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ABOUT COPD
By 2030, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is predicted to be the fourth leading cause of death in the UK. It is thought there are over 3 million people living with the disease in the UK, of which only about 900,000 have been diagnosed. This is because many people who develop the symptoms dismiss it as a smoker’s cough and don’t seek help.

COPD is a general term which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, both of which can cause narrowing of the airways and commonly occur together.

KEY FACTS
Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi (the airways of the lungs).
Emphysema is damage to the smaller airways and airsacs (alveoli) of the lungs.
Pulmonary means ‘affecting the lungs’.

SYMPTOMS OF COPD
A cough is usually the first symptom to develop, coming and going before gradually becoming more persistent. People often think of their cough as a ‘smokers’ cough’ in the early stages of the disease. It is when the breathlessness begins that people often become concerned.
Breathlessness and wheeziness may occur only when you exert yourself at first, for example, when climbing stairs. These symptoms tend to become gradually worse over the years if you continue to smoke, and chest infections are more common.

MAIN CAUSES
– Smoking. The primary risk factor for COPD is chronic tobacco smoking. In the United States, 80 to 90% of cases of COPD are due to smoking. Almost all life-long smokers will develop COPD, provided that smoking-related, extrapulmonary diseases (cardiovascular, diabetes, cancer) do not claim their lives first.
– Occupational exposure. Intense and prolonged exposure to workplace dust found in coal mining, gold mining and the cotton textile industry and chemicals such as cadmium, isocyanates and fumes from welding have been implicated in the development of airflow obstruction, even in non-smokers.
– Air pollution. Studies in many countries have found that people who live in large cities have a higher rate of COPD compared to people who live in rural areas.

HOW SALT THERAPY CAN HELP
Salt is antibacterial, it kills bacteria
It reduces inflammation of the airways
Salt is mucolytic, which means it helps to shift retained mucus

HOW THE SALT CLINIC CAN HELP
During the Salt Therapy process the overwhelming majority of patients notice a decrease in cough frequency and intensity, and that it’s easier to cough up mucus, which becomes less sticky and changes in its nature.

COPD sufferers find that not only does Salt Therapy bring immediate relief in the shorter, but also delays the frequency of reoccurrence.

Salt Therapy is a clinically proven natural, safe and beneficial method of treatment for every age group. By visiting one of our Salt Rooms and breathing in the saline aerosol generated by our machine it can significantly help to:

Reduce the need for inhalers, steroids and antibiotics
Make your breathing easier after just a few sessions
Improve lung function
Reduce the number of hospital admissions
Alleviate sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
Clear mucus and sticky phlegm from the lungs
Increase the resistance to respiratory tract diseases
Strengthen your immune system
Prolong remission times

YouTube videos on Salt Therapy

Salt therapy in the UK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj6gaqqLOPs

Salt therapy in the USA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9VaDpmFLAU

Salt therapy in Australia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrXSXcNCM_Q

Salt therapy in the USA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHhOk2ThXmo

Salt therapy in Canada https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aPhBGdNT0Q

Salt therapy in the USA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bBRlIzlAQo

 

ABOUT ASTHMA
There are over five million people with asthma in the UK. That is one in every 12 adults.

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways that carry oxygen in and out of the lungs. If a person has asthma, the inside of these airways is irritated and swollen. Asthma can cause shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and tightness in the chest. Although the respiratory system is essentially in good working order, the bronchi (small tubes carrying air in and out of the lungs) become inflamed and more sensitive than usual.

When you come into contact with something that irritates your lungs, your airways narrow, the muscles around them tighten and there is an increase in the production of sticky mucus (phlegm).

SYMPTOMS OF ASTHMA
Wheezing (high-pitched whistling sounds when breathing out)
Cough, worse particulalry at night
Difficulty in breathing
Chest tightness

HOW THE SALT CAVE CAN HELP

For those suffering from asthma, Salt Therapy can not only bring much-needed relief, but also prevent the frequent recurrence of your symptoms. If left untreated, the chronic inflammation caused by asthma can lead to the lungs becoming irreversibly obstructed. Prescription drugs and inhalers may bring immediate relief, but Salt Therapy has a far more lasting effect as many, many visitors have testified.
Prescription drugs such as inhalers are a short-term fix, leaving the underlying problem unchanged once an attack has passed.

Salt Therapy is different because:
Salt kills bacteria
It widens the airways by reducing inflammation
It is mucolytic, which means it helps to shift retained mucus and therefore reduce the chance of infection
It redcuces IgE levels, which means the immune system won’t over-react to asthma/allergy triggers

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ABOUT ECZEMA AND PSORIASIS
In the UK, one in 12 adults has the dry skin condition eczema while eczema and contact dermatitis account for 84-90% of occupational skin disease. It is a highly individual condition which varies from person to person and comes in many different forms, but is not contagious. In mild cases, the skin is dry, scaly, red and itchy. In more severe cases there may be weeping, crusting and bleeding. Constant scratching causes the skin to split and bleed and leaves it open to infection.

Psoriasis is similar to eczema and affects around 2% of people in the UK. It can start at any age, but most often develops in adults under 35 years old. When a person has psoriasis, their skin replacement process speeds up, taking just a few days to replace skin cells that usually take 21-28 days. This abundance of skin cells builds up to form raised ‘plaques’ on the skin.

HOW THE SALT CLINIC CAN HELP
The skin is a mirror to our internal body and in particular, our intestines. Skin irritations and eczema which appear around the neckline, on the face, especially around the mouth area, usually indicate disrupted intestinal flora. The body cannot eliminate toxins and excretes them through the skin.

Salt Therapy is a clinically proven natural, safe and beneficial method of treatment for every age group. It:

Kills bacteria.
Is anti-inflammatory.
Reduces IgE levels, meaning the immune system becomes less oversensitive.
Internally, Salt Therapy helps to lower the IgE level, a measure of antibodies which is often high in people with allergies. Salt Therapy helps to lower this level, meaning the immune system does not over-react to try to deal with the problem.

On the outside of the body, it reduces inflammation on the skin and improves circulation on the skin surface.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU COME
15-20 sessions are recommended for long term results.
With irreversible conditions you may need to come for more sessions.
The sessions should be frequent; about two to three a week is suggested.
In most patients, after a course of Salt Therapy symptoms disappear. The treatment’s efficacy is estimated at 75-98%. Most clients do 1-2 Salt Therapy courses a year. In between they might come back for some top-up sessions.

 

Number of conditions that benefit from Salt Therapy

20+

Average number of customers at our Clinic per week

200

Years of experience we have offering Salt Therapy at our Clinic

6

Hours per week clients spend in our Clinic overall

300

We have Adult and Kids Rooms: everyone has a place here!

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Salt therapy helps with many medical conditions, as well as boosting your immune system, general health and wellbeing

Salt Therapy is an effective treatment for a number of chronic lung and skin conditions such as: asthma | chronic bronchitis | chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Stage 1 and 2) | breathlessness | chest tightness | and more.  You can see a full list of conditions that benefit from Salt Therapy here

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    "I have been a client of the Salt Wellness clinic Bexleyheath since November 2012 and it is
    one of the best alternative treatments I have experienced for my asthma."

    - Marissa Godden
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    “I have had 20 sessions and after about five I suddenly realised that I was going up
    the stairs at home without even thinking about it, just as I used to."

    - Pauline Humphrey
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    "Very relaxing and makes the skin feel very good"

    - Sharon S

Our famous Salt & Wellness Clinic is based in Bexleyheath, Kent, just outside London. We offer one-hour salt therapy treatments for people and children suffering from respiratory and skin conditions. Salt therapy is beneficial for a range of conditions including asthma, COPD, sinusitis, hayfever, rhinitis, coughs, colds, influenza, bronchitis, respiratory infection, eczema, psoriasis, breathlessness, and more.

In our comfy salt therapy rooms, a specialised medical machine creates and circulates salty air throughout the room. Over time, salt has accumulated on the floor and walls,surrounding you just like in a natural salt mine. With relaxing music (or bring your own player!) this allows you to comfortably breathe in salty air and experience the therapeutic benefits. Salt therapy is a common, natural treatment in eastern and central Europe. Now you get to experience it right here in London!

Once in your lungs and airways the minute salt particles can help you in many beneficial ways. Salt kills bacteria and helps clear infection and inflammation. Salt absorbs moisture and excess mucus: clearing your airways and making breathing easier. Salt is a natural anti-histamine so it can assist you with hayfever, allergies and other environmental-reactive conditions.

We are so confident in our therapy that we offer the first visit for a small fee of £5. Once you try it and see how marvellous it is, we offer a starter package of 3 sessions for £50.

We have a range of wellness treatments that complement our Salt Therapy. Thai massage, Swedish massage, aromatherapy massage, sound healing, yoga and aromatherapy are available. Please book in advance.

Salt Clinic

Salt & Wellness Clinic, 81/87 Avenue Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 4EQ

020 8432 9796

info@saltandwellnessclinic.co.uk


At our Salt & Wellness Centre we are so confident in our therapy that we offer the first visit for a small fee of £5. Once you try it and see how marvellous it is, we offer a full range of prices and options. Find out more and make a booking here.