Early pioneers used salt to preserve meat, clean wounds, and add flavor to bland movie-theater popcorn. Preserve your flesh with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a one-hour floatation session at ifloatspa in Westport (a $90 value).
Physical and mental troubles drift away in ifloatspa’s dark, noiseless salt-water sabbatical, where clients float weightlessly in a state of absolute relaxation through Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy. Immersed in tranquility, patrons float in a supine position in a warm, sterile saline tank. Relieved of gravity’s constant nagging, bodily injuries and physical afflictions ease and a quieted mind purportedly assists insomniacs in finding elusive Zs, buoys depressed spirits, and triggers creativity. Pregnant women can pacify angry lower backs and unburden swollen ankles with the soothing benefits of floating.
Complimentary fresh water, tea, and coffee are available for faux levitators along with a private shower, dressing room, towel, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and antigravity picket sign in each zen-like float room. The float spa recommends allowing an additional 45 minutes for a complete tutorial, and pre- and post-float shower.