When you step into your personal flotation pod, you won’t be fighting gravity. The 800+ pounds of epsom salt in the water supports you as you lie on your back. The water is kept at skin temperature, ~93.5 degrees, which means you lose track of where your body ends and the water begins. Your ears stay just below the water (with waterproof earplugs) and the rooms are insulated against sound, so noise from the outside world doesn’t reach you. After you close the lid, you simply float. After 5-10 minutes, the lights and music will fade out, easing you into the remainder of your experience. For an hour, or more, the outside world is gone, and amazing things happen. It turns out that when you’re not fighting gravity or constantly taking in information, your body has a lot of extra resources at its disposal; your mind is able to unwind and flow freely without distraction, your brain pumps out dopamine and endorphins, and your body gets to rest, de-stress, and heal.
Ease stress and improves sleep and concentration
Help muscles and nerves function properly
Regulate activity of 325+ enzymes
Help prevent artery hardening and blood clots
Make insulin more effective
Reduce inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps
Improves oxygen use
Improve absorption of nutrients
Help form joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins
Help prevent or ease migraine headaches
Our basic objective was to create a float center with comprehensive water cleaning and treatment system that allows numerous consecutive clients to use the sensory deprivation cabins in an impeccably hygienic and spotless environment. The system provides unparalleled hygiene – thanks to our external water reservoir tank and our complex 4+1 steps water cleaning filtration system. The water cleaning system is the outcome of years of float cabin development with the help of a team of experts. Before and after every client session the float cabins are emptied/drained and the total volume of water is cleaned and filtered twice using four different methods. The water regeneration process consists of chemical, physical and mechanical cleaning methods, achieving a perfect result. The cabin’s antibacterial material and the disinfection performed on the inner surface of the float cabin after each session provide a clean, safe environment for the perfect relaxation experience.
If you have longer hair, you may want to bring a hair brush. Also, you may want to bring a case to put your contact lenses into while you’re floating. Other than that, we provide everything you need (towels, robes, earplugs, body wash/shampoo…) Since each room is fully private and you can lock the door, you go into the tank nude, there is no need to bring a bathing suit.
Don’t drink coffee for several hours beforehand (it can make your system jittery). Also, don’t shave or wax right before since the salt water can irritate your skin, like when you are at the beach. Eating a light meal about an hour to 90 minutes ahead of time stops your stomach from sounding like an angry monster while you float. Other than that, there’s no specific preparation needed.
You have the whole float suite to yourself, and you can get in or out at any time.You’re always in control of your environment, and people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems with their time floating. Being in the cabins is more like floating in outer space than being shut in a box. With our float cabins, you can even leave the lid open at any angle so you never feel shut in!
Yes. There seems to be a cumulative effect with consistent use of the tank. This is not documented by research, it is the users who know it is true. Relaxation is a learned art that needs practice.
Like a pickle covered in maple syrup, pregnant women love floating! There is even a special position you can float in that relieves all of the weight of the baby off of the mother’s body. If you are in your third trimester, or have any concerns, please consult with your physician before coming in.
While there is no guarantee that the salt won’t strip some color from your hair, we recommend that you check if the water running through your hair in the shower at home is fully clear. If there is still some color coming out you should wait a couple of more days/showers.
If you can’t wash or get your head wet, you should bring a waterproof (e.g. silicone) swim cap, although be aware that no swim cap is perfect, and leaking is common around the ears and jaw!
Only one person per tank. We have three float cabins, so you can throw your own float party and invite up to 2 other people to float simultaneously in our shop. Double-wide cabins do exist, but we think that they take away from the whole ‘sensory reduction’ experience.
You can get out anytime you wish. That said, the 90-minutes usually goes by waaaay faster than you’d expect (people report it felt like 30-45 minutes long).
Hygiene is our first priority and that is why we decided to invest in float cabins with an external water reservoir tank that is totally emptied from the salt water between each guest, hosed down and wiped clean! During this process every last drop of salty water is pumped through our 4 step water cleaning system, including Ozone, hydrogen peroxide, sand filter, and cartridge filter. We also use one more step periodically, using active carbon/charcoal for pristine water clarity.
John C. Lilly.
The first float tank was developed in 1954. These involved full submersion in water and a breathing device that completely covered your face. The first lay down, commercial tanks, pods and cabins were invented in the early 70’s.
Floating has been around for over 50 years and has oodles of published research to back it up. No mumbo or jumbo here.
No- your skin doesn’t even prune up, but it does become silky soft afterwards.
Nope. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.
Yes, but chances are you won’t be visiting the Upside Down.