Benefits of

Float Therapy

Float Therapy in our simplest terms is:

 A natural saltwater healing modality utilized to help clients disconnect from the outside world and reconnect to signals coming from the inside of their body.  


OUR INTENTION

The benefits of floating are so powerful that we want everyone to experience Float Therapy in an accessible way.

 We want everyone to feel well, and to incorporate this practice into their lifestyle.

From Emotional to Physical stress relief, this one way of tuning into the Mind.Body.Soul : and allowing your self to cultivate a state of presence. 


 
 
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Mind 

Sensory deprivation tanks help induce a deep state of relaxation (also called a “relaxation response” or RR) by turning down the body’s “fight or flight” stress response. Evoking a natural relaxation response is considered an effective remedy for stress-related symptoms because it activates the parasympathetic nervous system, while at the same time decreasing activity of the sympathetic nervous system. Essentially, floating helps lower  and calm the nervous system, bringing the immune and hormonal systems back into balance.

Enjoy the practices that show you the prEsence you create. 💙


Body

Epsom Salt is full of Magnesium and  is easily/best absorbed through the skin to aid in reducing inflammation, muscle tension and increasing circulation of lactic acid. 

Those looking for more of a scientifically-supported reason to try floating will be happy to know it’s backed up by much ongoing research!

Although there’s still lots to learn regarding the physiological effects of sensory deprivation, floating is believed to potentially help alleviate all sorts of phsycial stress-related problems like :

  • Addictions or symptoms of withdrawal
  • Headaches/ Migraines
  • Low immune  system function
  • “Burnout” and frequent sick days among employee
  • Trouble focusing, restlessness, distractions or brain-fog
  • Chronic pain and muscle tension, often tied to high stress levels
  • Insomnia 
  • Soothe chronic pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, back and neck pain, inflammation and tendonitis
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Decrease muscular tension caused by daily stresses and prolonged sitting
  • Improve circulation and reduce blood pressure
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Soul

Within your Float environment  you are allowed the weightlessness + freedom of distractions for you to disconnect from the mind and body and reconnect with the deeper self. Soul. Sprit. Intuiton. Whatever it might be for you.  This space creates a path to one’s connected purpose and access to the collective consciousness.

A float pod is not as much an object as it is an environment; an environment with the sole purpose to act as a counter-balance to every other interaction we have with our daily worlds. 

Many people report internal reactivity transformation, the ability to tap into deep insights, enhanced visualization and deeper relaxation.

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Plan your Float


This is a COMPLETELY customizable experience based on individual preference, after your float hOMe tour + overview you are left to your Float suite

We keep our rooms dim as well as quiet to encourage you to take the time to breathe + center yourself pre-float. Set an intention - clarify with yourself why you came to Float!

You will have the option to leave the lid open or closed.

Enter slowly while allowing yourself to recline - As you lie back, the condensed mixture of Water / Epsom salt will keep you afloat!

You will be able to adjust the degree of light + music to your comfort level-Please notify staff of the preferred music BEFORE the start of your session.


Benefit from complete Sensory Deprivation for the ultimate float experience : we recommend floating in darkness + silence!


TIPS for OPTIMUM FLOATING EXPERIENCE

  • Avoid shaving, tanning or waxing for 24 hours prior to your appointment since these may make your skin sensitive. We have petroleum gel available to cover small cuts and grazes.

  • We recommend you not color, bleach or use hair formulas within one week of your appointment. The salt may adversely affect the keratin treatments or the adhesives used for extensions. We will deny Floating Services if hair has been recently dyed!

  • Avoiding caffeine for a minimum of 4 hours prior to your appointment may enhance your float experience

  • Bring Comb/ Brush / Conditioner or any other personal toiletries if desired (towels, ear plugs and basic toiletries are provided).

  • You may wear a swimsuit, however for ultimate results we encourage clients to float without clothing. {Your float environment is completely private }

  • Ladies please ensure to take all sanitary measurements if floating during your menstrual cycle.


After Your Session


Upon completion of your float session feel free to take a moment to get ready in our ready room, you may also take the time to sit and breathe in this space. 

You are also welcome to enJoy the clean + serene lobby space to color,  breathe or contribute to our Float hOMe Journal!

Post-Float we will encourage drinking water seeing as it is important to hydrate + replenish!


Float therapy is a cumulative healing practice

Every subsequent session provides deeper relaxation, sense of self and wellness. 

Several sessions will allow you to sense a more comprehensive synchronization of mind, body and inner self.

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How is the water in the pods Cleansed?

The high concentration of salt in the water is naturally anti-microbial and antiseptic - however we take cleanliness to be a top priority at H2om! We've Floated in many places yet love our hOMe due to how clean + serene we keep it! 

Our Pods are hand-skimmed, hand-vaccummed as well as being commercially filtered for 45+Minutes between each client!

We are currently the only center in JAX taking this many steps to ensure cleanliness!

Additionally the water is filtered with dual pumps + sanitized with Bromine | UV light | Ozone purification.

The filtration system flows continuously throughout the night providing the ultimate pristine environment for each client.

We adhere to the same stringent Florida Department of Health sanitation and safety standards as the Florida public pools; Chapter 64E-9, Florida Administrative Code. Per FL Health Dept standards the Water is replaced every 30days . Each pod is inspected and permitted by the Environmental Health Section of the Duval County Health Department. 


I'm claustrophobic. How can I use Float Therapy?

People who are claustrophobic generally report they have no problems with Float Pods! 

  In case you are concerned, know that you are in complete control of your Float session and can get out at any time.

The lid can be left open, partially open or closed.

Each Pod features multi-colored LED lights as well as a selection of music options – including the option to bring your own music.

You’re always in complete control of your Float environment.


Can I float if I'm pregnant?

YES! We encourage floating during pregnancy - Not only does floating allow you to take a time out from the added stress of pregnancy, but you are able to float + experience a state of true weightlessness.

We recommend waiting til AFTER 1st Trimester + if you are concerned for any reason though, double-check with your physician.


Are there any side effects?

In rare cases clients may experience nausea. This is typically indicative of a detox reaction responding to stress—which is often held in the stomach.

While this level of nausea is fairly uncommon, we do ask that guests exit the Pod if they believe they may be sick.

Flotation is powerful. Please remember to drink plenty of water after your session!


What Should I wear while I float?

Nothing!  Floating is typically done in the nude as it allows the body to be entirely free of any distractions. Feel free to bring a swimsuit if that is what makes you more comfortable?


Can I bring a Friend?

Absolutely!

You won’t be able to float together in the same Pod, but you can book your appointments at the same time.

Give us a call to ensure your bookings are together! 


Okay..so where exactly did Float therapy come from?

Sensory Deprivation AKA Floating has been around for over 50 years and has a lot of well designed research by scientist + research to back it up. 

Floating has been around in earnest since the ‘50s when it was invented in Oklahoma.

If you try to read through some of the history a name that keeps coming up is John Lilly, but the actual inventor of the float tank was Jay Shurley, who was a psychiatrist at the Oklahoma City Veterans Administration.

Shurley and Lilly kind of came up with the idea together, but it was Shurley who actually enacted it and built the first float tank at the VA hospital in 1957. That tank was a vertical float tank.

You were immersed vertically with a big sort of space helmet on, with breathing tubes coming in and breathing tubes coming out. As you could imagine, not many people wanted to volunteer for this.

Most of Shurley’s subjects were NASA astronauts, this was the late 1950s, early ‘60s during the race to the moon.

They ended up discovering that sensory deprivation has a lot of benefits that have been studied and explored ever since.

Floating has seen a resurgence in popularity in this day and age due to the busy-ness of american lifestyles.

Floating is an amazing Natural Therapy to aid in Stress + Physical pain relief.


 
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Float Therapy Media

Float Therapy in the National + Local News 

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Policies

Cancellations/No Show: Session time is valuable - we truly hope to honor your time by being present and reserving time for you. 

We DO require at least 6HRs notification for cancellations or a $20 fee will be charged to the CC on file for any Late cancellations or No Shows.

Late Arrival:  Arriving late for a float or service require us to shorten the length of the service, with full charges applied, so as not to inconvenience other customers.

No Refunds:  We are happy to exchange or trade unused floats to family/friends! 

 

 

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Jacksonville's Float hOMe 

3546 Saint Johns Bluff Road South
Jacksonville, FL, 32224
United States

 
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