New to Surrey: salt therapy and sensory deprivation floating (VIDEO)

Salt Floatation and Dry Salt Therapy in South Surrey, is the first of its kind on the south side of the Fraser River.

The alternative health and wellness spa centre offers dry salt therapy and sensory deprivation floating. It has two sensory reduction float tanks, a float room, two salt rooms, and features the province’s first salt therapy bed.

“[My vision is] to provide a venue for people to be able to come in and experience deep relaxation for whatever it is they’re seeking, whether it’s [relief from] pain … symptoms of respiratory conditions, or if they just need an escape,” explains Angie Dosanjh, Founder of Salt Floatation and Dry Salt Therapy.

About three years ago she lost her husband to an accident. While coping with grief and trauma, someone introduced her to float therapy – she fell in love with it from day one and says it provided her with an escape, and with piece and clarity.

At the same time, she says her nephew was undergoing dry salt therapy to treat his asthma, having great results, “so as I was reevaluating what I was doing with my corporate profession and where my life was going with all that had happened … I just really felt the passion and urge to bring dry salt therapy and floating to Surrey.”

Float Therapy

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Flotation is a practice in which an individual is placed in an enclosed tank, or flotation room for those who are claustrophobic, in water 10 inches deep infused with 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt.

It’s meant to minimize the amount of sensory input onto an individual’s central nervous system.

“The effects of that are many,” says Dosanjh. “It induces a state of deep relaxation … it produces feel good hormones, [such as] endorphins and dopamine, and reduces all the negative hormones, like adrenaline and cortisol.”

After about 20 minutes, brain waves slow down to what is known as a theta state. At this point, Dosanjh says deep relaxation can be achieved and the individual can enter into a meditative state.

One of Dosanjh’s newest clients, Deborah Groom, says she can’t remember the last time she felt so rested, “I have lupus and one of the problems with people with any sort of autoimmune [condition], is that we never sleep, we never really relax so we’re always tired … after an hour and a half in the tank, I feel like I had a sleep.”

Dry Salt Therapy

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Also known halotherapy, dry salt therapy is an alternative way to treat respiratory and skin conditions. In a 45-minute session, clients sit and breathe saturated salty air.

Dosanjh says this helps treat conditions such as asthma, COPD, bronchitis, sinusitis, common allergies, and colds and flues, “[the salt] has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, basically it absorbs excess mucus and reduces inflammation within the respiratory track in the sinuses and airways.”

30% Discount on Introductory Floats!

Salt Floatation and Dry Salt Therapy is offering a 30% discount for introductory floats to Surrey604 readers. So if you’ve never tried floating before, you can receive 30% off from the regular price of $65.

Salt Floatation and Dry Salt Therapy is located on 103-15303 31st Avenue in Surrey, B.C., and its hours are Tues-Sat from 9:00am – 9:00pm, and Sundays from 10:00am – 8:00pm.

For more information contact Salt Floatation and Dry Salt Therapy at (778) 294 – SALT (7258).

Blake Sebastian entered the Film and Television industry at the age of 17. Now in his mid-twenties, he has been involved in radio, lifestyle/reality TV shows and factual docu-series. Blake has been involved in over a dozen different shows and holds a two-year diploma in Broadcast Journalism from BCIT.