Being tall, I’ve found very few bath tubs that have been large enough for me (the best one up to this point was in Japan, interestingly enough). I also have a body composition that sinks in water like a lead weight. So when I got a pass to FloatLife for Christmas, I was definitely intrigued.
There’s a couple of locations in Calgary, so I visited the one in Kensington. The lobby is calm, and after a quick introduction to how the float tanks were set up I was lead to a private room with a shower and a big old tub with a cover.
The water is filled with salt, so floating is effortless - a very unusual sensation for me that took a few minutes to get used to. There’s lights and calming music which you can turn on or off. It sort of felt like relaxing in a watery La-Z-Boy recliner, kept at nice temperature that isn’t too hot or cold.
Personally I found it as relaxing as a massage, but with none of the sore muscles afterwards, and much cheaper and easier to book. If you need a place to relax for a couple hours, I recommend it! FloatLife is located in Kensington and Marda Loop.