Floatation Therapy Comes to West Des Moines

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – A form of therapy growing in popularity across the country has its first location in Iowa – and it’s right in the Metro.

Fadeaway Floatation Therapy offers clients the opportunity to spend 60-90 minutes in nearly zero-gravity-like conditions as they float in a tank filled with 10 inches of warm, salt water. Co-owner, Talia Chaffee, says the salts soothe sore muscles and achy joints, and the overall experience soothes the mind.

“It’s becoming very, very popular with veterans returning from war, as a treatment for PTSD,” she said. “It’s a great alternative for people that really don’t react well to some of the medications that they prescribe for things like that.”

Chaffee and her husband decided to open the business after falling in love with the therapy on their own, and visiting nearby locations. The closest out-of-state locations for floatation therapy are in Minneapolis, Chicago, and Kansas City. She says they felt Iowa needed something like this, and apparently, people agreed – she says they’ve been booked since they opened two weeks ago.

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