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Dream Water Floatation Tanks in Dazhi

Postby maoman » 20 May 2011, 07:51

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Earlier this week, I had the cool experience of trying out a floatation tank for the first time at Dream Water, a new company in Dazhi owned by a friend of mine, Mike Zev. What an amazing experience! (No, the girl in the photo doesn't come with the experience - you'd probably have to pay a lot more for that!) :wink:

I still remember watching the classic sci-fi horror thriller "Altered States", which dealt with the effects of sensory deprivation and psychoactive drugs. It didn't look relaxing, but I was intrigued even then (I was just thirteen years old when that movie came out!)

Anyway, I'd always thought it would be a cool thing to try, and so when I heard that Mike had imported state-of-the-art flotation tanks, I immediately signed up for a session.

The location is very nice, a quiet, upscale lane in Dazhi, not too far from the Miramar shopping center. If you're not driving, the fastest way there is to take the MRT to the Jiannan Road Station on the Brown Line. If you are driving, there is ample parking in the area. Inside, the feeling is very spa-like. The decor is modern and relaxing, and you feel mellow just stepping in the door. Mike took me on a tour of the place and I was impressed by the attention to detail they took with the renovations.

Then it was time for the float. Mike encouraged me to use the bathroom first - he said nothing ruins a good float like the creeping awareness that one's bladder is the only part of you that isn't relaxed! Good advice.

I then stepped into the shower, rinsed off, and opened the floatation tank. (Actually, it looks more like a "pod" than a tank, I think.) The tank is BIG, and although the water isn't very deep, it's loaded with epsom salt, so that you're always floating - it's physically impossible to sink. There is a light inside that can be easily turned on and off, and the lid is also easy to open, so there was no sense of claustrophobia. Actually, the whole thing was very womb-like. The water is heated to body temperature, and once you get in, there's some soft relaxation music that plays to help get you in the right state of mind. After five minutes, the music stops and the real relaxation begins. I have to confess, it took me about twenty minutes before I could "empty my mind" of thoughts, and just float. I was also experimenting with different float positions to find out what the most relaxing position was. Once I found that position, and I started getting used to the whole novelty of the experience, I pretty much lost track of time. I wasn't asleep, but I wasn't entirely conscious, either. After an hour, the music quietly came back on, and my mind started to return to the day. I pushed open the lid, walked over to the shower stall, and took another shower, this time to get the salt out of my hair.

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The rest of the day was fantastic. I felt really rested, and had lots of energy. I also felt relaxed, which is a very rare thing for me - my daily life is pretty stressful, and feeling relaxed is NOT my usual state of being.

So, it was a very positive experience. If you need a little bit of downtime, if your batteries need recharging, or if you just want some peace and quiet, you should definitely check Dream Water out. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Their address is No. 61, Lane 69, Jìngyè 2nd Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei.
中山區敬業二路69巷61號一樓

Their telephone number is (02) 8502-6900
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Re: Dream Water Floatation Tanks in Dazhi

Postby Dr. McCoy » 20 May 2011, 08:39

Thanks maoman. I will have to try that. 2,000 bucks is kind of steep, but their discount packages look good.
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Re: Dream Water Floatation Tanks in Dazhi

Postby cfimages » 20 May 2011, 08:51

Good to hear a review. I saw their website a couple of days ago via Facebook and showed it to the mrs but we haven't been yet to try it out.
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Re: Dream Water Floatation Tanks in Dazhi

Postby sandman » 20 May 2011, 14:19

I did that years ago in the Pyrenees and have always wanted to do it again without the chemicals.
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Re: Dream Water Floatation Tanks in Dazhi

Postby ironlady » 20 May 2011, 21:11

That only leaves the Dead Sea, right? Or are you saying that there's a place in the Pyrenees where you can float like that in a natural body of water?
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Re: Dream Water Floatation Tanks in Dazhi

Postby Icon » 22 May 2011, 20:40

Do they have gift certificates? There are several people I'd like to send to one of those pods...
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Re: Dream Water Floatation Tanks in Dazhi

Postby Madgix » 26 May 2011, 21:09

Hi all,

Thank you for your interest!
My name is Damien, and I'm working with Mike Zev in Dreamwater.asia

Dreamwater floatation pod have no harmful chemicals added, just Epsom salts, in the water. Its like experiencing the Dead Sea of Israel right here in Taipei!
Epsom Salt not only helps to rejuvenate the skin from without, giving the skin a beautiful and healthy complexion, it also has the added benefit of increasing the bouyancy of the body in the pod. This allows the body to be suspended in a near zero-gravity environment. This allows the muscles and joints of the body a chance to be released from the accumulated stress and pressures of everyday life, healing the body while reducing stress levels.

Yes, we do provide gift vouchers for you to spread the wonder of Dreamwater's floatation spa to your friends and loved ones, giving them the opportunity to share the unique experience of Dreamwater's floation pod.

We offer several packages and special offers, and you can call us at (02) 8502-6900 for any enquiries about the nature of the floatation experience and make your appointment with us for your floatation experience.

Furthermore, you can also email me directly at damien@dreamwater.asia for any enquiries. I'll gladly handle and requests and enquiries put forth by you.
As an added bonus, if you have found out about Dreamwater through Forumosa, please PM or email me and I will provide you with 25% off for your first float at Dreamwaters.

Thank you! I'll hope to here from you soon!

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Re: Dream Water Floatation Tanks in Dazhi

Postby sandman » 26 May 2011, 21:12

ironlady wrote:That only leaves the Dead Sea, right? Or are you saying that there's a place in the Pyrenees where you can float like that in a natural body of water?

No, it was a resort with flotation tanks. The chemicals were ... ingested beforehand. :wink:
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Re: Dream Water Floatation Tanks in Dazhi

Postby Madgix » 01 Jun 2011, 16:44

Hi all,

Dreamwater is having 2 special promotions just for you!

Birthday Deal

If its your birthday, or the birthday of someone close to you, bring them in for a float at Dreamwater!
Birthday babies float at half price! Come in with the birthday baby, and you'll be entitled to 25% off!

What are you waiting for? Come on down to Dreamwater now!

The Long Weekend Deal

Bring in your parents or grandparents for this long weekend and they will be entitled to 50% off!
So come on down now! Only for the long weekend this week!
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Re: Dream Water Floatation Tanks in Dazhi

Postby Gryphon » 04 Aug 2011, 15:15

This sounds interesting. I'm going to have to give this a try! :)
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