About Hay Fever and Allergies
An estimated 12 million people in Britain – that’s about one in five of the population – suffer from allergies, with hay fever being one of the most common.
Also known as allergic rhinitis, hay fever brings misery to many people, with symptoms including sneezing, congestion, runny nose and sinus pressures.
The substance that causes an allergic reaction in hay fever sufferers is called an allergen, with the most common airborne allergens being pollen, dust, mould spores, pet fur and fibres.
Symptoms of hay fever
- red, swollen eyes
- sore throat
- frequent nosebleeds
- mouth ulcers
- Irritability and depression.
HOW SALT CAN HELP
- It is anti-inflammatory.
- It removes pathogen agents (airborne pollen).
- It reduces IgE levels (which cause oversensitivity of the immune system).
“As soon as you walk in the cave you notice a difference. Any breathing discomfort is eliminated. It seems such a simple fact, but you can really ‘breathe’ and it is such a relief.”
How the Salt Cave can help
Hay fever and allergy sufferers should consider Salt Therapy, as not only will it bring immediate relief, but it also prevents the frequency with which your symptoms reoccur.
Salt Therapy is a clinically proven natural, safe and beneficial method of treatment for every age group. By visiting one of our Salt Rooms and breathing in the saline aerosol generated by our machine it can significantly help to:
- Reduce the need for anti histamine.
- Alleviate sneezing, coughing and shortness of breath.
- Clear mucus and sticky phlegm from the lungs.
- Strengthen your immune system.
- Prolong remission times.
- Improve general health and quality of life.
How often should you come
- Depending on age and severity, 15-20 sessions are recommended for long term results.
- With irreversible conditions you may need to come for more sessions.
- The sessions should be frequent; about two or three a week is suggested.
- 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)
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.
“I developed bad hay fever in my 30s, but I have found regular trips to The Salt Cave keep it under control. I can manage my condition much better now, even the really bad days. I still come to The Salt Cave out of hay fever season just to give my immune system a boost and it seems to help in winter. I haven’t had a cold in the winter months since I started my visits.”
“As a yoga teacher it is really important for me to find complementary therapies that help release toxins and improve breathing. The Salt Cave is a beautiful relaxing environment to do just that. Some days I can stream with hayfever and it can ruin my day. The Salt Cave is a natural alternative to taking medication and instantly effective. I would recommend it to everyone.”
“I first approached The Salt Cave last year for five sessions to get treatment for my sinusitis. I returned this year for 10 sessions because I started suffering from violent hay fever symptoms, intense sneezing and a very persistent cough. I have always had issues with allergies but this year it has been the worst I can remember. From the moment you go into The Salt Cave you feel the difference in the air and your nose just opens up. After each session I would feel a bit worse during the night – as in my cough and my sneezing would be more productive – but this was obviously a good sign! It took about 6-7 sessions for me to notice a difference and my symptoms are improving steadily even after I have finished my treatment.”