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Amela Corbadzic floats in a flotation tank at Healing Waters Mind & Body Float Studio in Northglenn on Oct. 27. (Anya Semenoff, YourHub)
POSTED: 11/05/2015 12:01:00 AM MST
THE DENVER POST | Anya Semenoff
Interview with Lisa Kay Lopez, owner
Q: How did you get involved in this business?
A: I was in law enforcement for 15 years — 10 of those as a state certified police officer. When I left law enforcement, I went to work at a local college and was an instructor and counselor for at-risk youth. While doing this, I went to Portland for a conference and found floating. I didn’t know what that was, so I did some research and fell in love with the idea and all of the proven benefits of floating and sensory deprivation. I got lucky enough to float right before flying home. I loved it. I opened Healing Waters less than six months later.
Q: What distinguishes you from other businesses in your category?
A: There aren’t really a whole lot of businesses in our category. I love massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, etc., but it doesn’t do for people what flotation does. Sensory deprivation tanks, with the warm, sterile water and the huge amount of Epsom salts inside that make you free from gravity, do so much more. It’s a body, mind, soul and spiritual healing all in one. In comparison to other float centers, what differentiates us from those is that we also provide inversion therapy and binaural beats as part of the healing session. This allows the body and brain to go a bit deeper a bit faster by creating a buffer between the outside world they just came from and the complete sensory deprivation.
Q: What do you like best about your line of work?
A: I love my clients and that they credit me with their intense healing experiences, even though sometimes I just provide the place and hold the space for them to enjoy their sessions. We have regular experiences here that clients feel are close to miraculous for them. People with chronic pain, people that are suicidal, people that are in wheelchairs, have had profound and lasting results from just one time in the tank and when they come out crying from relief, it touches my soul. My most recent favorite thank you note said, “Thank you for talking me into coming in. Suicide is no longer on my agenda today.”
Q: What is your business’ biggest challenge?
A: Our biggest challenge is letting people know that float therapy exists, that it works and getting them to try it. It’s a bit weird for some and seems new age, but it’s not. It’s been around for decades.
Q: Something people might be surprised to learn about you or your business:
A: Most are surprised to learn that I am a former police officer because this is so different from what I used to do, but it’s full circle for me because I now have police officers coming here to float, as well as firefighters, EMTs, nurses, doctors and athletes. We all take much better care of others if we are healed ourselves. Both teams that went to the Superbowl last year used flotation therapy. It works.
Business: Healing Waters Mind & Body Float Studio
Address: 11654 N. Huron St., #110, Northglenn
Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday
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