Community Salt Cave: starts at $20
Private Salt Cave: starts at $170
Special Events inside the Salt Cave:
starting at $38
Cave Couples Massage: $420


Therapeutic Massage

30 minutes……….$55
45 minutes……….$65
60 minutes……….$85
90 minutes………$115
120 minutes……..$155

Couples Massage in Healing Arts Room

60 minutes……….$230

Hot Salt Stone Therapy

60 minutes……….$105
90 minutes……….$130

Heal Your Sole Foot Massage

45 minutes……….$65

Energy Healing

45 minutes……….$65

Aromatherapy Salt Glow

45 minutes……….$80

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 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, Assistant Manager

Laurel has been practicing massage for over 8 years. She especially enjoys giving deep tissue massages to help those dealing with chronic pain. She also helps manage the behind-the-scenes workings of Asheville’s Salt Cave. She lives on a small homestead with her hubby and son, two dogs, and flock of laying hens.

Gemma Dalton / Online Sales Specialist, 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.

Jenn O’Brien / Front Desk Associate & Salt Cave Educator

An Ashevillian since 2007, Jenn loves the uniqueness of her mountain home. Coming from South Florida, the salt rich environment of Asheville’s Salt Cave leaves this mermaid feeling right at home!

Lionne Dinges / Front Desk Associate & Salt Cave Educator

A longtime foodie and gardener, Lionne loves all things in nature. As a student of Crystal and Stone Medicine, she has found being a cave host and educator continues to support her strong connection to the earth. She lives happily with her soulmate and puppy in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.

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

Jason is a massage therapist 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.

Jack Fischer / Massage Therapist, Front Desk Associate & Cave Host

Jack Fischer’s therapeutic massage work is grounded in his study of anatomy and embodiment. His blend of Integrative Massage, Chi Kung and the Alexander Technique consistently offers a relaxing and rejuvenating experience for our clients.

Jeff Fisher / Massage Therapist, Front Desk Associate & Cave Host

Jeff’s sessions blend relaxing, Swedish massage techniques with deeper, focused work, aimed at loosening habitual patterns and restoring sensitivity. He is a firm believer in the body’s capacity to restore itself, through conscious breathing and nurturing touch.

Emily Luhrs / Massage Therapist, Front Desk Associate & Cave Host

Emily is a firm believer that massage therapy and relaxation contribute to overall health and adds to the joy of life. She utilizes various techniques to tailor each session to meet her clients specific needs and she practices Craniosacral therapy. In her free time, she’s out hiking trails or cozying up with a good book.

George Chambers / Massage Therapist, Front Desk Associate & Cave Guide

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.

Nicole McClane / Massage Therapist, Front Desk Associate & Cave Host

Nicole is passionate about Holistic Health, she moved to Asheville in 2009 to begin her studies in Holistic Herbalism and since then has taken several courses in herbal medicine, massage and yoga. Her style of massage has been described as a flowy deep tissue that can relax clients into a state of rest.

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.

Luci Orofino / Front Desk Associate & Salt Cave Educator

Luci moved to Asheville from South Florida in 2017 to further her study in holistic herbalism. In her free time she enjoys hiking and making herbal medicine/remedies. She is a lover of nature, yoga, art, and her cat of course.

Ina Simpson / Massage Therapist, Front Desk Associate & Cave Host

Ina integrates different modalities into her massage practice, with the end result being full body relaxation, tailor-made to fit each client’s specific needs. She believes deeply in holistic health and caring for the beautiful machine that is our body. In her free time, she tries to spend as much time outside, growing food or hitting […]