Float Room/Sensory Deprivation Tank
Our center offers a state of the art float experience to our clients because…well, you deserve it! Our float tank was custom designed with features you won’t find anywhere else. Our tank is large enough that you have the option to float solo or with a plus-1. We have an internal sound system if you’d like to listen to music, and mood lighting options that can either darken completely or offer an ambiance of your choosing. Our float tank stays clean due to our advanced filtration system which purifies the water immediately after each float. Our tank offers a more open concept for those who prefer a less claustrophobic feel, which can be especially helpful to those experiencing symptoms of PTSD.
We love that our rinse station is seamlessly connected to our float, so you can rinse off upon entering, and exiting the float, leaving the room and tank free of salt residue.
Floaters enjoy many benefits, but the most common feedback floaters provide is the amazing feeling of weightlessness they experience upon entering the tank. This is perfect for those experiencing muscle tension and chronic pain. Many people report a sensation of floating on air, and with regular practice, even find they are able to sustain a feeling of complete relaxation for increasingly extended periods of time. This is a perfect supplement for those who struggle with finding their Zen place with meditation. Come slow down, turn off (or block out) the noise with greater ease, and just be present with YOU!
Float for Relaxation
Many seasoned floaters use float therapy to aid their performance, recovery, and meditation habits, but the majority of floaters will benefit simply from the state of relaxation that comes with floating in a sensory deprivation tank. In our busy modern culture, we struggle to find consistent ways to deal with stress, which is the leading cause of employee absenteeism, illness, mental health issues, and burnout.
Floating for PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Physical and Mental Wellness
In recent years, float tank centers have popped up en masse across North America, many of which focus on treatment of combat veterans with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), with great success.
A study published in 2018 documents findings of Floatation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy), which suggest a powerful link between floating and the reduction of feelings of anxiety and depression. Additionally, the study revealed that participants experienced a significant improvement in mood characterized by serenity, relaxation, happiness and overall well-being.
States of intense relaxation reduces stress and the production of cortisol (commonly experienced by those struggling with symptoms of PTSD and anxiety). In addition to playing a significant role in weight gain and water retention, cortisol increases blood pressure and blood sugar. Studies monitoring blood pressure before and post-float show significant reductions in cortisol levels and lowered blood pressure.
Aside from water, magnesium sulfate is the only ingredient in float solution. Magnesium sulfate, aka “epsom salt” has been used to treat various ailments for centuries. More commonly, however, magnesium is known for its role in the digestive system. But unlike Milk of Magnesia, the magnesium sulfate used to create float solution makes you more buoyant, allowing you to float effortlessly and relax completely.
Illlustration, Casie Billington.
Magnesium is a powerful electrolyte and antioxidant. Magnesium deficiency is a pro-inflammatory condition, producing oxygen-derived free radicals that wreak havoc throughout your body, and can cause irreparable damage to blood vessel walls. This causes inflammation, which can lead to increased levels of bad cholesterol, heart disease, and COPD.
During your float, small amounts of magnesium may be absorbed into the bloodstream through sweat glands and hair follicles. At the cellular level, magnesium is involved in over 600 enzymatic reactions in the human body and is an essential component of energy and protein synthesis. What’s not to like?!
Float for Sleep Disturbances
Research posits that just one 60-minute float session can be as restful as an entire night’s sleep. Floating has been found to elicit a dramatic impact on those experiencing sleep issues, likely due to the calming impact it has on the central nervous system. Floating reminds the body that it is okay to rest and relax in a natural and healthy way. People who float regularly find themselves reviving their natural sleep cycles, especially those with tendencies toward irregular sleep patterns or insomnia.
Float to Process Your Thoughts, Promote Meditative States, and Illicit Spiritual Enlightenment
Many float tank users report the experience of mental breakthroughs (ah-ha! moments), as well as enhanced creativity and improved focus after floating. This is a time to truly pause and be present with the SELF. Avid floaters commonly report the ability to enter very deep meditative states, and even the occasional out-of-body experience. This is likely due to the reduction of visual stimuli, sensory touch, and sound. Thus, the burden on your mind can be lifted, relieving many barriers experienced by those beginning the practice of meditation. Once you learn how to tap into a slower brain-wave state, your meditative practice can be enhanced through various modalities, not just floating. Remember, we call it a practice for a reason!
We’re pleased to offer this state-of-the-art float tank in Cleveland and invite you to come and experience all it has to offer. Ready to begin? Reach out to us if you have questions, here. Schedule a session by using the buttons towards the top of the page.
17951 Jefferson Park Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130