My first exposure to crystals, metaphysical science, and spirituality was in “the land of enchantment,” otherwise known as New Mexico. Quite honestly it was never on my radar to visit but luckily I ended up going for the first time in 2011. My mind was totally blown by the pinkish and orange landscapes of the mesa and high dessert. The icing on that cake was a culture that embraced aspects of healing with gifts from the Earth!
It seemed everywhere I turned there was a gift shop selling a multitude of crystals and information on the metaphysical properties that were associated with each one. I thought it was an interesting idea and beautiful notion: to heal the mind, body, and spirit with these sparkly, shiny, and unique minerals that the Earth had created!
After my first life changing and inspiring trip to New Mexico I decided to make alternative and holistic health my career path. I enrolled in the massage therapy program at the Lexington Healing Arts in Lexington, KY and earned my license in 2012. I immediately opened my private studio where I integrated a few other modalities with massage. During my private practice, I became certified in Aromatherapy, Reiki, and Craniosacral therapy. I incorporated smudging, crystals, and tuning forks into my practice.
It was on a trip to Asheville to get my certification in Aromatherapy that I first discovered a salt cave. I couldn't believe I had never heard of them and went to experience it the next day. It felt like a sacred space and it was incredibly beautiful and healing. I liked it so much I had an interest back then of building and owning one but I was busy with my massage practice at the time. A few years down the road the opportunity to build one in Louisville presented itself and was a good time in my life to do so.
My inspiration for building the cave was a need to share the healing benefits that the Earth had gifted us. Another attractive concept was to give people a beautiful, quiet, and healing atmosphere where they could disconnect from the technology and busyness of daily life.
I felt strongly that humans were not meant to be slaves to technology. We are inundated with a constant stream of information and news and I’m not sure our minds are designed to process so much information all the time.
The Cave is my place to disconnect, I hope it can also be a place of purpose for you.