About Salt of the Earth


Welcome to Salt of the Earth! Defining and building our salt cave  has been a dream come true and an unbelievable adventure, one that I am eternally grateful for. 

My fiancé, TJ Gentile, and I have been “Pittsburgher’s” our entire lives and have our roots here. Not only do we love our community, we love the way people are in western PA.  True to form, Peter’s Township, Canonsburg, Washington County and the entire South Hills have been immensely welcoming and supportive since we opened and we are eternally grateful.

Want to make God laugh? “Tell him your plan”.

Many have asked us how we got into this business. In all truthfulness, it came to me initially as a “cool thought” and an option for the alternative healing center that we wanted to create.  Then it just kept reappearing, reminding me of Horshack in Mr. Kotter’s class.  (pretty sure I just aged myself with that one).  Anyway, kinda crazy we built a salt cave when you consider we had never even been in one. Fortunately we moved forward and Salt of the Earth quickly began to come together, and in a few short months, became a reality.  The construction and material delivery (all 16 tons of Himalayan salt) came together, financing aligned to the day, and we had the most amazing team of artisans from Poland arrive to build the cave.  

Salt has an extensive role in history and modern life, and the benefits amazing. Naturally antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory, we have witnessed the effects first-hand. Clients breathe better, sleep better and feel better after only one session!  We love offering alternative healing to our community and based upon the response, our community loves it as well. 

Our world has changed dramatically in the past twenty years. So much so, it is hard to grasp at times. We are a global society with limitless exposure to other cultures. Consider how our perception of massage, acupuncture, essential oils, yoga, Reiki, etc. has shifted. If prejudice is ignorance and that it is overcome with knowledge, then our acceptance of these and other healing modalities reflects our collective intellectual and spiritual growth. And that is simply awesome. 

We sincerely hope you enjoy the salt cave and all the services we been blessed to offer. Including, guided meditations, energy healing, crystal sound bowls, reflexology and massages with amazing providers. Don’t forget to check out our boutique. I love the crystals (and can talk about them for hours), salt lamps and jewelry, and sincerely hope you do as well.  

Just Breathe!