What is R.E.S.T
Floating is also known as R.E.S.T. or Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy. The perfect acronym for what all of our bodies need from time to time.
How should I prepare ?
Ideally avoid caffeine 90 minutes before you float. It also best not to shave or wax right beforehand because the Epsom salt might sting a bit.
What can I expect?
Every experience is different and unique to each user. But probably something you’ve never felt before.
What are the benefits?
Giving your body a break from gravity’s hold, can be transforming. The stimulation of no stimulation allows usually otherwise occupied parts of your mind and body to completely focus elsewhere.
Is it clean?
Absolutely. Our water is completely recirculated at least 3 times between each float through a 1 or 10 micron particulate filter, and then treated with a combination of a germicidal UV lamp and hydrogen peroxide. We test our water daily to ensure that your float will be safe and comfortable. Saline water is also a harsh environment for bacteria to survive.
I recently dyed my hair
For the benefit of your hair color and for the tanks, please wait until the water runs clear when you wash your hair before coming to float.
How long do I float?
For an hour your mind is free of distraction and your body is free of gravity. The nothingness of that experience, is everything and more.
How does floating affect my skin?
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.
Can I float if pregnant?
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.
What should I bring?
Nothing. Yourself and an open mind. Everything else is provided.