Why Salt Caves? Santa Barbara Himalayan Salt Yoga and Spa

740 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Why Salt Caves?

Meet the Owner

Pam McCaskey Salt Caves Santa Barbara

In 2010, Pam McCaskey had a vision to create a welcoming and nurturing place in Santa Barbara, CA that emphasized holistic health. With a lifelong passion for health and fitness, Pam studied the benefits of Pink Himalayan Salt and convinced her geologist husband, Mike McCaskey, to import over 60 tons of pink crystalline salt from the famous Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan. Together they created the largest Salt Caves in North America and opened the doors in 2012.  In addition to their cave sessions, the business has evolved to provide specialized health classes and spa treatments. Pam also created a full line of exclusive body products that are made in Santa Barbara and enjoyed by people all around the world.

What inspired you to create Salt Cave Santa Barbara?

After a trip to Vermont, I had a vision to bring a health and holistic business to Santa Barbara that emphasized wellness in a place with a nurturing environment. That vision was inspired by visiting a Country Inn tea room and meditation shop that had a salt room.

Why salt?

I was inspired by stories told to me about Eastern Europeans that visited natural salt caves for healing. I picked Himalayan pink salt as one of the purest forms of ancient salt on the planet and for its beauty. We are made of salt and it is essential in our bodies for health.

What can visitors gain from a Salt Cave session?

We want customers to experience wonder in the natural beauty of crystalline rock in our Salt Caves and to experience a sense of calmness and wellness. From athletes to entertainers, several notable personalities and celebrities from our town and from Southern California have been to our caves or had a treatment here.

Are there any “secret” services that visitors can request?

Our salt scrub massages are signature to us and no one else in Santa Barbara performs the service. Other services include catered events, specialized salt scrub treatments, aromatherapy, reiki healing, sound classes, yoga and dance. We have had a wedding ceremony held in our large cave room—that was pretty unique.

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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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