The Salt Cave
Our custom built Salt Cave is a unique escape that you must experience to truly understand the therapies it has to offer. The walls and floor are pure Himalayan Pink Salt.
Salt healing or halotherapy is used to treat respiratory conditions including bronchitis, asthma, and common colds. Salt has drying effects and anti-inflammatory properties. When inhaled, salt particles in the air will enter the respiratory tract, killing germs and bacteria and leaving clients feeling refreshed and renewed.
Himalayan salt contains approximately 84 natural elements that can be absorbed by the body and used for multiple purposes.
Regularly visiting the Salt Cave may be advantageous in the treatment of the following:
- Common cold
- Hay Fever
- Cystic fibrosis
- Ear infections
- Smokers cough
- Skin Conditions Eczema
- ...and much more
How does Salt Cave Therapy work?
Natural deposits of salt are derived from evaporated ancient lakes, seas and sourced from deep underground caverns. The unrefined rock salt, primarily sodium chloride, also contains varying concentrations of other mineral elements such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and manganese which all have additional therapeutic properties. Modern use of salt therapy started in Germany when Dr. Karl Hermann Spannage noticed improvement in the health of his patients after they hid in local caves to escape heavy bombing during WWII.
The salt cave itself is a controlled holistic environment that simulates the microclimate of a naturally occurring salt cave. This microclimate environment is ionized and saturated with a low vapor concentration and highly dispersed Himalayan salt. As the salt air is inhaled, it travels through your respiratory system where the active minerals can provide relief for those with sinus and breathing ailments such as Asthma and Bronchitis. Salt therapy may also aid in strengthening the immune system, decreasing mental fatigue and reducing stress.
What is Halo-therapy?
The word halo-therapy comes from the Greek word, halo, which means salt. This effect is achieved with the use of a special device – a Halo-generator. The halo-generator produces an active dry salt aerosol which is then dispersed into our rooms via a fan process. Dry salt aerosol concentration is controlled using optoelectronic sensors within the room to maintain ideal conditions. At least 80% of the aerosolized salt particles dispersed measures less than 5 microns allowing for effortless absorption.
What role does the water cascade play?
The salt room’s water cascade is built of softwood and special equipment designed to pump brine at a slow steady pace. As the brine gently trickles down the branches, it evaporates producing a saline vapor effect within the cave. The room air is enhanced with natural mineral elements derived from salt like iodine, bromine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, chloride, selenium, and many more (up 84 different elements). These naturally occurring elements are very beneficial to our health and well-being. The water cascade creates a higher concentration of negative ions which is naturally found around flowing water or ocean environments. The water cascade replicates this environment and allows for the absorption of negative ions by our bodies to strengthen our immune system and help balance our body PH levels.
The Himalayan Mountains are one of nature’s purest and most complete mineral salt sources on Earth. They were created over 250 million years ago under trapped oceans caught between shifting tectonic plates. Himalayan Salt contains up to 84 naturally occurring elements & minerals. Additionally, these minerals exist in ionic form, which means that they can be easily absorbed by the body.
Minerals are essential for our wellbeing simply because each mineral in our body performs a variety of important roles. A synergistic combination of all 84 minerals builds a strong foundation for true health and wellbeing.
There are many benefits of elements on the human body. Here is just a brief list for your reference:
Iodine: Aligns iodine deficiencies in the body and ensures proper function of the thyroid gland which controls the metabolism and body weight regulation.
Calcium: Natural anti-allergenic that also strengthens the immune system, reduces irritation, and regulates blood pressure/blood clotting.
Magnesium: Relieves symptoms of chronic fatigue, prevents heart disease, increases cardiovascular health, and controls inflammation.
Bromine: Increases strength of the nervous system and helps to lower blood pressure.
Iron: Essential element used in the production of hemoglobin that can also be used to enhance muscle strength, concentration, and reduce susceptibility to infection.
Copper: Acts as an anti-fungal, eliminates free radicals, and helps produce melanin.
Selenium: Excellent to help combat viral infections, block free radicals, support the thyroid gland, and to help relieve stress.
Fluorine: Helps strengthen bones and teeth.
Potassium, Sodium, and Chloride: Lower blood pressure, prevents heart disease, promote kidney health, improve circulation, and help remove toxins from within the body.