Experience relaxation in a whole new way. Float your stress away with floating in a controlled, warm and safe environment that is extraordinarily relaxing! Select one of our CD’s or relax in total silence. All floats are 1 hour unless a longer float is requested at the time of booking. The cost of your massage is not included in float prices.
To schedule a Float Session or purchase a Float Gift Certificate call Fred Pollard, LMT at (907) 232-3554.
Follow the link below for a recent news report, article and video, on floating. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2014/05/16/floating-up-and-away-experiencing-sensory-deprivation-therapy-a-reporters-notebook/
The floatation tank is an enclosed shallow pool of warm water saturated with 800 lbs of Epsom salts.You float like a cork, as if in the Dead Sea, for a physical experience that fully supports your body for tension release and relaxation. The buoyancy counteracts the effects of gravity, giving the floating person a sensation of weightlessness. Free from all external stimulation, your body can achieve a state of relaxation which is deeper and more beneficial than sleep. The benefits of the float tank are based on a revolutionary scientific approach to deep relaxation called; Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique, or R.E.S.T. for short, first developed in 1954 by researchers at National Institute of Mental Health in Washington.
Athletes & Floating
Athletes have found that using float-therapy in conjunction with their training program has improved their athletic performance. Every muscle is able to fully rest and recover after being pushed to the limit. Floating can help improve performance, aid in preventing sports injuries, and shorten recovery time.
What normally takes a long period of time (usually days for recovery from a marathon) the floatation tank compresses into a number of hours. By relieving the stresses of gravity, floating takes the weight off strained bones, joints, and muscles and increases the efficiency of the blood circulating through the body. Improves athletic performance and helps prevent sports injuries, speeds healing process.
Do Not Float if:
- you suffer from epilepsy.
- you have Henna coloring in your hair, or a Henna tattoo.
- you have shaved within 24 hours of your float session or if you have any open wounds.
- Just Float $50.00
- Relax to the Max $40.00 Float then receive an hour long Massage.
- $2.50 off when you bring your own towel.
- A 4 1-hour punch card, $150.00
Is there a typical float tank user?
People of all ages and all walks of life seem to enjoy the experience and health benefits equally, though they may use it to accomplish different goals. Persons with aches and pains float for relief. Athletes float to strengthen their mental edge and to relax tight muscles. Persons who tend to have swollen or tired feet from standing all day, float to reduce swelling and restore.
Is anyone not supposed to use the tank?
We recommend that people who have epilepsy that is not under medical control; anyone under the influence of alcohol, drugs, those with infectious diseases, open skin wounds, or those with suicidal tendencies to NOT float.
Can pregnant women use the float tank?
Yes! Moms receive a great relief from back pain, edema and fatigue.
What effect does salt water have on skin and hair?
Epsom salts seem to be beneficial to the skin, and we have heard it can be strengthening to the hair. Of course, we don’t know this. You thoroughly rinse the salt from your hair and body when you leave the tank.
Do people sleep in the float tank?
Yes, some people fall asleep in the float tank, and some people use it for a ‘Power Nap’ to recharge.
Is there a right way to use the float tank?
Each person may use the tank for different reasons. One may use it to distress and control his/her hypertension, while another may use the float to learn where their body holds tension or simply to relax.
What if I’m claustrophobic?
Though the idea is to be able to shut out all other stimulation so our brain can relax along with our bodies in a dark environment, you can float with the door open and/or the light on and still benefit from floating. You are in control and should use the tank in the way that’s most comfortable for you.People who say that they are afraid to use the tank because they are claustrophobic tend to assume that they will be confined to an enclosed space. You can float with the door open. You are in control of the situation and can get in and out whenever you want. The tank is an excellent place to get rid of claustrophobia!
How often should someone float?
Regulars seem to enjoy floating 1-2 times weekly. Most people get a sense of what floating can do for them after 2 float sessions. Those who see the potential the first time want to return again and again.
Is floating the same as sensory deprivation?
No! The term ‘sensory deprivation’ describes areas of scientific research that consider the effects of reduced environmental stimulation. These words are an unfortunate popular description because rather than depriving our senses, floating reduces the excess stimulation and over-stimulation and sensory overload from busy schedules, lives and worries. So a better term to define floating is ‘Stimulus Reduction’.
Is it dangerous to sleep in the tank?
No, it’s safe to sleep in the tank. The reason people think it may be dangerous is probably the fear of rolling over. Even those people who say they never sleep on their backs in bed; sleep on their backs in the tank. It is very difficult to roll over in the tank because of the density of the solution.
How long do people usually stay in the tank?
The first time public places usually schedule an hour. Some people use the tank for shorter sessions and others find 2 or 3 hour sessions very valuable. The “perfect” way is to stay in until you want to get out. You may be able to arrange that in a public place.
Do I need to float more than once?
If you want to make use of the potential relaxation, yes. Most people, but not all, get a good sense of how their body response with 1 or 2 floats. Some people incorporate floating into their regular stress management routine, floating weekly or monthly.
Will I be able to resume my daily activities when I get out?
Yes, and it may be good to arrange your time so you don’t have to rush. Many people enjoy savoring the peace and quiet before jumping into something hectic.
Is there a cumulative effect of using the tank on a regular basis?
Yes, there seems to be a cumulative effect with consistent use of the tank. Relaxation is a learned art that needs practice.