Salt Cave & Salt Suite

+ Sound Bath

 Relaxation for 1 to 6

Relaxation for 1 or 2

3

Salt Cave & Salt Suite + Sound Bath

Relax in the Salt Cave

spacious sanctuary (all sessions are private)

Relax in the Salt Suite

cozy haven (all sessions are private)

3

Legato Loungers are embedded with a built-in subwoofer, enhancing therapeutic experiences for over three decades. Experience supreme comfort as you immerse yourself in the transformative waves of sound and music. Feel the soothing embrace of deep relaxation as your mind journeys into a realm of inner peace, clarity, and serenity. Harnessing the power of Acoustic Resonance Technology, this sensory integrative experience continues to redefine relaxation and well-being. Designed and crafted by our family’s company here in NC.

Know Before You Book

Salt Cave vs. Salt Suite - What's the Difference?

The Salt Cave is a larger room with earthen and Himalayan salt elements, accommodating from 1 to 6 people.

The Salt Suite is a smaller room with glass walls, accommodating 1 to 2 people.

Both feature 45 minute halotherapy sessions, Acoustic Resonance Therapy (sound bath), and zero-gravity Legato Loungers.

Price, Seating & Duration

All sessions are 45 minutes of treatment time.

The Salt Cave treats up to 6 people. Pricing starts at $160 for one person. It is an additional $40 for each additional person, up to $360 for a full room.

The Salt Lounge seats up to 2 people. It is $120 for one person or $160 for two.

Sessions are completely private. Only you and members of your group will be in the Salt Cave or Salt Suite.

Please note that we are committed to offering accessible rates to those whose identities have historically experienced inequity, especially around access to health and wellness. See more info about our community share program in booking.

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What to Wear and Bring?

Inside both the salt cave and the salt suite, the air is dry and cool, with a temperature set to around 70-75°F.

We recommend you wear comfortable clothes that you are able to relax in. If you have a skin condition you are trying to address, we recommend exposing as much of the affected area as possible while being considerate of the public setting. Your clothes will remain dry.

We require that you bring a pair of clean socks to wear while in the Salt Cave or Salt Suite.

Please be aware that the Durham Salt Cave is a Cell Phone Free Environment. We encourage you to take this time to relax fully.

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Offerings

Salt Cave for 1-6 people: $160-$360

Salt cave and sound bath chairs

Salt Cave Includes:

  • Salt Therapy (Halotherapy) session lasting for 45 minutes
  • Acoustic Resonance Therapy (ART, a.k.a. Sound Bath)
  • Zero-gravity memory foam Legato Loungers with built-in subwoofers
  • Warm organic herbal tea
  • Hot salt stones to further relaxation
  • Personally guided orientation by your Host
  • Pink Himalayan salt features and salted floor
  • Salt and earthen walls
  • Seating for up to 6

Salt Suite for 1-2 people: $120-$160

Salt cave and sound bath chairs

Salt Suite Includes:

  • Salt Therapy (Halotherapy) session lasting for 45 minutes
  • Acoustic Resonance Therapy (ART, a.k.a. Sound Bath)
  • Zero-gravity memory foam Legato Loungers with built-in subwoofers
  • Warm organic herbal tea
  • Hot salt stones to further relaxation
  • Personally guided orientation by your Host
  • Pink Himalayan salt features and salted floor
  • Glass walls
  • Eye pillows
  • Seating for 2
5-star google reviews

Over 100 5-star Google Reviews

This was such a lovely and relaxing experience! My husband and I enjoyed the 2 person salt and sound. We were given blankets and warm salt stones, then we placed on headphones and were able to also feel the vibrations in the chairs. The entire experience left us feeling so rejuvenated! The only complaint I have is how fast 45 minutes passed!

~Tabatha Walker

So very glad this place exists. My first visit provided me the space to learn how to meditate, and in so doing proved to be the spark that set off a virtuous cycle of rejuvenation in my life. I highly recommend for anyone who has tried meditation before but felt like they never really "got it." Durham Salt Cave has cultivated a space that allows you to explore stillness. It's become a go-to for when friends and family visit. Perfect for a group of 3-6 people.

~David Castro

The Experience

True Halotherapy (Dry Salt Therapy)

“Halo” means “salt” in Greek and Halotherapy has been practiced for over 150 years as people have discovered its excellent ability to treat respiratory and other issues.  Salt is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.  Research supports halotherapy as an alternative treatment for a wide variety of ailments. 

Our high-quality Halogenerator system disperses dry salt particles as small as 5 microns which can reach the lungs, sinuses, ear canals, and pores of your skin. Here, the tiny salt particles help your body heal by aiding in removing bacteria, viruses, mold spores, pollen, and pollutants.

Read more about the benefits of Halotherapy and how it works

Acoustic Resonance Therapy (ART, a.k.a Sound Bath)

Everything has a frequency at which it vibrates, including every part of the body. During your Salt Cave session, you’ll receive the profoundly soothing experience of sound therapy built right into your chair.  Deep and calming vibrations emanate from the Legato Lounger, while entrancing binaural beats play in stereo through the headphones. 

For some, the addition of therapeutic sound adds a deeply meditative and transformative layer to the relaxation of the halotherapy experience.

sound waves
Touch America Legato Lounge chair

Full Body Support Legato Loungers

Enjoy full body ergonomic comfort as you recline in our luxurious Legato Loungers, designed and built by our own family’s company located in NC.  Adjustable, zero-gravity, and with 3″ of memory foam, the So-Sound equipped loungers support total relaxation. 

The Legato Loungers provide state-of-the-art comfort and support for the lower back and hips while releasing tension throughout the whole body. The ergonomic design opens up the return blood flow from the legs back towards your core body. The added sub-woofers under each Lounger curate a journey of soothing music you can feel resonating throughout your whole body, further stimulating the body’s natural relaxation response. 

salt therapy at Durham salt cave

Earth and Salt Elemental Wellness

Softly backlit to create a soothing and beautiful experience, the Himalayan salt walls have 84 trace minerals that are beneficial to our organic systems, the salt emits negative ions which promote calm and relaxation, making this a great space to naturally revitalize your well-being.

The Salt Cave also features an earthen wall made with local clay, sand, and water by a local earth-building expert and a lot of community helping hands. These walls ground the space and brings in the elements of nature. 

salt therapy at Durham salt cave
Ousia Essence Within

Experience the Fullness of Your Journey

The experience we offer at the Durham Salt Cave is guided by the ousia philosophy that invites people to tune into their own aliveness as a part of nature’s cycles. These opportunities for self-discovery and introspection are a continuation of a journey that helps to guide one to a deeper sense of self.  

ousia (oo.see.ahh) Greek in origin. Means essence, nature; that which makes a thing what it is; a person or object seen from within, yet not a material substances.

FAQ

Salt Suite vs. Salt Cave - What's the Difference?

The Salt Cave is a larger room with earthen and Himalayan salt elements, accommodating from 1 to 6 people.

The Salt Suite is a smaller room with glass walls, accommodating 1 to 2 people.

Both feature 45 minute halotherapy sessions, Acoustic Resonance Therapy (sound bath), and zero-gravity Legato Loungers.

Is it just me/or my group in the cave?

Yes. You can get up to 6 people in the Salt Cave, it is always only you and/or your group in the cave during your session.

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When should I arrive?

Sessions start at the top of the hour. We recommend arriving 20 minutes early in order to allow time to park and settle in. We do not interrupt a session once it has begun, so if you arrive late, you will have to reschedule your visit or join the next session,  if there is availability.

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Are children allowed in the Salt Cave?

Due to the meditative nature of the Salt Cave, we ask that you do not bring any children who are unable to respect the space and sit quietly for the duration (45 minutes) of a Halotherapy session in the salt cave. Ages 10 and older are welcome.

Otherwise, we can fit up to 6 people in the cave at one time, children included.

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Is there parking?

There is free parking in front and behind and across the street. Parking can be limited depending on the time of day. Please consult our parking map for a comprehensive view of available parking options.

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Will there be somewhere to put my personal belongings + cell phone?

Yes. We encourage you to step away from outside distractions during your time here, and ask you to consider leaving electronics in your car or at home.

You are welcome to leave your personal belongings in the designated area in the entrance to the Cave. Lockers are available for use during the session. Durham Salt Cave is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property.

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Is the indoor space handicap accessible?

Yes. We intentionally designed this space so that a wheelchair is able to move in and out of every single room and participate in the salt cave experience.

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What should I wear?

We recommend you wear comfortable clothes that you are able to relax in. If you have a skin condition you are trying to address, we recommend exposing as much of the affected area as possible while being considerate of the public setting.

We require clean socks be worn at all times.

If you do not have clean socks with you, there will be some available for purchase at the front desk or booties available.

Please refrain from wearing perfume or cologne prior to the session.

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Can I bring food or drink into the Salt Cave?

No. We will have tea available for you in the lobby, but no food or drinks are allowed in the Salt Cave.

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What if I am a smoker?

Please refrain from smoking at least 1 hour before your session out of consideration of the experience for others.

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What happens if I need to cancel or reschedule my session?

We welcome rescheduling with more than 48-hour advance notice. All cancellations or rescheduling within 48 hours are subject to a 7% charge on all services.

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Are the loungers accessible for all bodies?

The Lagato Loungers have a static weight capacity of 450 lbs and are suitable for persons up to 6’4” in height. Motorized adjustment holds the lounger in any position.

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Can I book the salt cave for a private session or event?

This space is available for private group rentals and special events. Please contact us to discuss details.

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Are there more affordable/accessible prices?

We are committed to offering accessible rates to those whose identities have historically experienced inequity, especially around access to health and wellness, through our Community Share Program. Your full payment enables us to offer discounted rates to those who do not have the resources for the full price. If you are in need of a subsidized rate for our Salt + Sound Experience, please utilize the code SHARE for 30% off. Thank you to all who contribute to making this possible.

Where did salt therapy originate?

In the mid 1800’s, Polish physicians noticed that salt miners rarely suffered from respiratory diseases. During World War II, many asthma and allergy sufferers who hid out in the salt mines during the war emerged breathing freely. From these observations, speleotherapy (salt cave therapy, “speleo” means cave) was founded. Today the healthcare systems in many countries pay for people to spend several weeks per year in the salt mines in order to prevent, and heal respiratory and skin conditions. Athletes throughout the world incorporate salt therapy sessions in their training regimens and it increases oxygenation and endurance.

Halotherapy rooms  built to recreate the salt cave environment are now found throughout the world today. Special equipment called halogenerators grind and disperse salt aerosol into the air. You can read more about the history of halotherapy and its many benefits on our halotherapy page.

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Can I book a session without the salt therapy (halotherapy)?

Yes. Just let us know when booking/upon arrival if you would prefer to not have the salt therapy (halotherapy) during your session. You will still receive the sound therapy in the Legato Loungers, Organic Tea, Warm Salt Stones. The prices of the sessions will still remain the same. 

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