Having experienced flotation at various locations, Grace and Joey had some ideas about how to present it in a way that would be inviting. They wrapped the basic ingredients—1,000 pounds of Epsom salt and 130 gallons of water—in a relaxing atmosphere with meticulous hygiene. Beyond that, they say it’s all in what you bring to the float and what you would like to take away.
Joey says that, while some people try flotation therapy as part of a gift, most people try it for its health benefits, like relief from pain caused by fibromyalgia or assistance weaning off prescription drugs. Grace and Joey most recently used flotation therapy throughout their pregnancy. Floating was useful in taking weight off Grace’s joints, increasing her relaxation, reducing her swelling, and increasing bonding time with baby Nai’a, a name which means dolphin in Hawaiian. Grace blogged about the experience in her “Mind, Body, Baby” posts on Instagram and Facebook.
“There’s a deep water connection for both of us,” Grace says, “as well as restorative qualities that we appreciate.”
Joey and Grace strive to offer an experience that’s as warm and comforting as the water itself. Mountain Float Spa features spacious flotation cabins to relieve anxiety, even for a claustrophobic customer. A translucent glass shower door leads customers into a private cabin with a seven-foot-high ceiling, containing an oversized tub.
“We chose those because they’re a little more inviting, more user-friendly,” says Grace. Mountain Float Spa also offers music and a Himalayan salt lamp for people who may not want complete darkness and silence—and the experience doesn’t end when you dry off. Customers can decompress in a post-float room with tea, chocolate, and a journal in which they are invited to record their reflections.
“Some people come out vulnerable,” says Joey. “It’s better to have a room to relax afterwards.”
“The best we can do is offer a safe, clean, relaxing environment,” adds Grace.
Joey and Grace are proud of the variety of clientele their business reaches.