Salt room: 3 advantages and 3 disadvantages of the project
The salt room is a special room where oxygen is saturated with microscopic fragments of salt, which is pumped by a halogenerator. It is believed that ionic oxygen has a positive effect on human health and strengthens the immune system. How to open a salt cave from scratch is the topic of this article.
Halotherapy is a popular wellness service. The salt cave as a business has every prospect of becoming profitable and profitable.
Weakened immunity of citizens, poor environmental situation provoke diagnoses of the respiratory system. Allergies, frequent colds, inflamed adenoids or sinusitis, skin diseases are considered indications for visiting a salt cave.
You can visit the salt room not only for treatment, but also for the prevention of these diseases, because such a visit is completely harmless and will not harm even an absolutely healthy person.
The target audience of the salt room is quite wide.
persons of the older age group;
the adult population from 30 to 45 years old are solvent people who care about their health.
Benefits of a business idea:
the popularity of the service is growing – today those who take care of their health are ready to pay well for it;
fast payback period of investments;
low competition in some regions;
there are contraindications to the procedure. Under adverse circumstances, there is a risk of litigation. To insure yourself, work only on the basis of a contract;
seasonality – in the warm months the number of visitors decreases. People are trying to improve the quality of life in natural conditions.
Read also how to open an oxygen bar.
How to make a salt cave: choosing a business format
To make a salt cave from scratch, first decide on a business format.
How to make a salt cave
a small room at home, in utility rooms;
rent of retail space;
independent room equipment.
As for the salt room based on your own home, this option is more suitable for a narrow circle of users and will not bring serious dividends. It can be considered as a source of additional income.
If you are planning to rent a ready-made establishment, you will only need to maintain it – wages, utility bills, current advertising and consumables.
The decision to equip the cave yourself requires an impressive investment. You can do all the work yourself. We will cover how to do this in the section below.
The second option is to order a turnkey salt room. If funds are limited, consider a franchise business. This saves investments during the startup phase.
Instructions on how to open a salt cave
If you decide to open a salt room, but do not yet have practical business experience, follow the following algorithm:
Decide on a concept. Identify the target audience. Analyze the service market in your region, find out if there are competitors and what they offer visitors. Identify your own competitive advantages – they will help attract customers.
Register your activity. Since the format of the project does not involve the provision of medical manipulations, you do not need to take a license. The ideal solution is to register an individual entrepreneur. The advantages of the legal form are a minimum of taxes and financial statements, ease of registration. The IP registration certificate will be ready five working days after the application is submitted. State duty – 800 rubles. Additionally, permits from the fire authorities and the sanitary service will be required.
Rent a space. The minimum usable area is 7 square meters. Mandatory requirements – good ventilation, heating system, compliance with hygiene standards. Otherwise, the establishment may be closed.
Purchase equipment. The basic unit and the most expensive item of expenditure is the halogenerator. Keep in mind that the equipment is produced in two types – medical halogenerators and household ones. If you choose the first option, you will have to obtain a license.
Make a financial plan. Decide on the costs, calculate the initial investment, include in the estimate the current costs of maintaining the salt cave. At this stage, it is necessary to soberly assess the economic feasibility of the project.
Hire employees. The standard staff is two administrators, a cleaner and an accountant.
Advice! It is not advisable to hire a specialist – contact outsourcing. The services of an accountant will cost 7-8 thousand rubles. For a slight increase in salary, administrators can keep order on their own, and you will save on a cleaning lady