In our eternal quest for new ways to entertain ourselves, my wife and I have ‘float therapy’ a try this weekend.
What is float therapy, you may ask. The officials line is “Floatation therapy happens within our state of the art sensory deprivation or isolation tanks – constructed to remove external stimuli like noise, light, odor and touch. We believe that floating is a place where customers can float to let go of the daily grind, unplug from the external world, and ultimately relax.”
In plain english, you float in a small, beautiful pod of salt water (think of a large tanning bed look) with no light or noise. The water is 40% salt so you float almost on top of the water. And you just lay and relax, deprived of any sensation.
A close friend of ours (a pretty stressed out chick) swears by it and ‘floats’ at least once a week. For me, I simply couldn’t get into it. I spent the full our in the flotation chamber and tried to clear my mind, as the manager told me to do. It was pleasant and certainly relaxing, but I never came close to the nirvana state I was promised. To be honest, I was quite bored after 30 minutes.
My wife…she had her own form of success. She said she was bored after 20 minutes so she got out, had a shower in the gorgeous room that the float chamber was in and masturbated for the rest of her one hour session. It was just the relaxation she was looking for.