Salt Cave

Starved Rock Country's Very Own Himalayan SALT CAVE!  

Remove yourself from environmental pollution, technology, and the constant commotion of everyday life. Walk through our Tree door into a Himalayan salt-filled oasis. Relax in the centuries-old European tradition of dry salt therapy. Absorb the healing benefits of the 84 minerals contained in the 5 tons of pink Himalayan salt on the floor and walls of our salt cave, which help purify and balance your body, and may boost the immune system and reduce chronic fatigue and stress.  Breathe in the cleansing and anti-inflammatory effects of pure, dry therapeutic-grade salt produced from our salt generator. Halotherapy, or dry salt therapy, is a natural way to cleanse and detoxify your skin and lungs. It works well as a complimentary treatment with traditional medicine or as an alternative treatment under the guidance of your physician. Always consult with your physician(s) before discontinuing any medications or prescribed treatments. We are not medical doctors; we are simply making it possible for you to experience another option that has proven to help people in Europe for many years.

Our state of the art Salt Cave features a Halomed halo (salt) generator which infuses microfine particles of pharmaceutical grade salt into the air, replicating the hygienic and restorative properties of natural cave atmospheres.  The salt is breathed deep into the lung cavities to absorb pollen and allergens, and enhances the respiratory system's natural cleansing process. It breaks down mucus in the nasal passages and airways and decreases bacteria and inflammation.  Our facility is controlled with sensors to maintain a uniform aerosol concentration, a negative pressure environment, constant temperature, and low humidity. 

Dry salt therapy can benefit people with respiratory issues such as allergies, asthma, sinusitis, smoker’s cough, stress & fatigue.  It can expand the airways for increased oxygen flow and capacity to enhance athletic performance and endurance, and enable better recovery time from physical activity and stress.  The salt from the generator settles on the skin and is good for skin conditions such as: psoriasis, eczema, swelling & inflammation, dry & flaky skin, acne, rashes, poison ivy, and rosacea. As is true in many alternative therapies to boost and regain health, everyone responds differently. Dry salt therapy works best if experienced on a regular basis, just like a fitness regimen only helps if we keep it up. In most cases, several weeks of 2-4 sessions a week can alleviate the worst of symptoms, followed by maintenance visits of once every week or two, depending on your symptoms. Allergies are different for everyone, and seasons change for each individual. Most of all, a session in our salt cave helps the body relax, return to the parasympathetic (resting) state, re-balancing the nervous system and increasing overall sense of wellbeing.

The salt cave is a very healing space, where we cultivate peace and quiet within the room and within ourselves. Cellphones and gaming devices are not allowed, and lockers are provided for personal use. Always drink plenty of water before and after a session.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your session. Appointments strongly recommended! All sessions begin promptly on the hour and last 45 minutes. Our cave seats up to 8 people in zero-gravity chairs! Bring your friends for a group gathering or Bridal Event! 



PRICES

 

 

 1 Session (45 minutes):   $25



 

 12 Session *Series:    (Shareable with spouses and children under 21)     $200

 
 

 5 Session *Series:   (Shareable with spounses and children under 21)     $100

 Group Discounts:  There is a discount for groups if payment is made in one transaction for the group via credit card, check, or cash.  A credit card is required to hold the appointment.  Please provide 24 hours advance notice of cancellation, or there is a 50% cancellation fee.  Groups of 4-5 are $20/person.  Groups of 6 or more (up to 12) are $15/person.  There is no discount for groups outside of regular business hours.

 Special Packages:  Combine two or more services on the same day for 20% off!    Regular price on each service is $25.  Do two or more on the same day for $20/service.  Packages are for one person, only.   

   



 Group Events using the Salt Cave and/or Yoga Studio

    1)  Breathe. Cleanse. Grow. Package:  75-minute Yoga class and 45-minute Salt Cave Session. Attend Regular scheduled class and a Salt Cave           session:  $35/person 



 

 


    2)  Private Group Yoga Class and Salt Cave session:    $40/person  (minimum of 8 people)

    3)  Private Group Yoga Class, Salt Cave session, & Studio use for up to two hours:  $50/person

     4)  Salt Cave Session & Studio use for up to two hours:  $30/person

 CANCELLATION POLICY:  CPlease cancel or reschedule your appointments 24 hours in advance so our services can be available to other clients. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your scheduled appointment, you will be charged for the full appointment value. Thank you.

 Please note that all Services, Series, and Packages Expire 365 days from purchase date.

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Precautions & Contraindications for Salt Therapy
  • Acute stage of chronic bronchial and lung system diseases

  • Active lung tuberculosis

  • Our chairs have a manufacturer's weight limit of 300 lbs.

  • Hypertension Stage 2  consult with physician          *Edema

  • Acute or severe disease of other sytems and ogans, unless have approval from health care provider.

  • Any form of infectious or contagious diseases, including influenza or other viral infections such as the common cold

  • Mental Disorders

  • Cancer

  • Claustrophobia

  • Intoxication

  • Children 12 months or younger

  • Pregnant women should consult physician