Why

Do People 

Float?

For decades, the physical and mental benefits of floatation therapy have been enjoyed by users across the world. Floating in our float room is a peaceful space to escape the hectic, stressful daily life. As you lay in a shallow pool of water and pure Epsom salt, your body floats effortlessly in the solution. For true sensory deprivation, the room’s air and water are maintained at body temperature, and light and sound are controlled by you.

Alternatively, underwater music and color light therapy can be added if preferred.

From head to toe, your body will be completely rested and at ease. Meanwhile, your brain is able to relax and meditate – even achieving the elusive theta state. It is truly a unique, rejuvenating experience.

While everyone floats for different reasons, the benefits of flotation therapy can be enjoyed for days after your session.

Float therapy is a very effective stress reduction tool. Reduced sensory input (no light, no sound, no touch, no other people) combined with feeling of weightlessness and complete relaxation of every single muscle in your body allows the mind to drift into a peaceful and undisturbed state.

​”Floatation offers a relatively stress-free environment in which to esca​pe temporarily from stressful external stimuli and free your system from its chronic state of arousal. This makes it a useful and life enhancing tool. But if that were all it did, floatation would be essentially a passive tool, and entering the spa would be little different from sitting quietly in a dark room. While the absence of stress is desirable in itself, it doesn’t necessarily bring about the presence of its opposite, relaxation. Floatation goes far beyond the passive.

People emerge from floating amazingly calm, grounded and happy. This state of being will linger for a week or longer. ​​

​”Floatation offers a relatively stress-free environment in which to esca​pe temporarily from stressful external stimuli and free your system from its chronic state of arousal. This makes it a useful and life enhancing tool. But if that were all it did, floatation would be essentially a passive tool, and entering the spa would be little different from sitting quietly in a dark room. While the absence of stress is desirable in itself, it doesn’t necessarily bring about the presence of its opposite, relaxation. Floatation goes far beyond the passive.

Scientists have now proven that floating activates a physiological response that is parallel to, and as powerful as, the stressful one of fight or flight. This response mobilizes the body’s resources to bring about an active, alert, positive, and beneficial state of relaxation.”

“Through all sorts of tests, including EMG (which measure muscle tension), EEG, blood pressure, and measurements of certain biochemicals, scientists have determined that the floatation spa can bring about a state of extraordinarily deep relaxation-probably deeper than is possible by any other means yet available except for certain drugs. This state of relaxation is in itself beneficial to health, since it allows the body to maintain its internal system of checks and balances, its homeostasis.

Float therapy is a very effective stress reduction tool. Reduced sensory input (no light, no sound, no touch, no other people) combined with feeling of weightlessness and complete relaxation of every single muscle in your body allows the mind to drift into a peaceful and undisturbed state.

Stress causes harm by its disruption of our natural biochemistry. Excess adrenaline, and related biochemical’s such as noradrenalin and ACTH also cause our bodies to rev up in fight-or-flight response, and, ultimately, to wear out. Floating, through deep relaxation, lowers the levels of the harmful chemicals. 

Deep relaxation is beneficial in another way. Because of what has been called the curare effect, and as explained by the Webber-Fechner Law, floating leads to increased sensory awareness; we simply feel our bodies better, more clearly, and as a result we are able to regulate them more effectively. As John V. Basmajian’s experiments showed, we have the capacity to control the firing of a single motor neuron in the body, once we are made aware of that neuron.


Deep relaxation also leads to improved access to internal imagery. And awareness and control of mental imagery is the key to self regulation.