salt cave

Join us in making history with Whatcom County’s first-ever Himalayan Salt Cave crowdfunded on Kickstarter.

What exactly is a salt cave?

A Salt Cave is a large room with walls crafted floor-to-ceiling of himalayan salt boulders and bricks. The floor is covered with crushed salt, like sand on a beach.

Salt caves feature soft ambient light that illuminates all the beautiful shades of pink himalayan salt.

A true Salt Cave features Salt Therapy that fills the air with a super-fine medical grade salt particulate. This is referred to as HaloTherapy and is incredibly therapeutic for respiratory and immune system support.

This is your opportunity to join us in making history! When you fund this campaign, you will be putting Ferndale on the map as home to Whatcom County’s only Himalayan Salt Cave! This is only the second Salt Cave in the entire state of Washington.

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What is the experience like?

Imagine a cold, rainy, dreary northwest day. Your energy feels a little low. You might even be a little grumpy. You’re craving the feel of sand between your toes and you’re tired of waiting for summer.

You decide to stop by Flow Motion for a rejuvenating session in the Himalayan Salt Cave. Stepping into the Himalayan Salt Cave, you feel the soft, cool sensation of crushed salt under your feet. The crushed salt floors bring a surprisingly refreshing feeling to your entire body just by walking on it. You instantly remember your last vacation with your feet buried in the sand.

You take your seat in a zero-gravity lounge chair, which allows you to recline while propping your legs at a comfortable angle. You may cozy up with a blanket for your session. You feel very safe, very comforted, and very protected.

A beautifully illuminated waterfall cascades down one wall. The sonic trickle of the floor-to-ceiling salt water waterfall brings you softly into a space of presence. You gaze at the crystalline salt structures that have formed down the path of the waterfall, as though frozen in time, and feel at peace with the beauty of nature that surrounds you.

You are surrounded on all sides by beautiful salt boulders and bricks of various color and texture, all mined from salt mines in the western region of the Himalayan mountains. It’s quiet, reflective, and cozy. You feel the tension in your body start to ease. The soft music works in harmony with your brain wave patterns to encourage a deep state of meditative relaxation, while the salt eases your respiratory system & provides much needed immune support.

Where did this idea come from? What’s the history of creating Salt Caves in the west?

Accidental discoveries

Salt therapy can be traced back to the Grecian age as a wellness recommendation for those struggling with respiratory issues. The word “halo” means salt in Greek. In the 19th century, a Polish physician discovered that salt mine workers had healthier respiratory systems due to the constant inhalation of fine salt particulate. This unexpected discovery of speleotherapy (cave therapy) spurred the establishment of one of Europe’s first-ever therapeutic salt spas.

Salt caves are embraced by eastern Europe

Fastforwarding to the 1950s, European physicians created a clinical salt cave by mimicking natural salt cave conditions. The results were fantastic, and in the 80s and 90s, salt caves began opening all over Europe – even integrating with hospitals and medical clinics for a more holistic approach to health! Today, you can find dozens of salt spas and salt caves in Eastern Europe. In Hungary, the treatment is recommended by doctors and is even covered by health insurance.

The US finally catches on

Today in the US, salt therapy is slowly becoming respected as an important modality in a holistic approach to wellness and health. This is your opportunity to join us in making history. When you fund this campaign, you will be putting Ferndale and Whatcom County on the map as home to Washington’s second Himalayan Salt Cave!

This art rendering depicts our design concept for the future salt cave at Flow Motion, featuring a beautiful saltwater waterfall.

What will be offered in the new Salt Cave?

We want everyone to have access to this amazing offering! That’s why we’re integrating Salt Cave access into our existing Silver & Gold membership offerings (WITHOUT raising the price) for an absolutely incredible value! We’re also adding access to the Salt Cave to our Therapeutic Care punch card to offer a bulk discount on sessions purchased and allowing guests single salt cave sessions at a drop-in rate.

HaloTherapy Sessions

Community Halotherapy sessions will be offered several times a day in the Salt Cave. Sit back & relax in zero-gravity recliners inside of the Salt Cave for whole-body relaxation as you breathe in a super-fine, medical-grade salt particulate in the air that has been finely crushed & ground by a halogenerator.

Salt Cave Yoga Workshops

Experiencing yoga in our Salt Cave will bring a sweetness to your practice. Himalayan Salt is known for balancing your energetic field with negative ions, leaving you feeling even more refreshed, centered, and energized after your practice.

Sound Baths

We’re deeply looking forward to this precious experience of community. With solid Himalayan Salt Bricks & Boulders lining all walls of the cave, your body, mind, and spirit will all be deeply nourished by the melodic reverberation of therapeutic sound. Several Flow Motion practitioners are being certified this spring through the Vibrational Sound Association to bring this experience to the community at Flow Motion!

Meditation

Can you imagine a more magical meditation experience than in a himalayan Salt Cave?! We can’t, and we seriously cannot wait for this! We’ll be offering meditation classes and opening the salt cave for private meditation bookings.

Exclusive Massage Bookings

A couple’s massage in our Himalayan Salt Cave is both an intimate and therapeutic experience. In view of the magnificent waterfall and with the negative ion effects of the salt cave, you’ll enjoy a deeper state of relaxation than you’ve ever experienced in your massage. Our standard Massage Room and Energy Healing Room will also receive a renovation after our Kickstarter campaign is successfully funded with Himalayan Salt Bricks. Every massage or energy healing session at Flow Motion will be enhanced by a negative ion bath.

Host your workshop or class

Are you a healing practitioner? If so, the Salt Cave is a beautiful place to host your next workshop, energy healing training, or Reiki share.

What are the benefits of Salt Therapy?

ENERGY BOOST

The level of salt in our bodies affect our cell activity and energy level. Salt is antimicrobial and antibacterial, making it a natural disinfectant. Himalayan Salt contains up to 84 elements and trace elements, making it healthier than empty, processed salt. Dry salt air is more powerful than moist air for respiratory support. Salt ions purify the air and may help reduce physical ailments.

MOOD BOOST

Negatively charged ions from the Himalayan Salt naturally improve our mood. It reduces stress, headaches, and aids in better sleep patterns. It acts as a gentle detoxifying experience, helping you release tension.

HEALTH BOOST

Inhaling super-fine medical grade salt particulate may reduce inflammation and mucus in the lungs, improving symptoms associated with respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinus congestion, and mild Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Studies have shown that people with asthma and other ailments breath easier after halotherapy. Many skin conditions are also improved because pure mineral salts have natural moisturizing properties and support the skin’s water balance and barrier function. Salt is a natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antimicrobial. Dr. R. Richard Leinhardt, an ENT facial plastic surgeon in New York City who was a 9/11 first responder, says, “Saline in the lungs is key to eliminating toxins that we either inhale or otherwise come into contact with and salt allows the body to excrete impurities through ion exchange.”

We’ve bundled up 11 amazing Kickstarter Rewards for you to choose from! Read closely – many rewards INCLUDE EVERYTHING from previous rewards. The more you pledge, the more you receive!

We encourage every student to take a variety of classes to discover which instructor’s method works best for you! Just like our student body, every instructor has a unique style and story… it’s part of what we love about our community!

Quantities of each reward are LIMITED… but the ideas are endless!
Gift packages to your clients & referral partners
Purchase a gift for your partner or family member!
Plan a future Salt Cave day with friends

Scroll to read full details on each Kickstarter Reward below. All rewards have a delivery date of January 2019, when the new salt cave will be open for use!

Pledge $5 or more
Your REWARD: Behind-the-Scenes Salt Cave Creation

It takes a lot of research, creativity, and passion (not to mention hard work) to take something like a Himalayan Salt Cave from an idea to something real that people can enjoy.

Follow along as Whatcom County’s first Himalayan Salt Cave becomes a reality with the help of your pledge! You will receive a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the salt cave, design, and construction updates along the way.

Pledge $25 or more
Your REWARD: Salt Therapy Session

Receive one deeply rejuvenating Salt Therapy Session (HaloTherapy) in the Salt Cave. Your visit includes time after your session to decompress in our Relaxation Lounge. Enjoy a cup of hot tea, restore your senses with our aromatherapy bar, and hang out with a good book from our library in a massage chair (a $45 value).

Personally select your own votive candle holder carved out of pink Himalayan salt after your HaloTherapy session (a $19 value).

You will receive 1 ticket to the VIP backers-party for a private sneak peak of the Himalayan Salt Cave before the general public reveal (a $34 value).

Bonus: a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the salt cave, design, and construction updates along the way.

Pledge $49 or more
Your REWARD: Salt Cave Sound Bath or Salt Cave Yoga Workshop

Balance and ground with one session of your choice to attend: either a 90 minute Salt Cave Yoga Workshop or a 90 minute Salt Cave Sound Bath (a $45 value).

Receive one deeply rejuvenating Salt Therapy Session (HaloTherapy) in the Salt Cave. Your visit includes time after your session to decompress in our Relaxation Lounge. Enjoy a cup of hot tea, restore your senses with our aromatherapy bar, and hang out with a good book from our library in a massage chair (a $45 value).

You will receive 1 ticket to the VIP backers-party for a private sneak peak of the Himalayan Salt Cave before the general public reveal (a $34 value).

Bonus: a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the salt cave, design, and construction updates along the way.

Pledge $79 or more
Your REWARD: Himalayan Salt Lamp & Cave Sessions

With this pledge, you’ll be able to personally select one of our best-selling-sized, natural-shaped Himalayan salt lamps (a $49 value).

Balance and ground yourself with one session of your choice to attend: either a 90 minute Salt Cave Yoga Workshop or a 90 minute Salt Cave Sound Bath (a $45 value).

Receive one deeply rejuvenating Salt Therapy Session (HaloTherapy) in the Salt Cave. Your visit includes time after your session to decompress in our Relaxation Lounge. Enjoy a cup of hot tea, restore your senses with our aromatherapy bar, and hang out with a good book from our library in a massage chair (a $45 value).

Bonus: a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the salt cave, design, and construction updates along the way.

Pledge $199 or more
Your REWARD: Therapeutic Care Card

With this pledge, you’ll receive one Therapeutic Care Card to use for yourself or gift to a friend. Our digital punch card includes 10 sessions of your choice: Infrared Therapy Sauna, Zero-Gravity Massage Chair, or Salt Therapy Session in the Himalayan Salt Cave. Each visit includes time after your session to decompress in our Relaxation Lounge. Enjoy a cup of hot tea, restore your senses with our aromatherapy bar, and hang out with a good book from our library in a massage chair (a $450 value).

You will receive 1 ticket to the VIP backers-party for a private sneak peak of the Himalayan Salt Cave before the general public reveal (a $34 value).

Bonus: a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the salt cave, design, and construction updates along the way.

Pledge $299 or more
Your REWARD: Private Yoga Lesson in the Salt Cave

Enjoy an ion bath & the blissful sounds of the salt-water waterfall during your one hour private yoga lesson in the salt cave with your favorite teacher at Flow Motion!

We close down our Himalayan Salt Cave just for your private session (a $270 value), but with only three sessions available per teacher you’ll want to pledge soon to reserve your favorite! Please email to inquire or to reserve a spot with your favorite teacher before it’s gone!

Laura Orso

3 Sessions

Staci Ransom

3 Sessions

Summer Cushman

3 Sessions

Elena Ivaschenko

3 Sessions

Click here to learn more about each of our wonderful instructors!

We more than double the value of your pledge with one Therapeutic Care Card to use for yourself or gift to a friend. Our digital punch card includes 10 sessions of your choice: Infrared Therapy Sauna, Zero-Gravity Massage Chair, or Salt Therapy Session in the salt cave. Each visit includes time after your session to decompress in our Relaxation Lounge. Enjoy a cup of hot tea, restore your senses with our aromatherapy bar, and hang out with a good book from our library in a massage chair (a $450 value).

You will receive 2 tickets to the VIP backers-party for a private sneak peak of the Himalayan Salt Cave before the general public reveal (a $68 value).

Bonus: a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the salt cave, design, and construction updates along the way.

Pledge $299 or more
Your REWARD: Massage & Energy Healing in the Salt Cave

Massage Therapy, Reflexology, essential oil AromaTouch, Reiki, & Sound Baths are all excellent options for moving your body and brain into deep states of relaxation, but a session next to a salt-water waterfall inside of a Himalayan Salt Cave bathed in negative ions provides unbeatable bliss.

We close down our Himalayan Salt Cave just for your private session (a $270 value), but with only three sessions available per practitioner you’ll want to pledge soon to reserve your favorite! Please email to inquire or to reserve a spot with your favorite practitioner before it’s gone!

Essential Oil AromaTouch with Alyssa Springs

3 Sessions

Healing Sound Bath with Alyssa Springs

3 Sessions

Reflexology Session with Michele Nagy

3 Sessions

Massage Therapy Session with Caroline

3 Sessions

Click here to learn more about each of our wonderful instructors!

We more than double the value of your pledge with one Therapeutic Care Card to use for yourself or gift to a friend. Our digital punch card includes 10 sessions of your choice: Infrared Therapy Sauna, Zero-Gravity Massage Chair, or Salt Therapy Session in the salt cave. Each visit includes time after your session to decompress in our Relaxation Lounge. Enjoy a cup of hot tea, restore your senses with our aromatherapy bar, and hang out with a good book from our library in a massage chair (a $450 value).

You will receive 2 tickets to the VIP backers-party for a private sneak peak of the Himalayan Salt Cave before the general public reveal (a $68 value).

Bonus: a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the salt cave, design, and construction updates along the way.

Pledge $999 or more
Your REWARD: Annual Silver Membership

Enjoy an annual membership to Flow Motion at the Silver level. This membership includes unlimited access to yoga, infrared hot yoga, and fitness classes along with our specialty yoga workshops. Enjoy unlimited access to the Relaxation Lounge with hot tea bar and aromatherapy bar, Co-Working Lounge complete with foot spas, and the Zero-Gravity Massage Lounge.

The annual membership has an added benefit over the monthly membership option with 12 sessions of your choice: Infrared Therapy Sauna or Salt Therapy sessions in our Himalayan Salt Cave, available for immediate booking. You’ll receive 3,000 rewards points on your account for selecting the annual membership (that’s enough for a complementary massage). You can also pause your membership for one month during the year. Our annual members typically save one month’s membership dues, but with our Kickstarter annual option you’ll save almost $200!

After the reveal of our Himalayan Salt Cave, every Silver member will enjoy unlimited access to the salt cave (when salt therapy sessions are not in progress) to relax & unwind with an ion bath & enjoy the peaceful sounds of the salt-water waterfall. Meditate, relax, nap, or contemplate to your heart’s content with this new Silver Membership feature.

Click here to read about our fabulous Silver Membership in greater detail.

After the reveal of our Himalayan Salt Cave, every Silver member will enjoy unlimited access to the salt cave (when salt therapy sessions are not in progress) to relax & unwind with an ion bath & enjoy the peaceful sounds of the salt-water waterfall. Meditate, relax, nap, or contemplate to your heart’s content with this new Silver Membership feature.

You will receive 2 tickets to the VIP backers-party for a private sneak peak of the Himalayan Salt Cave before the general public reveal (a $68 value).

Bonus: a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the salt cave, design, and construction updates along the way.

Our annual memberships are extremely popular, so we’re limiting this reward to only 15 members

Pledge $1,999 or more
Your REWARD: Annual Salt Therapy Membership

Enjoy an annual membership to Flow Motion with a Salt Therapy Membership. This is the perfect option for someone interested in the therapeutic aspects of the Himalayan Salt Cave as well as self-care through stress management. This membership gives you access to one Salt Therapy session (HaloTherapy) per day for a year. It also includes access to our salt cave all year (when salt therapy sessions are not in progress) to relax and unwind with an ion bath and enjoy the peaceful sounds of the salt-water waterfall. Meditate, relax, nap, or contemplate to your heart’s content with the new Salt Therapy Membership.

With this membership, you’ll also enjoy unlimited access to the Relaxation Lounge with hot tea bar and aromatherapy bar, Co-Working Lounge complete with foot spas, and the Zero-Gravity Massage Lounge. You’ll receive 3,000 rewards points on your account for selecting the annual membership (that’s enough for a complementary massage). You can also pause your membership for one month during the year. With our Kickstarter annual option you’ll save almost $400 a year compared to our monthly option.

You will receive 2 tickets to the VIP backers-party for a private sneak peak of the Himalayan Salt Cave before the general public reveal (a $68 value).

Bonus: a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the salt cave, design, and construction updates along the way.

We’re only offering 5 Annual Salt Therapy Memberships

Pledge $4,999 or more
Your REWARD: Lifetime Silver Membership

Enjoy a membership to Flow Motion for LIFE at the Silver level. As prices inevitably increase as years pass, you will enjoy the stability that this deal offers by never paying for your membership again. Your lifetime Silver Membership includes unlimited access to yoga, infrared hot yoga, and fitness classes along with our specialty yoga workshops. Enjoy unlimited access to the Relaxation Lounge with hot tea bar and aromatherapy bar, Co-Working Lounge complete with foot spas, and the Zero-Gravity Massage Lounge. This membership gets even better with your choice of 1 session each month: Infrared Therapy Sauna or Salt Therapy session in our Himalayan Salt Cave.

With this membership, you’ll also enjoy unlimited access to the Relaxation Lounge with hot tea bar and aromatherapy bar, Co-Working Lounge complete with foot spas, and the Zero-Gravity Massage Lounge. You’ll receive 3,000 rewards points on your account for selecting the annual membership (that’s enough for a complementary massage). You can also pause your membership for one month during the year. With our Kickstarter annual option you’ll save almost $400 a year compared to our monthly option.

After the reveal of our Himalayan Salt Cave, every Silver member will enjoy unlimited access to the salt cave (when salt therapy sessions are not in progress) to relax and unwind with an ion bath and enjoy the peaceful sounds of the salt-water waterfall. Meditate, relax, nap, or contemplate to your heart’s content with this new Silver Membership feature.

As a Lifetime Silver Member, you will also be grandfathered into any future upgrades or improvements to this membership- for life!

You’ll also be recognized on a special plaque prominently on display at Flow Motion for your contribution.

You will receive 4 tickets to the VIP backers-party for a private sneak peak of the Himalayan Salt Cave before the general public reveal (a $136 value).

Bonus: a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the salt cave, design, and construction updates along the way.

We’re only offering 3 LIFETIME Silver Memberships

Pledge $9,999 or more
Your REWARD: Lifetime Gold Exclusive Membership

Become a Flow Motion celebrity as the only person to enjoy a membership for LIFE at the Gold Exclusive level. This membership includes unlimited access to yoga, infrared hot yoga, and fitness classes along with our specialty yoga workshops. Enjoy unlimited access to the Relaxation Lounge with hot tea bar and aromatherapy bar, Co-Working Lounge complete with foot spas, and the Zero-Gravity Massage Lounge.

This membership gets even better with a massage or energy healing session included each month along with your choice of 4 sessions: Infrared Therapy Sauna or Salt Therapy sessions.

After the reveal of our Himalayan Salt Cave, every Gold Exclusive member will enjoy unlimited access to the salt cave (when salt therapy sessions are not in progress) to relax and unwind with an ion bath and enjoy the peaceful sounds of the salt-water waterfall. Meditate, relax, nap, or contemplate to your heart’s content with this new Gold Exclusive Membership feature.

Each month, choose any one of our Salt Cave Sound Baths or Salt Cave Yoga Workshops to bliss out at, another new Gold Exclusive Membership feature!

As the ONLY Lifetime Gold Exclusive Member, you will be grandfathered into any future upgrades or improvements to this membership- for life!

You’ll also be recognized on a special plaque prominently on display at Flow Motion for your contribution.

You will receive 4 tickets to the VIP backers-party for a private sneak peak of the Himalayan Salt Cave before the general public reveal (a $136 value).

Bonus: a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the salt cave, design, and construction updates along the way.

We’re only offering 1 LIFETIME Gold Exclusive Membership

WE’RE LIVE ON KICKSTARTER APRIL 9TH!

If the salt cave isn’t 100% funded, it won’t happen. That’s why it’s so critical that we reach 25% of our goal on launch day. Make sure to attend our Spring Reveal on April 7 + 8th from 11-4:00 pm for live Q & A with Alyssa Springs as well as art renderings of the finished cave!

Book a personal tour of the studio!