How to Build a Salt Cave
How to build a salt cave or salt roomIf you are interested in building a salt cave or a salt room, this page will give you the basic information you need to get started, from concept, planning, build options, additional components, pricing and marketing, to a full business plan for building and running a salt cave.
Salt Cave vs. Salt Room
They both function the same, the main difference is basically the addition of more rustic elements, like the application of boulders for a salt cave versus bricks and or tiles for a salt room.
Given the size and weight of the Himalayan rocks and boulders, a larger room or frame is required for a salt cave. Business owners can however offer the same services (salt-therapy, massage, yoga, meditation, reiki, etc..) in both a salt room and salt cave.
Why Build a Salt Cave?
Building a salt room or salt cave will allow you, your family and friends to experience the wonderful benefits of Halotherapy. Offering this service to others is a great way to give back to your community.
If you already run a spa business, it’s a great way to diversify and offer more to your customers, and the best way to increase your revenue.
What Goes in a Salt Cave?
Components of a salt caveThe basic elements in a salt cave involve lining the walls and ceiling with Himalayan salt boulders, tiles and or bricks, and the floors with granulated pink Himalayan salt crystals; and sometimes a brick walkway allowing for wheelchair accessibility.
There are two main components in a salt cave. One is the water-cascade (which produces the Himalayan salt mist/brine), and the second is the Halogenerator — a medical grade machine which grinds salt crystals into microscopic particles and then disperses them into the air.
Besides the dry and wet salt therapy components, we need to create an atmosphere of tranquility, relaxation and meditation. We accomplish this with carefully placed lighting along the walls along with fibre-optic lighting within a stalactite ceiling, and some speakers for relaxing sounds or music.
Other components you can add to your salt cave can include a skylight, salt chimney, salt bench, salt reception desk, and children’s saltbox.
During the design stage of the salt cave or salt room build-out, we welcome and encourage our clients’ creativity and feedback. This is vital to the success of the finished product.
Putting it All Together
From general guidance, to operation, marketing, structure, and finances, we can help you build a salt cave business plan to help get everything in perspective.
In this article we can also help you create a marketing plan for your salt cave business.
Costs Involved in Building a Salt Cave
The most cost-effective method of building a salt cave is to have it built and designed by a specialized salt cave builder, and will drastically reduce your individual costs.
At Select Salt, we can give you a competitive quote to convert your particular space into a salt cave or room. This is your most efficient method to build a salt cave or salt room for your community.
We only use authentic Himalayan salt. We pride ourselves on the highest standard of workmanship and take no shortcuts, like the use of foam or papier-mâché (both of which are flammable and can be unsafe), anywhere in our salt caves or rooms.
Our clients love our pricing models because they are holistic, transparent and based off of the total salt cave or salt room’s square footage. Turn key!
Contact us for a quote and we’ll be glad to help.
Can I get some prices for creating a salt room
I sent you some pricing via email. Please let me know if you’re still interested.
I have salt cave I got from friend just need ceiling can u quote me sf pricing for ceiling only with fiber optic lighting twilight moon roof
I’ve sent you some info via email. Please let me know if you have any questions.
What size room do you need to build a salt cave. Would like to fit 12 people. Could you give me an estimate or do you need more info?
Generally speaking, you would need a 480 ft.² room to comfortably accommodate 12 zero gravity lounge chairs. I’ve emailed you pricing information. Let me know if you have any questions.
Wow this is amazing Should this room be on the ground level or can it be on the second floor?
Ideally the room should be on ground level, as a salt in the room carries a weight of approximately 50 lbs/ft.². Once you have a room and if you know the size, we can quote you a full build-out price.
Can the room be taken down once it is installed as in a retail setting? I’m looking for sq ft needed for 4 people. Currently have a Massage Therapy business and looking to add
Yes, the room can be taken down without any damage to the existing setting. I’ve sent you an email with pricing and photos. Please let me know if you have any questions.
can I get pricing for salt room
I’ve sent you some pricing via email. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Does it come with temperature and humidity control? I live in Texas
Would temperature/humidity controls be a part of it? I live in Texas
Yes, we tie into the existing HVAC system of the room. The temperature and humidity levels must be maintained at optimum levels for a salt cave. If you have a room you can contact us for a quote.