Minnesota’s first therapeutic salt cave — Salt Cave, at 4811 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis — is designed to promote and support relaxation and general wellness. The walls and floor were constructed by hand using more than six tons of pure Himalayan crystal salt, and the air in the cave is treated by a specialized halogenerator, which infuses the air with a dry aerosol containing tiny particles of pharmaceutical grade salt. Clinical studies have shown that when people inhale this type of salt air, it can help to stimulate the natural ability of their respiratory system to reduce inflammation, fight infection, clear blockages and reduce discomfort. Visitors typically spend a 45-minute session (only $30) relaxing in a comfortable zero-gravity recliner. Alternately, special group sessions might include yoga/meditation or storytelling for kids. In all cases, the primary source of respiratory benefit is the inhalation of the cave’s specially treated salt air. For more details, call 612.567.2587 or visit SaltCaveMinnesota.com.