Monday, 10 December 2012

Salt Therapy Guest Blog

Alternative options in Alternative Therapies

We here at Salt Therapy
Ireland are delighted to have been invited to write a guest blog for Airmid Therapies. As Salt Therapy is not widely known or recognised we thought we would take this opportunity to tell you a little about the service we offer and how it can help you!

Salt therapy
Ireland is a alternative therapy clinic for the treatment of respiratory and dermalogical issues. We provide a 100% drug free treatment which helps to relieve the symptoms of many common ailments such as COPD, Bronchitis, Asthma, Allergies, Sinusitis, Persistent cough, Chest infection, Psoriasis and Eczema but to name a few.  This treatment originated back in 1843.  After observing the remarkably low incidence of respiratory conditions in salt mine workers who were regularly exposed to air saturated with saline dust, the concept of Speleotherapy (salt cave therapy) was born.  More recently, research published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that salt inhalation was a highly effective respiratory therapy.  Our room brings the natural benefits of salt therapy while taking the benefits one step further by providing the ideal concentration of dry sodium chloride aerosol to treat your specific condition.  This treatment is now widely used over the world and is in fact part of the health care systems in both Russia and Canada

The salt used in our treatment room is pharmaceutical grade salt so you have no worries when it comes to the intake of the salt as it only enters your lungs and respiratory system rather unlike our regular table salt which has lots of additives. The salt works to reduce inflammation and bacteria growth which clears and cleanses the airway tracts and helps to break and shift mucus which in turn makes it easier for the patient to cough it up and get it out of their system.

A treatment lasts one hour and in this time you simply sit back in our tranquil salt cave and breathe….. That’s right its as easy as that! Our room offers the perfect ambience so that you can get the most from your treatment. With salt covered floors and walls and soft lighting you are sure to get a well-deserved hours rest while you relax and let the salt penetrate your airways!

Our salt room is a dry atmosphere so there is no need to come in bikinis and swimming trunks, a question we are often asked! You come dressed as you are and we provide covers for your shoes and a blanket if you want to prevent the ground salt which looks much like talc powder from getting on your clothes.

That is our service in a nutshell readers! We are very proud of the treatment we offer here and are even prouder of the results it has been providing for well over 300 hundred clients since we opened!

As this is a relatively new treatment available throughout
we offer a free treatment for everyone on their first visit so that you can have an insight into how it all works and if it is the right treatment for you! So readers why not give Salt Therapy a try today. Based in Co. Tyrone close to the M1 motorway and new A4 dual carriageway we are in a prime location!

For more information check out , find us on Facebook at Salt Ireland or call us on +44 2887769285!

Much Love
Salt Therapy

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Employee Well Being Initiative

Airmid Therapies is running an Employee Well Being Initiative in Newry and surrounding areas.  If your company is interested in this, please forward this blog to your employees or contact me for more details.  The aim is to promote well being to employees and make them aware of the different ways complementary therapies may help to reduce stress, tension and increase creativity and productivity.  See attached for more information.  Visit our website for treatments available and special offers

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Essential Oil in Focus - Roman Chamomile

Essential Oil                                    Chamomile Roman
Latin / Botanical Name             Anthemis Nobile

Family                                                 Compositae 
(or Asteraceae )

Family Description                     Most members of Asteraceae are herbaceous, but a significant number are also shrubs, vines and trees.   Compositae is considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers.

Synonyms                                       Chamaemelum nobile, Garden chamomile, chamomile, English chamomile, sweet chamomile, true chamomile.

Note                                                     Middle

Method of Extraction               Steam distillation of the flower heads.

Colour                                                 Paul Blue / Pale yellow

Consistency                                    Thin

Aromatic Description                Bright, crisp, sweet, fruity, apply like scent, herbaceous

Description                                      A small, stocky, perennial herb, up to 25 cms high, with a much branched hairy steam, half spreading or creeping.  It has feathery pinnate leaves, daisy-like white flowers which are larger than those of the German chamomile.  The essential oil is found in the flowers.

Distribution                                    Native to southern and western Eurpoe, naturalized in North America.  Cultivated in England, Belgium, Hungary, United States, Italy and France.

Personality                                      Full of sunshine and joy, with a harmonious disposition and emotional life.  They are serene and gentle, but the sometimes appear to be in a dreamlike state.

History and Myth                       Since antiquity, chamomile flowers have been used internally for digestive disorders and externally for skin and mucous membrane irritations. It was used by the Egyptains and the Moors, and it was one of the Saxon’s nice sacred herbs, which they called ‘maythen’.  It was also held to be the ‘plant’s physician’, as it promoted the health of plants nearby.

Blends                                                Blends will with bergamot, clary sage, oakmoss, jasmine, labdanum, neroli, rose, lavender, geranium.

Points of Interest                       Chamomile tea with lactose (mile sugar), if taken after antibiotics, will help restore the normal balance to the intestinal flora.
                                                                Roman Chamomile is considered one of the gentlest of essential oils and is particularly beneficial for treating children and may be used to alleviate the pain associated with teething infants.
                                                                It is harmonising, peaceful and soothing to the spirit.
                                                                It relates to the throat chakra and can be used to help individuals to express their highest spiritual truth.

Therapeutic Uses                       Skin:     Acne, allergies, boils, burns, cuts, chilblains, dermatitis, earache, eczema, hair care, inflammations, insect bites, rashes, sensitive skin, teething pain, toothache, wounds.
Circulation, muscles and joints:         Arthritis, inflamed joints, muscular pain, neuralgia, rheumatism, sprains.
Digestive System:        Dyspepsia, colic, indigestion, nausea.             
Genito-Urinary system:           Dysmenorrhoea, menopausal problems, menorrhagia.
Nervous System: Soothing, calming and antidepressant, alleviates anxiety and stress, migraines, headaches, insomnia and nervous tension, stress related complaints.
Respiratory System: Recommended as an emergency remedy during an asthma attack (rub on solar plexus, wrists and temples).

Therapeutic Actions                  Analgesic, antipholgistic, anti-anaemic, antineuralgic, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, digestive, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hepatic, hypnotic, nerve sedative, stomachic, sudorific, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary.

Mode of Administration        Massage, compress, bath, douche, ointment, inhalation – direct, diffuser, oil vaporiser.

Safety Information                     Non-toxic, non-irritant, can cause dermatitis in some individuals.

Contra-indications                     Not to be used if allergies to Roman Camomile and other Compositaes exists.

Principle Constituents            Mainly esters of angelic and tiglic acids with pinene, farnesol, nerolidol, chamazulene, pinocarvone, cineol.