Much-loved star Adele King, aka Twink, returns to Ireland’s first ‘salt cave’ today (Jan 31st) after it helped put her on the road to recovery, following the terrifying asthma attack that nearly killed her.
The hi-tech and therapeutic ‘salt cave’ clinic in Maynooth offers salt therapy to help treat people suffering with asthma and allergies.
The stage star and mum-of-two was moments from death when she was rushed to hospital following the chronic asthma attack last year, with her condition at the time described as ‘very sick.’
After urgent treatment and her subsequent release from hospital, Adele underwent a number of salt therapy sessions at the Salt Cave Climatherapy Clinic in Maynooth, near Dublin, to help ease her asthmatic condition.
The veteran entertainer is today (Jan 31st) back at the ‘salt cave’ to join in celebrations for the clinic’s 2nd birthday – along with some of its 2,000 patients, who range from 6-month-old babies to pensioners in their 80s, and even whole families suffering from asthma and allergies. There will also be a giant birthday cake to mark the special occasion.
This is the first time that Adele, who stars in Grumpy Old Women at The Gaiety from tomorrow (Feb 1st), will speak publicly about her near-death asthma ordeal, which hit the headlines Ireland-wide.
Speaking about the Maynooth ‘salt cave’ Adele said: “Thanks to the Maynooth ‘salt cave’ my lifelong battle with asthma improved.
“I had a chronic asthma attack, I thought I was going to die, I had 4 weeks in hospital.
“After that, I went to the ‘salt cave’ in Maynooth. The salt therapy sessions brought me lots of relief and I found I could breathe more easily.
“The Maynooth ‘salt cave’ did me a great deal of good. I hope to return to the ‘salt cave’ for further treatments once my hectic work schedule calms down!
“I like the fact that the treatment is natural and 100% drug free. I also found sitting in the ‘salt cave’ very relaxing.
“For all you asthma and allergy sufferers out there, the Maynooth clinic can bring relief from your asthma and allergies like you’ve never experienced before! I highly recommend salt therapy.”
Launched by entrepreneurial husband-and-wife team Dr Tamas and Orsi Bakonyi, the revolutionary ‘salt cave’ can help alleviate and eradicate many conditions, including: asthma, pneumonia, chest infections, colds, hay fever, bronchitis, sinusitis and cystic fibrosis.
The first salt therapy session is FREE so people can try it without any obligation.
Almost half a million people in Ireland have asthma, and the country is ranked 4th highest in the world for asthma prevalence, according to the Asthma Society of Ireland. One person dies from asthma every week in Ireland, with one in every five children suffering from the widespread respiratory condition.
Tucked away inside a busy Maynooth shopping centre, one of the retail units has been designed to recreate conditions found in a Siberian salt mine – except the ‘salt cave’ has calming music, soothing lighting and comfortable chairs!
The Maynooth ‘salt cave’ was launched at the start of 2009 and was the first clinic in Ireland to offer salt therapy to asthma and allergy sufferers.
The salt therapy treatment is natural and 100% drug free. Sessions each last one hour.
The Maynooth ‘salt cave’ uses purified, 99.9% sodium chloride, aka pharmaceutical salt – the cleanest salt in the world – which contains no additives and no other trace elements.
The dry salt aerosol spray in the ‘salt cave’ can reach the remotest parts of the lungs, where medication from inhalers would never go.
Particles of salt are ground up by a computerised, state-of-the-art machine – a salt micronizer – and a fine, dry, salty aerosol spray is then circulated around the insulated room. These microscopic salty particles, invisible to the naked eye, penetrate deep into the respiratory system.
The treatment is widely used in Eastern Europe and Russia and has been a popular natural therapy for 200 years. In this part of the world, people with chronic breathing disorders often spend two to three hours every day in underground salt grottos. The Russian government even approved salt caves for medical use in 1995.
“We first used salt therapy in Hungary back in 2007 when one of our children was ill with croupy cough. We took her to a salt cave in Budapest and she recovered very quickly after just two sessions.”
Contact details for the Maynooth ‘salt cave’ are: www.saltcave.ie or telephone 01 6289851.
It is open Monday – Friday, 10am – 8pm; Saturdays, 10am – 6pm; and Sundays, 10am – 2pm. The ‘salt cave’ is located at Unit 5, Glenroyal Shopping Centre, Maynooth, County Kildare.
A single salt therapy session costs €35, with 10 sessions costing €240. The number of sessions needed varies according to the patient’s condition and its severity.