Virtual reality (VR) can be a great way to escape the world for a bit and chill out in a relaxing environment. There have been all sorts of meditation style experiences released for home use, allowing you to wind down from a stressful day. Esqapes is taking that one step further combining VR and massage into one cohesive whole.
Esqapes is a Los Angeles, California-based massage centre which uses automated massage chairs with their own exclusive virtual environments to help people de-stress. Whether it’s relaxing during a lunch break or after a long day of work, Esqapes creates an entirely relaxing experience by also including carefully curated fragrances which match the VR environment, carried on a cool breeze.
“The goal of Esqapes is to provide guests with a unique way to relax and take a break from the routines, responsibilities and daily issues that can cause anxiety and stress,” said Micah Jackson, creator of Esqapes in a statement. “Esqapes is using VR in ways unlike any other company, which is to de-stress and help people relax. With a combination of proprietary software and traditional wellness practices, Esqapes is offering the spa of the future, today!”
To begin with, Esqapes will provide guests with ten different locations to enjoy. There’s the Tropical Retreat with its own Koi pond in the middle of an island paradise or the luxurious Snowbank Cabin in a winter wonderland. How about putting your feet up in the Alani Garden with its eternally blossoming cherry trees or at the Sunset Beach on a floating cabana. There’s a mood to suit everyone and several more are already in the works.
Whichever one of the ten Esqapes customers choose each experience is a 30 minute session priced at $45.00 USD. Or if you’re looking for a unique present, you can always buy a gift certificate for $50.00.