We are all familiar with the benefits of sea air and natural salt caves, but did you know that salt has also been used for over 200 years as a natural therapy for respiratory ailments and skin conditions?
Salt therapy dates back over 200 years. The positive effects of salt on the airways were first noted in Eastern Europe in 1843 when a Polish doctor documented how salt mine workers didn’t seem to suffer from the same respiratory problems as the general population.
You don’t have to go to the sea or salt mines any more to be able to experience the benefits of salt. The Salt Cave replicates the healing natural microclimate using modern technology, which provides an effective, 100% natural, risk free treatment.
In the salt therapy rooms, the microclimate of sea air and natural salt caves is reproduced, monitored and controlled, using a special medical device, called Breeze Tonic Pro. It is programmed to synchronise particle size, concentration, room temperature and humidity and to maintain the optimum, therapeutic environment for each client.
Salt therapy provided in The Salt Caves has already helped thousands of people suffering from Asthma, Eczema, Hay fever, Sinusitis, COPD, Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis, Cough, CF and other respiratory illnesses and skin conditions. In 2011, NHS approved salt therapy as an effective treatment for COPD. NHS approved salt therapy is only available at The Salt Cave branches in the UK.
If you search for salt therapy on the Internet, you can find dozens of testimonials from people saying how much salt therapy has helped them.
Marissa Godden first tried salt cave therapy when her asthma spiralled out of control forcing her to give up full-time work.
“I was wheezing and coughing so much I could hardly walk a short distance and my chest was very sore,” she says.
“Someone suggested the salt cave and I thought I’d give it a go.” After two sessions her sinuses started to clear and she could breathe through her nose again. By the fourth session her chest felt less tight and painful and her breathing began to improve.
After 20 sessions Marissa’s improvement was evident in a peak flow meter which measures airflow out of the lungs. Marissa’s reading had been a very low 200-250l/min (litres per minute). After her course of treatment her airways were much clearer and her level rose to 300l/min which is closer to a normal reading of between 400 to 600l/min.
“It has made an enormous difference,” says Marissa. “My lungs feel clear, my cough has gone and there is no pain. I’m able to look for full-time work again and go back to exercising.”
How is all of this possible?
There is a clear medical explanation for this. The dry, negatively charged, salt enriched air is easily inhaled during the natural breathing cycle, as the salt particles are very small and hardly noticeable. Because of this, the salt can be inhaled to the deepest levels of the lower lungs. This guarantees delivery of the healing benefits of the salt where it is most needed. The salt then loosens the mucus making it watery and also helps to reduce the inflammation making more room in the airways for you to breathe. One of the first things people notice is their nose runs and they cough. This is the body clearing the mucus
Salt is known for its bactericidal effect. Nowadays, salt is even used in swimming pools instead of chlorine to kill bacteria. It is also very effective in killing bacteria found in the mucous.In most patients, after a course of Salt Therapy, airways become normal and symptoms subside.
85% of patients with mild and moderate bronchial asthma, 75% with severe bronchial asthma, and 98% with chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis improved after Salt Therapy. The patients were examined 6 and 12 months after their first Salt Therapy course.
Here are some of the many benefits you could discover after Salt Therapy treatments:
- Breath easier after just a few sessions
- Alleviate sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
- Decrease your dosage of prescription medications, or even stop taking medications altogether
- Better handle triggers that provoke respiratory illnesses
- Prolong remission times
- Feel revitalized
- Improve general health and quality of life•
Salt Therapy is also recommended for Children with Respiratory Illnesses and Eczema, there is no age limit. They react more intensively than adults do, thus natural healing methods are even more effective with them.
Call 033 3344 0533 or visit www.saltcave.co.uk for more information about salt therapy or to book your appointment.
Blog article written by The Salt Cave