12 December 2018

A New Way to Relax at Saltwater Float Center

Finding new ways to relax in just 90 minutes?  Here's something new to try - the Float Pods at The Saltwater Float Center.  Even two-time MVP Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors swears by this method to relax his body from aches and pains after playing on the hard court.

These big Float Pods measures 8 feet by 5 feet wide.  It holds about 12 inches of water, which is saturated in 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt.  This creates a solution more buoyant than the Dead Sea, which makes you float on your back about half in and half out of the water.  The water is kept at the average skin temperature of 34 degrees Celsius, so you don't have to worry that the water might be cold.  

You may also opt to close the Pod for the ultimate sensory experience, or if you're a bit claustrophobic, you can also leave it open.  You also have the option to activate the lights that change color, or if you are bothered by light, you can also keep it off.  There is a small opening in the pod where air can flow freely in and out, and the lid never locks or latches, there is just a handle you can grab if you want to open or close the pod.

Before you start your Saltwater Float, you are given a basket which contains a bath towel, a bottle of water, a pair of earplugs, a freshwater spray (which you can use to spray on your face should salt get in your eyes) and a halo floatie to support your head and your neck as you float.

Just a few reminders before you start your Saltwater Float

Floatation Therapy is the deepest form of relaxation, and has been proven to:
  1. Relieve stress and anxiety
  2. Stimulate creativity
  3. Soothe chronic and acute pain
  4. Improve blood circulation and reduce blood pressure
  5. Strengthen the immune system

You might ask how did my Saltwater Float experience go?  

At first, I tried to keep the pod open for a while, but I noticed that I had the tendency to open my eyes every few minutes.  It was a distraction, so I closed the pod, kept the light on, and closed my eyes.  Now, this seemed better for me as you seem to just hear yourself breathe, you can hear your heartbeat and just the sound of water as you float in the tank.  However, at some point, it seemed to me that it was sometimes "too quiet" for me.  One of the things that also relaxes me is hearing calming music (like the ones they play at spas), I somehow wished I could hear relaxing music in the background as well.  Also, I was looking for a scent, like the ones you smell when you walk in a spa.  If there was an aromatherapy oil scent in the room, perhaps it would also have added to a more relaxing experience. 

Being inside the Saltwater Float Pod, does relax you, do not worry about, sinking, you won't.  Also, I used the halo floatie, it helped support my head and neck as I floated and it also protected my head from bumping against the sides of the pod.  

Ready to try the Saltwater Float?  Here are their rates:

Saltwater Float Center is located at The Sapphire Bloc, Garnet Road, Ortigas Center.  For inquiries and appointments, call +63 927-4990888.  For updates, you may also find them on Instagram and on Facebook @SaltWaterFloatCenter.

Float away!

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