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Float your troubles and pain away in a new-age flotation pod

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Getting to a state of complete relaxation may be as easy as floating on water.

Floating on Cloud Nine, Kentucky's first flotation therapy spa, believes they can help people get there with salt and water.

First developed in the mid 1950's, the process of submerging patients in tanks deprived of light and sound triggered a deep relaxation response, much deeper than normal sleep. The technique has evolved into floating therapy.

Floating on Cloud Nine uses new-age flotation pods to help people find relief from stress, muscle pain, addiction, fibromyalgia, pregnancy, PTSD and more.

Keith Kaiser spent some time inside a flotation pod.

The fiberglass cocoons, built to block out external light and sound, provides a womb-like environment. You immediately float almost suspended in a bath of 200 gallons of water and 900 pounds of Epsom salt or magnesium sulfate.

The buoyancy created by the salt solution removes the feeling of gravity on the body. It's a sensation of weightlessness to help the body rest and recover. The goal is to slow brain wave patterns and achieve deep mediation.

They have three pods now and room for a fourth.

$69 for a one hour session.

Floating on Cloud Nine is located just off Shelbyville Road at Hurstbourne Lane, in the Forum Center, next to Lucky's Market.

The spa hours are 8:30am-8:00pm Monday through Saturday and 9:30am-6:00pm on Sunday.

Click here to learn more about Floating on Cloud Nine.

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