Breathe in the fresh air as you lie back in the warm glow of a salt cave. Halotherapy, commonly called salt therapy, has become a popular all-natural, holistic treatment designed to help those who suffer from respiratory (bronchitis and asthma, for example) and skin (such as eczema and acne) ailments, to release toxins from the body, and to strengthen the immune system. Whatever your reason for visiting a salt cave, like the
salt room we featured last week, you’ll find pure relaxation at these six salt caves in Pennsylvania.
1. Simply Health Salt Spa – 1760 S Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
Slip into a comfortable chair for your session in one of Simply Health Salt Spa's three salt caves. Sessions, which start each half an hour and hour, are available for adults and children. Simply Health Salt Spa also offers a monthly pass for unlimited visits and a shop with a wide variety of Himalayan salt lamps. Appointments can be scheduled online.
2. Peace, Love, & Zen Wellness Center – 6023 Broad Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Escape the stress of everyday life when you sink into your zero gravity chair in Peace, Love, & Zen Wellness Center's cozy salt cave. Each salt therapy session lasts 45 minutes and yoga sessions in the salt cave are also available. The quaint wellness center offers both monthly and annual passes for unlimited sessions.
3. Tranquility Salon & Wellness Center – 257 Penrose Place, Carlisle, PA 17013
Indulge in the ultimate relaxation as a masseuse gives you a massage in the salt cave at Tranquility Salon & Wellness Center. Of course, if you prefer to just lie back in a chair and breathe in the healing effects of the salt, you can do that, too. Salt therapy sessions run for 45 minutes and guests can purchase monthly passes for unlimited visits.
4. Hygea Wellness – 2321 Market Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011
Pet lovers rejoice! Hygea Wellness features a salt cave where you can bring your dog (on a leash) or cat (in a carrier) to sit back and relax as you enjoy your 25 minute salt therapy session. If you'd prefer to visit the salt cave sans your pet, you can opt for the Dead Sea Salt Room for a 45 minute session or the VIP Himalayan Salt Room, the latter of which features heated massage chairs, WiFi, and salt buckets to relax your feet in during a 20 to 30 minute session.
5. The Salt Vault – 4211 West Lincoln Highway, Parkesburg, PA 19365
Allow calm music to relax you as you lean back in your reclining chair at the Salt Vault's salt cave. The salt cave boasts more than 5,000 pounds of Himalayan salt and a comfortable temperature in the low 70s. Each session lasts 30 minutes and reservations can be made online.
6. Shabath Mineral Wellness – 427 Limekiln Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Slide into your chair in Shabath Mineral Wellness's cozy salt cave. Guests are advised to wear light clothing, to drink plenty of water prior to and during their salt therapy session, to leave all electronics at home, and to sit back and enjoy the quiet of the salt cave. Shabath Mineral Wellness offers both 50 minute and 25 minute sessions.