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Breakthrough treatment at Salt Cave Dudley brings hope to chest patients

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A patient with the serious chest condition, COPD, says her life has also been turned around by the Salt Cave in Dudley.


Frances Clews was virtually housebound- she was so breathless she was forced to spend her life in an armchair.

Sixty- eight years-old Frances couldn’t even walk 100 yards, and was often unable to talk. She couldn’t shower herself or do any household tasks at all and had to rely on her husband Colin to do all of the housework.

But after a few treatments at the Salt Cave, Frances was able to stop using a reliever inhaler because she could breathe more easily. And soon she found she could have longer conversations without becoming breathless.

Salt Cave, Dudley

A new lease of life: Frances Clews (left), pictured with Salt Cave manager, Zoe Ness

Now Frances has improved so much she is able to go out with friends on day trips and walk for an hour without using a walking stick. She can do housework and has even joined a gym!

“I can go out on day trips to Bridgnorth with my friends and I can even do some housework now which has taken a lot of pressure off Colin”, she said.

“I’m also going to the Action Heart gym at Russells Hall Hospital, which would have been totally impossible before I started having salt therapy”.

Fantastic feedback

Zoe Ness, who runs the Salt Cave Dudley with her partner David Hetherington, said: “We are extremely happy with the number of people the Salt Cave has helped since we opened in May 2016. We’ve had such fantastic feedback and success stories from our clients. We hope to continue helping them and many more in the future. ”

Numerous studies carried out in Europe suggest that halotherapy is an effective drug-free treatment for asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sinusitis and many other respiratory and skin conditions, as well as the hereditary disorder cystic fibrosis.

Anyone who would like to try the therapy free of charge can contact the Salt Cave on 01384 686777. The clinic is located at Unit 26, The Waterfront East, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 1XJ.


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