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As Featured On Readers' Choice

Awards / June 22nd, 2016


Halcyon Floats was voted

Best Isolation Spa, Best Day Spa, and Best Med Spa for's Readers' Choice Awards 2016. (Our second year in a row winning these catagories!) 


Timaree’s Body: Halcyon Floats

"The more fer­vently someone in­sists that they don’t have time to med­it­ate, the more they need to do it.  Same goes for nap­ping, tak­ing a va­ca­tion, and hit­ting the gym. The health­i­est...'"


Float on a Sea of Epsom Salt Water at Halcyon Floats in Roxborough

"It’s big in Vegas. Well, then again everything with the word “detox” is big in Vegas for after late night debauchery purposes. But we were glad to run across Halcyon Floats in Roxborough on a random cold Spring day...."


Five Local Wellness services to recharge your mind, body and soul in 2016 / December 31st, 2015

"No, we don't mean sip on a root beer float or wade down the lazy river in a raft. Flotation therapy is undertaken by floating in warm salt water in a float tank...."



Latest Little Baby's Flavor Captures the Taste of Transcendence / October 14th, 2015


"How does it feel to be deprived of all sensory input? No sound. No light. There’s no physical contact, only the sensation of floating—which is exactly the aim of a spa session at Halcyon Floats."



"Float Like A Chickenfried, Sting Like A Bee" / July 21st, 2015


Halcyon Floats teamed up with award-winning chef, Justin Swain to bring you a "floatinspired" burger special for two evenings.  


Justin Swain is also an example of artists that are able to participate in our artist program!

Associated Press

Float Spa Fans Say Isolation Tanks Buoy Bodies And Mind /

June 9th, 2015


Featured on , Yahoo! News, and Wall Street Journal


"I was kind of a little bit wary about it, but intrigued in the same breath," said Edu, a midfielder for the Philadelphia Union..."


Little Baby's Ice Cream

Ice Cream Floats: A Sensory Coflavoration in the Making /

June 2nd, 2015


"As such, we are thrilled to announce that Little Baby’s Ice Cream was recently invited to participate in an artist exchange program by Halcyon Floats: the first sensory deprivation tank spa, or Float Spa that Philadelphia has seen in a long, long time..."


FOX 29 Philadelphia

280 Gallon Water Relaxation Center / November 12th, 2014


"We get customers from Maryland, Delaware all over PA drive to Philly just to float," she said. "If you're a football player or a ballerina doesn't matter your size, You're going to float. Rakickas says Halycon is currently the only float center in Philadelphia."

Our Experience in a Sensory Deprivation Tank / 

October 27th, 2014


"Floating is quickly becoming a popular alternative to tune-out, making a strong emergence along the old standbys of exercise, yoga and meditation..."



Jump in a Tank and Escape Your Cares / October 27th, 2014


"Today, some people float for physical relaxation, others to have a meditative vision quest. But they don't magically heal people, and floating takes some practice to be enjoyed..."

Crash And Burn Blog

We'll All Float On Alright /

April 18th, 2014


"Today couldn’t have been a more beautiful day for my first float experience. I had heard about Halcyon from my trainer, Erik. We’ve both got our aches and pains from injuries and we both want to continue doing what we do,which means recovery is key..."

Floating in a Salt Water Sensory Deprivation Tank in Philly /

March 23rd, 2014


"The water in the tank is about 12 inches deep, and contains 800 pounds of epsom salts. It's saltier than the Dead Sea. Anyone will float in it. The water is also close to body temperature. The tank itself is soundproofed and pitch-black..."

Best Of Philly 2014

Best of Philly Awards / March 2014


Halcyon Floats voted

Best Excuse to Unplug from Everything and Best Mental Detox for Philadelphia Magazine.

Roxborough Review

Halcyon Floats Opens New Location in Roxborough /       December 14th, 2015


Ridge Avenue’s bustling thoroughfare became home to one of the quietest places in Philadelphia with the opening of Halcyon Floats Nov. 28...



Go With The Float: "Floating" emerges in Philadelphia as method of healing, inspiration /

August 24th, 2015


"Everything has gone black.

I've just crawled into a 4-foot-deep metal "escape pod," where I'll spend the next 90 minutes floating atop 10 inches of buoyant salt water, deprived of basic senses..." Readers' Choice

Awards / June 25th, 2015


Halcyon Floats was voted

Best Day Spa, Best Med Spa, and Best Isolation Spa for's Readers' Choice Awards 2015. also wrote a feature article about Halcyon Floats and sensory deprivation tanks.

Floating Bodies / June 5th, 2015


"I want to introduce you to Keri Rakickas, Owner of Halcyon Floats, Philadelphia’s very first float spa! What is floating you might ask? Well, simply put: you get into a giant tank and float weightlessly in a bath of 800 pounds of Epsom salts!....."


FOX Good Day Philadelphia

Halcyon Floats / March 25th, 2015


Jenn Fredricks of FOX 29 Philadelphia takes a plunge into the idea of floating and how it is beneficial to anyone and everyone. With the help from Halcyon Floats owner, Keri Rakickas, to explain how this new way of relaxation is great for the mind, body, and soul.


Preston & Steve 93.3 WMMR

Sensory Deprivation /

October 30th, 2014


Elliot Preston talks about his experience at Halcyon Floats and gives you a taste of his first floating adventure. Describes how it felt, what he saw, and the post-float glow he thoroughly enjoyed. 


WHYY The Pulse

Watch Your Worries Float Away /

September 24th, 2014


"The massive amount of salt makes the person inside the tank completely buoyant. There's no light, there's no sound and the water is kept to skin temperature. 'You can't even feel it, so you are not receiving any sensory input when you are inside the tank..."

We Tried It / May 9th, 2014


"As one of those stressed-out Philadelphians, I couldn’t resist the offer to head over to check it out for myself. So, earlier this week, I made my way to Halcyon’s two-tank floatation tank spa on Girard for a 90-minute session."

Healing Properties Of Salt / 

April 2014


"Floating in the isolation tank can help with stress, muscle pain, and even anxiety by deploying traditional remedies in a new setting. 'One of the oldest treatments for back pain was hot water and Epsom salt in the bathtub' says Mitchell..."


BeWell Philly

Want to Float on Epsom Salt? / 

March 4th, 2014


"The treatments work thusly: You’re lowered into a tank containing 10 inches of Epsom salt-laced water, whereupon you float in peace and quiet for 90 minutes. The water is so salty, apparently, that you become more buoyant than..."


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