Duration 60 Mins
$230.00 – 4 visits (10% savings)
$440.00 – 8 visits (15% savings)
Our Float Pod, or sensory deprivation tank, will have you immersed in shallow, skin temperature water with a high salt concentration. During the session, you will relax in the pod, which is soundproof and dark giving the feeling of a lack of gravity, sight, sound and touch. This experience will encourage you to go into a quiet meditative state. The salts in the solution will also help you with stress relief and dull your pains and aches. Among the possible health benefits is decreased mental anxiety, reduced muscle tension, enhanced immune system, improved sleep, reduced blood pressure and increased oxygen consumption.
- By signing up for a Float Membership, you are authorizing The Spa’ah to regularly schedule charges to your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card
- Float sessions are 60 minutes each, plus 10 min time for entry and exit showers.
*Minimum 3-month commitment. After the initial 3 months, the program terms are month to month until a written cancellation request is received.
- Members can purchase unlimited additional floats at any time for the base per-float price of their membership level
Unused floats accrue and roll over to the next month
- Once the membership contract has been canceled a 3-month expiry date will be applied to all accrued floats on the membership account.
- One time membership joining fee of $15.00
Frequently Asked Questions
What is float therapy?
Floating, also referred to as sensory reduction (or sensory deprivation) involves relaxing in a room of salt water, in a near-zero gravity environment, where stimuli like light and sound are left outside — allowing you to redirect physical and mental energy inward.
Is floatation therapy new?
No, 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.
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, read more below!)
· Individuals with anxiety
· Those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
· Those with joint, bone, spine, 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.
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.
How long are your sessions?
Our sessions are typically 60-minutes long, you will also have 5 minutes before and after your float to shower and get dressed.
What do I wear?
Most people float in their birthday suits! You can choose to wear a bathing suit if you’re more comfortable in that.
Is it sanitary?
Yes! While each client is showering and changing, our high-powered magnetic drive filtration pump filters and cleans the entire float pod and water several times. Rooms are also treated with UV light between sessions, so each guest can step into our float rooms assured that they’re sterile and clean. Plus, concentrated salt is naturally anti-microbial.
I can’t swim -- will I drown?
- No; the 1000 pounds of Epsom salt makes the water so buoyant that you stay afloat, even if you fall asleep.
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.
Should I eat beforehand?
Some people like to have a light meal or snack before they float — nothing heavy. You don’t want your digestive system on overdrive during the float.
How often do you recommend floating?
Some avid floaters can’t get by without floating daily. Others prefer to float weekly. We recommend floating at least twice weekly — that’s our happy place! 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.
Can I float if I recently dyed my hair or have extensions?
We’d advise waiting until the dye has had time to set in fully (7 -10 days). If it hasn’t, there’s a chance the float water could bleach it. If it doesn’t come off when you towel-dry your hair, you should be okay to float.
Those with hair extensions should consider floating a day or two before they plan to redo them as a precaution we can’t promise that every technique used will survive the salt. Float at your own risk.
Can I float after getting spray tanned?
No, we recommend waiting 7 to 10 business days after your recent spray tan before floating.
What if I’m claustrophobic?
Individuals with even extreme claustrophobia have reported to have no issues with floating since many say it feels like floating in a vast space versus being enclosed in a small one.
You’re always in complete control of your float experience. There are no locks or latches on the pod. You could leave it open; but for the deep relaxation don’t recommend open float.
Do I need to remove my contacts beforehand?
We recommend removing contact lenses for your float since the salt in the water can irritate and dry them. Be sure to bring contact solution and lens case.
Do I need to prepare myself before floating?
The things you should know are: 1) If you shave the day of your float, the shaved skin will sting for a few minutes. If you can postpone your shaving, you will probably be more comfortable. 2) If you wear contact lenses, it would be a problem if any salt water got into your eyes. If you remove your contacts you don’t have to be concerned about it. 3) If you have caffeine before you float, it may interfere with your ability to relax
Can I Float while menstruating?
No, to ensure a sanitary environment we ask that you book while off of your cycle. Failure to comply with this request may result in suspension of your package or membership without reimbursement of the cost.
Do I need to book appointments ahead of time?
We require booking in advance, but will certainly attempt to accommodate walk-in clients, depending on availability. Our online booking tool is easily accessible, but should not be used for booking within a 2 hour period of the desired appointment time. Contact the spa directly by phone.
I’m pregnant - can I float?
Float therapy is a great way for pregnant women in their second and third trimesters (after medical clearance from their physicians) to relax and alleviate the strains and pains put on their bodies while growing life — in fact, there may be no better people to experience immediate relief from floating than pregnant women!
The near-zero gravity experience takes pressure off of your back, legs and joints, and the magnesium in the Epsom salts helps with inflammation, promotes better sleep and reduces stress.
Anecdotally, many pregnant women experience what’s called a bonding “mirror effect” when floating: the experience of the mother floating in a sensory-reduced environment mimics the experience her baby has in her womb. Some soon-to-be moms also report feeling their baby move more during a float, perhaps because they aren’t expending as much physical or mental energy on other senses during the float.
Pregnant women should consult with their physicians before floating.
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