When we were invited to the Salt Cave of Southlake, we had no clue what to expect. A cave? Filled with Himalayan salt? Was this supposed to be a completely blissful spa experience, or some sort of holistic therapy?
As it turns it, we got a little bit of both.
The relaxation cave
For those of you who’ve visited spas, you might think you’d be walking into a large sauna wearing just a robe (we did). Wrong. Instead, upon being greeted by the gracious staff and learning all about the benefits of salt therapy (which we’ll address shortly), we were directed into the aptly named relaxation cave. Not at all like a dark or foreboding cave, we walked in to find a cool, dimly lit room filled with lounge chairs and blankets. After we plopped into the cushy chairs, wrapped up in blankets and accepted mimosas, we prepared for a total therapeutic sensation.
The halotherapy experience itself involves deep breathing to allow the Himalyan salt in the body to work it’s magic. What one might not notice upon entering the room is that is indeed a man-made salt cave, with the walls literally coated in it and the air vents slowly diffusing even more. Even the lamps are made of salt. They explain that breathing in the salt exposes one to it’s negative ions, and those in turn alleviate respiratory and skin problems.
even more salty sessions
While this ultra-relaxing experience is no doubt one of a kind, it is not the only route the Salt Cave of Southlake offers. There are four ways to take in the halotherapy, including a yoga experience and a computer-controlled salt bed, which resembles a tanning bed in looks alone. There’s even a kid’s salt cave that we saw for ourselves, with salt acting as makeshift play sand. It’s a great way to allow children to reap the benefits of halotherapy, and it sure beats hauling the kids to the allergist’s office. Moms love it.
So what exactly are the benefits of halotherapy, aside from the fact that it’s totally and completely relaxing? There are many.
“[It’s] 100 percent anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial,” Shelly Jackson, the Salt Cave of Southlake’s owner and a registered nurse, told Texas Homes for Sale. "These amazing properties help treat the symptoms of many common ailments, including cold [and] flu, asthma, allergies, as well as skin ailments like psoriasis, eczema and acne.”
For those interested, there are a number of bundle plans and walk-in options available for prospective customers.
SOUTHLAKE LOCATIONSalt Cave of Southlake
200 N. Kimball Ave. Ste.206
Southlake, TX 76092