Sensory Deprivation Float Therapy

Sensory Deprivation, commonly known as “Floating” or “Float Therapy” is gaining popular interest for its effectiveness in relieving stress and promoting relaxation. But what exactly is Float Therapy? Float Therapy involves stepping into a cabin of about 11 inches of water and simply floating on the water. The float cabin uses water and 1100 pounds of magnesium sulphate (Epsom salt). The high salt concentration allows you to float effortlessly on top of the water.

In addition, the magnesium sulphate acts as a muscle relaxer, anti-inflammatory and detoxification agent. The water is set to 94.5 degrees which is thermo-receptor neutral, which means you lose track of where your body ends, and the water begins. While you have the option to use light and sound, optimal results are achieved without either. This is known as Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (R.E.S.T.)

Key aspects of sensory deprivation float therapy

  1. Float Tank/Pod: The primary component of float therapy is the float tank or pod. These tanks are typically soundproof and lightproof to create an environment devoid of external sensory input. The water inside the tank is heated to skin temperature (around 93.5°F or 34°C) and saturated with Epsom salt, making it buoyant and allowing individuals to effortlessly float on the surface.

  2. Sensory Isolation: The float tank is designed to minimize sensory input from the external world. This includes reducing noise, eliminating light, and maintaining a consistent water temperature. This sensory isolation is intended to create a unique experience where individuals can disconnect from their senses and achieve a state of sensory deprivation.

  3. Health Benefits: Advocates of float therapy claim a range of potential health benefits, including stress reduction, relaxation, improved sleep, pain relief, enhanced creativity, and heightened mental clarity. However, scientific research on these claims is ongoing, and not all benefits are universally accepted.

  4. Relaxation and Meditation: Many people use float therapy as a form of relaxation and meditation. The weightlessness and sensory isolation can lead to a deeply relaxed state, which can be conducive to mindfulness practices and stress relief.

  5. Sensory Exploration: While the primary goal of float therapy is sensory deprivation, some individuals use it as an opportunity for sensory exploration and introspection. In the absence of external stimuli, people may become more aware of their internal thoughts and sensations.

  6. Duration of Sessions: Float sessions typically last for about 60 to 90 minutes, although some individuals may opt for shorter or longer sessions. The length of the session can affect the depth of relaxation experienced.

  7. Safety and Hygiene: Float therapy centers prioritize safety and hygiene. The water is usually filtered and sanitized between sessions, and clients often shower both before and after their float to remove oils and contaminants.

  8. Accessibility: Sensory deprivation float therapy is available at specialized float centers or spas in many cities. Some individuals also invest in personal float tanks for home use, although these can be expensive.

Our private float rooms are equipped with Vitamin C Showers for before and after your session.

Shampoo, Conditioner, and Bodywash is provided.

Towels, robes, hair ties, and make up wipes are provided for your session.

Restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) is offered as a useful, flexible tool that can facilitate change in addictive variables at each level of complexity, from habitual acts through attitudes to self-concept and spirituality. The nature of REST is discussed in terms of processes and effects. Basically two processes, refocusing and re-balancing, contribute to the various physical and mental effects of restricted environmental stimulation.

These effects include profound relaxation, relief from pain, and a shift in consciousness to a state that is more introspective, less defensive, and more receptive. Research in treating addictive behaviors with REST is reviewed with smoking, overeating, alcohol consumption, and drug misuse.

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2131327

Float Room Pricing

Disconnect and reset with a 60-minute float session. This is a great option for first time floaters. Our suite is equipped with a private shower, towels, robes, and bath and beauty supplies for after your float. Enjoy our NEW vitamin C infused shower for the ultimate spa experience!

$69.00

Disconnect and reset with a 90-minute float session. This is a great option for experienced floaters or those looking to go all in. Our suite is equipped with a private shower, towels, robes, and bath and beauty supplies for after your float. Enjoy our NEW vitamin C infused shower for the ultimate spa experience!

$89.00

Disconnect and reset with a 60-minute float session. This option is for two people in one cabin so you can float with a friend or loved one together. Our suite is equipped with a private shower, towels, robes, and bath and beauty supplies for after your float. Enjoy our NEW vitamin C infused shower for the ultimate spa experience!

$99.00

Disconnect and reset with a 90-minute float session. This option is for two people in one cabin so you can float with a friend or loved one together. Our suite is equipped with a private shower, towels, robes, and bath and beauty supplies for after your float. Enjoy our NEW vitamin C infused shower for the ultimate spa experience!

$149.00

Looking for a unique date night idea? We have you covered! The Ultimate Date Night Package includes a 60-Minute Couples Float. After your float you will enjoy a private room with a bottle of champagne, charcuterie board, dessert, and flowers.

$249.00
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