Lion Healthcare was established in Perth, Western Australia in October 2011. The company was founded by Mr. Barry Colgan B.E., who had just returned from an extended trip to Ireland. While there he discovered several of his friends were using a Salt Therapy device to help manage their children’s health. Intrigued by the results, he went to Romania to meet with the manufacturer and to secure the exclusive rights for the product in Australia & New Zealand.
Barry brought 30 devices out to Perth and distributed them for free to friends who had a wide range of respiratory related health issues, and was again very encouraged by the results.
In June 2012, the company launched its first website, whilst simultaneously launched the product in Friendlies Pharmacy Group, one of WA’s largest pharmacy groups.
In June 2013, the company went national, opening a warehouse in Sydney and supplying Salin Plus to the major pharmacy wholesalers, as the product became a core ranged product with many pharmacy groups, such as Chemmart, Discount Drug Stores, Soul Pattinson and others.
By the end of 2016, there were over 30,000 Australian customers using Salin Plus on a regular basis, whilst the product was one of the highest consumer rated medical aids on Productreview.com.au website.
The product was launched with a 60 day money back guarantee program, a unique in the industry for Medical Devices. The program was initially only supposed to last for 6 months, but continues to this day, as the return rate is as low as 1%, a remarkable result considering the wide range of conditions, it is being used for.
In February 2017, the product was launched in the US and Canada, with Lion Healthcare securing the exclusive distribution rights on the back of the Australian success.
The product is considered an effective and convenient alternative to traditional vaporisers/humidifiers, air purifiers, saline sprays and anti-snoring devices such as mouth guards/nasal strips.