After I got a bout of pneumonia about 6 years ago which resulted in a hospital stay and my introduction to “chest problems”. I have been quite uptight whenever I get a cold. Usually, sometimes that meant a snuffy nose for a few days for most people left me floored and on yet another course of oral steroids. I hated taking those steroids! Sometimes I had to have antibiotics too. I frequently ended up at A & E on a nebuliser, my chest so tight I could hardly take a breath. I was desperate for a different solution. Surely there was something else that could help that did not involve inhalers and pills and all that stress! In March this year, I got a cold…oh no…my chest started tightening, I was back at the doctor – more antibiotics for a chest infection – I was desperate!
Then I saw an advert for Inverness Salt Therapy Centre. I phoned and got an immediate slot for a free trial session. It is a very ‘clean feeling’ room, all white, with really comfy seats and footstools, fluffy blankets, dim lighting, soft music and the sound of waves gently crashing – Bliss!
Within 20 minutes I could feel the wonderful pure clean air penetrating my lungs and I felt so relaxed. If you lick your lips you can taste the salt but otherwise, the feeling is just ‘clean’ and ‘fresh’ and VERY relaxing.
I have had a block of 10 sessions now and my lungs feel completely different – ‘Cleaned out’ is the only way to describe it. I can take much bigger breaths in without tightness.
The best bit is that for the first time in 6 years I did not have to take the oral steroids! The infection cleared up quickly too.
I am totally convinced that Inverness Salt Therapy Centre is a fantastic resource for people with chest problems and that it really, really helps.