Montauk Salt Cave - Huntington Village!
People have repeatedly asked us if we have been to the Montauk Salt Cave. Since it is just down the road from us, we have been embarrassed that it has taken us so long to get there! So - yesterday was the day. For those who don't know - it is located on New York Avenue, heading toward the water, diagonally across the street from another gem, Stella Blue!
Immediately upon entering the building, you get a sense of tranquility. In addition to the salt cave - which is through a large wooden door in the main lobby area, there is a children's salt play area (a far cry from the germ-infested sand boxes many of us had in our backyards as kids!), and a small gift shop with salt themed goodies, jewelry & clothing. Shortly after checking in (individual 45 minute sessions cost $40 & reservations are required), we took off our shoes, were given a few cozy blankets (which also smelled very good!) & were escorted into the cave itself. The cave is fairly large, probably seating approximately 10 people comfortably in anti-gravity recliners. The walls of the cave are completely lined with blocks of Himalayan Salt and the floor covered with particles of salt that feels like coarse sand. On the ceiling is a large cut-out with twinkly lights that gives a feeling of looking out into the night sky.
Since we were the only people in the cave during our time slot, we were permitted to chat, but opted to remain silent & take advantage of the full experience. We pulled our blankets up to our chins, reclined in our chairs & closed our eyes. A few minutes after settling in, a welcome recording began with an explanation as to the healing benefits of the salt & then peaceful spa-like music & sounds of nature filled the space.
The 45 minutes went rather fast, and although it is impossible to say after one session if we gained any health benefits from the experience, the environment certainly allows for a deep and satisfying meditation - which in and of itself is incredibly healing.
Next time you visit Huntington Village, we certainly recommend that you stop into the Montauk Salt Cave...and you just might see us there too!
For more information, visit their website at www.montauksaltcave.com