Hay fever affects the nose, sinuses (small air-filled cavities behind your cheekbones and forehead), throat and eyes.
- a runny nose
- itchy eyes
Hay fever usually occurs in spring and summer, when there is more pollen in the air. Trees, grass and plants release pollen as part of their reproductive process. Mould and fungi also release tiny reproductive particles, called spores. People with hay fever can experience their symptoms at different times of the year, depending on which pollens or spores they are allergic to. Allergic rhinitis can be classified as either intermittent or persistent, depending on how often people experience their symptoms.
Salt Therapy is a natural gentle, non invasive, drug free therapy that offers support to the relief your hay fever & allergy symptoms. By sitting in our specially designed salt room, your respiratory system will be exposed to microscopic dry aerosol particles of salt that are inhaled through the nasal passages and down into the airways of the lungs. Salt has natural anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce symptoms and relieve inflammation and congestion in the airways. As the dry salt is breathed in, it passes through your airways, breaking up or loosening congestion, helping your body to expel any excess mucus and offering relief naturally from itchy eyes and nose, stuffy head and general symptoms that you can have with hay fever.
Seasonal Hay Fever – usually worse in spring when the pollen count is high.
Intensity is the key to your Salt Therapy success with seasonal hay fever. The best results from Salt Therapy for seasonal hay fever are achieved with an intensive treatment. We highly recommend salt therapy 2-3 times a week through spring (or your worst time). You need a 20 sessions package a year during Hay Fever season, and a smaller package is recommended before the season starts as a preparation (5-10 session). This will offer natural relief from the symptoms and as the treatment continues you will find that the salt will offer longer term results and ongoing relief from hay fever. Most clients that have done Salt Therapy find that by the following season their usual symptoms are significantly reduced and can be managed with fewer treatments weekly or fortnightly as ongoing maintenance.
In most patients, after a course of Salt Therapy, airways become normal and symptoms disappear. The treatment’s efficacy is estimated at 75-98%. Most clients do 1-2 Salt Therapy courses a year. In between they might come back for some top-up sessions, if they start to feel poorly, e.g. they are coming down with a cold.
Our salt therapist works with you one on one to devise a program that will suit you best and check in with you regularly to ensure we are providing the best supportive care.
Salt Therapy at home
Get more from your Salt Therapy success with our Sal Therapy at home products. Just like a workout at the gym once a week won’t make you fit, the success of Salt Therapy is coupled with our affordable at home products. Our salt therapist can show you how to include them as part of your Salt Therapy treatment and for ongoing maintenance.
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