Float Your Cares Away
Located in Austin for the past 13 years, Zen Blend operates a lightproof, soundproof flotation tank filled with 800 pounds of Epsom salt and 10 inches of water heated to skin temperature, in which a person floats as a form of deep relaxation. They are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and offer one-to-two-hour floats, massage and float packages, couples packages and far infrared sauna sessions.
The flotation offered at Zen Blend is said to boost immune function; improve circulation and distribution of oxygen and nutrients; reduce blood pressure; alleviate pain, fatigue, stress and jet lag; improve sleep; energize and rejuvenate; stimulate left/right brain synchronization; create mental clarity and alertness; increase creativity and problem solving; heighten visualization; deepen meditation; expand awareness; intensify the senses; and accelerate learning. It is also believed to increase motivation; diminish depression, anxiety and fear; facilitate freedom from habits, phobias and addictions; improve athletic performance; help prevent sports injuries; and speed the healing process.