What is Floating?
A float tank is a large pool containing 10” of an incredibly dense solution made up of water and Epsom salt (Magnesium Sulphate). It’s about 7 feet long and 4 feet wide; 4 feet tall.
The tub is surrounded by walls engineered to block light, sound, and maintain a consistent temperature. The temperature of the solution isn’t hot or cold, but the same temperature as your skin (93.5ºF/34.1ºC).
The float tank is an environment designed to allow your brain to take a break from processing the constant external sensory input of daily lives. This distraction free environment is an ideal place for healing, meditation, problem solving, and so much more.
The float tank is housed in a private room equipped with a shower. The floater will clean themselves thoroughly before entering the float tank to remove any dirt and oils from their hair and body. Ear plugs are provided to prevent the solution from entering your ears and to further block noise. You’ll step in and lay back into the silky solution. It’s so dense that you will float effortlessly on the surface – like a cork. Music will fade in to notify you when your float time is up and to exit the tank and back to the shower to rinse off the salt.
Then go on about your day with your post float glow!
See our page Pre-Float Procedures for further details.
Between each floater the solution passes through the float filtration system for a minimum of six turnovers, which consists of a filter, UV light disinfection system, and hydrogen peroxide is added creating hydroxyl radicals boosting the disinfecting power of the UV light. oGoFloat is committed to providing the safest possible float environment and implements stringent cleaning practices. For more information see our journal entry about the cleanliness of float tanks.
Why Go Float?
The short answer is because it feels amazing, relieves stress, and imprints a positive affect on your soul that can last for days. Floating is a completely subjective experience; you are the only person able to determine how floating makes you feel.
There's science to back up many of the benefits of floating, but given the wide range of benefits contributed to floating there's still so much left to examine. It’s been established that floating is likely to lower blood pressure, muscle tension, pain, decrease stress, and anxiety through cortisol levels, and increase positive affect and serenity. If you are interested in the science behind floating, check out ClinicalFloat.com for a full list of all peer reviewed float studies.
People from all walks of life are experiencing positive gains from floating. The anecdotal evidence is vast and suggests floating may help with a number of ailments, such as:
These are commonly reported benefits but of course no results are guaranteed. The only way to know how the float tank can help you is to try it - and do it more than once! The near zero gravity environment is totally unique, and unlike anything else on this planet; it can take a few floats to fully relax and give in to the experience. Floating is a practice that gets better the more you do it (read further about building a float practice in this journal entry).
Every float is unique, and each one is a chance to learn, grow, and evolve.