Sweet success so far for Salt Room

Owners Ava and Raffi Mucikyan pose at the Salt Room, a spa and halotherapy center in Summerlin, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.

Describe your business.

Salt Room LV offers halotherapy for all ages, halo-massages, facials and body treatments, halo-yoga and halo-meditation, as well as art and yoga classes for kids. Salt rooms and the Salt Cave are also available for rent for private events.

What does Salt Therapy include? What are the benefits?

The Salt Room

Owners Ava and Raffi Mucikyan pose at the Salt Room, a spa and halotherapy center in Summerlin, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Launch slideshow »

Salt therapy, also referred to as halotherapy, is a drug-free, holistic therapy that recreates the microclimate of a salt cave and helps treat respiratory conditions such as cold, flu, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, sinus infections, sinusitis, rhinitis, hay fever and emphysema. The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of salt therapy treat skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.

What is your business philosophy?

My vision was to help people not only with their respiratory and skin disorders, but to create a safe space for people who are also dealing with the stresses of everyday life.

“Breathe well, live well” is our slogan.

What’s the most important part of your job?

I would hardly call it a job. It is a lifestyle, and a rewarding one. I love meeting our clients, talking to them about their concerns and seeing the smiles on their faces after they come out of a treatment.

What is the hardest part about doing business in Las Vegas?

Finding the right people and the honest people to do the work — especially construction. Otherwise, I think if you have the right intentions and the right mindset, nothing can stand in your way.

Salt Room LV

Address: 1958 Village Center Circle, Suite 7

Phone: 702-228-7258

Email: [email protected]


Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Owned/operated by: Ava and Raffi Mucikyan

In business since: 2014

What is the best part about doing business here?

The diversity is my favorite part. I see all kinds of people on a daily basis, with various cultural backgrounds and different interests in life. It is rewarding to see such diversity gather together under our roof, hang out in the Salt Cave and share experiences.

What obstacles has your business overcome?

We certainly had many obstacles building our Salt Cave, since it was something no one had built before. Salt is not very easy to work with, and it had to have a natural compound to go up on the walls with. We spent many sleepless nights working out details of design and construction, which took about six months.

What have you learned from the recession?

I started working for the banking industry during the recession, which gave me a lot of insight on consumers and small businesses. It was painful to see the immense increase of unemployment blue cards, which became a norm of daily transactions. It was equally painful to see so many small businesses shut down. I made it a point to educate small-business owners how important cash flow is. You should always be prepared for the rainy day, legislation changes, shifts in laws and even consumer spending. Change is the only constant thing in life. If you can’t keep up with the pace of change, you cannot catch the wave of success.

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