Float Spa Therapy is Huge Hit in Destin
The ultimate in relaxation…thatâ€™s one way to describe a new form of water therapy that has made a popular debut here in Destin. The Float Brothers Float Spa is the Emerald Coastâ€™s first and only float therapy spa.
What is float therapy? Imagine yourself being in a space of perfect tranquility, floating like a cork in salt water, where you donâ€™t experience the pull of gravity, sight, sound, or touch.
- How does it work? You typically enter a private spa room outfitted with a flotation tank that holds warm water (93.5 degrees) containing pharmaceutical-grade Epsom salts. The water is as dense as the Dead Sea, where one can float on the surface effortlessly without any body manipulation.
- Clients enter the tank either nude or in a swimsuit, wearing earplugs. You then lie back and float for 60 to 90 minutes. Because the temperature of the water is the same as your skin temperature, within a few minutes you lose the sensation of where the body stops and the water starts.
Why should I float? Itâ€™s a luxurious way to soothe and heal the body. You experience total relaxation and deep healing. Flotation therapy has been academically studied in the United States and in Sweden with published results showing reduction of both pain and stress. The relaxed state can also lower blood pressure, encourage maximum blood flow, enhance athletic performance, and shorten recovery time.
The brothers behind this adventure are Trey and Chris Hearn. Trey is an Air Force Reserve Officer and Dept. of Defense civil servant while Chris is also an Air Force veteran.
They must be doing something right! The Float Brothers Facebook page is flooded with 5-star reviews. Here is one of them:
“If you’re in Destin or the surrounding areas, I highly recommend that you go experience a float session for yourself! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Their facility is clean and comfortable. The in-suite amenities that they provide will not only meet, but exceed your expectations. The float pods are spacious, meticulously cleaned and maintained, the water is the perfect temperature, and anyone will float with ease and comfort. If you choose to float with the pod canopy closed, lights off, and ear plugs in… you’re in for a uniquely deep relaxing experience that you won’t soon forget. Regardless of how you choose to float though, you won’t be disappointed! I can’t wait for my next float. Thanks again, Float Brothers!”