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83º | 6% chance of precipitation
Sunrise 6:26 a.m. | Sunset 8:55 p.m.

 
Try This: Dry salt therapy
NOOGAtoday | Chattanooga Salt Cavern
The Chattanooga Salt Cavern opened its doors in St. Elmo in March. | Photo by NOOGAtoday
The Chattanooga Salt Cavern recently opened its doors at 3800 St. Elmo Ave., offering a different kind of wellness therapy.

Enter: Halotherapy, a dry salt practice that utilizes micro-ionized pure-grade sodium chloride, inside a state-of-the-art salt cave.

A generator pumps salt into the air of the cave, which is additionally lined with salt boulders + the floor is covered in several thousands of pounds of salt, creating a relaxing and beneficial experience. Bonus: Read about the benefits you may see with Halotherapy.

Here’s how your session works:

Upon arrival, you’ll pack your belongings into one of the provided lockers and grab your choice of blanket, pillow, or yoga mat. You’ll kick off your shoes and opt for socks or the provided scrubs.

You’ll enter the salt cave and choose to sit in one of the reclining zero-gravity lounge chairs, or you can lay on top of the salt floor on a mat.

Private sessions are 45 minutes long, and during this time you can relax or meditate while you breathe in the salt — some folks even take this time to nap.

NOOGAtoday | Chattanooga Salt Cavern

You can lean back and relax in one of the zero-gravity lounge chairs.

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Photo by NOOGAtoday

Editors Haley and Kristen recently tried out a session and loved that you could choose to relax in whatever way works best for you. Your session is uninterrupted + you can keep the lights turned on or dimmed.

If you’d like to try a session with others, you can opt for one of the community offerings which allows up to 10 guests at a time. Bonus: The kiddos can also join in on the fun during the Kids Play sessions.

The Chattanooga Salt Cavern also hosts a variety of events ranging from sound bath meditation to yoga. Make sure to follow the Chattanooga Salt Cavern on Instagram for upcoming happenings.
 
Asked
 
Can you guess how much salt is on the cave’s floor?

A. 2,250 pounds
B. 3,725 pounds
C. 4,328 pounds
D. 5,511 pounds
 
 
Events
 
Tuesday, June 11
  • Sewing Machine Basics Class | Tuesday, June 11 | 6-8 p.m. | The Knot & Needle, 3803 Dayton Blvd., Red Bank | $49.99 | Learn essential techniques from sewing stitches to deciphering patterns — all supplies included.
Wednesday, June 12
  • Page-Turners on the Patio | Wednesday, June 12 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Boneyard Bar, 26 Station St., Chattanooga | Free+, RSVP | Grab a drink, soak up the sun on the patio, and enjoy your book — with optional chatting.
Thursday, June 13
  • Adult Paddleboard Lessons | Thursday, June 13 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Snow Hill Road Boat Ramp, 8350 Snow Hill Rd., Ooltewah | $25 | Head to Heron Bay to learn how to paddleboard —boards and life jackets provided.
  • Burnout Prevention | Thursday, June 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave., Chattanooga | $23.18 | Explore ways to prevent burnout with instructor Laura Von Wahide.
Friday, June 14
  • Benefit for Inclusion | Friday, June 14 | 6-9 p.m. | Cambridge Square, 9453 Bradmore Ln., Ooltewah | Free+ | Enjoy a night of live music, raffles, and resources in support of inclusion in the arts.
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News Notes
 
Opening
  • The Broad Street Food City will officially open to the public tomorrow, June 12. The 53,300-sqft grocery store features one of the company’s largest seating areas with a food court, outdoor patio, sunroom, Starbucks cafe, pharmacy, and more for shoppers.
Development
  • A $40 million AC Hotel by Marriott is planned for 1400 Broad St. The five-story development, overseen by local Vision Hospitality Group, is slated to also feature a parking garage on the second level. Awaiting zoning approval, a designated drop-off area would be built on Main Street. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Civic
  • The Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition (CRHC) recently appointed Mackenzie Kelly as its executive director. Kelly has been serving as interim executive director since August + will help the CRHC continue its mission to “ensure that every Chattanoogan has an opportunity to have a safe and stable place to call home.”
Sports
  • Cleveland native and Atlanta Dream guard Rhyne Howard will soon compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics. Selected for the USA 3x3 Women’s National Team, Howard has been making headlines throughout her career + was named the WNBA’s Rookie of the Year in 2022.
Cause
  • Union Gospel Mission is gearing up for its annual Beat the Heat campaign. During this initiative, they will bring water to our unhoused neighbors each afternoon + are seeking donations of water, sports drinks, sunscreen, and snacks. You can drop off supplies at 124 Signal Hills Blvd. or make an online contribution.
Outdoors
  • Residents who experienced damage from the May storms can now apply for an Emergency Burn Permit through the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau. The permits will allow for storm debris to be burned on approved dates through Sunday, June 30. Note: All permits will require an inspection before approval.
Arts
  • Local Elite Fashions Unlimited, Chattanooga’s first minority-owned modeling school that was founded in 1977, will host a meet and greet reunion on Saturday, June 15. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., you can head to the Chattanooga Convention Center to network with other local creatives in the fashion industry. (Chattanoogan.com)
Health
Finance
  • Expert tip: During economic times like these, balance transfers can really make a difference. By simply transferring your existing credit card balances to this card, you’ll give yourself 18 months to pay it off — without interest. (Bonus: Earn 2% cash back on everyday purchases while you’re at it.)*
Wellness
  • Looking for a game-changing night of sleep? Fall asleep + wake up rested with Cornbread Hemp’s CBD Sleep Gummies. Get 30% off a $55 minimum purchase with code CBDSLEEP30.*
 
 
Drink
 
🍻 Sip on this
NOOGAtoday | Fish & Sips
The after-hours event will include beer samples from seven regional breweries. | Photo provided by Tennessee Aquarium
The Tennessee Aquarium’s celebration of craft beer is returning for its second year on Saturday, June 22. Fish + Sips is an adults-only, after-hours event where you can take a stroll through the aquarium’s River and Ocean Journey buildings while sampling beers from local and regional breweries.

Enjoy 10 four-ounce beer samples from the breweries that will be stationed at various exhibits. Folks will also receive a swag bag, complimentary Coca-Cola products, snacks, and access to live music on the aquarium’s outdoor pavilion.

Here’s who’s pouring beers at this year’s event:
  • Naked River Brewing Co.
  • Oddstory Brewing Co.
  • SweetWater Brewing Co.
  • TailGate Brewery
  • Monkey Town Brewing Co.
  • Wanderlinger Brewing Co.
  • Five Wits Brewing Co.
  • Chattanooga Brewing Co.
Sounds pretty fin-tastic, right? Read the full event terms and conditions online. Space is limited so you’ll want to make sure to purchase your tickets promptly.
 
The Buy
 
A cute swimsuit cover that combines the classic look of a button down shirt with extra length so everything’s covered.
 
 
The Wrap
 
Kristen Templeton Today’s edition by:
Kristen
From the editor
If you guessed “D. 5,511 pounds,” you’re correct. There are 2.5 tons of salt on Chattanooga Salt Cavern’s floor alone — not counting the salt boulders that line the walls.
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