Float  Therapy

Float therapy is the practice of lying back effortlessly and drifting into a blissful, deep, meditative state that rejuvenates and revives your mind and body. The floatation experience is delivered through a super-saturated Epsom-salt solution, 10" deep and containing 1200lbs of magnesium rich Epsom-salts. The solution is heated to skin temperature (96°F) and the environment in the pod is controlled so that the air is also skin temperature. Once you are settled, it is impossible to tell where your body ends and the water begins.

Benefits

Simply put, floating calms our overly stimulated systems and restores the body’s chemical and metabolic balance. Without distraction, the mind is free to renew, refresh and revive and the body gets to rest, de-stress and heal. As soon as you lay back in the float pod, all of the tension is relieved from your muscles, joints and tendons, allowing you to achieve a state of "weightless meditation" as you float effortlessly in the Epsom salt solution. Research consistently demonstrates that floating has a significant impact on:​

  • Mood enhancement

  • Muscular skeletal health

  • Skin health

  • Pain relief

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Insomnia

  • Hypertension

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Migraines

  • PTSD

  • Pregnancy

  • And more...

What to Expect

Purists recommend floating in total darkness and silence to experience the best meditative and relaxation benefits but, rest assured, you will have total control of your session. At your comfort, you may turn the lights off or leave them on, close the lid completely or leave it partially or fully open; and enjoy music at the start of your session, throughout your session or not at all. 

1,200lbs of Magnesium-Rich Epsom Salt

in just 10 inches of water creates a super-saturated solution that enables users to lie back and float effortlessly, relieving the gravitational force on muscles and joints and allowing users to drift into a blissful, deep, meditative state that rejuvenates and revives the mind and body

Skin Temperature Solution

is maintained at 96 degrees so that once settled, it is impossible to tell which parts of the body are in the water and which are not

Sensory Controlled Floating

environments are specifically designed to block out all external distractions including sight, sound, tactile sensations and gravity (which together account for 90% of normal neuromuscular activity), floaters are able to conserve and redirect vast amounts of natural physical and mental energy

Mood lighting Underwater LEDs

create a soothing blue-lagoon environment at the start and end of sessions. At client’s option, lights may be kept on throughout the entire float

Transducer speakers

produce the highest fidelity underwater sound and provide calming music at the start and end of each float to help clients ease into and out of their session. If elected, music may be played throughout the entire float

1 Micron Filtration

& Deep Clean Sanitation

High capacity filtration system cleans the float solution to one micron, which is 100 times smaller than a human hair, and solution is filtered a minimum four times between clients. Sterilization is automatic so peroxide levels are always monitored and adjusted accordingly

Starlight Ceiling

220 star lights twinkle, change color and brightness in the float room ceiling just like a mid-summer night sky, providing clients with a sense of majestic calm that aids in relaxation.

Largest On The Market

Our spaciously designed float pods and rooms are the largest on the market, creating inviting and comfortable floating experiences.

Call Button

Clients are relaxed and reassured in the knowledge that staff are only the push of a button away.

Customizable

Along with mood lighting color and duration and music selection and duration, clients can elect to customize their session length from 30 minutes (standard) to 60 minutes, as well as choose to leave the door partially open, fully open or closed, depending on their comfort level.

Floatation Therapy

is more than just a relaxation treatment, sessions have been shown to be beneficial for PTSD, pregnancy, muscle recovery, reducing anxiety and depression, helping with chronic migraines, improving sleep quality, enhancing athletic and work performance, mood and aiding in meditation.

Prepare For Your Visit

To make the most of your floating experience, heed the following guidelines:

  1. Come relaxed, not in a hurry or rushed. We offer a variety of CBD products at Slick Rock to help you relax and enhance your float session. 

  2. Avoid caffeine for a few hours before as it can prevent you from getting into the relaxation/ meditation zone.

  3. Eat a light meal a few hours before, floating on a full stomach isn’t a good idea.

  4. ​Feel free to exercise beforehand, the relaxation is more pronounced if you are heading over from yoga, the gym or a run.

  5. Nicotine is a stimulant so it's best to avoid smoking or vaping just before your float.

  6. Avoid shaving on the day of your float. We provide Vaseline in each float room, which you can use to protect cuts and scratches, but it's best not to enter the salty water with freshly shaved skin.

  7. Use the restroom before your float if needed; you do not want to be getting out/in during your session or trying to relax with a full bladder.

  8. During your pre-float shower, keep the water lukewarm. Taking a hot shower may delay your relaxation by making the float water seem cool when you first enter the float.

  9. Keep an open mind. About 50% of new floaters fall in love after their very first float, claiming it's the most relaxing thing they've ever done. Others claim to achieve their deepest meditative state or best while floating; while others have difficulty relaxing and feel antsy. It is said that three sessions to determine how 

  10. Try different positions to fully relax, allowing your arms and legs to spread out naturally, putting your hands behind your head or resting them on your stomach. Some clients like to cross one leg over the other.

  11. Many clients find counting down from 100 helps them get into a more relaxed state, taking note of each slow breath in and out. You will float effortlessly, so try to let every part of your body fully relax as you float into a blissful state. 

  12. Leave yourself some time to enjoy the experience so you are not rushing in/out, plan to arrive 15 minutes early for check-in and give yourself 15 minutes in addition to your 30-60 minute float session for pre- and post-showers.

  13. Drink plenty of water and enjoy the state of relaxation you have achieved.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS FLOAT THERAPY?


Float therapy, or flotation, is the practice of lying back effortlessly in one of our world-leading floatation pods and drifting into a blissful, deep, meditative state that rejuvenates and revives your mind and body. The floatation experience is delivered through a super-saturated Epsom-salt solution, 10" deep and containing 1200lbs of magnesium-rich Epsom-salts. The solution is heated to skin temperature (96°F) and the environment in the tank is controlled so that the air is also skin temperature. Once you are settled, it is impossible to tell which parts of your body are in the water and which are not. This creates an environment similar to that of the Dead Sea but without the sensation of temperature or movement, which lets you float effortlessly on the surface of the water, enjoying a feeling of total freedom & weightlessness! Our float pods are specifically designed to block out all external distractions including sight, sound, tactile sensations, and gravity. This environment brings long-lasting and transformational experiences. Floating has become increasingly popular as more people have learned about floatation therapy’s remarkable benefits. Your first float might feel like magic, however floatation therapy is the result of thirty years of mainstream scientific research in human performance and wellness. Best of all, the effects of floatation are cumulative – the more often you float, the better it is for your health, happiness, and performance.




WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FLOATING?


Research consistently demonstrates that floatation therapy has a significant impact on mood enhancement. Suggested reasons for this increased level of happiness include elevated levels of dopamine and endorphins, through to the deep meditative state achieved during floatation therapy. The National Institute of Health (NIH) supports meditation as a means for lowering blood pressure, easing symptoms of anxiety and depression, and more. Research from fMRI studies shows that meditating causes activity in parts of the brain associated with attention and decreases activity in the amygdala, which is responsible for our flight or fight response. The latest floatation therapy research shows that during floatation, the amygdala basically shuts off, ‘turning down’ anxiety in the brain. The more you float, the better you get at achieving this state. Floating delivers the deepest of meditative states to those who are not experts in meditation, so that everyone can enjoy the benefits. Floatation can specifically be used to target pain and trauma. Studies have shown floatation to successfully relieve the painful symptoms associated with PTSD, relieve the strenuous elements of pregnancy and help with chronic migraines. Simply put, floating calms our overly stimulated systems and restores the body’s chemical and metabolic balance.




HOW IS HYGIENE MAINTAINED?


The high saline content of the floatation environment ensures that nothing harmful can survive within the tank. The water within the tank is automatically filtered between each customer (and 24-hours a day when not in use). The water is filtered through a 1 micron pool filter (that’s 1/100th the diameter of a human hair!) and is sanitized with a small amount of disinfectant and UV light.




WHAT IS EPSOM SALT?


Epsom salt is actually magnesium sulphate, a pure, time-tested mineral compound with dozens of uses. Health benefits include soothing muscle aches, reducing inflammation and treating sunburn.




WILL I FALL ASLEEP?


Many clients do fall asleep in the pods, either purposely, or due to the deep relaxation. Just one hour of floating is equivalent to 2-3 hours of deep sleep. Many of our clients who suffer from insomnia or jet lag get immense relief from floating.




DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING FOR MY FLOAT SESSION?


We provide white fluffy towels, earplugs, organic shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, and a packet of Vaseline to protect any small cuts or scrapes. What you need to bring: any personal toiletries such as hand or face creams and a comb if required. If you wear contacts, it is always a good idea to bring contact solution and a case to store your contact lenses. Swimsuits: many people ask us if they need to bring something to wear in the pod. You have your own private room so we suggest floating without anything on to be completely free – but it is up to you!




CAN I FLOAT IF I'M ON MY PERIOD?


Of course. Just follow the same process you would for swimming.




HOW OFTEN SHOULD I FLOAT?


The more regularly you float the better. Just like any activity, the more you practice the better you become, and the more cumulative effects you will see.




SHOULD I LET YOU KNOW ABOUT MY HEALTH CONDITION?


Please inform us of all health conditions. If you have a heart condition or wear a pacemaker, asthma, allergies (particularly to salt, bromine or magnesium), or very low blood pressure – we recommend that you seek approval from a medical practitioner before floating. If you suffer from epilepsy or schizophrenia, we’re sorry but you cannot float as it is too risky. If you have an ear infection you should wait until it is cleared up and then make sure you use the earplugs provided. If your health condition changes at any point, please let us know.




WHAT IF I'M CLAUSTROPHOBIC?


People with claustrophobia consistently report no problems with floating. You’re always in control of your environment and can choose to float with the pod open and room lights on.




CAN I DROWN IF I FALL ASLEEP?


The high buoyancy of the water makes it impossible for the individual to go beneath the surface. Once settled it even becomes difficult to touch the bottom of the pod with your hand just beneath you.




WHAT SHOULD I WEAR DURING MY FLOAT SESSION?


Most people don’t wear anything when floating, and this is what we recommend as well. Anything you wear while floating will become heavy with Epsom salt and cause a distraction during your float.




IS IT SAFE TO FLOAT IF I'M PREGNANT?


Not only is it safe but it’s encouraged! Some say floating is “a pregnancy must!” Floating allows you to escape the added stress and weight of pregnancy by being in a weightless environment, taking the strain off of your body. We have also heard testimonies that it is an awesome way to bond with your baby.




IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE TO FLOAT?


You must be over the age of 16 (children under the age of 16 are not permitted to float due to health and safety requirements).





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