You have up to 75 minutes for your float! We recommend you give yourself a two hour window though, especially if it's your first float. We have a waiver for you to sign and then we want to spend some time with you walking you through the process and answering any questions you might have. You are required to use the facilities and have a shower before and after your float. We provide soap, shampoo, conditioner, towels, and facecloths. You just need to show up!
The pod is filled with about a foot of water and about half a ton of Epsom Salt. It's the salt that makes you float. It is reportedly 10X more buoyant than the Dead Sea. The float room is yours for the time you've booked it, with complete privacy. You shower before hand, dry your face, put in your ear plugs, and get into the pod. We have provided you with a HALO to rest your head if you choose. You lay back, stretch out, get in a comfortable position, and let go. Deep breaths help you relax and enjoy the journey in your mind. You can go to sleep too! We will let you know the float is over with gentle, groovy music.
It's really hard for your mind to panic when your body is so relaxed. It takes about 15 minutes for your mind to step in tune with what's happening with your body. The physical feeling of floating is being lifted up, rather than being closed in, but if it makes you feel better to have the door to the pod open, you go right ahead. You need to create the environment that makes you comfortable.
Nepsis is a really old word! It roughly translates to "focused energy after rest" and has roots in Orthodox Christianity. In theology, it represents that space where you and "God" can communicate. "God" being any deity, energy source, representative, or inner source that helps you have the energy to make you, you! We are not affiliated with any religious organization, however, we do appreciate all discussions of connection as it relates to you, in faith or otherwise.
Currently, Dr. Justin Feinstein at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research is studying the short and long term effects of floatation on anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and blood pressure. You can watch a really long but good video of his presentation at the Float conference in 2017. https://youtu.be/unTpXWINj3U
We have plans for research too, and will keep you posted as it develops.
We are looking to partner with organizations to help sponsor individuals and families so they can experience the benefits of floatation therapy. More to come on this front as it develops.