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Dawn - Sinusitis


I had a long history of sinus and ear problems including wax build up. I required ear syringes every three to four weeks. After 4 courses of antibiotics for a sinus infection with no relief I decided to try Salt Therapy.

Since undergoing a course in Salt Therapy my sinus problem has improved dramatically. After the second session I noticed an improvement in my sinus pain. I have not had my ears syringed for a couple of months and they feel relatively clear.

I enjoy the quiet relaxing hour in the session especially after work.

Christine - Chronic sinusitis


I had sinus pain and congestion every day. A CT scan showed every sinus cavity was inflamed/congested. My GP had tried everything for me and he suggested Salt Therapy. My health has improved heaps. Although my sinuses are not perfect, the good days outweigh the bad days and the bad days are nowhere near as bad. I noticed results after about a month or so. Unfortunately I developed a head cold after about 4-5 sessions which delayed my results. I recommend that you buy a salt pipe to use at home. Enjoy your Salt Therapy sessions, they are so peaceful and relaxing.

Sonia - Daughter is a mouth breather


"My eldest daughter has been a mouth breather for many years and had nasal problems which have affected both her breathing and quality of sleep.

After one session in the salt rooms she slept soundly and deeply breathing through her nose. For the remainder of the week her sleep quality improved as did her energy levels. She had even contemplated surgery and has now put the follow up appointment with the surgeon on hold for the moment while she is having follow up salt sessions.

Jan - Sinusitis


I was at my wit’s end! This current episode of sinusitis had been going for well over 12 months. It would settle to some extent, and then flare up again.

But it was more than just sinusitis – the mucosal membranes of my sinuses were chronically swollen and inflamed. And the swelling was externally noticeable too. The upper part of my face, around the eyes and upper nose, had taken on a whole new profile from the internal swelling.

I didn’t want surgery again. I had already had that experience and knew it wasn’t a long term solution. And I didn’t want to spend my life inhaling nasal sprays.

My oxygen intake was also compromised, particularly when the swelling was at its worst. I would have to mouth breathe and I REALLY dislike mouth breathing.

When my sinuses were really bad I had trouble getting to sleep and would wake in the morning feeling as if my nose was filled with cement.

And I had become a ‘sniffer'. I had to be careful at work and in public that I didn’t ‘sniff’ from habit! Most embarrassing when I caught myself doing it!

I attended a Nursing Conference in July 2015 and heard Karen’s presentation on Salt Therapy. I was so excited! And when she demonstrated the salt pipe I absolutely knew that Salt Therapy was for me!

I am 62. I have no medical conditions and I only take natural/plant based supplements. I still work, love to garden and last year I discovered Tai Chi.

So beyond having regular massage therapy for those times when I overdo things in the garden, my only physical ailment has been my recurrent and annoyingly consistent sinus condition.

I noticed a change after my first session. Okay! It was only slight! But even tiny little improvements are noticeable when there is a much larger issue.

I have taken advantage of the Course Packages on offer at the Clinic to reduce my cost per session and this has supported my regular attendance at the Salt Rooms. I also use the Salt Pipe at home and absolutely love it!

The improvement to my sinuses has been steady and consistent. I feel as if I am fully living again. I am able to nose breathe without feeling short of breath, and the ‘sniffing’ is no longer a constant in my life. And I pop off to sleep easily- no more mouth breathing and tossing and turning!

Yet the real ‘magic’ occurred when the external swelling around my upper nose and eye area began to disappear. I feel like I have my own face back again.

Thanks Karen and Salt Therapy

Edward M - Emphysema


Currently I am approximately about five weeks into a thirteen week treatment of salt therapy.

Having been diagnosed with emphysema some five years ago I have been subject to acute shortness of breath and subsequent problems caused by same.

My lung capacity has now improved considerably. Tasks like mowing the lawn where it was necessary to take breaks to catch my breath can now be completed without a break and very little discomfort. It is the best I've felt in years.

I have no hesitation in recommending this treatment.

Jane Gorton - Cough, cold, sinus congestion


My name is Jane and I have been suffering most of this year with head colds, coughs and sinus congestion. After many doctors’ visits and prescriptions for antibiotics which were doing nothing I finally took the advice of a friend and decided to give Salt Therapy NQ a try.

I must admit I was very skeptical at first but I had nothing to lose by giving it a go. I have just completed my 8th visit. I am no longer waking in the night due to the dreaded coughing, I can breathe clearly through my nose, my eyes have stopped watering and I can honestly say I feel great. Even my Husband has commented on how much fresher I am looking.

I have been so impressed I decided to take my 3 year old Grandson to the children’s room as he also has been suffering most of the year with a runny nose and cough, after just 3 visits he is once again sleeping through the night. The children’s room is great fun for both kids and adults alike.

The hour I spend in the Therapy  room is extremely relaxing, as well as my sinus and cold symptoms clearing up and can also see and improvement in my skin, blemishes are clearing up.

I honestly recommend Salt Therapy NQ to anyone wanting to get over that dreaded winter cough that just hangs around. As I said I have been putting up with symptoms since about March this year and now 8 visits later I feel amazing.

Shane Douglas & Children - Chronic coughs, colds, asthma


I sought treatment for my three children with chronic respiratory issues. Chronic coughs and colds and asthma. Youngest child is a premature baby (25weeks) who had two admissions to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.

The whole family has benefitted. Reduced the incidence and severity of illnesses.

This therapy is fantastic. I have recommended it to numerous people and will continue to do so.

Stephanie (24) - Ear infection


My reason for seeking treatment was an ongoing ear infection which I had for approx  1 year.

I had aching ears and blocked sinuses.

Since undergoing a course of Salt Therapy I am breathing a lot easier and my ears have had relief with less pressure and pain.

At the first session I could feel my sinuses being unblocked.

Salt Therapy is a lovey experience, very relaxing and calming and friendly service all the time.

I had previously tried other prescribed medications which had no effect.


J & S (41 & 17yrs) - Chronic cough, Difficulty breathing, Sinus


I credit “Salt Therapy NQ” and Karen for helping me survive through this time.

In December 2013, I started consistently coughing and having problems with my breathing.  I started seeing my Doctor, with no avail as to why I was like this.  By February 2014, I was given a referral to a specialists but, I had to wait until the end of May 2014 to see them.

With not being able to cope with walking far, eg. Up a set of stairs I could only make it half way and had to rest.  Talking was difficult, not having enough breath to get a full sentence out.
I thought, I can’t wait until the end of May, I need help now.  So I made my life saving call.

I called Karen and booked in for a few sessions.  After seeing some good results, Karen told me about the 13 week program.  Each week I felt better, and could walk a bit further and complete a sentence. 

My teenage Daughter, started to come to sessions as a relaxation for the stress of Year 12. But, the side benefits were that it was helping her sinus, vocal cords and skin.  Not to forget warding off colds.  We both have salt pipes and a salt lamp.

I made it to the specialists, and in a subsequent visit in July, I was told I was lucky I never had a severe asthma attack as I would not have survived it. I now have 80% lung capacity. 

J & S

Carol Shefford (44 yrs) – Asthma, Eczema


I initially began coming to Salt Therapy for severe eczema which I have had since being a baby and have tried every treatment known with no great success except from strong medication.

Although it was difficult to see if my eczema improved as I was on medication also, it didn’t get as infected and itch seemed less. The hour of treatment was also great to just let me relax on my own.

I have also asthma which I feel has definitely improved since starting Salt Therapy. I have dropped a dose in my steroid medication and I also use much less ventolin.

I’m currently into my 5th month of 2-3 sessions per week and am very happy with the treatment also the empathy of Karen is great.

Lily-Rose Heslin (2yrs) – Asthma


Copied from a Review on our Facebook page by Lily’s mum, Rhiannon Kiviniemi.

My Daughter Lily-Rose (2yrs) has been ventilin dependant for most of her life.

Asthma has prevented her from so many things that a little girl should never miss out on.
Even the smallest cold/flu would end in a hospital visit, as her poor little lungs couldn't cope :(

Dr Pat Ryan was concerned about her chest X-Rays and sent us away to test Lily-Rose for Cystic Fibrosis!!!
Unfortunately all tests came back "inconclusive" due to poor sweat samples collected each time we tried.

Somebody mentioned trying "Salt Therapy" to help treat her Asthma... I had heard about it years ago, but never thought 'Townsville' would have one!!??!!
Prices were confronting, but at the end of the day, I was willing to try ANYTHING to help my baby girl.

Within DAYS she improved.
We go 4 days/week for 1hr.
BEST investment I ever made!!!
Lily is now completely Ventilin free and living like a normal little cheeky monkey :)

Absolutely unbelievable!

Wilma Kent - (67yrs)


My reason for coming to the salt room was tiredness and Bronchial.

I was not sleeping well, I was teary and I had the sound of running water in one ear.

Now I have a restfull sleep; ear problem gone; skin is smooth. I am more relaxed, less stressed.

There is a salt lamp in every room of my home. The one in my bedroom is turned off when I go to bed at night.

I enjoy my nanny nap 6 days a week in the salt room. Very rested.

Thank you Karen for your support and positiveness.

Suella O'Donnell - Asthma


I am writing this testimonial for Salt Therapy NQ as I believe I have a story that should be told.

 A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with asthma, it tends to be seasonal. I am prescribed medication for treatment and prevention.

 After suffering my first bad asthma attack of the season and hearing advertising on the radio for Salt Therapy NQ I popped in and sought some information. Karen was very helpful and informative. Not feeling very well I decided to book my first visit that day.

 Immediately my need for asthma medication ceased. I could not believe the improvement after just one visit instead of a visit to the doctor I started a course of Salt Therapy.

 I have become a regular user of Salt Therapy and am also benefiting from the unwind time, the relaxation from the general surroundings of the Salt Therapy room.

 I haven’t used or had the need for asthma medication since my first visit to Salt Therapy NQ and over a few weeks my constant cough which became a normal part of my life has also gone. I sleep much better, no longer being woken by my cough, and feel the general health benefits have been fantastic.

 People have also commented on how healthy I look and I have also noticed a difference in my skin and am very happy with a healthy glow.

 Give it a go. I can definitely recommend Salt Therapy NQ

Thea - Sinus infection, Post-nasal drip


I went to Salt Therapy NQ to get relief from a sinus infection and post-nasal drip. I had recently been feeling really low, getting over a virus, and I was exhausted and had lost my sense of smell and taste. 

After two treatments I could actually breathe, and felt the air fill my lungs. The pressure in the sinuses eased significantly, and I have not had a problem with that post-nasal drip.

I will continue with salt therapy treatments from time to time, to keep on top of my sinus problem, and as well, salt therapy makes you feel totally relaxed.  I prefer to attend salt therapy in the late afternoon so I can just float home and look forward to a relaxing night's sleep.  Perfect!

Karen is very knowledgeable and helpful and I totally recommend Salt Therapy NQ.


Jo-Elle Reeh (20yrs) – Asthma, Acne


 I suffer from Asthma and mild-moderate Acne. Before coming to Salt Therapy sessions I was constantly needing my inhalers, morning, night and throughout the day. I work out, so before and after every gym session I’d need my puffer.

After only one session of Salt Therapy my breathing became much better and with 1-2 sessions per week I barely find myself needing my inhalers! Salt Therapy also relaxed my acne and leaves my skin feeling smooth and fresh, like coming home from a beach.

I highly recommend Salt Therapy to anyone suffering either of these conditions. It’s a nice, relaxing solution to your problems. :)


Daphne Golden (73 yrs) - Emphysema, Asthma


I decided to give Salt Therapy a try because I have chronic breathing problems as well as heart problems. My breathing was worsened by a lung infection in 2012 which greatly reduced my lung function making it hard to enjoy life.

Since starting Salt Therapy, my breathing has become easier. It has made my life a lot more comfortable and easier to live. My lungs will never improve but at least now I can take deep breaths and not be so short of breath. I have also found that the wellbeing of my body has improved.

I would recommend Salt Therapy for any breathing problems or any of the health problems listed on brochures.


Cecily Harris (68yrs) - Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma


I was seeking to breathe easier as Pneumonia left me with a constant cough. I have Pulmonary Hypertension and Asthma.

Since undergoing Salt Therapy I am able to breathe easier without having to rely on a nebuliser. My coughing has substantially subsided.

Karen is very helpful and assists you in every way possible.


John Harris  (68 yrs) - Sinus


I have had constantly blocked sinuses. Prior to Salt Therapy my blocked sinuses were preventing sleep.

Since undergoing Salt Therapy my sinuses have been greatly relieved.

Karen has been very helpful with another condition doctors have not found for three years.


Alison Oakley - Sinusitis


Being a sinus sufferer for years I decided to give the Salt Therapy a go and so pleased I have. My breathing and lung capacity has improved and I am able to get rid of mucus from my sinuses much easier. Over time my post nasal drip has gone so less coughing and sore throat.

The Salt Therapy has multiple benefits and works very subtly.

Karen is very helpful in all aspects of health. I highly recommend the Salt Therapy.

Lyn (65yrs)- Sinusitis

I sought Salt Therapy for Sinusitis.

Before I had Salt Therapy I had inflamed sinuses, blocked nasal passages, puffy eyes and sinus areas and headaches.

After one treatment I was able to breathe easier and after a few more treatments the swelling had disappeared. Amazing improvement in sleep and general health and wellbeing. Haven’t had to use a nasal spray since starting treatment.

I highly recommend it not only for the salt therapy but the wonderful one hour of relaxation. May many people experience it.


Kylie Devenish ( 28yrs )


I initially tried salt therapy for my dermatitis-psoriasis, hay fever/sinus, immune system and stress.

Prior to having Salt Therapy treatment I had seborrheic  dermatitis on my face, back and scalp, regular hay fever and sicknesses.

Since undergoing a course of Salt Therapy my Mum has commented on how I’m blowing my nose less. A friend has commented on how clear my skin is and I am using my cortisone (steroid) cream less often.

It’s also my hour of pure calm and relaxation. A few weeks ago on a Friday I was all stuffy and clearly getting a cold/flu but after a visit to the salt room on the Saturday I was fine as it all cleared up.


Noel Wachter (62yrs) -Sinus


I sought treatment for my sinus condition.

Prior to a course of Salt Therapy my breathing was restricted and I suffered from vertigo.

I have recovered from the vertigo and my breathing is easier.

Wayne Douglas(67yrs) -Sinus & Lung congestion


I sought treatment to gain relief from chest and sinus conditions.

My congested lungs and blocked sinuses remained a constant problem.

While undergoing a course of Salt Therapy I  experienced relief in both areas after each visit. However, due to residing 130kms fro the therapy rooms, relief remained somewhat marginal i.e. needed more frequent visits.

On a more recent visit I was shown a "salt pipe"- purchased same and have found it to be excellent in alleviating both problem areas, but particularly helpful re sinuses.

Rachelle Munro (35 yrs)-Skin infection


I sought treatment for skin infections, low immune system – wanted to feel “better/well”.

I was constantly tired, many skin infections (like boils), poor circulation, low immune system.

Since undergoing a course of Salt Therapy I am sleeping much better (5 hours straight), skin infections healing very well – less occurrence of them as well.

I am very happy with Karen’s assistance and knowledge. She goes out of her way to help.

Cheril Boyd (64yrs)-COPD


I have a medical condition called C.O.P.D. and during a holiday overseas I fell ill with Influenza A. My usual medication was not helping my breathing.

Prior to seeking Salt Therapy I was extremely short of breath to the stage where I had to have help to do normal everyday chores, not sleeping and feeling very unwell.

Since undergoing a course of Salt Therapy I started to feel the benefits after only 2 sessions and at the moment have had 7 sessions and I am pleased to say I am feeling great. My breathing has improved so much that I am back to walking for 1 hour every day.

I would highly recommend Salt Therapy to anyone with Asthma or any Lung conditons


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