Enjoy this excerpt from Kim Vonlochem's floating experience:
You enter a private spa room outfitted with a floatation tank that holds 93-degree water containing 650 pounds of Epsom salts. The water is as dense as the Dead Sea, where you can float on the surface effortlessly.
For the next 90 minutes you are floating nude, wearing earplugs in complete darkness. Because the temperature of the water is the same as skin temperature, within a few minutes you lose the sensation of where your body stops and the water starts.
Welcome back to the womb.
It sounds all hippy-dippy, but the lack of sensory stimulation along with the anti-gravity feelings of salt-water buoyancy, allows the brain and body to achieve a state of therapeutic healing and relaxation.
According to the West Float website, “floating screens out external physical stimuli, creating a pure state of “sensory” relaxation. Under these unique conditions, your body has a chance to restore its natural powers of self-regulation, while you simply lie back and rediscover the pleasure of a deeply relaxed mind.”
“There is a lot of stress in the everyday life of a parent and this experience is a really easy way to relax while having some time to yourself,” said owner Louise Van Engelsdorp.
It takes about 30 minutes to slow down your mind, but once that happens, you literally loose track of the time. For a mom of two young children, this is absolute magic.