Rest-Relax-Restore at Galos Salt Cave!
This little salt cave is close to my house so I finally decided to check it out! It’s in the same building as the Jolly Inn Polish Restaurant located in the Dunning Square neighborhood on the edge of Chicago by Niles.
I just returned from a trip to Romania where I visited Turda Salt Mine this giant working salt mine is known for its beautiful caverns and the lake all the way at the bottom! It is listed in Atlas Obscura as a top attraction in Romania.
There is a number of benefits just from breathing in the air in these caves.The air in the cave is saturated with Iodine and Salt particles and spending time in the cave is supposed to stimulate your immune system and help reduce inflammation. There are many other health benefits as well for salt including clearing respiratory ailments and bathing in it is good for skin disorders.
Coming back to Chicago we don’t exactly have working salt mines to hang out in which is why I got excited when I saw a Groupon deal for Galos Caves!
Now of course this is a man made cave! But the salt itself is imported from Crimea from 100% pure Black Sea salt- kind of close to where I just was in Romania. There is a little gift shop in the front where you can buy bath salts or cooking salt. You have to make an appointment to visit the cave and the treatment last 45 minutes. They suggest dressing comfortable and wearing clean white socks. I guess the clean socks are to preserve the cleanliness of the salt.
Once inside the atmosphere is extremely peaceful and relaxing. This would be a good place to meditate or just zone out, especially if you are stressed out.
Many people who I do Akashic Record Readings for-including me are highly sensitive and empathic. Which means we absorb or pick up energy from people and the environment. Visiting the cave is not only relaxing but will also help clear your energy field similar to smudging.
Galos Salt Caves are open
7 days a week, 9 AM to 9 PM
in the Jolly Inn Restaurant building
6501 West Irving Park Rd. Chicago Il 60634