Frequently Asked Questions
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WHAT IS SALT THERAPY?
Salt Therapy involves sitting in a specially prepared room which simulates the microclimate of Eastern European Salt Caves (Speleotherapy). A Dry Sodium Chloride Aerosol solution, with particle sizes between 1 – 5 microns, is prepared by a special medical device and patients relax in comfortable chairs, breathing in the 100% natural, drug free healing properties of Salt. It is a Clinically proven alternative therapy where dry salt aerosol is integral to the relief of respiratory and skin related health conditions.
HOW DOES SALT THERAPY WORK?
Using a specially prepared room, combined with a state of the art, patented medical device, the atmosphere of the Salt Mines in Europe is reproduced along with all of the naturally occurring therapeutic properties. The medical device grinds pure salt into super fine particles of between 1 – 5 microns. This process imparts a negative charge to the salt particles (negative ions) which are dispersed into the room in the form of a dry saline aerosol. Patients sit in the artificial Salt Cave breathing in the superfine, dry highly dispersed sodium chloride solution which reaches the entire respiratory tract. Once it interacts with the lining of the bronchi and alveoli, it dissolves and attracts allergens and bacteria which are later coughed up or leave the body via the blood stream.
WHAT WILL MY FIRST SESSION BE LIKE AND WHAT WILL I WEAR?
We will greet you at the reception desk and ask you to fill out a brief questionnaire.
The temperature in the rooms is maintained between 18 and 24 degrees.
You don’t have to wear anything special, just your normal, everyday clothes. The only preparation we ask people to observe is not to wear any perfume or strong scented beauty products as many of our clients may be sensitive to these smells.
There are comfortable chairs in the room for you to sit and relax in whilst reading a book or listening to your audio through headphones so as not to disturb others.
Relaxing background sounds will help send you off to sleep if that’s your preference.
There is a separate room for children where they can watch TV or play in the salt like they were at the beach.
WHAT CONDITIONS IS SALT THERAPY PARTICULARLY SUITED FOR?
hay fever and allergies
breathlessness, chest tightness
pneumonia after acute stage
smoker’s cough (including secondary smoke)
cough with viscous sputum discharging with difficulties
Crackles or rales (mostly with low tone)
frequent acute disorders of respiratory tract
multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome
respiratory allergies to industrial and household pollutants