Himalayan Salt Cave

Walk into a Himalayan Crystal Salt Cave made with Himalayan Salt Tiles, Bricks or Blocks and take a step from reality. Your fifteen minutes turns into three days at the beach with the salty air and reinvigoration which comes with relaxing and meditating while letting the purifying effects wash over and envelope you.

Lounge comfortably while allergies, respiratory problems and general stress seem to flow out and are replaced by some mystical, magical feeling of contentment.

The problems at work will be there, but you will be in a mindset more suited to managing the stress and while achieving goals which seemed like a mountain too high to climb.

When the kids, the bills — or the spouse — become insurmountable, your oasis waits where you leave all your troubles behind.

You’ve seen those squat pink salt lamps at your yoga salon. The therapeutic potency of Himalayan Crystal Salt have spurred some spas to devote entire rooms to salt cave therapy.

Salt caves are normally landscaped with sea salt bricks lining the walls. A smoother granulate blankets the floor and salt lamps are scattered about. Some have even clustered salt lamps into a salt “fireplace” and the lamps emit a soothing glow.

Relaxing in a Himalayan Crystal Salt cave is not a visit to a mystical location or even a sparkling cavern in a secluded mountain. You are apt to be close to a Himalayan salt cave where you are right now.

Salt therapy is growing in popularity with America boasting over 200 options and many offering massage therapy. Spa packages typically include unlimited monthly visits and some provide children’s’ rooms.

Halotherapy advocates point to salt’s proven drying effects and salt caves help with respiratory conditions like bronchitis and asthma. Even common coughs and colds get relief.

“Kinetically reactive dry salt particles are like a small corps of custodians detoxing the respiratory system,” said the founder of The 5th Element™ Himalayan Ionic Crystal Salt brand.

Spa experts find the concentration of particles in halotherapy is between 10 and 15 times the density found in the ocean making each 45-minute period comparable to three days on the beach.

What Is A Session In A Salt Cave Like?

Be prepared to relax, breathe deeply and listen to calming music while focusing on the salt crystals’ natural beauty. The pure environment is balanced between 40% and 50% humidity and from 70 to 75 degrees.

Sessions last around an hour, but some facilities provide shorter sessions which may be combined with other treatments. Often described as a “zen-like” experience, the low lighting and soothing music is relaxing to guests as they lounge.

The effects may be felt immediately with some noticing stronger results after several visits — similar to the benefits of one yoga class versus a continuing routine.

A refreshing ritual added to a wellness routine, natural detoxification is handed to the participant.

What To Expect?

Halotherapy is not a spa treatment. It is the cutting edge in therapy and relaxes just like spending time in the salty sea air while relaxing on the beach.

Ancient healers recommended salt inhalation for the respiratory system. Dry salt therapy comes from speleotherapy — cave therapy — and the Wieliczka salt cave in Poland. There are thousands of salt rooms in Europe and across the planet.

Wide-ranging benefits include cell activity, energy and blood sugar levels. Salt, a natural disinfectant, is antimicrobial and antibacterial.

Salt’s negatively charged ions improves health and mood and inhaling particles has been shown to reduce inflammation and mucus. The result is vastly improved respiratory conditions including asthma, allergies, bronchitis and sinus congestion.

DIY Salt Cave At Home

For a few dollars and a couple of weekends, you can build your own salt room at home.

With commercial salt room sessions usually lasting 45 minutes at a cost between

$25 and $45, there is also the time factor. With relatively few salt spas scattered around the nation, you may have to drive 30 minutes, or longer, just to reached the nearest one.

If that weren’t enough once you get there you will be apt to share the space with other clients — some may even have a cold. Even if their condition isn’t contagious, you could still find a commercial salt room less peaceful.

Persons who prefer the convenience and privacy of getting treatments at home, an in-home salt room could be the answer.

Once the decision has been made to build a salt room at home, consider a few options.


One options is a salt therapy bed which comes prefabricated and plugs into the nearest outlet. The bed takes up about the same space as a tanning bed and these types are often called ‘salt therapy boxes.’

Salt Booth

Salt booths typically come in one- or two-person options and take about the same space of a stand-alone sauna. With a bit of assembly and electricity, they are ready to go. The compact size makes it a fine choice for outdoor living areas.

Portable Salt Room

A prefabricated portable salt room is faster and more convenient than having a room built but doesn’t allow for a lot of customization. The salt room does require assembly so you may want professionals to install it.

Salt Room

The final options is to design and build your own salt room. Enlisting the help of experts or done as a do-it-yourself project, this option gives you room to customize and make it perfectly fit the corner of the patio or unused closed space inside. This options also gives you to freedom to determine your own budget and get started immediately while putting in additional features later.


There are multiple reasons to build your own salt room, but before advancing too far into the project, consider a few basics which you should know.

  1. The salt room will require
  2. A local governing body may require construction or building
  3. Ventilation and humidity control is important for health and
  4. Liquids and salt rooms do not blend
  5. Since alcohol dehydrates, experts suggest refrain from drinking alcohol before a therapy
  6. For skin conditions, wear clothing which exposes the areas to

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