What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic disease involving the airways in the lungs. These airways, or bronchial tubes, allow air to come in and out of the lungs.

If you have asthma your airways are always inflamed. They become even more swollen and the muscles around the airways can tighten when something triggers your symptoms. This makes it difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs, causing symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness.

Three main factors that cause this narrowing of the airways are:

  • The inside lining of the airways becomes red and swollen (inflamed)
  • The muscle around the airway tightens
  • Extra mucus may be produced

Main symptoms of asthma are:

  • Wheezing – a high pitched raspy sound on breathing
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in chest

These symptoms vary from person to person and from time to time, within the same person. Some people have all the symptoms, while others may only have a cough or wheeze.

Sometimes, asthma symptoms are mild and go away on their own or after minimal treatment with asthma medication. Other times, symptoms continue to get worse.

When symptoms get more intense and/or more symptoms occur, you are having an asthma attack. Asthma attacks are also called flare-ups or exacerbations.

How can Salt Therapy help?

During a salt therapy session, clients sit in a comfortable chair in one of our salt rooms for 1 Hour (one session), listening to relaxation music and breathing normally. Negatively ionised tiny salt particles enter the respiratory system reaching even the deepest part of the lung (alveoli).

Based on clinical studies, the dry, salt diffused air reduces inflammation in the whole respiratory tract; absorbing oedema (swelling) from the mucosal lining and widening the airway passages as well as unclogging blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles thus restoring normal transport of the mucus and rapid elimination of the residual tar and foreign allergens.

Salt Therapy is clinically proven to:

  • Clear mucus from the airways thus removing airflow obstruction
  • Enhance mucociliary clearance mechanism in both asthmatic and healthy subjects
  • Balance airway-surface liquid
  • Reduce bronchial hyper-responsiveness
  • Improve lung functions
  • Help clear unwanted inhaled particles from lungs
  • Salt Therapy helps to treat all four major processes acting on the bronchi: inflammation, excessive mucus, spasm (broncho-spasm), and hyper-reactivity. For most people - after a course of salt therapy, airways become normal and symptoms disappear.

Benefits of Salt Therapy Treatments are:

  • Breathe easier after just a few sessions
  • Alleviate sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
  • Decrease your dosage of prescription medications, or even stop taking medications altogether
  • Better handle triggers that provoke respiratory illnesses Prolong remission times
  • Feel revitalized
  • Improve general health and quality of life

Salt therapy is not recommended/contraindicated for the following conditions:

  • Any form & stages of tuberculosis
  • Acute stage of respiratory diseases
  • Fever
  • Chronic obstructive lung diseases with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
  • Intoxication
  • Cardiac insufficiency & severe heart disorders
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Bleeding

RespiCare provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

Salt Therapy at RespiCare – 100% NATURAL and DRUG FREE alternative!


If you have any enquiries or would like to come in for a consultation, please contact our friendly staff to find out what we can do for you.

What is Bronchitis?

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes which causes swelling of the lining of these breathing tubes, narrowing the tubes and promoting secretion of inflammatory fluid (sputum). Bronchitis can be diagnosed as Chronic or Acute.

Chronic Bronchitis (refer to COPD)

Chronic Bronchitis is a long term condition commonly associated with excessive smoking. It is defined as a daily cough with sputum production lasting for at least 3 months, two years in a row. As the airways become inflamed, this leads to narrowing and obstruction of the bronchi. The inflammation stimulates the production of more mucous (sputum). This combination of obstructed airways with mucus increases the risk of bacterial lung infections. Chronic bronchitis is a sign of serious lung disease and is generally considered one of the two forms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis is usually caused by an infection; this is usually a viral infection but can also be caused by a bacterial infection. The body often heals in about 2 weeks without complications, although the associated cough may persist longer. Acute bronchitis is generally more prevalent in winter and often follows a viral infection such as a cold or flu

How can Salt Therapy help

Salt Therapy has been clinically proven as an alternative, natural and 100% Drug free treatment to alleviate the symptoms of Chronic Bronchitis. Dry salt aerosol inhalation reduces inflammation of the airways, assists in the reduction of mucus and helps restore the body’s natural immune defenses.

Salt Therapy has been clinically proven to:

  • Clear mucus from the airways and facilitate the return of normal mucociliary clearance from the sinuses,
  • Has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect in the respiratory system
  • Reduce bronchial hyper-responsiveness,
  • Improve lung function
  • Assist in the removal of inhaled pollutants and allergen from the lungs and airways

In clinical trials improvements were reported by 85% of the patients with mild and moderate bronchial asthma, 75% with severe bronchial asthma, 98% with chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis after Salt Therapy. The patients were examined 6 and 12 months after the first Salt Therapy course.

Here are some of the many benefits you could discover after Salt Therapy treatments:

  • Breathe easier after just a few sessions
  • Alleviated symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
  • Reduced dosage of prescription medications
  • Reduced sensitivity to airborne triggers such as pollen and dust
  • Prolong remission times
  • Improved sense of wellness
  • Improve general health and quality of life

Salt therapy is not recommended/contraindicated for the following conditions:

  • Any form & stages of tuberculosis
  • Acute stage of respiratory diseases
  • Fever
  • Chronic obstructive lung diseases with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
  • Intoxication
  • Cardiac insufficiency & severe heart disorders
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Bleeding

RespiCare provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

Salt Therapy at RespiCare – 100% NATURAL and DRUG FREE alternative!


If you have any enquiries or would like to come in for a consultation, please contact our friendly staff to find out what we can do for you.

What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD)?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the term given for a range of diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, long-standing asthma that is no longer reversible and small airways disease.

This diagram represents the four main conditions that comprise COPD. It is not a single disease but a combination of the four main conditions:

  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Small airways disease
  • Chronic asthma

Characteristics of COPD

  • Airflow inflammation
  • Airflow limitation.
  • Poorly reversible and usually becomes progressively worse over time.

Symptoms of COPD

  • Dyspnoea (Shortness of breath on exertion – difficulty inhaling)
  • Cough (with or without sputum production)
  • Sputum production
  • Wheeze

RespiCare provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

Salt therapy is not recommended/contraindicated for the following conditions:

  • Any form & stages of tuberculosis
  • Acute stage of respiratory diseases
  • Fever
  • Chronic obstructive lung diseases with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
  • Intoxication
  • Cardiac insufficiency & severe heart disorders
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Bleeding

RespiCare provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

Salt Therapy at RespiCare – 100% NATURAL and DRUG FREE alternative!


If you have any enquiries or would like to come in for a consultation, please contact our friendly staff to find out what we can do for you.

Emphysema

Emphysema is a permanent enlargement of the air spaces distal to the terminal bronchiole accompanied by destruction of their walls.

Lung tissue destruction caused by emphysema is mainly the result of chemical inhalation. The most common source of such chemicals is cigarette smoke from both first and second hand smoking.

As this disease progresses, and more of the lungs break down, more air gets trapped into the lungs. It may feel like you can’t get air in, yet the truth is you can’t get air out.

Salt therapy is not recommended/contraindicated for the following conditions:

  • Any form & stages of tuberculosis
  • Acute stage of respiratory diseases
  • Fever
  • Chronic obstructive lung diseases with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
  • Intoxication
  • Cardiac insufficiency & severe heart disorders
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Bleeding

RespiCare provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

Salt Therapy at RespiCare – 100% NATURAL and DRUG FREE alternative!


If you have any enquiries or would like to come in for a consultation, please contact our friendly staff to find out what we can do for you.

Chronic Bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis is defined as excessive sputum/mucus production on most days for at least three months in at least two consecutive years.

In chronic bronchitis, the bronchi (medium size airways) in the lungs are constantly irritated and inflamed, causing the lining to thicken. As a result mucus (which is normally made in the airways to keep them moist), is produced in excessive amounts which leads to cough and sputum production.

Chronic bronchitis develops slowly over time. When smoke or other irritants are inhaled, the cilia projecting from the mucous membrane lining the respiratory tract become paralyzed or snap off. Airways then become inflamed, narrowed, and clogged with mucus, making breathing difficult. A mild cough, sometimes called smokers’ cough, is usually the first symptom. Wheezing and shortness of breath may accompany the cough. As the disease advances, breathing becomes even more difficult and activity decreases.

Small airways disease

Cigarette smoking may result in structural changes in the small airways and alveoli. Cigarette smoking causes chronic inflammation in the airways and repeated cycles of inflammation and repair can lead to remodeling of the tissues of the airways resulting in airways becoming narrowed and distorted, causing resistance to airflow.

Chronic Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition of the airways which leads to airways obstruction which is reversible spontaneously or with treatment. However, sometimes long-standing asthma may result in permanent damage to the airways and subsequent loss of that reversibility. The end result is narrowing and distorted airways which can no longer bronchodilate fully.

How can Salt Therapy help with COPD?

Salt Therapy is a 100% natural, safe and drug-free complimentary therapy which can provide effective long-term relief for sufferers of COPD. Dry salt aerosol inhalation reduces inflammation of the airways, assists in the reduction of mucus and helps restore the body’s natural immune defenses.
As a result of the Salt Therapy treatment process, the overwhelming majority of people with different forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) demonstrate positive changes to their symptoms including:

  • Decrease in cough frequency and intensity
  • Changes to phlegm which becomes less viscous and easier expectoration
  • Clear mucus from the airways and facilitate the return of normal mucociliary clearance from the sinuses
  • An anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect in the respiratory system,
  • Reduce bronchial hyper-responsiveness
  • Improve lung function
  • Assist in the removal of inhaled pollutants and allergen from the lungs and airways.

Salt Therapy is clinically proven to cleanse the respiratory system of the human body and to speed up the elimination of toxins. The size of the particles is the same as in natural Salt Caves — 1-5 μm. These so-called breathable particles penetrate into the bronchial tree in the form of finest crystals. Dry salt aerosol works as a “bronchial brush” for the airways.
Here are some of the many benefits you could discover after Salt Therapy treatments:

  • Breathe easier after just a few sessions
  • Alleviated or reduce symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
  • Reduced dosage of prescription medications
  • Reduced sensitivity to airborne triggers such as pollen and dust
  • Prolong remission times
  • Improved sense of wellness

RespiCare provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

Salt therapy is not recommended/contraindicated for the following conditions:

  • Any form & stages of tuberculosis
  • Acute stage of respiratory diseases
  • Fever
  • Chronic obstructive lung diseases with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
  • Intoxication
  • Cardiac insufficiency & severe heart disorders
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Bleeding

RespiCare provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

Salt Therapy at RespiCare – 100% NATURAL and DRUG FREE alternative!


If you have any enquiries or would like to come in for a consultation, please contact our friendly staff to find out what we can do for you.

What is a Cough?

Coughs are generally a sudden and often repetitively occurring reflex involving a release of air from the lungs. This reaction occurs to assist in clearing the large breathing passages from foreign matter, bodily secretions and microbes.

A cough is usually associated with the presence of a disease such as a respiratory tract infection but can be triggered by other factors such as smoking or air pollution. Common respiratory infections include:

  • Common colds or flu
  • Bronchitis – an inflammation of the bronchial tubes
  • Pneumonia – an inflammatory condition of the lungs, in particular the alveoli
  • Croup – an acute viral infection of the upper airway
  • Long term cigarette smoking may also damage the lungs’ natural system for clearing the airways of irritants and pollutants, resulting in an abnormal buildup of mucous. Emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis and cystic fibrosis are some chronic conditions that are characterized in part by a cough.

    How can Salt Therapy help?

    Salt Therapy has been clinically proven to assist with coughs by:

    • Clearing mucus from the airways
    • Having an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect in the respiratory system
    • Reduce bronchial hyper-responsiveness
    • Improve lung function
    • Assist in the removal of inhaled pollutants and allergen from the lungs and airways.

    Here are some of the many benefits you could discover after Salt Therapy treatments:

    • Breathe easier after just a few sessions
    • Alleviated symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
    • Reduced dosage of prescription medications, sometimes eliminate the need to take medications altogether
    • Reduced sensitivity to airborne triggers such as pollen and dust
    • Prolong remission times
    • Improved sense of wellness
    • Improve general health and quality of life

    In clinical trials improvements were reported by 85% of the patients with mild and moderate bronchial asthma, 75% with severe bronchial asthma, 98% with chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis after Salt Therapy. The patients were examined 6 and 12 months after the first Salt Therapy course.

    Salt Therapy for Children

    It is well documented that children respond rapidly and more intensively than adults to most forms of therapy and this is also the case with salt therapy. The benefit of salt therapy is that it is 100% drug free and natural, which is ideal for children. At RespiCare all children from 6 months onwards can undertake salt therapy. A parent or guardian is permitted in the therapy room to supervise their child under 12 years of age at all times.

    RespiCare provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

    RespiCare provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

    Salt therapy is not recommended/contraindicated for the following conditions:

    • Any form & stages of tuberculosis
    • Acute stage of respiratory diseases
    • Fever
    • Chronic obstructive lung diseases with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
    • Intoxication
    • Cardiac insufficiency & severe heart disorders
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Bleeding

    RespiCare provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

    Salt Therapy at RespiCare – 100% NATURAL and DRUG FREE alternative!


    If you have any enquiries or would like to come in for a consultation, please contact our friendly staff to find out what we can do for you.

    Cystic fibrosis

    Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease which is characterised by the production of abnormally viscid secretions by exocrine glands and mucus secreting glands, such as those in the respiratory tract.

    In the respiratory system, mucus is normally thin and can easily be cleared by the airways. With Cystic Fibrosis, mucus becomes thickened and sticky and results in blocked airways. Eventually, larger airways can become plugged and cysts may develop.

    Lung infections are very common with Cystic Fibrosis, because bacteria that are normally cleared, remain in the thickened mucus. Many of these infections are chronic. Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) is the most common bacteria that causes lung infections

    RespiCare provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

    RespiCare provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

    Salt Therapy at RespiCare – 100% NATURAL and DRUG FREE alternative!


    If you have any enquiries or would like to come in for a consultation, please contact our friendly staff to find out what we can do for you.

    What is Eczema?

    Eczema is a form of dermatitis. The term Eczema, is given to a range of persistent skin conditions. Eczema is a recurring, non-infectious, inflammatory skin condition and often presents as dry, red and itchy skin and can be characterized by one or more of these symptoms:

    • Dry, red or patchy skin
    • Itching
    • Flakiness or cracked skin
    • Cracking and/or bleeding of the skin
    • Skin Weeping or oozing watery fluid

    The Eczema Association of Australia, states that eczema affects 1 in 3 Australians at some stage throughout their lives and is most commonly seen in children.

    Types of Eczema

    The two most common types of Eczema are:

    Atopic eczema - the most common form of Eczema is an allergic disease commonly found in families with a history of eczema, asthma or hay fever. The skin becomes dry and itchy and is most common on the inside of elbows, behind the knees, neck, head and scalp and the buttocks.

    It is caused by:

    • Food such as cow’s milk, citrus, wheat, eggs, and peanuts, in particular for infants
    • Food additives, preservatives & colourings
    • Stress
    • House dust mites
    • Washing powder
    • Tobacco and other external factors.

    Contact dermatitis results from direct contact with an allergen or irritant such as poison ivy or contact with chemicals. Contact eczema is curable providing the offending substance can be avoided and removed from your environment.

    How can Salt Therapy help?

    Eczema receives the best results when the affected skin can be directly exposed to the micro-climate of the Salt Room. As the salt air has high anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and is also known to have anti- inflammatory properties, it greatly assists in the reduction of skin edema and irritation.

    Salt Therapy for Children

    Eczema is very common in children. The constant skin irritation and itchiness causes uncomfortable circumstances for all – especially children. It is well documented that children respond rapidly and more intensively than adults to most forms of therapy and this is also the case with Salt Therapy. The benefit of salt therapy is that it is 100% Drug Free and natural, which is ideal for children. At RespiCare all children from 6 months onwards can undertake salt therapy. A parent or guardian is permitted in the therapy room to supervise their child less than 12 years of age at all times.

    RespiCare provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

    Salt Therapy at RespiCare – 100% NATURAL and DRUG FREE alternative!


    If you have any enquiries or would like to come in for a consultation, please contact our friendly staff to find out what we can do for you.

    What is Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis)?

    Hay fever is an allergic reaction resulting in an inflammation of the nasal airways. This is occurs when a person with a sensitized immune system inhales air borne allergens such as pollen, dust or mould spores. The immune system triggers the production of antibodies which mostly bind to mast cells, which contain histamine. This stimulation of the mast cells results in the release of histamine which causes commonly known symptoms of hay fever such as runny nose, itching and redness.

    As noted by the Australian Governments – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, hay fever is one of the most common chronic respiratory conditions in Australia, affecting around 15% of Australians or 3.1 million people.

    Common Symptoms include:

    • Sneezing
    • Irritation in the nose, throat and sometimes ears
    • Runny nose
    • Red, watery and irritated eyes
    • Headaches
    • General feeling of being unwell

    How can Salt Therapy help?

    Dry sodium chloride aerosol has anti-bacterial properties and assists in cleansing the microbial flora of the respiratory tract, reducing inflammation of the airways and enabling the restoration of normal mucociliary clearance of the bronchi. This process increases the body’s natural resistance to respiratory tract infections.

    Clients of Salt Therapy find that the need to use antihistamines, steroids or other drugs is greatly reduced after just one course of therapy. Salt Therapy is a 100% natural, drug free alternative therapy which has been clinically proven to provide long term relief for suffers of Allergies.

    Clients of Salt Therapy find that the need to use antihistamines, steroids or other drugs is greatly reduced after just one course of therapy. Salt Therapy is a 100% natural, drug free alternative therapy which has been clinically proven to provide long term relief for suffers of Allergies.

    Salt Therapy helps treat all major processes acting in the bronchi: swelling, inflammation, excessive mucus and bacterial infection. Salt is well known for its effect on bacteria as evidenced by its wide spread use in swimming pools instead of chlorine to kill bacteria. Salt Therapy has the same effect on bacteria found in the mucus of the airways.
    In most clients, after a course of Salt Therapy, airways become normal and symptoms disappear.

    Salt Therapy has been clinically proven to:

    • Clear mucus from the airways and facilitate the return of normal mucociliary clearance from the sinuses,
    • Have an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect in the respiratory system,
    • Reduce bronchial hyper-responsiveness,
    • Improve lung function, and
    • Assist in the removal of inhaled pollutants and allergens from the lungs and airways.

    Efficiency rate of Salt Therapy

    In clinical trials improvements were reported by 85% of the patients with mild and moderate bronchial asthma, 75% with severe bronchial asthma, 98% with chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis after Salt Therapy. The patients were examined 6 and 12 months after the first Salt Therapy course.
    Here are some of the many benefits you could discover after undertaking Salt Therapy:

    • Breathe easier after just a few sessions
    • Alleviated symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.
    • Reduced dosage of prescription medications, sometimes eliminate the need to take medications altogether.
    • Reduced sensitivity to airborne triggers such as pollen and dust.
    • Prolong remission times.
    • Improved sense of wellness.
    • Improve general health and quality of life.

    Salt Serenity provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

    Salt therapy is not recommended/contraindicated for the following conditions:

    • Any form & stages of tuberculosis
    • Acute stage of respiratory diseases
    • Fever
    • Chronic obstructive lung diseases with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
    • Intoxication
    • Cardiac insufficiency & severe heart disorders
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Bleeding

    RespiCare provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

    Salt Therapy at RespiCare – 100% NATURAL and DRUG FREE alternative!


    If you have any enquiries or would like to come in for a consultation, please contact our friendly staff to find out what we can do for you.

    What is Psoriasis?

    Psoriasis is a skin condition that occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis is characterised by red, scaly patches most commonly on the knees, elbows and scalp.

    Psoriasis Symptoms

    The symptoms of psoriasis vary between people and also at different times. They may include:

    • red patches of skin covered with white scales;
    • skin soreness or itch;
    • dry, cracked skin;
    • nail ridges, pitting and discolouration; and
    • painful, swollen and stiff joints (in a small proportion of people).

    How can Salt Therapy help?

    There is no cure for Psoriasis but in most cases it can be effectively controlled. Salt Therapy is a 100% natural, drug free alternative which has been shown to alleviate the symptoms of Psoriasis.

    Salt therapy can result in improvements in the skin’s protective properties and superficial bacterial flora (the good bacteria on our skin). Salt therapy also has bactericidal, anti-inflammatory and anti-edematous (reducing swelling) properties.

    Salt normalises Ph levels and induces regenerative processes in the skin, increases skin turgor (elasticity), stimulates growth and improves hair health. Dry salt aerosol has a beneficial effect on skin micro-circulation. By increasing permeability of the cellular membrane, dry salt aerosol helps in the penetration of various remedies used in dermatology and cosmetology, enhancing their effectiveness.

    When combined with controlled exposure to sunlight or photo-therapy, salt therapy offers Psoriasis sufferers a natural alternative.

    Salt Therapy for Children

    It is well documented that children respond rapidly and more intensively than adults to most forms of therapy and this is also the case with salt therapy. The benefit of salt therapy is that it is 100% drug free and natural, which is ideal for children. At RespiCare all children from 6 months onwards can undertake salt therapy. A parent or guardian is permitted in the therapy room to supervise their child less than 12 years of age at all times.

    Salt Serenity provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

    Salt therapy is not recommended/contraindicated for the following conditions:

    • Any form & stages of tuberculosis
    • Acute stage of respiratory diseases
    • Fever
    • Chronic obstructive lung diseases with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
    • Intoxication
    • Cardiac insufficiency & severe heart disorders
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Bleeding

    RespiCare provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

    Salt Therapy at RespiCare – 100% NATURAL and DRUG FREE alternative!


    If you have any enquiries or would like to come in for a consultation, please contact our friendly staff to find out what we can do for you.

    What is Sinusitis?

    Sinusitis is when the sinuses and nasal passages behind the cheekbones and forehead become inflamed as a result of either a bacterial or viral infection, or even be caused by allergic reactions or other responses to environmental factors. This causes nasal congestion and thick nasal secretions. A person with Sinusitis may also have a headache, cough, fever or bad breath.

    The sinuses are comprised of four major pairs of hollow air-filled-pockets around and behind the nose and eyes. They are connected to the space between the nostrils and the nasal passage.

    The four major pairs of sinuses are the:

    Frontal sinuses – located above the eyes in the forehead
    Maxillary sinuses – located behind the cheek bones, one on each side of the nose
    Ethmoid sinuses – located between the eyes, and
    Sphenoid sinuses – smaller pockets located behind the eyes

    The function of the sinuses is to assist the body in the fight against germs The sinuses are covered with a mucous layer and cells that contain tiny hairs projecting from their surfaces (cilia). The purpose of the cilia and mucous layer is to help move bacteria and pollutants (allergens into the respiratory tract to be expelled from the body.

    When an infection or an allergen is present the pockets can become inflamed and swollen. When the lining of the sinuses are swollen this can interfere with the normal flow of mucous resulting in a build-up of mucus in the sinuses. This stagnant mucus pocket causes a sense of pressure in the air pockets, therefore becoming an ideal breeding ground for infection causing bacteria.

    How can Salt Therapy help?

    Salt Therapy has been clinically proven to:

    Clear mucus from the airways and facilitate the return of normal mucociliary clearance from the sinuses,

    • Have an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect in the respiratory system,
    • Reduce bronchial hyper-responsiveness,
    • Improve lung function, and
    • Assist in the removal of inhaled pollutants and allergen from the lungs and airways.

    Efficiency rate of Salt Therapy

    In clinical trials improvements were reported by 85% of the patients with mild and moderate bronchial asthma, 75% with severe bronchial asthma, 98% with chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis after Salt Therapy. The patients were examined 6 and 12 months after the first Salt Therapy course.

    Here are some of the many benefits you could discover after Salt Therapy treatments:

    • Breathe easier after just a few sessions
    • Alleviated symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
    • Reduced dosage of prescription medications, sometimes eliminate the need to take medications altogether
    • Reduced sensitivity to airborne triggers such as pollen and dust
    • Prolong remission times
    • Improved sense of wellness
    • Improve general health and quality of life

    Salt Serenity provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

    Salt therapy is not recommended/contraindicated for the following conditions:

    • Any form & stages of tuberculosis
    • Acute stage of respiratory diseases
    • Fever
    • Chronic obstructive lung diseases with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
    • Intoxication
    • Cardiac insufficiency & severe heart disorders
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Bleeding

    RespiCare provides a 100% drug free therapy and does not recommend or suggest altering or stopping any prescribed medication by medical practitioners or specialised consultants unless the individual has been advised to do so by their medical practitioners or specialised consultants.

    Salt Therapy at RespiCare – 100% NATURAL and DRUG FREE alternative!


    If you have any enquiries or would like to come in for a consultation, please contact our friendly staff to find out what we can do for you.

    Pulmonary Fibrosis

    Pulmonary fibrosis refers to scarring of the lung tissue (fibrosis of the lungs).Symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis include:

    • Cough,
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, and
    • Decreased exercise tolerance.

    The most common type of pulmonary fibrosis is called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; its cause is not understood.

    A number of different medical conditions can also cause pulmonary fibrosis.

    Causes of pulmonary fibrosis can include:

    • Environmental toxins,
    • Medications, chronic inflammation, and
    • Infections

    Interstitial Lung Disease

    Interstitial lung disease is a general category that includes many different lung conditions. All interstitial lung diseases affect the interstitium, a part of the lungs' anatomic structure.

    The interstitium is a lace-like network of tissue that extends throughout both lungs. The interstitium provides support to the lungs' microscopic air sacs (alveoli). Tiny blood vessels travel through the interstitium, allowing gas exchange between blood and the air in the lungs. Normally, the interstitium is so thin it can't be seen on chest X-rays or CT scans.

    Types of Interstitial Lung Disease

    All forms of interstitial lung disease cause thickening of the interstitium. The thickening can be due to inflammation, scarring, or extra fluid (edema). Some forms of interstitial lung disease are short-lived; others are chronic and irreversible.

    Some of the types of interstitial lung disease include:

    • Interstitial pneumonia:Bacteria, viruses, or fungi may infect the interstitium of the lung. A bacterium called Mycoplasma pneumonia is the most common cause.
    • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis : A chronic, progressive form of fibrosis (scarring) of the interstitium. Its cause is unknown.
    • Nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis: Interstitial lung disease that's often present with autoimmune conditions (such as rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma).
    • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis: Interstitial lung disease caused by ongoing inhalation of dust, mold, or other irritants.
    • Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP):A pneumonia-like interstitial lung disease but without an infection present. COP is also called bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia (BOOP).
    • Acute interstitial pneumonitis: A sudden, severe interstitial lung disease, often requiring life support.
    • Desquamative interstitial pneumonitis:An interstitial lung disease that's partially caused by smoking.
    • Sarcoidosis:A condition causing interstitial lung disease along with swollen lymph nodes, and sometimes heart, skin, nerve, or eye involvement.
    • Asbestosis:Interstitial lung disease caused by asbestos exposure.

    Causes of Interstitial Lung Disease

    Bacteria, viruses, and fungi are known to cause interstitial pneumonias. Regular exposures to inhaled irritants at work or during hobbies can also cause some interstitial lung disease.

    These irritants include:

    • Asbestos
    • Silica dust
    • Talc
    • Coal dust, or various other metal dusts from working in mining
    • Grain dust from farming

    Sarcoidosis

    Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs and lymph glands. In people with sarcoidosis, abnormal masses or nodules (called granulomas) consisting of inflamed tissues form in certain organs of the body. These granulomas may alter the normal structure and possibly the function of the affected organ(s).

    Symptoms of Sarcoidosis:

    The symptoms of sarcoidosis can vary greatly, depending on which organs are involved. Most patients initially complain of a persistent dry cough, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include:

    • Tender reddish bumps or patches on the skin.
    • Red and teary eyes or blurred vision.
    • Swollen and painful joints.
    • Enlarged and tender lymph glands in the neck, armpits, and groin.
    • Enlarged lymph glands in the chest and around the lungs.
    • Hoarse voice.
    • Pain in the hands, feet, or other bony areas due to the formation of cysts (an abnormal sac-like growth) in bones.
    • Kidney stone formation.
    • Enlarged liver.
    • Development of abnormal or missed heart beats (arrhythmias), inflammation of the covering of the heart (pericarditis), or heart failure.
    • Nervous system effects, including hearing loss, meningitis, seizures, or psychiatric disorders (for example, dementia, depression, psychosis).

    Atopic Dermatitis

    • Atopic dermatitis is a type of chronic eczematous skin disease.
    • The disease may be inherited and genetically determined.
    • The patient's skin may be "super sensitive" to many irritants.
    • Dry, scaly patches develop in a characteristic distribution.
    • Itching varies but may be intense and scratching hard to resist.
    • Scratching can cause skin thickening and darkening and lead to further complications, including bacterial infection.
    • Extremely dry skin can break down and ooze or weep.
    • If the itch can be controlled, the rash (which is aggravated by vigorous scratching) may be more readily treated.

    Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that can cause chronic inflammation of the joints and other areas of the body.

    Rheumatoid arthritis

    Some of the types of interstitial lung disease include:

    • Joint pain in the feet, hands, and knees,
    • Swollen joints,
    • Fever,
    • Tender joints,
    • Loss of joint function,
    • Stiff joints,
    • Fatigue,
    • Joint redness,
    • Rheumatoid nodules,
    • Joint warmth,
    • Joint deformity.

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease characterized by periods of disease flares and remissions.

    In rheumatoid arthritis, multiple joints are usually, but not always, affected in a symmetrical pattern.

    Chronic inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis can cause permanent joint destruction and deformity.

    Damage to joints can occur early and does not always correlate with the severity of RA symptoms.

    The "rheumatoid factor" is an antibody that can be found in the blood of 80% of people with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid factor is detected in a simple blood test. Possible risk factors for developing rheumatoid arthritis include genetic background, smoking, silica inhalation, periodontal disease, and microbes in the bowels (gut bacteria).

    Smokers Cough

    A Smoker's Cough is due to long-term smoking, which causes damage and destruction of the protective cilia of the respiratory tract. Cilia are hair-like structures that sweep harmful substances out of the lungs. Cilia that are damaged or destroyed can no longer sweep harmful substances, such as dust, bacteria, and viruses out of the lung. This leads to a build-up of mucus mixed with these substances in the respiratory tract, which the body tires to clear by coughing.

    Despite the effort of the smoke's cough to clear the respiratory tract, long-term smoking leads to an increased risk of developing pneumonia and acute bronchitis, due to the build-up of viruses and bacteria in the respiratory tract. A smoker's cough is generally a wet cough that is productive of phlegm, which can be clear, white, yellow-green or blood tinged.

    A smoker's cough can also develop due to chronic bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis is a progressive, recurring inflammation of the lungs, most often due to the damage that long-term smoking causes to the lungs. Chronic bronchitis causes the production of an abnormally large amount of mucus, which can block airways, resulting in a smoker's cough. For more information about symptoms and complications, refer to symptoms of smoker's cough.

    A smoker's cough can also develop due to chronic bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis is a progressive, recurring inflammation of the lungs, most often due to the damage that long-term smoking causes to the lungs. Chronic bronchitis causes the production of an abnormally large amount of mucus, which can block airways, resulting in a smoker's cough. For more information about symptoms and complications, refer to symptoms of smoker's cough.

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