Payed for this via Groupon! The number listed had a generic voicemail stating the number is no longer available!!! The other just rang! Then they sent a message via their email response in some other language! Completely unprofessional & apparently a scam!!
Nice salt room
This place IS a salt cave the Biggest problem is you might as well sit next to a Salt Lamp as They Do Not blow Salt through a Halogenic generator!! You are just sitting inside Stationary Salt. It’s an expensive non treatment for breathing and skin issues. Super Unfortunate they don’t upgrade and it’s not cheap!! Namaste
They double booked my session. so when you make an appointment make sure you explain everything to these receptionist twice. They have trouble understanding what a scheduled appointment is.
Very nice, relaxing visit! 4 more to go.
Refreshing. Walked out with more pep in my step. Thank you, for Galos Caves, in Chicago, IL.
Nice and cozy place and very friendly staff
I've been to 4 salt caves. I would have to Rank this #4. Its smaller, more cramped, especially entry area.
Today I needed some serious R&R from a week of stress. I decided to start researching Salt Caves. I've heard of the benefits and been meaning to check one out for awhile. I found Galos as the one closets to my house so decided to give it a whirl. I called to scheduled an appointment and a woman said they just a 5pm available. I had to haul ass and make it from my Salon to West Irving Park in an hour during rush hour. I was so worried that if I was too late they wouldn't let me in. Upon arriving, I was greeted by a friendly woman who told me the rules and said I was the only one scheduled. I forgot to bring socks so she gave me some footies to wear. Inside, I was shocked at how peaceful it seemed. There was soft music and several chairs to relax in. I walked around a bit and thought maybe this isn't what it was hyped to be. Then about 20 mins into it hit. The calmness and relaxation out of nowhere. I completely felt at peace and ease. I can't wait to go back and stay longer!
I've been meaning to try this out for years, however I always worried that I wouldn't be able to sit still for a few minutes let alone 45. I've had a few sleepless nights and to be honest started thinking about renting out a cheap hotel room or crashing on a friends couch. I relinquish my house for cleaning every other Friday. So not wanting to inconvenience anyone or end up with bed bug bites, I remembered that people claimed falling asleep here. I also remember the best deal is to get a groupon, so I checked and lucky me there is a deal for five visits, and you have a year to use the visits. The place is very relaxing, the room is warm and if you close your eyes it sort of smells like the ocean. Do wear white socks as others have mentioned, but if you forget they have little booties to cover your socks. The anti-gravity are more comfortable than they look, this is the first time I spent 45 minutes in one. I did fall asleep, and on queue I woke up with three minutes to spare. Since the rest was restorative, in my type A fashion the last three minutes excruciating because there were two other people in the room and I didn't want to disturb them. They do have some salts that you can purchase, however there was no pressure at all. You are in a room with others, so I'd suggest if you're sensitive to sounds, people moving around in there chairs, etc. you should schedule early in the day and avoid weekends. They have an Irving Park road address, however the building is on the corner and you enter on Natchez, there is parking right in front but it is metered, you will find free parking in Irving with a two hour limit.
Relaxing Relaxing Relaxing. Very beautiful and relaxing place. Nice staff,.....,... It's a wonderful experience.
Super relaxing experience and definitely worth the price. I had just gotten over a sinus infection, but it was suggested to me that next time I go when having respiratory issues. The salts are suppose to help with healing and breathing. Some of the amenities could be updated, but the staff was super friendly and again... totally worth the money!
The price is right!!! Very nice but wish salt room was further away from front door
Great salt cave! I ended up falling asleep during my 45 minute session. Very relaxing.
Very relaxing and great experience. Clean. Quiet. Polite professionals operate the caves. This is a nice getaway hiding out in the chaotic city.
It was a little slice of heaven. Very beautiful and relaxing. And even on my very first visit there was significant effects on my asthma.
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.
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.
I love this place! In all honesty, I have also been to a few salt caves in the suburbs in past years and enjoyed them also. I find that each salt cave has it's own unique charm. I have enjoyed the "charm" of Galos many times in past years. The receptionists have always been friendly and helpful. Today Adita (not sure of correct spelling) was there. I had to change today's appt twice due to some complications. Adita was very understanding and nice about accommodating the situation. She made me feel at ease about causing any inconvenience. Another nice thing about Galos is the affordable price. Regular price is $15 - - discounted price for seniors is $10. In the past, one of my friends bought a few sessions thru Groupon. Also, free parking across the street is a plus. The time in the cave is always so pleasant and relaxing. I don't come here consistently enough to notice any particular health benefits other than feeling relaxed and happy. Remember to bring your white socks (a requirement at most salt caves).and when your thru with your session, amble next door to the Jolly Inn for a wonderful Polish buffet. Unless you stopped there before your session!