Monday, January 22, 2018

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

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Videos

Thursday, 19 July 2012 09:44

Benefits of salt therapy for asthma and other respiratory illnesses. The Salt Cave in London is visited by BBC Newsroom.
Interviews and presentation of salt therapy as a remedy against Hay Fever and other respiratory illnesses from the Salt Cave in London. From CNN News.
BBC visit a Salt Cave Therapy clinic in Kent. Interviews explaining health benefits using Salt therapy for patients with respiratory illnesses.

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Wednesday, 18 July 2012 11:10

 

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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Videos

Thursday, 19 July 2012 09:44

Benefits of salt therapy for asthma and other respiratory illnesses. The Salt Cave in London is visited by BBC Newsroom.
Interviews and presentation of salt therapy as a remedy against Hay Fever and other respiratory illnesses from the Salt Cave in London. From CNN News.
BBC visit a Salt Cave Therapy clinic in Kent. Interviews explaining health benefits using Salt therapy for patients with respiratory illnesses.

Book Online

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 11:10

 

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 until further notice

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.

 

Book your salt of the earth appointment online.

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Reception

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:42

Email us with your contact details to get your first treatment for only €10.

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.

Long-Term Health Improvement

Wednesday, 11 July 2012 11:59

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.

'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

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]

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

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