Teams Archive | Asheville Salt Cave


Community Salt Cave: starts at $22
Private Salt Cave: starts at $220
Special Events inside the Salt Cave:
starting at $38
60 Minute Salt Cave Couples Massage: $385

90 Minute Salt Cave Couples Massage : $460


Therapeutic Massage

30 minutes……….$60
45 minutes……….$70
60 minutes……….$95
90 minutes………$130
120 minutes……..$170

Couples Massage in Healing Arts Room

60 minutes……….$250

90 minutes…………$325

Hot Salt Stone Therapy

60 minutes……….$115
90 minutes……….$150

Heal Your Sole Foot Massage

45 minutes……….$75

Energy Healing

45 minutes……….$70

Aromatherapy Salt Glow

45 minutes……….$85

Jodie, Beth, & Neal Appel / Owners

In 2008, Neal stumbled across a salt cave and received such profound benefits for his serious respiratory issues, that he wanted to share this with others. After many years of extensive research and planning, the Appel family opened the Asheville Salt Cave. We welcome you as we continue to grow and flourish.  

Laurel Thompson / Massage Therapist, General Manager

Laurel has been practicing massage for over 10 years. She especially enjoys giving deep tissue massages to help those dealing with chronic pain. She also helps manage all the behind-the-scenes workings of Asheville’s Salt Cave. She lives in Weaverville with her sweet hubby and an amazing 4 year old son.

Gemma Dalton / Art & Design

Gemma has over 10 years of experience working in the health and healing arts field. Her lifetime love of art, holistic practices, and nature are ever present in her caring and thoughtful work. She and her husband have lived in WNC since 2008. They have two beautiful children and are adventuring always.

Sarah Lynes, Front Desk Associate & Salt Cave Educator

Sarah recently moved back to Asheville from Santa Cruz, California. She spent her time there working at a spa gaining knowledge and interest in holistic health and wellness. Health and healing start from the inside out. She loves traveling, music, hiking, vegan eating, and all things Asheville Salt Cave!

Madisyn Alberry / Front Desk Associate & Salt Cave Educator

Madisyn is an Astrologer, Artist, and Healer. Through astrology she connects others to their purpose and inner power. She is passionate about leading with compassion and connecting to others. Madisyn enjoys teaching astrology, connecting to Mother Earth, playing guitar and singing, dancing in the kitchen, roller skating, meditation and breath work.

Jason Bennifield / Massage Therapist

Jason is a massage therapist, Reiki Master and freelance yogi. His technique is a relaxing integration of Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Trigger Point Therapy, tailored to meet each client’s specific needs.

Mia Younce / Massage Therapist

Mia brings 12 yrs of integrative massage and bodywork experience combined with intuitive touch to every session.  She aims to meet the needs of the day and pulls from a variety of modalities including Swedish, NMT, Deep Tissue, and Thai massage. As a Reiki Master she is able to approach healing in a multi-faceted way. […]

Michael Fawcett / Massage Therapist

Michael has been passionate about natural healing arts for over 15 years, in part, of an effort to work on his own wellbeing. Through a personal transformational healing of his own chronic back pain, he enjoys sharing the knowledge that he has learned with each client. Whether you are coming to destress and relax, or […]

Jason Hebal / Massage Therapist, Front Desk Associate & Cave Host

Jason has practiced massage since 2007, blending techniques and modalities to address each person as the individual they are. Working with and learning different healing modalities and sustainable ways to be in harmony with ourselves is the inspiration.

Ash Gonzalez / Front Desk Associate & Salt Cave Educator

Ash is a certified yoga instructor, herbalist, birth doula, reiki master/teacher, and cacao ceremonialist. She has a MA in art theory and a BA in art education. She plays the harmonium and enjoys singing and making music.

George Chambers / Massage Therapist

George is in his tenth year as a massage therapist and teacher. You’ll feel all that experience come through in his comprehensive and detailed oriented work. He’ll help you relax the areas you don’t even know you need to relax. George loves the outdoors and hot yoga.

Rachel McIntyre / Front Desk Associate & Salt Cave Educator

Rachel is a certified yoga teacher and currently pursuing her studies in Chinese medicine and acupuncture. She believes in living life with passion & purpose and hopes to inspire others to do the same. Rachel loves live music, bonfires, bookstores, and enjoying the fresh mountain air.

Michael “Meka” Bunch / Massage Therapist, Front Desk Associate & Cave Host

Meka offers a combination of integrated techniques gained from giving and receiving body work since 1992. He utilizes Swedish, Lomilomi, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, and Thai Stretching, with a dash of Cranial Sacral, for a full body experience of healing, relaxation, and rejuvenation.

Nadine Sumner / Front Desk Associate & Salt Cave Educator

Nadine is a certified yoga teacher and also a mindfulness educator with children. She is passionate about helping students begin a lifelong mindfulness practice at an early age. Nadine loves hiking and travel, and so much so, that she has hiked on all seven continents.

Kristi Benthal / Massage Therapist

Kristi’s touch has the ability to induce a deep state of relaxation, allowing disconnection of mind, enabling your body to release where it has been holding on. Kristi favors proven results based techniques, while being mindful and present to remain in tune with each clients specific needs. With an approach that is intuitive and nurturing […]