The Himalayan Salt Cave was definitely a first for me and I was a little uncertain what to expect. I called ahead and spoke with Brad, one of the owners, and he was extremely helpful. Brad explained how a therapy session works and put me at ease about my visit. When I arrived, he led me back to an area where I could put my belongings in a locker and take off my shoes.
The salt cave is a 'therapeutic dry salt microclimate' that always remains fifty-eight degrees. Once inside, I was guided to a lounge chair where I could sit back and relax. Brad brought a heated blanket and a warm neck pillow so I was comfortable and could unplug for a while. Soothing music fills the cave enhancing a contemplative environment and allowing the mind to de-stress. The session began with the soft sounding of a gong and lasted forty-five minutes.
What did I do during the session?
At first, it took me a while to turn off my thoughts. I had a million things running through my mind one of which was how being in a Himalayan salt cave was far out of my comfort zone. However, after a few minutes, I noticed my sinuses opening up and my mind letting go of the minutia and slipping into deep reflection and dare I say, meditation?