Since antiquity, we gather at the well, the river, the sea. We create water-based rituals to cleanse, purify, release and integrate.
From faraway planets in space to the smallest village on earth, we know where there is water, there is life.
Through prayer and dance, we beg the rains to come and bow to the power of this element. We rely on the waters to feed, fuel, transport and hold us.
Our deep relationship with water unites us—not only with each other, but with ourselves and all that is alive.
Earth is 70% water. Our bodies, 60%.
Without water, we literally would not exist. The poetic and irreverent Tom Robbins even posits, “Human beings were invented by water as a device for transporting itself from one place to another.”
Perhaps this is why, when we return to water, it’s like coming home to ourselves.
This is our deep intention at Soak Boulder: to create simple, safe and sacred space for deep reconnection—centered around water, self-care and community.
If you are enlivened and inspired to help make it happen, please reach out to connect and join our tribe!
At Soak Boulder, we provide saltwater soaking in copper tubs.
For reasons ranging from scientific to aesthetic, sanitary to environmental!
Copper is our choice because:
- Its metallic properties conduct heat faster and retain heat longer than traditional bathtubs. This means we can use less energy heating our tubs!
- Copper is highly resistant to mold and recognized as antimicrobial. Yay for sanitation!
- It is also corrosion resistant, making for more durable and long-lasting tubs.
- Once the life of a tub is maximized, being made of copper means it is more easily recycled.
We also happen to think it’s elegant – both from a design perspective and because it has self-healing properties. If the surface gets scratched, then over time, it will “heal” the scratches, making them once again smooth.
This concept of self-healing mirrors our promotion of taking radical responsibility for self-care so, of course we love it!
You may have heard about salt water pools becoming all the rage, offering an alternative to the use of harsh chemicals to purify. How is it different?
Well, chlorine mixes with all kinds of human output, including saliva and sweat, which turn into other chemicals called chloramines.
Chloramines are responsible for the “chlorine smell” of pools, as well as skin and eye irritation; and salt water pools kill chloramines faster than chlorine pools!
Even though chlorine kills contaminates, the chloramines themselves stay in the water, requiring additional chlorine to remove them.
As an alternative to using harsh chlorine chemicals, our water is purified using a salt cell or salt generator.
And each tub at Soak Boulder will contain 10-20 pounds of salt!
Saltwater purification negates the need for chlorine tablets and shock treatment to disinfect from germs, bacteria and algae.
This method is a softer and more environmentally friendly process, and highly preferred by people with skin and/or chemical sensitivities.
We are currently investigating this topic. Soak Boulder is committed to limiting the amount of water usage in our facility, and to responsible stewardship of our used water.
We are working with consultants, chemists, and Soak creatress, Wren Farris, to ensure we are as environmentally friendly as possible.
Stay tuned for more!