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Everything You Need To Know About Float Therapy

So, what is floating--or float therapy if we want to sound more technical?

Floating, or sensory deprivation, can be done in a float tank, which is a large, enclosed tub filled with salt water that allows you to float without any effort. You are free of any sensory stimuli between not needing to hold yourself up to float, not hearing any sound, and no light--you feel like you are absolutely floating. Not needing to hold yourself up because of the salt tank allows your muscles to completely relax, which can lead to a reduction in pain and tension. Floating also gives your mind a chance to rest and escape from the constant sensory overload in our everyday lives.

Whether you are looking to reduce stress, ease pain, or simply relax and unwind, floating may be the perfect solution for you! Let's dive into Float Therapy 101 so you know what to expect for float therapy.


So, how does a float tank work? Essentially, you are floating in a highly concentrated Epsom salt solution. This extremely dense solution provides the perfect environment for your body to achieve true zero-gravity. When you float, all of your muscles and joints are relieved from the constant force of gravity pulling down on them. As a result, your body is able to completely relax. The added benefit of the Epsom salt solution is that it also acts as a natural detoxifier. The solution quickly absorbs through your skin and pulls toxins out of your body, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Floating in a float tank is an incredibly unique experience that everyone should try at least once!

Top Reasons Why people use floating:

To Relax and De-stress:

Floating in a sensory deprivation tank can help you to relax and de-stress. The lack of stimulation can help to quiet your mind, and the deep relaxation can help to ease muscle tension.

To Improve Sleep:

If you have trouble sleeping, floating may be able to help. The deep relaxation can help to quiet your mind and ease you into a restful sleep.

To Boost Creativity:

The lack of stimulation in the sensory deprivation tank can help to open up your mind and boost creativity.

To Relieve Pain:

Floating can help to relieve pain by taking pressure off of your joints and muscles.

To Improve Focus and Concentration:

The lack of stimulation can help you to focus and concentrate on tasks. This can be helpful for work tasks, school work, or other activities that require concentration.

If any of the above resonate with you, floating may be a good option for a form of self-care. Give floatation therapy a try and see how it works for you!

Pro-Tips For Your Float Visit:

  1. While you're floating, scrub your skin to make it as soft and smooth for a better experience.

  2. Don't shave the morning of a float--we promise it won't feel good. Plan to not shave 48 hours before.

  3. Add a sauna onto your float prior. This will be the ultimate self-care treat.

  4. Relax as you need to. Some choose to float with music, silence, or whatever feels best. You can make your float therapy feel best for YOU.

If you're looking for a truly unique and relaxing experience, check us out at Halcyon Floats. Learn from our blog about floating pro-tips so you can prepare for your sensory deprivation therapy and you're sure to have a great experience. So what are you waiting for? Book your float therapy today and visit us in Fishtown, Philadelphia!

Float tank at Halcyon Floats a floatation therapy studio in Fishtown, Philadelphia. Float tank is open and you can see salt water inside.


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