This High-Tech Machine Can Help Anyone Relax
By Liz Ritter, Executive Editor |
The futuristic-looking DIY meditation pod Somadome merges ancient healing remedies with modern-day technology, light therapy and relaxation-inducing vibes. Just step inside (it is decidedly dome-like, but not at all confining—your lower half is outside the structure and you can lift it up at anytime), close your eyes, listen to the music and let the light therapy take over as your reach the ultimate in Zen.
Creator and founder Sarah Attia has coined it “peace in a pod,” and has intentions of bringing it to corporate America as a place of wellness in the workplace—she says even a quick 20-minute session can greatly reduce stress and increase productivity. (Sir Richard Branson is rumored to have purchased it for Virgin and even featured it at the Virgin Disruptors conference in Silicon Valley).
Right now, it’s available at a handful of resorts and hotels in the U.S., including Four Seasons Resort & Spa in Westlake Village, CA, Ojai Valley Inn and Spa in Ojai, CA, and The Surrey in New York as a stand-alone spa treatment or an add-on to anything on the menu.