Business Name: Salt Space
Note from the Directors:
Thank you Julie for being part of the MNC community and for sponsoring our Wing Walk adventure and getting involved in our Christmas Turkey campaign, your support is much appreciated.
Question 1: Give us a brief description of your business. How you help people? What makes you unique?
Salt Space provides 100% natural Salt Therapy by reproducing the natural micro-climate of salt mines common in Easter Europe. The salt-enriched air is naturally anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, loosens mucus and helps to clear the airways; it’s also great for boosting the immune system and is suitable for adults and for children from 6 months.
Question 2: Why do you love your business and what you do?
I love being able to help people feel better and therefore improve their quality of life. For some people it’s a struggle to walk upstairs or go shopping, so it is really rewarding to see those people able to do a bit more than before. It’s also great to see children cough and wheeze less and sleep better – a benefit for the whole family!
Question 3: Tell us about a time when you said to yourself ‘this is why I do what I do’.
A turning point for me was when several of our clients with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) went for their regular checkups at the hospital and the consultants were surprised to see improvements in their lung capacity/breathing. They recognised that the common link for them all was regular attendance at Salt Space and they contacted us to find out more. We subsequently participated in a trial with the Respiratory Team which involved 50 people with COPD having 8 sessions over a 4 week period. Although not a controlled study, the improvement in scores in the audit was ‘highly statistically significant’.
Questions 4: How has MNC helped you on your business journey so far?
I’m passionate about the benefits of salt therapy and MNC has been a great part of sharing the message – we have had a lot of members using us for themselves, their children and their parents – in fact, one of our clients who has been coming regularly for over two years is the mum of someone I met at MNC!
Question 5: If there was one piece of advice you would give to someone thinking of starting their own business what would it be?
If it’s something you are really passionate about then go for it!
Question 6: Anything else you want our readers to know about you and your business?
While Salt Therapy is well-known in many countries, particularly in Eastern Europe, it is less common in the UK and therefore we offer everyone a complimentary first session; this is a great way to find out more about what we do and the health benefits of halotherapy (the proper name for salt therapy) so you can try before you buy!