image496

Float Therapy

What is Float Therapy?

Imagine the feeling of being suspended in space. That’s the feeling you get floating in 900 pounds of dissolved epsom salt. More than simple relaxation, epsom salt or magnesium sulfate, is a mineral that nearly everyone is deficient in. When you float in the  pod your body absorbs these minerals and your body’s magnesium and sulfate levels increase. This helps to calm your nervous system and enhance your body’s natural ability to heal. The deep relaxation state you enter when floating helps to reduce stress by lowering cortisol levels. Blood flow is stimulated and endorphins are released. 


Endorphins are chemicals in the brain that reduce feelings of pain and trigger positive feelings. Studies have shown that floatation therapy can even help with depression. The endorphins released during a float last beyond the float session itself. 


The extreme buoyancy that individuals experience when floating is essentially like experiencing anti-gravity. This allows those with joint or muscle pain much needed relief that they cannot get otherwise.


Float your way to less stress, anxiety, depression, and pain. It might sound too good to be true, but science says it’s possible.


Water Quality

Our water is filtered after every float and continuously when not in use. Our water is sanitized by ultraviolet light (UV) and ozone daily.  Salt is a natural antibiotic, antiseptic and antimicrobial agent. Our salt concentration is 10 times greater than that of the Dead Sea (they call it the Dead Sea because nothing can live in it). If all these steps weren’t enough, we also use hydrogen peroxide to sanitize. We guarantee that our water is absolutely pristine.

Schedule now

Benefits

image497

Relaxation

Flotation therapy can bring about a deep state of relaxation. This allows the body to maintain its internal homeostasis. When allowed to operate freely, the body is highly effective at maintaining its own well-being. However, stress causes harm to our bodies by disrupting our natural biochemistry. 


When we are stressed our bodies produce harmful chemicals such as cortisol and adrenaline. Floatation Therapy is very effective at lowering these stress hormones, in particular cortisol, which causes anxiety and suppresses the immune system. It also triggers endorphin release in the brain, replacing stress with a sense of well-being that often borders on euphoria. 


This sense of euphoria has been shown to treat depression and anxiety almost as well as counseling. When combined with counseling the results can be highly beneficial.

Pain Relief/Physical Healing:

Float Therapy oxygenates your body by promoting vasodilation, better blood flow to the brain, organs, and limbs, it serves to minimize muscular pain Floating takes the pressure off of tired and soar joints and muscles, which allows them to relax. Relaxed muscles heal faster than tired, tight and knotted ones. 

Self Awareness/Self Improvement:

The tank allows for positive self-motivation by eliminating external stimuli, which allows the user a more concentrated and focused view of the self. Floating allows for deep relaxation and focused attention, which are the two most important elements for motivating oneself to accomplish specific goals and reduce stressful behavior.

What to Expect

Epsom Salt

Magnesium-saturated water kept 

at a temperature that matches your skin, keeps you effortlessly buoyant so you don’t have to worry about staying afloat. 

How much Time?

A typical float session lasts 60 to 90 minutes. You may experience restlessness during your first float, but soon your body and mind settle into the sensory deprivation. 

Bathing suit?

The float room is private. The swimsuit may bring contaminants into the water so we do not allow swimsuits or any cloth/clothing in the tank.

Music or Silence?

You may float in silence or bring a music device (iPod or similar). You also have assistance at the touch of a button in case of emergency.

All the senses

With little to touch, taste, smell, hear, or feel, you’re wrapped in a cocoon of warmth and silence, with only your thoughts keep you company.

Claustrophobia

The most important thing to remember is that you are in total control of your experience. You may choose to have the float tank light on or off, music on or off, and get out whenever you want.

Before you Float

Important Info You Need to know

  • Arrive 15 minutes before your float so you can allow enough time for instructions. Arriving late will take away from your session time.


  • Empty your bladder and bowels prior to your float. 


  • You will need to shower at TerraMar before and after your float. It is important to remove makeup and any lotions/conditioners or oils on your body. We will provide you with towels, soap/shampoo and a hair dryer (if needed). If you have long hair you may want to bring a hair brush. 


  • You may bring flip-flops/spa sandals or remain barefoot.


  • It is extremely important to be hydrated but avoid caffeinated beverages 6  hours before you float.


  • Don’t shave the same day as your float. 


  • Contact lens wearers must remove their lenses before entering the tank.


  • Come with some food in your stomach but not too full.

No Float for you!

You cannot float if any of the following are true:

  • Under age 18 
  • Uncontrolled high or low blood pressure
  • Any heart problems
  • Insulin dependent diabetic
  • Kidney disease or renal failure
  • Epilepsy or on seizure medication
  • Uncontrolled serious mental condition
  • Any recent illnesses or injuries
  • UTI (urinary tract infection)
  • Currently menstruating
  • Any infectious, contagious or communicable disease or respiratory disorder
  • Any skin rash or open wounds/lesions including unhealed tattoos
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Not fully bowel and bladder continent
  • Used artificial tanning products in the last 72 hours
  • Colored or permed your hair within 7 days 
  • Experience discomfort in a warm, humid environment or suffer from adverse cutaneous reactions (on the surface of the skin) to concentrated magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt)
  • Any condition which may be adversely affected by cutaneous absorption of magnesium
  • Under the influence of any medications, chemicals or alcohol
  • It should go without saying...but no bodily fluids inside the tank! Ever!

If you have any of these conditions, and still want to float, please consult your doctor and have them write a release.


We expect you to inform us of any conditions for your own safety and the safety of other floaters!


We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time. 

image498