From a client with emphysema…

My name is Norman King, I suffer from Emphysema. It is quite sever as it prevents me from walking anything but short distances (50M) without stopping to catch my breath. It also affect’s my everyday living in other ways, just to peel and slice vegetables and slice meat or anything else that causes me to use physical energy.

My Emphysema has got worse in the last 12 months so with my GP and specialist Doctor’s unable to help I sought alternate treatments. I read that Salt Therapy may help my condition.

I began my salt therapy, I visited the Saltarium in Five Dock which consisted of a daily session for 45 minutes duration 6 days a week for 1 month.

In the first few days I noticed I could walk further after leaving the Saltarium and was producing less mucus. During the course of my therapy I practised my breathing exercises whilst in the salt room. At first I could only hold my breath for 20 seconds, but by the end of the first session doing my breathing exercises this had increased to 45 seconds. In the last week of my therapy this had increased to 90 seconds. I also found that I could actually walk all the way home approximately 1 km. after each session without having to stop to catch my breath. It was not that I was not short of breath but it was not so bad as to force me to stop walking.

It has been over a week since I stopped the salt therapy and I can still walk 3-4 times the distance without stopping to catch my breath as I could before the therapy.

I feel so much better now and would recommend salt therapy to anyone suffering Emphysema.

From a client with dermatitis / psoriasis / eczema..

I have suffered for many years with different forms of dermatitis including psoriasis covering various parts if my body and scalp and have found natural ways to manage the condition through diet and non cortisone creams. During pregnancy my body weakened and I found myself with large eczema patches covering my face and a rare condition called pompholyx on my fingers. After many return trips to the doctors and a lot of money spent, I gave up on GP treatments and I found Himalayan salt. Firstly I soaked my fingers in the salt to help rid the infection then I discovered the salt rooms.

My fingers could be swollen, cracked and weeping and after one treatment the condition was improved – not just a little but like never before. When I first walk into the rooms my fingers burn as I feel the salt working but the pain wears off after minute or so. The infection is gone after one treatment, the fluid from the pustules is drained and the swelling is almost gone. The next day the swelling is totally gone.

With this condition a one off treatment is not enough, though. I need to go on a regular basis to manage it. I bring my kids in with me. They love the play time in there while I get to relax. They are unaware of the health benefits to themselves. My son is sensitive to respiratory infections and my daughter suffers with a small amount of dermatitis also. I have noticed that my sons chest is clearer after treatments and no longer needs as many courses of antibiotics and my daughter is a lot less itchy.

My quality of life has greatly improved after being introduced to the salt rooms.

Josie