Teams Archive | Asheville Salt Cave


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, 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 has a sweet hubby and an amazing 3 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.

Jennifer Jeffries / Front Desk Associate & Salt Cave Educator

The energy of the magnificent mountains and the spiritual, holistic healing that exists amidst them is what drew Jennifer to Asheville in 2016. You will typically find her hiking, exploring and immersing herself in nature. Jennifer loves all things involving working with vibration, energy and the higher spiritual realm.

Mamie Amin / Front Desk Associate & Salt Cave Educator

Mamie has a Master’s in Nonprofit Management in the hopes of creating space for refugees to access holistic healing. She crosstiches and plays the violin.

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

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

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.

Greta Lesky / Massage Therapist

Since 2009 Greta has been dedicated to providing a serene & peaceful environment while using holistic approaches. She helps eliminate stress, anxiety, and pain through the healing power of massage & bodywork. She specializes in therapeutic, deep tissue, Swedish, and reiki. Combining both eastern and western modalities to connect the mind, body, soul.

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.

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.

Jeanine Massung / Front Desk Associate & Salt Cave Educator

Jeanine has just relocated to the Asheville area and is excited to be a new member of the team. Holistic explorations, eco-sustainable endeavors, the live music experience and creative movement bring her joy. She believes that nature is a sanctuary.

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.