Float..float onnnnn. Every time I think of float therapy I automatically play “Float On,” by The Floaters in my head. I’m sure float therapy is nothing like what they were thinking about when they wrote the song, but it’s EVERYTHING you need to try.
We wanted to learn more about float therapy, so we took a trip over to Nimas Float & Spa in Mokena, IL.
We were told to eat light before our session and had the option to float in a swimsuit or nude, based on our comfort level.
Once we got there Maggie Smith, one of the spa owners, eased our fears of drowning and being trapped in a float room (hey, we’re human and have a few fears too!).
Lucky for us, Nimas Float & Spa utilizes float rooms instead of float tanks.
A float room provides a dark and sound-free environment to facilitate rest and relaxation.
The float/room contains 10-12 inches of a solution consisting of water and about 1200 pounds of dissolved Epsom salt.
The water temperature is maintained at the external body temperature (around 95 degrees).
This allowed us to float effortlessly and comfortably, without gravitational restriction and without consideration of