Floating naked in a pitch dark completely silent tank full of salt water for two hours sounds completely bonkers, I’m aware of that. Might I mention that I’m also terribly afraid of the dark and bodies of water. So you would assume that this would be a horrendous activity to try out. But after having an especially stressful couple of weeks at work, I was in desperate need of a way to unwind.
After scanning the tank with my phone’s flashlight to confirm that there were no monsters lurking in the dark, I hesitantly climbed in. It took me a while to convince myself that there was absolutely no way I was going to drown and I attempted to begin to relax.
The tank is filled with 10 inches of body temperature water and about 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt. The result is your own mini Dead Sea where you float effortlessly.
It took about 30 minutes to actually quiet my mind enough to fully relax. So if you’re a newbie, I would definitely opt for the two hour float session. Once I relaxed, the remaining time flew by. Before I knew it, the LED lights at the top of the tank lit up signaling that my two hours were over.
I left feeling more relaxed and at peace than I have felt in years. Seriously. The pain and knots in my neck and back had completely melted away, a feeling that lasted for a few days after floating. Without getting too new age-y, I also felt like I had hit the reset button on how I perceived everything and I found myself feeling noticeably more creative in the days to come.
I would definitely recommend this if you’re a stressed out, anxious ball of nerves like I am. Salt7even is a serious hidden gem that deserves more recognition. Everything about this place is awesome – from their professional staff to the cleanliness.
Ps. Your skin does not wrinkle or prune up in the water. It’s the strangest thing!