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Salt Cave Sessions
† Children Sessions are held Wednesdays at 10am or you may rent out the cave as a Private Session. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
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 your Chakras and enjoy a life of good health and well-being.
This article appeared in the October issue of The Laurel of Asheville
“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.”
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, 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.
We 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!
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.”
“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!!