If you are looking for a relaxing quiet moment while on vacation, try out the Asheville Salt Caves for some “halotherapy” or salt therapy. Sounds outdoorsy right? Not quite, this organic healing experience is more spa-like than anything else. Inside of a “spa” there is a giant man made salt cave with a salt ceiling, wall and floor. The pink salt is sustainable and always growing! It’s alive!
Isn’t the salt cave lobby area beautiful? They have every healing salt cave product you can imagine!
Inside the Asheville salt caves are 20 tons of pure pink salt, they have sustained a perfect climate by maintaining the specific temperature and humidity levels found in a naturally occurring cave. The salt in the caves come from three mines in Poland, from over 500 meters below the earths surface. It is anti-bacterial, uncontaminated by dirt, and is free of toxins and pollutants. The health benefits of salt caves are astounding.
The salt cave air is intensely saturated with negative ions. Our phones and electronic are constantly immuring positive ions that disrupt our bodies neurological pathways, metabolism and cell walls. The negative ions correct this. The salt crystals also release the 84 trace elements and minerals which are essential for homeostasis of our bodies.
Many people use this type of salt cave therapy to elevate symptoms of psoriasis, rashes, eczema, acne, asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinus congestion and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Scientific studies show that people with asthma and other ailments breath easier after halotherapy. The calming and detoxifying effects of salt therapy cannot be denied. This type of salt exposure can support the immune, nervous and lymphatic systems. Additional benefits are reduced levels of stress and headaches, increased energy, and better sleep patterns.
Check out this cute tea station! They encourage you to create and fill your own tea bags!
There is a way to do salt cave therapy right. Once inside of the salt cave, find a relaxing comfortable spot. You can hold a salt rock in your hand or in your lap if you’d like. Close your eyes and relax as you breath in the salty air and become refreshed. Your overall wellness will improve in a short session (45mins) of breathing and absorbing the mineral properties of a salt cave.
You can book private sessions in the caves, couples massages, yoga, sound healing, reiki therapy. My personal favorite is the Kids Quiet Play Session held every Sunday Morning at 9am! My kids loved it. They definitely came out of the salt cave with a more calm demeanor and Daisys wet cough cleared up the next day. Click HERE to book a session.
Have you ever tried this type of spa treatment/therapy?