The Dream Pod Float Tank: The Lodge at Vail’s Newest Experience

Sep. 12, 2018

Attention vacationers and locals dealing with stress and acute injuries: it’s time to hit the reset button.

The Lodge at Vail, Vail’s very first hotel and its RockResort Spa are proud to present its newest luxury spa treatment, the Dream Pod Float Experience. Normally found in major cities, float tank treatments offer countless benefits that surpass the regular benefits of weekly fitness routines and spa treatments. While recently gaining popularity, float tanks have been around since the 1950’s, ample time for scientists to study the psychological and physiological benefits of floating.

My Personal Experience:

On the days leading up to my spa treatment, I was a little concerned about feeling claustrophobic, but I found that the tank provided much more room than I had imagined. I felt comfortable, relaxed and safe during the entire experience. The magnesium-saturated water was at the perfect temperature and the buoyancy allowed me to float without any effort. Thanks to the advice of The Lodge at Vail therapists, I relaxed, focused on my breathing, and I was in a meditative state within seconds.

I am not a scientist, but I do know that after my 60 minutes in the tank, I felt completely rejuvenated and calm. I had that overall, relaxed body sensation that one feels after a soothing massage.

A proven after effect of floating is the reduction of cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormone that when in excess, creates stress and a constant “fight or flight reaction.” It is normal in situations of peril or danger, but sustained increased cortisol levels can lead to headaches, sleep disruption, high blood pressure, anxiety, and depression. Float tank therapies have also been used as an alternative treatment for acute injuries as they promote healthy activity of the circulatory and lymphatic systems. No matter what issues you are facing, mentally or physically, floating provides an opportunity for the body to release tension and hit the reset button.

When in Vail, take advantage of this whole-body experience. Whether you are here for the slopes or are enjoying a family vacation, it’s the perfect way to relax and can serve as an alternative to or complement a massage treatment. For the launch of this new ‘Zen-like’ treatment, the spa is offering special discounts on the Dream Pod Float Experience. Special offers include $50 for the first experience and discount packages of 5 or 10 floats.

About the Lodge at Vail, a RockResort

Renowned for relaxed luxury and impeccable personal service, The Lodge at Vail combines the elegance and charm of a grand alpine chalet with the warmth of authentic western hospitality. This intimate alpine resort prides itself on a location unlike any other, even in Vail. Our premier accommodations feature a staff that greets you by name and anticipates your every need.

Located at the base of Vail Mountain, in the heart of the vibrant Vail Village, you’ll find all you need within a few steps of our front door. From the village’s main ski lift to the world of boutiques, shops, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, Vail’s pedestrian village awaits groups both large and small.

Guests will enjoy our luxurious, newly completed Vail spa, which features 11 treatment rooms, seven massage rooms, a fitness center and modern facilities, as well as a new skier service center, exclusive ski club and more. It’s everything that you should expect from luxury hotels in Vail.

Whether you’re coming to enjoy our winter playground, experience the beauty of an alpine summer and its myriad of outdoor activities, or simply to absorb the splendor of aspen trees changing in the fall, this year-round hotel will forever give rise to mountain nostalgia.

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