A new world of absolute calm and tranquility, a silent sanctuary where stress and anxieties simply do not exist. Based on the scientific approach to deep relaxation, this experience is a powerful, all natural mental, neuromuscular tune up for the mind and body.
REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulus Therapy) is a zero gravity environment that allows the mind and body to truly rest. Floating in a floatation Pod triggers a deep relaxation response, much deeper than normal sleep (Ref: “What is Floatation” on this site). It enables us to drift into the elusive Theta state, which is hard to achieve. Floatation Therapy is a special solution of salinated water utilizing 1,200 pounds of Epsom salt. The buoyancy makes floating on water feel like floating on air. Without any effort you can relieve pain, heal faster, relax, de-stress, improve sleep, and have fun in this unique state. The benefits are staggering and the experience is beyond euphoric.
The float Pod looks like a large, enclosed bathtub (although most first time floaters will leave the lid up). They are usually built from fiberglass and are designed to block out all external distractions, such as sights, sounds, tactile sensations and gravity. Remember that you can keep the lid of the Pod open as this is normal for your first few floats.
The salt-water solution is heated to skin temperature (94-95°F). Once you are settled, it is almost impossible to tell which parts of your body are in the water and which aren’t.
The buoyancy created by the Epsom-salt solution effectively removes the effects of gravity on the body. This will make you feel almost completely weightless, letting every single muscle in your body float independently and fully relax. You will think that you’re floating in mid-air.
With ear plugs in and (if you choose) the tank’s interior lights switched off, the quietness and darkness will allow your mind to drift into a deep state of peace and relaxation.