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.
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
Chronic obstructive lung diseases with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
Cardiac insufficiency & severe heart disorders
Chronic kidney disease
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.