Guide to Floating

Basics:

The idea behind float therapy is that the body is fully relaxed and removed from external noises or distractions. You will be floating in 500 kilograms of Epsom salt and water, which keeps you a float while lying on your back. The water is maintained at 35 degrees Celcius. The water temperature is skin-receptor neutral, which means you lose track of where your body ends and the water begins. Your ears stay just below the water, and the tanks are insulated against sound. Noise from the outside doesn’t reach you. After you shut the door and turn off the light, you are in total darkness. During your float, the outside world is gone and amazing things start to 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 free to think deeply without distraction, your brainwaves slow down and your body gets to rest and reduce anxiety and stress. It’s likely to be the most relaxing thing you’ve ever experienced.

Going Into The Float:

Don’t drink caffeine before and remove contacts. Eat a small meal 1-2 hours prior. Don’t shave or wax before. Arrive and check-in. You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. We’ll cover the basics together and answer your questions. Chat with us for a bit if you’d like, and float on. Put in earplugs, then shower and step into the float tank, close the door behind you and float. After an hour, the music fades in, easing you out of your float. Turn on the lights and step out when you’re ready. Rinse off the saltwater. Get dressed, and bask in your post-float glow.

FAQ:

What is Epsom Salt? Is it good for the skin? 
Epsom salt is a magnesium-rich mineral used for centuries to improve sleep and reduce pain, cramping, headaches and muscle ache. There’s half a ton of it in each of our pods! 

Can I fall asleep? 
Because floating is so relaxing, many people fall asleep in the pods. Some say one hour of floating (even when awake) is equivalent to two or three hours of deep sleep. It is also scientifically proven to improve sleep quality. 

How often should I float? 
Like exercise, meditation and many other things, you’ll notice more of a difference if you float regularly. Once a week to once a month is ideal – and if you can do more, all the better. We suggest setting a regular floating schedule; the same day and time each week, every two weeks, or every month. 

I’m claustrophobic. Can I float? 
It’s a common worry, but the pods are much bigger than people expect – so big that you can stretch out without touching the sides! If you feel nervous, you can always leave the top open or have the inside light on for as long as you like – you’re in complete control. Once inside the pod, people are usually surprised at how safe and relaxed they feel.

Why Float?

Health & Wellness
People float to relieve stress, recover from injuries, aids detoxification, eliminate chronic pain and much more. Studies indicate that floating increases your dopamine and endorphin levels, boosting your mood and leaving you with a pleasant afterglow that lasts for days afterwards. 

Meditation
Everything you experience while floating comes from within yourself. So it’s the perfect time to reflect on your life and reports of creative and personal insights abound. Float tanks can also be thought as training wheels for meditation. After about 30-45 minutes of floating, your mind starts producing brainwaves, responsible for that ‘between waking & sleeping’ state. Then, after years of practice, people can enter the theta state through deep meditation. Again, float tanks get you there with hardly any effort at all. 

Self Improvement
Floating is an investment in your health and can be incorporated into your self-care routine. Floating regularly would benefit your health and save on medical expenses in the future.

Other Services:

Checkout our other services, liquid nitrogen cryo – hot tub ice bath (contrast therapy) – private sauna – compression therapy. We also do recovery and spa packages that combine different services that tailor to your needs. So if you are trying to relax or recover from intensive training or a day to unwind, we have you covered.