You know that loose-limbed, blissed-out feeling that comes after an Epsom salt bath? A good soak means a clear mind and a happy body.
So just imagine what soaking in a tub filled with over a thousand pounds of Epsom salts would do for you. Forgetting soaking. Floating is more like it at Kensington’s Float Life.
The latest craze in the wellness world is actually pretty rad for weary parents. During float sessions, adults take a long, soothing soak in a pod filled with 1,200 pounds of therapeutic Epsom salts dissolved in 11-inches of water. Once you’re in the pod, the lights dim and it’s up to you whether you want to close the lid or not. Those up for the full sensory depravation experience can turn off the mood music and the funky lighting inside the pod to tap into a complete lightproof and soundproof environment.
You have 90 minutes to float away, but you can get out and chill in your private room anytime you like. Just don’t be surprised if you fall asleep in your watery oasis, as I did. (The water is so buoyant, you stay afloat.)
You’re bathing alone, so swim suits aren’t necessary—and a good shower is mandatory on-site before slipping into the pool of water. After each session, the water is flushed through a super filtration system using a non-chemical process to clean it.
Those who have done ‘the float’ will tell you that it’s nothing short of magical—the sensory deprivation of the pod means the creative parts of your brain are free to go into a deep overdrive, and the lack of light or sound means you can enter a meditative-like state quickly and easily—a plus for those who have always wanted to try meditating but found it challenging. Besides entering into a deep state of relaxation, floating is beneficial for those suffering from fibromyalgia, insomnia, hypertension, anxiety disorders, chronic pain, and migraines.
And yes, it’s totally safe for pregnant moms-to-be, making it an ideal reprieve for your tired, aching bod.
Float on down…