Eczema & Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales. The condition is not infectious and most people are affected only in small patches on their body.
It affects around 2% of people in Ireland. It can start at any age, but most often develops between the ages of 11 and 45.
The severity of psoriasis varies greatly from person to person. For some people it is just a minor irritation, but for others it has a major impact on their quality of life.
Psoriasis is a long-lasting disease (chronic) that can return at any time. There may be times when you have no symptoms or very mild symptoms followed by times when the symptoms are severe.
Salt Therapy is a non invasive, gentle topical treatment that can reduce the inflammation and redness of skin. By exposing your skin during a Salt Therapy treatment, the microscopic dry aerosol particles of salt will land on the skin and can result in improvements in the skin’s protective properties and superficial bacteria flora (the good bacteria on our skin). The natural anti-histamine, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties found in salt help balance the pH levels and induce regenerative processes in the skin. Not only is exposing your skin to the salt helping but also the inhalation of salt as it is relieving congestion and inflammation in the respiratory system. This increases the level of oxygen in the circulation system, which helps the skin’s subcutaneous layer. This is very beneficial if you have allergy induced eczema that is usually coupled with asthma and hay fever.
Frequency is the key to your Salt Therapy success with Eczema.
The best results from Salt Therapy for Eczema are achieved with an intensive treatment to start. This may be twice or more times per week depending on your severity. As your body responds to the treatment and your symptoms reduce, we start dropping down the intensity of the visits, with the goal to find what is the best ongoing maintenance program for your body. This will vary from person to person.