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Relax in our newly renovated Infrared Himalayan Salt Cave – now with a state of the art, full body 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. The air in the cave is heated with a powerful infrared heat beam lamp, which infuses it with tiny particles of salt.

Clinical studies have shown that breathing in salt air can help to stimulate the natural ability of their respiratory system to reduce inflammation, fight infection, clear blockages and reduce discomfort.

Benefits of a Salt Cave Session

Below is a list of conditions that have been shown to respond to salt cave therapy. Visitors with a chronic or specific health condition are advised to direct specific questions about salt therapy to their physician as needed.

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Bronchitis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Sinusitis
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • 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
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis

About our Massage Chair and Infrared Heat Lamp

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, helping with absorption of the 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. These include relief from respiratory ailments such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colds, cystic fibrosis, ear infections and sinusitis, as well as skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes and rosacea, according to the Salt Therapy Association.

How can exposure to this simple mineral help such disparate conditions? Sodium chloride is an integral part of the body’s physiology and dealing with homeostasis and health. Saline in the lungs is key to eliminating toxins that we either inhale or otherwise come into contact with, and salt allows the body to excrete impurities through ion exchange. Himalayan salt emits negative ions that are absorbed by your body when you inhale them; these ions are important for daily activities such as fluid exchange and balance and conduction of muscles and nerves. Meanwhile, salt also has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties that can fight germs.

The perks 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 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.

Meanwhile, breathing in salty air decreases the thickness of the mucous, thereby allowing the body’s innate clearing mechanisms to sweep away the secretions, improving drainage and diminishing bronchial sensitivity. In addition, the efficacy of halotherapy may be related to an immunologic effect by elevating T lymphocytes, which are one of our germ fighters. Theoretically, this could translate into better immune function and greater protection from colds, flu and other contagious illnesses.

In addition to the anti-inflammatory properties, the salts used in halotherapy have calming properties that are helpful for skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, and these particular “salts contain magnesium, which offers therapeutic benefits to the skin. Epsom salt, which is magnesium sulfate, is commonly used as a bath additive for similar reasons. In fact, bathing (and floating!) in water that contains magnesium-rich salt even improves skin barrier function and reduces inflammation in people who have atopic dry skin (an allergic skin condition), according to research in the International Journal of Dermatology.


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