FAQs Santa Barbara Himalayan Salt Cave Yoga and Spa

740 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

FAQs

Our Mission...

Is to provide a unique place to relax, rejuvenate, and to experience the wonder of ancient crystalline salt through Himalayan salt cave sessions, spa treatments and products made locally.

Himalayan Salt Benefits

The salt in our caves is approximately 200 million years old. The salt is sourced from crystallized rock in the mountains named the Khewra Salt Range of northern Pakistan. The underground salt formations are protected from modern-day pollution and formed from heat and pressure that transformed ancient sea bed layers into crystalline rock known as Himalayan Pink Salt which has been described as the purest salt to be found from the Earth.

Why Pink? 

The many hues of pink, red, and white are an indication of this salts rich and varying mineral and energy-rich iron content.

Benefits:

The salt is primarily sodium chloride (NaCL). The crystals rocks also contain trace minerals including iron, potassium, sulphate, magnesium, calcium, bicarbonate, bromide and borate. Because of these minerals, Himalayan pink salt has many benefits:

  • Regulating the water content throughout your body
  • Promoting healthy pH balance in your cells, particularly your brain cells
  • Promoting blood sugar health and helping to reduce the signs of aging
  • Assisting in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body
  • Absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract
  • Supporting respiratory health
  • Promoting sinus health
  • Prevention of muscle cramps
  • Promoting bone strength
  • Regulating your sleep -- it naturally promotes sleep
  • Promoting vascular health
  • In conjunction with water, it is actually essential for the regulation of your blood pressure
  • Assisting in replenishing electrolytes
  • Assisting in alkalizing the body and preventing excess acid

Salt used in Products and Services

  • The pink Himalayan Salt is hand mined for quality.
  • It is not refined by bleaching or combined with anti-caking agent processing.
  • Our caves contain minor amounts of micro-salt in the air which is known as Halotherapy.
  • Halotherapy is an ancient practice of breathing in salt particles which opens up the lungs and assists in reducing breathing ailments.
  • We put about 8 parts per million of pure salt particles into the caves through a specialized aeration process.

Also our Pink Himalayan Salt is not refined by bleaching or anti-caking agent processing.

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Blog

Healthful Hangout: Inside the Salt Cave Santa Barbara

Healthful Hangout: Inside the Salt Cave Santa Barbara
By Mike McCaskey on Apr 27, 2017 at 07:16 PM in In The News

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.

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Pass The Salt - Santa Barbara Life & Style Magazine

Pass The Salt - Santa Barbara Life & Style Magazine
By Mike McCaskey on Apr 01, 2016 at 07:28 PM in In The News

Chava, the manager of Salt, meets me with a warm greeting, and we head to the entrance of the largest Himalayan salt cave in North America. “The largest? In all of North America?” I repeat back to her as if I’ve misheard.

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Bathing Beauty - Santa Barbara Sentinel

Bathing Beauty - Santa Barbara Sentinel
By Mike McCaskey on Dec 19, 2015 at 07:40 PM in In The News

Wednesday morning, and the bottom dropped out. Heartbreaking news came over the wire and the only way to emote is out if my eyeballs. Through silent tears, a reminder on my phone brought hope. Tonight, I would partake in "Sound Healing" with instructor Shane Chunephisal.

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Healing Holiday Gifts

Healing Holiday Gifts
By Mike McCaskey on Dec 05, 2015 at 11:02 PM in In The News

Did you know Salt on State Street is North America's largest Himalayan Salt Cave? Pretty cool! Salt has a variety of handmade Himalayan salt products for bath, body, cooking and home.

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805 Boasts North Americas Largest Himalayan Salt Cave

805 Boasts North Americas Largest Himalayan Salt Cave
By Mike McCaskey on Nov 01, 2015 at 11:14 PM in In The News

Santa 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.

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