Archive for July, 2007

Salt pipe is so proud with Bronze medal for wheelchair fencing

Friday, July 20th, 2007

This week 11-21 July is the week that my husband took a team of wheelchair fencers to Warsaw.  I waited to hear the good news for him everyday however the results are only decent but honestly with the people who just work only 15 months or less in fencing, this is good result.  On Wednesday, I got a good news from him that Phil went to semi and eventually he got bronze medal.  It is the first medal in European Championship ever that Great Britain can make.  No one else have done it before.  Being honest, wheelchair fencing in GB is really bad comparison to the other nations.  No support even in the people in the organisation.  Lots of politics around which I really hate it when my husband has to get involve. 

By the way, this result means so much to Phil.  Lee, his team mate, told my husband that Phil went to sleep last night with the medal still hanging on his neck.  I am sure it is the best event in his life which with his disability if he was not fence, he could not get achievement and being proud about it.

Cisca saltpipe has helped us a lot especially giving my husband to work with them Lee, Phil, Rob and Chirs. This is also down to our customers who buy these pipes.  Your money have given these wheelchair fencers a chance to get into sport and being happy.

I hope this Bronze medal will also make you proud of him.

Alex likes Elipipe!

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Alex is one of my fencers.   She is lovely girl and working hard person. From last travelling with her in  fencing compeition, I recognise she coughed and complained about sore throat.  I gave her an Elipipe on the day when we went down to the competition for England Championship.  She really liked the Elipipe and keep using it even during the competition.  She won on the day and she said I really like Elipipe and it keep me calm and relax in the competition.

 

3 English Champions thanks to Salt pipe customers

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

This weekend was a success weekend for me and my husband.  Our fencers got gold medals in each category U13 boy, U13 girl and U15 boy.  The opportunity to be good fencing coach in this country is hard because lots of coaches have to make their own living which at the end of the day they may not be able to give the best to everyone because they have to live.

I had never realised that I was going to be a coach.  I love fencing and at that time my goal is finish my Phd and being somebody in academic.  Of course, working like that does not give anytime to do anything else just work work and work!. 

Salt pipe gives me new life by running this business as well as teaching fencing. I can help lots of young children to fence as well as can let me support some fencers who are really talented but not strong financial background.  To be good fencers costs lots of money as well as other sports like tennis.  Lots of training, fencing tournament and equipment costs fortune to parents.  We lived in Northeast “The Far Corner” which makes more difficulties to get sponsors and money from government to develop this sport.  Now, I can help them by giving sufficient training without extra cost from the parents. 

I thanks to Saltpipe and the most important thing BIG THANK YOU! to all my customers who use this Cisca Saltpipe.  Every pipe the customer bought, it has been giving fencing support. You all are the major part of supporting these young fencers and you are the real sponsors to the children in this society to do sport and not hanging around on the street.  You are helping children to learn discipline and feel responsibility toward the sport that it will help them to be good adult people in the future.

Now, you could be proud you are the part of these 3 Trophies.  Thank you for you all.

My Best friend “Beth Speedy”

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Doing the salt pipe business is not easy.  Without good help and support, it is very difficult to make progress in promoting the new product on the market.  Internet is one of media to get in touch with customers and I know wholeheartely that interesting website will help to provide good information and excitement to customers visiting.

Web design is hard.  How to use software to do it is not difficult but the idea and imagination to present it is tough.  I do not want my website being boring and when visitors came in and think it is similar to others.  Also, with my nature, I put myself into web sercher and think what I want.  I would like my web to be a knowledge base web that people can get more and more information about salt pipe and salt therapy as much as I can.  I do not want my web to be like the place just for sell but if someone visit my website, they will have some knowledge about this new invention even though they do not buy.

Beth is my best friend.  She is artist and designer.  We have known each other for so long through fencing.  Beth fences sabre and she is one of the best women sabre in UK.  She was in national squad several times and she got 3rd place in British Championship in 2006.  In my view, she is the best in women sabre.  Let’s get back to website, Beth likes out salt pipe comparing to the other seen on the market and she said our Cisca Saltpipe looks sexier than others.  She composed the story of the saltpipe by giving a design out as you can see in www.thesaltpipe.co.uk which is different than other health product websites.  Mostly, health product presents in white, blue which in our view it is deadly boring and we like something smashing.  Beth did a great job by banging the black colour in it which at first I had no idea how it would be and it came out nice and different.  Several people like our website.  Honestly, with this work what Beth did to our company, it should cost a lot but for us it costs a friendship.  It is a true friend because friend always helps each other no matter how the situation is.  She also designed the leaflet and advert for our company which many people may have seen.  We both like tea (oriental tea) and every time she came to help us, my job was looking after her and kept filling nice hot tea to her mug and cooked nice Thai food for her with pleasure.  She also has her own website www.bethspeedy.com.

Tomorrow 7/7/2007 is her birthday and I would like to say thanks to my best friend “Beth Speedy” who helps in every difficult situations.  Thanks for giving a nice website and graphic related to salt pipe for our customers.  Elipipe also said big THANK for this cool name.

Happy Birthday Speedy!

Salt pipe in Allergy Show 2007

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Down to London in June 2007, we went to exhibit our Cisca Saltpipe in Allergy show 2007.  This year is our 3rd time to come to meet people in this event.  We managed to get bigger stand.  Unfortunately, my unexpertise in digital camera that I did upload it all into my computer and delete them out so all photos what I took from this show were deleted so I am a bit sad that I cannot show how fantastic our stand was.

Even though we have been on the market for 3 years, most people still do not know about saltpipe too much.  Some came across with big smile immediately when they saw the name Salt Pipe.  I would be the same if I did not sell this product.  I would think about salt and pepper.

In the show we met several nice customers who came to visit and get information about the saltpipe.  On Friday, we met one old lady who has used saltpipe for 2-3 months.  She has asthma and someone bought this Cisca Saltpipe to her.  She told her story to the others who still hesitated about getting pipes for themselves.  After her advice, several customers decided to got the pipe.  I forgot to ask her name but I would like to thank you to her very much because she contributed her experience which is useful.  Also, one perseon came across to let us know that she has one and she used it over the nose but it smell really unpleasant.  I explained to her that the smell what she told us it is the smell of mineral what is inside the salt.  Because the crystal salt inside the pipe is formed over 20-30 million years and it forms under pressure so several mineral has been formed inside the crystal which makes this salt more special than table salt.  Unfortunately, I could not think fast enough that I should tell her to put some Eucalyptus oil underneath the pipe in order to make the air becomes more pleasant. 

 

Elipipe power!!!

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

As I am not just doing the saltpipe, fencing coach is another job what I do which mainly involving with young children.  Since I started to do Saltpipe, by that time, I worked with young fencers coming to train.  Thomas is one of young fencers aged 7 at that time.  He came to the training regularly but he used to cough a lot during training.  I had a chance to work individually with him.  One day I and his mom had a chat together and knew that Thomas got asthma.  Last year about March, I gave him an Elipipe (salt pipe for children but it is in elephant shape).  He started using the pipe regularly as a part of his normal activity.  There are interesting stories about his condition which I am very please to see how he can be much more happy.  There was a time I spoke to his mom and she said that one time the whole family members got colds.  Surprisingly, Thomas was the only one that was not affected by cold.  In last winter, his mom took him to check up and the nurse was quite please about his condition.  His peak flow increased and he did not to take too many medicines as he had have for 6 years. 

I just met his mom yesterday and we had a conversation about him.  His mom told that now he can join in several sport activities and he feels more confident when he does those activities.  He sleeps much better during night time because no more cough interrupt during sleeping.  He uses less inhaler (just using only necessary).

In my experience, during the training time, I cannot hear any more coughing noise from him and of course his fencing is getting better and better.  I keep telling him is ” It is an magic from Elipipe!” 

I have hope in this saltpipe and hope children who got the Elipipe from us will get better and better as Thomas.  Finger cross “Elipipe Power!”.

PS: I just keep updating on the testimonials got from several parents which can be seen at www.thesaltpipe.co.uk/children.htm

 

Natural Asthma therapy

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

I have come across several questions from customers about whehter there is a real natural asthma remedy.  In my view, there should be something natural which before lots of inhalers, drugs are invented how people deal with those kinds of asthma and breathing problems.  During the Allergy show, our stand was next to the conference room, I saw one presentation of the asthma and the presenter talked about the history of drugs in ashtma.  It was invented some times not too long ago.  Question appears to my head that how those people cope with asthma.

Accidentally, I met the lady at the show who has the business about a tour to salt cave to have a treatment of salt cave therapy in Romania (www.magromhealthspa.com) .  She told that the drugs for asthma are so expensive in her country and people manage to have the natural treatment by using saltcave for the treatment.  It is also interesting because several people who live near sea or in island are less likely to have problem with asthma.  So, definietly the natural way of coping with asthma is getting fresh salt air to help.  I do not know about another kinds of natural treatment but because I do the business in the salt pipe and this brought me into how to help people to get better.

Using salt air either going to seaside, visiting the salt caves or using salt pipe are among several natural asthma treatment.  I am sure there are several natural asthma remedy that people seem to forget if I know something more I will post to you.