Float Therapy Sensory Deprivation Cabins
Floating is an activity to refresh your mind, revive your body and reset your senses. Within moments of beginning your float, you will begin to lose sense of where your body is at that moment. The calmness will allow you to peacefully rest your mind.
Prior to floating, you will quickly rinse off in a warm shower. You will then insert your ear plugs and will enter our float cabin. Each cabin contains 10 inches of water, over 850 pounds of Epsom salt, and the water is heated to 94.0°F which is the average external body temperature. If you feel enough at ease, you may shut the door behind you to assure complete quietness. You will then be in total darkness and complete silence. You will find a comfortable position while lying on your back and you will slowly begin to float effortlessly. It is at that moment that you will allow your breathing to slow down, your heartbeat will become steady and you will slowly let yourself zone into a deep sleep.
As your float is about to end, gentle music fades in signalling to you that your float session is over. You will climb out of the float tank; you will rinse off under your shower and take a moment to process your experience. After putting your clothes back on, you may exit your room.
3 Float Package – $165 ($55/Float)
5 Float Package – $250 ($50/Float)
10 Float Package – $450 ($45/Float)
HST not included
1 60-minute session float (monthly)
Additional Floats at $35 per session
$10 off Floats for Friends and Family
*Minimum Commitment of Two Months Required*
HST not included in above pricing
First float at our centre? Float for $40
First Responders receive their first
float free as well as $15 off following floats
Fresh off a marathon? Come float on us.
HST not included
Alleviates Mental and Physical stress
Improves athletic performance through visualization
Quickens rehabilitation and recover
Shifts brain waves from Beta to Alpha, Theta and even Delta
Reduces blood pressure
Increases endorphin production
Lowers Cortisol, Adrenaline and other Stress Hormones
Helps to reduce Depression and Anxiety
Eliminates Fatigue and Jet Lag
Promotes Total Calm and Peaceful Relaxation
Like floating in a calm warm ocean under the night sky
The Rolls Royce of Float Tanks
Largest tank; preferred choice for those with concerns of claustrophobia
Easiest tank to enter and exit
LED light inside the tank that you control
Auxiliary cord to plug in your personal playlist or guided meditation
How Athletes Benefit from Floating
Although there are a number of benefits associated with float therapy (all of which contribute to positive athletic performance), there are a few in particular that benefit athletes the most. From pain relief to injury prevention, here’s why every athlete should consider float therapy.
Anyone who exercises should understand the importance of balancing your activity with an adequate amount of rest. Though there is no agreed upon amount of time between training sessions (mostly because of all the variables associated with exercise: weight, body shape, level of activity, etc.), most experts believe that one to two days is optimal. Floating reduces your recovery time tremendously by improving blood circulation and lowering lactic-acid levels. As you exercise, lactic-acid accumulates in the muscles and can cause all kinds of pain, tightness and cramping. By increasing the circulation to your joints, muscles and ligaments, these acids are carried away more quickly.
Flowing through the same vein, floating can provide athletes with pain relief through the release of endorphins facilitated by float therapy. This is a crucial component in regards to any athlete’s recovery regiment.
Reduce Muscle Tension & Injury Prevention
So much of what goes into avoiding long-lasting physical damage, is your preparation strategy. Float therapy helps reduce muscle tension and leaves an athlete’s body feeling fresh, ensuring they aren’t putting themselves in any kind of risk next time they get down to business.
We’ve spoken about stress relief extensively on the Pro Float blog, but for athletes hoping to focus in on their next performance, floating can be incredibly effective. Drowning out distractions is critical for anyone who has to perform at a high level, so it only makes sense that an athlete should utilize it. Similarly, being able to find a safe space to think over what one needs to do out their on the field is invaluable. As the old saying goes: “Success is 90% preparation, 10% perspiration,” and by experimenting with pre-game float therapy, you put yourself at an advantage.
Considering all these impressive benefits, it’s no wonder that so many high-profile athletes have taken to float therapy. Here are just a few:
Two-time NBA champion, Steph Curry (of the Golden State Warriors), is said to take part in ninety minute float sessions every two weeks. Curry explains:
“With the Epsom salts and magnesium that are in those tanks, they’re helpful with recovery and relaxing your muscles and things like that,” he says. “And also, the sensory-deprivation aspect of it. It’s one of the only places where you can really get unplugged from all the noise and distractions that go on with daily life.”
Looking at the impact he’s had on the league these last few years – the unbelievable scoring, amazing team play and incredibly clutch moments – it seems as if floating has had an effect.
At 40 years old, Tom Brady is one of the oldest players in the NFL, and at this point, is still considered one of the very best quarterbacks. But, believe it or not, it hasn’t been the five Super Bowl rings that have sustained him. Brady is a known proponent of float therapy, and as he has gotten older, he’s relied on it more and more to prolong his career.
In preparation for his gold-medal winning performances in both the 100m dash and long jump, Olympic legend Carl Lewis is said to have used float therapy as a way to visualize and focus on the task at hand.
Manchester United Midfielder, Wayne Rooney (soccer), reportedly owns his own float tank and will spend up to ten hours a week inside. Using it to effectively recover from injury and other ailments, Rooney has been able to return to training several weeks in advance of his original time table.
If the endorsement of world-famous athletes isn’t enough to convince you, we don’t know what will! But believe us; float therapy is an incredibly effective tool when it comes to athletics
What if I am claustrophobic?
People with claustrophobia consistently report no problems floating. You have complete control of your environment, and you can get in and out of the tank as you please. You are also more than welcome to float with the door open.
Is it clean?
The tank water is fully filtered 3 times between each float.
Will I float?
How should I prepare for my first Float?
Avoid shaving or waxing for at least 6 hours prior to floating. (High level of salt)
Try to eat a light meal 60-90 minutes before your float.
Make sure you use the washroom prior to your float.
If you wear contacts, make sure to take them out.
How do I Float?
Have a quick rinse, get in the cabin, insert your ear plugs, and slowly get on your back and gently let yourself go with your hands anywhere you feel comfortable.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
It all depends on whether you’d like to float bare or not. Completely up to you! Towels, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizers, hair brush etc. will all be included in your Float Room.
How long is the total session?
(5-10 minutes before and 10-15 minutes afterwards). Keep in mind, you can up and leave at any time if need be!
What if I fall asleep in the cabin?
The purpose is to fall asleep! The best nap you’ll ever have! Don’t worry though; you will remain afloat due to the buoyant water.
Can I float if I dyed my hair?
We ask that people wait at least 7 days after dyeing their hair. We do not want any colour/dye washing out and potentially contaminating the water or staining the inside of the tank.
Can I float if I am pregnant?
Absolutely! Many women have reported the reduction of aches and pains on the spine and joints due to the anti-gravity effect throughout the session. We have also been told that women experience a special feeling with the bay in the second/trimester as they become hyper-aware of any movement within the womb. If floating near the end of your third trimester, please consult with your physician prior to floating.
Can I float if I am on my period?
Yes! Just make sure you consider it a pool!