​​​​​AURA salt cave and wellness

6429 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 14051

Phone: 716.276.9120


What can I expect when visiting AURA salt cave?

Our cave is just under 350 square feet and filled with 8 tons of the purest salt on earth from Klodawa, Poland.  The temperature and humidity are controlled to recreate the micro-climate of the actual salt mines in Poland.  We encourage you to lay back in the zero-gravity chair, cover up with a provided blanket, close your eyes and just relax for your 45-minute treatment.  The temperature is kept between 62-64 degrees F so if you tend to get chilly, please bring a sweater or sweatshirt to wear while in the cave.

There is no steam in the cave so you should not perspire during your session.  

If you have Claustrophobia, you are welcome to stop in and check it out to make sure you feel comfortable. We just ask that you arrive at the top of the hour so we do not need to interrupt a current session.

​Due to the large amount of negative ions in the atmosphere, clients tend to experience deep relaxation and a sense of calm during the 45 minute session.  The lights are dim and soft and relaxing music is played.  Most clients tend to relax, meditate or take a nap.  Whatever makes you most comfortable is recommended but please keep in mind other clients in the cave.

Please drink some water and use the restroom before starting your salt cave session so you do not have to leave and disturb others during the session.  We also ask that you drink plenty of water after your session. Your lips might taste a little salty and you might feel a tickle in your throat but it will all go away after you have some water.  That is expected, especially when you first start visiting us.  This is a natural, drug-free treatment and you should not experience any side effects. 

It is not uncommon to experience increased sinus draining and coughing after a Halotherapy treatment. This is the body’s way of responding to the salt treatment by releasing the accumulated mucus.

​AURA salt cave is a place of tranquility, quietness and relaxation.  Please respect others as well as our beautiful salt cave.  

​No cell phones, tablets or laptops are recommended in the cave.

We have the right to end your session and kindly ask you to leave without a refund if you disrespect others or anything in our wellness center.

How sterile is AURA salt cave?

​A common worry among clients is, since there are so many sick people going in and out of the salt cave, should they be worried about catching other people's germs or viruses.  Salt is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory so there is virtually no need to worry.  Salt is used to disinfect and there are many particles of it in the air so there is not one area that bacteria would be able to manifest.  There is also a UV light which assists in maintaining a virus free environment.  It is said that "the micro-climate is two times cleaner in a salt cave than in a sterile surgery room in a hospital".  Not only are surfaces sterile but so is the air inside making it almost impossible to catch an infection or sickness.

What should I wear?

Dress comfortably in attire that would be appropriate in a public place.  The salt in the air will not ruin any clothing; however, it may leave a light dusting of salt which is usually noticeable on darker clothing and can simply be brushed off.  If you are visiting for skin treatments, shorts and a short sleeve t-shirt is recommended so the salt particles may absorb onto any exposed skin.

We provide shoe covers that MUST be worn at all times while in the cave.  We prefer you remove your shoes but the protective covering MUST still be worn.  It helps us protect the 3-4" of salt that covers the floor.  

PLEASE avoid wearing perfumes, after shave or any other fragrances before the session to respect those that may have allergies or other reactions to fragrances.

If you are a smoker, please wear fresh clothes and use mint mouth wash (or something similar) right before your session so you do not disturb others with the odor of nicotine.  Remember, others may be allergic to smoke.

Is it safe for pregnant women to visit AURA salt cave?

​Absolutely!  The cave is 100% natural and there are no contraindications for pregnant women.

Can children visit?

Please call us regarding children visiting our Healing Salt Cave®.

Can I read a book?

​This is truly a time for internal reflection and healing.  The lights are dimmed and we encourage you to sit back and relax in the anti-gravity chair, cover up with a provided blanket if you are chilly, and let your body rest and repair itself in a gentle way.

Can I bring something to drink and/or eat into the salt cave?

No food or drinks are allowed in the salt cave.

I'm sick...can I still come for my salt therapy session?

We highly recommend that you consult with your doctor or physician if you have any concerns before starting salt therapy treatments especially if you have kidney disease or if you are undergoing chemotherapy. 

Treatment should be avoided during the acute phase of any illness including the following: infections accompanied by fever; acute active tuberculosis; cardiac insufficiency; COPD in the third stage*; bleeding, spitting of blood; alcohol or drug intoxication; unstable or uncontrolled hypertension and acute stages of respiratory diseases.

​* COPD:  3rd & 4th Stages - It is very possible for you to benefit from salt inhalation therapy, it all depends on your specific condition.  We recommend you simply try a session and see how you feel.  Please consult with your doctor first if you have any doubts at all.​​  If you use any type of breathing aids and an oxygen tank, we suggest you try a session with your breathing aid equipment on and see how you do.  If you feel okay you can come back for a second session and remove the breathing aid equipment for a few minutes at a time and see how you do.  If you use a breathing aid and you are not comfortable removing it at all while in the cave, you will simply be breathing in oxygen and you will not benefit from the salt inhalation treatment.

​I am interested in reading about the science behind Halotherapy.  What can I read?

​Please click here.  They have several research articles with more in-depth information.

AURA salt cave and wellness cannot make any medical claims regarding this information and we recommend all medical conditions be treated by a physician.  We only provide this information about salt therapy as an opinion and do not infer the treatments and/or products and services are medically accepted.  We take absolutely no responsibility for individuals who choose to utilize our services in place of a medical practitioner.

AURA salt cave and wellness
6429 Transit Rd, E Amherst, NY 14051
​Phone:  716.276.9120

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