5 Holistic Therapies at Altered States Wellness Center to Transform Your Mind and Body

by Sara Aguinaga on May 15, 2024 in Lifestyle, Wellness,

Altered States Wellness Center, located in Coppell, Texas, offers a sanctuary where modern science meets traditional healing. From the buoyant embrace of sensory deprivation float tanks to the invigorating contrast of Fire & Ice therapy, this center is a testament to relaxation and transformation. 

After deciding to eschew alcohol and embrace a healthier lifestyle, Kyle and JoJo Struebing discovered the profound impact of float therapy, which offered them significant relief from pain and anxiety without pharmaceuticals. This pivotal experience not only improved their lives but also inspired them to share the benefits of holistic health with others. They founded Altered States in 2018 to provide a nurturing environment where individuals are encouraged to explore therapies that promise extensive health benefits and a pathway to a revitalized self. 

The front desk of Altered States. Courtesy photo.

Each service is crafted with care, reflecting the founders’ dedication to enhancing well-being through personalized, supportive treatments. As someone who has experienced the profound calm of float therapy firsthand at Altered States, I can attest to the center’s unique ability to rejuvenate both mind and body. Join me as we delve into the details of five exceptional therapies offered here, each designed to cater to your holistic health needs.

As a thank you, Altered States offers an exclusive deal for TLM readers: a 15% discount off any service with the code TEXASLIFESTYLE through August 31. 

Sensory Deprivation Float Therapy 

One of two sensory deprivation tanks at Altered States. Courtesy photo

Discovering a true refuge to unwind can be a rarity in a world overwhelmed with monotony and unrelenting demands. Life can be stressful, especially with our constant attachment to phones and electronics. Now more than ever, adults must detach from this high-tech world and seek inner peace and calm. My quest for such an escape led me to Altered States Wellness Center. I was drawn to this wellness center with its quirky name because it offers sensory deprivation float therapy—a service seldom offered at most wellness centers. 

Sensory Deprivation Float Therapy immerses individuals in a specially designed tank filled with warm, salt-saturated water. This buoyant, distraction-free environment offers deep mental and physical relaxation. As I approached the float therapy session, excitement and slight apprehension filled me. Kyle, a seasoned wellness professional, politely explained that the tank had a safety button, which gave me peace of mind. He also encouraged me to focus on happy, uplifting thoughts. A neck support brace, towels, and earplugs were provided. The water temperature was 97°F, the same temperature as skin. 

The soft melodies of relaxing music gently played as I settled into the pod, although complete silence was also an option. While floating, I found myself disconnected from the external world, alone with my thoughts. The weightlessness of the water allowed me to fall into a deep state of relaxation. Not knowing the time or having my phone at my side felt like a luxury. 

A glimpse of a sensory deprivation tank moments before entering. Photo by Sara Aguinaga.

Post-session, the time spent in the shower, gently washing off the salt, provided a gradual transition back to reality, leaving me profoundly relaxed and revitalized. Experiencing the buoyancy of the water left my body feeling like jelly! Furthermore, having all my worries slip away in only 60 minutes felt surreal. I will return to do another float therapy and explore the other holistic therapies. 

Health Benefits of Sensory Deprivation Float Therapy

  • Reduced stress and anxiety: Sensory Deprivation Float Therapy effectively reduces stress and anxiety levels, promoting a sense of calm and relaxation. 
  • Improved mood and sleep quality: This therapy enhances mood and improves sleep quality, fostering overall well-being.
  • Pain relief: It relieves chronic muscle or joint pain, acting as a natural remedy for discomfort.
  • Increased circulation: Sensory Deprivation Float Therapy promotes increased circulation throughout the body, aiding overall cardiovascular health. 
  • Reduction of inflammation: It helps reduce inflammation, offering relief to those suffering from inflammatory conditions.
  • Support of the body’s natural detoxification processes: This therapy aids in removing toxins and promoting overall detoxification. 

Experiencing Sensory Deprivation Float Therapy 

Sessions are available in 60, 90, and 120-minute durations, with prices starting at $79 for a 60-minute session. This flexibility allows individuals to choose the session length best suits their needs and preferences. 

Cold Plunge Therapy 

Enjoy cold-water immersion therapy in a cold plunge tank. Photo courtesy Altered States.

Cold Plunge Therapy at Altered States Wellness Center offers a revitalizing experience to promote physical recovery and mental alertness. This traditional therapy, which involves immersing oneself in frigid water, has been utilized for centuries to rejuvenate and restore vitality. 

How It Works

During Cold Plunge Therapy, individuals experience a brief submersion in cold water, typically between 40°F and 45°F. This rapid temperature change causes blood vessels to constrict and dilate upon exiting, stimulating circulation and aiding in flushing out toxins. 

Health Benefits of Cold Plunge Therapy

  • Enhanced Recovery: Cold plunges are renowned for decreasing muscle soreness and accelerating recovery following intense physical activity, making them a favorite among athletes. 
  • Boosted Immune System: The shock from the cold water can stimulate the lymphatic system, which helps to clear out pathogens and potentially strengthen the immune system. 
  • Improved Circulation: The rapid constriction and dilation of blood vessels help improve cardiovascular circulation, aiding overall heart health and skin appearance. 
  • Increased Energy and Alertness: The cold water triggers an adrenaline rush, increasing endorphins and providing a natural energy boost and heightened mental clarity. 
  • Reduction in Inflammation: Regular cold plunges can help reduce bodily inflammation, a common remedy for chronic pain and arthritis.

Experiencing Cold Plunge Therapy

Sessions typically last 1 to 5 minutes, depending on individual preference. Entering and exiting the plunge slowly is essential for the body to adjust safely. A session for 10 minutes is $25. For those wanting to bring a loved one, a 30-minute session costs $40.

Infrared Sauna Therapy

Watch Netflix as you relax in the infrared sauna. Photo courtesy Altered States.

At Altered States Wellness Center, Infrared Sauna Therapy transcends mere heat treatment; it offers a deeply therapeutic experience harnessing infrared light to penetrate the skin, inducing profound relaxation and detoxification. 

How It Works

Infrared saunas differ from traditional counterparts by employing infrared lamps to warm the body directly. This method penetrates deeper into the skin, inducing a more intense sweat at lower temperatures (120°F to 150°F) than traditional saunas exceeding 200°F. 

Health Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy

  • Detoxification: Deep sweating expels toxins, including heavy metals and environmental chemicals. 
  • Relaxation and Stress Reduction: The infrared sauna’s gentle warmth relaxes muscles and reduces stress by balancing cortisol levels. 
  • Pain Relief: Deep heat increases circulation and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, beneficial for chronic pain and soreness. 
  • Improved Circulation: Increased core temperature boosts circulation, aiding muscle recovery and decreasing inflammation. 
  • Skin Purification: Infrared wavelengths purify skin by eliminating toxins and increasing circulation, resulting in healthier-looking skin. Weight Loss: Raised core temperature and increased heart rate promote calorie burn, aiding weight loss. 
  • Experiencing Infrared Sauna Therapy

Indulge in a 45-minute private infrared sauna session with red light therapy for one priced at $35, or share the experience with a friend for $49. Sessions typically last 15 to 30 minutes, with 600 calories burned in 30 minutes. The serene ambiance offers chromotherapy lighting. Sauna amenities include sound systems and TVs for enhanced relaxation. 

Fire & Ice Therapy 

After you experience the cold plunge, seek refuge in the infrared sauna. Photo courtesy Altered States.

Explore the invigorating world of Fire & Ice Therapy at Altered States, where the elemental powers of heat and cold are harnessed to revitalize the body and mind. This distinctive therapy combines an infrared sauna’s deep, penetrating warmth with the brisk, refreshing shock of a cold plunge, providing a dynamic contrast that stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms. 

How It Works

Sessions typically begin with 15-20 minutes in the infrared sauna, enveloping you in soothing heat that relaxes muscles and improves blood circulation. The warmth prepares your body for the subsequent cold plunge, lasting between 1 to 5 minutes, which sharpens your senses and invigorates your spirit. With a total session time of 60 minutes, you can alternate between hot and cold therapies as you wish, tailoring the experience to your personal health and wellness goals. 

Health Benefits of Fire & Ice Therapy

  • Fights Fatigue and Revitalizes Energy Levels: Fire & Ice Therapy effectively combats fatigue and revitalizes your energy levels, making you feel refreshed and energized. 
  • Boosts the Immune System: This natural therapy aids the release of toxins, boosting your immune system’s efficiency at warding off illnesses. 
  • Improves Circulation: The rapid temperature changes enhance blood flow to internal organs and extremities, significantly improving circulation throughout the body. 
  • Reduces Pain and Accelerates Recovery: Fire & Ice Therapy reduces pain and accelerates recovery from physical exertion by soothing sore muscles and reducing inflammation. 
  • Aids in Weight Management: This therapy can aid in weight management and improve metabolic function by increasing the metabolic rate, which helps burn calories more effectively. 
  • Increases Heart Rate: The contrasting temperatures in Fire & Ice Therapy increase heart rate, a beneficial effect that strengthens cardiovascular health over time. 

Experiencing Fire & Ice Therapy 

Each session is conducted in a private room equipped with a state-of-the-art infrared sauna that includes a tablet and sound system, allowing you to watch your favorite shows or listen to music of your choice. The sauna’s light chromatography can be customized via a remote, setting the color to match your mood. 

The cold plunge area features a towel warmer for a cozy towel post-session, ensuring comfort after the chill. Towels, robes, hair ties, and makeup wipes are also provided to enhance your experience. Taking cold showers for a few days before your session is best, as the gradual exposure helps acclimate your body to the cold and trains you to maintain normal breathing patterns. This preparatory step ensures you gain the most from your therapy session, leaving you invigorated and refreshed. Fire & Ice Therapy starts at $49 for one, and $69 for two. 

The Lab

In addition to holistic therapies, Altered States offers an array of CBD wellness products. Courtesy photo.

 Altered States offers an exclusive reset and recharge experience in The Lab, where you can explore the power of advanced biohacking devices to optimize your well-being. This service provides access to cutting-edge technologies such as the Infrared PEMF Mat, Normatec Compression Boots, and the latest addition, Full Body Red Light Therapy.

How it Works

PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) Therapy emits electromagnetic waves that penetrate deep into the tissues, organs, and cells. These waves effectively mimic the Earth’s natural magnetic field, which is crucial in recharging the electrical potential of human cells. Treatment sessions involve lying on a mat embedded with coils that produce these electromagnetic fields, subtly energizing and restoring the cell’s function without discomfort. 

NormaTec Compression Boots are sophisticated devices that envelop the legs, employing dynamic compression to massage the limbs and mobilize fluid. The system uses a patented pulsing action, which is more effective than static compression because it mimics the body’s natural muscle pump, significantly enhancing fluid and metabolite movement out of the limbs after an intense workout. 

Health Benefits of The Lab

  • Enhanced Cellular Function: PEMF Therapy boosts cellular metabolism, increases oxygen availability, and enhances the cells’ ability to regenerate, improving energy and vitality. 
  • Improved Circulation: The therapy enhances blood flow, helping to speed up the healing process and reduce swelling in affected areas. 
  • Bone Healing: It is beneficial in treating bone issues such as fractures and osteoporosis by stimulating osteoblasts and supporting new bone growth. 
  • Reduced Muscle Soreness: Dynamic compression helps alleviate delayed onset muscle soreness and improves overall circulation, which is crucial for health and speedy recovery. 
  • Decreased Swelling and Inflammation: Post-exercise, limbs can swell and inflame; the boots help reduce this swelling by providing consistent pressure to flush out fluids and toxins from muscle tissues.
  • Flexibility and Range of Motion: NormaTec boots can improve flexibility and range of motion, which are vital for athletic performance and daily activities. 

Experiencing The Lab 

Sessions are designed to be relaxing and typically last 30 to 60 minutes. During this time, you can rest, read, or close your eyes while the device works. You will relax in a comfortable reclining chair while the boots gently compress different areas of the legs. The process is noninvasive and requires no recovery time, and you may return to your daily activities immediately with a renewed sense of well-being. Prices start at $29 for a 30-minute session and $49 for a 60-minute session for one person, while a 60-minute session for two is available at $69. 

Special Offer for TLM Readers 

The exterior of Altered States. Courtesy photo.


As mentioned, Texas Lifestyle Magazine readers can use the code TEXASLIFESTYLE to receive 15% off any experience booked at this link. This special promotion is available through August 31, so don’t miss your chance to discover the transformative therapies that await you. 

If you are drawn to the array of benefits Altered States provides, we encourage you to explore their membership program. This exclusive program is designed to help regular visitors save on services, enjoy priority booking, and access exclusive promotions, making your wellness journey even more rewarding. 

Altered States Wellness Center is dedicated to supporting long-term health and well-being. Whether you take advantage of the special discount or explore the benefits of becoming a member, Altered States is committed to providing a supportive environment for your wellness journey. Book your session with any five of these fantastic therapies and start your journey toward enhanced wellness and vitality.


Cover photo courtesy Altered States

Sara Aguinaga’s passions include reading, creating art, and traveling. She enjoys exploring the culinary diversity across the expansive Lone Star State. As a licensed massage therapist, she strives to bring peace to the lives of others.