Two years ago I nearly died from pneumonia. Upon release from my ten day stay in the ICU, my pulmonologist recommended regular salt cave sessions at 5 Star Salt Caves for my damaged respiratory system. My full expected recovery was projected to be two years. After 9 months of regular salt cave sessi... See More
It was a strange and wonderful experience, The only reason I am giving it a 4 is because it was chilly so it was difficult to relax and my neighbors on both sides snored :) That said I have felt relaxed and sleepy the rest of the day and the staff was lovely. ... See More
Today was my first time and I enjoyed it so much. I have been fighting a sinus infection for a month and hoping this will help. The ladies at the front desk are very helpful, nice and are pleased to answer any questions. We will be back for sure.... See More
Hello! I have had a couple of different experiences at the 5 Star Salt Caves. I did the ionic foot bath (grossed me out to see all the toxins and to match the colors to specific issues in the body. Very accurate for my body. I have experienced the Salt Cave, very relaxing, so much I fell asleep ... See More
I'm hooked! This is the most amazing experience to feel totally calm and refreshed in less than an hour. The first 10 mins I was mesmerized by looking around, then suddenly felt just quiet and calm. About halfway through my lungs felt lighter and clearer (I'm still feeling lingering effects of a bou... See More
This was such an awesome experience! So relaxing and beautiful. I came out refreshed and feeling really at peace and energetic. This is really a 5 star experience. Staff was absolutely professional. This was a salt cave done to perfection. ... See More
AMAZING! In the beginning, I felt a heaviness in my chest, but it quickly subsided and I started to feel my body calm down. I could almost feel my blood pressure decreasing as I sat there. It was the best 50 minutes I had that didn't involve a massage.... See More
This was my first time in a salt cave and it was absolutely wonderful! I had the sensation of floating and experienced deep relaxation. The cave is beautiful and the staff very friendly. I plan on making this salt cave a part of my wellness routine. ... See More
The Salt Cave is definitely a relaxing experience. I don't remember being in a room with 10 people and it being so quiet. Was amazed when the lights went up. I couldn't believe 50 minutes had passed. It felt like 20 minutes. The blankets provided are a nice touch. I purchased this visit with G... See More
I brought my friend with me for the detox package (foot bath, sauna and salt cave), and we left feeling tremendously peaceful! The following day, I felt as though a huge burden was lifted from me, and felt the most comfortable in my body that I have in many months! I'm definitely going to make th... See More
This is a great experience. What a wonderful place! Very nice surprise to find this in the city - take me away! I highly recommend!
This was our first time here and it was great. The staff was incredibly helpful and we both felt incredibly relaxed. Highly recommend trying
Fantastic experience! Very relaxing! I will be going back...
My review on the 5 Star Salt Cave Wellness Center incorporating a sound bath of crystal bowls. I gifted my husband a special singing bowl event for Christmas! Here's how it went... A bit of background: Halotherapy (salt therapy) clears pollens, viruses, pollutants, and toxins out of the lungs, and nasal passageways, preventing illness. Your respiratory tract will feel rejuvenated with the regular use of halotherapy. While in the cave, I definitely noticed I could breathe more easily and it seemed to have been like magic because my nasal passages opened right up so I could breathe deeply and fully. Sound baths use repetitive notes at different frequencies to help bring your focus away from your thoughts. Generally, these sounds are created with traditional crystal bowls, gemstone bowls, cymbals, and gongs. Each instrument creates a different frequency that vibrates in your body and helps guide you to the meditative and restorative state. Similar to how a yoga class works, each instructor has their own way of creating the flow of a sound bath. Essentially, a sound bath is a meditation class that aims to guide you into a deep meditative state while you're enveloped in ambient sound played by a sound therapist. I did some research on this before, and studies proved that music (in general) can lower blood pressure, decrease pulse rate and assists the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for digestion and some metabolic processes. By using particular combinations of rhythms and frequencies, it is possible to shift our normal beta state (alert, concentrating, reacting) to an alpha (creative, relaxed), and even theta (meditative state) and delta (deep sleep; where restoring and healing can occur). This was our first time, and it left me feeling calm, relaxed & recharged. When we walked into the salt cave at 5 Star, it had spots set up for us with blankets and reclining chairs. It looked like a professional napping set-up, and I was instantly in heaven. The first 15 minutes were filled with breath work and I kept getting distracted by the performance of the instructor. Then I started focusing on the sounds, the environment, and my breathing, and something changed. By the last hour, I felt like I was asleep but was also fully aware of my surroundings. It was wild — I tried to get into a meditative state, and quiet my mind. Not all sound therapists use the same instruments, either. But they should all share the goal of leaving you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Take your time finding the right sound bath for you and treat it the same way you would find your favorite exercise class: through trial and error. The Bottom Line (and the Small Print) Sound baths can be an excellent way to meditate, especially if you're in a rut with your usual self-care routine. However, not every sound bath, nor every person's experience, is the same. Some people find sound baths challenging, and it isn’t unusual to feel frustrated the first 20 or 30 minutes as you work to clear your mind. But as long as you try to focus on the sounds, your breath, and being present, you will likely experience some level of relaxation, even if you don't reach a meditative state. By the end of the session, I wished it was longer, like when you go to a good massage session. It was worth the cost & I would definitely do it again! 👍
First time salt caver dweller here and I can't wait to go back! The atmosphere was relaxing, clean and warm. Staff was friendly and welcoming. Very easy to locate from the street and had no problem with parking late afternoon on a weekday. If you're there early enough I suggest trying Overt coffee shop right next door!
What a great find - such a cool experience. My friends and I booked an hour session in the salt cave on Saturday. Only one in our party had been before and... more
I came here because I got a gift certificate. I got a massage which was very good and my husband did the salt cave. During the massage, you could hear... more
Relax, breathe deep, and take a short cat nap. Seriously, my reason to come here. I had been having troubles with sleeping so thought I'd check out... more