Guilford Spa to Offer New Way to Relax

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Guilford Spa to Offer New Way to Relax


Walmsley, Ebony, New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)


GUilford » Floating in a tub of salt water is probably not the first idea that comes to mind when people think of rest and relaxation.

But it is for Jeremy Spang, 26, and Jocelyn Rustemeyer, 25. The residents are the owners of a new saltwater float spa called Surrender to the Float and are excited to get the word out about the unique business.

They hope to have the 236 Church St. spa opened by Oct. 1 and plan to lease the space for three years.

Spang and Rustemeyer decided to bring the treatment to the area because "people seemed ready for it."

More popular in western states such as Oregon, these spas feature flotation tanks made to provide a zero-gravity environment resulting from the high salt content, allowing for muscles and bones to relax.

The technique has been around since the 1960s, Spang and Rustemeyer said.

Floaters submerge into 850 pounds of Epsom salt. in a tub of water kept around 93 degrees Farenheight.

With no outside distractions, the body's system stops concerning itself with outside tasks.

Studies show dopamine and endorphin levels rise, giving you a natural high, Spang said.

Floating tanks also help reduce chronic pain. Rustemeyer was involved in a car accident that caused constant neck pain.

"I felt a natural alignment after I tried floating for the first time. The pain was definitely better than normal," Rustemeyer said.

While the amount of salt keeps the body floating, Spang says it also helps keep the tank clean. …

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