Little Melbourne Reviews
Feeling under the weather? Have the coughs, colds and sniffles done you in over Winter? It may just be time to visit Salts of the Earth with the family.
Salt therapy is a natural, non-invasive and pain-free way to assist the body and has some amazing healing properties – particularly for things like asthma and eczema and the common cold, both of which often afflict children.
The Family room (or igloo as my little man called it) is a little oasis of play, complete with toys, mini beanbags to watch DVD's, table and chairs and they won't even be aware that it's doing them good. It's incredibly relaxing and surprisingly peaceful (even with children) and the dimly lit room gives an aura of calm. On entering the cave at the start of our one hour session the first thing I notice is the air feels clean and crisp. It's also warmer than I imagined. The room itself is covered with salt – all over the floor with ‘salt air’ being circulated round the room. A halogenerator grinds up pharmaceutical grade salt to tiny particles that become airborne and dispersed. You can hardly see the salt. It's like a very fine cloudy mist.
And that is all the treatment involves – simply being in the room and breathing. When inhaled deeply into the lungs it settles on exposed skin thereby treating respiratory and skin conditions.
Upon entering you remove your shoes and are given a hairnet and shoe covers to keep the room free of dirt. Babies and children are given special socks to wear. There's no prams allowed inside the room but you can take your bag inside. Sessions go for 45 minutes which is adequate time inside.
After being hit with an earache and on-going cold that seems to be doing full circle in the family this Winter, after our Salts of the Earth session, I felt much better and my sinuses were clear that night.
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A little more about Salts of the Earth...
"With up to 40% of children now suffering from allergies, parents in Australia are opening up to the latest complementary therapy to help battle symptoms associated with common ailments, from the winter cold to hay fever, asthma and eczema. The ingredient? A pinch of salt.
Ancient natural salt caves dating back to the 1800s have paved the way for today's more scientific salt therapy (also known as halo therapy), helping to relieve the symptoms of thousands of young Australians suffering from debilitating respiratory and skin ailments, while also aiding general wellbeing.
Australian owned and operated Salts of the Earth is leading the way with eight centres in Melbourne, one in Perth and plans for further expansion through the year, offering children in need natural relief from their symptoms - be it an ongoing condition or seasonal ailments - in a comfortable, child-friendly and calming environment.
So what is it and how does it work? Salt therapy is a non-invasive, chemical-free therapy designed to relieve congestion, inflammation and allergies of the airways and skin. By widening the airways of the respiratory tract, the micro salt particles reach deep into the respiratory system loosening up the mucus, which helps to reduce inflammation.
The best part – children don't even know they're being treated. Kids enter a room with an adult (or the whole family) and simply sit back, play and breathe in an ambient setting, designed to mimic a natural salt cave, filled with toys, a fish tank, bean bags and a TV. During the 45 minute session, a Halogenerator grinds up pharmaceutical grade salt to tiny particles that become airborne and dispersed.
Salt therapy is not a cure and works in conjunction with the sufferer's medical treatment, helping to relieve symptoms of a range of common respiratory conditions be it ongoing or seasonal, from asthma to bronchitis as well as common skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis."
Where to find your closest Salts of the Earth and the cost of sessions:
Salts of the Earth Frankston
241a Beach St, Frankston VIC 3199
Salts of the Earth Traralgon
16 Seymour St, Traralgon VIC 3844
Salts of the Earth Moonee Ponds
Suite 4, 767 Mount Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
Salts of the Earth Brighton
120 Martin St, Brighton VIC 3186
Salts of the Earth Albert Park
89 Victoria Ave, Albert Park, VIC 3206
Salts of the Earth Doncaster East
62 Jackson Crt, Doncaster East, VIC 3109
Salts of the Earth Pakenham
5/43-45 Treloar Lane, Pakenham VIC 3810
Salts of the Earth Malvern
277 Glenferrie rd, Malvern, VIC 3144
Salts of the Earth Werribee
56 - 58 Watton Street, Werribee, VIC 3030
* All views are our own. We recommend that all medical conditions be treated by a physician competent in treating that particular condition. We (Little Melbourne) take no responsibility for individuals choosing to utilize their services in lieu of a medical provider.