City Cave Gladesville – a Relaxing Oasis

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We (Jess and Jacqui, RDM co-founders) were invited to visit City Cave Gladesville for a massage, infrared sauna, and float, and oh my, it was bliss! Let us describe what you can expect from this tranquil oasis.

City Cave Gladesville is part of a network renowned for its commitment to holistic well-being and mental health. This wellness sanctuary offers a unique blend of modern therapies and ancient relaxation techniques that cater to the needs of urban dwellers seeking respite from their hectic lives.

As soon as you walk through the doors you’ll immediately feel the serenity and begin to relax. Staff speak in a calming voice, soothing music is playing, the lights are dim and the smells are transformative! Take your time selecting from either float therapy, infrared sauna, massages, or better yet, choose them all.

Offering 3 float rooms, 3 infrared sauna rooms and 3 massage rooms including a couples room, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding how you want to relax, disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with yourself.

Relaxation Zone

Next, you’ll head to their spacious relaxation room to wind down with a variety of teas or cool water to choose from. Tucked away in the middle of the centre, protected from all external noise, the relaxation room is sizeably comfortable to provide the necessary space for privacy. You’ll return to the relaxation room between each treatment to regroup and rehydrate, it’s a lovely zen space.

Infrared Sauna

If having all 3 treatments, you’d start with the Sauna. Enjoy your own private room that locks – you’re encouraged to enjoy this treatment nude. The heat generated by the infrared sauna can sink deep below the skin, producing a gentle warming inside of the body. This provides extensive health benefits, like detoxification, pain relief, increased circulation, skin purification & muscle relaxation.


This indulgent treatment would be next in line. Choose from relaxation, deep tissue, pregnancy, sports and remedial. These therapies are complemented by wellness packages that combine different treatments to address specific needs, such as stress reduction, pain management, or improving sleep.

Float Therapy

Finally, after the pores are open and the muscles are warm, a float is the perfect next step. Effortlessly float in a pool filled with 400kg of Epsom salts, with water that is perfectly heated to skin temperature (34.5C). The air in the room is also heated to 34.5C so the exposed parts of the body don’t feel any different, enhancing the sensory deprivation.

The buoyancy of the water also eliminates sensory input, allowing the mind and body to enter a state of profound calmness and be transported into a meditative state. This state helps heal the body, reduces stress & anxiety, and immerses the body into deep relaxation.

Earplugs are provided to keep the salty water out of your ears, but also to eliminate sound (though there is a choice of several relaxation tracks which can be played through the water if you prefer), and the lights can be turned off from a button in the pool.

Again, you’ll be in a locked room so feel free to go nude.


After your service enjoy a shower and full access to their amenities like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, moisturiser, deodorant and hair dryers.

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