The only Salt Therapy Clinic in the area is to open its doors officially on June 18 in Omagh. The clinic is owned and manged by Mairead McNulty who has recently retired from her nursing career to set up the clinic and has experience in nursing patients with the types of illnesses that salt therapy can help. Mairead has nursed patients who are familiar with and have already been to a salt room and found it to be very beneficial. Mairead herself has used a salt room and found it to be extremely helpful in treating the chronic sinusitis that she has suffered from for many years.
WHAT IS SALT THERAPY?
As natural salt caves and mines are not accessible to most people, the conditions and microclimate are now being recreated by using the scientifically proven methods of Salt Therapy (also known as Halotherapy). The therapy is carried out in a specially designed room, called a salt room. The client will be relaxing in a comfortable chair and the salt is ventilated into the room by using a machine called a Halogenerator. Small particles of salt are dispensed into the room which create the negative ions which have a curative effect on the respiratory illnesses and skin condition, that are very common in today’s climate and are suffered by all ages from small children to the elderly.
WHO WILL BENEFIT ?
Salt Therapy is suitable for both adults and children and for people who suffer from respiratory conditions as well as for those who suffer from varying skin diseases such as Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Eczema, Cellulitis and wounds that are slow to heal. The treatment is also widely used by those who participate in sports as it helps to open the airways and salt therapy is also very helpful for people who work in a dirty environment, where the respiratory system can become compromised over a period of time even if the person does not have a diagnosed respiratory illness.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SESSION?
The client will relax in a comfort-able chair for 45 minutes and breathe in the salt particles. Children will be free to play in the Pink Himalayan salt on the floor with the toys provided.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED?
It is advised that if a condition is severe that the client attend six to eight sessions in order to achieve a good result from Salt Therapy and thereafter attend at least once a month in order to maintain the effects and to keep the airways clear. As is the case with any therapy it is advised that clients discuss the use of salt therapy with their consultant or GP prior to commencing the treatment if they have any concerns.
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