“Imagine a place where you can truly unplug from all the noise.”
Recently, I went to Blissful Waters Float Center to learn more about the services they offered. I was definitely interested in learning more about shutting out all the noise of being a busy mom, business owner and wife. I was a little skeptical at first because an hour of floating in the darkness seemed a little intimidating to me. How would I shut off my mind? AN HOUR! However, I decided that I was desperate for self care and this was important to me. Self care needs to start being high on my list and this was a great place to start.
The spa like facility is gorgeous and instantly you feel at home. Melody greeted me with a friendly smile. I filled out a couple forms and a waiver. Not crazy like signing your life away at the doctors. She handed me the worlds most comfortable robe and slippers. She then walked me into a private room where i can undress, take my makeup off and store my valuables in a locker.
After I was undressed and in my robe, she led me to the massage room. The ambience in the room was healing and peaceful. I sat in a massage chair and began a 20 minute massage. Now this isn’t the massage chair at the airport or at the mall. It is incredible. It applies pressure, alleviates the stress in joints and muscles. The massage gets you relaxed and in a calming state to prepare for the float room.
Once the massage was over, Melody led me into the Float room. It is a spa like shower with the float tank next to the shower. Melody explained the process to me, reassured my fears and walked me through everything I needed to know.
After she left, I showered and used the shower gel provided to get any excess oils off of me. Then it was time. I was going to go into this float tank, in the complete darkness and silence.
I stepped into skin temperature water saturated with Epsom salt. I got in the 10 inch deep water and floated. FLOATED. It was such a crazy sensation. I used a pillow to rest my head on because i was not completely committed to the whole process. A soft voice came over the intercom and it explained where the music button was and that my session was beginning. The light slowly faded away and I was in complete darkness. Melody had suggested not to have music and to fully embrace the silence. It helps to think more clearly with no gravity, light or sound to distract the mind. How often do we get to experience utter silence? So i listened to her. After floating for a little, I took the pillow away and my head gently fell into the water. This was when the full experience hit me. It was complete silence. I opened my eyes and the room was as dark as if my eyes were still closed. While my body was complete relaxed, i gently floated around the tank.
I instantly felt the stress of my day melt into the water. My neck pain was lessened and I felt all my muscles relax. It was a sensation that I have never felt. It was as if I was disconnected from my body and floating in the air.
I spent my time in the float tank getting in touch with God. I prayed for the gratitude I was experiencing and went one by one thanking God for presenting me with everyone that has come into my life and on this journey with me. As my mind drifted away to my to do list and what I was going to make for dinner, I forced myself to go back to praying and making this moment about me. The silence cleared my head. It enhanced my creativity. I brainstormed ideas on how to grow my business. But most of all, I spent a guilt free hour, loving myself and giving myself permission to spoil myself with this experience. I deserved this self care for my mind, my family and my spirituality.
After my hour was up, a gentle voice told me to exit the tank and to shower and wash my hair. Now here are a few helpful hints. Now the float tank is salt. When I showered, I brought my face down and all the salt water got into my eyes and burnt like crazy. Don’t do this. The other thing is clean your ears with the shampoo. I had a ton of dried salt on my ears.
Once I left the float room, I was offered tea and a few minutes to relax in another room.
I felt so calm and relaxed after floating. My mood was elevated and my joint/muscle pain and inflammation was relieved. My experience at Blissful Waters Float Center was absolutely incredible and I can not recommend it enough. Self care is so important to us busy women. We put so much pressure on ourselves and it was an beautiful experience to have nothingness for an hour. I look forward to doing this again and supporting another woman owned business.
Thank you, Melody for an incredible experience!!
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