Of all the traits inherited from our astronaut ancestors, the desire to float weightlessly is the most dominant, closely followed by our inborn attraction to freeze-dried hamburgers. Hark back to the days of gravity-free tranquility with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour flotation session at Be and Be Well home-wellness studio in Ben Lomond, affiliated with holistic care center Cloud 9 (a $60 value).
Nestled in the relaxation residence of Shanti and Jai Hudes, Be and Be Well’s soundproof flotation tank provides a meditative sensory-deprivation experience that can rejuvenate both body and mind. The warm, enclosed cocoon swaddles tired torsos in shadowy serenity as stress-induced strains are cunningly lured from their cellular lairs by waters saturated with Pied Piper epsom salts. Cloistered from the constant babble of cell phones and ventriloquist chanteuses, gray matter has ample time to ruminate upon life’s big questions as limbs perfect their levitating magician’s assistant impressions.