The Himalayan “salt caves” in the East Village are therapeutic in nature, offering a range of medicinal benefits.
If you’re looking to show your body some TLC, a Himalayan Salt Cave might not be at the top of your list. The reason for that is probably two fold; one, you don’t live in the Himalayas, and two, like us, you’ve probably never heard of a Himalayan Salt Cave before.
These “caves” offer an alternative treatment to respiratory problems and other ailments. “Alternative” is the keyword here. Some experts on the subject believe they offer little to no medicinal benefits. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America even warned asthma sufferers that the concentrated salts could even make their symptoms even worse. The American Lung Association recommend patients consult their doctors before visiting salt caves. We’re not trying to say that this is some kind of quackery, we’re just saying, don’t go expecting a miracle, go to hang out in a new environment and …well, the bragging rights of saying you hung out in a Himalayan “salt cave”…even if it is at 90 E. 10th St. between Third and Fourth avenues.
As well as time in the cave soaking in the salty goodness, the center also offers Reiki, meditation, yoga and “sound healing” with crystal singing bowls.
The cave arrives in August and charges $40 for a 45-minute session.