For those experiencing chronic or acute pain, depression, anxiety, or other ailments affecting the mind or body, the Ocean Float Room can be a powerful adjunct to Western or Eastern medicine. First developed in 1972 by John Lilly, floatation therapy or Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) was used for meditation, visualization, rejuvenation, self-observation, creativity, time travel, prayer, solitude, and simple rest and relaxation.
Today, the Ocean Float Room is designed to create a space that is ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Research now shows that the effects of a two-hour floatation session are equivalent to eight hours of deep sleep, making it one of the most efficient and comprehensive relaxation techniques available.
Research indicates that the brain is constantly responding to gravity and sensory input and that occupies 90% of all central nervous system activity. In 10 inches of dense salt water, due to 1200 pounds of Epsom salt, you will float effortlessly while lying on your back in a calming place. This serves to make the part of your brain that is adapting and adjusting to gravity redundant leaving one more able to connect to the right side of the brain where new connections, perspectives and healing occur. The water is heated to an average skin temperature, which reduces the sensation between body and water. There is a door to the room that you can keep open or close to block out any distractions. Although the float room is enclosed, it is not airtight. There is air circulation that brings fresh air into the room, which adds to the relaxing and completely safe experience. In the Ocean Float Room, one has the option to display a blue light, a starry skylight, or no light, to help assist in their float journey.
Beginner's Guide to Floating
Health & Wellness
People float to relieve stress, recover from injuries, fight addiction, eliminate chronic pain, and much more.
Floating naturally increases your dopamine and endorphin levels, boosting your mood and leaving you with a pleasant afterglow that lasts for days afterwards.
Without the need to fight gravity or take-in external information, you’ll likely experience the most complete relaxation you’ve ever felt.
Everything you experience while floating comes from within yourself. It’s the perfect time to reflect on your life, and reports of creative and personal insights abound.
Floatation can also be thought of as training wheels for meditation. After about 30-45 minutes of floating, your mind starts producing theta brainwaves, which are responsible for that ‘between waking & sleeping’ state.
After years of practice, people can enter theta state through deep meditation. Floating gets you there effortlessly.
People have cut strokes off their golf game, developed complex scientific theories, and drafted whole portions of books while floating.
With nothing to distract you, your level of concentration and knowledge absorption is astonishing.
You won’t be fighting gravity
The 1200 pounds of USP, USA made epsom salt in the water takes care of that while you lie on your back.
The water is kept at 93.5 degrees. This is skin-receptor neutral, which means you lose track of where your body ends and the water begins.
Your ears stay just below the water, and the tanks are insulated against sound. Noise from the outside doesn’t reach you.
After you shut the door and turn off the light, you float in total darkness.
During your float the outside world is gone, and amazing things often happen.
It turns out that when you’re not fighting gravity or constantly taking in information your body has a lot of extra resources at its disposal.
Your mind is free to mull things over without distraction, your brain pumps out dopamine and endorphins, and your body gets to rest, destress, and heal.
Don’t shave or wax before. Eat a small meal 1 1/2 hours prior. Remove your contacts. Don’t drink caffeine before.
Arrive and check in 15 minutes before your scheduled appouintment. You don’t need to bring anything but yourself.
We’ll cover the basics together and answer your questions.