Celebrating Our 4th Anniversary

The Power of Our Dreams

Four years ago today we opened our doors to the Asheville Salt Cave!

“Great Things do not just happen by impulse but as a succession of small things  linked together” – Vincent van Gogh

Tons of research, a trip to Greece to find a builder, a huge leap of faith, a plan and a dream!

Three years later we had our Salt Cave in Asheville, NC

“Build it and they will come”  – “Field of Dreams”

and they did and they continue to come

Thank You to All Who Patronize Us and share their experience with others!

Happy 4th Anniversary

Spring Is In The Air – Achoo

pollenSpring is in the Air – Achoo! Allergy sufferers can often trace their sniffles back to tree pollen.

This is one of the primary allergens in the spring. Weather conditions help determine pollen concentrations. Windy, dry days allow the pollen particles to float freely through the air. Allergy symptoms often start when pollen counts exceed 50 grams per cubic meter. Heavy rains wash airborne pollens out of the air, providing some relief for allergy sufferers. Heavy spring rains can promote grass growth, which can also lead to greater concentration of grass pollen later in the spring and into early summer.

How To Avoid Allergies


(1)Pollen counts are typically high between 5 am and 10 am, so limit outdoor activity during this time frame.

(2)When driving keep your windows closed..

(3)When you are home keep your bedroom windows closed.

(4) If you have been outdoors take a shower and wash your hair to get rid of any pollen.

(5)Watch the pollen count. If pollen counts are high you may want to avoid outdoor activities, especially during the early morning hours.

(6) Visit the Asheville Salt Cave for an allergy free session in our anti-bacterial micro-climate

Allergy Numbers

(1) 1 in 5 Americans suffer from some form of allergies

(2) The estimated number of Americans who suffer from all types of allergies is 50 million. This number includes indoor / outdoor, food and drug, latex, insect, skin and eye allergies.

(3) 4 million work days are lost each year due to hay fever

(4) There is a 33% chance that a child with one allergic parent will develop allergies.

(5) The odds are 70% that a child with two allergic parents will develop allergies.

(6) 7.4 million people reported respiratory allergies in the past 12 months

(7) The estimated amount spent annually on allergies is $14.5

There is no known cure for allergies. Medicines and shots can help lessen the symptoms while a visit to the Asheville Salt Cave can have a positive affect on the symptoms that cause allergies. You owe it to yourself and your family to take the ACHOO out of Spring Allergies. Visit Us Today

Is It Allergies?

The symptoms of the common cold and allergies are very similar.

COLD: sneezing, runny nose, thick dark mucus, sore throat, and body aches. Symptoms take about 3 days to appear and usually last for about a week.

ALLEGIES: red watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, thin clear mucus,and wheezing. Symptoms can last for days or months after contact with allergens.


Water and Salt: The Essence of Life

All Life Forms

All life forms on this planet come from the ocean. The water of the ocean is a natural sole (concentrated salt and water solution). We can observe this process in the growth of the fetus in the womb. The amniotic fluid in the womb is 1 % water and salt solution – the sole.  The word sole (natural salt solution) is directly connected to the word “soul”.  Life is equal to energy. Lack of energy causes disease.  Suppressing symptoms does not heal. An energy deficit creates a chaotic state within our bodies. If we use medications solely to suppress the symptoms we are experiencing we will not find the cause of the illness nor will we be able to balance our systems.


Water is the pillar of all life forms. It is the beginning and the end of our life cycle. Water is not only important for our physical body, but it is also responsible for our thought processes, feelings and moods. If we drink enough water our body can eliminate toxins much quicker.


floor salt copySalt is equally as important to as bodies, as is water. We could not survive without water and salt. They are equal partners. Natural crystal salt contains all the minerals and trace elements found in our body. Even the most simple process in our body, requires salt. Salt is a core essential nutrient that is fundamental for keeping us alive. With out salt we would not be able to think nor would our muscles move.

The minerals found in natural salt crystals are available in such small particles that they can be absorbed easily by our cells. Salt is a vital source of life. Allopathic medicine has recognized the healing properties of salt since the late 1800’s.

Our Salt Cave

Inside Asheville's Salt Cave

Inside Asheville’s Salt Cave

The water which is found in the two water features of our Salt Cave is called Sole. It is a highly concentrated solution of water and salt. These two salt water features along with a constant temperature and constant humidity help to create the unique micro climate. When one experiences a salt cave session, ones body takes in the micro climate via respiration and through the skin. Our cave is made up of 20 tons of natural salt rocks which contain resonant vibrations . It is not just the purity of air in the salt cave that has a healing effect, but more important is its resonant vibrations, that activate our self-healing and self-regulating powers.

Salt Rooms

Salt rooms, which have become popular in our country, do not produce a micro climate nor does the coarse salt on the walls produce any resonant vibrations in a large enough quantity to produce any medical benefit to our bodies.

To learn more about the amazing combination of salt and water in our bodies and how they regulate and allow our body to heal itself read Water & Salt: The Essence of Life by Dr. Barbara Hendel and Peter Ferreira.

Balance Your Chakras


It is believed that these hold the ability for ones body to heal itself. The spiritual healing associated with Chakras arose in India around the 1st century.  Energy healers assess and then balance our 7 chakras or energy centers in order to maintain ones well-being.

Chakras are part of what is known as the energy body, an energy field that is believed to hold the power for the body to heal itself.  Each of the 7 Chakras is thought to be a swirling focus of light radiating along the spine and according to the Hindu tradition each can reveal a lot about your physical and emotional well-being.

According to tradition, a variety of problems, from headaches to depression, can result from trapped energy, which is why the Chakras need to be rebalanced.

Each Chakras reveals clues about a particular area of the body. Each has it own specific purpose and is associated with certain organs, hormones, emotions, and parts of the personality.

Description of each Chakra: 


Chakra 1 – The root Chakra is located at the base of the spine, representing your foundation and feeling of being grounded.  If this Chakra is blocked it is associated with lower-back pain, immune problems, depression and varicose veins.

Chakra 2- The sacral Chakra or womb Chakra is centered in the pelvis, lower abdomen, and lower back.  It symbolizes creativity and sexuality. If this Chakra is damage it is believed to result in hip pain, fertility problems, arthritis, and illnesses of the prostrate or ovaries.

Chakra 3 – The solar plexus represents confidence, self-esteem and a feeling of being in control of your life.  Found between the belly button and rib cage it regulates the liver, gall bladder, stomach and adrenal glands.  If this Chakra is weak it may result in ulcers, stomach issues, eating disorders and liver problems.

Chakra 4 – The Heart Chakra: A healthy 4th Chakra allows you to be compassionate and to forgive.  As the middle Chakra of the 7 it also navigates a balance between body, mind and spirit.  It affects the heart, circulatory system, thymus gland and lungs.  If blocked it may cause heart problems, asthma, allergies and lung illnesses.

Chakra 5- is located in the throat and determines the ability to communicate.  It symbolizes self-expression and truth.  It takes care of toxins in the lymph nodes, thyroid, esophagus and mouth.

Chakra 6- Is the “famous” Third Eye. It represents intelligence, intuition and the ability to see the big picture.  It governs the brain, nervous system, eyes, ears and nose.  If it is weak it may cause neurological illness, headaches and eye problems.

Chakra 7 – The Crown Chakra symbolizes your spiritual side. It takes care of the muscles, bones and skin. If this Chakra is blocked it may cause a sort of spiritual discomfort.


The Salt Market located at 12 Eagle Street in downtown Asheville (at the Asheville Salt Cave) carries Billy Zankski’s (from Skinny Beats Drum Shop) Chakra Bowl Meditation CD. This CD is a 55 minute sound healing tool that journeys through the 7 Chakras. Five tracks of peaceful music help relax the mind and body while tuning the Chakras. Track 4 is all 7 Chakras in ascending and then descending order.

Rebalance Today

Rebalance your Chakras and enjoy a life of good health and well-being.

Salt Cave Benefits

Salt Cave Benefit

Secondary modality of a restorative foot massage inside the salt cave

Salt Cave Benefits

By now you are probably familiar with the Salt Cave benefits . The salt in the cave is over 250 million years old and comes from deep within the earth. It is pure and uncontaminated. This natural salt contains 84 minerals and trace elements. These are essential to our body. Without salt our brain would not be able to think and our muscles would not be able to move.

One powerful and often underestimated salt cave benefit is its relaxing environment. This factor alone has a tremendous impact on your health and well being. Running your toes in the salt, dim lighting, relaxing music, the zero-gravity chairs. . . and if you’ve come in for an event or massage, you double that effect.

Secondary Modality Benefit

Having 2 modalities simultaneously helps to improve our body and mind. Asheville Salt Cave has been proactive in bring many wonderful modalities in conjunction with the salt cave on a monthly basis, for the past three years.

Some of our offerings have included: Yoga Nidra, Kundalini Yoga and Gong Bath, Acupuncture, Tai Chi, Hand Pan Sessions, Toning our Chakras, Sound Healing Concerts  Solfeggio Tuning Forks, Pranayama Breathing, Full and New Moon Meditations, Sanskrit Chanting, Native American Flute sessions,  Restorative Yoga with Breathe work, and Tea Moments in the Salt Cave.

Special Benefit Offering

On Saturday, February 13th, as a special for Valentine’s Day will be offering Restorative Foot Massage. Your package (a $59 special) includes:  a 20 minute foot massage, a 45 minute salt cave session, chocolates and flowers. Space is limited to 8 people. Please reserve your space for this wonderful Gift of Health special by calling 828-236-5999 .

A Tea Journey In The Salt Cave

This article appeared in the October issue of The Laurel of Asheville

tea time in the cave

“The healing properties of tea, salt, and sound will combine to create an hour of bliss in the Asheville Salt Cave beginning next month. “A Tea Journey in the Salt Cave” is a special session that helps participants cultivate their relationship with the Earth and its diverse cultures.

The experience will include a tea class and tasting led by Dobrá Tea’s Andrew Snavely and Lindsay Thomas, Native American flute music by Geri Littlejohn, and a guided meditation and introduction to the salt cave surrounded by mineral salts and water features. Participants can choose to relax on zero-gravity chairs, or on pillows and blankets.

“We will be sharing locally harvested herbal teas, and teas from around the world,” says Andrew. “Each ‘Tea Journey’ is unique, with teas chosen not only to showcase the range of flavors, fragrances, and sensations but also chosen to reflect the time of year. Some may taste salty, others roasted or floral.”

“As the participants sample the teas, I offer songs inspired by the teas themselves,” says Geri, “utilizing the water features in the salt cave that help to deliver the minerals and elements into our bodies for healing as part of the soundscape… The improvisational music is inspired by that pour, by the present moment. It becomes another form of tea ceremony.”

There will be four opportunities to experience this journey: November 5 at 6 p.m., January 24 at 3 p.m., February 11 at 6 p.m., and March 20 at 3 p.m.SaltCave-708x350


Advance reservations ($36 per person) and payment are required. For more information, and to reserve your space, call Asheville Salt Cave at 828.236.5999.”

On this day in History

On this day in history, November 5, 1922, tuberculosis medical pioneer Dr. Karl Von Ruck passed away in Asheville. In the 1870’s doctors began praising Asheville’s climate and mountain air for the treatment of respiratory diseases such as tuberculosis. In 1888, Von Ruck established the Winyanh Sanitarium in Asheville. He was a constant advocate for Asheville as a health destination.

Today Asheville is a destination for many reasons, health and wellness being one. Things have come full circle in Asheville. The Asheville Salt Cave is proud to be part of the alternative health scene. Our facility offers our clients an alternative breathing treatment which aides in relaxation, restoration of mind, body and soul and rejuvenation.

On this day in history Asheville lost an advocate for Asheville as a health destination. Many to this day come to Asheville for alternative health treatments, to enjoy the climate and to breath in the mountain air.

Health at the Asheville Salt Cave

We are excited that a national publication has written about our Salt Cave and Asheville.

On October 3, 2015 Kimberly Nicoletti, a freelance writer and editor, had her article published in the VailDaily on their Travel website. The article is titled “Health and Wealth in Asheville, with decadent mansions and healing salt caves. ” Here is an excerpt from the article.

relaxing in the caveHEALTHY SIDE OF ASHEVILLE

Vanderbilt and Edwin Wiley Grove, visionary of the Grove Park Inn, built their properties to support and encourage health, and Asheville still resonates with healthy-living lifestyle.

The Asheville Wellness Tour allows visitors to delve into three areas: a salt cave, a yoga tour including savasana, which helps the body reset itself, and Wake, a foot sanctuary offering handmade soaps, salts and pure oils (www.ashevillesaltcave.com/ashevilles-wellness-tour).

If you can just choose one healthy locale in Asheville, then head to Asheville’s Salt Cave, the nation’s only sustainable, growing salt cave built solely of natural materials (salt, wood and water). A large fountain and salt blocks mined from the Dead Sea, Poland and the Himalayans create a healing microclimate.

The Appels brought in a team from Poland after nearly three years of researching how to create a proper salt-crystal microclimate. Owner Beth Appel said they became inspired after a 45-minute session in a salt cave relieved her husband’s chronic asthma for weeks. In addition to respiratory problems, salt therapy has been employed by various cultures for hundreds of years to treat skin issues, arthritis, depression, digestive ailments, migraines, insomnia and even poor concentration. Its negative ions are believed to increase serotonin and flow of oxygen to the brain, as well as contribute to a sterile environment. The heated salt crystals also release 84 trace minerals and elements essential to human’s health.

Unlike most other caves, the Asheville Salt Cave surrounds visitors in 20 tons of salt, from the ceiling pieces and crushed pebbles on the floor (which you’re welcome to play with, place a handful on your forehead or otherwise indulge in) to the large, up to 300-pound chunks emanating from the dimly lit walls. Zero-gravity lounge chairs and an initial guided meditation enable guests to relax and restore in 45-minute sessions.

However you decide to tour Asheville — be it health, wealth or both — you’ll find some of the best natural resources intertwined with architecture and innovation, which make for a thoroughly enchanting Southern stay.

To read the entire article go to: http://www.vaildaily.com/news/18461802-113/vail-daily-travel-health-and-wealth-in-asheville.


Anniversary Mode

salt cave with salina copyWe are still in a 3rd year anniversary mode. Our 30 lbs natural salt lamps (normally retail for $89.95) are on sale for just $59.95. These special Anniversary Mode 30 lb salt lamps won’t last. Stop in today and take one home for you or a friend or family member. The Holidays will be here before you know it and these salt lamps will make a wonderful gift. Don’t let this Anniversary Mode Special pass you by!

The Secret of The Salt Cave

relaxing in the caveThe secret of our cave is simple: the air is enriched with salt trace elements and ions. These elements, which the human body absorbs through respiration and through our pores, are essential to our existence. The result is: bodily relaxation and rehabilitation where the body and mind come to a perfect balance and one feels rejuvenated and is filled with well-being.

We all live a stressful life with our workloads and work conditions. More and more of us are looking for ways to reduce our stress and increase our health. With less and less time to experience relaxation, rest and rejuvenation we are looking for ways to balance our professional and personal lives. We are looking for ways to reward ourselves. Some of us may be looking for ways to lose weight, reduce or stop smoking, or treat our health issues with a natural method. All of these can be addressed by visiting the Asheville Salt Cave on a regular basis. Ten consecutive sessions have the ability to complete a rejuvenation cycle in which one will observe the differences in stress levels and physical fitness of ones organism.

Salt therapy is an experience for both the body and the spirit. It offers well-being, relaxation and the strengthening of the human organism. Just one visit is enough for one to discover the relaxing and beneficial properties of the rejuvenating salt cave. What one feels after their first session is almost magical and it will bring your body and your mind into a state of perfect balance.

The Asheville Salt Cave, through the use of mineral crystal salt rocks, has created a micro-climate that reproduces the therapeutic properties of the atmosphere of a salt mine. By keeping the temperature in the salt cave constant (between 68 and 70 degrees) with a humidity of 50% the mineral salt naturally releases its healthy ions and trace minerals into the air without losing its crystal structure and attributes. Sea salt is not a crystal and does not have this same behavior, therefore we keep it to a minimum in the cave.

Asheville salt cave does NOT use any type of Gypsum or salt panels in the cave. We do not use any artificial resins. These become bacteria nests. We also keep our sea salt to a minimum and only use it on the floor, due to its low ion generation, quality and purity. There is no use of salt tiles (except for wheel chair access to our cave) because these man-made tiles do not comply with the therapeutic requirements. There is no mechanical or artificial means of “spraying salt”. The natural micro-climate of the salt cave is rich in beneficial ions and trace elements which kill bacteria and other harmful micro-organisms through natural means. Heating the floor, which is covered in Himalayan, Polish mineral and Dead Sea salt helps to generate ions. The two water features contain a concentrated solution of mineral salt and water creating a Sole’, which is  similar to the primal ocean, the water in our body and embryonic fluid. These two water features are natural ionizers which enrich the atmosphere of the salt cave with additional salt ions.

The Asheville Salt Cave uses two types of lighting. There are special photo-diodes scattered throughout the ceiling along with crystal salt lamps in the walls of the cave. Together these diffuse light through the salt and create color therapy systems which have a positive affect on stress, fatigue and depression. Your body absorbs the energy from these systems into its nervous system to the point where it is most needed.

Worth Its Salt !

81i9xHR0J6L._SX522_In the July issue of Real Simple Magazine one of our best sellers at our Salt Market was featured…our salt Mortar and Pestle. The editors of the magazine had this to say about this amazing addition to your kitchen.  ” Worth Its Salt: Gourmands will crush over this mortar and pestle carved from pink Himalayan salt (for real!). Enhances the flavor of food—and the personality of a kitchen counter. Himalayan-salt mortar and pestle.”

Cooking on A Himalayan Salt Slab

Cooking on a Himalayan Salt Slab adds enormous depth of flavor to foods without over-salting. Thanks to the natural low moisture content, Himalayan Salt Slabs can be heated or chilled to extreme temperatures. They work equally well on grills, stove tops, in the oven or as a serving platter for cold food presentations. The possibilities of cooking with Himalayan Salt Slabs are endless.

Cooking at the proper temperature is the most important guideline to follow when working with a salt slab. It is imperative to take the time to properly and adequately preheat the salt slab. Failure to do so may result in salty food and could effect the integrity of the salt slab. The thermal  qualities of the salt slab make for an ideal cooking surface to sear, bake and roast a wide variety of foods.

The salt slab is susceptible to thermal shock (breaking due to dramatic changes in temperature). Therefore always follow these siple guidelines when heating and cooking on your salt slab.

1. Handle the heated plate carefully. It is extremely HOT

2.When cooking on an electric stove top you will something that is heat safe to elevate the salt slab so that it sits just above the burner. A good recommendation is a cake or pastry ring.

3. To heat your salt slab begin on low for 15 minutes, set to medium for 15 minutes and then turn your burner on high for and additional 15 minutes . Your salt slab is now ready for cooking.

4. To use the salt slab in the oven begin preheating t 250 degrees for 15 minutes, increase the temperature to 325 degrees for 15 minutes and again raise the temperature to 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Use of a salt slab under a broiler is NOT recommended.

5.When cooking on an outdoor gas grill place the salt slab parallel over a burner bar on the grill grate. Preheat the salt slab as you would for indoor cooking. Feel free to close the grill hood after you’ve ensured the burner has been lit for the first phase of preheating. When using a charcoal grill be sure to set the grill up with 3 separate heat zones. On the far left there should be open space with NO charcoal. In the middle a single layer of lit charcoal and on the far right a double layer of charcoal. Once the charcoal is lit start preheating with the salt slab on the left for 15 minutes, move it to the middle for 15 minutes and finish on the far right for another 15 minutes.

Watch our blog in the coming weeks for several tasty recipes for use with your salt slab.


“It all comes Full Circle”, this is so true of what the Asheville’s Therapeutic Salt Cave brings to Asheville, clean pure air in a micro-climate.

Through out history tuberculosis was treated with clean fresh air! Asheville’s setting in the mountains and large homes or boarding houses with wide front porches, helped provide that. The Mountain Sanatorium, advertised in William Gleitsmann’s pamphlet Mountain Sanitarium for Pulmonary Diseases, Asheville, N.C., published in the 1870s, argues that Asheville “has for a long time been visited by such patients, and its climate is well known to exert a beneficial influence on Consumptives” (p. 1). “The pure, clean mountain air,” combined with the “southerly situation,” make Asheville pleasant in both winter and summer (p. 1). The sanitarium opened under the charge of the author, Dr. William Gleitsmann of Baltimore. Stressing the importance of adequate nutrition to successful convalescence, the institution offered patients a “rich, nutritious diet, suitable to their condition, along with “board, including light, fire and nurse” for “$10 to $12, according to rooms, payable weekly in advance” (p. 1).

The microclimate of our cave is created by keeping it at a constant temperature and humidity and by feeding the saturated air with “sole”, a highly saturated  solution of salt and water,  from our two water features. Our Salt Cave is the only one in the United States that is sustainable and growing and free from any artificial or mechanical grinding of salt. One is totally immersed in a “sea” of microscopic salt.

Your body absorbs the microclimate through your lungs, by breathing it in and through your skin.

So once again Asheville offers tourists and residents alike the opportunity to experience an environment of clean pure air.

Call today to schedule your “me time”. 828-236-5999. Take 45 minutes out of your day, Just For You!!





Asheville as a Health Retreat


As far back as 1795, records show that the area of Asheville, NC was regarded as a place to come to heal oneself. The Indians used the area as a neutral ground for their sick and took advantage of the area around Hot Springs. The climate was regarded as optimal because its components of temperature, barometric pressure, etc were measured by a physician who wanted to find the best place for his patients to recuperate. From the late 1880’s to the 1930’s Asheville rose in prominence as a curative place for tuberculosis. Boarding houses with large open air front porches were abundant. In the 1870s Dr. H. P. Gatchell, one of the pioneers treating TB published a pamphlet promoting the advantages of the Asheville climate for health seekers. As a result numerous sanitariums were built in Asheville specifically for the treatment of this contagious condition. It is no wonder that Asheville today has people coming to for specialized treatment. Mission – St. Joseph Hospital is a prime medical center for Western North Carolina. While Asheville itself is considered to be “The New Age Mecca of the East”. Based on the history of Asheville and its present day attraction for holistic healing, Asheville Salt Cave, after doing a great deal of research, chose Asheville as “the place” to share this amazing healing space with. We believe that we are a perfect fit for the area. Salt therapy has been well known and documented in Europe for centuries. It is only within the past 10 years that this form of natural healing has been brought to the United States. Asheville Salt Cave’s mission Is to help people who are suffering from various respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis, sinusitis, asthma, hay-fever, pneumonia, wheezing, cold or cough with a drug-free solution which is free from side-effects. We focus on the source of the problem rather than just suppressing the symptoms like medication usually does. However, we make no medical claims and recommend that all medical conditions be treated by a physician competent in treating that particular condition. We have replicated the microclimate found in natural salt caves in Europe, through the use of 20 tons of imported Polish Salt, water features which are natural halo generators, and controlled temperature and humidity within the healing space. Let Us Put Salt Into Your Life !

Sustainable and Growing Salt Cave


asheville-salt-cave-bannerThe Asheville Salt Cave is the only Salt Cave in the United States that is sustainable and growing. It is fashioned after the Wieliezka Mine in Poland, the largest Salt Therapy Center in the world. We have recreated the micro-climate of a natural salt cave through the use of a constant temperature, a constant humidity and two natural ionizers that feed the cave with sole’ (a saturated solution of salt and water). Our Salt Cave contains nothing artificial. It consists of materials found in nature, wood, rocks, water and 20 tons of salt rock crystals weighing between 6 oz and 300 pounds each . The floor of the cave is a combination of Polish, Himalayan, Dead Sea Salt. We keep the sea salt to a minimum because of its low ion quality, as compared to the large rocks that make up our walls and ceiling. Come experience Salt Therapy at its best.creating healing circle


Think about a stressful situation you’re facing at the moment —something small or something epic. Close your eyes and scan your body, noticing where you feel tension when you think about this tough situation. It might take a minute to find the spot. (Good places to check: jaw, shoulders, belly, chest, throat.) Rest your hand on the tense spot and take a comfortable inhale, imagining the breath flowing into and around the spot. Exhale naturally, all the way out. Repeat a few times, letting your breath take  you right into the center of the tension; your hand will help remind you to direct the breath.  If you’ve noticed tension in more than one spot, move your hand – and your breath – to another spot and repeat.  Then relax, eyes closed, hands in your lap, and feel the new softness of those spots. You can do this exercise anytime, anywhere, even with your eyes open — and even if you’re not sure what the source of the tension is.Breathe! Breathing into tightness and softening creates a gentle space for tension to relax.

We have created a space for you to enjoy moments like this and to gain the benefits of salt, music and light therapy at the same time.  Come breathe in our enriched micro-climate and enjoy it’s calming effect.

Salt Lamps and Negative Ions

hallway into shop copy 2Scientific research has shown that the amount of ions in the environment, that is acceptable by humans is 1000-1500/cm3. In closed rooms where a few people work at the same time or a room where electronic appliances are utilized the amount of negative ions may fall to as low as 200/cm3. In order to increase the number of negative ions in the environment, air ionizers are used. These air ionizers generate the negative ions and balance the atmosphere of the room. You can experience this effect by a visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, by going to the ocean, or by taking a walk right after a storm. In areas where negative ions are naturally produced, there can be a negative ion concentration of up to 10,000 negative ions per cubic centimeter. This is one of the reasons people often report feeling renewed or refreshed after a storm or after being  at the beach.

The harmful effect of electric smog, resulting in the concentration of positive ions, deteriorates the condition of air in rooms, and then negatively affects our physical and emotional state. Therefore it is important to reduce this to a minimum.   To help you remove electric smog, we suggest having Salt Lamps in your homes and offices. These are made from a natural salt crystal, and are natural air ionizers that effectively boost the number of negative ions in a room. The effect of air ionization by salt originates from physical and chemical properties of salt. In salt lamps the ionization effect is additionally enhanced by heating the salt crystal with a bulb installed inside the lamp. As a result, the lamp improves the quality of our environment, and thus our well-being. Since things like airborne mold, bacteria, and allergens often carry a positive charge, they can be neutralized by the negative ions of a Salt Lamp, as well.

February Is Heart Healthy Month

himalayanheartVisiting the salt cave can be very beneficial for people with heart and circulatory conditions. The salt rocks in our cave contain 84 trace elements that our bodies need and crave. Several of them are essential for good heart and circulation health.

Bromine –  helps to lower blood pressure and regulate the Nervous System

Iron – is an essential component of hemoglobin. It helps to improve muscle strength (your heart is a muscle)   and concentration. It helps reduce susceptibility to infection.

Copper – has anti-fungal properties and affects the synthesis of hemoglobin

Selenium – fights viral infections, blocks free radicals, slows down the skin aging process

People with heart and circulatory conditions will find that a visit to our salt cave may help with insufficient circulation and post heart attack hypertension.

A 45 minute visit to our salt cave will help relax you, reduce your stress, and give you a calm sense of being. This will result in helping to keep your heart healthy.

Local Flavor Opens Recharge Station at Asheville Airport

Local Flavor’s Recharge Station IMG_0397held it’s ribbon cutting ceremony last evening at the Asheville Airport.


IMG_0399Asheville Salt Cave is proud to be one of the 10 businesses displayed at the recharge station where an offer of “Buy One Salt Cave Session and Get One Free” is featured as their “daily scoop”.

The new Recharge Station is located opposite the bag claim. Visitors are encouraged to use the station to recharge their cell phones, tablets and computers while waiting for their luggage to arrive. If you are at the airport be sure to stop by and check out the local art and music associated with this unique information booth.

Reduce Earache Pain

Magic-Salt-SockEar aches and infections are a terrible thing to experience as a child. You not only have a fever that makes you weak, but you also have to confront the constant earache pain . With autumn slowly installing its rainy self into each day of the week, a homemade solution to counter such discomfort is very welcomed.  The  Himalayan salt  will retain the heat because of the 84 minerals present in it, so combined with the fever (do not lower it) you can adjust the pain until the organism deals with the infection. But instead of this explanation, you can tell the young patient that the sock is magical; it will work great on their mood. A Salt Sock is basically just a white cotton sock filled with Coarse Himalayan Salt … and You will need a clean – ALL WHITE sock.

Follow these simple instructions to help reduce the pain caused by ear infections.

You will need about 1 – 1.5 cups of Coarse Himalayan Salt.  It has to be coarse or it will seep out of the sock .

Heat it in a clean skillet, over medium-low heat for about 4-6 minutes – pick it up and shake it around and flip it every minute or so, so it will heat evenly.

Heat until it is very warm, but not burning to the touch.


Salt is a Handy Hand Sanitizer

himalayanheartPut a Himalayan Salt Heart in of your coat pockets for use as a handy hand sanitizer! Salt is a great way to kill the bacteria that we pick up on our hands throughout the day. A Himalayan Salt Heart is the perfect size and shape for your palm. Just rub the heart and get a small coating on the hands and rub them together. Keep several around the home, school or office as a useful ornament that looks lovely and is at the ready whenever you need a quick hand cleansing.

How Does a Himalayan Salt Lamp Work?

hallway-into-shop125The heat from a lighted Himalayan salt lamp attracts moisture. The evaporation of water through salt emits negative ions. How many negative ions a Himalayan salt lamp or salt candle holder can release depends on its size and how warm an electric light bulb makes it. A night-light sized salt lamp would be effective for an office cubicle. Naturally, the larger an area means a larger lamp is needed so that more more negative ions will be emitted.

The benefits of emitting negative ions into your living space:

(1)Increases chi

(2)Eliminates allergens

(3) Reduces affects of Seasonal Affected Disorder

Salt is Good For You and Your Pets

a8962ae91e0d57f47b5506560ae301e6Salt Licks, available at the “Salt Market” located next door to the Salt Cave in downtown Asheville are great for your horses, cattle and other animals. They come in two sizes Small and Large complete with rope to tie them to a fence post or railing. Next time you visit us, don’t forget to get a little something for your animals and pets.


They will love you for thinking of them!

Down By The Sea

getprevThere is something magical that happens when we walk along the shore. Our cares lighten; our perspective lengthens. Scientists are trying to put their finger on exactly why that is, and, in fact “I’m Always Entirely Happy When I’m Here” is the title of a 2013 German study that found that outdoor settings, particularly those by the water, help us recover from stress. Proof…just head to the beach and let the sand and waves sooth your body and soul. Can’t get to the beach. No problem. Asheville’s only authentic Salt Cave produces a similar effect on your mind and body. Salt therapy has been known and used in Europe for hundreds of years. The resonate vibration of the salt, the negative ions and the soothing micro-climate all produce an environment in which the body and mind are free to begin to balance and “heal” themselves. Come in today and experience the most relaxing 45 minutes of your life.

Asheville’s Wellness Tour


Every Monday at 3 PM and Friday at 10 AM you can pamper yourself and friends with an amazing 2 hour wellness tour conducted by 3 health-minded businesses located in downtown Asheville. Your tour begins at Asheville’s only authentic Salt Cave located at 12 Eagle Street. You will experience 45 minutes of relaxingl salt therapy, accompanied by light and music therapy. Your session begins with a brief introduction and short meditation. At the conclusion of your session, Asheville’s Traveling Yogini will share some stretches with you in the cave and then take you on your “Yoga traveling tour of Downtown Asheville” arriving at Wake-Foot Sanctuary, 1 Page Avenue, where you enjoy amazing tea and a fabulous foot soak. At the conclusion of your tour we can offer you savings at several local eateries. These tours are limited to 8 participants in each session. Reservations are require. Please call 828-236-5999 to reserve your spot.

Seasonal Allergy Alert

allergiesSeptember is just one month away and with it comes Fall Allergies!

Do you experience wheezing while walking? Does your chest feel tight when you get stressed? These symptoms could be signs of Asthma.

If you suffer from Asthma, most likely you also have allergies. According to the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology the majority of asthmatic adults ages 20 to 40 have at least one allergy.

Avoiding the outdoors on high pollen days can help. Indoor humidity can also cause allergy and asthma attacks.

Regular visits to Asheville’s only authentic Therapeutic Salt Cave can help make your breathing easier. It can help minimize attacks and lessen your coughing, wheezing and sneezing.

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 contagious.



  • red, scaly areas
  • small rough bumps
  • thick leathery patches
  • bumps that leak fluid and crust over

Itching is the defining symptom. Once you start scratching, the skin becomes inflamed and even itchier.  About 1/2 of people who had atopic dermatitis as a child will have the condition as an adult.

There’s a link between atopic dermatitis and hay fever or asthma. If a parent has hay fever or asthma, their children are more likely to have the skin condition. About 1/2 of children with atopic dermatitis will go on to develop hay fever or asthma.

The substances that bring on an allergy attack can cause some people with atopic dermatitis to break out in a rash. Food allergies can also trigger a flare-up. These allergens cause the immune system to overreact, activating cells that produce inflammation in the skin.

If you are suffering from eczema, salt therapy will come to your aid by activating multiple physiological processes in your body. The salt will have favorable effects on your hair and on the blood microcirculation of the skin. Our microclimate will also kill bacteria and fungi and it possesses anti-inflammatory properties. As the course progresses, the itching sensation on your skin stops and minor cracks vanish. Salt therapy sessions will also help you overcome your dependence on prescription drugs. Besides making your skin look good and feel better, speleotherapy also reduces stress and strengthens your immune system so you won’t fall prey to disease easily.


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 agents (airborne pollen)
5. Reduces IgE level (immune system oversensitivity)

Regular visits to the salt cave strengthen immune systems which helps shield your bodies from illness and infection.
Let Us Put Salt In Your Life!

Salt Therapy Benefits For Children

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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 1 month old. Using natural methods (such as salt therapy) is more effective for the following reasons:

  • Children react more intensively then adults doJohan
  • Pulmonary and otolaryngology professionals found that 85 to 95% of children become symptomless after 3 salt therapy sessions
  • Medicines prescribed can cause more dangerous side effects in childhood due to the hormone content
  • Salt Therapy is 100% drug and hormone free treatment with no artificial elements


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Asheville’s Therapeutic Salt Cave offers Children’s Quiet Play Sessions though out the weekly salt cave schedule of sessions . Please call to schedule a time for your child to help boost their immune systems and  provide them many additional benefits.

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?


Salt Inhalers filled with Himalayan Salt  can aid with clearing your breathing and your sinuses.  Inhaler copy

Neti Pots are wonderful for clearing sinuses.blue_neti_pot__32979_thumb


Both of these make great gifts when you are looking for the Gift of Health for your dear friends or relatives. Both of these items are available in the Salt Market at Asheville’s Therapeutic Salt Cave. The Neti Pots are made in the USA.

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 particularly sensitive to negative-ion depletion. The proportion of negative ions is highest around moving water (storms, oceans, rivers, waterfalls). Therefore it’s no wonder that we feel more energized at the beach. The best ratios of negative to positive ions are associated with waterfalls and the time before, during, and after storms. The worst are found in windowless rooms and closed, moving vehicles.

High concentrations of negative ions are essential for high energy and a positive mood .  It has been shown that levels of negative ions are inversely related to levels of serotonin in the brain. Negative ions suppress serotonin levels in much the same way that natural sunlight suppresses melatonin. Hence the invigorating effect of fresh air and sunshine and the correspondingly depressed feelings associated with being closed in and dark. If you deplete the air of negative ions, you experience an increase in serotonin and its attendant drowsiness and relaxation. This is not what you want when mental agility is demanded.

Negative ions clean the air of:

· Dust
· Pollen (grass, weed and tree pollen)
· Dust mites
· Animal dander
· Smoke
· Odor
· Mold spores

Negative Ions help relieve symptoms of:

· Hay fever
· Asthma
· Seasonal affective disorder
· Depression
· Chronic fatigue

The power of the negative ions in our salt cave are beneficial in shielding the body from allergies, migraines, respiratory illnesses, skin conditions and other conditions that affect us on a daily routine.

Salt Cave Experience

Life isn’t all about relaxation and self-indulgence



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

your bodies ability to heal

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 me” or “I’m never going to get well.” As far as the nervous system is concerned, they all signal imminent danger, and that is what stress really is, as far as your body is concerned.

“Glands secrete according to impulses from the emotional and nervous system. Anger, resentment, contention, hate, self-condemnation, animosity, and related nervous tensions release poisons from the glandular system into the lymphatic circulation, deplete bodily energies, block eliminations and generally create a condition which predisposes the system to disease.” ~ Edgar Cayce
The body, mind and soul are connected in overall healthYou cannot be healthy on the outside without being healthy on the inside.


The above quote by edgar Cayce  reminds us of the importance of listening to our body and being intentional about releasing the feelings and emotions that don’t serve the goal of creating optimal health.  Every disease of the body has an emotional/ mental cord.  Taking the time to work on self and releasing the emotions that wreak havoc in the body is necessary and required for true health and to truly live into your purpose.  If you are too tired, exhausted, stressed, angry, focused on what everyone else is doing, holding on to things or people you can’t control, you are not free to live life to it’s fullest.  Your whole being will be to exhausted working through the ripple effect of these in your emotional and physical body that you won’t be able to create the energy to maximize your own beautifully unique potential.


One 45 minute salt therapy session in our therapeutic salt cave can bring you into a state of complete and total relaxation. You can feel the stress leave your body. Rebalance your body and mind using salt therapy and begin the self healing process.

Let Us Put Salt In Your Life so you can feel the calm.



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 to live in the here and now, rather than worrying about the past or future. We do not worry about meaningless things, but see the bigger picture.

3.Better Health – There have been numerous studies pointing to the health benefits of meditation. Meditation reduces stress levels and alleviates anxiety. If we can reduce stress, many health benefits follow.

4.Knowledge of Self – Meditation enables us to have a deeper understanding of our inner self. Through meditation we can gain a better understanding of our life’s purpose.

Our therapeutic salt cave is a great place to meditate. Our regular salt relaxation sessions include music and light therapy which can aid one is setting the tone for their own person meditation space.

Each of our relaxation sessions begins with a short guided meditation by one of our capable and trained staff members.

Let us put some salt into your life

and  you can put some quiet and calm into it at the same time


Surrounded By Salt

couple relaxingThe 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 body to receive the resonant effects of energetic frequencies or vibration patterns from the crystals visually and systemically.

Treat yourself today to a restful, relaxing and healing 45 minute therapeutic salt cave session.


Salt Block Cooking

51i99fYmFfL._SL160_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-dp,TopRight,12,-18_SH30_OU01_AA160_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 grilled chicken are sure to inspire. Salt serving and cooking blocks vary in shape, size, and price, (ranging from $29.95- $90). Salt Block Cooking is $24.99.9x9x2-cookware-114x

Benefits of Eating Himalayan Crystal Salt

. Crystal Salt’s array of elements forms a compound in which each molecule is inter-connected in a harmonious state allowing the vibrational component of the 84 trace elements present in the salt to be in harmony with each other and promotes a healthy balance. This means the energy content in the form of minerals can be easily metabolized by your body. All of the 84 inherent minerals and trace elements found in the crystal salt are available in colloidal form — meaning they are so small your cells can readily absorb them. It is very difficult for your body to absorb too much crystal salt since there are powerful and effective feedback loops that regulate this process. These same 84 elements are found in the human body. Read more

Seminars and Workshops in a Salt Cave

Do  You Need A Great Place To Hold Your Staff Seminars and Workshops?

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Exclusive use of the Salt cave for seminars, workshops & meetings

  • Individual growth seminars
  • Annual review and planning
  • Strategy development & Brainstorming
  • Customer focused workshops
  • Stress management & Change Management Seminars
  • Alternative corporate relaxation circles 
  • Self-improvement for colleagues (companies, partners, joint ventures, professionals)

Benefits to holding a staff meeting in the salt cave:

    •               1.  helps improve concentration
    •               2.  helps to relive stress
    •               3. improves sleep so this helps stimulate  more productivity
    •                4. boosts immune system thus less frequent illness among the staff
    •                5. builds comradeship among staff

How To Cook On A Salt Slab

The Key:

To cooking on a salt slab successfully


You can use your cooking slab in your oven, on top of the stove or on a grill.

Grill Instructions:             grilling on a salt block

Heat the slab at the lowest possible setting (200 degrees) for 15 minutes

Increase the temperature every 10 minutes going from Low – Medium – High

It should take at least 35 minutes to heat the cooking slab (500 degrees)

Oven Instructions:

In the oven start at 250 degrees for 10-= 12 minutes and slowly increase to 400 degrees  images-3

Stove Top Instructions:

images-4Put on top of your stove with the oven heating for 1 -1 1/4 hours to slowly heat it to be used on top of burners

Allow to thoroughly COOL before cleaning. This may take several hours (see below for cleaning instructions)




Cooking Slabs can also be put in your refrigerator and cooled. Use this cold slab to serve vegetables, sushi, shrimp and a multitude of other “pick up” foods10071


Wash slab carefully after use and dry immediately with a towel. Allow to thoroughly AIR DRY thoroughly then store in a cool space



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 temperature in the salt cave between 62-70 degrees it ensures that the air inside the cave is infused with micro elements of salt that contain 84 trace elements required by our bodies to move and to think. The cave is anti-bacterial and free from pollutants.

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Let Us Put Salt In Your Life !


The Salt Market


While shopping in

Downtown Asheville,

stop by our retail space,new sign in 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 order to process thoughts and move.

Having these products in our homes helps to “counter act the number of positive ions” we are surrounded by in our daily lives.

Negative Ions Create Positive Vibes

Our new sign in the Salt Market

Our new sign in the Salt Market

Allergy Season Is in Full Bloom

Allergy Season is in Full Bloom ! 

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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 sinuses and stop rubbing your eyes. Just a few visits on a regular basis will have you feeling better and breathing easier.


Don’t wait any longer….call today to schedule time for YOU !! We have a seat waiting JUST FOR YOU !

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?

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That is the essence of Salt Therapy

We are drawn to the sea because our subconscious mind instinctively wants to return to the specific vibrational state of the ocean from which we once emerged.  Salt therapy is a natural preservative and disinfectant. It dries up and disinfects the mucus membranes in your sinuses, lungs and the eustachian tubes of the middle ear.


Summer Cold or Seasonal Allergies?

Sneezing, watery eyes, scratchy throat? Is this a summer cold or just seasonal allergies?

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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 serious health issues, such as a sinus infection. Schedule an appointment today and come relax and rebalance your body in our Therapeutic Salt Cave.

You’ll find that you will be breathing a bit easier with just one visit.

We recommend at least 3 visits to start to rebalance your body, clear your sinuses and open your brachial  pathways.

BBQ Using A Himalayan Salt Cooking Block

Summer is here!  And that means it is BBQ Season!!!



Impress your guests

with a unique backyard BBQ idea


grilling on a salt block

The Salt Market

has many unique serving items made from Himalayan Salt

 for cooking great meals and serving them.

Try using a

 Salt Cooking Block

to grill fish, vegetables, steak, chicken and more on the BBQ

Salt cooking blocks can also be used cold to serve appetizers that need to be kept cold for long periods of time

serving at a BBQ on a salt round

Try our unique Salt Cooking Rounds

to serve appetizers


 forget the bun and serve each guest directly on their own individual Salt Round

salt bowl

You can serve a Cold Soup in our Salt Bowls 


how about Dessert?

Try an Ice Cream Sundae in a Salt Bowl

Mortar and Pestle

Use our Mortar and Pestle to create great rubs for seasoning


our Salt Tumblers and Salt Shot Glasses are cool for making

Great Drinks with a touch of salt

Happy, Healthy BBQing

Dream Big

ceiling diode lights       “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 !

Company Staff Meetings

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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 help you spice up your meetings.  

                                                                               Let us put salt into your employees’ lives !

New Exciting Location For Your Company Staff Meeting

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Schedule your next company staff meeting at

Asheville’s Therapeutic Salt Cave

                                           and give your employes the gift of health.  

Contact AVL Salt Cave to find out about:

1. Exclusive use of the Salt Cave for seminars and meetings

2. Individual growth seminars Annual review and planning

3. Strategy development & Brainstorming

4. Customer focused workshops

5. Stress management & Change Management Seminars

6.  Alternative corporate relaxation circles

7. Systemic self-improvement for colleagues

8. Corporate Gifts

9. Therapeutic Salt sculptures & gift certificates from our Salt Market

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 one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water,

This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which animals cannot flourish, hence its name. The Dead Sea is 34 mi long and 11 mi wide at its widest point. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River.

The Dead Sea has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. Biblically, it was a place of refuge for King David. It was one of the world’s first health resorts, for Herod the Great. Today people from all over the world come to experience it’s healing powers. In 2009, 1.2 million foreign tourists visited on the Israeli side. People use the salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea to create cosmetics and herbal sachets.

Asheville Therapeutic Salt Cave took the initiative to import this Dead Sea Salt and to include it as part of the salt found on the floor of our cave. We are the only Therapeutic Salt Cave in the United States to use Dead Sea Salt in our natural cave environment.

How To Get Sunburn Relief Overnight Naturally

Heal and get  sunburn relief  in one night with these three simple ingredients!



3-4 inch piece off an aloe vera plant, sliced in half

1 Tbsp coconut oil, in liquid form

1/2 – 1 tsp raw honey.

The amounts above will vary depending on how much you need to cover. This amount will cover the area that a tank top does not cover on your chest.

Directions: Rub aloe vera all over the burned area and let dry (30-90 sec), next take coconut oil and rub over burned area (over where the aloe was put). Next take the honey or propolis and rub into any areas that look more red or blistered. Then put an old tee shirt on and go to bed. Most if not all will be absorbed by morning. Take a warm wash cloth and wipe off any sticky spots. For maintenance continue the process the next night. Do this process until the burn is either gone or doing much better.

Enjoy your sunburn relief !

Take Time Out Of Your Busy Schedule and Make Time For You

Warm weather, humidity, got you down?  Headache, stuffy nose?

A visit to our Therapeutic Salt Cave can really help with all of these issues. Busy schedule, don’t have time to make time for YOU today? Try one of our Netti Pots with a saline solution….just a couple of minutes can make you feel like a new person.  blue_neti_pot__32979_thumb

Once your head and nose is clearer; call and make an appointment to come to the Therapeutic Salt Cave for a 45 minute session that is equivalent to being at the ocean for 4 days (without all the pollution). We have a seat waiting just for you ! Let Us Put Salt In Your Life !

Pollen bothering you?

d312596658e23673b226af3d3d12a319Need 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 a friend and share the experience.