Pause Float Studio Mar Vista
My first time floating was at Pause Float Studio, located on Washington Boulevard just east of Lincoln Blvd in Mar Vista, LA. The moment I stepped inside the doors of this carefully designed oasis of relaxation, I paused for a very deep breath. This continued throughout my session. The deep breaths are part of what inspired Pause Float Studio Owner and Founder Jeff Ono to open. He fell in love with floating and found that the relaxation supported his ability to show up for everything else in his life—including work and raising a family. He subsequently left his corporate job to build Pause.
There are many benefits to floating as compared to taking a bath or soaking in a hot tub.. The water temperature, dark room and silence (ambient music and guided meditations are available), and high concentrations of magnesium sulfate (salts to increase buoyancy) combine to create an immersion that allows for a meditative, full-body, restorative session. Advanced filtration systems ensure that you’re soaking in clean water, and the high concentration of magnesium (easily absorbed through the skin) is noted for its ability to improve muscle relaxation and recovery as well as nervous system balance and even sound sleep.
Pause offers float rooms (with higher ceilings and a more open feel) as well as pods (which provide a womb-like container) and private showers to fully rinse both before and after the soak for the best experience. Arrive early (parking is easy) to fully prepare for your soak and linger after with a warm cup of tea.