The North East’s first ‘Salt Cave’ is now open in Newcastle offering salt therapy to people suffering from respiratory and skin issues, as well those looking for general relaxation.
Sereniti Salt Retreat, located on Friars Street, has been designed to recreate conditions found in a salt mines, with the addition of calming music, soothing lighting and comfortable chairs.
The cave - which has a thick layer of natural sea salt from the Red Sea on its floor, walls and ceiling - can help alleviate many conditions, including: asthma, hay fever, bronchitis, sinusitis, cystic fibrosis, eczema, copd, psoriasis. It can also alleviate stress, help with sleeping disorders and overall improve general well-being.
The Retreat has been set up by Michelle Grogan from Newcastle who is employing a group of therapists from the North East to provide a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. She said: “We have found a niche in the market with this new treatment and realised how fantastic it would be to set up a salt cave in Newcastle and have spent a lot of time researching the therapy and setting up the business. It took in excess of 1000kg of Salt just to decorate the salt cave. The nearest salt cave in the UK is in Edinburgh so we’re really pleased to offer this service to people of the North East”.
Particles of dry rock salt are ground using specialised machinery and then circulated around the room. These particles, invisible to the naked eye, are inhaled deep into the respiratory system helping to clear airways. The treatment is natural and 100% drug free.
Sereniti Salt Retreat also offers hypnotherapy, reiki, reflexology, massage, sports Massage, hopi candle, cupping and facials.
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