Help manage your asthma with salt therapy.
Asthma is a disease of the airways that deliver air to the lungs. People with Asthma often experience narrowed airways resulting in limited air flow, swelling and extra mucous further clogging the avenue for oxygen. Asthmatics can experience periodic attacks of wheezing and difficulty breathing which can also be triggered by dust and pollutants, mould, exercise and cold weather amongst other things.
According to the National Asthma Council over 2.5 million Australians have asthma – That is about one in ten adults and about one in nine or ten children.
How can salt therapy help symptoms of Asthma?
Salt therapy is designed to relieve congestion, inflammation and allergies of the airways. By sitting in a Salts of the Earth salt room, you will be exposed to a dry salt aerosol. The size of the microscopic salt particles enables it to be inhaled deep down into your lungs, lining the walls of your airways and promoting muco-ciliary clearance. It does this by gently stimulating the the body’s natural action of cilia movement in therespiratory system working as “gentle brush” to clean the airways of mucous, allergens and other triggers of asthma.
Additionally, the sodium chloride delivered via halo therapy changes the consistency of mucous in the lungs and airways so that it is thinner and less sticky – therefore making it easier for the body to expel.
Asthma Success Story
“My daughter and I have been coming to Salts of the Earth 3 to 4 times a week. We both have asthma and suffer from year-round post nasal drip, cold/flu and once had pneumonia.
Since starting, I have been able to reduce my intake of Ventolin to a few puffs a week, when needed. We have not been sick once during Term 3 at school. Recently, we missed three sessions and within 3 to 4 days my daughter had a congested nose and chesty cough.
We started back as soon as possible and her congestion and cough has eased without the need for antibiotics. Our bodies are now healthier without the use of antibiotics and medications. A big thank you to Robyn and David for making us feel at home at every session.”
Salt therapy is a complementary therapy and is intended to be used alongside conventional medical treatment. Results may vary between clients and we recommend you discuss the use of salt therapy with your GP or specialist.