Flotation Therapy, Sensory Deprivation, R.E.S.T (Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy), and Floating all refer to the practice of physical and mental recovery and relaxation through the process of minimizing external stimuli to your senses.
This is a fancy way of saying you lay down in approximately 10 inches of water in a solution of 1,400 POUNDS of magnesium sulfate, otherwise known as Epsom Salt. This is not your home bath with some Epsom Salt in it…not even close! 1,400 pounds of Epsom Salt creates a near ZERO GRAVITY environment. Unlike a swimming pool, you do not sink, but instead pop up like a cork and float effortlessly on top of the water! The temperature of the water is set to the surface temperature of your skin, approximately 94.5 degrees.
All of the soundproofing we do during the build-out phase, combined with the complimentary ear plugs, will create a quiet and peaceful experience. Turn off the lights, and close your eyes as the music fades away. You will relax like you have never relaxed before! Click here to learn more About Our Tanks
Float 60 or 90 minutes – some like it even longer!
History Of Floating
So where did these crazy tanks come from? Did we invent them? Yes. Well, no. What actually happened is that in 1954 a neuroscientist named John C. Lilly needed to eliminate incoming sensory information to create a control group for his experiments.
He ended up discovering that sensory deprivation has a load of benefits that far superseded whatever wild experiments he was doing.
By the 1970’s, the tank’s design had evolved from Lilly’s original laboratory chambers to the comfortable commercial tanks that we have now. This means you’re not submerged in the water with air tubes, you don’t have to wear a diver’s helmet with a black faceplate, and you don’t have to have experiments run on you.
Still Curious About Floating?
Watch what Stephen Curry and Harrison Barnes have to say about floating and why they use this routinely for recovery.