WHAT IS FLOATATION THERAPY?
Floatation Therapy is a unique method of assisting the body to become intensely relaxed and to release stress in the most efficient manner. In addition, floatation therapy provides an instantaneous sense of well-being for those who go through the process.
It consists of a float room or pool (also called an isolation tank or sensory deprivation tank) which essentially transforms into the perfect bathtub. They typically vary in size, but our rooms are all 8′ long and 4'9" wide. Air is allowed to freely flow in and out, and the door never locks or latches.
It holds about 10″ of water, which is saturated with 1200 pounds of Epsom salt. This creates a solution more buoyant than the Dead Sea, and you float on your back about half in and half out of the water.
The water itself is kept at the average skin temperature (93.5° F), which allows you to lose track of your body. The float rooms are soundproof and, when you turn off the light, completely dark.
No gravity, no touch, no sight, and no sound. Just pure nothing.
Curious about how it all works? Watch the video below
BENEFITS OF FLOAT THERAPY
Getting rid of all sensory input allows the ‘constantly-make-sure-you’re-not-dying’ part of your brain to relax, allowing the creative, relaxed part of your brain to come out and play. Without the constant pressure of analyzing the world around you, your body lowers its levels of cortisol, the main chemical component of stress.
Not having to fight gravity lets your muscles, joints, and bones take a well-deserved break. Your body suddenly has loads of extra resources (usually spent supporting your weight, regulating temperature, and trying not to get speeding tickets), which it gets to focus on things like healing and resting. Without old-man gravity pushing you down all the time, chronic and acute pain is relieved, and your muscles get to fully rest.
Unlike lying on a mattress, lying in water allows blood to flow freely all throughout your body. There’s no need to readjust your position to get comfortable. Research shows that about 40 minutes into your float your brain stops producing its normal Alpha and Beta waves and starts going deeper into a Theta and even Delta state.
Even the magnesium-based Epsom salts we use in the tank feel wonderful on your skin. They’re also kosher, just in case you want to float in water that has the blessings of a Rabbi.
Here are some benefits that people enjoy from a Float Therapy session:
To promote relaxation
For more restful sleep
To learn to meditate
For moms/dads craving a little quiet time
Consciousness of oneself
Sensory Deprivation Explained
About Our Float Rooms
Our float rooms are taller than your typical float tank, allowing you to stand upright as you enter and exit. All four of our float rooms have glass entry doors to provide a more open float experience while still giving the benefits of sensory deprivation after you manually turn off the lights.
Sanitation in our float rooms
We start with proper chemistry...
We rigorously measure and maintain the water levels, specific gravity, and temperature of the float rooms. The float room water is filled with about 30% Epsom salt, which is a difficult environment for a lot of bacteria to live in (the Dead Sea is named that for a reason). Our tanks are likely to have some of the cleanest water you’ve ever been in.