805 Boasts North Americas Largest Himalayan Salt Cave

by | Nov 1, 2015 | SALT CAVE NEWS

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Healthful Hangout: Inside the Salt Cave Santa Barbara

Nestled below the quaint steps of historic State Street, the Salt Cave in Santa Barbara are forged from 200 million-year-old Himalayan pink salt that seem to rise from the surrounding salt beds like some mythical village. Created from the crystalized sea salt beds of...

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RELAXING MEDITATION.
I did the 45-minute meditation. It was a great experience, very relaxing, pure bliss. Will most definitely be back!

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TEXTURIZING HAIR MIST!
This is the second product I’ve purchased from Salt Cave Santa Barbara and I love it. Smells great and makes my naturally curly hair feel great!

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Jennifer B.
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GREAT EXPERIENCE!
Seriously one of the best massage experiences I’ve had! Starting with the atmosphere, the tea lounge (prior to the massage) was already relaxing. Then my husband and I did the couple’s massage in the Salt Cave. I explained my problem areas and my sensitivity to massages. She was very gentle and understanding. I hated to leave the table once my time was up. I will definitely be going back!!!

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Brandy G
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THERAPY FOR FEET
Recd what I ordered quickly. Great product.

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Laura H.
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BEST LOTION!
I am obsessed with their lotion. It’s perfectly scented and has no greasy after-feel like other lotions.
Also love that it’s vegan!

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Joan
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HIMALAYAN SALT INFUSED MASSAGE BODY LOTION
I use this lotion all year long and my hands have yet to crack and bleed. I am a childcare provider that washes my hands many times a day and washes dishes in extremely hot water a few times a day as well. This is the only lotion I have used that keeps my hands soft and from cracking. Absolutely love it! Thank You!!

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Corie K.
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BEST OF SCRUBS – NON-DRYING AND SMELLS SO GOOD!
I will never be without this in my shower or tub. Great exfoliant but it also leaves your skin really soft.

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Marilyn S.
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WHAT AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
Went here for a couples massage. Walked out feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. The place has an amazing atmosphere and ambiance to it. The staff is wonderful, welcoming and friendly. The salt cave massage room is comfortable with low lighting and music. My masseuse was wonderful. He made sure to ask all the right questions about past and present conditions as well as areas I would like to focus on. We were never rushed to leave and were able to recover in a semi-private waiting room with water and tea. The store was also full of wonderful items that were priced very reasonably. Overall it was an amazing experience that I will definitely do again.

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Joe Z
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BOUGHT GIFT CARD
The process was so easy and they loved it!

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CBD WORKS WONDERS!
I have tried many other brands, but both the lotion and balm which are 500mg are the most effective for my healing process. Noticed a reduction in pain and inflammation immediately. Would highly recommend CBD products to anyone with sore or tight muscles.

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Peter C

Salt Cave RoomSanta Barbara resident Pam McCaskey is clear on one thing: salt changed her life. During a particularly hard time, McCaskey was introduced to her first salt cave while visiting her mother on the East Coast. After stepping in she felt a bond to the elements that surrounded her, reminding her of a deep connection to the earth and simultaneously melting her temporal burdens away. For McCaskey, salt aroused a natural spirituality that allowed her clarity, peace and ultimately, the ability to change her life for the better. Helping others to physically and mentally empower themselves became her mission, so she opened up North America’s largest Himalayan salt cave right here in Santa Barbara.

Follow a Spanish-style staircase down to a small store filled with all-things pink crystal, and you have arrived at the Salt Cave in Santa Barbara. Pam welcomed me in to her beautiful space, where rows and rows of products made locally from pink Himalayan sea salt line the walls and tables. From cooking blocks to shot glasses, massage bars to body scrubs, and salt lamps to candle holders, I learned that salt can be used for almost anything. When salt is consumed or 84 minerals and trace elements present in sea salt catalyze the body’s absorption of other vital elements, such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. Natural sea salt also promotes healthy internal functions, such as regulating water levels and preventing muscular cramps.

A large wooden door in one of the shop’s walls leads to an entirely different space – one that is even saltier. This is the Salt Cave. Pam treated me to a cave session where I could experience the benefits of breathing in salt-infused air. Himalayan salt has healing properties that help skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema, as well as respiratory problems like chronic asthma. I stepped into a large wooden room and noticed that I was completely surrounded by pink salt. From walls made of natural salt blocks and a ceiling covered in small stalactites to crunching over a sandbox-like floor of small salt crystals, I was completely immersed as I walked towards my designated lounge chair. I spent the next half-hour laying down on the floor and deeply breathing in a cleansing, subtle aroma that left me completely rejuvenated.

The salt that coats the walls and covers the floor is mined from ancient salt beds in the Khewra Salt Range of northern Pakistan, part of the Himalayan Mountain Range that was formerly a Paleolithic ocean. Over the years, the rock formations have exposed the dried ocean bed’s salt whose creation dates back over 200 million years. These rock beds are made of the purest salt on Earth, isolated from any modern pollutants and cleansed by millennia of underground tectonic activity. McCaskey built her cave entirely from scratch, shipping in tons of this salt from a supplier in Pakistan.

“I love what I do,” says McCaskey. “I have seen grown men cry when they step inside the cave. Everyone has a different experience, and I’m glad I can provide that.”