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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Kelsey Ruhel / Massage Therapist

Kelsey has been practicing massage in WNC for 15 years. Her unique style is best described as integrative massage as she incorporates aspects of deep tissue, Swedish, and reflexology into each massage tailored to the clients needs. Kelsey specializes in prenatal and aromatherapy massage. She is also a wife, mother and dog mom who enjoys […]

April Morley / Massage Therapist

April’s passion has been bringing balance and wellness through massage and reiki into her client’s lives for over 14 years. Through the integration of Swedish massage, Lomi Lomi, PNF stretching, and the use of hot salt stones she helps clients deeply relax, and relieve pain. In her leisure time she’ll be hiking through forests, connecting […]