I’ve always been obsessed with mermaids. Maybe it’s the strawberry in my blonde hair, channeling my inner Ariel. Maybe it’s that I’ve always loved manatees too, the creatures oft mistaken by seafarers as mermaids in days long ago. Weightlessness, being totally buoyant, these things became more alluring when I was pregnant with both of my boys. Recently being weightless (and nearly senseless) has become a real relaxation option: float therapy. Yes, mamas, this could be your ticket to an hour or so of silence! The meditative flotation therapy is gaining widespread popularity, with options outside the Twin Cities and even in our own beloved Duluth. Can sensory deprivation be the key to zen time for stressed out moms? I was about to find out if the salty escape would float my boat.
Think floating might be for you? It just may be. As I left the gun metal gray afternoon outside and entered an essential oils diffused airspace, it was a little more relaxing already. But this is to be expected from any spa. Would I be able to shut off my mama brain and bounce around in my own consciousness for an hour or more without making a million checks on a mental to-do list?