Yes, you read that right. I decided to try the healing powers of a Himalayan salt cave as my “new thing” for February. A few months ago, my mom and I saw a Groupon offer for this and were intrigued. The Himalayan Salt Cave at Timeless Spa and Salt Cave boasted therapeutic benefits for sinuses, allergies, asthma, stress, skin, swelling, heart problems, and more. We figured, why not?
We booked our time for a Saturday afternoon and did what anyone trying something brand new would do: wondered what we were getting ourselves into. All we were sure of was that we had to wear white socks into the cave, and any type of comfortable clothing would do.
Timeless Spa and Salt Cave offered a very clean environment and was clearly a popular spot on a Saturday afternoon. The salt cave session before ours was full, along with the session afterwards. Individuals were checking in for massages and taking their seats in the waiting area.
As soon as we checked in, we were instructed to leave coats, water bottles, and cell phones outside of the cave. Purses were allowed but any liquid could result in corrosion. Our spa day sounded serious. We went into the cave and selected two lounge chairs near the back. Each of the ten chairs had a blanket hung over the back in case we got cold.
Once all ten salt cavers were inside, an employee came in and let us know there were 11,000 pounds of salt in the cave. Yes, 11,000 pounds. I’ll let that sink in for a minute. Nearly everywhere we looked was either made out of a salt brick, or covered in Himalayan salt. Even the floor was covered in salt. These guys weren’t messing around! The air was full of properties from the Himalayan salt, which consisted of Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Copper, Bromine, Iodine, Iron, and many other minerals. The employee reminded us that we wanted to breathe things in, so that should be our focus for the session. We’d be breathing in as much salt in 45 minutes as we would with three full days at the beach.
The session started and a voice over came on and reminded us of the benefits of the salt cave. The remaining 45 minutes were filled with soothing nature sounds and low lighting. The ceiling was covered in twinkling lights, too. Both my mom and I felt like we blinked and it was over.
It was an extremely relaxing experience and both my mom and I said we felt different afterwards. We couldn’t quite place how or why, but we both recognized that we felt different, and in a good way. This is a new thing we would try again!