What is floating?
Floating is hydrotherapy or a water relaxation spa commonly known as R.E.S.T. Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy. Some people call it sensory deprivation.
How it Works
After a brief orientation you go into your private float suite shut and lock the door. You get undressed, put in your earplugs, and shower off in Vitamin C water. Step into the warm salt water, lay back, and float. Floating effortlessly in warm salt water removes all the gravity, stress, and pressure from your body allowing your mind to rest and your body to relax.
Where do you float?
You float in a float tank. The water in the float tank is only 10 inches deep and infused with a short ton of magnesium sulfate pharmaceutical Epsom salt. The water is kept at a constant temperature of 95 degrees. Our float tanks and luxurious and spacious, they are equipped with surround sound, and insulated from outside light and noise. Each float tank is located inside a private float suite complete with dressing area and Vitamin C Shower. Towels, robes, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash is supplied.
When you float, what do you do for an hour?
The float tank is ideal for meditation because it provides a distraction free location, a comfortable posture, and a place where you can focus on your breathing or a mantra. Don’t have a mantra of your own? Ask the spa attendant to play Traveling the Sacred Sound Current. Comprised by top doctors and researchers to change a person’s state of consciousness from stressed to relaxed. Traveling the Sacred Sound Current is a multi faith multi denominational series of prayers, guided meditation, relaxing sounds, and mantras including Om Mani Padme Hum-a Tibetan prayer mantra that serves as life’s compass.
Floating in the Dark vs. Floating with L.E.D. Light
Floating with L.E.D. Light Therapy
Being in front of a special kind of light during the darkest months of the year is proven treatment for seasonal affective disorder. Light Therapy Sessions should last between 20 and 60 minutes and be done consistently to work best. Light therapy may also help with depression and bipolar disorder.
Floating in the Dark Pineal Gland Trigger Melatonin Release
The pea sized gland is near the center of the brain just behind the
thalamus. It is closely involved in the body’s sleep wake cycle and diurnal (24 hour) rhythms and is triggered by darkness. Pineal activity is inhibited by light which is detected by the eyes retina and set by a series of nerve connections to the pineal gland. Darkness removes this inhibition and the pineal gland releases its sleep hormone Melatonin.