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Immersive New York Spa boasts ‘Fuzzidarium’ that replicates a cat's purr
POSTED 19 Nov 2019 . BY Megan Whitby
Luxury Escapism was founded by Tyler Pridgen and David Lobser as an evolution of their three-day pop-up in New York in 2018 –The Oddly Satisfying Spa.
"We've combined new technology, such as VR, with techniques known to provoke physiological reactions since ancient times."
– David Lobser, lead creative technologist
A multi-dimensional digital immersive spa experience, created by Luxury Escapism, has opened in Brooklyn, US.

Guests can sample over 10 relaxation stations including the Fuzzidarium – an immersive room, designed to remind participants of a purring cat, with fluffy interiors, virtual reality (VR) and vibrations at 50hz to match a cat’s purr to promote relaxation.

Guests can also experience a vibrating strobe-light waterbed, sound baths and perception bending glasses.

Also featured is a live VR particle sandbox tool – Celestial Flow – where guests can manipulate over one million particles using their hands. Conducted in seven-minute sessions, this experience is designed to place users in a state of creative flow.

The experience which lasts two hours and costs US$40 (£31,€36), is designed to help guests reimagine relaxation with immersive technology, tactile stimulations and ASMR activations (autonomous sensory meridian response).

Luxury Escapism was founded by Tyler Pridgen and David Lobser as an evolution of their three-day pop-up in New York in 2018 –The Oddly Satisfying Spa – which included treatments such as a massage with a VR headset projecting corresponding meditative visuals.

“We designed our treatments to help attendees find meditative states of mind,” said Lobser, the spa’s lead creative technologist.

“We've combined new technology such as VR with techniques known to provoke physiological reactions since ancient times, including rhythmic vibrations, strobing lights, and spiralling mandalas.”

“Luxury Escapism is a new concept – one that is a bit hard to explain,” said Pridgen, CEO. “In the spirit of the millennial mindset, you have to experience it to understand it”

The spa operates with a whisper-only policy, accepting guests 16 years-of-age and above.

Luxury Escapism has announced plans to build a second spa in New York.
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Luxury Escapism has announced plans to build a second spa in New York.
The spa operates with a whisper-only policy, accepting guests 16 years-of-age and above.
The experience is designed to help guests reimagine relaxation.
Guests can sample over 10 relaxation stations.
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Immersive New York Spa boasts ‘Fuzzidarium’ that replicates a cat's purr
POSTED 19 Nov 2019 . BY Megan Whitby
Luxury Escapism was founded by Tyler Pridgen and David Lobser as an evolution of their three-day pop-up in New York in 2018 –The Oddly Satisfying Spa.
We've combined new technology, such as VR, with techniques known to provoke physiological reactions since ancient times.
– David Lobser, lead creative technologist
A multi-dimensional digital immersive spa experience, created by Luxury Escapism, has opened in Brooklyn, US.

Guests can sample over 10 relaxation stations including the Fuzzidarium – an immersive room, designed to remind participants of a purring cat, with fluffy interiors, virtual reality (VR) and vibrations at 50hz to match a cat’s purr to promote relaxation.

Guests can also experience a vibrating strobe-light waterbed, sound baths and perception bending glasses.

Also featured is a live VR particle sandbox tool – Celestial Flow – where guests can manipulate over one million particles using their hands. Conducted in seven-minute sessions, this experience is designed to place users in a state of creative flow.

The experience which lasts two hours and costs US$40 (£31,€36), is designed to help guests reimagine relaxation with immersive technology, tactile stimulations and ASMR activations (autonomous sensory meridian response).

Luxury Escapism was founded by Tyler Pridgen and David Lobser as an evolution of their three-day pop-up in New York in 2018 –The Oddly Satisfying Spa – which included treatments such as a massage with a VR headset projecting corresponding meditative visuals.

“We designed our treatments to help attendees find meditative states of mind,” said Lobser, the spa’s lead creative technologist.

“We've combined new technology such as VR with techniques known to provoke physiological reactions since ancient times, including rhythmic vibrations, strobing lights, and spiralling mandalas.”

“Luxury Escapism is a new concept – one that is a bit hard to explain,” said Pridgen, CEO. “In the spirit of the millennial mindset, you have to experience it to understand it”

The spa operates with a whisper-only policy, accepting guests 16 years-of-age and above.

Luxury Escapism has announced plans to build a second spa in New York.
Sign up here to get the Spa Business and Spa Business insider weekly ezines and every issue of Spa Business and Spa Business insider magazines free on digital.
Luxury Escapism has announced plans to build a second spa in New York.
The spa operates with a whisper-only policy, accepting guests 16 years-of-age and above.
The experience is designed to help guests reimagine relaxation.
Guests can sample over 10 relaxation stations.
MORE NEWS
GWI Q&A: Canyon Ranch’s Nicola Finley talks inequality and the black community’s concept of wellness
Dr Nicola Finley, doctor and integrative medicine practitioner at Canyon Ranch, Tucson, spoke with GWI’s VP of research and forecasting, Beth McGroarty, for the latest instalment of the PositivelyWell Q&A series.
Jennifer Young launches free cancer awareness training to instil confidence in therapists
Cancer touch training specialist, Jennifer Young, has created a free Cancer Awareness Qualification to aid therapists and health practitioners providing touch treatments to anyone with or recovering from cancer.
Reykjavik city centre set to welcome ocean-side geo-thermal wellness lagoon in 2021
Attractions and hospitality brand, Pursuit, has unveiled plans to develop a premium oceanfront geothermal lagoon in Iceland.
Hydrotherapy proven to be both preventative and therapeutic health treatment
Spa and wellness businesses have a long history of using hydrotherapy to deliver curative benefits to customers. Now a research review has shown why being immersed in water has so many unexpected health benefits.
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BC SoftWear develops natural cotton and triple layer face masks for washing and reusing
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Ritz-Carlton, Miami, United States
23-24 Aug 2020

The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa - Long Beach

Long Beach Convention Center , Long Beach, United States
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