|Ruth Brooker, who found relief from shortness of breath |
after a visit to the Salt Caves, with neighbour Roger
Scoones, who said he also benefited
Mrs Brooker, 81, of Northwood Road, Whitstable, had suffered from shortness of breath for five years. Doctors said there was nothing more they could do about the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which was blocking her lungs.
But her daughter contacted the Salt Cave clinic in Tunbridge Wells, and after four sessions Mrs Brooker says many of her symptoms have disappeared.
She said: "I'd been suffering with a constant uncontrollable cough for over five years. It started to affect my social life and also stopped me sleeping for more than about three hours. Whilst my GP was extremely patient and helpful I felt I was a lost cause.
"Even my consultant said there was nothing else that could be done to help. I had an inhaler and tablets to thin the mucous, but it had got to the stage where I cancelled engagements and went home from events, I was so embarrassed by the constant cough, sneezing and running eyes.
"After the first hour there – apart from being extremely relaxing – I felt a clearing of my nose. I had four sessions consecutively as recommended and by session three stopped using my tablets.
"By session four my cough had more or less gone."
Ruth has never smoked, but had been surrounded by smokers during her childhood and working life.
Her neighbour Roger Scoones offered to drive her to the sessions and also claimed benefits from his nasal condition.
Salt Caves owner Denes Gal said: "We are so pleased that our salt therapy has worked wonders for Ruth, and it has worked well for so many people over the years, whether they suffer from asthma, or other bronchial conditions.
"Our special children's salt cave has exceptional results also. We're now coming up to the time of year for allergies and hay fever, which we also get brilliant results with."
Source: This is Kent