Step into the dark and discover a higher level of relaxation in our Oasis® float tank! Also known as isolation tanks and sensory deprivation tanks, these chambers were first introduced by Dr. John C. Lilly in the sixties and have proven to be excellent tools for meditation/relaxation and provide measurable relief from muscle and joint fatigue. You will be floating supine in a 300 gallon tank super-saturated with magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt), heated to surface skin temperature. The solutions’ buoyancy gives the feeling of floating weightlessly in space. The float tank is lightproof once the door is closed and virtually soundproof with your ears below the surface of the water (we have earplugs for those who require them). You will have total control over your experience, entering and exiting the tank at your own leisure in a private room. *PLEASE CALL IN TO BOOK FLOAT/MASSAGE COMBOS*
Floating stimulates the brain to secrete endorphins: pain-killing, euphoria-creating substances known as the “body’s own opiates.”
There is evidence that tank use not only can initiate substantial weight loss but also has an unprecedented maintenance effect, with weight loss continuing at the same degree for many months after floating.
There is evidence that floating results in a spontaneous reduction in or elimination of such habits as smoking, drinking & drug use and counteracts addiction withdrawal symptoms.
Lab studies show that floating can rapidly and significantly decrease stress and anxiety, by sharply lowering the levels of bio-chemicals directly related to stress, anxiety, tension, the “fight or flight response,” heart disease and other stress-related illnesses.
There are indications that floating can suspend the dominance of the detail-oriented left hemisphere of the brain, allowing the right hemisphere (which deals with large-scale and novel information) to operate freely, giving the floater access to unusual powers of creativity, imagination, visualization and problem solving.
Athletes can use floatation to improve their performance significantly, speed their recovery from the stress of peak output, virtually eliminate fatigue and “post-race letdown.”
Floatation tanks are being used in schools and universities as tools for “super-learning,” increasing the mind’s powers of comprehension, retention, and original thinking.
Indications show that two hours of floating are more restful and restorative than a full night of sound sleep. This makes floating, in the words of one prominent scientist, “a method of attaining the deepest rest that we have ever experienced.”
* excerpts taken from The Book of Floating by Michael Hutchison
You will be floating in a lightproof/soundproof tank filled with 10.5 inches of water infused with magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt). You may be floating in silence and total darkness. You will be required to shower before entering the tank.You won’t need to bring anything, just yourself, but feel free to bring any shower products, combs/brushes, and/or a bathing suit or cap from home. We have Vaseline for cuts/abrasions and earplugs if you require them.You must be 18 years of age or bring a consenting guardian along with you.If pregnant, you should be over your first trimester and consult with your physician or midwife before arriving for a float. Your pregnancy must be normal without any complications.Women who are menstruating should take the same precautions as attending a public pool or spa.
How is hygiene maintained in the tank?
The high saline content of the floatation environment plus a tiny amount of disinfectant ensures that nothing harmful can survive within the tank. The water within the tank is automatically filtered through UltraViolet between each customer, and further cleanliness is assured as we tell all customers to shower before and after each float session.
I’m claustrophobic, how can I use the tank?
This is a common concern. You can choose to float with the door of the tank open and with the light on. Once we have explained to our customers that they are in charge of the whole procedure, their worries subside and usually they go on to float with the door closed and the light off. Both of these functions are fully controllable from within the tank room.
Is there any risk of drowning?
The high buoyancy of the water makes it impossible for the individual to go beneath the surface. Once settled, it is only possible to touch the bottom of the tank with a great deal of effort.
Do I need to bring anything?
No. Everything you’ll need is provided by us. You won't need a swimsuit as the tank is situated in its own private room. You can bring your own towel if you wish, but we provide them along with a washcloth. Our shower has shampoo, conditioner and body-wash provided. You will only need to bring your usual post-shower products such as deodorant, skin creams, brushes & combs etc.
Are there any side-effects?
Not in the true sense of the word. Some first-time floaters can emerge from the tank feeling slightly nauseous or dizzy. This is actually a good sign as it indicates that built-up stress is in fact leaving the body. We very rarely experience any cases of nausea or vertigo in subsequent visits.
Do I need to prepare in any way?
No. Floating is perhaps the easiest pastime imaginable. The only precaution that you should take is that you should not shave at all on the day of your float session. The high salt content of the water is extremely irritating to freshly shaved skin. We provide Vaseline for people to cover any small cuts and grazes, and this can be effective in covering shaved skin, but our advice is to avoid shaving altogether on the day of your float. You should also avoid caffeine and/or heavy meals up to two hours prior to your float.
I’m pregnant, can floating harm my baby?
Absolutely not. In fact heavily pregnant women probably get more relief from the float tank than anyone else. Just lying on a bed can be extremely uncomfortable for women in the later stages of pregnancy due to the massive gravitational strain placed on the body. The float tank is a wonderful haven to which pregnant women can escape. We do however recommend that like most activities floating should be avoided in the first trimester.
Is anyone not supposed to use the tank?
We don't recommend tank use for epileptics whose epilepsy is not under medical control; for people under the influence of alcohol, drugs, those with infectious diseases, open skin wounds (including fresh tattoos) or those with suicidal tendencies.
Is there enough air in the tank?
Yes. The tank is designed not to be airtight, so there is a plentiful air supply. In addition, fresh air is brought in by an air circulation system.
Can two people float in the tank at the same time?
We don't recommend nor allow it. Floating in the tank is intended to be a private, individual experience.
Will I be able to resume my daily activities when I get out?
Yes. And it may be good to arrange your time so you don't have to rush. Many people enjoy savoring the peace and quiet before jumping into something hectic.