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A Space for Healing in Lower Manhattan

Shannon Coppola was introduced to salt therapy in 2014, after exhausting other therapy options for her 5-year-old son, who suffered from extreme sinus and respiratory problems. Desperate for help, she took Oliver to a salt cave. His response, she says, was “a miracle.” 

Oliver slept through the night and didn’t cough for days, Coppola says. “So we went back and did another session and another, and we couldn’t believe how quickly it helped him. Since the closest salt cave was in New Jersey and we live in Montauk, the only logical step was to open our own.”

Montauk Salt Cave now has three locations, including one in Lower Manhattan. They offer one-on-one and group salt therapy sessions with reiki or sound meditation, as well as space for private events.

Salt therapy is an alternative treatment for a wide variety of ailments and conditions, from asthma and allergies to anxiety, inflammation, skin issues and even the common cold. 

“The salt is naturally anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and antimicrobial,” Coppola says. “The treatment offers a unique, natural therapy that allows you to get a sense of peace and serenity while simply breathing.”

The salt air is made up of negatively charged ionized salt particles, 84 trace elements and minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, iodine, bromine, copper, selenium and iron. 

“These particles help clear pollens, viruses, pollutants and toxins from the lungs and nasal passageways, which in essence works to treat and prevent illness,” Coppola says. “The salt also works to heal the body as soon as its negative ions enter the nasal passageway. They then travel through the respiratory tract and into the bloodstream to be dispersed throughout the body.”

Location: 90 E. 10th St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY. For more information, call 212-677-7258, email [email protected] or visit


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