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Halotherapy

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!

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Halo-what?

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!

 
 

Benefits

Respiratory

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.

  • allergies

  • asthma

  • bronchitis

  • COPD

  • cystic fibrosis

  • emphysema

  • hay fever

  • overall lung health

  • rhinitis

  • sinusitis

  • snoring

Skin

Salt will also fall on the skin, so any exposed areas can reap healing benefits as the salt clears impurities, reinforces the skin's protective barriers, normalizes the skin's pH levels, and soothes irritated areas. 

  • acne

  • psoriasis

  • eczema

  • dermatitis

Mental

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. 

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • improves sleep

  • insomnia

  • post traumatic stress disorder

  • seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

  • stress

 

What to Expect

before your session

Avoid stimulants.

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!

Dress down.

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.)

Pack light.

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

Leave early.

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.

Park.

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. 

No shoes.

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.

Expect nothing.

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

Relax.

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".

Get ready.

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.

Browse.

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.

Drink water.

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.

Infrared Mat Gemstones

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:

  • Improve sleep

  • 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

Infrared Mat Therapy
 
 

Pricing

Halotherapy Salt Cave Packages

1 Single Session

$39

A single 45-minute halotherapy treatment. Never expires.

Intro to Halotherapy

$78

Buy 2, get the 3rd free. Not shareable, expires in 3 months.

Same-Day Retreat

$89

Float and use the salt cave on the same day. Not shareable.

Feel Better Caves

$69

Complete three halo sessions in one week. Not shareable.

6 Cave Package

$204

Keep 'em to yourself, or share with friends. Never expires.

12 Cave Package

$398

Plenty to share, but we won't tell if you don't. Never expires.

Flex Memberships

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.

2 Credits

$49

3 Credits

$69

(sale!)

4 Credits

$89
(sale!)

Benefits:

  • Credits don't expire, 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 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?


The short answer: amazing. The more informative answer: You sit in a community (shared) space, breathing in salty air while allowing your body and mind to relax. We use a halogenerator to grind up pharmaceutical grade salt into microparticals that are dispersed into the air of the salt cave. During your session, you'll relax and just breathe.
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?


Dress comfortably. The salt cave is kept around 68-71 degrees, so you might like to have a a light sweater or jacket, or you can use one of our blankets. You might leave a bit salty though.... the salt that's dispered into the room may land on your clothing. It won't ruin it, however, it might leave a visible dusting on darker clothing. You can simply brush it off and rock your day the salty way. If you're seeking epidermal benefits (psoriasis, eczema, acne, etc.), you may want to wear shorts and a t-shirt to expose your skin to the salt.




How long is a session?


Our salt cave sessions are 45 minutes. Since it is a shared space, we ask you to arrive early so that sessions can begin on time. Give yourself enough time to check in and use the restroom. Once the door closes to begin the session, we ask that you only leave the room for emergencies, and re-entry is not allowed so others are not disturbed. For your appointment, expect to be at Sukhino for around an hour, which includes your check-in, orientation, and your halotherapy session. You can also hang out in our lounge as long as you'd like (up closing time... we had to say that because our lounge is REALLY comfy and it's easy to lose track of time!).




Can I float before/after my halotherapy session?


What a great idea! Many guests love extending their time with us by completing both services on the same day. Due to the spacing out of our appointment start times, we may need to help you get them scheduled, but generally speaking, here are the most efficient times to do back-to-back services: 1:00 PM float, followed by 2:30 PM salt cave 2:30 PM salt cave, followed by 4:00 PM float (we'll start early if possible)




How often should I sit in the salt cave?


This really depends on your own needs. If you have a cold, flu, respiratory infection, or other temporary breathing challenge, you may find the most benefit from visiting several times in a week. If you have chronic respiratory or epidermal conditions (like asthma, allergies, psoriasis, etc.), we recommend visiting 15-20 times in as short a time period as you can. It's most effective at least twice per week, and then repeated in that manner 2-3 times per year, or as symptoms persist. For stress relief or just the fun of it, visit as often as you like.




Are there any side effects to using halotherapy?


Sometimes, yes, especially if you have a respiratory condition. Dry throat and increased coughing in the beginning:
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. Skin irritation and increased dermal sensitivity:
If this occurs, decrease the frequency of salt therapy sessions. Thirst and slight irritation of the eyes:
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?


The lighting is dim, but not completely dark. We have a feature wall with backlit Himalayan salt tiles, as well as Himalayan salt lamps throughout the room, and we have "firefly" lights twinkling overhead. The Himalayan wall is typically turned off during a session. You might be able to read, but we ask that you don't use any bright lights or backlit devices that could disturb others.




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?


Unfortunately, it is not. We are located in the walkout basement level of a historic building. You must be able to walk down several stairs to enter our space, and you must be able to step in and out of the float room (a slippery, wet environment) without our assitance.
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?


As much as it pains us to say, there are a few situations in which we wouldn't recommend using our salt cave. Halotherapy in our community salt-cave is not recommended in the following cases: tuberculosis, fever, acute inflammatory diseases, contagious condition, severe heart disorders, acute respiratory attack, or for those who require constant use of an oxygen tank. Although halotherapy is considered as a supplemental and/or elective treatment, the use of the salt room is not intended to substitute for medical care or treatment. Do not stop your medication without first consulting with your doctor. The salt therapy does NOT substitute any conventional medication.




Can I use an FSA or HSA account?


We are happy to try any card you present, but presently, we are not categorized as a health care provider, so we cannot guarantee that your account will be approved.




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

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Meagan F.

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 :)

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Shelley O.

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!

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Ruth H.

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!!

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Cedar Bench w/Foot Warmers

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.