“there’s an infinite amount to find in the presence of nothing.”
phlōt has three state-of-the-art Pro Float sensory deprivation tanks.
what is floating?
floating is a practice in which you enter into a sensory reduced environment. it is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. the environment inside a float tank does not occur anywhere in nature and can only be duplicated in another float tank. there is no light; visual perception is eliminated. there is no sound; audio signals are gone. the water is the same temperature as your skin; tactile sensations dissolve. there’s over half a ton of Epsom salt in the water; gravity disappears. 90-95% of the sensory input we normally process is turned off and extraordinary things begin to happen. the body goes into a deep state of rest and relaxation.
what to expect?
release all expectations. floating is about everything that you won’t be doing.
for an hour you will be doing nothing and this, perhaps, will be the most relaxing thing you will ever do.
it turns out that when you float in a warm, Epsom salt solution that is housed in an environment which frees you from almost all of your senses, wonderful things happen. with external stimuli at a minimum, our bodies have a profoundly intense relaxation response. the body is no longer in “fight or flight” mode and switches to “rest and digest”. this natural transition carries a wide array of health benefits. the brain reduces cortisol output (stress hormone) and increases dopamine and serotonin, the “feel good” endorphins. it is essentially a reboot switch for your mind. this warm, salty bath dissolves stress stored in muscles, decompresses joints and elongates the spine, and puts the body in an ultra deep state of rest and relaxation. floating helps with rest and recovery, stress, anxiety, can alleviate chronic pain, and so much more!
heal the mind, heal the body
relieve tension you didn’t know you had
once you have decided to float for the first time – which should be an easy choice! – there are just a few steps to follow:
1. schedule your float
2. before your float preparation
3. time to float!
frequently asked questions
all you need to bring is yourself. towels, washcloths, soap, ear plugs, and everything else are provided.
people who are claustrophobic consistently report they have no problems with floating. you are always in control of your environment and can leave the tank door open and the lights on if you desire.
the water is fully filtered three to four times between each floater through the tanks advanced filtration system, which uses a 10 micron filter and is sanitized using UV light and hydrogen peroxide. also, the high concentration of salt creates a very hostile environment for anything small that wants to live. the cleanliness and clarity of our water is extremely important to us, so we regularly test and monitor it throughout the day to ensure it is held at the highest standard.
of course! in fact, we encourage it. floating is a wonderful experience to share with a family member or friend. you can’t float together (our tanks are built for one), but we have three floatation tanks.
yes, your hair will get wet. the water and Epsom salts are neutral so your hair will not be damaged. if you dye your hair, you will need to wait at least 14 days to allow the new color to set in properly. with red dye, we require a wait time of 30 days and your hair must run clean in the shower and not stain a towel.
you cannot float if you have Henna coloring in your hair or a henna tattoo.
not at all. some people fall asleep, and that’s ok: the water is too buoyant for you to sink. the worst that can happen is you are awakened by saltwater getting in your eyes.
absolutely. floating has been proven to be a great experience for women who are pregnant, and it is completely safe. it is a great source of relief from the stresses of gravity and some women report that it is a wonderful way to bond with the baby, as you have a greater awareness of their presence.
everyone floats naked. you are in your own private room and inside the float tank. it’s best not to wear anything because a bathing suit (or anything else) can be a tactile distraction while you’re floating.
yes, absolutely. we have several options available. please visit our store for more detailed information.
absolutely. just follow the standard sanitary protocol used in hot tubs or pools.