Story of the Salt Cave
Globally, we are increasingly exposed to pollutants in both the air that we breathe and the water we consume. Therefore, it is not surprising that over the last decade there has been a drastic increase in skin and respiratory issues such as asthma and allergies.
Many other health issues such as breathing difficulties, heart and metabolic disturbances, skin rashes, depression and countless other modern diseases have become so prevalent that they are almost considered common.
Bethesda Salt Cave is a family-owned and operated business located in downtown Bethesda, Maryland. Based on medical knowledge and experience, we have recreated the natural salt-enriched micro climate of a Himalayan salt cave. Our unique therapeutic salt cave contains salt rock crystals weighing between 2 ounces and 250 pounds each that come directly from the deepest recesses in mines located at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range.
More than 250 million years old, the rock salt crystals are the result of micro-organisms that were compounded by thousands of tons of heavy rock plates causing them to fossilize. The crystal rock salt is considered an organic food source laced with 84 different minerals and trace elements, all of which are found in the human body. The purity of the salt is retained due to the solid rock masses which created and protected it from surface water erosion. Himalayan crystal rock salt is highly acclaimed as a natural, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial agent, uncontaminated by dirt and free of toxins and pollutants.
The Secret of Salt Therapy is Simple
Bethesda Salt Cave is lined from floor to ceiling with Himalayan crystal rock salt and heated to 68 degrees. This heat generates a negative ionic charge in the salt rock which is released into the air. By breathing in and exposing our internal systems and skin to the healing negative ionic charge and to the the 84 different trace elements found in the salt, our mind, body and spirit become detoxified, relaxed and recalibrated and heal on many different levels.
Our salt cave will leave you feeling refreshed, replenished and in balance. Through the natural healing process of salt therapy, we aim to provide people of all ages with the opportunity to experience quality and holistic health benefits which are entirely natural, non-invasive and drug-free.