Float therapy is a powerful tool for wellness, relaxation, pain relief and better sleep. As with any therapy, with regular use its benefits are enhanced. Stress, tension and pain have formed over time and will take some time to experience the greatest relief—luckily, floating is a relaxing, fun,and effortless way to do so!
Float therapy offers relief and benefits which are cumulative—they build on themselves with each subsequent session. We like to say “the more you float, the better it gets”, as floats themselves deepen beyond the first session. Though flotation is an “effortless” therapy, the body and mind actually learn how to relax into the float with each session.
For these reasons, we encourage guests to return to floating more than once, and to receive sessions on a regular basis to maintain their benefits.
Sensory deprivation is defined as "a process by which someone is deprived of normal external stimuli such as sight and sound for an extended period of time, especially as an experimental technique in psychology."
Sensory deprivation tanks (float tanks) are said to have many health benefits, including inducing a clear and empty state of mind, improving focus and concentration, and promoting an overall state of relaxation. Float tanks are also known to promote muscle relaxation, lower anxiety, and improve depression.
Float therapy presents an alternative to addressing injuries, chronic conditions, and sore muscles. The low-gravity environment allows for blood vessels to dilate and nutrients to flow faster to areas in need, accelerating recovery time and allowing the body to heal more naturally and efficiently. Athletic injuries, arthritis, inflammation, and fibromyalgia pain relief have all been documented via use of the tank.
Research shows floating dramatically reduces the presence of cortisol, the hormonal steroid associated with stress, and instead stimulates the release of dopamine in it’s place. Mitigating stress hormones enhances immune functions and alleviates stress related influences such as anxiety and depression.
Floating is like a multivitamin for the brain. By minimizing external distractions the mind is able to focus its attention inward, discovering and analyzing habitual thought patterns and leading to vast introspection. Learned oversight of these thoughts can lead to enhanced creativity, visualization, and rejuvenation.
By eliminating the effects of external stimuli, the body’s sympathetic nervous system (fights or flight response) has a chance to relax, allowing brainwaves to slow into a Theta State. This level of consciousness promotes mental rejuvenation and is often sought through a dedicated meditative practice.
Floating also assists in heightened senses, increased immune function as well as helping with sleeplessness or insomnia.
You are in control of the length of your session. We offer 60-minute sessions, but you may end the session whenever you want by getting out of the tank. Many people report that it takes about 30 minutes for their bodies to settle down and for their brains to enter "theta state".
We highly recommend floating in the buff. The feeling of a suit against your skin can be a distraction.
Nope. The salt solution is so dense it will keep you afloat under all circumstances. If you fall asleep, sweet dreams.
The cabins are cleaned after every float and go through a state-of-the-art process utilizing UV rays and Hydrogen peroxide. Your pool will be sparkling clean or the float’s on us.
You spend a lot of money on your hair and it looks darn good on you! We want your color to stay as vibrant as it was on day 1; we also don’t want the colors left in our solution to put extra strain on our filtration system. For our benefit, and yours, if you have recently dyed your hair we ask that you wait a minimum of 1 week (or 3 washes) before floating. For the super vibrant colors- or any spectrum of red, you will want to wait longer. When you can shower with no dye running, and your towel doesn’t change color, you should be good to float. If you float frequently you will likely notice that your color fades faster; this is due to the combination of Epsom salt and hydrogen peroxide. Bottom line, for both our sakes wait the required time and then float away!
Keratin hair treatment- Anyone using keratin treatments for their hair are told to avoid salt water; and yes, this includes Epsom salt. On the advice of a hair professional, we recommend you wait 4 weeks after getting the treatment before hopping in the tank. Keratin extensions need to be adjusted monthly, and generally last 6-12 weeks. The best practice would be to float right before you get a treatment done. A float likely won’t damage the keratin any more than a swim in a chlorine pool
We recommend that you not float for a week after having a spray or applied tan or if some color is still coming off when your skin is wiped or washed.
We love seeing your personal expressions of individuality, but you want to wait until your tattoos or piercings have fully healed before getting into the tank. Everyone heals at different times, and it also depends on the type of tattoo. Generally speaking, 3 to 4 weeks should suffice, after the scabbing and and peeling have subsided. As a test, apply hand sanitizer to the area and if it stings you’ll want to wait a little longer get in the tank. Henna tattoos will be stripped by the salt so you will be asked to wash them off before your float.
If you wear contacts, you may want to remove them before your float. If so, please bring lens solution and anything else you might need.
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