Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Salt cocoon presented at Estonian National TV

It was really nice to receive another invitation by the University of Tartu to come and present the salt cocoon as an example of the successful cooperation project between enterprises and the university. This time the invitation was to come and present the salt cocoon at ETV morning programme - a channel that everybody watches in the morning. I have uploaded the video of the presentation - the head of the show, Ms Katrin Viirpalu, really enjoyed being inside the cocoon...
Watch the video with English subtitles!

Salt cocoon and IIRIS halogenerators exhibited in Ireland last summer.

IIRIS™ official websitewww.salt-therapy.eu & www.salt-cocoon.com

Friday, January 13, 2012

Salt Therapy in salt cocoon - how it works?

Recently, our company has been addressed with several questions regarding the salt cocoon - why is it good; for whom and how it works.  

In a salt cocoon, it is possible to get even closer contact with the salt aerosol than in big salt rooms. The salt aerosol comes either from behind the patient's neck (Saltarium) or where his/her feet are located (IIRIS). In first case, the patient sits, in second case he/she is in a lying position. 
The privacy is guaranteed and relaxing music or stories (for kids) can be listened during the sessions (avg 20 min) while the salt aerosol provides relief to respiratory tract, skin, body and mind.

How the salt cocoons work?

In-depth studies were carried out by Tartu Univeristy in Estonia in order to study the characteristics of the salt aerosol inside the salt cocoon. In result, we elaborated 3 pre-set curative regimes for the salt cocoons which provide salt aerosol concentration up to16 mg/m3 (recommended in existing research). The values of the regimes are illustrated on a following graph:

 The salt particle sizes:

From the first graph it is possible to see that each regime provides concentrations in a different range:
1) the lowest being the most suitable for people with asthma, bronchitis and similar (concentration up to 2 mg/m3); 
2) the second in case of chronic sinusitis, smoker's cough, pharyngitis, colds & cough etc (concentration up to 9 mg/m3); 
3) the third in case of dermal problems (dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, skin infections etc), arthritis and movement difficulties, stress, skin improvement purposes (beauty) etc (concentration up to 16 mg/m3).

From the second graph it is possible to see that most of the salt particles are within the range of 
0,01 - 4 microns.  

The standard time of the session is 20 minutes. 
If a person has several serious health concerns, eg asthma and dermatitis at the same time, it is recommended to choose the regime suited for asthma and move forward to higher regimes if the person/doctor feels comfortable with that.

                           Salt cocoon at children' clinic in Croatia. Decorated nicely for kids.

Salt therapy in salt cocoons has following advantages:
-you can choose the curative regime which is the most suitable for you;
-salt cocoons are very is easy to operate;
-you can relocate the salt cocoons;
-you can locate them in tiny facilities;
-you have a close contact with the salt aerosol;
-privacy is guaranteed;
-it fits mother with the child.

If a person or a doctor decides to administer different concentrations, then it is possible to choose the manual settings of the salt generator which enables to adjust the mill, feeder and fan speeds manually. 

Where is it possible to try the salt cocoons or to get more information locally?

Kokkonen LLC (manufacturer)
Elva hospital, Estonia
Adeli Rehabilitation Centre, Estonia
Salt Spot LLC, USA
Salts of the Earth Ltd, Australia
Salt Therapy Spa Ltd, Ireland
Helena Children' Clinic, Croatia
Saldium Geral, Portugal
Salt Rooms Ltd, Israel
Saltrummet, Sweden

                                                            IIRIS™ official websitewww.salt-therapy.eu & www.salt-cocoon.com

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Research in English

There are just few pieces of serious research on halotherapy which is also available in English - most of the research that we trust, is in Russian and soon I am planning to give an overview of this research. Here are the links to research reports in English which we trust:

1) Dr Alla Chervinskaya, Central Medical Unit of Federal Medical and Biological Agency, Saint-Petersburg: Halotherapy for Treatment of Respiratory Diseases

2) Dr Alla Chervinskaya, Central Medical Unit of Federal Medical and Biological Agency, Saint-Petersburg: Halotherapy in Dermatology and Cosmetology

IIRIS™ official websitewww.salt-therapy.eu & www.salt-cocoon.com

Monday, January 9, 2012

Ancient treatment revamped

Salt therapy is gaining massive popularity with special treatment rooms being set up to help those suffering from a range of medical conditions...This is told at Australia News Tonight
The overview contains several testimonials of people who have found relief from salt therapy. IIRIS salt therapy representative in Australia, Mr David Lindsay, explains:
"During sessions, machines grind up pharmaceutical salt to a fine dust that is then dispersed into the room and inhaled. What the salt then does is it naturally draws fluid to it, so therefore it helps relieve the inflammation of the airways. It then naturally breaks up all the congestion."
Salt therapy has Therapeutic Goods of Australia approval, but Linsday is now pushing for a Medicare rebate.
Check this link to get a short video overview or to read the full text. 

                                Salt room in Dorpat Spa, Tartu, Estonia

IIRIS™ official websitewww.salt-therapy.eu & www.salt-cocoon.com

Saturday, January 7, 2012

An amazing salt therapy testimonial - Australia

This video shows to whom and how the salt therapy has been of benefit...the Salt therapy room in Bondi Junction, Sydney at A Current Affair on 3 January 2012 ---WATCH THE VIDEO

Salt therapy room in Australia

IIRIS™ official websitewww.salt-therapy.eu & www.salt-cocoon.com