The Salt Cave is not a cave
Updated: Jul 16, 2019
The first time I heard the term salt cave I actually overheard a conversation at a networking event. Two women were talking about it. One of them had visited a salt cave and she was singing its praises. The immediate picture I got was of a dark, spooky cave with bats hanging upside down and dripping water. (Clearly I watch too much television) But I was thinking coal mine type action. I could picture rocks falling and me being blocked in. I could not figure out how salt played in that picture. So while the salt cave sounded intriguing I wasn't sold.Then I started wondering where there were even caves in Chicago, but I still wasn't curious enough to find out at that time.
Fast forward about a year and my friend announced that she had gone to the salt cave and she could breathe. She suffers with allergies, asthma etc. She said not only was she breathing better after a salt cave visit, but that she felt less stress.. Now I was starting to get really curious. I kept asking her questions. "What did it look like?" "Was it cold?" "Was it dark?" "Could I leave if I didn't like it?" I kept asking so many questions that she finally said, "Look you just need to go with me the next time I go" She went many more times before I made the decision to go with her. I was apprehensive, but I was nosey too, and I am a sucker for self-care and pampering.
My first impression of Primal Oceans Salt Cave located in LaGrange, IL was pleasant. The essential oil scent greeted us as we walked in. After we checked in we were shown to the locker area to put our personal items. No electronics are allowed in the cave. We also had to remove our shoes and put on the white socks they provided. You can wear whatever you like. Casual unrestricted clothes are best. We had a short wait because there are scheduled times for each salt cave session. They are every hour starting at 10:00 am. When it was finally our time to enter the cave I was excited. Finally I would get to see what it was all about.
The sale cave is a room that simulates natural salt caves with walls made of slabs of pink Himalayan salt. Upon entering you will feel crushed salt beneath your feet. Once you are seated in your reclining chair you will be covered with a soft blanket, given a headphone where soothing music plays softly. Before it starts you are instructed to relax and breath in the benefits of the salt saturated air. During your 45 minute session your body will absorb the negative ions that are emitted. The most important benefit of negative ions is that they clear the air of airborne allergens such as pollen, mold spores, bacteria and viruses. ... Negative ions perform this function by attaching themselves to positively charged particles in large numbers and negatively charging those particles. (WebMD) There are other benefits from visiting the salt cave. According to the Salt Therapy Association some of which are relief from respiratory ailments such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, colds and also some skin conditions like acne, eczema, rashes, rosacea. These are just a few of the benefits.
To me the salt cave is pure relaxation. It is my time to unwind. You are sitting in stillness and relaxing your mind. During my visits over the years I have used this time to pray, meditate, relax and I have even fallen asleep. It is where I get clarity on the things that are happening in my life. After every session i leave feeling at peace and calm. With all that I do and all of the busyness in my life, this quiet time is just what I need. Primal Oceans offers other options. Like the Aquascape Zen Bed, the Aquamassage, the Amethyst Bed, the Jade Roller Massage Bed and the Ionic Detox Footbath. I have enjoyed the Zen and Amethyst beds. Hopefully there is a salt cave in your city.
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