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Spa in Jersey City: om.life Wellness

by Jen Gonzalez
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If you’re looking for a little “retreat” from the hustle and bustle of regular life, but don’t have time to do a full spa day, you’re in luck. The long-awaited om.life Wellness is finally open in Jersey City {located on 18 Park View Avenue}. This Jersey City spa is a modern-day sanctuary bringing alternative therapies to the mainstream. The different treatments offered include Cryotherapy, Floatation Therapy, Infrared Sauna, and Normatec Recovery, designed to de-stress and detox the body while rejuvenating the mind. Here’s a bit more about our visit to the new spa in Jersey City, om.life Wellness:

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From the moment you walk in, you feel at peace in this green space. The owner {who is a JC resident!} did not spare any detail when constructing an eco-friendly healing sanctuary complete with green soundproofing, a state-of-the-art water filtration system, VOC-free wall paint, air filtration, LED lighting that syncs with your circadian rhythm, and use of natural cleaning products. SOooOoo you’re basically already healthier just by being there. Now, a run-down on what these services are all about:

Relax With Floatation Therapy

Floatation Therapy has been around for decades, but only recently has it catered more and more to athletes and business execs who need to relax both body and mind from overstimulation. Floatation pods filled with ten inches of body temperature water and 1000 pounds of epsom salt. Epsom salt is rich in magnesium, readily absorbed through the skin and tremendously beneficial for muscle relaxation.

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Floatation pods at Om Life

According to Dr. Gabrielle Francis’ The Rockstar Remedy, epsom salts pull radiation from the body, which is CRUCIAL for those of us sitting at the computer all day. And for those looking for the ultimate meditative experience, you can opt for complete sensory deprivation by turning off the lights and the “stars” on the ceiling of the pod — along with the meditative music playing underwater.

It’s crazy – you will feel like you’re floating in space with zero gravity and no concept of time or space {and yes, you’re naked}. Imagine just you and your thoughts for 90 whole minutes. Wonderful or scary, you be the judge, ha. 

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Chill Out {Literally} With Cryotherapy

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Cryotherapy has received a lot of attention lately thanks to popular reality shows like Million Dollar Listing LA and The Real Housewives of New York, but the effects of cold shock on the body have been widely studied for centuries. Cryotherapy involves submerging your body in a chamber that pumps cold Nitrogen reaching -240 degrees fahrenheit {yes, you read that correctly, NEGATIVE 240 degrees F} for 2-3 minutes. This results in a rush of fresh blood and endorphins throughout the body, which is reparative to both mind and body. Thanks to cryotherapy, professional athletes have been able to forgo hours of sitting in ice baths as a means of inflammation reduction and pain alleviation. Cryotherapy has also been known to improve mood, sleep cycles, and raise metabolism. Sign us up, plz and thank you.

…Then Warm Up in the Infrared Sauna

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Once you’re done with cryotherapy, you can warm up in the infrared sauna at om.life Wellness. Infrared saunas penetrate the skin, raising the body’s core temperature, providing a deeper detox than regular saunas. The sweat earned in an infrared sauna carries out heavy metals and other toxins stored in fat cells. Infrared saunas are known to improve skin tone, increase collagen production and reduce cellulite. Yes please! You’ll also enjoy chromotherapy {or color light therapy} in the sauna {apparently helpful in treating emotional and mental imbalances, according to Anand}.

Normatec Recovery

As if the above wasn’t enough, om.life Wellness also offers Normatec Recovery. Normatec Recovery is designed to speed up muscle recovery by mimicking the muscle pump of the arms and legs. Sitting in a chair, different sleeves are placed on your limbs and using Sequential Pulse Technology, fluid and metabolites are compressed out of the extremities for rapid muscle recovery. Say BAI to muscle cramps!

Further Relaxation

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If you’re not ready to leave the urban oasis, om.life Wellness has a lounge area upstairs with organic herbal tea {because nothing says zen like a cup of chamomile} for some more relaxation. There, you can relax on the couch after your treatment until you’re ready to leave and sip on their crystal-infused water, run through a filtration system that balances the PH levels to be alkaline {and then some — Anand explained it and it was THAT involved that we can’t even recount how good the water is — but just know that the water is *not* your regular Hudson County tap}.

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Anand and some of his spa team

Beyond the spa packages, it’s necessary to note how nice, kind, and helpful the staff was as a whole. The owner, Anand, is a Jersey City resident who has been working on this concept for over two years {after leaving his FT job to follow his passion in wellness}. Throughout the visit before and after the floatation, he was so helpful and attentive, making sure we were comfortable and zen. While om.life Wellness feels like it’s a business that has been running for a while {due to how upscale, polished, and clean the space is}, it’s a small Jersey City business started by a local resident — making it even more of a must-visit.

If you’re interested in om.life Wellness, introduction packages are available on their website {all packages are non-shareable and for first time customers}. The Day Getaway package includes one cryotherapy treatment, one floatation therapy, and one Normatec Recovery for $189 {must be used in the same day}. The Floatation Therapy Intro includes two floatation therapies for the price of one {the second float must be redeemed within 12 days of the first float}. The Whole Body Cryotherapy Intro includes 3 cryotherapy treatments for $99 the second and third treatments must be redeemed within 12 days of the first. These prices are subject to change, but when we were there, that’s what was offered. We recommend getting in touch to inquire. And no, this wasn’t sponsored; we just loved our visit and will be back ASAP.

Read more on ways to pamper yourself in Hoboken {because, well, you deserve it}.

A unique, zen-like wellness center comes to Jersey City — and we’re definitely not mad about it. Have you been to om.life Wellness? What did you think?

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