Float therapy is an anti-gravity, meditative experience.
By lying in 11 inches of ultra high density saline water heated exactly to your skin temperature, you lose the sensation of being in water or of being affected by gravity. It’s like you’re floating in space.
Floating decompresses the spine and other areas of tension in the body and can be used to:
- relieve stress
- relieve tension
- recover from injury
- fight addition
- reduce chronic pain
…and much more
Clients have cut strokes off their golf game, developed complex scientific theories, and drafted book chapters while floating. This is the ultimate way to eliminate distraction and rediscover true clarity.
Floating is like training wheels for deep meditation. About halfway through your session, your mind starts to produce theta brainwaves, which are responsible for that “between waking and sleeping” state. It takes people years to learn to do this in traditional meditation. Floating gets you there effortlessly.
Simply AMAZING! Floating is my new obsession! You must make time for yourself to float! You deserve to have this experience. I’m booking a massage to go with my next float session! Thank you Terri!
– Haven –
How it Works
The water contains 1,200 lbs of Epsom salt, making it impossible to submerge. It’s even safe to fall asleep. The temperature is skin-receptor neutral. Your body just floats, becoming completely unaware of all external information.
The float rooms are spacious and sound-proof. Music is optional, although we recommend floating in silence. You can change the lighting and soundscape as you please. You are in total control.
Between each session, we run an extensive filtration system that includes UV treatment, advanced oxidation, and a particle filter and skimmer. The water quality is exactly how you want it to be.
How it Works
before you arrive…
Don’t shave or wax before your float. Limit caffeine consumption a few hours before your float. Avoid eating a large meal just before you float, and remove your contacts.
when you arrive…
We’ll cover the basics together and answer any questions you have. Each float room has a shower to rinse off before and after your float. And yes, we DO recommend floating in the nude, but you’re welcome to wear swimwear too.
when you get in…
Put in the earplugs and step into the float room. Close the door, lie down, rest your head on the floating pillow, relax and turn off the lights if you wish.
when you’re finished…
We’ll fade the music out and turn on a special light to let you know your float session is over. Turn on the lights and step out when you’re ready. Shower off the salt water and get dressed basking in your post-float glow.
who is our membership for?
The effects of float therapy are magical. Our membership is for clients who wish to make the healing benefits of floating a regular part of their lives. The more you float, the better and longer-lasting the effects. We recommend floating once a month, though many will wish to float more often.
Bring a friend to float in the 2nd room at the membership rate.
FREE FLOAT in your birthday month (with a 3 month commitment)
$59 per additional float within the month
Weekly option available with a deeper discount.
Frequently asked questions
What should I wear for my float session?
Nothing. Seriously. For the best experience, we recommend your birthday suit! (It makes packing easier too!) There are several reasons for this:
- Salt will absolutely gather in the fabric, and as the surface of your skin that floats above the water dries, it will begin to feel crusty, and could be irritating.
- Swimsuits are usually worn in chlorine pools and washed with detergents, which means you could introduce chemicals into the pristine float solution, causing contamination.
- Swimsuits are often an added distraction while your body is relaxing is this gravity-free environment.
Will my skin feel dry after a float?
Generally speaking, not at all! Most people even send us love letters the next day because their skin is oh, so soft.
With that said, if you experience dryness or irritation, there’s a good chance you didn’t get all of the salt off during your post-float shower. Take another shower as soon as you can, and apply your favorite skin moisturizer.
Is the water changed after each guest?
Well, if we did we would have to charge well over $1000 per float, and we’d only offer one per day. Instead, we keep the costs down by moving the solution through a 5-micron filter 4-6 times between each guest. It also passes through a UV sanitization AND an ozone treatment on each cycle.
Not to mention that our solution is saltier than the Dead Sea, and well, it’s called the dead sea for a reason. 😉
How deep is the water? What if I can't swim?
You’ll step into a large tub with about 11 inches or so of float solution (water + 1000 pounds of Medical Grade Epsom Salt). You don’t have to know how to swim, and you don’t even have to know how to float! The solution does all the work for you. We’ve never met anyone who can’t float in this environment… it’s denser than the Dead Sea!
How long are the float sessions?
Our floats last 60 minutes. With that said, you can get out ANYTIME. Some folks feel wonderful after just 30 minutes or so, and some want to stay in to soak up every last second. It’s completely up to you.
For your appointment, expect to be here for around an hour and a half, which includes your check-in, orientation, pre- and post-float showers, and your float session.
Can I use essential oils, bath bombs, or other bath products during my float?
No, save those for at-home use! We absolutely LOVE those products (and even sell some in our shop for you to use at home), but introducing chemicals, fragrances, and other materials into the float solution can cause problems with our filtration system. And not everyone agrees on the perfect scent, so whatever scents you bring into the room will likely linger for the next guest, who may have allergies or sensitivities.
Can I float with a friend/spouse/family member?
Our float rooms accommodate one person at a time. You can schedule your appointment for the same time though, as we have two nearly identical float suites in our facility.
Can I float before/after a massage?
ABSOLUTELY! We love how you think! Some people prefer to float before, while some prefer to float after a massage, so we really think it’s a personal preference. The only thing we ask is that if you float AFTER a massage, please take extra time in the shower to ensure all oils are washed away before stepping into the float room.
And if you’re looking for a great massage therapist, look no further. We have a great team to choose from!
What should I bring with me for my float session?
We try to provide everything you’ll need. We have towels, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, as well as earplugs and even a hair dryer. If you like to have anything special, or things that aren’t sanitary to share, please bring those with you.
Is the water hot?
Warm? Yes. Hot? No. Unlike a hot tub, you’re not likely to get sweaty. We keep both the float solution and air temperature around 93.5-94.5 degrees, which is the same temperature as the average external skin temp. In many cases, guests have told us they can’t tell where their skin ends and the water or air begin. Pretty awesome feeling!
My hair is dyed or chemically treated. Can I float?
So, you may have to wait a bit. Hair dye often runs in the float solution, causing discoloration and staining of the fiberglass. Just as bad, it might ruin your freshly dyed hair! We recommend that you’ve washed your hair and ensure that absolutely no color runs in the shower or when dried with a towel.
If you have a keratin treatment, you’ve likely been advised to avoid salt water, so we’d agree with that.
The same consideration should be taken for fresh lashes, microblading, or tattoo work.
How often should I float?
This really depends on your own needs. Float experiences usually get better each time, so a consistent float schedule reaps the most benefit. If you struggle with chronic pain, insomnia, or anxiety, it’s best to find regular intervals that help you manage these things. It may be a few times per month, weekly, or monthly.
The first float is really just trying to figure out what you’re doing, the second float is when you really start to relax, and by the third float, you’ll likely be able to find that sweet bliss pretty quickly. As with any self-care, consistency is key.
Why do I have to shower TWICE?
The first shower is to ensure all dirt, chemicals, dust, body products, and debris are removed before you step into the float room. We ask that you use body wash and shampoo (provided) for the first shower, but no conditioner. We all like squeaky clean water, right? We appreciate you helping us keep it that way!
The second shower after your float is just to get the salt off your body, and it’s a chance to condition your hair if you’d like. (You don’t have to use body wash or shampoo on this round since you’re already clean!) If you feel a stingy sensation after you leave, it’s likely that the salt has dried on your skin.
Is there a weight restriction to float?
No, as long as you can safely step in and out of the float room without assistance, we’d be honored to host your float.
Do I have to get my hair wet?
It’s more than likely going to get wet no matter what. You’re welcome to try a swim cap, but it works a bit differently than it does when swimming. Most of the time, in a pool, you’re in motion, so water just glides right on by. In a float room, you’re still, so there’s a good chance salt water will seep in around the seal, which may cause discomfort.
If you find a super comfy, great-fitting swim cap that doesn’t leak in still waters, please let us know so we can keep some on hand. Otherwise, we have a hair dryer available for you to use if you choose.
What if I get salt water in my eyes?
It will burn. Possibly a lot. But we know it happens sometimes, no matter how careful you are, so we leave a little spray bottle of fresh water inside the float room so you can spritz the burn away and get back to your peaceful place quickly.
Is it safe for pregnant women to float?
We always recommend checking with your primary care physician, but in most cases, it’s not only fine, but it’s a little bit of heaven for expecting mommas! With pregnancy comes many aches and pains and lots of changes to a woman’s body but, floating provides a unique opportunity to relieve some of that pressure. Ahh.
Who should NOT float?
There are some instances where floating is NOT recommended.
- Diabetes-In some cases, magnesium sulfate (the Epsom Salts in our float rooms) may have an effect on blood glucose. We strongly recommend consulting with your doctor before floating if you have diabetes. Also note that if you have any open wounds, the salt water will cause stinging.
- Low blood pressure-Because floating causes blood pressure to decrease, it can be dangerous for those with already-low blood pressure to float, especially when standing to exit at the end of a float. Take extra precaution, but speak with your physician before scheduling an appointment.
- Seizures-If you are prone to seizures, we recommend avoiding floating due to the enclosed, salty, wet environment.
- Kidney disease-It is still debated as to whether magnesium sulfate (Epsom Salt) is absorbed through the skin, however, many believe that it is. The kidneys then process what is absorbed, and it is known that the kidneys are responsible for processing magnesium. Consult with your physician before floating.
What if I'm claustrophobic?
The most important thing to know is that you are in complete control of your environment. Our float rooms are super roomy. The ceiling slopes down in a wave pattern toward the back of the room, and the door is glass, so you can easily see out into the shower. You’re welcome to open the door during your session, or even get out and stretch at any time.
You choose whether to have the lights on or off so you can see the space around you, but most people who aren’t comfortable in small spaces find our rooms to be inviting and quite comfortable. And if you float in the dark, it might even feel like you’re floating in outer space, which is pretty different from feeling like you’re in a tiny spot.
We invite you to come by for a tour before scheduling your appointment, so you can see how the float rooms feel before you give it a try.