Session times and some pricing levels will be changing from 1st March 2020

About Spa de Sal

How Spa de Sal started

Matilda Goes, Director, Spa de Sal

“Before Spa de Sal, I was completing a 30-year long career in the airline industry. Commuting in and out of the city had taken a toll on my lungs and I developed chronic bronchiectasis.  


After exhausting all medicines and alternative treatments, I came across salt therapy. Just a few sessions helped lighten the invisible weight on my chest and ease my coughing. 


In opening Spa de Sal I hope to make salt therapy accessible for others suffering similar conditions.  


I look forward to welcoming you to Spa de Sal.” 


-Matilda Goes, Director of Spa de Sal 

How It Works

Himalayan salt

Salt has had a ubiquitous presence in medical history since the time of the Egyptians. Even then it was recognised for its anti-inflammatory and disinfectant properties. 


Spa de Sal takes advantage of these properties in order to alleviate symptoms of respiratory and skin conditions, as well as improve fitness.  


Each therapy room has a controlled micro-climate into which, fine particles of medicated salt are diffused into the atmosphere through the specially devised halo-generator.


The sodium-enriched air helps cleanse the air sacs, enabling increased levels of oxygen into your lungs and thus improving immunity to bacterial infections within the respiratory and skin organs.



During the Session

Drawing in the salt

Spa de Sal offers a comfortable area of relaxation where you can experience the natural benefits of salt therapy.  


On arrival at your first session, you will be given a short consultation period to fully understand your ailments and to optimise the session for you. 


Lockers are available to store your belongings. Hair and shoe covers will be provided before you are guided to the therapy room, where you can indulge in the quiet and calming atmosphere.


Each session is an hour long where magazines and background music are provided, however we welcome you to bring personal entertainment to enjoy quietly for the duration of the session. 


For best results, wear comfortable clothing and take deep breaths.  For skin conditions we would recommend loose clothing around the affected area. 

 

About Salt Therapy

Speleotherapy and Halotherapy

Himalayan salt

Speleotherapy is a therapy where people spend a few hours a day across 2-3 months in a natural salt mine breathing in  cave air saturated with particles of rock salt.  This is prevalent in Eastern Europe and Russia.  

Halotherapy is the simulation of a natural salt mine where the walls and floor are covered with salt and the temperature and humidity is controlled to mimic the micro-climate of the natural environment of the underground cavern.

Halogenerator

Halo-generator operating salt therapy sessions.

The halogenerator is a type of nebuliser into which 99.9% pure grade pharmaceutical salt in ground into very fine particles and emitted into the air of the halochamber (salt room) during the session.  The halogenerator has various programmes designed to suit the clients in the halochamber, based on their age, condition and severity of ailment.  The salt particles emitted by the halogenerator, along with the micro-climate in the halochamber, sets the right conditions for clients to benefit from halotherapy.

Healing properties of salt

Women relaxing in the Adult salt therapy room at Spa de Sal

Salt has been used since ancient times in food preservation.  In more recent times salty sea air has been hailed as being reviving and cleansing.

In reality, salt has many healing properties.  

It is an anti-inflammatory, able to reduce inflammation in the respiratory tract and muscles.

Salt's anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties can attack bacteria in mucus and skin.

The anti-histamine in salt can help reduce histamine levels in the body to reduce symptoms of hay fever and other respiratory allergies.

The negative ions in salt can help increase serotonin levels in the body. 

For lung conditions

Lung conditions

Natural salt therapy can help improve conditions of asthma, bronchitis, bronchiectasis, rhinitis, sinusitis, cystic fibrosis and COPD.

Salt can help remove excess mucus and toxins in lungs and airways, thus improving breathing conditions, reducing coughs, and expanding lung capacity.

Taking deep breaths of salt infused air during the salt therapy session, improves oxygen intake into the body and helps build the immune system.  

For skin conditions

Skin conditions

Skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis can be helped by natural salt therapy.  The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of salt can help reduce bacterial infection and inflammation that cause these skin conditions.  

Symptoms such as redness and itchiness can be cleared through repeated use of salt therapy. 

Relax, Breathe, Repeat

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As with most natural therapies, it is repeated use that is the important factor in seeing improvement in a condition.  Therefore it is recommended that you discuss your condition with us and we can agree a programme suited to your requirements.

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