Relaxation Pods

Isolation can be very relaxing.

If you're looking for a way to beat stress and pamper yourself at the same time, you may want to look into finding a business that offers time slots in relaxation pods. It's a new and effective way to get away from it all.

What Is a Relaxation Pod?

The definition of a relaxation pod depends on a particular manufacturer's concept. The one thing they all have in common is that these machines are designed to melt away muscle tension to help people relax. The technology used includes things like:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Brain wave stimulation
  • Cooling air
  • Heating pads
  • Relaxing music
  • Soothing lights
  • Vibrating massage

Relaxation sessions usually last from between 20 to 30 minutes, and the pod user has control over what to include in their session by selecting from a menu of options.

Where to Find Relaxation Pods

Relaxation pods are still relatively new, but they are gaining in popularity. If you're curious and would like to spurge in a relaxation pod experience, start your search at one of the following:

  • Airports
  • Chiropractic offices
  • Cruises
  • Relaxation Spas

Different Types of Pods


Nemorelax, the manufacturer of Nemorelaxers, is targeting airports with their product. Their marketing includes plans for airport suites around the world where they hope to sell 30 minute time slots to stressed-out travelers. Along with time in the pod, personnel look after your luggage and even provide wake-up services so you don't have to worry if you fall asleep. Vancouver International Airport is the first to offer their travelers relaxation pods which are equipped with:

  • Recliner chairs
  • Sound-isolating materials
  • Private cocoon pod
  • Touch screen monitor for watching movies
  • Fold-away worktable
  • Wi-fi Internet connection

Nap Pods

Nap pods also offer a number of options to help you relax. Featured settings help you select the kind of rest you need to meet specific needs such as:

Nap pods come in an open-air model or a cocoon type design. They are equipped with peaceful music, gentle vibration, and internal sensors which distribute dry heat around your entire body. Temperature selection is up to you.

Flotation Pods

Flotation pods differ from other pods because they are filled with water. When you climb in, the water provides a gravity-free flotation session that stimulates blood flow and releases stress. Like other relaxation pods, these are also equipped with soothing music. Flotation sessions generally last longer than other relaxations pods and can be scheduled for up to an hour.

The Egg Bed

While the Egg Bed isn't exactly a cocoon, the Lomme Egg Bed is a new concept that's considered a pod. It provides that protective egg-shaped design and includes light and sound therapy.

What if You Are Claustrophobic?

People who suffer from claustrophobia may be apprehensive about climbing into a relaxation pod, but you really don't have to fear it. First of all, remember that you are in total control when you enter a pod. You choose the light level, music, and more. You don't have to stay still, in fact, if you want you can talk on the phone, read, or do other activities. It's like your own private bubble where you can shut out the world and treat your body to a chance to really relax. Go ahead, give it a try. What do you have to lose but that unwanted stress?

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