Salt cave healing treatments are increasingly popular in Montgomery County as more users enjoy their benefits. From salt lamps and caves to massage treatments, floating beds and yoga sessions just about everything is now available locally.
What exactly happens in a salt cave? The room is typically dimly lit to promote relaxation while low humidity air infused with dry salt vapor is blown into the room. The walls may be covered in Himalayan salt blocks or salt lamps may be placed throughout the room. The floor is usually covered with finely ground salt too. Participants breathe in the air and reportedly experience a range of health benefits following their sessions.
Many people experience improved medical conditions as they inhale the air and absorb salt through the skin. Salt is believed to help with asthma, allergies and sinus issues, make skin clearer, reduce inflammation in joints, relieve migraines and even provide a better night’s sleep.
Here are four locations in MontCo that offer a variety of services to benefit your mind and body.
Himalayan Salt & Wellness Cave
1494 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464
Take in a restorative 45 minute session in the salt cave or experience a salt bed table session for 25 minutes. The Salt Bed uses heated Himalayan salt and can be programmed to also offer a massage. The kids are welcome in the Family Room and can play in the salt floor, almost like it’s sand. Additional services and yoga are also available.
The Body Serene
4007 Skippack Pk., Skippack, PA, 19474
A wide variety of traditional services at this spa are enhanced with the addition of Himalayan salts. Try a salt stone massage or facial, a salt body scrub or detox with a session in the Salt Grotto. The Body Serene is a full service day spa offering a range of additional services.
4059 Skippack Pk., Skippack, PA 19474
Salt cave sessions are available for in 45 minute slots in a chair or on a mat on the salt floor. Bring a child for a family session or attend a girls’ night out event. Yoga session are also held regularly. Flotation Therapy takes place in 10” of Epsom salt infused water inside a pod and allows you to experience weightlessness in addition to the benefits of salt.
Soul Spirit Salt Spa
122 N York Rd., Hatboro, PA 19040
This small shop is owned by an 18-year practitioner of the healing arts. The salt room has four anti-gravity chairs allowing for an intimate and relaxing 45 minute experience. Children are welcome to come along and dig for small crystals hidden in the salt floor. Shorter 30 minute lunch sessions are also available. Appointments may not always be necessary.
BY BETSY NATTER