Ever since I began watching “Stranger Things,” I became fascinated with the idea of sensory deprivation. I wasn’t expecting it to connect me to another world as it did L. I just thought, what a wonderful way to eliminate all the “noise” and try to relax. So, when I learned of Juri Float in Canton, MA, I decided to give it a try.
Before the appointment I received specific information about using the pod. When I arrived I was greeted into lovely area by one of the owners, Rita Johnson. She showed me around and explained how the process would work.
I was then asked to shower to remove any lotions or oils on my body. The bathroom/shower area was clean and private and stocked with delicious smelling body wash, shampoo and conditioner. Once showered, I was ready to enter the pod.
Getting into the pod is easy. You are in complete control of the process. As I stepped into the salty pool I was amazed at the fact that there was only 10 inches of water. How was this going to hold me in a floating position? Nervous I might feel a little claustrophobic, I started with keeping the door propped slightly open. I closed my eyes, laid back, and voila, I was floating.
It did take a while for me to choose a comfortable position. In the end I found that having my head at the side with the door and propping it open a bit to feel some cool air on my face was most comfortable.
When time was up, Rita came in and gave a soft gentle wrap on the pod. I was able to take my time exiting and then used the shower again to clean all the salt from my hair and body. A blow dryer was also available for my use.
All in all, it was a lovely experience. I do have some thoughts about how I will do it differently next time.
- I myself, have trouble shutting off my mind, so next time I will bring a play list of some of my favorite music.
- I made the mistake of opening my eyes and wiping them with my hands. The salt can really be irritating, so bring in a cool wet face cloth with you.
- You are not required to wear a bathing suit, however I felt most comfortable wearing my bottoms. If you do wear something, be sure to bring a plastic bag to carry home your items.
Will I try this again? Definitely. And you should too.
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