Q&A with the owners of SALT, a healing Himalayan salt cave, unique spa and store.
Tell us a bit about Salt and how it has evolved since opening in 2012.
We are coming up on our 4th anniversary and a lot has changed since then. Initially, we offered sessions in our two Himalayan Salt Caves, standard massage treatments in the spa rooms and primarily sold imported salt lamps and cooking blocks. We now offer a much broader selection of high-quality products made right here in Santa Barbara - goods for the home, body and food. We also have more specialized treatments designed to maximize the amazing healing benefits of Himalayan salt. We’ve also added a tea room, which serves as a waiting area.
In addition to the Halotherapy Cave sessions, what other therapeutic treatments do you offer and which are the most popular?
The most popular and exclusive to Salt in Santa Barbara is the Signature Himalayan Salt Scrub Massage in our small cave room for singles or couples. We’re also excited about our new facial treatment program using Salt skin care products to accompany our existing hand and feet therapy.
Do you host events in the caves?
Yes - we have hosted bridal showers, wedding party spa days, corporate bookings, music sessions, birthday celebrations and catered private group events and once even a marriage ceremony! We also host a variety of yoga, sound and body healing classes every month.
What are other ways people can enjoy and incorporate pure Himalayan salt into their lives?
Our line of gourmet salts, barbecue meat/fish rubs and salt cooking slabs provide a unique way to add flavor to your food. We have room sprays, salt hair mists, massage and body lotions, scrubs and sprays, lip balms, bath soaks and more for the body. Our lavender soaps are a best seller. For the home, we carry a broad selection of natural salt lamps, candle holders, room sprays, books and cocktail glasses.
What else would you like for potential customers to know about Salt?
To date approximately 100,000 people have visited Salt. We are branching out and will soon wholesale to local businesses such as spas, retail shops and health and wellness providers. Our products are also available online. We love our customers and being part of downtown Santa Barbara as its most unique business.
To learn more about SALT go to saltcavesb.com or visit them at 740 State Street, 805.963.7258.