Flotation Therapy at Healing Waters Float Spa
February has begun and I honestly felt like January lasted a YEAR! Was I the only one feeling that way? I hope not!
The last few months had been pretty stressful on many fronts for me and despite my efforts to unwind and pamper myself, it seemed like nothing was working. With a few "Go to a spa" recommendations, I started to look into Floatation therapy and came across Healing Waters Float Spa here in Houston! I'm so excited to share my experience and thoughts on it!
How Does it Work?
Floatation therapy is a therapeutic practice involving a cabin filled with 10” of water and 1000 pounds of dissolved Epsom salts. You are free from external stimuli such as sight, sound, touch, temperature, and the force of gravity as you float effortlessly in water calibrated to match your skin’s temperature (93.5°F). Talk about sensory deprivation!
What does it do?
There are a number of benefits to Floatation therapy from Pain management, Brain Synchronization, Magnesium Absorption..the list goes on! This form of therapy mainly helps you redirect your energy and relieve stress or pain and helps you rejuvenate your body, mind and soul.
From start to finish, the process was seamless. The facility was clean, eco-friendly and quite luxurious if I do say so myself. The owner, Cyrus, was very welcoming and I loved the aura of the whole space. From Himalayan Salt pieces to incense sticks and the massive Buddha in the front lobby, you knew you were in the right place to relax! I started off with a quick shower, rising my body of any lingering oils between my shower at home and getting to the spa. I plugged in silicone earplugs that sealed my ears off from any water seeping in and stepped into the tank. The tank was quite spacious and easy to manage, I was not intimated nor claustrophobic by the tank. You could control the lights and music to your liking, I turned the lights off and kept the music for a majority of my time. The Epsom salt allows your body to float effortlessly and overtime, I could feel my body relaxing and opening up. I focused on deep consistent breathing and soothing/happy thoughts, it's remarkable how much we consume our minds with irrelevant or negative thoughts on a daily basis. By the end of the float, which lasted 60 minutes, I felt more balanced and any muscles that felt tense before, were more loose when I got done. I hopped into the shower for a post float rinse and instantly my body felt soft, moisturized and FRESH. Usually when I get out of showers, I have to immediately lotion up due to my eczema but I didn't have to do that this time and was completely okay! I got to enjoy the post float lounge for a bit (They have tea and books to read!) and headed out. Once I got home, I still felt at peace and as I write this blog post (12 hours later) I truly feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Overall, Floatation therapy is something I am definitely planning on incorporating into my routine! It felt so nice to disconnect, not have the tv on, not have my computer, not have anyone calling/texting me, not have the constant "buzz" of life that I have gotten so used to without realizing it. I felt like I learned so much about this form of therapy in a short amount of time and realized how important it is to find ways to actually relax, ways that might be different what what you’re used to! While I enjoy investing my energy into various hobbies, floating gave me a sense of peace and relief that I was searching for these past few months (maybe even years!)
For more information head over to : https://www.hwfloatspa.com/the-floating-experience
Thank You to Healing Waters Float Spa for the wonderful experience! See you again in a few weeks :)
If anyone has tried spa's and therapies they love, please let me know!