The Salt Escape - Salt Cave Therapy FAQ's
Q: What is Halo therapy?
A: Salt therapy, aka Halotherapy, is an alternative treatment for a wide variety of ailments and conditions: asthma, allergies, anxiety, inflammation, skin issues, and even the common cold. The salt is naturally anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antimicrobial. The treatment offers a unique, natural therapy that allows you to get a sense of peace and serenity, while simply breathing.
The air in the cave is full of negatively-charged ionized salt particles, 84 trace elements and minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, iodine, bromine, copper, selenium, and iron. These particles help to clear all pollens, viruses, pollutants and toxins of the lungs and nasal passageways, which in essence works to treat and prevent illness.
The salt also works to heal the body as soon as its negative ions enter the nasal passageway, which then travel through the respiratory tract and into the bloodstream to be dispersed throughout the body.
Q: What does a session entail?
Salt Therapy Sessions are 50-minutes inside the Cave, clients relax in zero-gravity chairs inside a dimly lit environment. Ocean sounds play to quiet your mind.
Q: Where does the salt come from?
A: Himalayan Pink Salt is imported from the Punjab, Pakistan region of the Himalayan mountains. It is said to be leftover from the primordial sea, which left behind the salt deposits as it evaporated.
Q: What do I wear inside the Cave?
A: For health and safety reasons, no shoes are allowed in the Cave. You must wear white socks for your session.
You have the freedom to wear whatever you would like inside the Cave, but we recommend dressing comfortably.
Q: Is the Cave hot like a sauna?
A: The Cave is very carefully temperature controlled to maintain the best environment for the salt. The temperate usually falls between 70 and 74 degrees, so if you tend to run cold, you may want to consider dressing a bit warmer. We offer blankets for extra coziness and comfort.
Q: Are children allowed in the Cave?
A: In both Arlington Heights and Batavia we offer private sessions for children under the age of 11. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Any child over the age of 11 that can sit quietly can attend a yoga or regular cave session. No electronics are permitted.
Q: How do I book a session?
A: You can book sessions online here, or call for an appointment.
Sessions run every hour on the hour.
Please arrive 15 min prior to the start of any session
Arlington Heights (847) 749-2645
Batavia (630) 708-7258
Q: How many people are in each session?
A: Depending on the location and the Cave, a Cave can hold anywhere from 6 - 13 people at one time. Depending on when your session is, there may or may not be other people in your session.
Q: Is Salt Therapy safe?
A: Salt Therapy is safe for just about everyone!
Q: Do I need to check with my doctor before making a session?
A: Salt Therapy is safe for virtually everyone, however, you are more than welcome to discuss with your doctor before experiencing a session inside the Cave.
Q: Can I bring my phone inside the salt cave?
A: Cell phones and other electronics are not permitted inside the Cave. You may leave your belongings in the provided cubbies, out in your car, or at home for the duration of your session.
Q: Will I need to shower immediately after a session?
A: You do not need to shower immediately after a session. You can carry on with your day as usual.
Q: How do I find out about upcoming events?
A: We love hosting events in our Caves and invite you to try out each of our special events and classes. All events are listed on our website as well as social media such as Facebook and Instagram. Join our mailing list below if you would prefer to receive emails about upcoming events.
Q: Do I need to book a session ahead of time?
A: We highly suggest booking your session ahead of time. You are welcome to join a session on a walk-in basis (arriving 15 min before the session time is highly suggested), but please keep in mind that sessions do fill and if a session is full, we may not be able to accommodate you.
Q: What happens if I’m late for my session?
A: Since our sessions begin promptly at the top of each hour, we ask you arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled session time. Once the session begins, we are not able to allow anyone to enter the Cave. If you are late and arrive after the session has started, we would be happy to reschedule your session should the schedule allow.
Q: Can I book a Cave for a private or group event?
A: Yes! All main and private Caves in all locations are available for private and/or group bookings. For pricing and availability, please email the location you would like to book directly.