What is a salt cave you ask?
Designed to simulate the environment of Himalayan salt caves, these cozy grottos feature literally tons of crystal salt rock, a dim glow provided by rock lamps, reclining chairs and soothing instrumental background music. Meanwhile, during a session, a machine outside the room (called a halogenerator) grinds dry salt and pumps micro particles of it into the air, which is kept at low humidity and approximately 70 degrees. You simply sit quietly and breathe the refined air, as you relax and clear your mind.
The treatment, known as dry salt therapy (or halotherapy), dates back hundreds of years to Eastern Europe and is purported to confer a variety of health benefits. These include relief from respiratory ailments such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colds, cystic fibrosis, ear infections and sinusitis, as well as skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes and rosacea, according to the Salt Therapy Association.
We here in Bucks County have our own salt caves – one right in Doylestown.
The Salt Caves at Doylestown salt caves consists of nearly 5,000 lbs of Pink Himalayan Salt. The cave floors are even a bed of Pink Salt! You relax and detox in a tranquil and beautiful environment in one of their zero gravity recliners. Pillows and blankets are also available.
While chilling in the cave, meditative music plays as you escape from the everyday busy life. Each session is 45 minutes long and it’s an interesting and possibly beneficial way to destress a bit from everyday life.
As always, if you have any question, please consult your physician before your first visit. This information is provide as an entertainment suggestion only!