Asthma Relief and Salt Therapy
Asthma is a disease of the airways – the breathing tubes that carry air into our lungs. People with asthma often experience narrowed airways resulting in limited air flow, swelling and extra mucus further clogging the avenue for oxygen.
Over 2.5 million Australians suffer from Asthma, which is about 1 in 10 adults and 1 in 9 children. (National Asthma Council Australia)
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. Asthma is a long-term (chronic) disease and there is currently no cure.
How Does Salt Therapy Work?
Salt Therapy (‘halotherapy’ or ‘dry salt therapy’) is a natural, drug-free therapy to relieve congestion, inflammation and allergies of the airways.
A halogenerator measures and disperses a controlled and therapeutic level of microscopic dry (pharmaceutical grade) salt particles into the air of a salt room.
When sitting in a salt room, you will be exposed to these dry salt particles which are inhaled deep into your lungs, lining the walls of your airways and promoting mucociliary clearance. It does this by gently stimulating the the body’s natural action of cilia movement in the respiratory system working as a “gentle brush” to clean the airways of mucus, allergens and other triggers of asthma.
Additionally, the salt delivered via halotherapy can change the consistency of mucus in the lungs and airways so that it is thinner and less sticky, making it easier for the body to expel.
Simply Relax and Breathe in our Salt Rooms
A salt session runs for 45 minutes.
In our Adult’s Salt Room the lights are dimmed so you can sit back and relax in the comfort of our massage chairs. Some clients like to read, whilst others enjoy a period of quiet rest and relaxation.
If you are visiting for your child, we have a fun-filled Children’s Salt Room which is stocked with toys, games and Netflix.
Private Rooms are also available.
Success Stories from our Clients
“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.”
Salt therapy is a complementary therapy, designed to be used in conjunction with conventional medicine. Like many aspects of a healthy lifestyle, consistency is key and salt therapy should be viewed as an ongoing therapy to be utilised alongside an overall Asthma treatment plan. We always recommend clients speak with their GP about the use of salt therapy.