Haute Wellness: Owner Jack Cramer gives us the scoop on new spa concept, Austin Salt Cave
What inspired you to start Austin Salt Cave?
We’ve created a spa setting with over 8 tons of Himalayan pink salt to replicate the microclimate of the sea. It’s known for its respiratory and dermatological health benefits we discovered a few years ago while on a family vacation. We came across a Halotherapy and Salt Therapy Wellness Center and with our love for salt and looking for something to do, we went in for a session. My father’s psoriasis cleared up the next day and my asthma let up a little. After doing more research about the many benefits of salt therapy, we decided to start down the long road towards getting the Austin Salt Cave open.
Who can benefit from Halotherapy or salt therapy?
Salt therapy is wonderful in helping to alleviate symptoms of a great many respiratory and skin conditions. Anyone with chronic breathing issues such as Asthma, Allergies, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, COPD, Emphysema, and Sinusitis, as well as certain skin conditions including Psoriasis, Eczema, and Acne may benefit from Halotherapy. Our sessions are 45 minutes long and start on the hour every hour. Some people experience immediate relief but we typically say that on average, one will see a noticeable difference within 6-12 sessions.
For your retail shop, what haute finds can we discover?
The Austin Salt Cave carries a wide variety of salt products including: Pink Himalayan Salt lamps from 5-50LBS, salt cooking tiles, salt inhalers, salt shot glasses, salt soaps, saltscrub bars, bath salts, gourmet cooking and finishing salts from countries and oceans around the world.