When I got there, I was greeting by a really sweet gal, Nina. She explained the waiver to me and answered all my questions. I felt real at ease talking to her. After I initialed and signed the waiver and paid, Nina gave me the short tour and explained the process to me.
The water is kept at skin temperature which is 94 degrees and it is saturated with Epsom salt. The high level of Epsom salt allows anyone to float. It is pitch black in the tank and after shutting the door and having the earplugs snugly in place, the only thing I could hear was my own breathing and the ringing in my ears that I pretty much have all the time. Between the absolute darkness, lack of sound, and not feeling the water since it was skin temperature, it really did feel like I was floating in space.
Another chronic problem I have is extreme muscle tension throughout my body. So it takes a LOT for me to be able to relax even a little bit. Floating did relax me, but my muscles didn't relax as much as I had wanted. The longer I floated, the more relaxed I felt though. Probably 5-10 minutes before the end of my float, I felt a significant feeling of relaxation in my muscles. It felt like a release of sorts. I wanted that feeling to last forever. This is another reason I am going to do a longer float next time - to be able to stay in long enough to give my muscles enough time to totally let go.
When the session time was over, a pump turned on and the water starting gently swirling. I instantly wished I would have paid for a two hour float. I did NOT want to get out. I felt chilled once I stepped out of the tank, so I quickly walked down the short, private hall and into a warm shower. Standing in the shower, I noticed how my legs felt like wet noodles and how I still felt relaxed.
Overall, floating was a really good experience. I hope to be able to do it again very soon. Before I started writing this post, I did find a Groupon for Sacred Floats & Gems Co for a 90 minute session for the same price of a 60 minute session for $50. I took advantage of it.
After my float and shower I did a 15 minute oxygen therapy. I'll be writing another blog post that will tell about their oxygen therapy and the other services Sacred Floats & Gems Co offers as well as pictures of their gem collection. When I left, I stopped by the store to pick up a few thin gs, got home and fixed a quick dinner, and then folded some clothes. As I was folding my clothes, I noticed how peaceful and good I felt. So yes, I am really looking forward to going back again soon for a longer float.
I was not compensated in any way nor did I receive any discount for this review. I simply experienced something pretty cool and wanted to share it.