$39 for a One-Hour Flotation-Tank Session at Float First in Chesapeake ($79 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • Sensation of weightlessness
  • Deeply relaxing
  • Can reduce aches & stress
  • Suitable for people of all sizes

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Promotional value expires Jan 17, 2012. Amount paid never expires. May buy multiple. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

After a long day of besieging steppe settlements, the Mongol hordes liked to kick back with a vigorous massage, a copy of the Daily Khan, and a nice warm glass of fermented yak's milk. Conquer your own serenity with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a one-hour session in a flotation tank at Float First in Chesapeake (a $79 value).

Float First's crop of sensory-deprivation tanks enables guests to experience the sensation of weightlessness without attending four years of Astronaut College. Each tank is filled with approximately 10 inches of a potent salt-water solution (containing about 1,200 pounds of Epsom salt), causing bodies to drift with ease as day-to-day stresses dissolve like powdered milk in liquid coffee. Suitable for tranquility-seekers of any size, the buoyant, isolating pools can relieve aches and pains, lessen insomnia, and allow marathon games of mental Battleship.

Float First

“I don’t fall asleep⎯though many people do⎯but I am relaxed. I lie there, my thoughts drifting from the to-do list of life and, then, naturally, to space,” says Mike Gruss of the Virginian-Pilot, who stepped into one of Float First’s pods for the first time in January 2012. “I am the John Glenn of the suburban relaxation frontier.” The sense of antigravity Gruss describes in his piece is a common one. It occurs in part because the water inside each 8'x5' i-sopod is heated to skin temperature, which makes it hard to tell where the water ends and one's body begins. Of course, the ability to float effortlessly also aids in creating this sensation. More than 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt combines with 10 inches of water inside each pod, a ratio that helps any man, woman, or unplugged mini fridge to float. Each float session⎯which can be conducted with the capsule’s lid closed or open, in case patrons are concerned about experiencing claustrophobia⎯is meant to imbue a deep sense of relaxation in clients, as the tank deprives all senses of stimulation. Aside from making guests feel lighter than air, the soothing session also boasts benefits such as improved sleep quality and faster recovery from muscle injuries.

Customer Reviews

It was a great experience
Alonzo B. · May 14, 2015
Nice experience , will be going back
LORNA C. · February 6, 2015
The place provides all you might need during and after the session. I thought that was great customer service.
Jennifer R. · January 18, 2015
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    Greenbrier East

    725 Eden Way N

    Suite 716

    Chesapeake, Virginia 23321

    757-410-2080

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