Introducing massage, meditation, yoga and sound healing in your salt cave can appeal to your busy clientele.

Premium Grade Himalayan Salt used to Build this Spa
📸 Horizon Natural Health Centre (Tillsonburg, ON)

Between working, raising families, social obligations and running a household, life can be stressful. Time is at a minimum and we are all tasked to make the most of what we do have. In fact, millennials are being branded the “burnout generation, because they are time-strapped and under-resourced.

Luckily, for salt cave owners, the special spaces they’ve created can help clients maximize their time. How? By offering halotherapy in tandem with one of these unique services:

Massage Therapy, Aromatherapy and Reflexology

These services are among of the most popular wellness services offered today. Massage therapy, in particular, is the top revenue generating add-on at most salt caves. Multiple types of massage options abound, including those for relaxation, pre-natal sessions, or those integrating aromatherapy through diffusers or essential oils. Reflexology is its own unique variety of massage. It focuses on using pressure points in the feet and hands to stimulate release in various areas of the body and brain.

📸 Roslyn Salt Cave (Roslyn, NY)

While these services can be offered in your primary salt cave, many salt cave owners are opting to build smaller salt rooms in addition to their primary salt cave to accommodate demand for these amenities. Smaller salt rooms offer a lot of flexibility. And what’s best, they allow for shorter, more concentrated salt therapy sessions, which are more personal and private.

Meditation and Breathing

Meditation has become big business. People are looking for an escape from their busy lives. And this desire for calm amid chaos has helped launch successful meditation-related companies. One such example is the popular app Headspace, which has gained a celebrity cult following and raised over $250 million.

Salt cave owners can capitalize on this meditation wave, by offering meditation and breathing classes in their salt caves. Furthermore, many meditation practices include deep breathing exercises to calm the body and increase airflow to the lungs. As such, clients will doubly benefit from the rich negative ions produced by salt air from your halogenerator. This will enhance your clients’ ability to breathe deeply through their meditation practice, adding to relaxation and improving focus.

Yoga

Salt caves are also the perfect environments to offer yoga classes for your guests. Yoga has been popular in North America for well over a decade now. And this means you don’t have to worry about introducing a form of exercise that’s considered only a trend. Think about offering private or small class yoga sessions to help guests achieve a new level in their practice. Some owners choose to rent out their rooms to yoga instructors in one-hour allotments. Others opt for a more creative compensation structure, based on the number of clients who take part in each class.

Himalayan Salt Bricks in this Salt Cave Project
📸 Salt Cave of Darien (Darien, CT)

Yoga mats can be placed directly on the salt crystal floor, offering stability from which to practice your poses. Furthermore, there are many varieties of yoga available. Some are great for more athletic types, while others are designed specifically for pre-natal moms. Do some investigation into what types of practice might work with your space and for your clientele.

Reiki

According to the International Centre for Reiki Training, reiki is “a technique for stress reduction and relaxation.” It is administered through touch and “is based on the idea that an unseen ‘life force energy’ flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.”

Reiki practitioners use touch to promote healing by channelling the force of energy from one person to another.

This practice is very easily incorporated into a salt cave. Why? Because it’s usually offered in individual sessions, just the same as massage service is offered. Proposing reiki and halotherapy in tandem is a great perk for those guests who are interested in incorporating holistic wellness approaches into their practice.

Sound Healing

We already know that being in a salt cave is a sensory feast, particularly because of its stunning environment. But, there are also many added elements you can incorporate within a salt cave to heighten the sense of smell, touch and sound. Sound healing is a practice gaining popularity in many health and wellness centres. This therapeutic practice is used to promote strong emotional health and wellbeing, mainly through the reduction of stress.

Sound healing can take on many forms. These include listening to music, singing or playing an instrument or even vibrational music therapy. Singing bowl therapy is a practice that has been used since ancient times. It involves metal bowls that are rubbed and struck in various tones to produce an immersive sound experience. Meditation is a great way to enjoy this practice. With so many different options in the sound therapy practice, you can offer your guests a unique experience that is best catered to your clientele.