Take a vacation from the noise and stress of daily life in a near zero-gravity state, buoyed up by 1000+ pounds of epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) dissolved in skin temperature water, floating in a low sensory environment of no light, no sound. Disconnect from the world and tune into your own body and mind in the safe, nurturing environment of your own private float room.
You shouldn't float if:
- You have had an kind of hair color/treatment recently and the water does not run clear during rinsing
- you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- you have open sores
Want to know more about the float experience? Check out Floating 101.
The first float is only a taste. We recommend floating two to three times before making a decision on what floating can do for you. To help you discover all the floaty benefits, we've created an Introduction To Floating special. You can find more information on our pricing page.
If you are combining floating and sauna to relax, we recommend booking your sauna AFTER the float for maximum relaxation benefits.
Floating can be a good base for creating a healing package. When you combine 3 or more services receive 10% off your final cost. *
- you have diabetes, or low or high blood pressure that is not under control
- a history of heart trouble, epilepsy, seizures, fainting or blackouts, or anything that would affect you in an adverse way and have not received my doctor's permission to use the floatation tank.
- you have a condition that can be adversely affected by cutaneous absorption of magnesium.
- you have kidney disease
- you have limited mobility and / or are able to get in and out of the float tank safely with no assistance
Relief from arthritis, back pain, neck pain, tendinitis, inflammation, and psychosomatic pain relief through float therapy have all been documented with regular float practice.
The floating environment eliminates as much external stimulation as possible allowing your nervous system to take a break. In a world with a constant buzz or hum, our systems rarely experience the calm that floating provides. Having this experience can be very refreshing, nourishing and healthy for our bodies and minds. It can be an escape to your personal cabin at the lake any day of the year.
Recent float research has been focused on anxiety and the results are promising! In a study released this year, research conducted at the Human Performance Laboratory at Karlstad University in Sweden showed statistically significant stress reduction, increased energy, decreased anxiety and depression when compared to the control group. And six months later all benefits, except depression, were going strong.
In an article in TIME magazine regarding floating and research it was said, "The ongoing research is in its very early stages, but Feinstein and his team are seeing that floating tamps down anxiety in the brain in a way that rivals some prescription drugs and meditation." *
Floating optimizes the results of your fitness and athletic training. Floating is shown to relax muscle tissue which improves blood circulation, helps to eliminate lactic acid and stimulates growth and regeneration of muscle tissue. Elite athletes to weekend warriors also use floating to enhance performance. The float tank aids in visualization and promotes focus and concentration.
Discover the feeling of relaxation that can only be found in a float tank. When you are supported by the dense, salted water, over 90% of gravity is off your body. With the addition of no light and no sound, your central nervous system gets a very rare break and relief from the work that it carries on 24/7. This deep rest sends signals to decrease the release of hormones and neurotransmitters that usually have a stressful effect on your body. Instead you'll feel an increase of the beneficial chemicals such as those feel good endorphins! Just lay back and enjoy your body being completely supported on the surface of the water. We think you'll agree, the result is simply profound relaxation.
Emily Noren wrote a book, Unsinkable, on how she used floating to heal from her eating disorder. And she also gave a 13 min emotional talk on how floating helped her at the 2015 Float Conference. It is a beautiful, positive, thought provoking talk on her journey and worth your time!
Poor Sleep / Insomnia
It's not unusual (and perfectly safe) to fall asleep in the tank. And it's not unusual to hear stories of deep blissful sleep the night after their float. When the body is no longer fighting gravity to stand up, and the central nervous system has very little work to do with inputs taken away, you are left with a deep satisfying rested feeling. A regular floating practice can help calm the mind and give a good night's rest.
Once you turn off the outside world, there is an amazing opportunity for deep self exploration. When your body isn't fighting against gravity and your brain isn't tanking in thousands of thoughts and sensations every single second, there is a window to dive deeper into your self and the creativity you possess when you enter the theta wave state.
Improved learning capability
Did you know napping after study can help you retain the information? The theta state is a time when the brain sorts through information and stores it in long term memory. Floating after studying can help not only retain the information, but also create clarity and focus to see it in new and creative ways which can enhance problem solving capabilities.
Improved Immune system
The float tank creates a quiet, nurturing space where Mama and baby can enjoy a time to bond and prepare for birth. Floating is safe for all stages of pregnancy with a doctor's input. It can help a mother alleviate her aching back, swollen ankles and sore feet, as well as joint pain, and exhaustion. It can also help deal with the stress and anxiety of preparing for a new member of the family.
After birth, floating is a wonderful way to relax and recharge and can even help bridge gaps in a new mama's sleep schedule.
Additional physical benefits of floating can include
- Improved circulation
- Increased production of endorphins - the feel good hormones that leave us feeling happy or satisfied
- Decrease production of cortisol - too much can suppress the immune system, reduce libido, increase carb cravings and more.
- Absorption of magnesium
*Receive 10% all full price services when you book 3 or more per person in one day.