Float Penticton - Body and Mind Wellness

Floatation Therapy

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Floatation therapy benefits body, mind, and spirit. Aids in pain management, stress relief, as well as sleep disorders and much more.
Since the 1970s, researchers have clearly shown that regular Floating in Epsom Salt water is highly beneficial for improving and maintaining mental and physical health. Floating Therapy increases levels of magnesium, one of the most critical minerals required for electrical stability of every cell in the human body.

Float pod/tank (sensory deprivation tank, or isolation tank):

A pod/tank is filled with water that has enough Epsom salt mixed in to allow a person to float on the surface. The water is kept in skin temperature, making it imperceptible, and the tank is sound-proof and pitch-black, creating a place for our bodies to be free from gravity and all stimulation from the outside world. The salt water density allows the floater to float effortlessly while their head remains buoyant so that the nose and mouth stay above the water level at all times.

Epsom Salt

Each pod/tank holds a solution that is about 2/3 water and 1/3 Epsom salt. With the 10” of solution that most oat tanks are designed to hold, this comes out to about 850 lbs of Epsom salt. The Epsom salt adds density to the water, which
in turn makes our bodies very buoyant. As a person lies on their back in the float tank, their body oats on the surface, half in and half out of the water. This buoyancy has an incredibly rejuvenating effect on the human body.

Magnesium Sulfate

All of this is compounded by the inherent relaxation created by absorbing Epsom salt (Magnesium Sulfate). While used primarily in the float tank to actually make people float, Epsom salt comes with the added bene t of softening skin and hair, cleansing and detoxifying the body, and getting people the magnesium most of us are lacking.

Neutral Temperature

The temperature of the water is kept at 93.5 degrees Fahrenheit, the average external temperature of the human body. This is a temperature known as skin-receptor neutral, meaning the water creates no cues for the skin to report as tactile stimulation.


The pod and tank are soundproofed to block all noise from the outside world, and light-trapped to create complete and total darkness. This unique sensory-free environment relieves the brain of outside stimulus and allows your body and mind to enter into a profoundly deep state of relaxation until you reach the theta wave state, a state associated with REM sleep and usually involving vivid imagery, very clear, creative thoughts, sudden insights and inspirations or feelings of happiness.

Float enthusiasts the world over praise floating for its incredibly positive effects including improved health, vitality and well-being, enhanced mindfulness and creativity, and better athletic performance with increased energy and faster muscle recovering.

Floating Therapy also:

  • Speeds up recovery (after illness, injury, work out, treatment by a physiotherapist, chiropractor or massage, etc.)
  • Relieves pain.
  • Relaxes and loosens stiff and sore muscles, inflammation of joints, back pain, neck, shoulder, and hip stiffness, arthritis, and most strains and sprains.
  • Improves athletic performance.
  • Helps prevent sports injuries, speeds healing process.
  • Boosts immune function.
  • Improves circulation and distribution of oxygen and nutrients.
  • Reduces blood pressure, pulse, heart rate, and oxygen consumption.
  • Helps with serious skin conditions, such as psoriasis or eczema.
  • Helps managing menopause and pregnancy.
  • Improves concentration and learning.
  • Improves sleep.
  • Increases motivation.
  • Diminishes depression, anxiety and fear

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