Salt Space in Hove opened in 2015 and is the only salt therapy clinic in Sussex.
It is run by a small, friendly and knowledgeable team headed by the owner Julie Dunn, who is passionate about the health benefits of dry salt therapy [less passionate about having her photo taken!].
Julie first heard about salt therapy – or halotherapy to give it its correct name – in 2013 when a friend who lived in Scotland found her asthma worsening to such an extent that she had difficulty breathing and had to stop hill-walking which was a long-term hobby. She felt she had no choice but to increase her asthma inhaler usage since breathing was such a struggle.
A salt therapy clinic had just opened nearby and, after five or six sessions, Julie’s friend got her walking boots back on and was able to resume living her life as she wanted – with long hikes up and down hills! She stopped using one of her inhalers and drastically reduced use of the other – she could breathe again. And this from a treatment that is 100% natural.
“This made me want to find out more”, says Julie, “so I visited other salt therapy clinics and in the short time I visited each I was amazed at the stories people had to tell about how salt therapy had improved their quality of life. Even with long-term conditions such as COPD, bronchiectasis and other chronic conditions, people were sharing incredible, first-hand, very personal information about the difference regular salt therapy had on them.”
“I met mums and dads who were convinced that salt therapy was the reason their child no longer needed steroid creams and/or steroid inhalers and was generally healthier and less susceptible to coughs and colds.”
Julie continued to research dry salt therapy in the UK and overseas and finally came to a decision: “I decided this was something I really wanted to do near my home in Hove and so I started looking into the possibilities”…and that was the beginning of Salt Space. While it took some time to find a landlord who was happy with us putting salt all over the place, once we found the right property in Portland Road, Hove, it took us about six months for us to be ready to open the door to our first customer.
Interested in how Salt Therapy can help you? Contact Julie for a chat on 01273 973843 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget the first session is FREE so what have you got to lose!