SOULEX Float Spa
SOULEX Float Spa
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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SOULEX float spa, DC's first flotation and sensory deprivation wellness center, offers natural, holistic healing for the mind, body, and soul. Our pods/pool are built with the highest standards of safety and sanitation in mind and meticulously cared for so that you can relax in meditative quietness with a clear, calm mind. Floating is a powerful stress-relief and wellness tool. It takes place in a shallow, sensory-free pool of water, heated to body temperature and saturated with 1500 pounds of pharmaceutical grade Epsom salt and Deadsea salt. This enables the body to float effortlessly.
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1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Downtown
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  • Mount Vernon Square • 6 min walk
  • McPherson Square • 7 min walk
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  • Claire Seveno
    Niagara Falls, New York1 contribution
    Must try if you are looking for self connection and mediation!
    These days’ meditation and reflection have both been a major part of my life. After my 2nd lay off during covid – I thought I would try something different. I was nervous but looking to connect with myself and take my meditation, reflection and healing to another level. In my search for meditation and spa services I found SoulEx DC. I went to their website, and it was easy to navigate which I love! They even have a 1st time float special! I was looking to treat myself and discount and reflect – and thought why not. When I walked in – I was greeted by the owner and asked to wash my hands at a portable sink or use hand sanitizer. After that, I was taken to my Spa Room, where I was going to float for 1 whole hour. A little nervous but also excited. The SouldEx Employee walked me through the service and amenities in the room. What I loved most was that there were individual showers in each Spa Room. The depravation tank which is actually like a cocoon fills up rather quick under 10 minutes which is just enough time for you to get ready to enter. I had a lite music playlist play during my float which only added to the total relaxation I was experiencing. When people ask me to describe it – It is warm and cozy. There is more than enough room to stretch out. I opted to fold my arms like an “X” on my chest which in my opinion only added to my reflection and meditation. I went with the flow during my experience and just let my body completely relax into the experience. This was the best experience I have had in 2020 – I was able to completely detach from the world. I plan to add this into my monthly – or bi-monthly self-care routine.
    Dear Claire, thank you for the amazing review. We're so happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience. This means the whole world to us especially year of 2020 where things have been so stressfull for everyone. We can't wait to welcome you back for more floats. Stay safe, Pedramin, Owner
    Written October 14, 2020
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    Written October 13, 2020
  • Adrianna
    Baltimore, Maryland3 contributions
    A Must! You absolutely have to try this!
    The atmosphere, the energy, the intention.... it was a magical experience. Although I arrived with a bit of fear of what sensory deprivation is like, it didn’t last long. I was fortunate enough to have been greeted and escorted through to my private room by the founder, Pedramin. She had a peaceful and safe energy about her. With a safe, clean, modern, cozy space.... the rest was up to me! I closed the lid of my SD tank all the way and was greeted by the healing sounds of dolphins (you get to choose!) and with faint lights inside. After some time the lights and sounds go off. Hang with the darkness! You can do it! Once the fear leaves you can really go deep. I will absolutely go back again and again. I can’t say enough about this experience.
    It was an absolute pleasure having you here. Thank you so much for your amazing review about our studio! We hope to see you back soon.
    Written January 5, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Traveled solo
    Written January 4, 2020
  • Jamesatye
    Hertford, United Kingdom101 contributions
    Great float experience in the heart of DC
    I’ve floated once before many years ago but thought I’d give it a try to cure some aches and pains in my feet and also some stress at work. I paid $100 for an hour introductory offer and booked for a slot the same evening. The facility was spotlessly clean, the rooms spacious and well equipped. The float tank was very high tech and near perfect save for the sliver of light the lid let in and the gentle hum of the pump. Total darkness and silence would be best. Once the lights go out and you are “freed” inside you own consciousness you will feel very different. Time goes quickly when you float and the hour will zoom by, as will your thoughts. This was a very good experience for me and highly recommended for anyone who wants to try a float. I came away mentally and physically refreshed and I would come back here again as the facilities and care were excellent.
    Dear James, thank you so much for your review and your kind words. We're so glad to hear that your float experience was pleasant. We look forward to welcome you back soon... Best regards, Pedramin, owner
    Written June 6, 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Traveled solo
    Written June 4, 2019
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Jim M
Franconia, VA60 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
I've never done float therapy/ sensory deprivation therapy before but I decided to give it a shot after reading the reviews. The pics and reviews don't do it enough justice. This place was amazing from the moment you walk in. Its very clean and the vibe is very tranquil. The rooms were really cool and the pod was even better. Initially i thought 60 mins would be really long but by the end, I wish I did 90 mins at least. Really relaxing. I haven't felt this stress/tension free in a long time. I also see how this would benefit folks with pain issues. Will definitely recommend this place. 5 stars. I'll be back on a monthly basis at the very least.
Written December 11, 2017
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Jim, it makes us so happy to see you had a wonderfully relaxing time! We're thrilled you had a great experience -- from the moment you walked in to Soulex. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to welcoming you back next month!
Written December 13, 2017
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christyw43
Sebring, OH99 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
My girlfriend and I had our first float session today. We each had separate pods. I can’t say enough about the spa and the people. The experience was phenomenal. So relaxing. I look forward to my next visit. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written April 4, 2021
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Christopher O
22 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
I had some free time, and I was in the neighborhood, so I booked an appointment for an hour float. I couldn't believe how fast the hour went by, and the experience was truly relaxing. Would definitely do this again.
Written October 16, 2019
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Thank you Christopher for your kind words. We're so happy that you enjoyed your float. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Pedramin, owner
Written October 17, 2019
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Leslie G
Minnetonka, MN19 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
My husband and I had some extra time in DC while there for a conference so we decided to try this float spa -- a new experience for both of us. We each had our own tank and we both enjoyed the experience immensely! Not only was it very relaxing mentally but we left the spa without the aches & pains we walked in with. Can't wait to do this again!
Written March 26, 2019
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Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad to hear that you and you husband had a great experience with us. We look forward to welcome you back. Best, Pedramin, Owner
Written April 15, 2019
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Kalistef
16 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Nice, tranquil and way beyond my expectations, this place really made me loose miself in the blissfull nothingness... highly recommend it! The sansations cannot be relayed with words...
Written February 16, 2019
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Thank you Kalistef for your kind review. We look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Pedramin, Owner
Written April 15, 2019
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DMVTraveler62
Alexandria, VA118 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
I went to Soulex DC for a float. I made my reservation online with ease. I had been to another facility and was very pleased so I thought it would be hard to beat. Soulex blew it out of the water! Every little detail was perfection. The staff was very welcoming, the space was absolutely gorgeous, and I wish I could go here every week. I choose the open room for my float, received a full orientation to the room, spa, and all amenities. Each room has a private shower, robes, towels, etc. I LOVED this place and will be making my next reservation ASAP!
Written September 3, 2018
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Thank you for your insightful observations. It motivates us to keep up the good work! We look forward to seeing you here again real soon. Very best, Pedramin
Written September 4, 2018
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GeeJAre
Westfield, NJ262 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
My wife and I booked a 1 hour session when we were in DC for the weekend. The facility is new, clean, and very zen-like. After signing our legal waivers, we were shown to our private rooms and provided with a detailed explanation of how things worked and what to expect. The experience is truly indescribable and absolutely worth trying. Super relaxing, invigorating and nothing like any other “spa treatment” you’ve ever had. A must try!!!!
Written March 3, 2018
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Thank you so much for visiting SOULEX. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Pedramin
Written July 6, 2018
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TonyMoustache
Brooklyn, NY55 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
This spa is new and it appears to be very well run and very clean. A staff member (Brian) was extremely professional and explained the entire process. This was my first time at SOULEX but not my first "float". The pod was fine for me (I'm 5'9") but I can see where a larger person may not have a positive float experience in a pod of this size. I'm returning to DC in a few weeks and I intend to book another session.
Written July 5, 2018
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Dear Tony, thank you for visiting SOULEX. We're excited to hear that you enjoyed your float. We look forward to welcome you back in a few weeks. Best, Pedramin
Written July 6, 2018
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Len J
Falls Church, VA76 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
When I first heard about the "float spa" experience I couldn't imagine how you could be suspended in salt water within a float pod. However, I can attest that it is truly possible and totally relaxing! SOULEX Float Spa is the first of its kind in Washington DC and is truly a first class experience! For anyone visiting DC, it's a great way to recover from a day of walking the city. If you're a local working in a high-pressure job, it's a way to destress and forget the tensions of the day. The space is beautifully decorated and each float room has beautiful wood paneling and its own shower for before and after your float. If you're looking for a unique holiday gift or a way to treat someone special to an experience they will never forget, I highly recommend you consider this for an experience gift.
Written November 29, 2017
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Len, we're thrilled you had a great experience --Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!
Written December 13, 2017
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SOULEX Float Spa is open:
  • Wed - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM