What is Floating?
Commonly known as Floatation Therapy, Sensory Deprivation, or R.E.S.T (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique), is the practice of floating on your back about half in and half out of the saltwater solution within a float tank (also commonly referred to as a sensory deprivation tank or isolation tank). The tank is completely dark, silent, and you won’t be fighting gravity; floating is about everything you won’t be doing.
Float tanks can be thought of as the perfect bath tub. Our ProFloat Cabins are 8′ long, 4.5′ wide, and 6.5′ tall. Filled with about 1′ of water and saturated with approximately 1,000 Ibs of Epsom salt, you will float effortlessly. The water is maintained at body temperature (34.1 degrees) and once you settle in, you lose track of where your body ends and where the water begins.
Air flows freely in and out, and the door never locks (you can get out at any time). The cabins even have switches for lights and music; you are in total control of your environment.
The water solution and the tank are super sanitary. The solution is fully filtered at least 3 times between clients through an intense UV light system. The large quantity of Epsom salts also act as a natural disinfectant, making it way cleaner than traditional pools or hot tubs.
As with many before, it only took one float to get us hooked. We immediately knew this was a unique experience that we wanted to share with others. After a few long walks in the forest, several coffee-shop meetings, a trip to the float conference in Portland, and some floats along the way, we began visualizing our ideal float centre. Striving to share floating with as many people as possible, we found that Burlington (our home town), would be the perfect place to set up shop.
We embarked on our first “real world” entrepreneurial journey, and remained driven by the belief that floating is an excellent tool for personal optimization. Whether it be after a workout, or a stressful day, there wasn’t anything quite like the warm, cozy feeling of laying down weightless in a tank. It is an amazingly simple yet powerful tool, with the ability to enhance anyone’s life. Whether you use it for personal development, physiological benefits, psychological benefits, or a combination of sorts, we believe floating has the ability to positively impact and deeply aid anyone who sets forth into the presence of complete nothingness…