Awakened. Relaxed. Serene. That’s how I felt after an incredible experience at Glow Spa. I tried out the steam and the float tank – which were both fantastic. Steaming opened me up and floating left me calm and centered – and rested after a long flight from California. The best part of my experience was the final treatment – a massage. Truly the best I’ve ever had. My massage therapist was intent on customizing the experience to meet my needs. I can’t recommend this unique spa enough. The staff were great – taking the time to explain how to maximize my experience. And they had all of the little touches available – including fruit infused water to keep me hydrated! I’ll be back every time I’m in South Carolina. I wish we had spas like this in northern California.
Floating is the most relaxing thing I have ever done, by far! It is incomparable and I wish everyone could try it!
Saturday’s Float (2nd Timer)… While I enjoyed my first float in July, the new ownership made my second float more amazing. The additional salt in the tank made a big difference in the neck support achieved, the infused waters were a tasty addition, the atmosphere (while a work in progress) shows wonderful improvements, and the new owners are very personable and enthusiastic about the business. Purchased a “package” and can’t wait for my next floats!
I went for my first float last week and it was everything all the other glowing reviews have said: relaxing, refreshing, restorative and amazing. Steve and his staff have thought of all the details to make the experience one to remember – and revisit! Often! Thanks to you-all for what you have brought to the Lowcountry.
Just entering the spa one could feel the sense of calmness and peace. It was my first experience floating, and it was wonderful! I walked in with having a migraine for two days, and walked out pain free and so relaxed. Steve was great from the beginning explanation the use of the floating experience. I had already viewed his recommended videos which were a big help also. I highly recommend this to everyone. Steve has a way of making every client feel welcomed and special. I have told many of my coworkers who are nurses to come and experience this peaceful state of being. I loved it. I can’t wait to book again. Thanks so much Steve
Steve was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. It was my first time floating. I really liked how big the tank was. It was so relaxing and relieved a lot of the pain I have from Fibromyalgia. I slept so well last night too. It was a unique and awesome experience that’s difficult to describe!
After a long drive in steady rain, I am so glad I had an appointment for a massage. Dove was the best…she hit every pressure point, was strong, then gentle, and if I lived here I would return as often as I could. The spa is the best…so is Dove.
AMAZING!!!! In a word – AMAZING!!! I had done a little research in preparation for my float, and honestly, you get all kinds of “experiences”, etc. when researching or watching YouTube vids about people’s floating experiences. With that, I had some apprehension, but still “had my mind right” for my first float. I’ve never had so much fun floating in the dark. OK, I’ve never floated in the dark before, but still… Sooooo relaxing and totally enjoyable. When the soft chanting/music crept into the tank signifying that my time was up, I got a HUGE smile on my face, but didn’t want to get out. Now I know what bears feel like when coming out of hibernation! Can’t wait for my next one – gonna go 120 mins. for sure! Thanks!
Best relaxation you’ll ever get … Glow Spa has the best tanks and facilities I\’ve ever seen. Prices are very reasonable. You\’d pay twice as much for a float like this in NYC, SD or LA.
Floating is amazing! The feeling is so serene and relaxing. I didn’t think I’d like it as much as I do, but I LOVE it!
Had my first float today and it was a truly remarkable experience. First, Steve and his staff were welcoming attending kindly to my needs. I have a tendency toward claustrophobia, but after Steve explained everything in detail, letting me know that I was in control of the experience, I felt more at ease and was able to enjoy the float. Afterwards, my aches and pains were gone, I was relaxed and able to sleep easily. Even several days later the affects continue. The atmosphere was soothing and impeccably clean. I will be making more appointments for myself as well as recommend this therapy to my patients as I have in the past.
Having been to glowspa a few times in the past, I was very impressed with the complete remodel and the new owners. If you liked glowspa prior to the new ownership, you will definitely like it now. The owners are very professional and caring individuals. I can’t say enough positive things about the benefits of floating, and yesterday’s experience was no exception. Besides the obvious benefits of detoxifying and healing pulled or strained muscles, time spent in the floatation tank is very calming and allows yourself to become more in touch with your true nature. Simply love it. Thank you Deb & Steve.
Benefits for chronic pain…. As a Registered Nurse and Student Nurse Anesthetist at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, I have had many years of study and experience with pain and disease. As a health care professional, I see many benefits to the healing properties of floating, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Through my professional knowledge and personal experience of floating, I see enormous healing benefits for people with chronic pain issues.
So enjoyed my treatment at Glow! Kelci’s massage released knots in my shoulders that I had been holding for a long while. The float tank was a new experience for me ~ and I enjoyed it.
glowspa floating is one of the best experiences. I enjoyed a full spa day for my birthday!!! Float on glowspa.. see you soon.. Book a float!! God Bless
First time, though I had read a good bit about float tanks. It was great. A nice large tank, not confining at all. The staff were very kind and not intrusive. They have the process down nicely. I tried the neck pillow at first, but preferred without. I hope to do this regularly in the future! Though I live in Wisconsin!
My AMAZING husband knew just what I needed for my birthday! A day to steam-float-massage at Glowspa! It was the peace I was looking for, a day for me to float and just relax selfishly! Thank you Glowspa for making my day so comfortable and relaxing. I WILL be a repeat customer!
My 1st float experience was wonderful! As a meditation teacher who works with clients dealing with pain, depression, anxiety, and various other symptoms– I look forward to sharing my experience with them as I know they could greatly benefit from adding floating to their therapeutic program. So happy you’re here!
It was a very well spent hour. I felt all my pain and worries float away. Much needed time. Thank you for the opportunity.
I came for a massage because my husband had just come out of emergency surgery and I was so tense and worried. Steve took a look at me and said, “You need to float.” I was so open to his suggestions to relax in the personal tank and I fell asleep a few times. In the darkness I healed and was able to let go of my fears. I recommend this to caregivers, especially. Take care of yourself first and you can manage other’s care. Thank you, Steve, for knowing what I needed. I loved it!
The most relaxing experience! I floated for the first time and it was a great experience. Any hesitation I had about floating was completely erased as soon as I was greeted at the door by the staff member. It took me about 15 minutes to relax after I entered the tank, but after that it was the most relaxing experience. It was more than I could have imagined. I continued in a calm state for an additional two days. Thanks for the experience. I will return and bring others to try this experience.
TRY IT!!! I tried this for the first time yesterday. This was my first spa experience, and it was fantastic. It is one of the most relaxing things I’ve ever done. The time passes really quickly once you get used to the feeling and relax. TRY IT!!!
I surprised my boyfriend with the 90 minute signature massage for the two of us. We received a great deal for Valentine’s weekend as well as awesome customer service. All of our questions were answered with knowledgeable insight and a genuine concern, ensuring we were comfortable as first time customers. I was so relaxed that I fell asleep during my massage. Kelci and Dove are the best!
Very hospitable, made me feel welcome and right at home, in a “safe” place where I could relax and let go as I floated my tensions away. I did 120 minutes, and it went quickly as I reviewed different areas of my life, made some plans for improvements, and focused on just being there in a positive state. Funny but I got out and did a few minutes of a standing meditation when I heard the water start to circulate back in the tank as a signal time was up. We certainly can have an uncanny ability to listen to the internal clock. Although it’s a bit of a drive for me I can’t wait to schedule my next float. Tanks for the memories!
Wow – Amazing and loved every minute and can’t wait to get more time in this beautiful salty water!!
I had my first float session and it was a great experience! The staff is very nice, considerate, and absolutely makes the experience even more relaxing. Consider me your newest loyal customer!
Great experience! I was so excited to be one of the first in charleston to experience this. I was skeptical, and it was interesting at first, but after my body got used to total relaxation, it was AMAZING! I did an hour, but I def recommend 2 hours. I’m going to next time. I fell almost into a trance and time flies by. I got up super relaxed.
WOW… Happy Birthday! A surprise birthday gift from my husband, I was not exactly prepared for my first float, so I really didn”t have any per-conceived notions or fears going in….WOW! what an enlightening experience!!! Made peace with my heartbeat and friends with my breath in the most relaxing state of being. Can’t wait to get a package deal and gift an hour’s float to my husband…who really needs it! And, I can think of a few others….
I was just introduced to floating about a month ago. Was a unsure if it was for me. I bought a Groupon and booked my first float. I was surprised at how big the tank is. I guess I had an image of something similar to a tanning bed. Could be more further from the truth. The float tank was spacious so I never felt closed in. Looking forward to my next visit.
I loved the massage and the float. Very relaxing day. Great experience, I will be back!
Peaceful and healing! Floating was a surprisingly profound experience. During my session I found myself fully and completely supported on all levels. I felt so safe that I lost track of time. I didn’t sleep and yet I didn’t know if I had been in the float room for 15 minutes or five hours. The muscle tensions melted away – my mind fully relaxed and by the end of the hour I felt renewed, energized and in deep peace. It was as if I had … found the peace and internal sense of spaciousness that usually only comes for me after some form of yoga or meditation retreat. The effects were noticeable for at least a week. I strongly recommend floating as a healing and rejuvenating treatment.
I highly recommend this place The owner was wonderful! She did a really great job explaining the process and giving me a tour of the facility, which was very clean. The atmosphere is very relaxing, and they have done everything I could ever think of to make you feel comfortable before, during, and after your floating experience. My first float was amazing. It took a few moments to clam my mind and find a comfortable position in the super buoyant water, but once I did it felt great. I had the feeling toward the end that I had been in there well over an hour, but it was a trick of the mind. Overall I had a great experience and will definitely do this again and possibly make it a weekly ritual. I highly recommend this place
I LOVED IT! I enjoyed my first float yesterday – It was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had to date. My daughter gave me the gift certificate for Christmas and joked that she was sending me to a watery grave. I know that she was just scared and wanted mom to go first. I was happy to report that it was not like a watery grave, it was kinda like an ethereal cave. I LOVED it!!!
Awesome for recovery… I am a runner, avid exerciser and because of my intense training, I often have little (and big) aches and pains in my joint and muscles. After my floatation experiences I find that my pains are gone and I feel refreshed and invigorated. Floating really helps in my recovery process and leaves me fresh and ready for the next physical challenge.
The experience was wonderful. Steve and Kelci are so welcoming, so friendly and so inspirational. Thank you for a fantastic experience. I’ll be back next week (and probably every month after!).
I slept great after… Floating was the most ethereal experience I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to experience that state of consciousness again. I’m still feeling a deep sense of peace and well-being over 24 hours out. Slept like a baby last night too. I can’t say enough good about this. I’m telling everyone to try it.
Amazing very relaxing time- good value- cannot wait to go back
Did a salt float and managed to get my husband to try it out too. I am 7 months pregnant and it was GREAT! You can turn and float on your tummy and really stretch out, you feel like a new person. My husband was hesitant to try it but in the end he loved it. It clears your head and you come feeling so relaxed! A must try for any person – but especially if you are pregnant !
Having visited Glowspa annually while attending the Family Circle, I was surprised to find out they were under new management. I booked anyway and was pleasantly surprised and very satisfied with the services they rendered. I talked extensively with the new owner and complimented him on the new digs and beautiful decor. The float tank in my “do next ” and I will be making a trip back in the very near future to experience. I assure you the quality of service did not diminish due to the change of management .
My husband and I decided to get massages while we was on vacation and thru out the years normally we are very sore the next morning after a massage. This is the first time that we both was so relaxed and was not sore the next day. The owners was great and very so nice to us. When we come back to Charleston we will be visiting glowspa again!
glowspa was fantastic. I did a 60 minute float and was completely relaxed for the rest of my day. I recommend it to anyone.
My daughter and I had our first glowspa experience yesterday, and we’re going back today. We had never floated before and were a bit uncertain about that portion of our treatment, but the massages we received won us completely over. Both Kelci and Kristi were remarkable. They were thoughtful and obviously highly skilled. My daughter and I are both signing on for memberships. We’re hooked! Ann G.
I am a convenience store manager, on call at all times, and no vacation. We drove from Columbia to try this floating out. I have had trouble clearing my mind with meditation and I was amazed at how peaceful it was. No phones, no dogs, no cats, no chickens, no kids, no crises at the store. Just me and peaceful relaxation!!! and as a bonus, the epsom salts seemed to detox more than I thought they would!! Would fiercely recommend this to anyone with a very hectic lifestyle!!!!
One of the better ones… I’ve floated at numerous places in the past few years, and glowspa is one of the better ones, and one of the least expensive. I’ve found that besides the obvious physical benefits of isolation tanks, it’s also one of the greatest tools humans have to explore your own consciousness, and to untether your mind from your body in order to release it’s true potential. The most beneficial aspect of sensory deprivation tanks is the transcendence and personal evolution that takes place inside. Everyone should do it, and do it often.
If you are looking to totally clear your mind of all thoughts and feel comepletely relaxed, try the float tank. I won 90 minutes in the float tank. I was sure that I couldn’t relax for that long and would feel claustrophobic. I was so wrong! I stayed in the entire time and felt more relaxed then I ever have. I recommend this for everyone – we all need a break from thinking about all the stresses in our lives. NIce clean facility and a great concept.
Worth the two hour drive! I have wanted to try this for years but could never find a place that offered the service. This spa is a two hour drive for me but worth every minute…………it could not have come at a better time in my life. I float, open my mind, relax my body and am able to put things in perspective and let go of things …………….. it is a terrific value.
I had my first, but not my last, float a week ago. It was an amazing experience. I have been under a tremendous amount of stress the past six months and I can honestly say that it all melted away. I can not wait to schedule my next float. The owners, Steve and Deb were very welcoming and answered all of my questions. I LOVED everything about it, a very calming atmosphere!!!
I experienced my first float yesterday and totally enjoyed it. As a counselor, I know how important it is to manage stress and this is a terrific option. I felt so relaxed. The staff is great and answered all of my questions. The kind of place where you feel at home.
Totally worth the money! I went for my first float yesterday and it was so relaxing. They have thought of everything from showers, shampoo, conditioner, soap, towels, robes, flip flops, ear plugs, hair dryer you name it they have it. It was amazing like being in a totally dark cave. I am claustrophobic and it didn’t bother me at all. Another super little thing is they give you a spray bottle of water just in case you accidently get the salt water in your eyes. Like I said they thought of everything. I loved the staff and the spa so much I am going back for 3 more luxury treatments tomorrow. Totally worth the money. We all need some time to just tune out the world and relax in a perfectly calm environment.
I just completed the “Drift” package and was exactly what I needed. First the steam, then float, then massage. A treat for sure but with each treatment, I got more relaxed and was able to receive the experience and benefits from the ongoing treatments. Highly recommend! Lastly, HIGH remarks for Kelci’s massage – AMAZING! In the top 2-3 massage therapists, I’ve ever experienced. She has a great read and intuition of what your muscles need and want. I’ll be back for sure!
What an amazing experience! I wasn’t sure what to expect during my first float. I had heard stories, seen movies, etc and tried not to have too many pre-concieved expectations. I can say it was VERY relaxing and when the music came on to let me know it was time to end, I was so relaxed I didn’t think I could stand up and get out of the tank! There was a definite ‘glow’ afterwards that lasted a long time. Can’t wait to go back for a second float!
Just wanted to let you know that my first experience with glowspa was fantastic, I would like to give a special thanks to Steve and Kelci for a wonderful and relaxing experience. I would recommend this experience to everyone. Great Folks, Thanks again!!
Weightless and Wonderful. I deal with a lot of neck and back pain, so for me this weightless experience was top notch and just what I needed!! It’s probably different for everyone but the same rule of letting yourself go needs to be applied to really experience the benefits of Floating. I look forward to doing it again!