What is floating?
Floatation therapy is the act of floating on your back in 10 inches of an Epsom Salt/Water solution. 800 pounds of Epsom salt!! You float in a pod. Free from external stimulation and gravity, your body and mind quickly reach a state of relaxation and meditation. Many people float to relieve pain, to catch up on rest, to meditate, or to find creative inspiration.
1st time Floater – $35
1 hour Float Session- $40
2 hour Float Session- $75
5 pack ~ $170
10 Pack ~ $300
$30 for Students, Military, 60+ Folks
Things to remember.
Do not float if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. – Do not float if you are injured or have open or bleeding wounds. Do not float if you are on your monthly cycle. – Do not float if you suffer from incontinence, nausea or epilepsy and are not on medication and have been medically advised not to float. – Do not float if you under the age of 18 without prior written parental consent.
Avoiding caffeine and alcohol for a day before you float might help you relax and have a better experience. You want to avoid shaving right before floating. It’s best not to eat a heavy meal before you float, but a small snack 30-60 minutes prior is a good idea. If you wear contact lenses you may want to remove them as it might be a problem if salt water gets into your eyes.
•Promotes total calm and peaceful relaxation
•Eliminates fatigue and jet lag
•Alleviates stress (mental and physical)
•Energizes, rejuvenates and revitalizes
•Increases motivation, diminishes depression, anxiety and fear
•Facilitates freedom from habits, phobias and addictions
Mental benefits of floatation
•Stimulates left/right brain synchronization
•Shifts brain waves from beta to lower frequency alpha, theta and even delta
•Creates mental clarity, alertness
•Increases creativity, problem solving
•Expands awareness, intensifies acuteness of all the senses, accelerates learning
•Enhances hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis
Physical benefits of floatation
•Decreases the production of cortisol, ACTH, lactic acid and adrenaline
•Increases production of endorphins
•Speeds up rehabilitation and recovery
•Relieves pain (arthritis, migraines, injuries and so on)
•Boosts immune function
•Improves circulation and distribution of oxygen and nutrients
•Reduces blood pressure, pulse, heart rate and oxygen consumption
•Improves athletic performance
•Helps prevent sports injuries, speeds healing process
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can Anyone Float?
A: Yes, Floating can be done by nearly anyone from stressed-out managers, overworked moms, athletes, and those individuals just wanting to escape from everyday life and experience a state of complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. We do however highly recommend that if you suffer from any medical conditions (clinically-diagnosed depression, etc) that you consult with your primary care physician prior to floating.
Q: What if I am claustrophobic?
A: Many people are concerned with whether they will feel enclosed or trapped like in a coffin or tanning bed. However, the float pod is extremely spacious , allowing one to put his/her arms over their head, out to the sides, and sit up in the pod if necessary. Although many choose to float in complete darkness, inside lighting is available and at the control of the floater. Lastly, the door to the float pod can be opened at any time by the floater.
Q: What if I cannot swim?
A: The floatation pod is only filled with 10-12 inches of water and has such a high-density of Epsom salt that any individual, big or small, will float like a cork atop the water. In fact, many people restfully sleep while in the floatation pod.
Q: What is Epsom Salt?
A: Similar to in the Dead Sea, Epsom salt (Magnesium Sulfate) is a mineral which has been shown to help detoxify the body, strengthen the immune system , trigger the release of endorphins, and provide relief for physical, mental, and emotional stress, pain and fatigue.
Q: Will I get hot or cold in the water?
A: No, you will not feel either hot or cold. The thermostat in the pod regulates the temperature of the water to 93.5 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the temperature of the surface of the skin, creating a feeling of truly floating in the air.
Q: What effects does floating have on the mind?
A: The deep mental relaxation initiated by floating allows the brain to produce a greater amount of theta waves, which are accompanied by an increase in mental clarity, creativity, imagery, and memory. In addition, the release of the endorphins induces the feeling of elevated mood states which are effective in helping alleviate anxiety, depression, and negative mental habits.
Q: Is the water sanitary?
A: Yes. The water in the float pod is completely filtered through our high-tech U.V. filtration system in between each float session. Every individual is required to rinse off in the attached shower immediately prior to entering the float pod as well as after floating. Although the high salinity of Epsom salt kills 99.9% of bacteria in the water, we continuously monitor the water and add the specific appropriate amount of salt to maintain a constant water hygiene. The water in our float pod is hundreds of times more sanitary than the normal swimming pool or hot tub.
Q: What Do I Wear?
A: We prefer you not wear anything at all for your float experience due to laundry soaps, dyes in the swimsuits and the elastic material of a tight-fitting swimsuit can create uncomfortable compressed stress points on the skin during the session. . You will have complete privacy in the float area.
Q: What if I am pregnant, is floating safe?
A: YES! Pregnant women get significant relief in pain and muscle tension from the state of deep relaxation achieved from floating. We do recommend that a pregnant woman consult her physician prior to floating, especially during the first trimester.