Story of the Salt Cave
Globally, we are increasingly exposed to pollutants in the air we breathe, the food we consume, and the water we drink. It is no surprise that over the last decade there has been a drastic increase in respiratory and skin issues, such as asthma and allergies. Many other health problems, including breathing difficulties, heart and metabolic disturbances, skin rashes, depression and countless other modern ailments have become so prevalent they are almost considered common.
Bethesda Salt Cave is a family-owned and operated business located in downtown Bethesda, Maryland. Based on medical science and longtime human experience, our unique, therapeutic Salt Cave replicates the natural, salt-enriched micro-climate of a Himalayan salt cave. This beautiful, meditative space contains salt rock crystals weighing between 2 ounces and 250 pounds each, all imported directly from the Karachi district of Pakistan and mined from the deepest recesses of ancient salt deposits located in the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range.
More than 250 million years old, these 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, rich 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-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 and wall-to-wall with sparkling Himalayan salt crystals. The room temperature is kept at 68-70 degrees Farenheit, the ideal temperature to generate a negative ionic charge in the salt crystals, which is then released into the air. By relaxing in this meditative space and inhaling the salty air, we activate our body’s own natural healing processes: our skin and internal systems are cleansed by both the healing negative ionic charge and the antimicrobial properties of the salts with their 84 trace minerals. As we rest in the quiet beauty of the Cave, the mind settles down, the heart rate slows, the spirit expands, and the body is able to restore, recalibrate and heal itself on many levels.
Our salt cave will leave you feeling refreshed, replenished and in balance. Through the natural healing process of salt therapy, people of all ages can experience deep relaxation and wholistic health benefits that are entirely natural, non-invasive and drug-free.