Try These 5 Surprising Ways to Relax
Floating in the dark and tarot facials are the latest wellness hacks
Even the most zenned-out yogis can get in a rut. The same old om? Bor-ing. So we’ve prepped a varied menu of new relaxation techniques that are as unexpected as they are effective. Try one today, and chill already.
Float in a Tub
Spend an hour floating weightlessly in a squeaky-clean tub full of Epsom salts as the lights gradually dim to darkness. Basically, it’s a happy trip back to the womb (initial visit, $30).
Just Float, 76 N. Hudson Ave. #120, Pasadena; 818-639-3572 or justfloat.com
KonMari Your Life
Open a bottle of wine and organize the hell out of your closet (or office or--shudder--garage) with a professional who will keep you on track. Plus, she’ll drag away all the items you haven’t exquisitely folded. Once you're done, the feeling is akin to a massive exhale.
Get Organized Already!; 323-230-0297 or getorganizedalready.com
Have a Tarot Facial
Intuitive Dawn Palimino reads your energy during a 90-minute treatment ($200) including steaming, extractions and a neck and shoulder massage. Afterward, get a glimpse into your future--we see peace of mind in your cards.
The Yellow Door Boutique Spa, 2514 Overland Ave.; 424-326-9163 or theyellowdoorspa.com
Get a Chair Massage
Need to unwind, but rightthisinstant? Check out The Now, the drop-in spa where you collapse into a sling-back chair, put on an eye mask, pop in some earplugs and get 25 minutes of otherworldly neck, shoulders and arm work without wasting time getting undressed.
The Now, 7611 Beverly Blvd.; 323-746-5525 or thenowmassage.com
Sip a Calming Smoothie
It’s all about the goji berries--a superfood known to promote relaxation and better sleep--as well as a bunch of tasty elements like strawberries, chunks of coconut and rose water in the Love Shack tonic ($13) at new Lifehouse Tonics + Elixirs. Just don’t slurp too quickly or a gnarly brain freeze could totally harsh your mellow.