Rest Your Body... Relax Your Mind
How Floating Works
The tank is designed to block out all external distractions, such as any sights, sounds, tactile sensations, and gravity. The tanks are filled with only 10 inches of filtered water and more than 850 pounds of Epsom salt, creating an environment twice as buoyant as the Dead Sea, letting you float effortlessly on the surface of the water. The salt water solution is heated to skin temperature making it so that once you’re settled, it’s almost impossible to tell which parts of your body are in the water, tricking your brain into thinking you’re floating in mid-air.
The quietness and darkness (if you choose) will allow your mind to drift into a deep state of relaxation. This will leave you in a dream-like state, similar to that experienced just before going to sleep. In this state of relaxation, which may be deep and profound, your brain will stay dreamily alert. To get technical, the brain gradually shifts from its waking beta state to generate theta waves. This is the state of mind Buddhist monks try to reach through years of training.
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Benefits of Floating
Without the constant pressure of analyzing the world around you, your body lowers its levels of cortisol (the main component of stress). Your brain also releases elevated levels of dopamine and endorphins (the neurotransmitters of happiness). Researchers and float tank users report many beneficial effects including:
- Pain Relief – Arthritis, Back Pain, Sports Injuries, Pregnancy Discomfort
- Health Issues & Vitality – Lowers Blood Pressure & Speeds up Recovery
- Weight Loss & Addictions – Facilitates freedom from habits, phobias & addictions
- Creativity, Learning & Performance – Improves concentration & imagination
- Mental and Spiritual Well-Being – Promotes total calm & peaceful relaxation
Even the Magnesium-based Epsom salt we use in the tank are good for you. They replenish your skin while drawing out toxins from your body. Benefits Include:
- Increases the flow of oxygen-rich blood throughout the body
- Improves body’s ability to use insulin
Tank and Sanitation Information
Sanitation is one of our top concerns! We guarantee every float will have the freshest and cleanest water possible. Our tanks contain more than 850 pounds of dissolved Epsom salt, creating an environment in which no living microorganism can survive.
We pump our salt-water solution through an oversized filtration and UV sanitation system for 15-30 minutes between each float. This allows the tank to be completely filtered 3-5 times. 32% pool-grade H202 (hydrogen peroxide) is added daily as a safe disinfectant. “Spa Perfect” is then used to enable natural enzymes to break down oils and any other organisms that might have survived the procedure to this point.
The water pH and alkalinity are checked on a daily basis. We personally scrub every inch of the tank three times per week.