I’d been eyeing the float spas for quite some time. I saw a Groupon for a session, so I called True Rest to ask a few questions. I wanted to know how a person automatically floats in these pods. Is it something I need to concentrate on, and if so, then how is this called relaxing?
With all my questions, I gave the spa a call. The spa representative was informative and helped me decide to give it a try. I purchased the Groupon and made an appointment. Click the *link in bio* to see how it went and how I was thoroughly surprised by a treat they had for us natural hair ladies.
When my friend and I arrived, we were checked in, filled out paperwork, and given slippers. We changed and watched a 10-minute video intro to floating called, The Science of Feeling Great. Once that was complete, we traveled down salt lamp filled hallways, while soft music played.
We were each assigned a room, where there was a pod and shower. The spa representative gave instruction on how to operate the shower, the pod, and where to meet once our time ended. The pod colors can be kept at the standard blue color or can change through a rotation of soft lighting. For people who may be claustrophobic, you can leave the pod lid open. I closed mine.
DO NOT schedule a float spa session if you have shaved recently or have an open cut. Also, do not touch your face while in the pod. The pod holds 1,000 pounds of a salt mixture, and you will experience discomfort. The representatives do a good job of making sure you are aware of all this prior to entry.
My float experience was 60 minutes and very relaxing. It takes some effort to remain still, and genuinely let yourself relax, being mindful of the experience that’s happening at that moment. I was blown away by how the salt-to-water ratio makes your body automatically float. No concentration needed. You drift around in the pod gently back and forth while the music plays. You can float in the nude, with a bathing suit on, or any combination of shorts and a top. I choose shorts and a sports bra. Once out, I noticed my body was relaxed and not as tense. If you’ve ever taken an Epsom salt bath, it’s just like that but on steroids. It’s recommended that you do a few sessions for long-term benefits.
I undressed, rinsed the salt off my body in the shower, used the conditioner to detangle my hair (it was in a bun) to get all the saltwater out. I put on my dry clothes and met my friend in the bathroom where I was surprised to find it fully stocked with the beloved, Carol’s Daughter natural hair products. I was impressed to find a natural haircare line as one of the product lines of choice. I sprayed a generous amount of leave-in conditioner into my hair and we were given drinking water. There was a soft sale at the end to become a member, and then your pod session costs are reduced.
All in all, the experience was amazing. It was something different and fun. The Groupon was $45, and Groupon was running 20% off local deals, so end price was $36. Regular price for a 60-minute float is $79; $59 for your first float.
If you have a True Rest Float Spa or any float spa nearby, give it a try. You can also check out the spa’s FAQs here: https://www.truerest.com/float-therapy/faq/
2430 S. Gilbert, Suite #8
Chandler, AZ 85286