Photos By Kayleigh Omang
Ever feel the need to escape the outside world? Want to engulf yourself in a tranquil and controlled environment where your lone goal is relaxation? Maybe the next time you pamper yourself, you should opt for a salt float at Salt₂O Float Spa in Fargo. Not only is this practice sweeping the nation, but it is also helping heal and relax those who choose to “float”.
But how does it work and what will it do to relax your body. We found out for you.
What Does It Do?
Floating is used in a multitude of different ways. Since your body loses 80 percent of its weight thanks to the salt concentration in the water, it feels as though you are quite literally floating. This feeling is oftentimes relaxing to many. However, float therapy is a great way of dealing with stress. As they say at Salt₂O Float Spa, it allows your body and mind to hit the reset button.
Salt₂O Float Spa has clientele that uses floating to treat anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mental health issues. They also see clients using float therapy to treat physical conditions like fibromyalgia, arthritis, injury recovery, physical therapy or any other chronic pain issues.
How Does It Work?
The practice of floating is simple enough in principle. At Salt₂O Float Spa, they offer four float rooms for you to experience. Each room offers a separate shower and preparation area before you float. Once you are ready to float, take a step inside the float tank. The tank is slightly bigger than your typical household bathtub, but what it does for your body is anything but typical.
The tub is only filled with less than a foot of water. The rest is filled with salt (800 pounds of pharmaceutical-grade Epsom salt to be exact). The water and air within the float tank are the same as your body. Upon laying down in the tub, you will immediately begin to float. This is because the salt concentration in the water takes away 80 percent of your body weight.
At Salt₂O Float Spa, you float for a 60-minute session before getting out of the tub.
How Does It Pamper?
Not only is floating a great escape from whatever might be troubling you, but it is a great way to pamper yourself. We all strive to be mentally and physically well every day. Unfortunately, that may seem impossible at times due to the stresses of our daily lives. At Salt₂O Float Spa, you can reach pure serenity and calmness thanks to the sensation floating provides.
Couple that with lightproof, soundproof and soft light and music and you will truly escape reality for the entirety of your float. There are not too many places where you can truly forget about life for a while, but Salt₂O Float Spa is one of those places. That alone is pampering enough for anyone!
Salt₂O Float Spa
3285 Fiechtner Dr S Suite A, Fargo