After visiting a salt cave in Vegas she knew she had to bring one to Juneau
After visiting a salt cave in Vegas she knew she had to bring one to Juneau. Char Boehm of Juneau has imported literally tons of pink salt from the Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan and poured it into a renovated space on Glacier Ave. She opened it to the Juneau community five months ago, inviting them to experience a dose of its healing properties, which comes with the side benefit of relaxation. Visitors can soak it in while reclining in zero-gravity chairs, also designed to de-stress the body.
The Glacier Salt Cave & Spa is the first salt cave in Alaska.
Mined by hand, the pink salt from the Himalayan Mountains is thousands of years old, and contains 84 essential minerals that the human body needs to function, such as iodine, potassium, and bromide. The natural elements also promotes a normal acid-to-alkaline ratio in the body, which can improve digestion and immunity.
Numerous forms of halotherapy (therapy using salt as a healing agent) have been used throughout history in Central and Eastern Europe, and are still in use today by many with respiratory disease. Naturally formed underground salt caves have existed in Poland for 150 years.
The Glacier Salt Cave & Spa will be open year round for relaxation, prevention or treatment of respiratory and skin conditions, ailments including seasonal depression.
The environment is soothing, with softly lit lamps and stones that form a cave like feeling. Visitors can book a 55-minute session and recline in lounge chairs, sit, or lie on the salty ground. Soft music will play while they soak in the ancient salty treasure that fills the floor, walls and streams from the vents. The beauty of our Salt Cave is that all you need is to simply sit back, relax and breathe deeply to take advantage of everything the air has to offer. Salt particles balance the pH levels of the human body, absorb toxins that have accumulated in the lungs and, promote collagen regeneration.
Salt also possesses negative ions. These ions are an important part of the healing process because they counteract the damage caused by the over abundance of the positive ions that we're all exposed to every day. These positive ions add to the breakdown of our bodies over time. Fatigue, depression, fogginess and other aches and pains are just some of the side effects of over-exposure to positive ions. By spending time in one of our Salt Caves, you can combat these harmful elements and restore your mental clarity, boost your energy level and ease inflammation. After your first session in our Salt Cave, you will feel refreshed and rejuvenated. When you re-turn to our reception area following your treatment, we will provide cool water to help you keep hydrated. And if you're interested in booking another session, please speak with one of our receptionists and they will be glad to help you schedule your next visit.
Those who schedule a session should be prepared to take their shoes off and bring socks to protect the purity of the salt. Yoga is a natural fit for the cave, since it is “all about breathing” so classes are being scheduled every Tuesday at 6:00. Visitors also have the option to peruse the reception area for salt lamps in various shapes and sizes, as well as Himalayan salt culinary accessories and edibles.