WHAT IS FLOAT THERAPY

Float Therapy is a PROVEN holistic health treatment that is backed by decades of scientific research.  Athletes, students, executives, chronic pain sufferers, and anyone that is in need of an escape from life's daily stressors will all benefit from floating.


Float therapy involves effortlessly floating in 11 inches of Epsom salt water that is heated to your body’s temperature. As you float, the absence of all external stimuli creates a relaxing escape. Our private float suite is completely light-proof, but you can have low, calming lights on if you wish.  The minimal outside stimulation creates a perfect environment for decreasing stress and practicing mindfulness. Floatation therapy is a deeply relaxing, calming and transformative experience that improves your physical and mental well-being.

 

WHAT WE PROVIDE? Robes, towels, sandals, lockers, water and anything else needed before or after your sessions. You do not need to bring anything, but some clients like to change into loose comfy clothes afterward

BENEFITS OF FLOAT THERAPY



General well-being

  • Promotes total calm and peaceful relaxation.
  • Eliminates fatigue and jet lag.
  • Improves sleep.
  • Alleviates stress (mental and physical).
  • Increases motivation, diminishes depression and anxiety.



Mental benefits of floatation

  • Stimulates left/right brain synchronization.
  • Shifts brainwaves from beta to lower frequency alpha, theta and delta.
  • Creates mental clarity and alertness.
  • Increases creativity and problem solving.
  • Deepens meditation.
  • Expands awareness and accelerates learning.



Physical benefits of floatation

  • Decreases the production of cortisol, lactic acid and adrenaline.
  • Increases production of endorphins.
  • Speeds up rehabilitation and recovery.
  • Relieves pain (arthritis, migraines, injuries etc,).
  • Boosts immune function.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Reduces blood pressure, pulse and heart rate.
  • Improves athletic performance.

THE HISTORY OF FLOAT THERAPY


Flotation therapy was invented in the 1950s and is based on a scientific approach to deep relaxation called "Reduced Environmental Stimulation Technique" or R.E.S.T. for short.



Float History: In 1954, medical practitioner and neuropsychiatrist John C. Lilly began experimenting with the mind’s response to “sensory deprivation,” a subject that had grasped the interest of the contemporary fields of neurology and psychology. There was debate about what would happen if the brain, the center of consciousness, was deprived of all sensory information. Would we fall into a dreamless, comatose state? Would our thoughts continue going even without any new incoming information? Lilly wanted to find out. He built a large flotation chamber, which he filled with water.  His results showed that there was no comatose state, and, once his participants came out of the chamber, they reported feelings of intense relaxation and calm, with some even reporting epiphanies of personal discovery and self-realization. Lilly was so impressed by his findings that he continued his research over the next two decades



Bringing Floating to the Public: In the early 1970s, in his quest to bring floating to the public and spread its benefits, Lilly partnered with Glen and Lee Perry to design an updated float tank.  It was to be called “Samadhi,” a Sanskrit word which refers to a profound state of meditation. In order to make flotation easier for people, they added one important addition to the mix: Epsom salt, which has long been recognized for its health benefits. The salt and water solution created an extremely buoyant environment, making the act of floating entirely automatic, essentially counteracting the sense of gravity and letting the body relax more than ever before. The first float tank center opened in 1973 in Beverly Hills, California. It spawned a surge of interest in flotation therapy, and encouraged new centers to open all around the world. Over the next decade, floating grew steadily and the benefits were regularly featured in all types of media. The Float Tank Association was formed in 1981 and by 1983, well known researchers coined the term REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) and continued research into the medical and psychological benefits of the therapy.