Jodie, Beth, & Neal / 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 / General Manager, Massage Therapist
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 5 year old son.
Gemma / 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.
Lia / Front Desk Associate & Salt Cave Educator
When Lia’s not working her laundry magic or leading meditations in the salt cave, she can usually be found digging in a garden, rearranging a room or sewing the layered wardrobe of her dreams.
Jason / Massage Therapist & Cave Host
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 / 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 / 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 / Massage Therapist
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.
Jeffrey / Massage Therapist
Jeff experienced a re-awakening of his own physicality through massage and bodywork, and is a firm believer in the body’s ability to restore itself, through conscious breathing and nurturing touch. His sessions blend the invigorating qualities of trigger point release with the soothing groundedness of swedish massage.
Stephanie / Front Desk & Salt Cave Educator
Stephanie is an Asheville local of 17+ years, originally hailing from the midwest. She is a lover of animals, cooking, and singing with local bands Krave Amiko, Santiago y Los Gatos, and the Rocky Horror Music Show.
Christopher/ Front Desk & Salt Cave Educator
Christopher relocated to the Asheville area seven years ago in search of community and holistic wellness. He attended the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga, and has been certified by the Upledger Institute for Cranial Sacral 1. He spends his spare time perfecting recipes in the kitchen, and has a passion for gardening and crafting […]
Daniel / Massage Therapist
Daniel is an Asheville local who specializes in NMT, Trigger Point Therapy, and Deep Tissue Massage. He believes strongly in a Holistic approach to healing through the Mind/Body/Spirit connection.
Rylynn / Massage Therapist
Rylynn has practiced massage and bodywork since 2009. Her goal is to work with each client to alleviate pain in the body, and restore a sense of connection and peace within the mind and spirit. Rylynn loves cooking, writing, traveling, connecting with the stars, and exploring the mountains with her husband, their 6 year old […]
Emily / Front Desk Associate & Salt Cave Educator
Emily transplanted here from Arkansas 7 years ago, thus beginning her journey and exploration thru the many healing modalities and offerings that Asheville so abundantly offers. She enjoys petsitting, hiking and watching movies with her partner Josh and kitty Miso.
Michael “Meka” / Massage Therapist
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.