Float Therapy

Learn More About Float Therapy

Enter Your Float Haven

How would you feel if you were told that you could get 4-8 hours of rest in just one hour? 
Thanks to the float therapy sessions at Cloud 9 Massage & Spa, Your Float Haven, it's possible!

About the Float Therapy Pod

A float therapy pod is designed to block out the outside world, leaving you at ease. In addition to 200 gallons of water, 1,100 pounds of epsom salt is added to increase your buoyancy. This creates an effortless floating experience. Epsom salt is essentially magnesium, which contains healing properties as it is absorbed through the skin. The water in the pod is kept at 93.6 degrees, which tricks your brain into losing track of where your body ends and the water begins.

Some physical benefits of the float pod include reducing stress, sleeping better, easing chronic pain and fighting addiction. The spiritual benefits are tailored to you. Some people finally solve a problem that they have been thinking about for weeks, some reflect on life and some just relax and float. Floating is also the perfect time to meditate. Approximately halfway through your float, your brain begins theta wave production, which is a state of extreme relaxation between sleeping and being awake.

Sensory deprivation (the elimination of all five senses) is essential to the float pod experience. Without any distractions, your body is better able to focus on healing. Lights and music are available if you wish and the lid can be kept open you'd prefer.

Here is the video about Dr. Oz's first experience with floating. This segment was the catalyst for Tammy to get the pod we have today!
Floating

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to my float session?
There is no need to bring anything aside from yourself. We provide you with towels, body wash, shampoo and conditioner for your pre- and post-float showers. We also have earplugs which we recommend putting in before your shower to ensure the best sealant against the water in the pod. Our bathroom has a hairdryer for you to use as well. You don't need a bathing suit since all pods and showers are in a private room. You can bring other personal items that will make you feel more comfortable. Some people feel that they don't want to put on the clothes that they wore all day after showering and being in the pod, so they bring a change of clothes.

How long is the float appointment?
We schedule float appointments for an hour longer than the amount of time you'll be in the water (i.e.: two hour appointment for a one hour float). This allows time for you to be introduced to Float Haven and the pod, to take your pre- and post-float showers, to get ready to come back to the real world, as well as time for us to clean up and prepare for the next floater.

Can I float if I’m pregnant?
Absolutely! Floating has been shown to offer relief during all stages of pregnancy. It can help lower stress levels which helps keep baby happy, it allows you to have no point of pressure on your body which can relieve many pains that come with pregnancy, and with it often aiding in rest, you can feel rejuvenated and rested. If you have concerns, please speak to your doctor prior to your float sessions.

Am I able to use the pod if I'm claustrophobic?
Yes, people that suffer from claustrophobia often choose to float with the lid open and the lights on. This will ease you into floating in the pod without this anxiety. As you relax, you can choose to close the lid and turn the lights off if you feel comfortable.

What if I fall asleep during my session?
Falling asleep is very possible, but the water is so buoyant it would be very difficult to sink. The pod will wake you up when your session is nearing completion.

Is the float pod hygienic?
Thanks to the high amount of epsom salt in the water, bacterial growth is greatly diminished. We go above and beyond filtering standards; the water in the pod is constantly filtered through several purification systems when it is not in use. Each night we add a solution that aids in keeping the water hygienic.

How old do I have to be to enter the pod?
For insurance purposes, anyone above the age of 16 is able to float in the pod.

Can I drown in the pod?
There are 1,100 pounds of Epson salt in the water, making the water so buoyant that you'll automatically float without trying.

What are some benefits of float therapy?
Some of the basic benefits of float therapy include pain relief, sleeping better and stress relief. Float therapy has also proven to be beneficial to individuals with PTSD.

Why should I float for longer than 60 minutes?
It has been scientifically proven that it takes the brain 45 minutes to get to the theta wave state of deep relaxation. If you float for just 60 minutes, you will only receive 15 minutes of intense relaxation. We recommend starting with a 60-minute float and working your way up to 75 minutes and more.

How many people are able to float at a time?
We only allow one person to float at a time. With it being a sensory deprivation pod, adding a person in the pod with you can easily activate the senses we are trying to deprive the body of, counteracting the effects of the pod.

How often can I float?
You can float every day. It is very difficult for your body to absorb too much magnesium (one of the main ingredients in epsom salt).
Pod

Reasons Not to Float

You should not try float therapy for the following reasons:
  • You’ve dyed your hair recently (especially if it is still bleeding while showering)
  • You are menstruating
  • You are under the influence of narcotics, alcohol, or any illegal substances
  • If you have had a fever in the past 24 hours
  • If you have any large open wounds
If you have questions about whether or not your should float, please give us a call or email us and we would be happy to answer any questions you have.
Note: If there is any water contamination, either voluntary or involuntary, during your session you will be charged a $1,200 cleaning fee.
 Note: One person in the pod at a time.

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Note: One person in the pod at a time.
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