(SENSORY DEPRIVATION TANKS)
EXPERIENCE SENSORY DEPRIVATION AND TOTAL RELAXATION IN ONE OF OUR FLOAT PODS
Imagine being suspended in a bath of Epsom salt or magnesium sulfate. It’s dark, quiet, and the water temperature matches your body temperature so you feel like you are floating in mid air. Sounds relaxing right? Floating in a float pod is certainly calming, but this therapy offers more than simple relaxation. While floatation therapy is not a magic cure, it can be helpful at managing or improving many conditions. Floating creates a sense of weightlessness which relieves stress from every part of your body and mind.
The deep state of relaxation, achieved while floating, will “reset” the body’s hormonal and metabolic balance, accelerating muscle recovery from strenuous exercise, relieving joint pain, improving sleep, reducing anxiety and improving mood as well as decreasing blood pressure and cortisol levels. Float away to a healthier lifestyle!
*Sessions are discounted if booked with additional service(s).
TOP 10 BENEFITS OF FLOATING
1. ACCELERATED HEALING
Healing injuries takes time and often takes us away from the things we love for longer than we’d like. Floating speeds up the process of muscle and injury recovery due to a few reasons. Partly, it’s because of the high level of magnesium sulfate in the tank. It’s a completely weightless environment which allows your body the full rest necessary to heal.
NEVER FLOATED BEFORE?
FIRST TIME FLOATERS PACKAGE
Grab a discounted package for your first 3 - 60 Minute Float Pod Sessions,
Includes R & R Lounge
**Can only be purchased one time. CAN NOT BE DIVIDED BETWEEN OTHER PEOPLE**
The Benefits of Sensory Deprivation
The Amazing Thing That Happens When You Disconnect | Dr. Justin Feinstein |
Landscapes for the mind.
WHAT ARE DREAMSCAPES?
DreamScapes are like landscapes for the mind. Using sounds, music, entrainment and guided imagery, they first of all relax the conscious mind, then gently engage and transport the floater to a place of deep learning in the subconscious where they can alter behavior, improve performance and relieve physical conditions far more effectively than with floating alone.
Each is one hour long, they are easy to follow and unlike simple relaxation sessions off the web, they are specifically designed to be used in the float environment.
A SPECIALIST IN SUBCONSCIOUS REEDUCATION & TRAINING
Dr. Jason Gregg is an Australian national who spent 20 years in the US. It was early in his clinical career that he began to explore alternative ways to overcome the frequent failure of traditional therapies to provide long-lasting, sustainable change. Thus began a lifelong study into the use of subconscious re-education and recorded sounds to modify behavior and enhance human performance.
As well as traditional cognitive therapies, he has studied biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, and the effects of orthomolecular nutrition on aging. He holds several patents for unique methods of brainwave entrainment, and has produced behavioral modification sessions that are currently used in more than 20 countries.
OUR DREAMSCAPES OPTIONS
Can't do the Silence NO PROBLEM
Choose any ONE of these to listen to during your float session
Indeed, stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behavior. Being able to recognize common stress symptoms can give you a jump on managing them. Stress that’s left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
While floating itself offers huge reduction in stress levels, the benefits are not often long-lasting, so we’ve introduced the DreamScapes Stressbuster in-pod program to help you get the most out of your float session, while showing you ways to keep your life stress-free every day.
It’s like housekeeping for your mind, a unique way to sweep away all that emotional trash that can accumulate over a lifetime, and replace it with beneficial ways to act and think. You’ll use your imagination to transport yourself to a place you’ve never been before, to a place way outside your Dreampod.
Lay back, enjoy your float experience as you go on a fascinating mental journey into the depths of your subconscious mind, where all your habits and life scripts are stored and acted upon.
TRIM & SLIM
Stop focusing on loss of kilos or pounds! What most of us really care more about is ‘girth control’ rather than weight control. In fact it’s not unusual for clients to experience a loss of inches before any real loss of weight so it’s important to recognize the difference. In the DreamScapes Slim & Trim program, you’ll be learning to retrain your mind to bring about the forces necessary to convert failure into long-term dietary success.
No more denial, no harsh diets or pills, this is about changing your subconscious desire for fattening, unhealthy foods, to marshal those mental powers in all of us to overcome the drive that has seen you constantly reaching for the wrong foods.
Feeling a little stressed, short-tempered or on edge? Putting on a few pounds around the middle? Having trouble maintaining your edge at work? Here’s something that may shock you. In fact, a good chunk of your weight gain, moodiness and brain-fog may be due to your sleep habits.
The DreamScapes Sleepmaker Element will teach you look at sleep in a new way and provide you with the tools to repay that sleep debt and get nights of deep, restful sleep, every night.
It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ But with chronic pain, the effects remain, a personal and private burden that effects the life of sufferers and those around them.
The Pain Away Element builds upon the natural therapeutic impact of floatation, providing effective ways to manage pain after the session is over and any time pain arises. Using the power of the subconscious mind, the sufferer learns how to focus upon painful areas, lessening the intensity and helping to reduce the need for medication.
FLOAT THERAPY FAQS
What can I expect during my first float?
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for this question since every person is different.
First-time floaters can have different expectations, which may also lead to disappointment in yourself, the inability to focus, relax or meditate (which is challenging for most people!). We like to say that you should understand the basics of how it works, but to go in with minimal expectations.
What do I need to do to prepare?
Do not drink coffee before you float – we know how unrelaxing coffee jitters are! Eating a heavy meal is not suggested as it may hinder you from relaxing fully, but a light meal an hour and a half before is good so that your stomach is not grumbling the whole time.
How is the water cleaned?
The water in each pod is sterilized by the large amount of salt that is used. Float pods also contain filters that are run between each float and often times while the tank is empty.
What if I get salt in my eyes?
Most float centers have eye-flushes in the room with you so that if you do get salt in your eye you can flush it out with the fresh water. We have a water spray bottle with fresh clean water in the pod to help wash out your eyes if it occurs.
Can I float while pregnant?
Floating while pregnant allows you to escape the added weight of pregnancy by taking the strain off the body and spine (and feet!). It promotes excellent sleep, a lovely sense of well being, and can help with all the aches and pains normally associated with pregnancy. For many mothers, the environment creates a heightened sensitivity and connection with the baby, and some have reported a profound experience of “mirroring” from floating in a quiet, warm and secure environment while their baby does the same.
As with anything you should check with your physician before floating while pregnant.
Can I get out of the tank during the session?
Your float session will be in a private room. You can leave the door to the pod open if that makes you feel more comfortable! As a reminder, the air temperature inside the pod will feel cooler if the pod cover is open during your session. So, please remember to turn on the heater on the wall if you choose to leave the lid open.
Can I drown if I fall asleep?
Many people choose to sleep while they are in the tank. There are only about 10 inches of water in each tank and because of the large amount of salt the water is very buoyant.
Do I need to bring a bathing suit?
We want you to float nude. Clothing will become weighed down with salt and may become a distraction and laundry detergent can mess with the PH of the tank.
Can I float with contact lenses?
We would suggest taking the lenses out since you will have your eyes closed for a long period of time. You may also get salt water in your eyes, and could even fall asleep!
I’m claustrophobic, can I float?
Many people with claustrophobia do not have a hard time floating! You are always in control of the environment, with the ability to open the door, get out, or even turn on a light. You may find that you quickly lose track of the walls and the space and ease into a relaxed state.
Can I float after having my hair dyed?
Definitely check the clarity of the water running from your hair when you shower. If there is still colorant coming out, we suggest waiting so that the Epsom Salt does not strip any of your color or ruin our tanks.
How long has floating been around?
Float therapy was invented in 1954 by a physician, John C. Lilly at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effects of sensory deprivation on the mind.
Do I prune up or get dehydrated from floating for so long in the Epsom Salt?
Not at all. The salt does not cause your skin to get pruny – it actually makes it feel silky smooth.
How long are your sessions?
Our sessions are 30-min, 60-min, 90-min and 120 minutes long, you will also have 5-10 minutes before and after your float to shower and get dressed.
You can also leave the float room at any time during your session.
Children 12 and under can reserve 30-minute sessions. For children/pediatric floats, an adult must be present in the room (not in the water).
We also recommend that you carve out time post-float for reflection and continued relaxation. Coming out of a float session, you might feel euphoric or even a little disoriented; you’ve just had complete time to yourself, so jumping right back into daily life might be slightly jarring.
Why is magnesium so important?
Most Americans are grossly deficient in magnesium — a vital mineral. Floating is a great way to absorb magnesium from the Epsom salts, which relieves pain and muscle aches, decreases restlessness and promotes calm, increases energy, helps you fall asleep, is good for your heart, is beneficial to skin, helps with bone density & more.
How often do you recommend floating?
Some avid floaters can’t get by without floating daily. Others prefer to float weekly or even once a month. The benefits of float therapy are cumulative and seen when you float on a frequent basis.
For first-timers: Since it’s such a new and different experience, your first float may not be the best determination of whether or not float therapy is for you. We recommend floating at least three times (that’s how long they say it takes to get hooked) in the beginning.
What are some studies that prove floating is effective?
Floating has grown in popularity over the past several years, and a group of scientists are currently invested in research on the effects of float therapy on different types of distress, including PTSD. One of those researchers is Dr. Justin Feinstein, who believes so strongly in the potential of float therapy that he built his career and lab around trying to prove that.
Research from Feinstein’s lab shows that “meditating activates parts of the brain associated with attention and decreases activation in the amygdala, the part of the brain that kicks off the fight-or-flight response to a real or perceived threat.” Feinstein himself believes that floating could be a “shortcut” to reach that meditative state and realize the benefits of being in that state. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) agrees that research supports meditation for lowering blood pressure, easing symptoms of anxiety and depression and more, and the agency funds research on the topic. (Source: TIME Magazine)
Here are a few other studies and takeaways:
“Significant beneficial effects [from float therapy] were also found for sleep difficulties, difficulties in emotional regulation, and depression.” (Source: Promising effects of treatment with flotation-REST (restricted environmental stimulation technique) as an intervention for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): a randomized controlled pilot trial.)
“Stress, depression, anxiety, and worst pain were significantly decreased, whereas optimism and sleep quality significantly increased for the flotation-REST group. There was also a significant correlation between mindfulness in daily life and degree of altered states of consciousness during the relaxation in the flotation tank.” (Source: Beneficial effects of treatment with sensory isolation in flotation-tank as a preventive health-care intervention – a randomized controlled pilot trial)
Who benefits from floating?
Nearly everyone! Specifically:
Those who work high-stress jobs or are going through stressful times
Those with high blood pressure
Pregnant women (you’re weightless in the tank)
Individuals with anxiety
Those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Those with joint, bone, spine, neurological, and muscle pain
Those with fibromyalgia
Those with sleep troubles or insomnia
Athletes for improved recovery time and visualization techniques
It’s also highly effective for those wanting to improve visualization techniques (think of it as a mental rehearsal to achieve goals and desires), as well as those seeking deeper meditative states.
Are there restrictions on those who can float?
Floating is not recommended for epileptics whose epilepsy is not under medical control, for anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs, for those with infectious diseases or open skin wounds, or those with difficulties with bladder and/or bowel control (incontinence).
Can I float if I’m menstruating?
Yes, please follow the same protocol as if you were swimming. We do require a signed waiver prior to floating which discusses any liabilities when floating.
Do I need to bring anything?
We provide towels, earplugs, shampoo, body wash, conditioner and a private shower area in our float room. After your float, please bring a brush or comb, a contact lens holder and any other desired personal items for use before you leave the float room.
Can more than one person float in the pool at a time?
While our pod is spacious, it will not accommodate two adults comfortably. Having more than one person in the pod may also be a distraction that interferes with relaxing.
What to expect during your visit.
When you arrive at our facility you will be greeted by one of our staff members. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early for paperwork. You will be taken back to one of our changing rooms where you will change into a robe and slippers. Then, head to our R & R Lounge to relax and wind down before your session. One of our staff members will take you back to the float room and explain to you how the session will go. Before you enter into the float room you may want to stop off at the restroom.
After explaining the steps of floating to you the staff member will exit the room. You will then take a full body shower before entering the float pod to wash off any dirt, grime, and oils that may be on your body. Then, press the intercom button on the wall and a staff member will start your designated float time.
ONLY after you have showered can you enter the pod. We suggest that you float "in your skin" because there is a large amount of salt in the tanks and it will get all over you.
Once you are in the tank to get the full sensory deprivation effect you should pull down the lid when laying down. The lid is on a hinge and is easy to open with a light touch from your fingers to push it up. You may open the tank lid slightly if you ever get uncomfortable.
When the timer goes off a staff member will notify you over the intercom DO NOT stress over hearing them if at first you don't hear us we will call again. You will then exit the float pod and shower off. REMEMBER that you are wet and be careful when walking from the tub to the shower.
After showering put your robe on and head back to the R & R Lounge.
Things to remember:
We suggest that you don't shave before visiting the float pod because the salt in the pod can cause discomfort to cuts and scrapes. We do provide an ointment for you to apply to any cuts and scrapes that you have so that your experience is enjoyable.
Many people have a difficult time shutting down their mind and just relaxing in the float pod. Try to stay in the pod for the entire duration and expect the first few times to have difficulty turning off your mind and relaxing. This will get better.
You may want to bring your phone or other device that plays music or can access any meditation. Youtube has tons of meditation channels that you can find and use for free. We also have speakers you can link to your phone as well or programs of our own.
If you have any problems when you are in the pod there is an intercom system and you can contact the front desk at any time.