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Galos Caves

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KelloggTraveler wrote a review Nov 2018
Palatine, Illinois212 contributions43 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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toadsoup wrote a review Oct 2018
Chicago, Illinois757 contributions280 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Alice D wrote a review Jan 2017
Des Plaines, Illinois82 contributions25 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: January 2017
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justpeachymt3 wrote a review Nov 2016
Tinley Park, Illinois62 contributions25 helpful votes
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 :)
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Date of experience: November 2016
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FoodFight101 wrote a review Jun 2016
Skokie, Illinois188 contributions66 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: June 2016
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