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Salt Therapy Helps Eczema

Eczema has been called “the itch that rashes” because the itching usually occurs first. This group of skin rashes may first appear in babies and toddlers, becoming a drier, flaky rash in older children. Adults may see scaly, leathery patches or a stubborn hand eczema. Atopic dermatitis is a common, often inherited form, but not […]

Enhance Your Immune System

It’s that time of year when people are sniffling and sneezing. Keep your defenses up,beat those germs,enhance your immune system and stay out of bed this cold and flu season. Salt cave sessions can help you accomplish this because: Salt has the following properties: 1. Antibacterial 2. Anti-inflammatory 3. Loosens excessive mucus 4. Removes pathogen […]

Salt Therapy Benefits For Children

Children’s respiratory systems are not fully developed until the age of 9. There are numerous salt therapy benefits for children of all ages. It has been clinically proven that using salt therapy helps eliminate the amount of pollution entering their young lungs. Salt Therapy is suitable for children at any age even as young as […]

Cold and Flu Season

It’s the middle of December, just before Christmas and what are we in the middle of besides cooking and shopping? COLD AND FLU SEASON!!! Salt Inhalers filled with Himalayan Salt  can aid with clearing your breathing and your sinuses.   Neti Pots are wonderful for clearing sinuses.   Both of these make great gifts when […]

Negative Ions Do What?

Negative Ions And The Brain The atmosphere we breathe is full of positive and negative ions. Air conditioning, lack of ventilation, and long dry spells remove negative ions, which usually serve to latch onto airborne dirt particles and wrestle them to the floor, rendering the air purer. Roughly one-third of the population seems to be […]

Salt Cave Experience

Life isn’t all about relaxation and self-indulgence But A Salt Therapy Session at Asheville’s Salt Cave and Salt Spa is! Release your stress; Enrich your cells with 84 essential trace elements Balance your body with negative ions that will help boost your immune system Just Breathe !!   We have a seat waiting for you!

Our Miraculous Self Healing Body

Every 90 days our body builds a brand new blood stream; every 11 months billions of new soft cells are made; and every 2 years new bones.This is our miraculous self healing body. Stress defeats healing!   Your body does not recognize the difference between “I am being chased by a tiger” and “Nobody loves […]


BENEFITS OF MEDITATION 1.Improved concentration – A clear mind makes you more productive, especially in creative disciplines like writing. 2.Less bothered by little things – Do you sometimes allow yourself to get upset by little things? It is the nature of the mind to magnify small things into serious problems. Meditation helps us detach. We learn […]

Sinusitis Sufferers

Sinusitis is an infection of the spaces behind your cheek bones and forehead called the sinuses. These spaces are usually free of germs, but can become infected when a person is congested and the mucous gets stuck in the sinuses. It is usually caused by an infection (bacterial or viral), but can also be caused by […]

Rejuvenation: The Resort Spas of Asheville, NC

Story by Debbie Tuma – Millenium Magazine – July 5, 2013 – Getting Healthy in Asheville, NC REJUVENATION: THE RESORT SPAS OF ASHEVILLE, NC July 5, 2013 Tucked amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains, at about 2,100 feet high, Asheville, N.C. is rated one of the best places to retire. With about 90,000 residents, a reputation […]

Family Brings Therapeutic Salt Cave Concept to Asheville

story by Richard Green – July 4, 2013 – Triangle News ASHEVILLE– There are some who tout the benefits of spending time in an environment surrounded by salt. “I haven’t really been sick since my first salt cave experience,” said Jodie Appel with Asheville’s Salt Cave. Salt caves proved to be so beneficial to Appel […]

SolA Therapeutic Salt Cave Promotes Relaxation & Health

Laurel Of Asheville, November 2012 A new cave opened to the public in Asheville in September. Although manmade and constructed next to other downtown storefronts, the all-natural SolA Therapeutic Salt Cave resembles the Polish salt mines from which its 20 tons of salt was extracted. Its microclimate, which co-owner Jodie Appel keeps between 68 and […]

Surrounded By Salt

The essence of salt therapy is simple. The salt crystals of our salt cave manifest a structure of elements that are biochemically available for our body’s cells to absorb. Inside the salt cave one is surrounded by the salt and you are breathing air that is infused with salt particulates . These salt particles allow your […]

Fall Allergies

Pollen is in the air !  Fall Allergies are here !   Scratchy throat, itchy eyes, coughing, and sneezing all making you miserable? Could it be Fall Allergies and not a cold? If so a  visit to the Salt Cave in downtown Asheville can help relieve your Fall Allergy symptoms.

Salt Block Cooking

Anyone who enjoys discovering new cooking techniques will love this great new cookbook we are now carrying at the Salt Market. Pair one of our beautiful Himalayan salt blocks with Salt Block Cooking, the ultimate guide to cooking and entertaining with salt blocks.  Simple and unique dishes such as salt crusted scallops and salt brick […]

USB Lights

If you work on a computer all day and suffer from any of these common discomforts: loss of focus, agitation lack of energy failure to concentrate By  attaching the salt lamp to your computer’s USB port you can help resolve your issues in an all natural way.  The Negative Ions produced by  the Himalayan salt […]

Seminars and Workshops in a Salt Cave

Do  You Need A Great Place To Hold Your Staff Seminars and Workshops? Let Us Help You Arrange A Meeting Your Staff Will Be Talking About For Weeks To Come Exclusive use of the Salt cave for seminars, workshops & meetings Individual growth seminars Annual review and planning Strategy development & Brainstorming Customer focused workshops […]

How To Cook On A Salt Slab

The Key: To cooking on a salt slab successfully HEAT THE SLAB SLOWLY You can use your cooking slab in your oven, on top of the stove or on a grill. Grill Instructions:              Heat the slab at the lowest possible setting (200 degrees) for 15 minutes Increase the temperature […]

Invest In Your Health

Trust the power of nature and shield your body from stress, insomnia, fatigue, allergies, migraines, aches and pains, immune disorders, respiratory infections, cardiovascular and gasto  issues and skin disorders. Invest in your health. “The salt way to feel good” is achieved by frequenting our salt cave to rebalance and rejuvenate your body and mind. By maintaining […]

The Salt Market

While shopping in Downtown Asheville, stop by our retail space, The Salt Market and let your body feel the resonating vibrations from all out wonderful Salt Products. Just being in our shop can cause you to have good vibes. Our 100% Natural Salt Lamps and Products contain 84 trace elements needed by our bodies in […]

Natural Cough Remedy

In order to help you choose evidence-based complementary/alternative treatment we would like you to get a better understanding of cough symptoms and the treatments options available. A cough is a forceful release of air from the lungs that can be heard. Coughing protects the respiratory system by clearing it of irritants and secretions. In the […]

Allergy Season Is in Full Bloom

Allergy Season is in Full Bloom !  Unfortunately so are your allergies. Runny nose, itchy eyes, tickle in your throat, coughing, sneezing, oh my !   What is one to do to get some relief?  Take time for yourself Today!! Come to Asheville’s Therapeutic Salt Cave  where you can relax, breathe, clear your head and […]

Drawn To The Sea

Did you ever notice when you go to the beach, especially when the wind is blowing and the waves are pounding the surf,  that the invigorating air really cleans out your sinuses? That is the essence of Salt Therapy We are drawn to the sea because our subconscious mind instinctively wants to return to the […]

Summer Cold or Seasonal Allergies?

Sneezing, watery eyes, scratchy throat? Is this a summer cold or just seasonal allergies?   Contrary to popular opinion seasonal allergies don’t just strike in the spring and fall months. Grass pollens and mold spores are the most common allergy triggers  during the summer. Summer colds and allergies aren’t just annoying, they can lead to more […]

Natural Remedy For Allergies

Airborne allergens, ranging from pollen and dust to mold spores, & pet dander, are the most common reasons for allergies. If allergies are not treated, they can also lead to nasal polyps or swollen nasal turbinates. Common symptoms are: coughing; wheezing; red, swollen eyes; sore throat; frequent nosebleeds; postnasal drip; mouth ulcers; heartburn; irritability and […]

Dream Big

       “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new” ~Albert Einstein How amazing it is that Asheville ‘s Therapeutic Salt Cave started with one salt lamp, a dream, & determination to become the only fully sustainable, growing, all natural salt cave in the United States. Dream Big !

Salt Therapy Provides Effective Long-term Relief For People With CF.

Salt Therapy is 100% drug free long -term relief for patients suffering from CF. Cystic fibrosis (also known as CF) is a common hereditary disease. The name cystic fibrosis refers to the characteristic scarring (fibrosis) and cyst formation within the pancreas. Difficulty breathing is the most serious symptom and results from frequent lung infections that […]

Company Staff Meetings

Do you hold all your company staff meetings in the same location, meeting after meeting after meeting? Do your employees complain about boring meeting rooms for your company staff meetings? Are you looking for a great way to reward your staff ? Are you looking for a great way to motivate your employees? Let us […]

Dead Sea Salt

The Dead Sea  is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. Its surface and shores are 1,388 ft below sea level,the earth’s lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea is 1,237 ft deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 33.7% salinity, it is also […]

Natural COPD Remedy

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a general term which includes the conditions chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Chronic bronchitis or emphysema can cause obstruction (narrowing) of the airways. • Chronic means persistent. • Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi (the airways of the lungs). • Emphysema is damage to the smaller airways and airsacs (alveoli) of the lungs. • Pulmonary means […]

Pollen bothering you?

Need to breathe easier and clear your lungs because pollen is bothering you?  Pollen is Everywhere in Asheville, except for inside Asheville’s Therapeutic Salt Cave. Come in for 45 minutes of pure heaven! We are holding a space just for you. Pure clean air for you to breathe in through your lungs and pores.  Bring […]

Color, Music and Light Therapy

Use Of Color and Light Therapy at Asheville’s Therapeutic Salt Cave is achieved through the use of photo-diodes scattered in the ceiling together with crystal salt lamps in the walls which diffuse light through the salt creating a light therapy system which has a positive affect on stress, fatigue and depression. The body absorbs energy. […]

Natural Bronchitis Remedy

Common Definition of Bronchiectasis   Bronchiectasis is a disease state defined by localized, irreversible dilation of part of the bronchial tree caused by destruction of themuscle and elastic tissue. It is classified as an obstructive lung disease, along with emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, and cystic fibrosis. Involved bronchi are dilated, inflamed, and easily collapsible, resulting in airflow obstruction and impaired clearance […]

Natural Treatment for Asthma

In order to help you choose evidence-based complementary/alternative treatment we would like you to get a better understanding of asthmatic disease and the treatment options available.   Common Definition of Asthma Asthma: A disorder in which chronic inflammation of the bronchial tubes (bronchi) causes swelling and narrowing of the airways.

M.D. Aleksander Sielużycki, Poland

An in-depth research on the effects of these caves’ microclimate on human organism is necessary. I would divide visitors of these facilities in two groups. The first group consists of patients who are ill and those long-time treated. They have a variety of difficulties: beginning with diseases of the upper and lower respiratory tract, disorders […]

M.D. Lukacova, Dermatologist

At the teaching hospital with Policlinic in Bratislava Ruzinov, Slocakia Dr. Zuzana Lukacova, a dermitologist has stated : In treatment of some skin diseases, the seaside’s climatic conditions have been used for many years, which help in healing or significantly improving the healthy state of a patient, protection from the inability to work or in […]

M.D. Dorota Wronska – Poland

Dorota Wronska, M/D., laryngologist, Kielce, Poland states: A unique microclimate reigns in the room. The air is saturated with elements like iodine, magnesium, potassium, chlorides, bromines, selenium and copper. Such amount of minerals and trace elements occurring in salt caves together with adequate temperature and humidity is necessary for the correct operation of the upper […]

Prof. M.D. Jiri Homolka, DrSc.

Professor M.D. Jiri Homolika, head of 1st Lung Clinic of 1st Medical School of Comenius University and General teaching hospital in Prague, Czech RepublicI verified that the condition of patients with asthma and inflammation of the upper and lower respiratory tract improved after 5-10 stays in salt cave similarly as after a stay at the […]

Vestn Otorinolaringol

PMID: 13677023 [PubMed -indexed for MEDLINE]. Abstract is available PMID: 9019826 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Halotherapy was found effective in the treatment of acute purulent maxillary sinusitis without puncture. At first, the positive effects of staying in caves on the respiratory tract were attributed to the ability of inhaled aerosol to dissolve viscose mucus, […]

M.D Vladimir Volf PhD.

Children and youth clinic, third Medical School of Comenius University and Teaching hospital Kralovske Vinohrady, Praha, Czech Republic Staying in a salt cave is anew, original, effective and cleanly natural method called halotherapy. In a salt cave dominates a unique and in imitable climate, created by the presence of high amounts of salt which build […]

M.D. Aleksander Sielużycki

Aleksander Sielużycki, internist, Jelenia Góra, Poland says an in-depth research on the effects of these caves’ microclimate on human organism is necessary. I would divide visitors of these facilities in two groups. The first group consists of patients who are ill and those long-time treated. They have a variety of difficulties: beginning with diseases of […]

M.D. Tibor Barta PhD.

M.D. Tibor Barta PhD., head of the First Otolaryngology clinic of Teaching Hospital with Policlinic in Bratislava – Petrzalka, SlovakiaM.D states that climatic treatment speeds up healing processes. Healing effects of salt minerals can be used and have been well known for centuries. Various procedures based on salt are carried out either directly in salt-mines […]

MD. Catherine Bergendiová PhD.

MD. Catherine Bergendiová, PhD., Clinical immunology and allergy, Pneumo – Allergy Centre, Bratislava  states:  The salt cave is very good for people with allergies climate. Smaller amounts of allergens and salty air cushion is allergies. Unique and inimitable climate is created by the action of large amounts of salt, from which the cave is built.

MD. Milan Simko, Immunologist

MD. Milan Simko, Immunologist – Allergologist, University Hospital Bratislava initially attributed the positive effect staying in a cave on the airways that inhaled aerosols dissolve viscous mucus that is better then removed from the airways. Recent research, however, suggest an important regulatory role of surface padding of the skin and respiratory tract. While the skin […]

Doc. MD. Igor Kajaba, PhD.

Internist – Gastroenterologist, Department of Preventive Medicine and Clinical Medicine, Bratislava The basic assumption of the existence of human life in the human body provides continual metabolism (metabolism) through the supply of living matter, the presence of enzymes and function of hormonal, metabolic and neural control. about one third of enzymes requires the presence of […]

Prof. MD. Jiri Homolka, MD.

Head I. Pulmonary Clinic of the 1st Faculty of Medicine and General University Hospital in Prague the healing effects of salt are known for centuries. An example is the treatment of what the patients underwent at the royal salt mine Wieliczka Poland, where since 1958 has routinely treated for asthma, diseases of the upper and […]

MD. Zuzana Lukáčová

MD. Zuzana Lukáčová, Dermatovenereology, University Hospital Bratislava – Ružinov states: In the treatment of some skin diseases for many years, the use of coastal climatic conditions whereby there is a cure or substantial improvement of the health status of the patient, avert impending disability or ability to return to work. Skin diseases that are favorably […]

Mark Harries, ABC of Sports Medicine

The aim of Salt Therapy for athletes is to normalize the breathing pattern. When the body is working within its psychologically normal parameters it can work at an increased level of performance. Athletes find that once they have corrected their breathing pattern, they can achieve better performance with less breath. This means athletes would have more air […]

Benefits of Salt Cave Visits and How They Help With Symptoms Of Colds, Flu, Ear and Sinus Infections, Sleep Issues and Rebalancing The Body

Allergy:  Long term studies with allergy patients in Russia who reported remarkable improvement over a period of ten years have led to halo therapy( the benefits of salt inhalation) being recognized as a certified allergy treatment by the Russian Ministry of Health and other associations in Europe. http://ezinearticles.com/?How-Visits-To-A-Salt-Cave-Help-With-Certain-Conditions&id=7445236  

Microclimate of Salt Cave Visits For Athletes

Research and studies have demonstrated the beneficial value of the microclimate of salt caves in shielding our bodies against viral infections, in balancing our immune system, in the enhancement of sport performance & in the following disorders: respiratory infections, Cardiovascular diseases, Immune system diseases,  Gastrointestinal diseases,  Skin diseases, Nervous system disorders, Disorders of metabolism and as a […]