I could not get out of my head the idea of Hamptons Float. The whole concept seemed so bizarre to me. Go to a place and just lay in a tub of water and float around? How is this worth anything? Why not just do it at home?
Boy did I have a lot to learn.
Out of curiosity, I walked in the door and started asking questions. Immediately I was greeted by the owner, who’s voice was almost a whisper. He began to explain all of the benefits of floating. “It’s a total reset. You completely relax and let go and your body and mind get a break from stress.”
“Is everything sanitized and cleaned?”
“Yes of course, it’s a sophisticated system. Each bath is new and we take sanitization very seriously. Between each float, the water is filtered multiple times through a 1-10 micron filter, and treated with UV light, Ozone and Hydrogen Peroxide.”
“Why is the water so buoyant?”
“The water is filled with hundreds of pounds of Epsom salt.”
“Okay sold. I’ll try it.”
From there I was brought into one of the floating rooms, which contains a shower to prep yourself for the float and then a large bathtub illuminated by a soft purple light. After some quick instruction, it became apparent to me that all I really needed to do was jump in and, well, float. Hence the name I guess.
At first the whole thing feels a little weird. It is hard to grasp the idea that you are in water that will not let you sink, you resist the urge to relax at first. But step by step, your body loosens up, and when you let it all go, you are in effect completely floating without any effort. When you reach this point, there is not a single stress on your body and it is extremely relaxing and a very unique experience.
For the first ten minutes of the float, spa music is playing but then it shuts off and with your eyes closed, you tune out the entire world and float in the water.
If you want to be really bold, you can push a button on the side of the tank that turns out all of the lights in the room, putting you in complete and total darkness. Personally, I’ve never experienced this level of complete and total darkness and I can’t say that I liked it with the lights out. I lasted about five minutes before I wanted to turn the light back on.
Not surprisingly, I could feel myself drifting off, and I allowed myself to fall asleep for what I thought was just a minute, but of course ended up being a lot of the experience. According to the owner this happens frequently, the water is so buoyant that it’s just simply not possible to go under.
When it was all over, I totally got it. Floating is a great way to relax on demand. I left feeling invigorated and zen like. If you are looking for a new way to relax, it’s worth a try!
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