We typically seat up to 8 in the cave however, due to COVID we are currently limiting the seating to a maximum of 4 to 6 guests to ensure social distancing. We carefully monitor the number in the cave by their grouping and position. For instance, there may be 3 groups of 2 or 4 individuals.
Chairs are disinfected between uses as are the surfaces in the shop. Clients can choose to use use one of our blankets, which are disinfected, or can bring their own.
There is 16 tons of Himalayan salt in the cave which creates a naturally antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory environment. Masks are worn in the shop but not in the cave as it would be counterproductive. It is possible (and frequently occurs) that there are only 2 in the cave simply due to scheduling and busy days/times. Friday’s and Saturday’s are usually busier than other days. If you want to ensure that there are only 2 in the cave, I’m happy to work with you to make that happen.
You can also rent the cave for groups.
About the Salt Cave
for adults, for kids, for those who breathe
The concept is simple: Just Breathe. Himalayan salt is the purest, most pristine salt in the world. That’s why breathing in the substance during salt cave sessions can benefit your health. No matter your age, advanced halotherapy offers natural and holistic healing treatment to improve your health and wellness.
The cave is custom-built by a team from Poland. They meticulously cut and sculpted each piece of salt and before mounting to the wall. It is kept at a 72 degrees and is a soothing, peaceful environment. Simply lie in one of our eight zero gravity chairs for a 45 minute session and just breathe! As you breathe, the salt naturally detoxifies and helps to balance your body. Himalayan salt contains 84 trace minerals, identical to those in our bodies and releases negative ions. The minerals help to support our system and the negative ions cause a natural release of seratonin. Many clients feel effects within minutes of entering!
Salt has been used for centuries.. and with good reason. It is naturally antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory and making it one of our most valued and healing natural resources.
what is a halotherapy?
Himalayan salt is a natural antiseptic that reduces inflammation and opens up breathing passages. Our cave contains 32,000 pounds of authentic himalayan salt. As we breathe, the salt thins mucus build-up, eliminates allergens, and improves lung function. It also benefits skin, increases immunity, stimulates metabolism, improves concentration, decreases fatigue, and heightens your mood. Halotherapy has been around for centuries and is a natural, safe, and drug-free treatment.
Relax. Refresh. Rejuvenate.
There’s a reason people call himalayan salt the ultimate exfoliator: it relaxes, refreshes, and rejuvenates your skin. Halotherapy has the benefits of improving skin conditions such as psoriasis, rashes, eczema, acne, as well as helping respiratory, breathing, and allergy issues.
While typical table salt is dehydrating, pure mineral salts have natural moisturizing properties and support the skin’s water balance and barrier function by attracting moisture to the skin. The minerals found in Himalayan salt have rejuvenating properties and are necessary for cell function and detoxification. The energy held within salt is released when water is added allowing the ionized nature of the stored minerals to be absorbed by the body’s cells. The nature of water and salt together is especially beneficial as it regenerates and cleanses at a cellular level.
Ever notice how your skin and sinus’s clear at the beach? In addition to emitting negative ion’s which clean the air of free radicals, Himalayan salt cleans the skin thoroughly by removing dead skin and impurities and opens pores to receive and absorb nutrients and minerals so many lack. Psoriasis and eczema can be improved using the healing properties of the 84 trace elements found in Himalayan salt.
A Holistic Experience
what should you expect?
Halotherapy recreates the microclimate of a salt cave. The room is kept at 72 degrees to be safe for children and adults, and the floors and walls are completely covered with salt. Relax in a zero-gravity chair and use a comfy blanket while a brine mist is organically dispersed into the air via our graduation tower. No robe or change of clothes is needed. It’s quiet. It’s serene. It’s unbelievably relaxing.
Before you enter the cave, make sure you know our policies.
32 Thousand Pounds of Salt
why choose Salt of the Earth?
Our custom-built salt cave and graduation tower is the first in Washington County and the largest in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region. Salt of the Earth offers a graduation tower that closely mimics those used throughout Europe for hundreds of years. The sheer amount of salt in our cave is enough to make you feel completely refreshed and rejuvenated.
Personal Services and Group Events
Along with salt cave therapy, we offer therapeutic services such as yoga, massage, and reiki in our salt cave. Take a look at our other services to see how you can heal your body.