Floating

What is Floatation Therapy?

Floatation therapy involves lying in a salt-water solution in a spacious tank. It is one of the most effective means of stress relief and relaxation available. Now widely accepted in the medical world, flotation is also used to treat a wide range of ailments and conditions and has been proven to lower cortisol levels (the stress hormone).


Floating Basics

Retreat’s two deluxe cabin-style float tanks will give you ample room to float and will eliminate any concerns of claustrophobia as you can easily step into the cabin and actually stand inside the space.

The cabins are filled with approximately 10 inches of water and over 800 pounds of Epsom salts. The water is monitored at 93.5 degrees, which means you will lose track of where your body ends and the water begins while floating.

Your ears stay just below the water and the tanks are insulated against sound.

After you close the door and turn off the light, you will float in total darkness.

During your float the outside world is gone and amazing things will happen. Your mind is free to mull things over without distraction, your brain pumps out dopamine and endorphins, and your body gets to rest, de-stress and heal.

It’s likely to be the most relaxing thing you have ever experienced.


Floating Benefits

Physical:

  • Relieve stress
  • Recover from injuries
  • Eliminate chronic pain
  • Improve insomnia
  • And much more

Mental:

People have cut strokes off their golf game, developed complex scientific theories and drafted portions of books while floating. With nothing to distract you, your level of concentration and knowledge absorption is astonishing.

Spiritual:

Everything that you experience while floating comes from within yourself. It’s the perfect time to reflect on your life and reports of creative and personal insights abound.

Float tanks are also training wheels for meditation. After about 30-45 minutes of floating, your mind starts producing theta brainwaves, which are responsible for that ‘between awake and asleep’ state. After years of practice, people can enter theta state through deep meditation but float tanks get you there effortlessly.


Your Float

Immediately prior to your float please:

  • Avoid caffeine
  • Avoid eating a large meal
  • Avoid shaving or waxing

Step through the doors of Retreat and take a long deep breath…you have arrived.
You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. We will supply everything you need, take you through the basics and answer any questions you have.

When your float is done, music fades in easing you out of your float. Now it’s time to rinse off, get dressed and bask in the post-float Glow!

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