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Durham Salt Cave
5.0
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Mike Cisneros
Mike Cisneros
20:18 25 May 24
Deep Relaxation at Durham's Salt CaveMy husband and I sought stress relief and found it! A 45-minute session in the salt cave left us feeling relaxed and tranquil. The unique atmosphere – salt floor, walls, and air – helped us reach a deeper state of inner peace. The guided meditation at the beginning bridged the gap between the external world and inner healing.Everything about this experience, from the moment you walk in to exiting, is intentional and designed to promote relaxation.Definitely recommend Durham Salt Cave!Accessibility was fantastic – I never felt out of place.👨🏽‍🦽
Kijuan Huff
Kijuan Huff
01:24 22 May 24
Great experience. Plan to return once a month
Hart Griffthzill
Hart Griffthzill
21:53 20 May 24
Great place to get bodywork! Top notch therapists!
Yetunde Akindahunsi
Yetunde Akindahunsi
15:46 16 May 24
Janine Iamunno
Janine Iamunno
18:19 11 May 24
Danielle Pean
Danielle Pean
12:39 07 May 24
If I could rate my experience 10’s across the board I would. From the time I walked in until I left. The atmosphere, the hostess and Julie were absolutely amazing! I will definitely book again.
Sarah G
Sarah G
20:35 27 Apr 24
Levi and I love the Durham Salt Cave! Chelsea helped us out, after we were having a stressful day and running behind and it made our day a lot better. Highly recommend!
robert martinelli
robert martinelli
13:57 11 Apr 24
A short while ago I had the fortune to experience the Durham Salt Cave,,, OH MY!Just prior to my appointment, perhaps coincidentally, I had enjoyed the pleasurable notion of motion with in an ecstatic dance wave next door.With that complimentary illuminating energy I entered the foyer of the Cave. First sensation was a wizened warmth from a feeling of being immersed in a forest of bamboo. This was professionally complimented by the calming presence of Alesia who greeted me. She clearly explained what was available and some simple ways to better realize the caves sound, salt and subtle yet distinct sensorial experience.Shortly after that, the experience gently began. I was gradually and comfortably embraced thru a spectrum of sensations that shepherd me into a deep relaxation with feelings of clarity and peace. In the course of this wonderful insightfulness I also experienced what I'll call, a form of inner illumination. At the time, that all to brief experiential sense of both clarity and inspiration felt sooo goodly obvious that I smile as I mention it now.You simply have to try it to find it.Three things I would suggest although hardly required for the first timer,, 1) Ck out the Durham Salt Caves website before you go. 2) Come willing to grow. 3) Bring a good friend and make a day of it all.Thank you Durham Salt Cave,, build the better.Appreciate,T
R Adams
R Adams
17:39 08 Apr 24
The Durham Salt Cave is a delightful escape. The ambiance is warm and inviting. The Cave experience with the zero gravity chairs, relaxing music, hot stones and of course salt air were very relaxing. We will be back
Cohen Customer Support
Cohen Customer Support
16:03 07 Apr 24
This is a must do! If you are looking for a restorative experience in the heart of Durham, this is the place. I booked a session for my oldest daughters 28th birthday. We were greeted by a lovely young woman named Kelsey who set us up with a fresh brewed cup of peppermint tea, while we waited for our session. The overall vibe in the space is gentle, relaxing as soon as you enter off of the street. The immediate impression was cared for. We were then taken in to the dressing area to change. We were asked to leave our baggage and electronics at the entrance. On entering the cave, the light is dim and space is beautiful. The temperature is comfortable. On your zero g custom made chairs are a lovely blanket to further promote comfort.We were offered eye pillows and hot stones. Kelsey explained not only the process but origins of salt caves. She helped us settle in and connect with ourselves. The session began and all I can say is I was oddly in and out of conscieness during the 45 min process. I awoke to a gentle bell and then directive to fully come back to the present. I felt refreshed and renewed. We dressed had another cup of tea and were ready to face the day with a clearer mind then what we came in with. The booking process was easy and the price was worth it. Don't Miss it!
Stephanie Massengale
Stephanie Massengale
19:19 04 Apr 24
I took my husband here for his birthday to have a unique experience. We did the 45 min salt cave/sound therapy and we had a lovely, relaxing time. We booked the salt suite, but since there were no other parties at our appointment time we were “upgraded” to the cave.I wore a tank and thick leggings because it was a cold day, but next time I’ll probably wear shorts to be able to expose as much of myself as possible while in the cave. You are given a comfy blanket and hot stones, but I found it pretty warm in there that day and didn’t need the blanket.My only extremely slight negative is we were sat in the loungers closest to the fan(?) that pumps out the medical grade salt during the experience, and with my ADHD I found the whirring of the fan louder than the sound therapy in the beginning (which is quiet in the beginning) and it was distracting and prevented me from falling into total relaxation. My husband didn’t even notice it though, and he was transfixed before our guide even left the room. Next time I’ll prefer to sit further from the fan.My husband tends to not be into “woo woo” but he said his experience was amazing - he was so relaxed he could barely lift his arms. He fell asleep and said it was a hypnotic state. The owner is extremely kind and soothing. It’s incredible he built the place himself too, everything is just beautiful and so carefully considered. We will definitely be back, we would love to try having a massage before entering the salt room. This business is an amazing addition to Durham. Definitely try it! Thank you!
Ercilla Glean
Ercilla Glean
18:19 16 Mar 24
An amazing experience! I always have a tough time relaxing or being able to meditate peacefully. I was the most relaxed I’ve ever felt in a long time after our session. Will definitely being coming back more often!
Travis Reese
Travis Reese
19:04 13 Mar 24
I booked my first therapy massage session with Donøvan Moran and he did a great job working through the knots in my back. 12/10!
Karen Lamach
Karen Lamach
00:12 11 Mar 24
Wonderful experience! Very peaceful environment, great for meditation.
Star Caviness
Star Caviness
22:59 02 Mar 24
My wife and I had an extraordinary experience at the Durham Salt Cave. Upon entering, we were greeted by a calming and welcoming atmosphere. We booked the two-person suite, which was truly amazing. I’ve never experienced anything like it and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Although it can be challenging to quiet our minds, my wife and I left feeling incredibly relaxed. The atmosphere and the assistance we received from the young woman at the front desk, whose name escapes me, were exceptional. She was very sweet, explained everything thoroughly, and ensured we had a wonderful visit. We definitely plan to return.
dave greune
dave greune
16:40 11 Feb 24
Julie is an amazing massage therapist!
Alexa Terezakis
Alexa Terezakis
15:06 23 Jan 24
First, you are met with a calm lobby space, with plants and soft lighting and music that soothes the soul. A friendly face greets you with a genuine smile and soothing voice. The rest of the experience is one of unique tranquility, as the walls of salt hold you and receive what you are releasing, whether it be in the salt cave sound healing or via massage by a skilled practitioner. Every time at the salt cave feels like a unique, healing experience, and I am so grateful to have this service to our community.
Carmella Verrastro
Carmella Verrastro
23:01 14 Jan 24
Beautiful experience, so relaxing and rejuvenating
Erin
Erin
22:55 14 Jan 24
Incredible experience! Loved our guide who talked us through the entire experience and helped ground us. Highly recommend!The room is a bit chilly but they provided a blanket and hot pink Himalayan salt stones.
Bliss Floccare
Bliss Floccare
23:09 06 Jan 24
Amazing experience. I went in hopes of getting rid of the upper respiratory crud I’ve had for the last month after being sick. It absolutely worked. Beyond that it was a super relaxing experience.
Terri Crymes
Terri Crymes
18:54 02 Jan 24
Amazing experience and the perfect way to end the year and welcome in the new year. It has been days since my visit and I still have such a sense of calm and clarity that has been missing for a while. I will be retuning and telling all my friends!
Danielle Graham
Danielle Graham
03:58 23 Dec 23
Hannah Leatherbury
Hannah Leatherbury
20:46 21 Dec 23
Enchanting - I can think of no other way to describe this space and the care that has been put into each detail of the experience. Thank you for the refreshing and positive vibes!
darian apollo
darian apollo
19:07 20 Dec 23
Clean, relaxing, wonderful experience
Madeline Hobart
Madeline Hobart
14:44 18 Dec 23
Magical Experience. 10/10 recommend!
Alishia Harris-Moore
Alishia Harris-Moore
17:52 12 Dec 23
Thank you to my best friend Daniesha booking this Amazing experience for my 50th birthday! It was so relaxing and a much needed break. I will definitely be back 😊
Keshia money
Keshia money
16:30 20 Nov 23
By far one of the best experiences that I have ever had!! We reserved the Salt Cave for our team's Wellness Retreat and were highly pleased with the experience. We were promptly greeted by Alicia who guided us through the entire process. I definitely will be back to experience the salt cave again!!
Rachel B.
Rachel B.
01:24 15 Nov 23
a truly clarifying and cleansing space… the staff welcomed me, the hot stones grounded me, the vibrations of the chair and music supported me, and the halo salt therapy allowed my mind to see clearly… followed by a warming herbal tea and sweet conversation! this space is the perfect tool for anyone who wants to feel held and comforted in their own body and mind… thank you
patsy christian
patsy christian
01:23 12 Nov 23
Extremely relaxing massage --60 minutes of bliss. Cleo is great. Respectful and professional.
Lori Williams
Lori Williams
21:28 11 Nov 23
Took myself and five coworkers. This was our first time to a salt cave. It was so relaxing and refreshing. The only downfall was the parking. But I would really suggest trying.
Joshua Moody
Joshua Moody
18:44 08 Nov 23
We had a wonderful experience at Durham Salt Cave! The staff was incredibly kind and went above and beyond to give us the best experience possible for our unique needs. It was a rejuvenating session that left us feeling at peace and clear minded. We had never been to a salt cave before and now we want to return again and again!
Bradley Stackhouse
Bradley Stackhouse
23:43 03 Nov 23
... I think this healed me... for real.
Kathryn Johnson
Kathryn Johnson
01:10 03 Nov 23
AJM
AJM
18:07 28 Oct 23
I had a lovely experience at the Durham Salt Cave. I just left a toxic workplace and I have a break before starting my new job. I went to the Salt Cave with the intention of purging! Kelsey was a great guide and totally got my goal. I was able to relax and let go! I’m returning to take my friend for her birthday next month.
Evan Overton
Evan Overton
16:28 10 Oct 23
Felt like 45 min was collapsed into 10 minutes. Feel completely blissed out and relaxed. Colors are more vibrant. Senses heightened. The whole experience was amazing. Go check this out!
Zahra
Zahra
17:04 01 Oct 23
Eliya Beth Watson
Eliya Beth Watson
00:58 29 Sep 23
cleo is amazing! very kind and communicative i felt very safe and had a really relaxing massage
Cindy Delaine
Cindy Delaine
13:17 25 Sep 23
My visit to the salt cave was pleasant. The attendant was professional and polite. She thoroughly explained everything to my friends and I. The adjustable recliner chairs were comfortable. We we also offered a blanket each, which made the experience cozier. It was a relaxing experience!
meri anaïs
meri anaïs
22:33 05 Sep 23
Best nap I've had in a loooong time. Very friendly and informative staff with some really great tools to access my rest needs. They even let me hang out after my session with some chammomile tea to ensure a smooth transition back into....the WORLD (dun dun DUN) 👀. I recommend this place for folks needing to reestablish their rest practice in a meaningful and restorative way. 💜
Lauren Smith
Lauren Smith
20:55 04 Sep 23
This place is amazing! The staff is so friendly and we had such a relaxing experience. We are going to make this a regular appointment for self care. I have terrible allergies and just 15 minutes into the session I was breathing more clearly than I have in a really long time! Love it here.
Graham Whitley
Graham Whitley
19:58 01 Sep 23
We didn't expect binaural beats and sound healing therapy to be part of the experience, what a pleasant surprise! Simple and easy to enjoy, left us feeling grounded and sweet.. improved awareness with multiple sessions
Ashley Kitchens
Ashley Kitchens
16:12 28 Aug 23
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Durham's Salt Cave and sound bath for an experience that I can only describe as truly relaxing and rejuvenating. From the moment you step into the cave, the atmosphere is peaceful, calming, and inviting. The combination of soothing music, warm lighting, and comforting temperature creates a space that is conducive to deep relaxation.The sound bath portion of the experience was particularly wonderful. The combination of gentle sounds and vibrations creates a feeling of complete tranquility. I felt so relaxed after the session that it was hard to believe how quickly time had passed!I can highly recommend this experience to anyone looking for a way to release stress, relax the mind and body, or simply enjoy some quiet time. It was truly magical!
Maria Wolfe
Maria Wolfe
16:16 22 Aug 23
Amazing experience. I have never felt so relaxed.
Yolanda Williams
Yolanda Williams
18:25 20 Aug 23
One of the most relaxing things I have done!! Can't wait to do it again!
Daniel Stern
Daniel Stern
19:31 19 Aug 23
Amazing place and experience. Bruce and Aubrey are the warmest, most interesting people.
Jolee F
Jolee F
13:27 16 Aug 23
After having a hard time getting some scheduling information trying to combine services, we got everything squared away. Hubby and I scheduled the salt cave and LOVED it. Now want to plan a girl’s event for the adult girls in the family!
Chris Holt
Chris Holt
18:33 15 Aug 23
I visited the Salt room about a week and a half post abdominal surgery. The experience was super relaxing and healing, and my surgical site appears to be healing well ahead of schedule. Highly recommend for both general relaxation and also healing from surgery etc.
Tina Rowan
Tina Rowan
23:11 18 Jul 23
Amazing
Erin Hanehan
Erin Hanehan
19:28 15 Jul 23
An incredible experience. Healing, powerful, relaxing, comfortable, beautiful. Every detail is considered & excited with care. This is a must do in Durham!
Bobby Taboada
Bobby Taboada
19:17 05 Jul 23
From the moment we walked in the door until we left, it was a Great experience!Highly recommended.
Danielle S
Danielle S
19:41 02 Jul 23
We absolutely loved our experience! It was a group who requested a last minute appointment and Bruce was so accommodating! It was so beautiful and peaceful & we will definitely be back!
Cynthia Ferebee
Cynthia Ferebee
20:08 18 Jun 23
Nikki Nicole
Nikki Nicole
06:18 06 Jun 23
This was a nice experience, the hot stones were my favorite part. I did expect the room to have more, I felt like something was missing.
Rita D
Rita D
17:52 18 May 23
An exceptional and restorative experience! Owners are incredibly friendly and warm. The halo therapy and sound therapy, the beauty of the space all work together to provide deep rest and restorative peace. A great reset. We will be back...with friends!
Adora Harris
Adora Harris
17:40 16 May 23
I gifted my mother and grandmother time at the Durham Salt Cave for Mother's Day and we truly enjoyed ourselves. Bruce was very helpful and I definitely received the rejuvenation needed to start a new week!
Joey Dadass
Joey Dadass
10:58 12 May 23
This place is a wonderful escape from day to day grind in “the real world” Bruce and Aubrey made me feel very safe and at home. The salt cave is the best salt room I have ever experienced, the lights, the music, the chairs, weighted blankets were all such a treat. With this level of relaxation I almost fell asleep several times. 10/10 would recommend and visit again. Thank you 🙏😊
Owen Dodge
Owen Dodge
14:34 17 Apr 23
Wonderful space to de-stress and breathe easy. We had a great time there. Truly a refuge to take a 45 minute reset on the edge of Durham. Wonderful, inspired owners too.
C. Smith
C. Smith
21:16 04 Feb 23
I wasn't sure I'd enjoy myself. I'm not one for sort of new age experiences. But I genuinely enjoyed the entire vibe. Restful, soothing. The loungers are next level, the host was a delight, the sound bath was incredible. I've already made plans to return. So worth it.
Heather Travis
Heather Travis
21:37 31 Dec 22
A truly unique experience to rejuvenate your whole being. The atmosphere was cultivated to create an oasis in the middle of the city to allow you to be a state to be receptive of all of the benefits available to you.We did the Salt Suite. From the warm welcome, the easy flow and peaceful guided intention, to the immersive experience that took us on a restorative journey back to ourselves after the stress of the holidays.Highly recommend!!
Tabatha Walker
Tabatha Walker
18:28 15 Nov 22
This was such a lovely and relaxing experience! My husband and I enjoyed the 2 person salt and sound. We were given blankets and warm salt stones, then we placed on headphones and were able to also feel the vibrations in the chairs. The entire experience left us feeling so rejuvenated! The only complaint I have is how fast 45 minutes passed!
David Castro
David Castro
16:12 08 Aug 22
So very glad this place exists. My first visit provided me the space to learn how to meditate, and in so doing proved to be the spark that set off a virtuous cycle of rejuvenation in my life. I highly recommend for anyone who has tried meditation before but felt like they never really "got it." Durham Salt Cave has cultivated a space that allows you to explore stillness. It's become a go-to for when friends and family visit. Perfect for a group of 3-6 people.
Perry Pike
Perry Pike
11:55 02 Aug 22
Thank you for the incredible experience. Recently my spouse and I shared a mutual first dip into the Salt Cave. The generous and gracious hosts Bruce and Aubrey made us feel cherished. Their cave setting included a salt floor, an accompanying soundscape and adjustable chairs. From beginning to its close we felt bathed in peace, and the rhythm of our lives was calmed and rejuvenated. Deep bow to these wonderful people. Grateful you are in Durham.
Misty Cummings
Misty Cummings
01:21 26 Apr 22
My mom and I gifted each other a visit for our birthdays and we had a great time! The zero gravity seating was so comfortable. The atmosphere was perfect! The staff was so pleasant and friendly! Cute and quaint entrance and so tranquil! Loved my time here today and plan to go back again soon and share with my friends to go as well!!
Emily Kerl
Emily Kerl
19:34 23 Apr 22
went in very anxious and stressed, and figured it would be a waste of time as i wasn’t in a good mindset. i was totally wrong. within 10 minutes, i felt a huge emotional release and my body started relaxing. i left breathing much better and feeling a calm i haven’t felt in a long time! the wonderful person working made me feel very safe and comfortable.
Maya
Maya
19:17 30 Mar 22
thank you to ousia for making my birthday so special! my massage was wonderful + the owner is so nice. looking forward to coming back
MaryAlice Pike
MaryAlice Pike
18:12 26 Mar 22
Loved it! The experience was wonderful and felt great after leaving. Staff was so friendly. Will go back!!
Ashli Carnicelli
Ashli Carnicelli
19:10 26 Feb 22
My husband got me a gift certificate for my birthday and we went together. It was a relaxing and rejuvenating experience! I loved it and the woman who guided us through was very kind!
Shannon Lomasney
Shannon Lomasney
22:55 17 Nov 21
It was such a relaxing and amazing experience. Alesia and Bruce were so understanding and provided a refund when two of our friends couldn't attend due to being sick. Bruce did an amazing job of walking us through the process and making sure we were comfortable. The chairs were amazing and unique and allowed for total relaxation. The hot stones we were given was my favorite part and the warm tea at the end was the cherry on top. I would absolutely go again!
Joe Onosko
Joe Onosko
15:08 22 Jul 21
Visiting Cave & Spa was a deliciously novel experience; it felt like a healing temple. The translucent salt walls provided a warm glow and the bed of pink salt underfoot was both grounding and exotic. I was immediately comfortable in the soft leather, adjustable recliner and chose to listen to the soothing, trance-like music using headphones while my wife relaxed in silence. We felt surprisingly refreshed and enlivened by the experience and will definitely do it again when we visit Durham in the fall. Portsmouth, NH
Scott Campbell Yoga
Scott Campbell Yoga
21:47 07 May 21
It was a very relaxing and mind altering experience. They have created a really peaceful space. I don't know if it was the salt, the sound of the music, or something else, but I had a wonderful feeling from the experience. It took me on a fascinating internal journey. Thank you Durham Salt Cave.
Anne Sutton
Anne Sutton
19:39 16 Mar 21
What a fabulous and restorative experience! Lovely staff led me to this cozy cave with salt on the floor. I settled in to the most comfortable zero gravity chair with hot stones in my hands and spent a heavenly 45 minutes. I’ll definitely be back.
Jessica Welch
Jessica Welch
20:47 01 Mar 21
The salt cave was a fantastic and grounding experience that left me feeling energized yet relaxed. Aubrey was so warm and welcoming while getting us situated for our experience. The facility and cave were clean and comfortable. The loungers and music augmented the meditative experience! And a delightful cup of hot tea was ready for us as we emerged from the salt cave! Highly recommend! A beautiful and grounding escape from the day to day shuffle! Such a treat!
Austin McCall
Austin McCall
23:59 15 Feb 21
Replenishing! In a busy world, THIS is the place I wanted to be. The salt cave is very comfortable and felt cared for as soon as I stepped foot in the door! They had hot tea ready for me at the end! Will definitely do again. Highly recommend!
Tiana Sherrod
Tiana Sherrod
19:33 08 Feb 21
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the salt cave and will be back. I attended for my birthday with my sisters. The staff were very welcoming and made us feel at home. We left feeling refreshed and relaxed fro our experience. We didn't know what to expect going into it but we were not disappointed.
Janaka Lagoo
Janaka Lagoo
17:46 09 Jan 21
The Salt Cave is a beautiful addition to the neighborhood! You feel deeply cared for, from the second you enter. Aubrey is incredibly welcoming and thoughtful. And the attention to detail is truly exceptional. Being in the cave is peaceful and deeply restoring. And it is most reassuring to see how much focus has been placed on ensuring that this experience is safe and accessible. I'm honored to spread the word and eager to return! Much gratitude 🙏🏽✨
Sunny Rucker
Sunny Rucker
17:25 21 Dec 20
How truly incredible that a place like this exists! From the moment you walk in it feels like a deeply relaxing exhale. The hosts are so welcoming, thoughtful and clear and the whole space is peaceful and uplifting. The session itself is pure magic! 45 minutes of extreme comfort in the most amazing chairs, healing sound wave therapy with headphones and chairs that vibrate with the sounds so nicely (my favorite part!), holding warm salt stones that feel so lovely, while in a beautifully made salt cave and taking deep salty breaths...love it! Will definitely be back. Highly recommend for anyone in need of some space to really relax and reconnect 💜
Anna VanDis
Anna VanDis
23:19 18 Nov 20
My daughter and I loved this experience and now i want to go back several times in a row! I really felt the detox effect but in such a calm, not difficult way but my system was definitely re-set through this experience! Just the asthetic alone is healing! I love the Durham Salt Cave! This would be a wonderful Holiday gift!
Mary- Carmen Chacon
Mary- Carmen Chacon
16:48 18 Nov 20
My husband and I visited Salt Cave on a date or relaxation, and I immediately felt energy from all the plants in the entry way. Since all the sessions are private due to covid-19, we were able to start right away upon arrival. The warm and inviting atmosphere really encouraged me to ground myself for my meditation. The cave was light and airy and the chairs are amazing! I enjoyed wearing the headphones for part of the session, and off for part. I really felt light, calm, and energized from the time in the cave. I am really interested in going back, even with the 40 minute drive from Wake Forest!
Adina Bell
Adina Bell
18:26 25 Oct 20
My husband and I visited the Durham Salt Cave and it was wonderful! The owners were so welcoming and attentive. They thanked us numerous times for being there which was so sweet. The session was relaxing and tranquil. We especially liked the comfortable chairs they had. The spa was beautifully decorated with bamboo and other natural elements. This is a must, book your appointment now. You won’t be disappointed!
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