Hay fever season is here again but as more and more people are suffering, many are looking toward natural remedies such as salt therapy for some relief. Between 15 – 20% of the UK population suffers with hay fever which is caused by allergens including grass and tree pollen.
Hay fever varies from mild forms to a severity which can be crippling during the season. Extreme sufferers may be unable to work or drive, and students taking exams often suffer poor marks as a result of their symptoms. Many widely used treatments available relieve the symptoms but produce drowsiness which can affect driving and exams or academic performance; however this is where salt therapy differs.
Salt therapy is an effective and wholly natural treatment for suffers of hay fever and other allergies; the salty atmosphere in Eastern European salt mines have been used for years to ease the symptoms of respiratory ailments and salt therapy centres, such as Salt Space in Hove, replicate those conditions by using a specially-designed machine called a halogenerator to introduce micro-particles of very pure salt into the room. These particles go deep into the lungs and help to reduce inflammation and cleanse the airways and nasal cavities.
In addition to hay fever and allergies, salt therapy can benefit sufferers of asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, smokers and snorers. It can also help overcome stuffiness, persistent coughing, shortness of breath and wheeziness during colds, flu and other infections. It can neutralize the daily damaging effects of air pollution, dust, smog, fog and secondary cigarette smoke. Suitable for both adults and children, it’s no wonder more and more people in the UK are benefiting from this completely organic and ancient therapy.
Guest Blog by:
Julie Dunn, Salt Space, 372-374 Portland Road, Hove BN3 5SD; Tel:01273 973843; www.saltspace.co.uk