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The North East’s first ‘Salt Cave’ opens in Newcastle

ByDave Stopher

Jun 28, 2018

The North East’s first ‘Salt Cave’ is now open in Newcastle offering salt therapy (also known as Halotherapy) to sufferers of respiratory and skin issues as well as for general relaxation and wellbeing.

Sereniti Salt Retreat is located on Friars Street, near to Blackfriars Restaurant, and has been designed to recreate conditions found in a salt mines except the ‘cave’ is warm and has calming music, soothing lighting and comfortable chairs.

The cave – which has a thick layer of natural sea salt from the Red Sea on its floor, walls and ceiling – can help alleviate many conditions, including: asthma, hay fever, bronchitis, sinusitis, cystic fibrosis, eczema, copd, psoriasis.  It can also alleviate stress, help with sleeping disorders and overall improve general well-being.

Salt Therapy is based on the principle of prolonged exposure to the micro climate found in natural salt mines.  Sereniti Salt Retreat uses patented state of the art technology to reproduce the atmosphere of a salt cave with a monitored therapeutic micro climate. Air in the Salt Room is ionised and saturated with a low concentration of dry aerosol saline (salt).

The micro climate in our salt rooms is formed naturally, through diffusion from the salt walls combined with controlled temperature and humidity using a sensor. This creates a hypo-bacterial and allergen-free air environment.

Particles of dry rock salt are ground using our specialised machine and then circulated around the room. These particles, invisible to the naked eye, are inhaled deep into the respiratory system helping to clear airways. The treatment is natural and 100% drug free.

Salt Therapy was a widely used natural remedy dating back to medieval times. The monks acknowledged the healing atmosphere of salt caves where they took the sick down into salt caves to allow them to breathe air saturated with salt particles.

In 1843 the benefits of Salt Therapy were published by a Polish doctor Felix Boczkowski who was a physician at the Wieliczka salt mine. He noticed that salt miners did not suffer from respiratory conditions that were common at that time. He found that the presence of dry salt particles in the salt mine had a healing effect on those with respiratory issues.

Underground treatment in salt caves were the only methods available, until Halotherapy was developed in Russia. These salt rooms recreated the micro climate of a salt cave in more accessible and convenient locations.

Sereniti Salt Retreat also offer a range of other therapies including hypnotherapy, reiki, reflexology, massage, sports Massage, hopi candle, cupping and facials as well as a range of beauty treatments.

The Retreat has been sent up by Michelle Grogan from Newcastle who is employing a group of therapists from the North East to provide a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.  She said: “We have found a niche in the market with this new treatment and realised how fantastic it would be to set up a salt cave in Newcastle and have spent a lot of time researching the therapy and setting up the business. It took in excess of 1000kg of Salt just to decorate the salt cave.    The nearest salt cave in the UK is in Edinburgh so we’re really pleased to offer this service to people of the North East”. 

The kitchen staff from Blackfriars Restaurant were among the first customers to Sereniti Salt Retreat.  Chris Wardale, head chef said:  “The monks acknowledged the healing atmosphere of salt caves so they would have loved this new cave in Newcastle.  It will be ideal place for us to go during break times and to take advantage of the other therapies on offer to us”.

The standard cost for an adult session is £30 but there are other options available if you require a number of sessions.  Enjoy an introductory offer of 50% off until 30  July 2018.  Call now to book your appointment or to discuss further. 

Sereniti Salt Retreat

5 Sutherland House

Friars Street



For further enquiries contact Michelle Grogan on booking@serenitisaltretreat.co.uk or call 07724 730 382