Revitalize in Asheville’s Salt Cave


Asheville has become known for its trendy, holistic, artistic vibe and the Salt Cave fits right in. For a modest $25 an hour, you can take advantage of the therapeutic benefits of an all-natural microclimate, created with 20 tons of salt rock imported from several eastern European locations.

Several inches of sea salt cover the floor and the semi-dark, dry environment is bathed in a warm glow from the salt rock lighting and a nice ambient sound from the two water features. Guests have the option of listening to tranquil music, resting in comfortable lounge chairs and using cozy blankets, if needed. And, in case you are wondering, participants are fully clothed.

Salt Cave environments have been reported to help with a variety of ailments including allergies, arthritis and skin problems. But just to take a break and really relax in this unique environment is worthwhile. The Appel family, who own and run the Salt Cave, have studiously researched Salt Caves around the world and carefully planned every detail, even bringing in experts to build the Cave.

Located on Eagle Street in downtown Asheville, the Cave can accommodate up to 10; the entire Salt Cave can be reserved by the hour for groups or private events.
Facilities also include a gift shop with some unique items, as well as services such as a variety of massages, Reiki, reflexology, aromatherapy and facials.
Check them out at 828-236-59

Chatting with owner Beth Appel in Asheville's Therapeutic Salt Cave.

Chatting with owner Beth Appel in Asheville’s Therapeutic Salt Cave.


About KFBuchsbaum

A lover of words, learning something new every day, exploring new places, and meeting people from different cultures is what feeds my spirit. One significant thing I learned from my years in market research is that time away from an experience dilutes the memories.  You lose the highs and lows and end up with middle-of-the-road impressions.  The reason I started to blog, was to capture experiences real-time, in the moment.  I hope my moments help you relive some of your own great adventures or maybe plan some new.

Posted on October 21, 2013, in North Carolina, North Carolina, Western, USA and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I can see another MMGT trip coming up!!

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