Float tanks are the ideal place to test the buoyant properties of limbs, practice echolocation, or cool down after being repeatedly set on fire. Treat your stunt double to some much-needed alone time with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get one hour of float time in a sensory-deprivation tank at Mudra Massage (a $40 value).
Each one-hour float session takes place in a light-absent tank, inside of which clients float restfully while wiping their minds of thought and letting stress wash away. Supine solace-seekers bob gently in a bath of Epsom-salt solution, a liquid buoyant enough to simulate the ethereal sensation of weightlessness. While guests rest in the body-temperature water, the cocooning experience drives blood pressure down and releases peace-inducing endorphins without customers having to take a nap inside a whale’s cushy belly. Each float tank sits in its own calming and dimly lit private room, giving buoyant clients maximum control over their experience and enabling them to depart, enter, and astral-project through the walls of the tank at will. Clients who wish to extend their sensory-deprived vacation may upgrade to the 90-minute float for an extra fee or supplement their relaxation with a massage.
Nancy Failla, licensed massage therapist and founder of Mudra Massage, calls on her broad-reaching knowledge of bodywork techniques as she composes personalized treatments for each of her clients. She relieves pain and tension with the therapeutic kneading of her Swedish or deep-tissue massage by walking gently over backs during Ashiatsu oriental bar therapy. Weightless sessions in her studio's Oasis Relaxation System float tank work to bring on a deep meditative state while lowering the blood pressure, releasing endorphins, and enhancing empathy for astronauts.