Q: What is unique about a trip into Himalayan Hideaway’s salt cave?
A: The cave is filled with thousands of pounds of beautiful salt that has been hand mined out of the Himalayan mountains. The room is designed to make you feel as though you have landed in an outdoor courtyard in Nepal, with images of Mt. Everest and building facades from the region. During a 45-minute session inside the salt cave, you can relax in a zero-gravity chair or stretch out on the salt floor. Once the session begins, the lights dim, music plays, and starry lights twinkle above to lull you into a state of zen. Just kick back, breathe deeply, and enjoy your journey!
When people come out of the cave, they are typically very mellow from the treatment and can move on to our tea room for an additional passage in their journey. This cozy atmosphere has heated salt foot detox domes that you rest your feet on while enjoying a cup of water or hot tea. A trip to Himalayan Hideaway Salt Cave is an experience that takes you on a journey of healing and relaxation that makes you feel as though you gone to another country — without ever leaving the city!
Q: What are the benefits of a salt cave session?
A: The relaxation portion is just a plus to the overall benefits of the salt therapy in the cave. During your session, we pump in micronized salt that is so fine it can dive into the nooks & crannies of your system that medicines can’t reach! It performs like a sponge to bacteria and toxins, aiding in better breathing, reduced inflammation, and a stronger immune system. Eczema, psoriasis, asthma, COPD, Long COVID, allergies, and arthritis can benefit from salt therapy and provide overall wellness.
Q: What do I bring inside the salt cave?
A: Let it all go! Outside items are not permitted, and electronics are not allowed inside the salt cave. (Not only do we want you to have an escape from the everyday distractions of life, but salt can also be corrosive to cell phones, smart watches, etc.) You may leave your belongings tucked in our cabinet, out in your car, or at home. And while you cannot bring water into the cave, you can have some before and after. Staying hydrated as much as possible before and after your session is key to a good experience.
Q: What do I wear inside the salt cave?
A: Nothing special is required. We recommend you dress comfortably so you can unwind and soak in the experience. Each person removes their shoes, and you may go barefoot or wear socks. (Nudity is not permitted.)
Q: What is the temperature of the salt cave?
A: The cave temperature maintains a comfortable atmosphere between 68 and 72 degrees. However, sometimes when we relax, our body temperature can drop, so you can become chilly. You are welcome to bring a blanket with you, or we have some available.
Q: How many people are in each cave session?
A: The salt cave allows up to 8 people during a session unless you book a private rental. Depending on when your appointment is, there may or may not be other people in that session. If you book a private full cave rental, you may have up to 10 people, but there may be a limited number of chairs.
Q: Do I need to make an appointment?
A: Yes. While we typically have some availability each day, we ask that you contact us to reserve your spot. Himalayan Hideaway requires a minimum of 24-hour notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment. If we are not notified of your change in an adequate amount of time, Late Cancels or No Shows may result in charge of up to 100% of the service cost. Therefore, a credit card must be stored on file in order to book your session. Gift certificates may also be considered tendered as a result of No Shows.
Q: How do I make an appointment?
A: To make an appointment for a session, you can call or text (336) 422-6974, or email [email protected]. You will need to provide your name, phone number, email address, and the number of people in your party.
Q: What happens if I’m late for my appointment?
A: Our cave sessions start at the top of each hour, and if you are new to the cave, we ask that you arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. If you encounter an issue causing you to be a few minutes late, please call us immediately, and we will hold the cave door for you. However, once the session begins and the door is closed, we are not able to allow anyone to enter the cave, and we are happy to reschedule you for another time.
Q: Is salt therapy safe for everyone?
A: Salt therapy is typically very safe, but we understand that people can have very unique health situations. Salt therapy is not recommended for those on active chemotherapy or who have tuberculosis or a fever. If you have a condition that you are concerned about, please discuss salt therapy with your doctor. Hydration is important for everyone, so please drink plenty of water before and after your session.