Galos Caves
Galos Caves
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KelloggTraveler
Palatine, IL213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Galos Caves is now on my must do list on a recurring basis. I have a respiratory condition and found relief following a session that persisted for days. I brought a friend to see if it would be a benefit for him as well. His relief came in the form of more flexibility in his hand as he had arthritis. He got more improvement in one hand than the other but he was also convinced Galos will be a regular part of his regime.

Parking is easy as there is a large lot behind the building and a very small one across the street. You should wear white socks and comfortable clothes.
Written November 23, 2018
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toadsoup
Chicago, IL814 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Salt caves are therapeutic and it was great to relax in Galos Caves. I've visited Krakow's salt mine and enjoyed salt rooms (like Galos caves) at one of the little hotels there as well. Don't know how therapeutic this really is, but very relaxing and almost fell asleep during our allotted 45 minutes. For $10 (*seniors) to $15 (adults), it is well worth spending an afternoon or evening enjoying halotherapy (salt therapy). If you finish near lunch or dinner time, do go to the Jolly Inn (a Polish buffet right next door and part of Galos Caves). Mmmm...food was amazing. Our Galos Caves and Jolly Inn visit was part of a birthday treat for my daughter and worth the nearly one hour trip from the burbs to the Northwest side of Chicago.
Written October 21, 2018
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Alice D
Des Plaines, IL81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017
it only last 45 minutes but between the soft music that encourges you to take slow deep breaths it is a wonderful break from reality. Also good to help me clear my sinus just relax
Written January 20, 2017
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justpeachymt3
Tinley Park, IL63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
I've been visiting Galos Caves for the past 5-6 years now. It is a cave built from bricks of crushed dead sea salt and the floor is covered in loose salt. The therapeutic properties of the salt are many, you can look on their website, but combined with the calm and relaxation of lying in the cave in the semi-dark, resting on one of their anti-gravity loungers and listening to the ocean waves play with Pachebel's Canon is truly a treat for the mind, body and spirit. I like to couple a visit here with lunch next door as they cave is located inside of the Jolly Inn, a Polish restaurant and buffet. Makes a for a nice afternoon :)
Written November 30, 2016
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FoodFight101
Skokie, IL187 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
Is spending time in a salt cave therapeutic? Some say it helps to relieve aches and pains and others believe it aids respiratory problems. This was my first time at Galos and the only difference I noticed was a somewhat keener sense of smell afterwards.

Once the door closes and the lights dim, you feel as though you're disconnected from the real world. People who are hyper and fidgety or prone to claustrophobia will not be comfortable in here. Although the salt is odorless, the air seems oppressive at first but you quickly get used to it. The temperature is a constant 75 degrees. A soundtrack intersperses seaside nature sounds with gentle music (I lost count of how many times Pachelbel's Canon was repeated).

Apart from salt therapy, cave sessions are surely beneficial for folks who are high-strung or have high blood pressure because these provide a tranquil respite from stress. Talking is discouraged; you sit quietly on "lawn" recliners and meditate or nap. Maybe airports should have salt caves - that's where folks REALLY need to unwind!
Written June 9, 2016
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yogagirl143
Maryland48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
I visit Galos Caves every time I travel from Baltimore to Chicago. The price is fantastic compared to those in my area. The surroundings are beautiful and so relaxing.
Written April 27, 2016
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uespilot
Milwaukee, WI100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015
The visit to this cave is unusual. I have never been in a cave like this. It was colorful and relaxing. The floors are heated and their is a thick layer of salt that you are encouraged to walk around on before the session begins. One the session begins there is no more talking just relaxing. It was fun!
Written November 22, 2015
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Tomas A
Chicago, IL1,058 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So i received a groupon of this facility for a bday gift ive done many different types of spas all over the u s a and mexico. this salt cave was a first for me tho i as was skeptical and not sure what to expect so i made my appt i arrived was told to take my shoes off place them in a cubby i was guided to the salt cave where there was salt on the floor a foot deep and the walls and ceiling where covered lights are dim soft ocean noice and music laid back in there zero gravity chairs and 45 minutes later it was done and to be honest i really felt a difference in my breathing and my smell and i felt very relaxed and stress free i do recommend it if this is your type of thing or your not sure do try it really does do something and works i truely did feel better after words
Written May 17, 2015
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likes2travel01955
Punta Gorda, FL425 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oh my the best $$$$ I've spent on myself!!!!! Cool cool cool!!!! Relaxing!!! Pretty, did I'd say relaxing. The salt is calming and just fresh!!!
Written March 19, 2015
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Lulabell2014
Chicago, IL92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
Located on the Northwest side of the city - this place is really a hidden treasure. I just love this place.

I try to visit it about 6 times a year. I would go more often - but just don't have enough time to do it more often.

Go on line and check it out. Reservations needed and about 2 times a year - you can purchase a package for five sessions for only $35.00 dollars.

I treat several friends once a year to this place and I even take my husband. He really has enjoyed this place.
Written March 6, 2015
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