According to the CAP code in The United Kingdom suitably qualified medical advice should be sought for the medical conditions mentioned on this website. The Salt Cave Ltd does not diagnose these medical conditions and does not provide medical advice. Salt Therapy is a complementary therapy and clients should not stop taking the medications prescribed by their doctor / respiratory specialist.

Cough treatment at The Salt Cave

I have really suffered from bad cough and found it cleared so well after Salt Therapy and the effects lasted a long time! - Jason, London, Aug 2017

To get a better understanding of how the salt can help with cough and other respiratory problems, first of all we need to know what kind of properties salt has.

Salt therapy helps treat major processes acting in the bronchi: swelling, inflammation, excessive mucus and bacterial infection. Salt therapy helps inflammation within the bronchi reduce, which improves the quality and function of breathing.

Salt is antibacterial

Salt is mucolytic, which means it helps to shift retained mucus

Salt helps reduces inflammation, which can widen your airways

Salt therapy removes pathogen agents such as airborne pollen

Coughs are incredibly common. A cough is a reflex action to clear your airways of mucus and irritants, foreign particles and microbes. Most coughs clear up within two weeks.

A cough is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Most cough are caused by an upper respiratory tract infection (viral) or in more severe cases a chest infection or pneumonia. Non-infectious causes include:

  • allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
  • a flare-up of a long-term condition such as asthma or COPD
  • smoking
  • acid reflux

I found the salt cave in desperation. I have been going there along with my prescribed medication but undoubtedly the cave has helped tremendously. I am coughing far less and although I still get a salty cave it just shows it is getting in deep. I’ve booked 15 sessions. Definitely after 5 I felt the big turn around, it was here that I managed to drop off into a deep heavy sleep twice after so many sleepless nights.

Jo W

After 10 hospital admissions in one year, two severe/life-threatening we felt that the medical professionals could do nothing to help. After the fifth session, we noticed an improvement in her general breathing and after the 10th session, it was like we had our daughter back. We couldn’t believe it! She has now had 5-6 bad coughs/colds and has not even had a slight wheeze. There has been no need to use any of the inhalers prescribed by the doctors.

Remi G

We are so thankful to the Salt Cave and their lovely, friendly staff for giving our daughter a normal life again!


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