healing properties destined to play a key role in his life. He decided to study in depth salt therapy, designed the Changeland salt cave and undertook the mission to “Put Salt in Everybody’s Life”! This is what Changeland is doing today: is the number one company in Europe Middle East and Africa, offering different models of ISO certified Changeland salt caves, salt saunas for Hotels, Sport centers, malls, office buildings, etc., as well as the Franchise Changeland, having received international recognitions and awards.
Along with the salt therapy and music therapy we also experience color therapy! Inside the salt cave are two different kinds of lighting: the special LEDs in the roof to create beautiful colors and the other by salt crystal lamps on the walls and at the floor of the cave, attract my gaze and relax me even more.
Inside this environment, every negative thought, concept and stress gets away from my mind which creates positive thoughts and feelings. Without knowing how much time slipped away, music and lights eventually grew stronger indicating the end of my session. Coming out of the cave, a smile formed on my face and think to myself “Now I understand why they say that 45 minutes in Changeland salt cave equals 4 days at the clean sea breeze …”
Just before going back to the reality of the city, I learned that I can install a cave even in my house but in smaller dimensions and I got excited! At the moment I really loved the decorative gifts, mosaics and sculptures from salt which can be obtained also here: they serve 2 purposes: both decorative and therapeutic. I feel that I have ‘seized’ my day with so many discoveries and ideas just in one afternoon!
The salt therapy is a very old method of a rejuvenation of body and spirit. In the early 20th century noted that those who had been working in salt mines had reduced respiratory problems and so began creating rehabilitation clinics near the old salt mines in Wieliczka and as Bochnia Poland. There, the patients who had respiratory and dermatological problems they were having 15-20 minutes of relaxation with positive effects on their health.
Nowadays salt therapy is widespread in many countries of Europe and the USA. The most famous method of salt therapy is staying in salt caves shaped like “Changeland”.
The technology which is used in the salt cave “Changeland” is tested for many years and uses both mineral and sea salt for regeneration and relaxation in humans.
What else can you do in the salt cave?
• Massage, yoga, tai-chi
• To attend music concerts organized for a limited number of people
• Corporate meeting and seminars
• Business meetings with clients
• Children’s parties and creative activities for children
• A special honeymoon photo shooting
Written by Rania Margari
The Changeland salt caves an international franchise - Article Newspaper Kerdos
AN ECONOMIC AND INNOVATIVE NEW FRANCHISE PROPOSAL
The Changeland salt caves is a successful international franchise.
A unique and innovative concept is entering the market of franchising, the Changeland Salt cave Franchise. Its very low operational costs and zero maintenance cost make it an attractive proposition for potential investors. An additional advantage of the concept is the fact that as a business it has no cost of sales as opposed to any other company in any industrial sector! Changeland is a modern company that creates ecological and human oriented products and services to improve the quality of life. Founder of the company is Dr. Basilis Masoulas. The purpose of the company is to install and operate and Franchise salt caves and salt saunas everywhere in the world.
The Changeland salt caves are used by the people who have very limited time, and urgently need to escape from stress and boost their immune system. The incredible revitalization that offers a stay inside a Changeland salt cave is attributed to the fact that the 84 micro elements contained in mineral rock salt (calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, etc.) are easily and naturally absorbed through breathing – (this is called salt therapy).
A Rejuvenate Circle lasts 45 minutes and does not require preparation. That means the visitor just takes off his/her shoes and is are ready to go into an oasis of pure sea breeze, having the opportunity to enjoy along with the session halo therapy, color therapy and music therapy offered as core services and additional specialized treatments such as massage Shiatsu, Yoga, Reiki, reflexology, group therapy and more.
Simultaneously, according to Dr. Masoula, Changeland’s salt caves are an extremely attractive investment proposal as a franchise opportunity. The Changeland salt cave is the most innovative proposal in the health and wellness Franchise space. It offers ISO certified quality and ecological service in conjunction with a steady increase of annual performance and profitability.
As explained by Dr. Masoulas once installing the Changeland cave, it requires nothing more in order to deliver the service and therefore it produces very rapid amortization of the initial investment.
the economic newspaper “Kerdos” and the American Chamber of Commerce has characterized the Franchise Changeland Salt Cave as innovative, economic and of high return on investment business.
Article by ‘Kerdos’Newspaper
The Salt Cave Way to Feel Good - Article Newspaper Espresso
The Salt Way to Feel Good, Article by Kostas Tsitounas published at Newspaper Espresso
The latest fashion in relaxation and rejuvenation techniques of body and spirit is salt therapy. After yoga, spa and Pilates, everyone who wants a unique experience to deal with everyday stress chose to enter the Changeland salt cave and experience the unique properties of the ‘Salt Way to feel Good’!
Salt therapy is known since ancient times, and re emerged in the early 20th century when it was noted that salt miners showed reduced respiratory problems. This observation led to recovery clinics near the old salt mines. Patients with respiratory and skin problems went every day at galleries and remained down there for 20-30 minutes relaxing. The results were very positive and the condition of the patients was significantly improved. Today salt therapy is known in many countries of the world, the most common application is to stay in a suitably shaped salt cave.
“Forty-five minutes in a cave, made by twenty tons of mineral salt rocks is equivalent to 4 days of continuous exposure to the clean sea aura,” says to «Espresso» Dr Basilis Masoulas, owner of «Changeland Salt Caves». A habit that makes big success for years in the northern Europe, is now become very popular in other countries and continents too.
“My first contact with salt therapy was four years ago, when I was a high ranking director in a multinational software company and I went with my Polish wife to Poland to spend Christmas with my parents in law” says Dr. Masoulas and adds: “Because of the intensity of my work and the stress I had, I could sleep for four nights and my father-in law took me to a salt cave. I laied on a chair and before I realized what was going on I fall asleep. When I woke up, forty minutes later, I felt like I had a three week vacation. It was then when I initially thought of installing a cave in my house! Later, and after extensive research and planning we decided with my wife and others to make this miracle available to everyone applying strict quality, environmental and regulatory standards. This is how the Changeland salt cave and salt saunas where born.”
The secret of salt therapy lies in the air inside the cave, which is enriched with mineral salt (iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, sodium and much more), which the human body absorbs naturally through breathing and skin. As claimed by medical practitioners and doctors, salt therapy, contributes significantly to the rejuvenation and helps deal with hyperthyroidism, respiratory problems (asthma, bronchitis, etc.), blood pressure and gastric disorders, skin diseases, and strengthens the immune system. Apart from visits to a Changeland salt cave, the company of Dr. Masoulas, Changeland, installs Salt caves and salt saunas in hotels, hospitals, sports centers, gyms, ski resorts, corporate buildings and homes. Furthermore, Changeland offers the Changeland Salt Cave Franchise.
Business executives, managers, office workers, people with specific diseases and even young children take little time from their schedules to relax inside the caves of salt without having to do something (they only take their shoes off!). “Our aim is to enable everyone to benefit from the cave, so we customize our services and prices to affordable levels” says Dr. Masoulas. Inside the cave, visitors can enjoy the services without having to take off their clothes, nor get wet or sweat. Salt therapy, music therapy, color therapy, facial massage, shiatsu and reflexology, all within 45 minutes. The motto of these 2nd generation spa is to “Swim in the sea with your clothes on”, to “bring the sea everywhere” and to dedicate “forty-five minutes in the cave which equals to 4 days at sea”.
Put Salt in Your Life! Visit a Changeland salt cave - Article magazine GrandCare
Put Salt in Your Life!
Visit a Changeland salt cave and enjoy the peaceful and healing microclimate, the sense of salt in the atmosphere and the sense of freshness. The sound of running water in the waterfall, color therapy, music therapy and décor completes the beneficial atmosphere.
Since early 2008 we saw in Greece, Spain, Germany, Cyprus, Croatia and other European countries a new trend which helps to deal with stress, which, in the past, has been very successful in Poland and other Eastern European countries. This is salt therapy, a rejuvenation experience of body and spirit, known since ancient times, which became very popular again in the early 20th century, when doctors saw that salt miners in Poland had significantly less health problems.
This observation led to the creation of rejuvenation and rehabilitation clinics inside the galleries of the old salt mines. Patients with respiratory and skin problems were there every day for 15-20 minutes relaxing. The results were very positive, with the condition of patients to make visible improvements. Today, salt therapy is known in many countries of the world, the most common application is to stay in a suitably shaped salt caves. Staying in suitably shaped caves made by mineral rock salt causes rejuvenation of the body and spirit
How you can benefit from the use of a cave made of salt
The secret lies in the air of the landscaped areas, which are enriched with mineral crystal salt rocks (calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, sodium and other 84 micro elements) that the human body absorbs naturally through breathing and skin resources.
“A Changeland salt cave is made of several tons of rock salt. Forty-five minutes inside a Changeland salt cave equals to 4 days of exposure to clean sea aura. The aim is to create an atmosphere like salt mines with all the physical conditions inside, but adapted to an area accessible to residents of a city” says Dr. Basilis Masoulas, president of Changeland.
It gives the visitor an immediate relaxation, wellness, control of obesity, detoxification and helps in smoking cessation. Also, when you use the salt cave you don’t undress, get wet or sweat.
And the walls have … salt
Speaking about the advantages of Salt cave Dr. Masoulas informs us that the air is rich in beneficial micro elements, while retaining its purity from harmful micro-organisms (viruses, bacteria, etc.) in a natural way since the area is completely covered with salt (micro-organisms can’t live in the environment). The special air-condition in salt mines keeps the temperature inside the cave from 19C to 23 C. The salt when it gets warm emits the trace of. That’s why the floor is also heated, covered with a mixture of rock salt, 70% from the mines of Kashmir and Poland and 30% from the Dead Sea. The walls and roof of the Salt caves are completely covered with tons of rock salt. The crystal rocks get stuck with natural ingredients based on resin and wood-based, like in salt mines.
The implementation of salt therapy abroad
The salt therapy in Salt caves is used in many therapeutic methods used by doctors abroad.
Perennial medical and scientific studies in many countries show that salt therapy into Salt caves can help improve multiplicity problems (respiratory, skin, musculoskeletal, heart diseases), allergies, thyroid, balancing the immune system, weight control, anti-aging, the pregnant women and children, creating a natural shield against virus. It is not recommended to visit the salt cave: when someone has a fever and those who are allergic to iodine (can’t breathe easy at sea) or in cases of renal failure.
In Germany, Austria, Poland and Russia, mechanisms of diffusion of salt is approved as medical units from the Ministry of Health, while the website of the relevant ministry of the U.S. out case studies of salt therapy positive effects on people of all ages and athletes. Salt caves are still used for psychological therapies. In Germany and Poland Salt caves (created by physicians) have for years started to settle, even within public hospitals, while the sessions are prescribed and covered by insurance funds.
For more information please visit www.changeland.com or call +30 210 3222208.