How does it work?

Halotherapy uses a generator that  grinds heated  pure grade sodium chloride into very tiny negatively ionized micro-particles.  A fine salt aerosol mist is dispersed into the salt cave during your session. These salt particles are inhaled deep into the respiratory system. Dry salt is super absorbent and  helps loosens excess mucous, allergens and foreign elements that we breathe every day.   Dry salt may help reduce inflammation and open airway passages.   Negative Ions  are beneficial to your health and  are found in natural environments such as near the ocean, waterfalls and deep in the forest. Negative ions give you a sense of wellness, may help relieve stress and tension.

What do I wear for a session? Where do I park?

Temp. is 72-74 degrees.  Wear comfortable clothing. The salt is excellent for your skin, you may want to layer tee shirt, long sleeves, shorts. We have a rest room for you to change in. Shoes are removed,  please wear clean socks, or go in barefooted. Excellent for the bottom of your feet, hits those acupressure points nicely!   Park on the east side of the building in the Photo Solutions short term parking area, or along the south side in parking lot, nose facing the street!

Is it safe for pregnant women?

Salt therapy and pregnancy is a safe and beneficial combination! May naturally Relieve stress, tension, respiratory and skin conditions while simply relaxing in our salt therapy cave.

Is it safe for children?

Halotherapy is a 100% natural, drug-free, non-invasive wellness treatment for your respiratory health and hygiene.    There are no potentially harmful side effects, and suitable for children of any age as young as 1 month old. Children respond to the therapy even more quickly than do adults.  You may feel a tickle in the back of your throat and need to cough or blow your nose, this is the salt aerosol working to loosen things up.    During a salt therapy session children play with toys, read books, play in the pink Himalayan salt floor. When you book with a child, it will be just you and your family.
We have a few toys to offer as well! 

  • One month old to 10 year old $8 each
  • 11-15 year old $14 
  • 16 year and up $25 each.  


What about germs?

Salt naturally absorbs bacteria. The walls and floor are covered in salt which creates an almost sterile anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial environment. In addition, our ventilation system works throughout the day  to circulate the air in the room, exhausting used air out and clean fresh air in between each session.  There is no recycling of air back into the salt cave.  We use a UV-C germicidal light sanitizer in between sessions as well.  Chairs, toys etc are wiped down and blankets washed  frequently.

Are there any side effects?

Infrequent side effects such as a mild tickle in the throat or an increase in a cough due to an excess mucus buildup which gets loosened up and is an indication the salt treatment is working. Other effects might be a slight skin irritation for those with hypersensitive skin.  It is important to hydrate after your salt cave session!

How often should I do salt therapy, or how many sessions will I need?

Like many wellness and health regiments, people respond differently.  Many people will notice a positive effect just in one session. Some people come 2-3 times a week for a 3-4 week ritual during allergy and cold seasons, some people come 2 times a week for 6-8 weeks for more chronic conditions. Those who come for general wellness, stress relief, and relaxation simply come as often as they like.  It’s totally up to you.

What time should I arrive for my appointment? And where do I park?

Please come a few minutes before your appointment for check-in.  Park in the east side of the building in the Photo Solutions temporary parking area.  Or along the south side of the parking lot, nose facing the street.   Sunday is free parking on the street.   Please do not book an appointment during any contagious illnesses accompanied by a fever, coughing, headache, lose of smell or taste, stomach ache or any other COVID-19 symptoms,  tuberculosis, or under alcohol drug intoxication.

What is the cancellation policy?

Please call us 24 hours before your scheduled appointment by calling 812-339-2805 or email us at bloomingtonsaltcave@gmail.com   

We set aside your scheduled date and time just for you!  
We know things come up, please have the courtesy to let us know.  
We will not be able to refund  or reschedule No Call No Shows.

Are food and drinks allowed during the session?


What do I do during a salt therapy session?

  • Some People feel very relaxed, get deep rest and even fall asleep!  
  • Some people feel energized and want to play in the salt floor, do yoga, walk around.
  • Bring a book, bring a coloring book, write in your journal.
  • Play Our Singing Bowls, Rain Stick, Chimes.  if you need instruction, just ask!
  • Use our copy of the Herbal Healing Deck.
  • Relax and breath.  In through the nose like you are smelling a rose, out through your mouth like you are blowing out a candle.  This helps circulate the salt around your respiratory tract.
  • Meditative music plays to soothe your soul and mind (you can even request your own music or bring your own)
  • You may meditate, look up at fiber optic soft twinkle lights, follow your breath by breathing in through your nose, out through your mouth.
  • Children get to play with toys, puzzles or read books with the lights on, and need to book separately from regular sessions by calling salt cave.  

Are walk-ins welcome?

It is best for you to call before you come, that way you won’t be disappointed!  Plus its easy to book online


We have 45 minutes in between sessions to use our UV-C germicidal light sterilizer, and deep clean before the next session.  If you book for one person, there may be two other persons in cave with you.   2-6 people, just your group. Each person is $25.  6 People is the limit.

All sessions have 45 minutes in between for UV-C light sterilization,  fresh air exchange and deep cleaning.   

We are closed Tuesdays.  Monday- Saturday, first session starts at 10am, last session is at 5:30pm.   Sunday first session 10am last session 4pm.

Summer hours may differ!



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