It’s time for you to officially meet the new face of relaxation in Greenville. We’re talking about everything from float tanks, infrared sauna, Lucia Light, oxygen bar, stress consulting and a whole lot more! Let’s go meet the owner Kelly Caldwell of Drift Float & Spa.
360: Tell us about your first Float experience?
Kelly: My first float was in Atlanta, GA in a small yoga studio. The float tank looked like a box with a hatch, no lights, no music, just nothingness. Before going, I had done my research and I was ready to have my life changed. I was so excited to be there, I couldn’t let go of my expectations. It took me three floats before I really understood the potential and magic that can happen in there.
360: How did Drift opening in Greenville come to life?
Kelly: After years of floating, I moved back home to Greenville to find the closest center in Asheville. Floating had been a staple in helping me overcome PTSD symptoms and I knew that if I needed it, other people did too. I have always had a drive to be of service to others and with a passion for this little known therapy, I felt a sense of urgency to get it started. I took off to Portland, OR to complete an apprenticeship where I learned all the ins and outs of building, creating and operating a float center. I came home, put my head down and got to work. Once I partnered with my mom, Robin Carroll, everything fell into place.
360: Walk us through Drift for a first timer.
Kelly: Come as you are. We provide everything you will need. When you walk through the door, you will find me or one of my team members excited to see you. We will get any forms filled out and provide you with a set of spa slippers. Then, we will give you a tour and show you into your treatment of choice, give you all the necessary instructions, and leave you to it. You will leave glowing, refreshed and undeniably relaxed.
360: What’s your favorite Drift service?
Kelly: Oh come on! How am I supposed to choose? I use the infrared sauna 4-5 times a week as an aid for workout recovery and relaxation (it’s also something I can multitask while doing; many social media posts are made from the infrared sauna.) I float 2-3 times a week and it’s non-negotiable. Floating changed my life, so it’s obviously the main event for me. I use it regularly for problem solving, stress relief, athletic recovery and creativity. I do a Lucia Light session 1-2 times per week and it helps me be infinitely more creative and centered. I visit the oxygen bar as needed and I typically use it before or after my float sessions. You really can’t go wrong with anything at Drift.
360: Is there anything new that’s coming soon to Drift?
Kelly: I have been facilitating a series of programs to help those who are in major need of our services. We will be launching a nomination page, open to the public, where people can nominate friends and family that struggle with PTSD, fibromyalgia, and other ailments to be considered for one of our free programs. We’ll also be celebrating our one year anniversary starting this Monday, October 15th with Spirit Week. Where each day we will be offering special discounts and the Drift team will dress up in everything from PJs, nerds, super heroes and more!
360: When you’re not floating or at Drift what do you love to do in Greenville?
Kelly: You can find me walking my dog through Cleveland Park, at the gym, or wandering the streets of downtown. I love to catch a show at Alchemy Comedy or hitting up The Kava Konnection with friends.
You can find out even more information about Drift by visiting their website here. Also stay active with Kelly and the Drift team by following along via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! You can always call or email with any questions to (864) 414-2388 and firstname.lastname@example.org. They’d love to hear from you! Now it’s time for us to float… we’ll be back!