NYC’s first Himalayan salt cave equipped with a Full Body Therapeutic Massage Chair!
This unique environment has been designed to promote and support relaxation and general wellness. The walls are constructed by hand using hundreds of pounds of pure Himalayan crystal salt and the air in the cave is heated with a powerful infrared heat beam lamp, which infuses it with tiny salt particles.
Clinical studies have shown that breathing in salt air can help stimulate the respiratory system to reduce inflammation, fight infection, clear blockages and reduce discomfort.
If you would like to schedule a session or for more information about this service call or text us at 212-600-0220
CONDITIONS TREATED FROM A SALT CAVE SESSION
Visitors with a chronic or specific health condition are advised to direct questions about salt therapy to their physician as needed.
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Smokers Cough
- Frequent bronchial and/or sinus related issues
- Frequent ear infections
- Weakened immune system
- Post-operative recovery
- Circulatory issues
- Sleep Disorders
- Skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis
WHAT TO EXPECT
While resting in our salt cave, you will recline in our heated, zero gravity, full body massage chair. With 8 separate massage points, this chair has been designed to relieve soreness and pain in the neck, back, arms, hips, calves and feet. During your session you can select the areas that the chair will focus on and the intensity of the massage.
Our salt cave is also equipped with a powerful infrared heat lamp. While not as hot as our Infrared Sauna, our salt cave will warm up the core temperature of your body, facilitating the absorption of salt air and detoxifying your cells.
THE SCIENCE OF SALT CAVES
This treatment, known as dry salt therapy (or halotherapy), dates back hundreds of years to Eastern Europe and confers a variety of health benefits. Sodium chloride is an integral part of the body’s physiology and dealing with homeostasis and health, and saline in the lungs is key to eliminating toxins that we come into contact with. Salt also has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties that can fight germs. In addition to the anti-inflammatory aspect, the salts used in halotherapy have calming properties helpful for skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
The benefits of salt caves aren’t simply theoretical. A study in the May 2017 issue of Pediatric Pulmonology found that children with mild asthma who went for two halotherapy sessions per week for seven weeks gained greater improvements in their bronchial hyperreactivity (constrictions and spasms that cause asthma symptoms) than a control group did. A separate study in a 2014 issue of the Journal of Medicine and Life found that when patients with chronic bronchial conditions underwent halotherapy, it triggered anti-inflammatory mechanisms and stimulation of phagocytosis, a process in which cells called phagocytes engulf bacterial or viral particles to destroy them.