We are both from Romania and we have known each other for 20 years.
Before we opened Kilkenny Salt Therapy in February 2017, after living over the last 10 years in Ireland, we realized that due to the climate in Ireland, lots of people suffer from respiratory problems such as Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis and COPD. In fact, approx. 1,200 children and adults in the Ireland suffer from Cystic Fibrosis and at least 440,000 people in Ireland have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and we want to help minimizing these figures.
Those living in Eastern Europe are well aware of the benefits of Salt Therapy which is otherwise known as Spelotherapy or Halotherapy.
In Eastern Europe visiting salt mines/caves is very common and is viewed as a relaxing leisure activity to engage in with family and friends. In Romania there are many natural salt mines/caves. When we lived in Romania, we regularly visited salt mines/caves in order to build our immune systems or to treat particular ailments. When we originally came to Ireland we were surprised to find no such facilities here.
Kilkenny Salt Therapy is the ONLY operator in Ireland who has created Salt Rooms clad with real salt shipped in from natural salt mines of 200 meters in depth and the addition of a cutting-edge halogenerator that blows pharmaceutical salt inside the room, during the salt therapy session .
We offer the best possible alternative experience to visiting Natural Salt Mines in Ireland. This has been achieved by shipping authentic salt to Kilkenny and using it to construct our Salt Rooms