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For Enquires & Appointments, Please Tel: 041 9846391
Address: Dublin Road, Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland

18 Jul, 2012

 

Opening Hours

We provide treatments during the following hours:

Monday–Friday
Adult                     Children

10:00-11:00         10:30-11:30

11:30-12:30         12:00-13:00

14:30-15:30         15:00-16:00

16:00-17:00         16:30-17:30

17:30-18:30         18:00-19:00

19:00-20:00

 

Bookings must be made before 6pm for the 7pm treatment.

 

Saturday

Adult                     Children

10:30-11:30         11:00-12:00

12:00-13:00         13:30-14:30

14:30-15:30         15:00-16:00

16:00-17:00         16:30-17:30

 

Please book in advance for weekend treatments.

 

Sunday Closed

Adult                     Children

10:30-11:30         11:00-12:00

12:00-13:00         12:30-13:30

13:30-14:30         14:00-15:00

15:00-16:00         15:15-16:15

 

 

Bank holidays and public holidays may differ. Please check in good time on 0419846391 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time subject to change depending on demand. Sessions may be arranged outside these times under special circumstances.

 

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11 Jul, 2012

When you want to win, you need that edge. As an athlete, you know that every advantage counts. Halotherapy /Salt Therapy for Sports Performance Enhancement can help you get that edge over the competition. The primary goal of every athlete is to achieve their absolute, maximum potential. One of the most important determinants of whether this is possible is an optimum breathing pattern and lung capacity.

Poor breathing patterns:

  • Reduce stamina and performance
  • Increase the likelihood of injury in training and competition
  • Increase the production of lactic acid and subsequently leave the athlete with residual muscle soreness
  • Increase dehydration
  • Increase the occurrence of cramps
  • Greatly increase recovery time
  • Limit gaseous  exchange in the lungs
  • Elevate the heart rate
  • Increase anxiety
  • Decrease concentration
  • Deplete energy levels
  • Contribute to poor sleep patterns

Dry, diffused, saline air inhalation or Halotherapy successfully addresses all of these factors.

The aim of Halotherapy / Salt Therapy, as part of an active sports programme, is to increase lung function and breathing capacity.

Athletes find that once they have optimised their breathing, they can achieve better performance, using less breath. This means they have more air in reserve to achieve outstanding performance.

Clinical Trials have shown that Halotherapy is effective:

  • To clear mucous from the airways thus removing airflow obstruction
  • To enhance the mucous clearance mechanism in both asthmatic and healthy subjects
  • To maintain clear airways
  • To provide anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effects in the whole respiratory tract
  • To reduce bronchial sensitisation and improve lung function
  • To help clear unwanted, inhaled particles from respiratory tract
  • As a drug-free treatment for asthma, bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and sinusitis

Thus, integrating Halotherapy into your training routine can induce better lung function, improve performance and, while preventing and treating many underlying respiratory weaknesses among athletes.

Call 041 9846391 for your first natural Salt Therapy treatment or book online.

11 Jul, 2012

As a result of Salt therapy, inflammation and mast cell response within the bronchi reduces, so the quality and function of breathing improves.

This leads to the balancing of other bodily systems, due to increased oxygen availability.  Thanks to the desensitisation of the immune response, sleep patterns will improve and acute attacks and the need for medication will substantially decrease. This means that energy levels rise, the ability to exercise increases, the body become strongers and more resilient to every day infections.

Based on clinical studies, the dry, saline diffused air reduces inflammation in the whole respiratory tract; absorbing oedema (swelling) from the mucosal lining and widening the airway passages, unclogging blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles thus restoring normal transport of the mucous and rapid elimination of the residual tar and foreign allergens.

Patients report feeling their respiratory system is clean again; improving the quality of their lives, reducing antibiotic and corticoid or steroid intake and decreasing the rate of annual hospitalisations and frequency of asthma attacks.

For more information about how it helps children and babies click here.

Call 041 9846391 for your first natural Salt Therapy treatment or book online.

11 Jul, 2012

'salt of the earth' is a clinic in Drogheda where the healing, microclimate of a natural salt cave is reproduced, monitored and controlled inside therapy rooms, called salt rooms, using a special medical device and technology, called Breeze Tronic Pro.

 

 

How does it treat asthma and other respiratory illnesses?

1. During Salt Therapy patients sit in a comfortable chair in our spacious cave like room for an hour (one session), listening to relaxation music and breathing normally.

2. Negatively ionised tiny salt particles enter the respiratory system reaching even the deepest part of the lung (alveoli).

3. Based on clinical studies, the dry, saline diffused air reduces inflammation in the whole respiratory tract; absorbing oedema (swelling) from the mucosal lining and widening the airway passages, unclogging blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles thus restoring normal transport of the mucous and rapid elimination of the residual tar and foreign allergens.

4. Patients report feeling their respiratory system is clean again; improving the quality of their lives, reducing antibiotic and corticoid or steroid intake and decreasing the rate of annual hospitalisations and frequency of asthma attacks.

5. Salt Therapy is a natural, safe and beneficial method of treatment for every age group.

 

What conditions can be treated by Salt Therapy?

  • rhinitis
  • hay fever
  • respiratory allergies
  • cystic fibrosis
  • tonsillitis
  • eczema

 

Does Salt Therapy work?

The statistics below are findings from clinical trials on Salt Therapy (Halotherapy):

  • Natural salt therapy dates back over 200 years
  • Salt therapy generated in a controlled environment began in 1989
  • Up to 98% effectiveness was recorded
  • Drug usage was reduced in 57.5% of patients
  • 80% less dyspnoea was reported
  • After 20 sessions, benefits were shown to last up to 12 months
  • Sick days were reduced on average by 11 days, annually
11 Jul, 2012

Chervinskaya AV, Zilber NA.
Halotherapy for treatment of respiratory diseases
J Aerosol Med. 1995 Fall;8(3):221-32.
Complete study is available
PMID: 10161255 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Gorbenko PP, Adamova IV, Sinitsyna TM.
[Bronchial hyperreactivity to the inhalation of hypo- and hyperosmolar aerosols and its correction by halotherapy]
Ter Arkh. 1996; 68(8):24-8. Russian.
Abstract is available
PMID: 9019826 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Grinshtein IuI, Shestovitskii VA, Kuligina-Maksimova AV.
[Clinical significance of cytological characteristics of bronchial inflammation in obstructive pulmonary diseases]
Ter Arkh. 2004; 76(3):36-9. Russian.
Abstract is available
PMID: 15108456 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Grigor'eva NV.
[Halotherapy in combined non-puncture therapy of patients with acute purulent maxillary sinusitis]
Vestn Otorinolaringol. 2003;(4):42-4. Russian.
Abstract is available
PMID: 13677023 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Abdrakhmanova LM, Farkhutdinov UR, Farkhutdinov RR.
[Effectiveness of halotherapy of chronic bronchitis patients]
Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2000 Nov-Dec ;( 6):21-4. Russian.
Abstract is available
PMID: 11197648 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Maev EZ, Vinogradov NV.
[Halotherapy in the combined treatment of chronic bronchitis patients]
Voen Med Zh. 1999 Jun; 320(6):34-7, 96. Russian.
Abstract is available
PMID: 10439712 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Chernenkov RA, Chernenkova EA, Zhukov GV.
[The use of an artificial microclimate chamber in the treatment of patients with chronic obstructive lung diseases]
Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 1997 Jul-Aug ;( 4):19-21. Russian.
Abstract is available
PMID: 9424823 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Chervinskaia AV.
[The scientific validation and outlook for the practical use of halo-aerosol therapy]
Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2000 Jan-Feb ;( 1):21-4. Review. Russian.
Abstract is available
PMID: 11094875 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Farkhutdinov UR, Abdrakhmanova LM, Farkhutdinov RR.
[Effects of halotherapy on free radical oxidation in patients with chronic bronchitis]
Klin Med (Moscow). 2000;78(12):37-40. Russian.
Abstract is available
PMID: 11210350 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Borisenko LV, Chervinskaia AV, Stepanova NG, Lukian VS, Goncharova VA, Pokhodzei IV, Krivitskaia VZ, Vishniakova LA, Pokhaznikova MA, Faustova ME, et al. Maliavin AG, Filiaeva IuA, Umakhanova MM, Chervinskaia AV
[The use of halotherapy for the rehabilitation of patients with acute bronchitis and a protracted and recurrent course]
Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 1995 Jan-Feb ;( 1):11-5. Russian.
Abstract is available
PMID: 7785211 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Roslaia NA, Likhacheva EI, Shchekoldin PI.
[Efficacy of therapeutic use of ultrasound and sinusoidal modulated currents combed with halotherapy in patient with occupational toxic-dust bronchitis]
Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2001 Jan-Feb ;( 1):26-7. Russian.
Abstract is available
PMID: 11530404 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Maliavin AG, Filiaeva IuA, Umakhanova MM, Chervinskaia AV.
[Halotherapy-a new treatment of bacterial vaginosis]
Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2004 May-Jun ;( 3):35-7. Russian.
Abstract is available
PMID: 15216790 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

11 Jul, 2012

Chervinskaya, A. & Zilber N.(1995) Halotherapy for the Treatment of Respiratory Diseases. Journal of Aerosol Medicine 8(3): 221-232

Sample:

Salt Therapy was administrated in a group of 124 patients (54 males and 70 females) aged from 16 to 62 years with various types of chronic nonspecific pulmonary diseases. In all of the patients (pts), the disease was in the stage of a prolonged exacerbation. Before the treatments 95% of the pts of the main group had been coughing, half of them (47%) had severe attacks of coughing with scanty viscous sputum. Most of the pts (81%) suffered from attacks of asthma so that one third of them used combined medication to control it. Auscultation revealed harsh and weakened breathing, and dry rales in 58% of the patients.

Methodology:

60% of the pts received a base therapy (beta-agonists, theophyllines, chromoglycate natrii, corticosteroids, etc.), the effect of which was insufficient and did not allow to achieve a complete remission. The pts had not taken any antibacterial medicine.

The control group was represented by 15 pts (7 females and 8 males) aged from 18 to 56 years. Placebo course consisted only of 10 procedures of musical psychosuggestive program with slides demonstration in an ordinary room.

The pts' condition was assessed by daily medical supervision, with functional and laboratory tests made before and after Salt Therapy, as well as every 7th day during the treatments. Series of examinations in the control group consisted of the tests similar to those for the main group of pts.

Disease Number of patients

Bronchial asthma
Mild
Moderate
Severe
Chronic bronchitis
Nonobstructive
Obstructive
Bronchiectasis
Cystic fibrosis

87
32
34
21
26
12
14
6
5
Total 124

Results:

After 3-5 sessions of Salt Therapy 70-80% of the pts (according to nosology) presented some improvements: expectoration of good amount of sputum- it was less tenacious and easier to discharge, better auscultator pattern of the lungs, less frequent occurrence of cough attacks or respiratory discomfort. Some pts with severe and moderate bronchial asthma (BA) (35 patients - 27% of the total number) experienced difficulty in brining up the phlegm and worsening of cough during 3-4 days after 3-4 sessions. These manifestations seem to be due to the temporal bad bronchial drainage resulting from hyper secretion of mucus and discharge of old clots of secretion from bronchi of smaller diameter. Expiratory dyspnea appeared or became more pronounced in 18 patients (15% or cases) at different periods of Salt Therapy. Those were mainly the patients with exercise-induced asthma and aspirin-induced asthma. None of the pts complained of bad condition during the Salt Therapy procedures.

By the end of the course of Salt Therapy all the pts felt better they slept well, had no fatigue or weakness, and their nervous system stabilized. Clinical symptoms analysis demonstrated that the number of asthma attacks and respiratory discomfort cases decreased significantly as compared to the initial ones (81% and 52%, respectively, p<0.001). The number of asthma attacks controlled by combined medication also decreased (32% and 2%, respectively, p<0.001).

The cases of coughing occurred more rarely (95% and 70%, respectively, p<0.001), coughing became easier and more productive, the amount of sputum reduced, it became mucousal. The number of the patients with signs of vasomotor rhinitis decreased (61% and 24%, respectively p<0.001).

Corticosteroids were discontinued in 50 % (11 pts) of the pts with corticosteroid therapy (22 pts). Those were the cases when inhaled corticosteroids were prescribed as anti-inflammatory agents. In 7 pts it was possible to reduce the dose, 41 pts (60% of pts who inhaled beta- agonists) were able to discontinue beta-agonists or reduce the dose. Reduction (or cancellation) in bronchodilator and inhaled corticosteroid consumption was an indicator of clinical benefit.

Conclusion:

The clinical state of 85% of the pts with mild and moderate BA, 75 % with severe BA, 98%- with chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis improved after Salt Therapy. The pts were examined 6 and 12 months after the first Salt Therapy course. No aggravations of the disease were seen from the 3rd to the 12th month. The average duration of the remission was 7.6-0.9 m. Most of the pts (60%) used no medication and sought no medical advice.

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Published materials:

List of Halotherapy studies (Pub Med References)

Halotherapy medical description

Examples of published studies - available for download:

Host Defence Unit at Imperial College, National Heart & Lung Institute, London: Sodium Chloride Increases the Ciliary Transportability of Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis Sputum on the Mucus-depleted Bovine Trachea

European Respiratory Journal: Inhalation of hypertonic saline aerosol enhances mucociliary clearance in asthmatic and healthy subjects

The New England Journal of Medicine: A Controlled Trial of Long-Term Inhaled Hypertonic Saline in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology UK: Hypersaline nasal irrigation in children with symptomatic seasonal allergic rhinitis

11 Jul, 2012

Why not try the 'salt of the earth' natural method of healing before starting your children on long-term medication, where the hormone content of many drugs can cause serious and dangerous side-effects?

Nothing Artificial

Salt Therapy is a 100% natural, drug- free treatment.

Long-Term Health Improvements

As a result of Salt Therapy, inflammation and mast cell response within the bronchi reduces, so the quality and function of breathing improves.
This leads to the balancing of other bodily systems, due to increased oxygen availability.  Thanks to the desensitisation of the immune response, sleep patterns will improve and acute attacks and the need for medication will substantially decrease. This means the child will have more energy to play or exercise and become stronger and more resilient to every day infections.

Clinical Research

Clinical trials have shown that children react very quickly, effectively and intensively to natural healing methods.
The effectiveness of Salt Therapy is directly observable and highly recommended for all paediatric respiratory and skin conditions. Studies have shown that 85-95% of children became symptom-free, after only 3 therapy sessions. This effect is long-term. Parents noted that after 10-12 months there was still a significant improvement in their symptoms and regular medication had been reduced by 65-75%. The treatment definitely improved the children’s quality of life.

Please note that Salt Therapy is recommended from the age of 6 months.

Separate Salt Room for Children

Children's and adult's needs are very different during Salt Therapy. While adults prefer a quiet environment with soothing music to relax, read or sleep, children are happy to watch cartoons and play with toys.
To satisfy both needs 'salt of the earth' has 2 dedicated salt rooms; one for children, one for adults. The children's salt room has a TV, plenty of toys and a travel cot. Children are free to play and do not even realise that they are having a treatment.

Supervision is Free

At 'salt of the earth', supervision is always free; which means you can go into the children’s salt room with your little one, anytime he/she has a session.

Call 041 9846391 for your first natural Salt Therapy treatment or book online.

11 Jul, 2012

This natural treatment was widely used by the ancient Greeks, who discovered that salt mines and salt caves had a therapeutic influence on respiratory problems. This medication free treatment method was invented in 1982 in Russia. Since then thousands of patients have been successfully treated in Russia, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Canada. Researchers and scientists studying the effects of natural salt therapy developed a unique machine to reproduce the microclimate of salt caves and to deliver the therapy in artificial conditions in a specially designed room.

The principle of this unique method was developed further by Allergy & Asthma Ltd and patented under the name Breeze Tronic Pro medical device.

The agent or active substance used in our artificial salt cave is ionised salt particles from natural sources. This ionised salt does not evaporate during the treatment, thus the air remains dry. The salt particles are extremely fine in this microclimate and the active agents within the salt do not irritate the respiratory tract, while reaching even the smallest alveoli in the lungs.

Hypertonic saline aerosol inhalation treatment or Salt Therapy is clinically proven:

  • Clear mucus from the airways thus restoring airflow
  • Enhance mucous clearance in both asthmatic and healthy subjects
  • Provide anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effects
  • Reduce bronchial hyper-responsiveness
  • Improve lung function
  • Help clear unwanted inhaled particles from lungs

Salt Therapy heals all major negative processes acting on the respiratory tract: swelling, inflammation, excessive mucous and bacterial infection. Salt is known for its bactericidal effect. Nowadays, salt is even used in swimming pools instead of chlorine to kill bacteria. Salt Therapy 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.

Efficiency rate of Salt Therapy treatment

The clinical state of 85% of the patients with mild and moderate bronchial asthma, 75% with severe bronchial asthma, 98%- with chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis improved after Salt Therapy. The patients were examined 6 and 12 months after the 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 for Children with Respiratory Illnesses and Eczema

It is clinically proven that natural healing methods are a lot more effective with children because they react more intensively than adults do. Please note that there is no age limit for Salt Therapy. For further information about how Salt Therapy helps children please click here.

First session only €10

Contact 'salt of the earth' to get your First Introductory Treatment for just €10 and discover the natural way to alleviate your symptoms.

During your first visit, you can read recent testimonials from people who have already had their breathing problems relieved with our treatments - and also talk directly with our patients to hear first-hand how our treatments have helped them. The treatment is non- invasive. On the contrary, most people find it pleasant and relaxing.

Call 041 9846391 for your first natural Salt Therapy treatment or book online.

09 Jul, 2012

We are located at Unit 3, Bryanstown Centre, Dublin Road, Drogheda, Co Louth.

Directions from Dublin:

Follow the M1 northbound to exit

1. Head northwest on M1 toward Exit 7. (2.4 km)
2. At junction 7, take the R132 exit to Baile Iúiliáin/Julianstown/Dr. Átha (Theas)/Drogheda (South). (650 m)
3. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Gormanstown Road.(210 m)
4. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto R132 Go through 2 roundabouts. (10.1 km)
5. Turn left toward Bryanstown Village. (150 m)
6. Continue straight onto Bryanstown Village. (120 m)

Directions from Belfast:

Follow the M1 south to exit

1. Head south on M1. (7.2 km)
2. At junction 10, take the N51 exit to Baile Shláine/Slane/Droichead Átha Thuaidh/Drogheda North. (400 m)
3. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto N51. Go through 1 roundabout. (1.5 km)
4. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto R132. (4.3 km)
5. Turn right onto Bryanstown Village. (270 m)

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09 Jul, 2012

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