Haute Spots Boston: Balans Organic Spa

Imagine floating in the Dead Sea, but from the convenience of Boston. That’s just what you will find at Balans Organic Spa on Newbury Street. when you book a 30 or 60-minute float in their luxe float room.

When you arrive for this one-of-a-kind relaxation experience, you will slip your shoes off on the first floor and head upstairs to the tranquil treatment rooms where you will be shown to your private float suite. Here, you have the individual privacy of your own shower, dressing room and floating tub where you will spend the next 30 or 60 minutes getting in touch with your inner self.

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From organic facials and body treatments to makeup and nutrition, Balans is the go-to place for sustainable self-care. Owner and Swedish native Marie Aspling opened the Newbury Street organic spa last December and the nearby wellness studio in 2010. “All of the products we sell are from Sweden,” she said. “Balans is a lifestyle philosophy that is founded on a balance of professional and personal lifestyles. We are the first and only organic spa on Newbury Street.”

Why create the floating experience?  “Floating is one of the best relaxation techniques available,” Aspling added. “It is great for everyone from pregnant women to the elderly. Lowering our stress levels is critical for our well-being and overall health. It is so important for us to balance our lives by taking some time to do nothing at all to give our bodies and minds a chance to recharge.”

Step into 10 inches of heated water filled with therapeutic epsom salt (magnesium sulphate) inside the float room. If you have troubles trying to relax, it won’t be difficult inside here. Choose to either float in silence or you may request some background music to help you unwind (you may bring your own for a customized experience).

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Designed for both men and women, the float experience just might be the easiest way to relax and unwind. The magnesium from the salt is absorbed through the skin as an essential mineral for both bone health and nervous system.

“We describe the floating experience as a deep tissue massage without touch,” Aspling said.

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Balans Organic Spa is located at 216 Newbury Street in Boston.