“A salt cave? What’s that?” That’s what I said when I saw an ad for a Himalayan salt cave in North Vancouver, British Columbia, called Saltwonder.
Himalayan salt is millions of years old and pure, untouched by many of the toxins and pollutants that pervade other forms of ocean salt. Most people who eat ‘healthy’ have switched from regular, over-processed & chemically altered ‘table salt’ to sea salt or Himalayan salt. There are many said benefits of Himalayan salt.
‘Halotherapy’ or salt therapy, is a growing alternative method for improving a multitude of ailments. Spending time in one of these salt rooms is meant to offer health benefits that may improve respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, colds, and some skin conditions.
I made my first visit to Saltwonder with my dear friend, and it was rather exciting and curious. The owner, Nuca, nicely greets you as you enter the reception area and explains what to expect during your visit. You can either remove your shoes and be barefoot, or leave your shoes on and wear shoe covers. We decided to go barefoot to capture the whole experience 🙂 Then you simply enter the ‘salt cave’ room quietly, walking atop salt crystals on the floor, and select a comfy reclining chair to perch upon and relax. It’s very easy to meditate amongst the soothing music, water feature and being surrounded by the Himalayan salt rocks. A session is 1 hour long. The first session price is only $25! So it’s well worth trying out.
I don’t really have any health conditions by which I could tell if it helped me, but it was a beautiful visit with my dear friend and we left feeling so relaxed.
So maybe give this a try someday just to experience a unique way to relax!
Please enjoy the photos below by clicking on the first one. The best photos are on Saltwonder’s website here.