A float tank is a small shallow pool filled with water nearly saturated with Epsom salt, so individuals float effortlessly. The tank is kept warm, at body temperature, and it is enclosed so it is completely dark and quiet. It’s utterly relaxing.
Excessive stress exacerbates many chronic health conditions. Floating is a natural and chemical-free way to bring down the amount of stress in one’s life. Nothing gives the brain and body a more complete rest than a float tank. It automatically triggers a physiological relaxation response, the opposite of fight-or-flight, and tells the body it can let down its defenses and clean up the excess adrenaline and cortisol.
Services provided: Flotation sessions of 60 and 90 minutes (back to back long floats available); retail with floating-relevant products; One-time packages and memberships that come with extra benefits, such as a discount on retail items; showers with shampoo and a private-label Lemongrass & Sage Body Wash, as well as Lemongrass & Sage lotion. Alba Botanica detangling spray is provided at the hair dryer counter. Dr. Bronner’s unscented liquid soap is available by request.
Areas of specialty: Stress relief, chronic pain relief, creativity, athletic recovery and performance, insomnia relief.
Healing/healthy living philosophy: Peaceful states of mind are inside you already. A float practice makes it easier for you to carry them into your daily life.
FLOAT Boston, 515 Medford St., Somerville. For more information, call 844-443-5628 or visit FloatBoston.com.