The float was an extraordinary experience. I had no idea something like this was available. My daughter, who enjoys the salt floats in Houston, gave me a gift certificate for the float, saying that I really needed to try it out. She was right! Andrew greeted me and showed me around and explained the process. I was a little apprehensive but he put me right at ease. Once I settled into the water, it was truly amazing. I felt like I didn't even have a physical body. It was so peaceful and soothing. The center itself was beautiful and peaceful. The aquarium that I sat and observed after the float was the most beautiful one I have ever seen. Thanks, Andrew, for making my first visit so pleasant. I will be back!
Our first time to Still Point Wellness, however, my husband and I have been to Esalen and had massages. I had Ben and my husband had Emily. WE would have to say, one of the best massages WE have had since Esalen, thank you. This will be a place that we will return to and highly recommend!!
I had the 75 minute Esq Massage with Lisa and she was absolutely wonderful. A head to toe experience like no other. She was gentle and even got the knots out when needed but it did not hurt. She put some smelly stuff on a towel underneath your nose when you had your head laying back and it was like heavenly. She helped you breath too. Also, I had the 90 Minute Salt Floatation which was totally different than anything I have experienced. You go into the Salt Floatation and with all the salt your body actually does float. You float on your back. There is only 17 inches of water and with my big body I thought I would sink but no you float. After I got out my skin was so smooth. The only advice I would give is use the ear plugs that the provide so you don't get salt in your ears. My niece got salt in her ears and it was like it crusted up. Her ears hurt but we used equal solutions of Peroxide and White Vinegar. They do provide a sponge head rest so you don't lay your head completely under in the water. I sit up a little with my legs crossed and put the water on my face and then as the water dried; I rubbed my face as if it was a sponge and when I rinsed it after the shower my face was so soft. You take a shower before you get into the Salt Tank and afterwards. It is actually in a large bathroom with shower and bathroom accessories. They provide Q-tips, towels, and lotion for afterwards. They say you can either wear a bathing suit or go in the nude. There is no lights at all in the Tank; but he said if I wanted to leave the door cracked I could and I did so there was a little bit of light. At least I could see. In between each session you can sit and watch the Salt Water Fish Tank and relax. Andrew got us some Tea and water. You will be given a robe to start out with and you wear it the entire time. The people there were amazing. They make you feel at home when you come in. My Niece had a Massage with Emily and she said she was great too. Will go back on my next trip.
The mind/body exploration package was very therapeutic and truly a wonderful experience. The massage with Ben brought up some areas of stored emotions I hadn't realized were there. And the float in sensory depravation really allowed the massage experience to deepen and opened my inner communication in a very real and clear way. I booked again for the next month before I left!
This was a truly wonderful experience for our family time together during the holidays. We were a party of 5- grandmother mother and three daughters ages 30-22-each of us with varying massage experience (my youngest a massage therapist in training to my 83 year old mother who has had only one massage in her life). We loved the esalen massages we received from Emily, Terry and Lisa. Tanya the receptionist was also very thorough and her orientation to the salt floats were so helpful to making the experience anxiety free for those not sure of what the float entailed. Thank you to all for such a lovely day. We will definitely be back. Namaste!
For my wife's birthday, I took the opportunity for a unique experience, learning to give each other a massage. Our host was friendly and knowledgeable, with us taking a turn on the table while the other learned a basic routine, the classic techniques, and a few pointers. We've had experience with massage before - from videos and books, but having a teacher to work with you hands-on was amazing.
Recently visited StillPoint Wellness and I must say it was an absolutely fantastic experience. Enjoyed an Esalen massage and spent 90 minutes in their state of the art float tank. The facility provides a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy all the benefits of a float or massage. Further, the staff is wonderful and attentive to any needs. It is clear that management have thought through how to maximize a client's experience, and implemented accordingly.
Relaxed and full of joy - that is how I walk out from a float. LOVE!!!