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Floatation Therapy

At the Float Institute, our flotation therapy service combines the relief of zero gravity with a calming unplugged environment, allowing your body and mind to recharge. Whether you’re a world traveler with jetlag, a gym junkie, or just hunched over a desk all day, floatation therapy is the perfect way to unwind.

 

How Does Floatation Therapy Work?

Think of floatation therapy as a vacation from gravity (and the rest of the chaos that comes with being a human). The weightlessness of the water, darkness, and silence frees your body and mind from strain and distraction. While you experience this sensory deprivation, your mind enters a meditative state—free to be creative or blissfully blank.

What are the Benefits of Floatation Therapy?

Flotation therapy in Michigan is everywhere right now because people are seeing the benefits of this practice right away.

Along with rest and relaxation, studies show that floating helps with a variety of issues, including:

  • Joint pain
  • Migraines
  • Poor sleep
  • Anxiety
  • Workout recovery
  • Pregnancy discomfort

When Should You NOT Float?

While floatation therapy is great most of the time, you should NOT float if you are:

Is Float Therapy Sanitary

Yes! We clean our tanks between every session to ensure your experience is totally hygienic. There’s no pee in the pool. Just salt and water.

 

How to Prepare for Floatation Therapy

To make your float session as dreamy as possible, there are a few things to keep in mind:

– Apply Vaseline to any cuts to avoid irritation from the saltwater

-Don’t shave or wax the day of your appointment

-Avoid caffeine for at least 4 hours before your float so you don’t feel jittery or distracted

 

What to Expect Upon Arrival of a Float Therapy Session

When you arrive at the Float Institute, one of our friendly staff will escort you to your room. They’ll show you around, and then leave you to enjoy your float. Everything is included, so don’t worry about bringing your own towels or earplugs. After showering off and going to the bathroom, step into the super buoyant salinated water and lie down. You’ll pop right up like a cork! You can choose whether or not you want ambient lighting or music during your float, and whether or not to shut the pod door. For a full sensory deprivation experience, turn it all off baby. After your 60–90 minute session, you can shower again using our soap, shampoo, and conditioner.

 

Schedule a Floating Therapy Session Today

If you’re ready to experience total zen, book your floatation therapy appointment today. You won’t be able to travel through space with your mind like Eleven on Stranger Things, but you might get close! For the best flotation therapy in Michigan, come on over to the Float Institute.

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What is floating?

Floating is a therapeutic experience for the mind and body. Once you step into our sensory depravation tank you will be floating in warm, super buoyant saline water. The tank is completely dark (no sight), it is sound proof (no sound), and floating in water frees your body from having to touch or engage (no sensation). No sight. No sound. No sensation. Just pure zen and bliss.

What do I need to bring to my float?

Not a thing. We provide everything to help make all of your ailments float away.

Do I need to shower before I float?

Yes, showering is a must. And you are strongly encouraged to shower at our facility before and after your float.
We will provide soap, shampoo and conditioner.

How long is a session?

Not a thing. We provide everything to help make all of your ailments float away.

What can I do to make sure my first float isn’t a bad trip?

  • Don’t crush the caffeine (avoid coffee, energy drinks or sodas for at least 4 hours before your float).
  • A jittery float is a bad float. We want you to be relaxed.
  • Floating after a workout is also recommended.
  • Hit the restroom before you float (and not during your float). We gotta keep the tank clean for others to use.
  • If you have cuts, apply vaseline to them so the salt doesn’t burn during your float. You can also avoid shaving or waxing the day of your float.
  • Avoid touching your face during your float. The salt will sting your eyes and will turn your float into a less than chill experience.

Who shouldn’t float?

  • Guys and gals with fresh ink. If you just got a tattoo please wait a week before you dive in to our tank.
  • Drunk and high peeps. To get the full effect of floating, it’s best to come in on a sober playing field.
  • People suffering from epilepsy should consult with their physicians before floating.

Can I float if I’m pregnant?

Yes, women in their second and third trimester are encouraged to float, but please get clearance from your doctor. But if you’re in your first trimester of pregnancy, please do not float.

Is the tank clean?

Yes. Our float tanks are 100 times cleaner than a public pool and a million times cleaner than a hot tub. We go to great lengthens to ensure our tanks are up to your incredibly high hygiene standards.

Can I drown in the tank?

Nah. Just stay face up and you’ll be Kool and The Gang.

Can I float during my menstruation cycle?

Of course, just follow the same protocol you would before going into a pool.