Is there a form to complete prior to my first appointment?
Depending on the service, there are forms to complete prior to your appointment. For massage appointments, you may download and complete a health intake form. For salt cave sessions, arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete your paperwork.
How do I book online with a coupon or prepaid service?
To book an appointment, visit our website and select Online Booking in the top navigation. You will be taken to Bethesda Salt Cave's Mindbody scheduler. If you are checking out with a coupon or prepaid service of any kind, please click the "unpaid" option. Once you receive your confirmation email, respond to it with your voucher number(s). Without this, your appointment is not confirmed.
How do I book an appointment?
To book an appointment, visit our website and select Online Booking in the top navigation. You will be taken to Bethesda Salt Cave's Mindbody scheduler where you can schedule an appointment, purchase sessions and schedule services with our therapists. If you are interested in making appointments for yourself and someone else, each client must have their own profile for booking individual appointments. If you are having trouble booking or checking out online, you may call our office at 301-312-6377.
Do you offer senior and military discounts?
Yes. Bethesda Salt Cave offers massage memberships, salt cave session memberships and combination packages. Visit our online store to learn more about our current memberships, packages and special offerings.
Where can I park?
We recommend parking in the Waverly public garage located on Montgomery Avenue about a block east of our location. If you're coming from DC on Wisconsin Avenue, make a right onto Montgomery Avenue; if you're coming from Rockville on Wisconsin, make a left onto Montgomery Avenue. Waverly public parking will be immediately on your left across from the Bethesda Police Station. On the weekends, parking in the Waverly public garage is free. During the week, parking from the 4th level up costs 80 cents per hour. We recommend using www.Mobile-Now.com (cell parking) to take the stress out of parking!
Where is Bethesda Salt Cave located?
Bethesda Salt Cave is located in the lower level of the Sullivan Accounting building on Montgomery Lane. We are located on the same block at the Bethesda Metro and around 30 feet behind the metro service elevator located on the corner of Montgomery Lane and Wisconsin Avenue. We are directly across from the famous Tommy Joes Restaurant and located beside the Lux Hair Studios. View a map and detailed directions.
What is your cancellation policy?
We have a strict 24-hour cancellation policy. If you do not cancel within 24-hours of your scheduled appointment, your credit card will be charged 50% of the fee due for the scheduled service. Clients who purchase vouchers online must also cancel within 24 hours of a scheduled appointment or be liable for the fee up to the value of the voucher paid for that particular service. Call 301-312-6377 to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
Are salt cave sessions child-friendly?
Children are not allowed in adult relaxation sessions. We recommend that you please call ahead to ensure that the session you are attending is child-friendly or arrange for a private session for you and your little ones. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 3 are free. We set a maximum of 2 children per adult; a $10 fee per additional child above our maximum will apply. If you are bringing children, please call us at 301-312-6377.
What are the benefits of a salt cave session?
Breathing in the salt air is said to foster good sleep, alleviate symptoms of allergies and asthma, relieve hypertension and stress and even cure hangovers. However, we make no medical claims. Salt Therapy is a natural, safe and beneficial method of treatment for every age group and is clinically proven to
1) Clear mucus from the airways thus removing airflow obstruction;
2) Enhance mucus clearance;
3) Balance airway-surface liquid;
4) Provide anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effects;
5) Reduce bronchial hyper responsiveness;
6) Improve lung function; and
7) Help clear unwanted inhaled particles from lungs.
*We provide this information about salt therapy only as an opinion and do not infer that the treatments and/or products and services are medically accepted or substitute for same. We take no responsibility for individuals choosing to utilize our services in lieu of a medical provider.
What should I bring with me to a salt cave session?
The only thing you need to bring to a salt cave session is yourself and a clean pair of socks. Our salt cave floor is lined with rock crystals. Therefore, wearing clean socks will help us maintain the integrity and purity of the salt cave environment.
The following are not permitted inside the cave: shoes, bags, cellphones, cameras, electronics, liquids (including water) and food. If possible, keep all valuables at home or in your vehicle. Although we provide small bins and cubbies to stow your valuables while inside the cave, we are not responsible if your valuables or possessions are stolen or lost.
How long are the salt cave sessions?
Salt cave sessions are 45 minutes. We ask that you come 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
What should I wear in the salt cave?
We recommend wearing clothing light in color. While the salt powder does not stain, it leaves a visible, slight salt dusting on dark clothing. In addition, Himalayan Salt, unlike most salts, do not need to be heated to release its minerals and healing powers. Our cave remains between 68-70 degrees at all times. You may wear whatever is convenient for you. You will remain in your own clothes for the duration of the 45-minute session, so our suggestion is to be warm and comfortable. Also, bring an extra pair of clean socks with you to help us maintain the purity of the salt crystals lining our salt cave floor.