Halotherapy is a non-invasive treatment that allows the body to utilize aerosolized salt as a method of natural healing. At Salt of the Earth, you are surrounded by thousands of pounds of pink Himalayan salt on the walls and floor, in an environment that recreates the microclimate of naturally occurring subterranean salt caves (speleotherapy). Our generator crushes additional salt into micron sized particles and disperses it throughout the salt cave air. As clients relax during their 45-minute session, the air in the cave is closely monitored to maintain a precise concentration of aerosolized salt, keeping it in a therapeutic range. Breathing in the micron-sized salt particles stimulates an anti-inflammatory response, reducing irritated airways and thinning mucus in the bronchial tubes and lungs. As such, salt cave therapy is beneficial for those suffering with asthma, allergy-related symptoms, bronchitis, COPD and the common cold.
The dry salt aerosol environment in the cave is also beneficial for your skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of the salt can reduce the redness, swelling and irritation, often associated with eczema, psoriasis and acne.
In addition to being antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, halotherapy also provides one other key benefit – stress reduction. As you relax in the unique and peaceful environment of our salt cave, you will likely experience a sense of calm and well-being.
Salt Cave Sessions:
45-minute session – $40
Salt cave & Biomat combo packages:
* Please note that we cannot accommodate children under 12 years old on Wellness Wednesdays. For other days, give us a call to book a private session with your children – 845-290-0678.
* Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled session to check in.
** Please note that we are currently limiting the occupancy in the salt cave to 6 people (unless you come with your own group, in which case the max is 10 people). Please call for more information – 845-290-0678.
It is highly recommended that you arrive fifteen minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. This will give you time to check-in, pay, fill out paperwork as well as visit the restroom, in order to ensure an uninterrupted session in the Salt Cave.
Up to 8 people can participate in a single session. However, due to Covid social distancing recommendations, we are currently limiting occupancy to 4 people per session.
No food or any beverages are permitted in the Salt Cave. If there is a medical condition that demands the use of water during the Salt session, accommodations can be made.
Cell phones must be turned off or left outside the cave, so as not to disturb others who are trying to relax.
Yes. A relaxing soundtrack is provided in the salt cave during the 45-minute session, however you are welcome to bring your own music, provided it is not played loud enough that others can hear it emanating from your headphones.
Our cave is 300 square feet and very roomy, but please feel free to stop in to see it before a session to make sure you will be comfortable.
Sessions begin promptly on the hour and are 45 minutes long. Arriving on time for your session is imperative. Once the session has begun, out of respect for others, we do not interrupt the session. If you cannot arrive on time, we recommend rescheduling for the next available opening.
The salt cave is a fragrance free zone! Many people use the salt cave for the therapeutic benefits it provides to the respiratory system. For those people, fragrances can prove to be harmful and as such, we ask that you refrain from wearing them in the cave.
Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The adult is free when accompanying a child under 12.
The benefits of salt cave therapy depend on each individual’s needs. You need to listen to your body and respond to how you feel after each session. Depending on your health, it may take a few sessions before seeing maximum results.
A dry throat is sometimes experienced, this is a normal effect of the aerosol created by the salt generator. This aerosol consists of micron sized salt particles which serve to break up mucus and have anti-inflammatory properties.
We recommend that you consult with your physician if you have any concerns before starting Salt/Halotherapy. People not advised to do Salt therapy are those experiencing: infections accompanied by fever, active tuberculosis, bleeding, spitting of blood, alcohol and/or drug intoxication and those currently receiving chemotherapy treatment.
Aside from the already rich Himalayan Salt on our walls and floor, which is the only salt to boast the 84 elements our body consists of, a salt generator crushes Himalayan salt comprised of 99.8% sodium chloride into micron-sized dry aerosol particles that are inhaled. Himalayan salt particles have anti-inflammatory properties which open the airways and reduce or eliminate mucus from the lungs. Salt/Halotherapy is based on salt’s natural anti-microbial properties and the negative ions it produces. The rich negative ion effect can be felt in nature in places like the ocean and near waterfalls. Our micro climate of negative ions and abundant minerals packs the benefits of three days at the ocean into a 45-minute session. In this day and age, we are exposed to a barrage of electromagnetic fields that produce positive ions such as from TV’s, cell phones, computers, power lines, appliances, etc. Himalayan salt’s natural production of negative ions benefits the whole body system and combats the effects of free radicals (positive ions) from our environment.
Anyone can benefit thanks to Salt/Halotherapy’s mood and immune enhancing effects. More specifically, Salt/Halotherapy can be a great benefit to those who suffer from but not limited to the following conditions: Allergies asthma, acne, immune system deficiencies, respiratory conditions, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, colds and flu, cough, eczema, nasal congestion, sinus infections, and snoring.
Wear comfortable clothing to ensure a relaxing session. The Salt Cave maintains a temperature of approximately 72F and 40-50% humidity. We suggest wearing clean white socks in the cave (though not required) as some people find the coarse salt on the floor feels abrasive on the bottom of their feet. We do have socks available if needed.
Scheduled sessions are reserved for you and a 24 hour advance notice is required to cancel any service with no charge.