The Salt Sanctuary Prepares For Open Weekend

Salt Sanctuary at Milton of Crathes

The Salt Sanctuary is home to the only dedicated salt therapy rooms in north-east Scotland with people having to travel to Inverness or Edinburgh to benefit from the therapy.

Situated at the Milton of Crathes, near Banchory, husband and wife team Lorna and Stuart Ewan have created a calm and peaceful oasis for customers to relax and enjoy the full benefits of salt therapy.

The sanctuary has two purpose designed salt rooms with a dedicated children’s room featuring games and a television to keep children entertained. The separate adult room makes the most of the building’s waterwheels which originate from when the building was originally a functioning mill, creating a truly unique, relaxing atmosphere.

Lorna and Stuart have been working towards this opening for the past two years after their family directly benefitted from the therapy.

Lorna said: “When our daughter was one-year old she suffered from recurring ear infections. We researched salt therapy and since her first session she has never looked back. My parents have also benefitted from salt therapy, particularly my father who has ongoing respiratory issues following treatment for cancer.

“We had been looking for a location for our business and when the building within the Milton village came up we jumped at the chance. It really is the most tranquil and calming of surroundings, we couldn’t have asked for a better setting for our therapeutic treatment rooms.

“Salt sessions, which last for 60 minutes, are suitable for all ages from six months upwards and can benefit overall wellness, respiratory and skin conditions. You can book your session time through our website, come along and just sit back in the therapy room and relax, enjoy our unique surroundings, listen to music or immerse yourself in your favourite book while benefiting from salt therapy.”

David Smart, Leys Estate Chief Executive, said: “The Milton complex offers a unique setting for businesses and fits so well with The Salt Sanctuary’s aim of promoting relaxation and wellbeing. At the Milton we have a diverse range of businesses from the Milton Brasserie to Atholl Countrywear, Milton Art Gallery and Robin’s Nest floristry. We are delighted to support Lorna and Stuart in their new venture and wish them every success.”

Lorna and Stuart hope to expand the business over time, providing a range of natural alternative treatments such as meditation, yoga, mindfulness, hypnotherapy and massage.

For more information about The Salt Sanctuary contact 01330 844580 or . Further information about salt therapy can be found via the Salt Therapy Association –