From Our Editors
At FloatSource, there are a few different paths to relaxation, including IR Sauna, massage, and two paths that involve water. The facility's hydromassage bed, for instance, soothes tight muscles with rolling waves as clients lie on a dry, contoured surface. FloatSource's floatation tanks, meanwhile, don't keep you quite as dry, but they are extremely effective relaxation tools. In fact, floatation is often referred to as "restricted environmental stimulation therapy," or REST. Here are a few things to know about this process:
- The tanks are located in private rooms. Plus, there is a shower room near by, making it easy to rinse off before and after your session.
- No light or sound gets inside. Each tank features a specially designed ceiling and walls, helping to eliminate exterior distractions.
- Hundreds of pounds of Epsom salt let you float. Tanks have 10 inches of water heated to skin temperature, with 900 pounds of Epsom salts. This buoyancy and absence of gravity combines with temperature-controlled water, allowing you to relax and lose track of where your body ends and the water begins.
- Sessions typically produce a deep calmness. It's an utter state of relaxation, meaning even the minimum 60-minute float could be the equivalent of sleeping for several hours.