Breathe easy in 2015 with a visit to Scotland’s only Salt Cave

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Scotland’s only Salt Cave is celebrating a successful 2014 with a special giveaway for Southern readers.

More than 5,000 people from all over Scotland have visited the Salt Cave since it opened in Edinburgh in 2011, either with varying respiratory conditions, including asthma and COPD, or in some cases just to relax and destress.

And now, The Southern Reporter in conjunction with Scotland’s first and only Salt Cave, is giving one lucky reader the chance to kick back and relax after the busy festive period, with five free one-hour sessions, worth £150.

Owners Pete Flynn – who suffers from psoriasis – and Janet Butt set up The Salt Cave following a visit to Ireland in 2010, when a cousin of Pete’s recommended he try out a Salt Cave in Omeath to help his condition, claiming it had really helped her daughter’s asthma.

The couple visited the cave and were hooked on the concept immediately, resulting in intense research and training, which included many visits to the world-famous health salt mines in Wieliczka and Bochnia in Poland.

Pete said: “Having witnessed first-hand how the salt therapy helped me, I wanted to spread the word from the outset and help people suffering from various respiratory illnesses with a drug free solution by focusing on the source of the problem and not just supressing the symptoms.

The Salt Cave, which has two treatment rooms, one which is family-friendly and the other for adults, uses salt from the world’s oldest and leading pharmaceutical grade salt and chemical company, Merck, founded in Germany in 1668. One of the first clients to attend The Salt Cave in Edinburgh is COPD sufferer Norma McKinnon, 60, from Cupar. She said: “At the time I found out about The Salt Cave I really was at rock bottom.

“I couldn’t breathe through my nose, I was taking every medicine under the sun, I had chest infections all the time and I really felt that even my doctor had written me off.

“Now I really feel my quality of life has improved, I genuinely feel like I have my energy and life back.”

To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize, please answer the following question:

Email your answer, along with your name, full address, including postcode, and daytime telephone number to no later than midday on January 13.

For more information on The Salt Cave, which is at Marionville Road, Meadowbank, Edinburgh, visit

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