1000 pounds of salt cradling your body will leave your skin silky and your hair smooth when you emerge. And unlike what you experience after a long bath, your skin will not be pruney! An Epsom salt solution is actually moisturizing and hydrating.
No. There’s no right way or wrong way to float. Keep the lights off. Or turn them on. Listen to music or float in silence. Leave immediately or hang out after in the Lounge. Get lifted any way you like.
Our five state-of-the-art tanks are themselves works of art. We have three USA-made Evolution Float Pods, which resemble giant eggs with clamshell lids. We also have two UK-manufactured Ocean Float Rooms, accessed by a side door. They feature 7-foot high ceilings adorned with a starlight effect; this allows you to contemplate the infinite as you begin your journey.
We are partial to both. Try each type and see if you have a preference. First-time floaters may appreciate the high ceilings in the Ocean Float Room to get their feet wet, so to speak. The Evolution Pod is the tank of choice of the XLIX Super Bowl Champions, the New England Patriots, who installed one in their training room at the start of the 2014-2015 season.
Absloutely! Floating has existed for over 40 years with numerous published studies and media coverage that has discussed the physical, spiritual and intellectual benefits you are about to experience. If you’re interested, please visit our Dive Deeper portion of this site for more info.
Extremely. Our water is completely recirculated at least 3 times between each float through a 1 or 10 micron particulate filter, and then treated with either a combination of a germicidal UV lamp, ozone and hydrogen peroxide; or with a small amount of bromine. We test our water daily to ensure that your float will be safe and comfortable.
No. Our tanks are designed for one, and we believe that floating is deeply personal and should be experienced alone. Additionally, NYC regulations prohibit more than one person in the tank. But we do have 5 tanks, so you can book at the same time as your nearest and dearest.
Yes. With the okay from your physician or midwife, you may float in your second or third trimester.
Many pregnant women find floating helps relieve the joint pain and inflammation associated with carrying additional baby weight. Floating has been shown to reduce cortisol levels and boost endorphins which may help counteract the hormonal changes associated with pregnancy which can result in insomnia, anxiety, and depression.
Anecdotally, many mothers-to-be in the tank experience an amazing bonding experience with their unborn baby known as the “mirror effect” where the baby rests peacefully in the womb while the mother rests in a similar womb-like environment.