F.A.Q.

  • How is a salt cave operated? What are the rules of conduct?

    What is a public session vs. a private session?  Depending on the size of the salt cave you will visit, we can accommodate up to a crtain number of people in each public or private session. When you schedule a public session you will be in the salt cave with other people (you may not know). You may schedule a private session by “buying out the cave” and have the entire room just for you and your party, which may include children.

    What should I wear? One should dress in comfortable attire which would be appropriate for a public place. You may not wear shoes inside the Salt Cave. We provide shoe/foot covers or you can bring fresh, clean white socks. We recommend not wearing perfumes or colognes before or during the therapy as other visitors may be allergic to them, and the salt will absorb the smells and the cave will smell strange in the future.

    Can I bring a child with me?  There is no age limit for Salt Therapy. However, children below 2.5 should stay inside the cave no more than 10 minutes (their lungs capacity is small and they do not need more time). In Changeland salt caves are offered separate sessions for children where they may engage in quiet play. Some caves also offer Theater sessions and Concerts for children. Children must always be accompanied by their parents and reservations are required.

    What is the climate like inside the salt cave room?  The temperature is held between 19 – 21 degrees Celcius (68-72 degrees F) and the humility is maintained between 50-60 percent. If you tend to be cold natured, please feel free to layer up, in all salt caves are also provided comfy blankets.

    Can I read a book in the cave?  You can if you book a private session. Normally though, the lights are dimmed 5 minutes after the start of the session and it is too dark for most to read. Also, during the session, we don’t want to disturb others, with page turning, extra lights, or noises. Some salt cave owners are holding separate sessions for those people who wish to read or move around. Please check the event calendar of your closest salt cave for those days and times.

    Can I bring in food or water during my session? No food or drinks are allowed in the cave.

    Why must I  arrive 15 minutes early?  Normally sessions at Salt caves Changeland begin  exactly on the hour and therefore it is very important that everyone arrive early enough to fill out an intake form and disclaimer, use the restroom (there are two waterfalls inside the salt room) and change their shoes. If you arrive late and the salt therapy session has already started, you cannot take part in that session.

    What is the cancelation policy? In Changeland salt caves, if you need to cancel your appointment please try to give 24 hours notice to the receptio of the salt cave you have made your apointment. In most salt caves Changeland, credit card information is not required to reserve space in a public salt therapy session. However, most caves do require a credit card in order to reserve a private session or special service. When a private session is booked, we often have to turn away other customers for those times. If a client did not provide sufficient cancelation notice (24hours) we would have lost other potential customers.

  • Why did we choose to use a water method of delivery to saturate our air?

    After 3 years of research (2004-2007), we concluded that this is the healthier, safer and most effective way for our body to receive the benefits of Halotheray.

    All life forms come from a water and salt concentration called  sole. We find this same concentration in our bodies, in the primal ocean, in the embryonic fluid.

    Without water and salt, we would have no action and no thoughts! Salt and water are necessary for our cells to metabolize through osmosis.

    In all Changeland salt caves Negative ions are generated from the salt water features and the several tons of salt rocks at the ceiling, walls and floor. The two water features help our bodies absorbe higher amounts of ions through respiration.

    It is like in nature: the concentration of negative ions is naturally higher around waterfalls and by the ocean; when water droplets are dispersed, an electrical charge is created. The two water features in our salt caves help to replicate this effect and facilitate/increase the absorption of the negative ions by our bodies. This helps to build up our immune systems and aid in balancing our PH levels.

    Our salt caves contain nothing artificial and does not have any metal or mechanical parts because salt oxidizes and is corrosive to metal parts.

    We take pride in the fact that we are gypsum-free, and use no artificial glues in creating Changeland salt caves. The use of gypsum, plaster and artificial glues/resins give bacteria a place to grow. In such salty environments these materials become bacteria nests, and require expensive and dangerous ultraviolet lamps which must be used between sessions to clean and remove bacteria growth.

    We work hard at being a conscious company supporting local business, and green products.

  • What one should expect when visit a Changeland Salt Cave?

    Every Changeland Salt Cave is an amazing and inspiring space. Dream of an ideal environment of relaxation. A valuable cave, which offers unique experiences, based on Salt-therapy!

    Welcome to the Changeland Salt Cave.

    The beneficial properties of Salt-therapy are known for many years in many countries. Staying at specially built areas – salt caves – is the most popular method of Salt-therapy.

    Changeland is the first and only 100% Naturally built Salt Cave.

    Since the beginning of its appearance in many cities world-wide, it has made many friends of all ages. Its secret is simple…the air inside the cave is enriched with 84 trace elements of salt (e.g. calcium, agnesium, potassium, iron). These are the elements that the human organism absorbs in a natural way through respiration. The result? Relaxation, health strengthening, well-being & rejuvenation. Body & mind come to a perfect balance. You feel better than ever! Let yourself enjoy the journey Changeland caves are made with tons of Polish mineral salt rocks & Dead sea salt.

    45 minutes in the salt cave equal 4 days at the sea aura.

    One visit is enough to make you feel reborn! The process is simple. Keep your clothes on. Walk on the salt, listen to the gargling water running in the waterfall, watch the natural salt stalactite formations. Lay down on the zero gravity chaise longue. Your senses relax. Lights & music are slowly turned down. The healthy cool air (18o – 23o C) will offer you Wellness & Health. Your senses taste the miracle of Salt-therapy, Light-therapy, Music-therapy. Power to body & mind!

    Sizes vary from 12 m2 to over 120 m2. Every salt cave is made entirely from 4 different salts: salt rocks from Poland and Dead Sea salt. There are also 2 water features.

  • Salt cave at Commercial Retail establishments

    The Salt cave Changeland shop has several benefits to Commercial / Retail projects / establishments:

    • offers Diversification: with the world wide boom in retail centers it is high time to diversify and take lead on the competition
    • is an excellent Investment: normally, the Return On Investment on a salt cave Changeland is between 6 and 14 months.
    • offers precious Services for ALL: unique combination of Health, Wellness, Entertainment, Business services delivered fast, effectively and affordably

    A salt cave Changeland can be easily installed, operated and become a veritable shopper magnet for:

    • residential/retail shopping malls/parks
    • entertainment developments
    • transport Hubs (airports, train stations, harbors),
    • the commercial/business center of cities
    • hotels, clinics, office buildings and private houses

  • Salt Caves in Hotels, Resorts and Spas: Dos and Don'ts

    Often Hotel / Resort Owners and Managers beleive that the salt cave can be an additional ‘component’ of the SPA. Based on our experience and doctors’ opinions below please find Changeland’s view on the subject:

    a. It is recommended that Salt Cave Guests, when they complete their halo therapy session, they are exposed neither to any other SPA facilities nor to the swimming pool for a couple of hours; the reason is that inside the salt cave, among other positive benefits, the lungs are cleaned and open; therefore they should not inhale any chloral or other chemical substances; hence, if the salt cave is located inside the SPA, the salt cave session should be the last service they receive.

    b. Often Guests prefer to visit the resort’s salt cave (for 30 – 60 minutes) instead of going to the swimming pool or to the beach, especially during the hot hours of the day (because they avoid the heat, strong sun, noise, sand, air, etc.).

    c. The temperature inside the cave is always 19o – 22o Celsius. Guests need to be dressed, otherwise they will feel ‘cold’.

    d. A salt cave can offer a variety of services to people of all ages (always with the clothes on):

    • Halo therapy, Color therapy, Music therapy
    • Shiatsu massage, Reflexology massage, Head massage
    • Children theater (Health and Entertainment), Music concerts, even business meetings and/or family gatherings

    The above services guests normally prefer to receive not inside a SPA environment.

    e. When guests visits the resort’s salt cave for the 1st time, they experience they Unique benefits of Halo therapy, and as a result, they will certainly want to visit the salt cave at least once per day throughout their stay at the resort. This in many cases is not possible if the cave is inside the SPA.

    f. The use of oils/aromas is prohibited inside the cave because the salt will absorb all the smells and after a while the cave will smell bad. Therefore, it is not recommended to consider delivering massage services to undressed guests using oils.

    g. Normally the space inside a SPA is limited. For example, if the room for the salt cave is 28 sq. m. then :

    • If the Model of the salt cave is Changeland then it can host 7 guests per 30 min session or 14 guests per hour or 140 guests per day (10 hours per day).
    • If the Model of the salt cave is Corporate then it can host 7 guests per 45 min session or 93 guests per day (10 hours per day).

    For illustration purposes, if the SPA with the salt cave of 28 sq.m. is at a resort with a capacity of 400 people, and normally these people stay at the resort 7 days and/or long weekends, then the model Corporate will not be able to host enough guests. For such a resort, normally Changeland’s recommendation would be:

    • inside the SPA, to decorate the Relaxation area and/or a Sauna with mineral salt panels
    • do not install a salt cave inside the SPA
    • if the cave’s size is < 40 m2, select a Changeland model
    • if the cave’s size is > 40 m2, select a Corporate model – install either 1 larger cave or 2 smaller caves in different locations.

    Please feel free to contact us for any additional questions or queries.

  • I want a Saltcave Changeland, where do I start?

    A. If you are interested on MySaltcave (private cave at home or office), or know the Salt cave size, model and equipment you need, please fill in the information in Contact Us section. We will respond soonest.

    B. If you are interested in running a Salt cave business (franchise), we will start from deciding on:

    • the target market – Individuals? Groups? Companies? Customers of Travel Agents / Hotels / Ski Centers / Shopping Malls? Your Customers from other business(es)?
    • the saltcave services – only to individuals? Or also to groups (e.g. saltcave yoga, group therapy, etc.) see for services here6
    • the location– e.g. if installed in ground floor with easy access from street, you will be able to have a client stream even from people who never go to a spa.

    Based on the above we will:

    • evaluate alternatives and determine together the cave size you will need
    • Changeland will prepare for you a proposal (with alternatives), which we will discuss and adapt to fit your exact needs.

    once we agree and sign the contract then we’ll need max 2 months to prepare, install and deliver the salt cave and business (turn-key) to you(!), including all marketing, advertizing material, manuals, training, etc

  • Who are your customers?

    • Saudi Arabia, Jeddah, QUOURAICH str., ABHA PALACES HOTEL (new generation salt cave Changeland)
    • Spain, Barcelona, San Cugat del Valles, Avenida de la Clota 14 (new generation salt cave Changeland & Franchise)
    • Spain, Barcelona, Calle Aragón 371 Bajos 2ª (08009) [new gerenarion salt cave Changeland Light]
    • Croatia, Split, Sukoisanka 22-28, www.crystalotherapy.com.hr [new gerenarion salt cave Changeland & Franchise]
    • Cyprus, Nicosia, Arch. Makariou 28 (City Plaza) [new gerenarion salt cave Changeland]
    • Greece, Platonos 1A, Ellinikon [new gerenarion salt cave Changeland & Franchise]
    • Greece, Athens, Filellinon 7,105-57 Syndagma sq. [new gerenarion salt cave Changeland &  Franchise]
    • Greece, Glyfada, Vouliagmenis & Antheon, City Plaza mall [new gerenarion salt cave Changeland & Franchise]
    • Greece, Creta – Chania, Plateia Eleftherias 5 [new gerenarion salt cave Changeland]
    • Greece, Hotel Pozar Pallas, Loutra Pozar, Aridaia-Pella, www.pozarpallas.gr [new gerenarion salt cave Changeland Light]
    • Germany, 09337 Hohenstein Ernstthal, Neumarkt Germany, Salzgrotte – Nepal, Zeithstrasse 87, 53819 Neunkirchen-Seelscheid
    • Germany, 74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen, Pfarrstrasse 10
    • Germany, Hotel Parkschlossl ZU THYRNAU, Hundsdorf 20, 94-136 Thyrnau
    • Germany, SOLBAD, Weilerwiese 7, 74-523 Schwabisch Hall Germany, Lenberger str. 239, 66966 Pirmasens
    • Germany, Telegrafenstrasse 8, 53-474 Bad Nevenahr
    • Germany, Fahrgasse 1, 978-16 Lohr Am Mein
    • Germany, Max-Hora Strasse 1, 08645 Bad Elster
    • Gemany, Salz-Quelle, Alte Heerstraße 8, 53757 Sankt Augustin
    • Germany, Bonn, Siegburger Strasse 54
    • Poland, dm Uroda, Andriollego 40, 05-400 Otwock
    • Polonia, Kraków, Grota solna, Fieldorfa Nila 10/U2, 30-219
    • Poland, Mikołów, Hospital Snt Jozef, Okrzei 17
    • Poland, SOLATOR, Poniatowskiego 14, 40-055 Katowice
    • Czech Republic, Ke Strice 625, 180-00 Praha 8
    • Czech Republic, Prawska 971, 547-01 Nachod
    • Czech Republic, Velke namesti 8, 38-601 Strakonice
    • Czech Republic, Hotel – KIJEV,  Narodni str. 15, Frantiskovy Lazne
    • Czech Republic, Plzeň – centrum, Sedláčkova 189/5
    • Czech Republic, Libuse Skorupova, Tovarni 186/3, 739 32 Vratim

  • What are the benefits from regular sessions at the Changeland Salt Caves?

    Researches and studies have proven the beneficial value of the Halotherapy inside salt caves such as Changeland Salt Caves, against stress, in the reduction of smoking, during pregnancy, both for the mother and for the embryo, as well as in the cases of diseases presented in the matrix. In the attached document, pages 4 – 19 find 30 representative scientific reports (numbers in the table correspond to papers).

    RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS

    • Upper respiratory system infections
    • Asthma and bronchitis
    • Sinusitis
    • Chronic obstructive pneumonopathy
    • Bronchiectasia
    • Chronic pararhinocolpitis
    • Chronic parasinusitis
    • Pneumonoconiasis

    CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

    • Hypertension
    • Circulatory insufficiency
    • Post-infarct period
    • Contribution in facing obesity

    GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES

    • Large intestine inflammation
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Stastic colon colitis
    • Chronic constipation
    • Malabsorption problems
    • Gastritis
    • Stomach & duodenal ulcer

    NERVE SYSTEM DISORDERS

    • Stress
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome
    • Panic attacks
    • Improvement in ability to concentrate
    • Depression
    • influenza diseases
    • all above mentioned cases

    SKIN DISEASES

    • Acne
    • Dermatitis
    • Allergies
    • Psoriasis
    • delay in skin aging
    • Wrinkle removal

    DISORDERS OF METABOLISM

    DIABETES

    CHILDREN & PREGNANCY ATHLETES

    • improvement of respiratory capacity
    • all above mentioned cases

    SKELETAL SYSTEM DISORDERS

    • Prevention of osteoporosis
    • Discopathy – back pains
    • Treatment of pains from rheumatopathy & chronic osteoarthritis

  • What is the right size of room for a Changeland Salt Cave?

    To calculate the right size of room you need for the cave, you can use a general rule of thump:
    1. for caves up to 36 sq.m. you should allow 4.5 sq. meters per person / customer (e.g. 20 sq.m. cave is good for 4 people)
    2. for caves larger than 40 sq. m. you should allow about 4 sq. m. per person (50 sq.m. cave is good for 14 people).

    For example:

    • 40 sq. m. salt cave: can host 10-11 persons for Individual Services & 20-22 persons for Group Services; requires a total shop area of 70 – 90 m2 (including cave, reception & utility rooms)
    • 46 sq. m. salt cave: can host 12-14 persons for Individual Services and 24-26 persons for Group Services; requires a total shop area of 75 – 95 m2 (including cave, reception and utility rooms)
    • 50 sq. m. salt cave: can host 13-15 persons for Individual Services and 28-30 persons for Group Services; requires a total shop area of 80 – 100 m2 (including cave, reception and utility rooms)
    • 60 sq. m. salt cave: can host 18-20 persons for Individual Services and 36-38 persons for Group Services; requires a total shop area of 90 – 110 m2 (including cave, reception and utility rooms)

    Any other size or number of caves is possible.

    Other factors to cosider for selecting a room are:

    • if the room does not have columns inside it is much better in terms of space availability.
    • the more rectangular the room is the better (becuase we might be able to set up the cave in such a way that we’ll fit another person in
    • if you wish to deliver individual AND group sessions (e.g. children theater, music concerts, group therapy, business seminars) iside the cave, we recommend you to select a room of at least 40 sq.m (for example inside a 50 sq.m. Changeland Salt Cave 24 – 30 people can attend a Music concert or seminar).

    The reasons for the above are that with less m2 per person, we will have the following problems:

    • the cubic meters of air for each person will not be enough to produce the healing and relaxing effect in a natural way
    • people will feel like as if they are in a bus (this is not relaxing!)
    • the zero-gravity chaise lounges that come with your cave occupy about 2 sq.m. when wide open;
    • the salt walls of every Changeland Salt Cave occupy space, they are quite thick (50 cm for Changeland Salt Cave Business models and 40 cm for Changeland Salt Caves Corporate models); the more salt we use on the walls, the stronger the microclimate inside the cave.

    Please contact us for futher information.

  • How much does it cost to own a Changeland Salt Cave?

    Your investment’s level will depend on the following:

    • Salt cave Model (see here for more info).
    • Area of the room where the cave will be installed. Cost is calculated per sq.m. of floor of the room; as size increases price decreases.
    • Salt cave equipment. Changeland Salt Caves come with complete list of standard equipment. Nevertheless, you can customize the cave to fit specific needs by choosing additional equipment & decoration. You can also request we equip/decorate your reception with elements of mineral salt.
    • Transport cost.
    • Franchise fees. Very approachable, including a rich catalogue of services and saving a lot of your money and time.
    • Business services. You can choose from a large list of additional business services.

    We will customize the above to fit your budget and we will respect this budget (no hidden costs).

    You are welcome to Contact Us for a specific offer.

  • What is the right size for halotherapy? Can it be combined with other services?

    You have four (4) indicative scenarios that show the alternatives in regard to the sizes of shops and services either independently or in combination with other services. According to this we invite you to create and share with us your ideas to analyze how they can be realized!

    1st scenario: 15 – 150sqm total area of the room

    A Changeland Salt Cave at the hotel, spa, Beauty salon, Ski Centre, shopping mall, office building, restaurant, sports center, hospital / clinic, nursing home elderly, etc. Rehabilitation Center. Depending on the size of the cave can accommodate at the same time from 3 to 35 people on the chairs of zero gravity. In a cave like that can be offered:

    The reception is common with other service units.

    2nd scenario: 45 – 60sqm total area of the room

    a. A Changeland Salt Cave (20-35 m) that can simultaneously accommodate from 3 to 35 people on the chairs in zero gravity. In a cave like that can be offered:

    b. Reception (15sqm) for customer service for the salt cave, presentation and sale of approved salt products (lamps, sculptures, paintings, mosaics, etc.) and/or natural salt based cosmetics &(soaps, bath salts, etc..).

    c. A storage room (at least 8 sqm), at the same level as the other spaces, or underneath, where you can store the products for sale, cleaning tools, brochures etc..

    3rd scenario: total area of 80 square meters room

    a. A Changeland Salt Cave 36-45 sqm which can accommodate from 8-10 people at the same time on chairs of zero gravity, chairs director of 12-15 people (group meetings). In a cave like that can be offered:

    b. Office (8-10 sqm) in which patients can be followed at set times by doctors of various specializations (dieticians, psychologists, etc..)

    c. Reception (20-30 sqm) for customer service for the salt cave, presentation and sale of approved salt products (lamps, sculptures, paintings, mosaics, etc.) and/or natural salt based cosmetics &(soaps, bath salts, etc..)

    d.  Storage room (at least 8 square meters) at the same level as the other spaces, or underneath, where you can store the products for sale, cleaning tools, brochures etc..

    4th scenario: 90-150 square meters total shop area

    a. A Changeland Salt Cave 60-100 sqm which can accommodate 14-23 people at the same time in chairs of zero gravity and in director chairs 30-50 persons (group meetings). A cave of this type can be composed of a continuous space, or it can be divided into smaller salt caves with a chance to join or not, or can be divided according to the services offered at the time. In a cave like that can be offered:

    b. Office (8-10 sqm) in which patients can be followed at set times by doctors of various specializations (dieticians, psychologists, etc..)

    c. Reception (20-30 sqm) for customer service for the salt cave, presentation and sale of approved salt products (lamps, sculptures, paintings, mosaics, etc.) and/or natural salt based cosmetics &(soaps, bath salts, etc..)

    d.  Storage room (at least 8 square meters) at the same level as the other spaces, or underneath, where you can store the products for sale, cleaning tools, brochures etc.

  • How is a Changeland Salt Cave built?

    The Salt Caves of Changeland are perfectly decorated with mineral salt from Poland and sea salt from the Dead Sea. The floor is covered with salt and heated. A waterfall and a Salina (natural ionizer) together with the relaxing music and the lighting create a wonderful and healing microclimate. It is scientifically proved that 45 minutes inside the Salt Cave equals to 3 days at a sea aura and that ten sessions during a month’s period equals to a Rejuvenation and Relaxation Circle.

    The high quality mineral salt we use in our caves comes from the mines of Poland, are pure and come from a time where the environment was not affected by pollution. They contain a very high amount of the 84 microelements of salt that are beneficial to humans. When extracted from 400m – 800m., the salt crystals are shaped by skilled craftsmen that use ancient techniques from their ancestors. Heated the salt releases salt ions, neutralize the ions of computers, TV, air-conditioners & smoke and offer a natural shield for our health.  It is proved that help in a large variety of diseases such as asthma, allergies, and psychological disorders.

    In Changeland we do not use salt from the Himalaya Mountains or Pakistan because of its low quality, it “sweats” and melts. It comes from the main area of the mountain (not from the depths of the earth). Due to the low temperatures, the iron that salt contains has been shrunk, and has gravitated over the years. Also, we do not use sea salt (other than from the Dead Sea) because of the environmental pollution of seas.

    In Changeland we exclusively use natural materials of the highest quality such as mineral salt, wood and natural resins as glue. Your health and safety is our top priority. For this reason :

    in our salt caves you cannot find gyps or synthetic resins because it is well known that these materials can be converted in nests of bacteria and viruses.all the area of walls, roof and floor is fully covered with mineral salt rocksour caves comply with the most strict anti-seismic rules and specifications.

  • Can I combine the use of the Salt Cave Changeland with taking my medication?

    The sessions at the Changeland Salt Cave help with various diseases and illnesses and can also complement medical and pharmaceutical programs.Changeland Salt Cave has been installed inside hospitals and clinics.

    In countries such as Germany and Poland doctors advise patients to visit the salt caves.

    People with Allergy in Iodin, or Kidney disease, or people who have fever should not visit a Salt Cave.

  • What are the major differences between Changeland Salt Caves and SPAs?

    There are 5 significant differences between Changeland Salt Caves and SPAs:

    1. Approachable luxury with exclusive service. The cave inspires:

    • Differentiation
    • Elegance
    • Exoticism

    2. Speed of service delivery.

    • We only take off our shoes!
    • We keep our socks on!

    3. Relaxation & Healing attributes.

    • Stress relief, Relaxation, healthiness
    • Obesity control, Smoking reduction, Detoxication

    4. Product & Service Innovation. Compared to a sauna, spa or swimming pool, Changeland’s SaltCave

    • requires NO maintenance
    • its easy and accessible to use by anyone
    • the user does not get undressed, wet or swept!!
    • can be used daily for as long as we want!
    • Fast and economic installation (even in private spaces)
    • Economic operation, does NOT require any special license to install / operate

    5. Health, Safety and Respect to Environment.

    • Exclusive use of natural materials:high quality salt, wood and resin as glue
    • Technical expertise. legal compliance
    • No need for specialized personnel to run
    • Zero cost of sales
    • Significant Return on Investment

  • How long does it take to receive my first Salt Cave Customer?

    In our contract we commit to you to prepare & deliver your new salt cave business (turn-key) in max 2 months. Still, we will do our best to deliver the earliest possible.

    For reference purposes only, recently we have delivered in different countries:

    • 20 sq.m. saltcave inside a hotel, in 11 days (add 12 days preparation)
    • 55 sq.m. saltcave in 25 days (add 20 days preparation)
    • 40 sq.m. saltcave in 19 days (add 18 days preparation)

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