When you think of the word “spa” you envision relaxing massages, a quiet and tranquil atmosphere, and pure relaxation and bliss. At the Williamsburg Salt Spa, although not your traditional setting, you can achieve all of the above and even more – optimum health.
The salt spa, the first of its kind on the east coast, uses tons of imported salt from Poland and Pakistan in an all-natural cave to create a therapeutic and relaxing environment that is used to help treat a variety of illnesses ranging from allergies and asthma to depression and hypertension due to the healing properties of the salt. The set up may be small and intimate but the benefits are widely noticed. From the moment you step into the spa your breathing becomes more free and relaxed – that is before even stepping foot into the cave. Once inside the cave, the reclining chairs, coupled with the calming music, peaceful sound of the waterfall, and most importantly the salt, will immediately start to put your mind, your body, – and your breathing – at ease.
Sessions last 45-minutes long while you take deep calming breaths, and relax. Many opt to sleep (blankets are provided although the room is kept at 75 degrees and 40-50% humidity) or just lie there soaking it all in. No talking is allowed and all cell phones must be turned off to allow each guest the opportunity to enjoy peace and quiet during their session. Upon completion of the 45-minutes you will feel more relaxed and rejuvenated than when you entered the doors of the spa.
While all-natural therapy of this magnitude could easily be very costly, it is surprisingly affordable. Sessions cost $25 for adults, $22.50 for seniors/students (over 65 and under 21), $15 for children ages 4-12, and free for children ages 0-3 (for up to two children, $10 for each additional child.) While the spa makes no claims to be able to replace a doctor’s care, it is a safe, affordable option for those seeking alternative or supplemental treatments for their ailments. (Not recommended for those who may be claustrophobic).
For more information on the Williamsburg Salt Spa or to schedule an appointment, you can contact them below:
Williamsburg Salt Spa
1111 Old Colony Lane
Williamsburg, VA 23185