2 years ago my son had to go to the hospital for a severe asthma attack bought on from allergies despite being on 6 different asthma and allergy medicines. Last year we were forced to increase his meds and keep him inside for 2 months in order to avoid another attack during allergy season. Desperate to let my 7 yr. old be a regular boy and enjoy the outside this year I decided to try the salt cavern. The results have been absolutely amazing! Not only is he not coughing or wheezing, but he is actually able to participate in gym and recess outside and play regularly outside like every child should be able to do. It is the height of allergy season and he shows absolutely no signs of respiratory distress! I cannot express how thankful I am that we found the Salt Cavern! You've helped my son be a kid again!
Dr. N Sung said:October 14, 2012 6:58 pm PST
My wife had a bilobectomy in 2010, because of infection and bronchiectasis. Since then she has had chest X-rays and CT scans done alternately every 3 months. All the reports consistently indicated that there was opacity in the right lung plus pleural effusion We tried numerous medications to eradicate the situation to no avail. Then I learned about The Salt Cavern. We gave it a try, out of desperation.
It so happened that she had a CT scan right before the treatment. Then 3 months into the treatment, she had another X-ray. Of course the X-ray was not conclusive. However, it did indicate that there was some clearing of the lung. It was quite encouraging. So we continued with the salt treatment. Recently she had another CT scan. This was the first time, in over two years, that some progress had been made. The report, by a radiologist, on 8/31/2012 indicated that "The previously seen parenchymal opacity in the right lower lobe has resolved. There is no pleural effusion." I truly believe that the salt treatment has a lot of impact on improving her condition.
I tried to figure out the mechanism of action. I do not own a laboratory nor am I able to run some scientific test to verify the effectiveness of the treatment. I can only theorize how it works. Here is what I think. The salt particles, with its osmotic and ionic properties, when inhaled, attached to the moisture inside the lung. It then dissolves and facilitates the fluid and ion transfer (plus oxygen/carbon dioxide) in and out of the lung tissue. This is why even with bronchiectasis, where some of the lung tissues are not functioning properly, the salt treatment can help the transfer of fluid and oxygen, thereby clearing up the excess fluid and mucous inside the lung and increasing lung function.
I do not normally write any critiques or reviews. This time I do feel compelled to write one. Thanks Salt Cavern, a job well done. You have made a marked difference in her quality of life and health status.
Liz S. said:August 13, 2012 5:02 pm PST
I've been going to the Salt Cavern for a few weeks and I've already experienced tangible health benefits. My sinuses are happy (despite the high pollen count), and I stopped using my daily inhaler. I can run up stairs without huffing and puffing, which is a major improvement!
Besides being therapeutic, the Salt Cavern is a great place for a relaxing, almost meditative break in your day. It's my favorite home away from home!!!
The owners and staff are friendly, and the salt lamps are a way to bring a piece of the experience home with you. They also make great night lights :)
I'm telling all my friends about the Salt Cave. After years of going to sinus specialists, having two sinus surgeries, and trying various holistic therapies (which didn't work), the Salt Cavern is the first natural way of improving my sinuses and asthma!!!
Ginny Caroselli said:June 29, 2012 5:57 am PST
We LOVE the Salt Cavern...heading there again today with friends! We feel fantastic after every session. Breathing deeper and wider and feeling amazing!
Adam said:June 13, 2012 8:19 am PST
I feel great after the salt therapy sessions and can breathe better. Yoga in the Salt Cavern with Christine is a great experience and all the while we're gaining the benefits of the halotherapy.
It truly does feel like a vacation when you sit in the comfortable gravity chairs and listen to the soothing music. The package deals I've bought are well worth the money.
John Staudinger said:May 4, 2012 4:04 pm PST
I have to admit that I was not a big believer in Salt Therapy and that the Salt Cavern would actually help my son's allergies. Last week he was so congested, sneezing and blowing his nose constantly, with puffed up eyes, he looked and felt miserable. My mother-in-law in Europe took her grandchildren to one there and she swears by it that it does wonders for David's cousin . So last week my wife took him -- and after just one session there was a very noticeable difference, after 2 sessions, he felt so good that he wanted to go and play outside, and at night he was able to breathe easily, and didn't have to take the extra OTC medicine to clear up his congestion. UNBELIEVABLE! This really works! We are taking him regularly now and he is breathing better, looks healthier and is definitely happier! The Salt Cavern gets my full endorsement--- they made a believer out of me! I am very grateful to them because it has had a profoundly positive impact on my son's health.
THANK YOU SALT CAVERN!!
Bonnie T said:March 17, 2012 10:14 am PST
I feel like I took a vacation when I go here. Eva is so caring.
Chris Cameron said:March 2, 2012 10:30 am PST
Thank You so much!!!! The salt lamps are fantastic and yes they really do help!!!!!