I snatched up a Groupon a couple weeks ago for myself and 3 of my close friends to have some fun at the Salt Cave in Naples . It was for a 60 minute Infrared Sauna that is supposed to heal you faster than praying to your favorite Saint or the water at Lourdes.
The Pams , myself and Stacy all came a little early and were lectured by a very emphatic Germanic woman on what was wrong with the water we were drinking. ( non-mineral , it needed.. of course , some salt!). You could get scrubbed , rubbed , inhale , and ingest Himalayan salt to your health’s content in a variety of ways
I had chosen the Infared Sauna , and here are some things to know about the experience.:
1. If you are a girly foursome , then 2 of you will be changing in the Men’s Room anyway. Old Pam , wait that’s not nice , let me rephrase , Pam W and I as the more mature of the group are more jaded . So we just naturally gravitated toward the Guy’s John. There we could count each other’s wrinkles in privacy and wrap ourselves in extra large towels from head to toe .
2. Infrared heat is sneaky. About 20 minutes in you start to feel toasty , 45 minutes in I thought I might bolt from the sauna , but I hung in there to not look like a light weight.
3. Turn out the lights , it makes the mood nicer , whatever mood that is , anyway we liked it dark.
5. The Salt Cave needs more showers- there is only one small one in the Men’s Room , and so everybody gets to spend their quality time in the Dude’s toilet. Not something ladies love.
That being said , I highly recommend the Salt Cave and we will all be going back again to be buffed , rubbed , fed , and rolled in salt. Then we can trot off to the Mercato for drinks , snacks , and other vices that we all earned from our healthy hour at the Cave.
Happy Weekend , please don’t try this at home , only Professional Salt Handlers should attempt any of the activities described above.