in a treehouse-inspired salt cave
Sitting in a salt cave has many of the same effects as sitting on the beach for a few hours. You get to breathe in the salty air and walk away feeling refreshed.
Our salt cave is a playful, unique environment where you'll get to walk in the salt, sit in a cave, and enjoy the views from a treehouse, all at the same time!
Our cave accommodates up to 15 people for private events. We are currently booking only two individuals in the space at a time, unless you are part of the same party.
Halotherapy is also known as dry salt therapy, and it evolved from speleotherapy. For 45 minutes, you sit in a peaceful environment and breathe in finely ground pharmaceutical grade salt. The micro-particles of salt are carried through your nasal passage into your airway passages and lungs. Its natural anti-bacterial properties begin dissolving pollutants and allowing the airways to open.
Salt that isn't inhaled lands on your body, providing additional healing benefits to exposed skin. This therapy complements traditional medical treatments for respiratory, skin, and mental health conditions.
Salt is naturally antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory. You could just say it's the "anti-bad stuff" and call it a day!
As the pharmaceutical-grade sodium chloride (salt) enters your respiratory system, it reduces inflammation, "scrubs" away irritants, and clears the airways. It can be particularly helpful for the conditions below.
overall lung health
Relaxing in our peaceful salt cave provides perks for overall and mental wellbeing too. All of you have to do is relax and breathe, and give yourself the gift of peacefulness and presence as you rest.
post traumatic stress disorder
seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
What to Expect
before your session
Caffeine and nicotine can provide a burst of energy that makes it harder to relax in the salt cave. Avoid drugs and alcohol too.
Eat a little.
A growling stomach will be distracting, but also try to avoid eating a heavy meal so you don't feel sluggish. Light meals and snacks are great!
Be comfortable. For skin therapy, you'll want to expose your skin, keeping in mind that you're in a room with several other guests. (No fragrances.)
We provide everything you'll need, including socks and blankets to keep you warm, and wireless headphones to listen to meditative music.
arriving at Sukhino
Please arrive about 10 minutes before your scheduled time so we can provide a thorough orientation. You may even want to sit in our lounge to relax for a few minutes before you enter the salt cave.
You may park on Holy Trinity Street, across from our door (except on Thursday mornings), or in the parking lot behind The Kula Center building. If those options are full, you can park on Market Street.
We ask you to remove your shoes at the reception area to keep the center as clean as possible. We provide cozy, non-slip socks to keep your feet warm, but you're welcome to wear your own.
We will guide you through the "need-to-know" information when you arrive. You'll sit in a dim room with glowing salt lamps, while listening to relaxing sounds. We encourage you to unplug and "just be".
after your session
Take a few minutes in our lounge. Have some water or hot tea. Jot a note in the Salty Reflections journal or bring your own. Give yourself the gift of moving slowly and mindfully before you rush back to "the real world".
If you need to "get ready" before you leave, take your time in our Ready Room. We provide a hair dryer, curling iron and wands, flat iron, combs, spray deodorant, and a few other body and skincare products.
Visit the other services in Kula Center upstairs, or shop in our boutique, where we've stocked a few favorite items to help you continue self-care at home. You'll find epsom salts, CBD oil, supplements, and more.
You may feel a bit dehydrated after a halotherapy session. Be sure to drink extra water throughout the remainder of your day. Then try to take it easy and prolong those salty, peaceful vibes.
Pick your spot
Each seat in our community salt cave provides a unique experience. Please be aware that our space is not ADA-compliant, and those will limited mobility should read descriptions and select a seat carefully.
Swing from a hammock in our tree space. You can cozy up with the provided cushions, stretch your legs in the hammock, or remove the cushions to extend your body. (The hammock is over 7 feet long, and the spreader bar is 47 inches wide!) You can also warm your tootsies on our detoxifying salt dome! [weight capacity: 300 pounds]
Climb a stair-step ladder to perch yourself at the highest spot in the room, where you can stretch out on an ergonomic lounger that "floats" about 6 feet off the ground. [weight capacity: 400 pounds, height capacity: up to 6'2"]
Walk up our platform steps to sit in our second "floating" lounge chair. This lounger isn't quite as high as the other, but still offers a great view of the cave.
It's a beanbag, but reinvented. The creator was inspired by float therapy and created it to provide a weightless feeling OUTSIDE the tank. You can sit like a chair, recline, or lie down. Get some ideas from the video linked here.
This seat accommodates up to two (or more!) individuals comfortably. You'll take in a direct view of our glowing salt tile wall display, and you'll get to warm your feet on our detoxifying salt domes.
This seat also accommodates up to two individuals. It's the closest to the door, and requires no climbing. You'll sit on a soft cushion that's about 18 inches deep, with a soft back panel.
Add infrared therapy
$20/$15 for members
You have the option to add full-body infrared therapy during your salt cave session.
This infrared gemstone mat uses tourmaline and jade stones to convert heat to far-infrared rays that can penetrate muscles, tissues, and joints. These rays can temporarily relieve minor joint and muscle pain and tension.
Using an infrared mat may:
Assist with metabolism
Purify negative energy
Improve blood circulation
Relieve pain and inﬂammation and stiffness
Improve relaxation and decrease stress
Detoxify the body of toxins and metals
Accelerate recovery after workout or injury
Improve physical, mental, and spiritual well-being
Relax your mind and body with hot stone therapy
Temporarily increase localized blood circulation where applied
Halotherapy Salt Cave Packages
1 Single Session
A single 45-minute halotherapy treatment. Never expires.
Intro to Halotherapy
Buy 2, get the 3rd free. Not shareable, expires in 3 months.
Float and use the salt cave on the same day. Not shareable.
Feel Better Caves
Complete three halo sessions in one week. Not shareable.
6 Cave Package
Keep 'em to yourself, or share with friends. Never expires.
12 Cave Package
Plenty to share, but we won't tell if you don't. Never expires.
Our Membership Program gives you the flexibility you need, at an affordable price, so you can prioritize your own wellbeing. Each plan offers great discounts and valuable perks!
How it works:
You sign up for monthly autodebit payments.
When your payment processes, we'll add credits to your account.
Use those credits for appointments.
Halotherapy salt cave sessions require 1 credit.
Float therapy sessions require 2 credits.
Credits don't expire for at least 1 year, as long as you're an active member.
You get 2 free credits for your birthday.
You can share your credits with friends or family.
You get additional salt cave sessions OR infrared stone therapy sessions for only $29 (save $10) and floats for only $49 (save $20)!
No annual contract, only a 3-month commitment. (Membership rolls month-to month after that, and you can cancel with a two-week notice via email.)
Unlock UNLIMITED FREE sessions for the rest of the month after you complete 6 of a single service type.
Other surprises along the way!
Frequently asked questions
What is halotherapy?
We strongly encourage you to leave your devices behind and just allow yourself a few moments of your day to disconnect with the world and reconnect with your breath.
What should I wear?
How long is a session?
Can I float before/after my halotherapy session?
What a great idea!
How often should I sit in the salt cave?
Are there any side effects to using halotherapy?
This is a natural part of the cleaning process of the respiratory system, during which the pollution, accumulated through a long time, and now loosened up by salt, are expelled from even the deepest regions of the lungs. Such side effects should cease with the removal of pollution and pathogens.
If this occurs, decrease the frequency of salt therapy sessions.
After and prior use of the salt rooms, consume sufficient liquids to prevent dehydration. It's recommended to take 5 minutes prior to leaving the premise to consume sufficient liquids to prevent dehydration and lightheadedness before operating a motor vehicle.
Is it dark in the salt cave?
Is there a weight restriction for the salt cave seats?
Some chairs do have weight limits. The floating lounge chairs can acommodate up to 400 pounds, and the swinging hammock chair up to 350. Click here to learn more about our seating options.
Can children visit the salt cave?
We ask that any guest is mindful of noise and disturbing other guests who may be seeking quiet. Children are allowed on a case-by-case basis, typically at a time that non-relatives are not scheduled.
How long has halotherapy been "a thing"?
Halotherapy has a looooooong history. Polish miners in the 1800s noticed positive changes in their skin and respiration. They began spending 2-3 hours a day in the underground salt caves, and eventually, simulated caves were created.
Is it safe for pregnant women to use halotherapy?
It's always a good idea to check with your physician for any health concerns, but we are not aware of any contraindications between pregnancy and halotherapy.
Is your facility handicap-accessible?
With that said, we do provide a transfer bench, and we have installed grab bars in as many places as we can, and we have extra large, open showers. You're also welcome to bring someone who can assist you, but in doing so, you assume all risk and liabilities.
Who should NOT use halotherapy?
Can I use an FSA or HSA account?
Typically yes! We are classified as an alternative wellness provider and do accept FSA/HSA cards. Check with your plan to see if they cover "8099 Medical Services Health Practioners - Not Elsewhere Classified".
Do you offer an unlimited salt cave package?
We have several "off menu" options to help you meet your halotherapy and budget needs. Just ask us if you're interested in something other than our Flex Membership.
Is there a minimum requirement for the Flex Membership?
Our Flex Membership is meant to provide you with an affordable option to ensure you're getting the self-care you need and deserve. In order to ensure we're able to provide that for you, we ask for a three-month commitment and a two-week notice to cancel. We do ask you to review and sign a quick membership agreement.
Halotherapy salt therapy is not a substitute for medical treatment and diagnosis of any health condition. It is recommended that you seek medical advice relating to your health problems; do not neglect regular medical check-ups; do not change or stop taking your medication and treatment without consulting the physician.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I love this place! My husband and I felt so relaxed after we came out of the salt cave. Plus, I got to sit and relax with some hot tea after our session with a personal salt foot heater. The owner is extremely warm and welcoming :)
I’m hooked! Love the salt cave and purchased an additional 2 sessions (1 free) for both me and the husband. I can’t wait to come back. We also want to try a float session very soon. So peaceful. My sinuses feel great!
I had a wonderful first experience in the salt cave today. I have bronchitis and asthma and my lungs feel so much better.
I can't wait to go back and float!!