The secret to meringue's airy composition is to remove kitchen gravity with a Black & Decker black hole. Achieve a similarly well-fluffed mind without wrangling dark matter with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a 60-minute flotation-therapy session at Float Spa San Diego (a $75 value).
Flotation therapy's futuristic healing method has been featured on CBS for its cerebral restorative power. By immersing in a soundproof and lightproof sea of salted vacation, clients at Float Spa experience a weightless transition to relaxation during flotation therapy. Heated water is packed with 800 pounds of Epsom salts to create a super-saline solution that easily sustains body weight and puts movie-theater popcorn to shame. Brain regions that constantly fuss with the dillies and dallies of endless thought quickly reach a compromise—the left and right cranial hemispheres come together in quiet concord over the course of the one-hour escape.
As stressors are shooed from the body, physical pains dwindle to a dull whisper through the benefits of this Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique, otherwise known as "rest" to scuba divers and NASA scientists. The mind and body reach previously unknown depths of peace and tranquility during this alternative to meditation and MIB mind erasing.
Float Spa San Diego
Both soundproof and lightproof, the fiberglass capsules at Float Spa San Diego simulate a world without gravity, and more importantly, a world without distractions. Eight hundred pounds of Epsom salts intermixed with warm water—heated between 94 and 95 degrees—fill the tanks. As a result, clients lose all sense of external stimuli, ultimately leading to unmatched relaxation and a greater empathy toward rubber duckies. The water, harmonized with the skin's temperature, erases the sensation of touch, and the salt allows the body, including the head, to literally float without effort. Researchers have given this phenomenon the moniker REST, meaning Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique, as it has been shown to effectively reduce the brain's workload and enhance the mind and body's ability to relax and self-heal. A tank the size of a full room is also available for clients who feel they need more room to relax.
At Float Spa San Diego, the capsules are located inside private rooms equipped with showers for use before and after the session. Appointments kick off with 10 minutes of soothing music before all sounds and stimuli are shut off for 50 minutes of supreme silence and relaxation. With their modesty guarded by the locked rooms, clients are free to enjoy their flotation clad in a bathing suit, scuba-diving gear, or, for even less restriction, without any clothing at all.
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