Esqapes Opens a VR Massage Parlor in LA for an Immersion Relaxation Experience
Virtual travel is already an integral part of the virtual reality experiences and it is about to get big as cutting-edge hardware innovations continue to deliver some of the most realistic and immersive experiences ever. With the development of other peripheral VR experiences such as olfaction, haptics and even taste, they can offer an experiential immersion that is as close to the real thing as possible.
Recent innovations have seen the unveiling of various meditation-style VR experiences, mainly targeting home users. If you have been working hard in the office the whole day, you can immerse yourself into these experiences at the end of a stressful day to cool off the tension. One company is however taking this further by offering more than just the visual relaxing experiencing. VR startup Esqapes is combining virtual immersion with a physical massage to deliver a relaxing virtual reality augmented massage in Los Angeles. This is the world’s first VR-based augmented day spa massage service and it immerses users into spectacular and beautifully-crafted virtual environments that will relax the mind as you receive a soothing massage. Esqapes calls its service immersion relaxation.
The California-based massage center accomplishes this through the use of automated massage chairs each of which will have its own unique virtual environments that will transport both body and mind into whole new worlds.
The Esqapes immersion relaxation can be accessed at flexible times be it during lunch breaks or in the evenings after a long day in the office or field at its LA center. The virtual reality augmented massage platform delivers very relaxing experiences through the use of carefully picked fragrances that match the virtual environment that the user has been immersed into. These curated fragrances are softly introduced into the immersive experience via a cool breeze.
Esqapes fuses the traditional wellness practices with cutting-edge proprietary software to create a unique way to relax and defuse the stresses and anxieties of modern life. With the shift towards immersion, this could very well be the future of the wellness industry.
Guests who immerse themselves into the Esqapes immersion relaxation will start with ten unique locations to experience and enjoy such as the Tropical Retreat which will have its own Koi pond located at the center of the island paradise. There will also be the luxurious Snowbank Cabin that is set in a winter wonderland; the Alani Garden that has the luxuriously blossoming cherry trees or the Sunset Beach experience that floats on a cabana. The ten experiences available so far have something to suit every mood. The company is currently working on additional experiences which will be incorporated soon.
Every experience included so far lasts for 30 minutes and costs $45. There is even the option to purchase a $50 gift certificate for those who are looking for a unique present during the immersive experience.
For additional details in the Esqapes experiences, check out the company’s official website.