Also known as: Salt Cave Therapy, Salt Therapy
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As my mother suffers from bronchiecstasis, I booked a session here for us both to attend. My request for an appointment on a particular date and time was booked efficiently by email by a member of staff in a very prompt manner - (my suggestion on here to the other reviewer is to email the clinic for an appointment!) After form filling to confirm any health reasons for attending, we were led into the room where we were laid on loungers and covered by cosy blankets. The hour in the room flew by and my mother commented that she had begun to feel her breathing begin to ease within half an hour of being in the room. We were both so impressed that further sessions have been booked as e-vouchers through Wahanda for her to enjoy in her own time. The staff on the day of our visit were friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
this place is ok but the whole experience is spoilt.
Because to visit you first you have to make an appointment.
But you can't do that as nobody ever answers the phone .
There is no answerphone or message taking facility , you wait for days for replies when sending messages by their contact service .
Simply not good value. very disappointed
I visit here with my daughter who has asthma, allergies and ENT problems,
The clinic is operated by a buzzer and the lady opens the door. A very nice professional lady.
There is a short form to complete , blue covers for your shoes and while you wait to go in, their is a fruit bowl and magazines and fresh clean toilet facilities. Inside there is relaxing music and reclining chairs with blankets to cover you so you can snooze. The lady settles you in and pushes the chair back and leaves quietly. In the back corner is a salt pit with a few toys so children can play during the session. The room is covered in pink rock salt crystals,a salt foor, has a trickling fountain and a starlight ceiling.It is definitely seems more approachable than the salt cave is south london which I have also visited. at the end of the session the lady comes in and helps you get out . It is a very subdued, calming atmosphere.
I'd suggest a few magazines inside the salt room itself in case you can't relax and want to pass the times.
I know there is a lot of ums and ahs about halotherapy in the UK with mainstream medicine,probably also due to the loss of income if people chose natural holistic healthcare. However this is a very widely known treatment in Eastern Europe with Salt Cave hospitals offering treatment that benefits patients with scientific research and data available to read online. My view is that not all medical treatments need to involve drugs that cause side effects and lose efficacy through prolonged use. London is highly urbanised and heavily polluted, I feel this benefits me and my daughter who very slowly is showing signs of improvement. Nobody magically gets better overnight with chronic conditions and as with all treatments you need commitment.
I have not used my asthma medication since visiting Adalex clinic and following the Buteyko method. Therefore I am quite pleased and hope my daughter will also improve using this and NHS healthcare.
The venue is new - the reception area stylish and modern, the receptionist cheerful & helpful. The salt grotto is a room lined with crystals with 6 reclining chairs on salt granules on the floor, flowing water in the corner, subdued lighting and soothing music piped in. The air is pure and fresh, quite cool and the overall effect is calming, relaxing and clears the mind. An hour certainly helped my friend and I breathe and feel better. Parking immediately outside is limited. I would try the treatment again and over time.
I went with my baby she is 2 years old and she have eczema and i got ,hayfever and asthma i was relax and able to be in my own clothes and my baby with me playing with the salt in the floor. I left and i was breathing better and my baby with good developments in her skin after a week1
I really didin't know what to expect...
The treatment has really helped me! And what I liked the most is that you only have to go there and breathe... that's it!
I went along for a trial session of the Salt Cave in December. The venue was pretty easy to find, being close to local transport, and we were met on arrival by the owner who welcomed us and showed us around. The venue is fairly small, but that's fine as you don't need much by way of facilities for halotherapy.
After putting our coats and bags into a locker we were given hair nets and shoe covers to put on, and it was explained that this was to keep the space as hygienic and sterile as possible. Sofia was very friendly and knowledgeable, and explained to us the way the salt cave works - particles of dry rock salt, too small for the naked eye to see, are filtered into the chamber and breathed deep in to the respiratory system, which is great for asthma sufferers and allergy sufferers alike.
We went in and the cave was not quite as I expected - it was more like a grotto than a cave but the air felt fresh and clear compared to the musty London air outside, and a couple of people were already in there having a snooze or reading a book. We took a seat on one of the very comfortable loungers, settled under a fleece blanket and let the salt get to work.
I had gone in with a bit of a stuffy nose thanks to the winter weather, but I found as I stayed in the cave it improved and cleared. The air felt so clean and clear it was quite invigorating while also being very peaceful, as nobody is talking, and there's nothing to concentrate on so really it's the perfect time for a nap and a de-stress.
I came out feeling cleaner and clearer. I don't suffer from asthma but would highly recommend it for anyone who has sinus problems as I'm sure a few sessions would work wonders.
I went along to the Salt Cave in December. It was easy to find - just a short walk from Earlsfield station. The lady on reception was lovely and very friendly. I was given a locker for my belongings and after putting on some shoe covers and hair net (attractive!) led into the salt cave. To be honest I was a little disappointed that we weren't actually in a cave at all but a square room completely covered in salt including all walls, floor and ceiling! ... so basically it's a replica of a real salt cave, but nontheless still very cool as it looks like you're in a room full of snow!
The room had about 8 very comfy chair / loungers and I was surprised to find it was fairly full considering it was mid-week. Once we were all seated the lights were dimmed, calming music was playing and we were left to relax and breathe in the clean air.
Some of the other guests were reading but once I placed the warm woollen blanket over myself I think I was asleep within 10 minutes!
I awoke to find the lights back on and couldn't believe how quickly the hour had passed. It was one of the best naps of my life. I felt refreshed, calm and at ease. Being someone who normally finds it difficult to unwind I found this as relaxing as any massage or treatment I've ever had at a spa. The place offers a complete retreat away from day to day stresses and I think works well for people who need to relax as well as those with breathing allergies.