Bracknell’s new salt therapy room opens to rave reviews
A new salt therapy room has opened in Berkshire and appears to be the first of its kind in the county. The Salt Kingdom is located in Bracknell and offers guests the opportunity to relax and boost their immune system.
The company was created to help others discover the relaxation and benefits of salt. On offer is the unique practice of halotherapy which involves breathing in tiny particles of salt to help improve respiratory conditions and skin problems.
Family sessions and adult sessions are offered on site. The children’s area has a playground or “salt beach”, while the adults’ area is furnished with comfortable armchairs.
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Family sessions are held seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and the last session begins at 4:30 p.m. Adults-only sessions run seven days a week from 9am to 11am, with the last session starting at 10:15am. Sessions last 45 minutes and cost £21 and the building is located in Forest Park, Bracknell Business Units.
Since opening, it seems the Salt Kingdom has been a huge hit with guests. On Google Reviews, the place received five stars. Client Samantha Gillard Jenner said it was “an amazing experience that has helped me tremendously with my allergies” and Charlotte Jenner said “adults-only sessions are extremely relaxing”.
What is Salt Therapy?
Salt therapy, otherwise known as halotherapy, is a type of alternative treatment used to relieve skin conditions and breathing. For some people, however, it’s just used for relaxation.
The therapy involves participants breathing low concentrations of decomposed salt. The low concentration of salt is said to enter the lungs and help break down and dissolve phlegm – also helping to kill microorganisms that can cause infections.
People can use halotherapy to relieve asthma, bronchitis, or other allergies. It can also be used to help skin conditions such as eczema or acne, but according to the CAP code in the UK, qualified medical advice should be sought for these types of conditions.
The Salt Kingdom said it was aware that salt decor or salt on floor surfaces would not be enough to create salt spray. That’s why they invested in specialized equipment, including a halogen that grinds the salt into microparticles and disperses them throughout the room.
According to The Salt Kingdom, this has proven to be the most effective method of dispersing salt for halotherapy. The Global Wellness Institute says that most of the studies that have been done on the health benefits of halotherapy have been quite small and observational.
Halotherapy is not recommended for people with specific diseases and infections as well as people with fever, open wounds, cancer, severe hypertension, mental disorders and active tuberculosis. Pregnant women are encouraged to consult their doctor before using halotherapy.
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