One of the most unusual places to visit in Minneapolis, Minnesota is Salt Cave Minneapolis. Simply put, it is a room where the floor and walls are made of six tonnes of pure Himalayan salt, and it is believed that healing in the salt-infused air of the cave has many health and wellness benefits. As Minnesota’s first therapeutic salt cave, you can experience salt therapy treatments that help with respiratory, circulatory, skin and anxiety issues along with fatigue, stress, inflammation, fighting infection, and allergies, among others. The venue also offers yoga, reiki, massage, and meditation sessions so that you can experience deeper relaxation. If we’ve managed to pique your interest, scroll down to check out our guide to Salt Cave Minneapolis.
Things to do / Highlights
Enjoy salt therapy treatment
The Salt Cave is well-known for its salt therapy treatment, where besides Himalayan salt floor and walls, the air is treated by a specialised halogenerator that infuses the air with a dry aerosol releasing tiny particles of pharmaceutical-grade salt. Sit back on a zero-gravity recliner and inhale the air as it works to heal your ailments. Each treatment session lasts about 45 minutes.
Attend a Salt Yoga session
Experience a 50-minute instructor-led yoga session in the serene and healing environs of the Salt Cave. Practice deep breathing techniques that will enhance the benefits of salt therapy. Yoga sessions are held on the last Saturday of each month, or you can book a private session.
Get a relaxing massage
Treat yourself to a relaxing massage in the therapeutic settings of the Salt Cave and feel all your anxiety and stress melt away. Choose from chair massage, Swedish, therapeutic, trigger point, deep tissue, or reflexology massages.
What to eat
Less than a 10-minute walk away is the eclectic Mexican fusion restaurant, La Fresca, serving everything from ceviche, empanadas, small plates, seafood, and drinks in a colourful and welcoming setting. Grab a bite before or after your session at the Salt Cave and make a trip out of it.
Sun Street Breads
Drop by the artisan bakery and cafe, Sun Street Breads. It is modern, bright, and chic. Open for breakfast and lunch every day and special pizza night on Thursday, must-try items here are biscuits and gravy, breakfast sandwiches, scones with raspberry jam, and pizzas.
Things to buy
The venue stocks a curated range of imported salts and salt-related products that you can purchase here, plus two must-buy items:
Himalayan salt lamp
The gentle heat, calming glow, and ethereal colours of a Himalayan salt lamp are well-known, and the venue sells a variety of salt lamps carved from pure Himalayan crystal salt. Available in various shapes and sizes, these make a great addition to your meditation room.
Gift a pure Himalayan pink salt block to the chef in your family or friend circle. Cook your meat, seafood, or veggies in the stove, oven, or grill or use the salt blocks as a serving platter.
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Since the floor of the salt cave can be damaged by the wheels of a wheelchair, the venue is not completely wheelchair accessible. But the staff can help people with disabilities into chairs if required. They will also do their best to accommodate everyone.
There is no restriction on clothing, but footwear of any kind is not allowed. The benefits of the salt cave are best experienced with bare feet. You should also not wear any fragrances or perfumes as a courtesy to visitors with allergies. No food and beverages are allowed inside the salt cave.
Salt Cave Mobile
The venue also operates the Salt Cave Mobile, a trailer designed in reclaimed wood and Himalayan pink salt, fitted with a salt generator to release salt particles in the air. You can book this mobile trailer for birthdays, celebrations, team events, or festivals.
How to get there
Public transport is very well-developed in Minneapolis, and visitors can use the metro transit system to get to the venue. Several bus stops are located just a minute’s walk away.
Driving your own car or rental car is another convenient way to reach the location, and driving directions are easily available.
Taxi, Uber, or Lyft
Several cab companies operate in Minneapolis, and you can easily hail a taxi cab. Alternatively, book an Uber or Lyft car to reach the location.
There are several free street parking spaces outside the location and a few more spaces in another nearby parking lot that is free for customer use.
How to get tickets
Booking a treatment or service session at the salt cave is easily done via their website. You can make an appointment earlier or reserve a session. Walk-ins are also welcome, but advance booking is highly recommended. You can book salt therapy treatment, meditation, yoga, reiki, stress rescue, and children’s salt therapy sessions on their booking page.
It is also worth noting that late arrivals will have to wait for the next available slot since the cave cannot be opened once a session has started. Arrive 10 minutes before your session is due to start and settle down.
Salt Cave Minneapolis information
Salt Cave Minneapolis
Address: 4811 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419, United States
Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 10am - 7pm; Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm (closed on Mon)
Cost: from 30 USD
Official Website: Salt Cave Minneapolis
Department of tourism: Meet Minneapolis
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