what is floating?

A simple way to achieve profound relaxation, meditation & wellness

Floating is an amazing experience that allows you to destress and recharge. To float, you simply enter the specialized chamber and lie down in the water. The water in each of our float tanks contains 1,200 pounds of magnesium-rich Epsom salts. This dense solution allows you to float effortlessly to the top.

Our float tanks are completely light-proof, sound-proof, and odorless. You can’t feel the water because it is heated to the exact temperature of your skin. This environment puts your body into a state of profound relaxation.

Freed from the constant stress of gravity and external stimulation, the float tank allows you to completely relax your body and mind. This reduced sensory environment has been researched by neuroscientists for its overwhelmingly positive effects on stress, anxiety, and pain. There is nothing like the complete stillness of floating!

Float Basics Video

How will floating help you?

Promotes Mindfulness

Promotes Mindfulness Relaxation response Visualization & self-awareness Creativity & problem solving Behavior modification Meditation

Relieves Stress

Reduces anxiety Promotes great sleep Reduces cortisol Pain management Helps with depression

Improves Health

Improves Health Lowers heart rate Decreases blood pressure Muscle recovery Spinal health Increased immune function

experiencing your first float with us

 

  1. START. Create an account with our mind body system to get started. 

  2. BOOK. Choose which day and time works for you.

  3. SHOW UP. Come about 5 minutes prior to your float to fill out a form and our friendly staff will provide you with an orientation on floating.

  4. FLOAT. Enter your float room, shower, use ear plugs (optional), petroleum jelly for any cuts or sensitive areas provided, or neck sport  and step into your tank and enjoy your float. When you hear the music that is the que your float has ended.

  5. GLOW. Show after your float rinse off the Epsom salts, get changed, sit and chill, reflect, talk and share your experience, and enjoy the after-float glow.

Pre-Float Optimization

  • Avoid shaving before your float. Any cuts or lesions will be distracting due to the Epsom salt sting. If you do have any small cuts or areas of sensitive skin, we’ll provide you will Vaseline to apply beforehand.
  • You need to eat enough food with sufficient carbs and proteins or you will be cold. Avoid foods that may cause digestion issues.We strongly recommend, to eat a meal 1-1.5 hours before your float.
  • In order for your body to fully relax and heal, its important to stay hydrated – this is just as true for everyday life as when you’re floating.
  • Be sure to go to the bathroom before your float – an easy distraction to avoid!
  • If possible, avoid caffeine and other stimulants before floating. The float tank is trying to reduce stimulation and elicit the ‘relaxation response’; stimulants like caffeine and nicotine will have the opposite effect.
  • Getting active before your float is a great idea. Yoga, running, and resistance training are all activities that pair well with floating. Your muscles and fascia will be loose and flowing with blood which helps to cleanse and repair your tissues. By using up any excess energy, your body will naturally ease into a deeper state of relaxation, meditation and recovery for your body.

In the tank

  • Your breath can be an amazing tool for calming the mind and relaxing the body. Try to slow everything down with some deep, long breathes; once you settle into your experience try less to manipulate the breath and more just observing it.
  • There is no “right” way to float. The most important thing is to get comfortable. The two main positions in the tank are with your arms at your side or with your arms over-head with your palms up. The arms up position is recommended to anyone who has neck or back concerns because it brings the spine further into alignment. Play around with the two to see which feels better for your body. When you are comfortable in your position, try to remain still and mindfully relax all of each body part from head to toe.
  • In order for your body to fully relax and heal, its important to stay hydrated – this is just as true for everyday life as when you’re floating.
  • Avoid excessive movement in the tank; it will prevent full relaxation and therefore many benefits of floating. Also, the more you move, the more likely you are to get salt water in your eyes and/or mouth. The tank’s strong Epsom salt solution has an unpleasant taste and will sting the eyes. If this happens, slowly exit the tank and rinse your mouth and/or eyes in the shower.

THE ROOM

CLEAN

The water in the tank is fully filtered 3 times between each float using a 10 micron filter and UV filter. Also, Epsom salt is a powerful natural disinfectant.

PRIVATE

You get your own room with a shower and change area. The door to the room is lockable from the inside and you can get in and out of the float tank and the float room as you please.