60 MINUTE FLOAT THERAPY SESSION - $55
90 MINUTE FLOAT THERAPY SESSION - $70
Join our monthly floating membership. You pick either the 60 or 90 minute float session once or twice a month! This is the best option for you frequent floaters as you get 20% off each float. Your credit card will automatically be charged each month! The membership floats are non-shareable but can be carried over one month. If it is not used in that two month period it will however expire.
WHAT IS FLOAT THERAPY?
It is actually defined as resting or remaining buoyant on the surface of 12 inches of water that contains 900 pounds of pharmaceutical grade magnesium sulfate, also known as Epsom salt. The water is at skin temperature and after a few minutes you lose the awareness of where the body ends and the water begins. Resting in this unique environment creates profound changes within the mind/body system and actually improves the overall function of the brain and the central nervous system. A lot of times with your first floating experience can seem a little unusual because of the unfamiliar process of floating but as you continue to float and there are less floating firsts it will allow your mind to truly embrace the process. Float therapy is backed by over forty years of mainstream scientific research in human performance.
The 900 pounds of Epsom salt in the water allows you to stop fighting gravity and lie passively and effortlessly on your back. As you lay in absolute tranquility, every muscle is allowed to gradually relieve all of its tensions. Your entire body, including internal organs, muscles and bones will be, for the first time, completely rested and at ease. There is the option of underwater music and lights but it is typically recommended to take all sensory stimulants away. We however always suggest to float at your own comfort level. Every person experiences floating in there own way. The water is kept at an exact 93.5 degrees or skin temperature. This allows you to lose track of where your body ends and the water and air begins. When your body is free of gravitational forces, sound, light, and temperature the brain is actually able to truly expand into areas that usually can only be reached in the deepest of meditations.
ALL THINGS FLOAT
HOW DO I PREPARE AND WHAT DO I BRING FOR MY FLOAT???
Please arrive for your float 15 minutes prior to your float to sign the waiver and receive the initial float orientation
You will want to bring a brush for post float and something to put your contact lenses into while you are in the tank. Our room is fully private and you will be floating nude so there is no need to bring a swimsuit. Other than that the float bar is stocked with everything that you will need. One towel, robe, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, ear plugs, cotton swab, a vinegar solution to dissolve salt from ears if needed, and petroleum jelly for small cuts.
We recommend that you do not shave or wax right beforehand because the Epsom salt can sting.
We recommend that you do not have any caffeine a couple hours prior to your float and that you eat a small meal or snack 1 hour prior to floating so your tummy growling doesn’t interrupt your sensory deprivation.
If you are getting in a workout that same day we recommend that it is prior to your float since the float will reduce muscle tension, helps align the spine and help the body recover more quickly.
If your hair is newly dyed please check to make sure that when you are showering at home that the water that is running through your hair is fully clear. If there is still some color coming out you should wait a couple more days/showers. This will ensure the integrity of the float water and your newly dyed luscious locks!
WHAT ARE THE STEPS FOR THE ACTUAL FLOAT?
Please use the restroom prior to entering the float bar room. For the cleanliness and safety of everyone this step is a must. Just a little tid bit for your comfort and knowledge but we can actual see anything left behind in our float water and I mean anything. We will also provide a robe for you to use in case during the middle of the float nature calls. Our bathroom is located directly outside the float room.
One of our lovely staff members will go over the entire process with you and show you where to turn on and off the pod lights and music so do not worry there will not be a test on the information below but hopefully it will help you know what to expect!
Completely disrobe as floating is done in the nude. Swimsuits are not allowed because of the oils from laundry detergent and softeners. They can turn the float pods water chemistry all wonky. We want you to only float in the best water possible.
Insert the earplugs at this stage prior to the shower to create a better seal. A pre-float shower is required where you will use our provided shampoo and body wash to thoroughly clean all of the oils from your body. These darn oils again do not mix well with our water so it is vital to get as much off as possible. Please oh please do NOT use conditioner before your float session. Completely dry your face so you are not distracted in your float with trickling water down your face.
Carefully step up and sit into the pod feet first. At this point you can orient yourself and find the music and light button. You will then pull the lid down as you slide into a laying position where the solution will lift your body allowing you to float effortlessly. A head float cradle will be provided. Some people prefer to float completely free of devices and others prefer to have their neck supported with the cradle (remember its ALWAYS your float experience). Let the water cushion your body and find a comfortable position.
Now the most important part, BREATH deeply and fall into that intense relaxation. Pay attention to slowing your heartrate down and each muscle relaxing as you try to loose yourself into a truly meditative state.
When the session is over the tank lights and music will fade in and you will hear the float filtration sanitation system turning on. Slowly sit up and push the lid open. Please be extra careful as you exit the pod.
Remove the earplugs and you are now able to take your post float shower where we recommend to thoroughly rinse off and use our shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Its amazing that the salt solution actually leaves your hair and skin silky smooth because it helps remove dead skin cells and strips the hair of buildup. You won’t even prune up.
Please use our 50/50 white distilled vinegar to water solution to spray in your ears to help dissolve any salt that might have gotten in your ears. If the next day you hear crackling please do not be alarmed and either come on in and use our mix or make your own! At this time we ask you get dressed and exit the room so we can prepare for our next floater. If you are needing to get ready you will have full access to one of our restrooms where we can provide a hair dryer upon request.
On your way out book another appointment to get the continued benefits of floating or better yet just join our monthly floating membership!!
IS THE WATER CLEAN?
Our water is extremely clean. It will most likely be some of the cleanest water you’ve been in. We completely recirculate our water 3 times through our filtration system between each float. This system uses a combination of UV sterilizer with ozone, a Unicel filter, and hydrogen peroxide (which is a non-toxic alternative to cholrine and bromine). In addition the float tank has an extremely high salt concentration which makes it incredibly difficult for bacterial growth. There is a reason it is called the Dead Sea. We also measure and adjust the pH, alkalinity, temperature, and specific gravity daily.
CAN I FLOAT IF I AM CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
Absolutely. The pod is actually pretty spacious at 5.8 feet wide and 8.6 feet long. It is very important to try and stay calm and remember that you are always always in control of your float. You can stop the float and exit the pod at any time as there is not a latch. We have actually found it very peaceful when you turn it all off and close your eyes. You feel like you are truly floating in outer space rather than in a pod. It really is magical!
CAN I FLOAT IF I’M MENSTRUATING?
Yes. We do ask that you change your tampon prior to your float and highly recommend changing it immediately after. Some women do experience some discomfort in their feminine areas before or during this time.
WHEN AND WHO INVENTED THESE CRAZY DEVICES?
They were invented in 1954 by a man named John C. Lily. When they first came to light it involved full submersion in water with a breathing device. In the early 1970’s the first actual lay down commercial tanks were invented.
CAN I SINK IF I FALL ASLEEP?
Nopers. When people do fall asleep the high buoyancy of the water will keep you afloat. The worst might be that you get salt in your eye.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Are you ready for this mouthful?!?! When you get rid of all the noise in our crazy world your brain is actually able to chill out for a second and dive into a deep relaxation that takes our minds and bodies to places they otherwise could not go!!!!