I've been a regular at the Float Shoppe for a while now. Whenever possible, I stop by once a week (thanks to membership rates) and float, because I've found that floating has huge therapeutic value for me. For me, floating is my time to decompress at the end of the week. I can relax, I can think about things, or I can not think about things. It's meditative. Sometimes I find myself solving problems that have cropped up in my everyday life (it's incredible what you can accomplish with 90 minutes of darkness and silence), and other times I just let go of everything else and float. Usually, it's a nice combination of both. And afterwards, I always leave feeling spectacular. I am lucky enough to be able to walk home from the shoppe, and for me, these walks are nothing short of magical. The colors seem brighter; the air feels fresher. I sleep beautifully the night after a float, and the next morning, I wake up still feeling rejuvenated, ready to conquer. Regular floats have become my way of taking care of myself. I'm not really a mani-pedi girl, and I don't get a lot of massages, but with floats I feel like I'm helping myself both physically and mentally. For someone who has always loved baths, it doesn't get much better than this.
I first started floating via a Groupon to Float On. I found that I liked it, a lot, and when I heard about the Float Shoppe opening in my neighborhood, I was really psyched for this service to be that much more accessible to me.
Whether you're new to floating or not, they will take excellent care of you here. They will sit down with you and walk you through the basics, and go over any questions you may have. The Shoppe is lovely and quiet, and you are welcomed to sit on the plush couch and have a cup of tea, or a glass of water. The float rooms themselves are similarly cozy and calm, softly lit and outfitted with benches and hooks for your things and some basic toiletries in the showers too.
I have been so thrilled to have this service available in my neighborhood, and it's an awesome bonus that it's run by such great people. I'm really looking forward to see how the Float Shoppe grows (since I've been going, they've added a new float room, acupuncture, and some other neat services), and I can't tell enough people about it in the meantime!