Updated: Mar 15
So, what do we know about salt? There are often news stories in the media claiming that all salt is bad for you and will cause all sorts of health issues from high blood pressure, heart failure, kidney problems and fluid retention, to increasing your risk of stroke, osteoporosis and some cancers.
Some people take this information literally and think they need to cut out all salt from their diet, but this would be a mistake.
Not all salt is bad, and in fact it is a really essential and important part of a healthy diet. Salt can help balance fluids in your blood, and it is vital for good muscle and nerve function.
A little salt in your diet is necessary as long as you’re not going above the recommended daily amounts. Also, don’t forget those secret salts added to manufactured and processed foods.
In addition to having the right amount of salt in your diet, salt therapy can provide a much-needed boost to your health and wellbeing on several levels.
We all know the feeling of being by the coast and breathing in fresh, sea air. In fact, some doctors suggest that those with COPD might see their symptoms improve if they live in a mild, temperate climate, close to sea level, with low levels of pollution, pollen and other airborne allergens.
There is also evidence that regular exposure to sea air can have a positive effect on other conditions such as COPD, Asthma, Eczema, Psoriasis and Cystic Fibrosis.
Now, we can’t all up sticks and move to the coast – we have ties, and lives to live, and jobs to do, which is where salt therapy can help you.
Approved by the WHO and the NHS, the Breeze Tonic Pro calculates the concentration and particle sizes for each session based on the patient’s individual needs and health complaints.
Using multiple sensors placed strategically about the room, the device monitors the levels in the microclimate and adjusts the speed of the diffuser, dosator, fan and booster fan to ensure that the aerosol you are breathing is at the optimal level.
Our clients report that they can breathe easier after just one session, that sneezing and coughing is reduced, that they feel energised, and that they have noticed an improvement in dermatological disorders like dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema. It is also very popular with people suffering with chronic sinusitis.
Salt therapy works to cleanse the respiratory system, speeding up the elimination of toxins from the body. It improves breathing patterns, strengthening lung capacity. We have found that salt therapy has proven to be very popular with athletes as it dramatically improves training, performance and endurance.
I can certainly speak for its benefits. Even a platinum fox like me (well, according to the young ones around here!) having just hit 53, I still love working out 4-5 times a week. The youngsters don’t seem so smug when I beat their times at cycling, swimming and running! I also enjoy free weights in the gym and a little bit of yoga and meditation to keep me focused from within.
The benefits of regular salt therapy sessions are countless. It can help to clear mucus plugs and phlegm from the lungs and reduce catarrh and congestion in the sinuses.
Regular clients have reported a reduced need for inhaler and antibiotic use and fewer breathing-related hospital admissions. One client has recently been re-evaluated from severe COPD to moderate, according to NHS assessments.
The effects of stress, anxiety and depression can also be alleviated with regular salt therapy. When we are stressed or anxious, the brain releases cortisol which is our body’s response to fight or flight.
Magnesium in the salt that we use inhibits the ACTH hormone that drives the body’s adrenal glands to release cortisol. Indeed, when we are magnesium deficient, evidence suggests that we have increased irritability and suffer disrupted sleep, photosensitive headaches, vulnerability to conditions such as fibromyalgia, and ADHD.
In our salt cave, we use only the best quality of salt. We’re not talking about your average table salt, stuffed with anti-caking agents. Our salt has 86 different minerals. The atmosphere in our salt therapy cave is packed with negatively charged ions which increase levels of serotonin, helping to combat depression, alleviating stress and boosting energy.
We’re all about the negative ions here at Frankly Irresistible and Hope in Health. We promote a lifestyle that makes use of the resources that Mother Nature gives us. Positive ions are hard to break down and are found in all processed foods. We believe in clean eating and natural energy boosters like our Frankincense Tonic Water as a perfect complement to a series of sessions in our Salt Therapy suite.
We are also covered with a COVID-19 business license and we have social distancing and hygiene policies firmly in place to make it a COVID-safe environment.
Are you ready to feel more energised, enjoy the calming effects of a new way of breathing more easily, all whilst looking and feeling better and healthier with a spring boost to your immune system?
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