According to the Eczema Association of Australasia, Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a recurring, non-infectious, inflammatory skin condition affecting one in three Australasians at some stage throughout their lives.
Eczema occurs when the skin barrier is damaged often causing symptoms of redness, itching, rough hard and thickened skin.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes the rapid build-up of skin cells resulting in scaling on the skin’s surface.
Inflammation and redness around the scales which may be sore and itchy are common symptoms of psoriasis.
Both Eczema and Psoriasis can be characterised by symptoms of sore, itchy and inflamed skin.
How can salt therapy help symptoms of eczema and psoriasis?
Salt Therapy (‘halotherapy’ or ‘dry salt therapy’) is a natural, drug-free therapy to relieve congestion, inflammation and allergies of the airways and skin. A halogenerator measures and disperses a controlled and therapeutic level of microscopic dry (pharmaceutical grade) salt particles into the air of a salt room.
The benefits of salt therapy on skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis are multidimensional in nature. The below combined effects of salt are known to help relieve redness, itchy and flaky skin which are well known symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.
- Pharmaceutical grade salt is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Exposing effected skin to the dry salt during a salt therapy session can help improve the skin’s protective properties and promote superficial bacterial flora (good bacteria on our skin) whilst reducing the harmful bacteria on the skin.
- Salt balances Ph levels and stimulates the cell regeneration process.
- The dry salt that is dispersed during a salt session interacts with the surface of the skin creating exfoliation. The process occurs when salt particles breaks down scaly skin in turn assisting with the sloughing process of dead skin.
Simply Relax 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 fun-filled Children’s Salt Room stocked with toys, games and Netflix.
Private Rooms are also available.
Success Stories from our Clients
“I have suffered from severe psoriasis and hay fever for around seven years now. I would constantly be scratching and uncomfortable and wake up throughout the night itching. I have spent thousands of dollars on dermatologist and psoriasis clinics with little to no results.
After one week of salt therapy, my itchiness started to reduce and the new psoriasis from my pregnancy hormones reduced significantly. After three weeks the new psoriasis was completely gone and I was no longer itchy. My long term psoriasis took longer than expected. After 12 weeks of coming to salt therapy regularly it has completely disappeared.
No other treatment I have tried has been this successful especially in this short amount of time. I can now sleep throughout the night and my partner has noticed such a difference now that I am not itching anymore. A bonus side effect was my hay fever has completely disappeared as well.”
Dayne is our little star. This week will be only his 3rd week with us at Salts of the Earth and we couldn’t be happier with his progress. He came to us in wet dressings and was a regular at the hospital just trying to get some relief. Now he is a different child and his parents are so happy with his progress.
I wish I had heard about salt therapy earlier. I was informed about Salts of the Earth about two years into my condition as I had seen it work on others and I was willing to try anything to relieve my condition long term. I started on an ongoing management plan towards the end of 2017. My intent was to just relieve the scratching on my face, arms, chest, and the worst area my back.
I started seeing results within the first 10 days of attending sessions. My skin was not as itchy and the eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis were visually reducing in size. I also found that I was sleeping easier which was amazing.
I then started using Salts of the Earths range of soaps, bath fizzers, oils and lotions and they further helped my condition but also made my skin very clear and hydrated. I had in the past used other natural products from other small retailers but nothing worked as well as these amazing products.
Now fast forward 13 weeks after attending regular sessions and using Salts of the Earth products, my eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis has completely gone, my skin is clear and no longer irritated. I am back to sleeping throughout the night without constantly waking up to intense, burning and painful itching.
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 as part of an overall management plan. We always recommend clients speak with their GP about the use of salt therapy.