Salt cave spas are fairly new to North America but have been a practice in Europe for centuries. Our cave uses salt in its natural form, unlike other salt rooms without halo-generators, which use bricks.
Our salt cave provides a plethora of healing properties to address a variety of conditions. The best part? It’s a completely natural, drug-free treatment great for everyone—kids included.
Our unique concept offers guests a place to unplug and heal in a tranquil, calm, unperturbed environment. We pride ourselves on providing real results without a cold, clinical atmosphere.
To put it simply, Halotherapy is salt therapy, while Speleotheraphy is also known as subterranean therapy. With a relaxing ambiance, low temperatures, high levels of moisture, and iodine dispersed throughout the room, a Halotherapy Session begins. The Healing Salt Cave was designed to mimic the atmosphere of Polish underground salt mines, where the idea of Halotherapy originated.
For 45 minutes clients are nestled in a 400 square foot space where approximately 5.69 grams of pharmaceutical-grade salt is dispersed evenly in the air. This therapeutic environment is designed to be experienced in comfort. Clients are encouraged to dress comfortably. They will also be seated in our Zero-Gravity Chairs, licensed as a medical device for Halotherapy.
With 12 tons of Himalayan pink salt covering its walls and floors, our 450 square foot salt cave is like nothing you’ve seen. Up to 8 guests are seated in reclining zero-gravity chairs and encouraged to focus on deep breathing while a Halo-Generator disperses sodium chloride into the air and soft music plays. Blankets are provided, as the cave is kept at 18-20 degrees to recreate authentic salt mine microclimates found in Europe, as well as to banish bacteria (a UV light is also employed to this end). Respect the no-talking rule to ensure relaxation and enjoyment, and drift off to the sound of iodine-saturated water flowing from cascades. Halo-therapy improves congestion, chronic coughs, respiratory ailments, sinus infections, allergies, insomnia, skin conditions, and immunity.
Guests to our Thornhill salt cave halotherapy treatments will be asked to fill out a waiver outlining the reason for their visit (ie, allergy symptoms), and our specialists then recommend a particular number of Halo-therapy treatments that will be needed to alleviate the concerns, as well as provide a full background and explanation of the treatment and its origins. The session is 45 minutes long and you’ll be provided with a blanket and told ahead of time to dress comfortably and in warm clothes, as the cave is kept cool. You are welcome to bring books as there is a no-talking policy. Undergo regular salt cave halotherapy in Thornhill, or else choose to go for one combined with a yoga class, meditation, or couple’s cave massage!
Himalayan Salt Caves and Halotheraphy are made possible with Salsano salt aerosol generators. Salsano Generators are recognized as one of the best in the market, especially as they are licensed as medical instruments for the efficient production of salt aerosol as it controls the amount and concentration of salt within the cave.
With a modulating microprocessor, the salt is evenly distributed like a mist throughout the room in a continuous manner. Made for rooms of varying sizes, the generator can be programmed for any size salt cave to spout little microns of pharma-grade salt for the benefit of all those within the cave.