This past weekend I had the opportunity to relax and renew at Om. Life, a wellness spa located in downtown Jersey City, NJ. Om. Life is Hoboken Girl’s “2018 BEST OF NEW JERSEY” winner + provides an array of services including Whole Body Cryotherapy, Infrared Sauna Therapy, Floatation Therapy, Normatec Recovery, Massage Therapy, Shemanic Energy Healing + Kangen Water.
My visit started off with a detoxifying sit in one of Om. Life’s newly installed large Infrared Saunas. This effective natural therapy is inspired by the sun and works to relax the muscles, detox the body and purify the skin (YES PLEASE). I was able to sit, chat + relax – face mask + all – with gal pal MaryAnn (Hoboken Meetups creator). After our 30 minute sweat we went up to the relaxing lounge area and sipped on some Kangen Water.
WHY INFRARED SAUNA ?
- Improves Skin Tone
- Purifies the Skin
- Reduces Wrinkles
- Stimulates Collagen Production
- Increases Energy Levels
- Shrinks Belly Fat
- Reduces Stress
- Relieves Pain
My “sweat” was followed with a “soak” – and by soak I mean Floatation Therapy. The practice of Floatation Therapy involves entering into a sensory deprivation tank (aka a POD) where the body experiences zero gravity by becoming buoyant in 10 inches of clean, filtered, therapeutic Epsom Salt Water that is the same temperature as your body. You quite literally feel as though you are floating. You have the choice to float in complete silence OR with faint music/ serene sounds playing as well as the choice of whether or not to float in complete silence or with calming lights. The music / light control panel is also conveniently located within reach inside the pod.
WHY FLOATATION THERAPY ?
- Lowers Stress Hormones + Releases Endorpins
- Muscle Tension Relief
- Improves Sleep
- Faster Muscle Recovery
- Lowers Inflammation
- Increases Creativity + Meditative State
- Lowers Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
MaryAnn and I were guided through what to do within each respective float tank, given tips on how to make our float experience amazing and off we went. Prior to floating I showered, placed my earplugs in AND ( took some pictures…. OBVIOUSLY ! ). I chose to do my Floatation Therapy in the tank with the star lit sky option + I absolutely loved it. I began my float with the sound on + lights on for the first 10 minutes or so + then I dimmed the music / lights and floated with only the star lit sky above me. I felt as though I was drifting away into another galaxy while my mind + body were completely at ease. I ended my float session with an amazing shower (free of toddler interruption – AMEN). The skin benefits were seen immediately and still now writing this (a day later*) I am still in a much more relaxed state.
Overall, my experience at Om. Life Wellness Spa was phenomenal. From the second you walk in the doors you immediately feel more at ease + I think that is in part owed to the friendly + welcoming staff and owner that greet you and guide you through each service. I would describe the decor + aesthetic of the wellness spa as clean, state of the art, inviting, creative + inspiring. I can’t wait to go back.
Next Up: Cryotherapy !