Float Therapy

Taking care of yourself is a practice.

Float therapy is an extraordinary new addition to the way you take care of both your mind and body.

Experience deep relaxation in our beautiful, top-quality float tanks as you rest on water combined with 1,000 pounds of Epsom Salt. Your body is supported and freed from all sensation of gravity, temperature, touch, sight, sound, and taste, which together account for 90% of normal neuro-muscular activity.

The ultra-deep relaxation of floating resets the body’s balance, strengthening resistance to and accelerating recovery from the effects of stress, illness, injury, or strenuous exercise. It can help you develop a meditation practice, elevate your mood, and hone your intuition, especially if you do it regularly! Some other ways regular float therapy improves your life includes:

  • Stress Reduction
  • Pain Relief
  • Anxiety Relief
  • Headache Relief
  • Increased Circulation
  • More Restful Sleep
  • Sports Recovery
  • Regulated blood pressure
  • Fibromyalgia relief

Standard Float (60 minutes) ~ $85

Please review our COVID-19 Guidelines before booking an appointment.

Top Recommended Packages

Introductory 3-Float Pack ~ $174

Float Therapy is like learning to ride a bicycle—it takes a few tries to get the hang of it, but once you do it can transport you to a healthier, more fulfilling life. That’s what makes the Introductory 3-Float Pack ideal for people who want to see the research-backed benefits of a floating practice.

(1 per person, not sharable)

Float + Massage Combo ~ $195

The bedrock offering that Float North was built on. With insights from staff who really listen to your specific needs, you will get a bodywork session that combines a massage with float therapy for longer-lasting relief. Some people find massage relaxes their mind and body and they like to float after the massage because they are able to get into the “float zone” more easily, while many people with specific injuries or chronic pain do well floating first so they can be as relaxed as possible for your massage. Consult with your therapist to figure out what works best for you!

Become a Member

It’s a fact that engaging with your community leads to better wellbeing. By becoming a member at Float North, you’ll form deeper connections with people who can guide you in your journey to a better, more consistent self-care practice. The perks are pretty great, too!

1 Float per month ~ $64

Float Massage Membership

  • Additional floats at $64 each
  • Bring a friend for their first session at your membership price
  • Gift certificates at your membership price
  • Cancel anytime after the 3-month minimum commitment

1 Float + 1 Massage per Month + perks ~ $179

FAQs about Float Therapy

What is float therapy?
Float therapy or floating is also known as Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (R.E.S.T.), sensory deprivation, or flotation therapy. Our tubs are 8′ x 4′ and 8.5′ x 5.5′ and combine 1,000 pounds of medical grade magnesium sulfate (Epsom Salt) with water to create an 11″ deep solution in a large tub. The solution is heated to skin temperature which means your brain cannot distinguish the difference between yourself and the water.
What should I expect?
You will be given an intake form to fill out and have a chance to ask questions. The float facilitator will take you to your float room and give an introduction to all the items in the room. The Ocean Float Rooms have starlight ceilings and underwater lights. The open float pool has underwater lights only. You shower and get in the tub. Music plays for the first 10 minutes to get you used to the environment (this can be turned off). After 10 minutes the music fades out and you have complete control over the lights and doors. When your time is up the lights and music in the tank come back on to let you know it’s time to get out and rinse the salt water off.
Is the water clean?
We filter the water with 1-micron filtration, ultraviolet rays, hydrogen peroxide shock, and maintain the pH to keep the water at its cleanest. Even better, our powerful filtration system runs 3 complete cycles between floats, providing you with the most sanitary environment possible. Almost nothing grows in salt water this dense, and it is far cleaner than any swimming pool you’ve taken a dip in.
What if I'm claustrophobic?
Fear not, you are in complete control of the environment. You can float with lights and music on or off, and you can simply open the door should you feel the need. Think about it this way, when the lights are off and you can’t see the physical dimensions of the room, the feeling is expansive – limitless versus limiting. We have 2 styles of float rooms. Our open pool is not enclosed at all. Our Ocean Float Rooms are beautiful with starlit ceilings that are 7′ above your head. If you’re still concerned we recommend scheduling a tour before making an appointment to see which room is the best fit for you.
What Amenities does Float North Provide?

Please: Refrain from using scented products or perfumes prior to your appointment. Thank you!

In your private float room: shower, towels, washcloths, a robe, slippers, ear plugs, shampoo, body wash, conditioner, facial tissues, and makeup remover wipes.

In the Ready Room: mirrors, hair dryers, combs, q-tips, body lotion, and makeup remover wipes.

In the lobby: filtered water and tea to enjoy as well as kombucha and sparkling water for purchase.

How Should I Prepare?

If you’d like, bring the following items:

  • Personal cosmetics, a hairbrush, and contact lens case and cleaner
  • Fresh socks and underwear to change into after your float or a change of clothes if you’d like to be more comfortable after your float
  • A journal to write in after your experience
  • A friend to share the experience
  • We have a few tips to help you get more out of your float.

For a better float experience, we recommend you do the following to prepare:

  • Avoid or minimize caffeine intake a few hours before your float
  • Refrain from using scented products or perfumes prior to your appointment
  • Don’t shave or wax prior to your float (it will sting!)
  • Eat a meal or a snack
  • Arrive and check-in 15 minutes early so you’re not stressed about being late before your float
Do I need to wear a bathing suit?
It is not necessary to wear a bathing suit in your private suite unless you feel more comfortable wearing one. You have a private room with your own private shower, so we recommend leaving the bathing suit at home.
What if I fall asleep?
You will get the best rest you’ve had in a long time. You are held by the salt solution in one of the most comfortable environments on earth. Your body completely lets go and the sleep is deep and profound. Your brain and body will do what they need most if that is sleep go with it.
Should I float if I have my period?
This is a personal choice. Just like when you go swimming during your period, wearing a tampon or cup is necessary. Another consideration is that the body naturally stops or reduces the flow when in water. Stopping the flow mid-cycle isn’t ideal for some people who have irregular periods.
How does floating in salt water affect the vagina?

Some people experience a stinging sensation “down there” at certain times of the month due to our bodies’ natural hormonal changes. Additionally, Sex and/or rough wiping with toilet tissue paper can cause micro tears that we wouldn’t otherwise feel. This sensation is not present during every float and it often goes away after the first 5-10 minutes. If your vagina is sensitive you can choose to cross your ankles during a float to minimize discomfort. 

The vagina is naturally acidic (pH 3.5-4.5) and the float solution is super alkaline (pH 7 – 7.5). Hormones change the pH of our mucous membranes and can make them more sensitive. If you’re experiencing discomfort during a float try floating at different times during your cycle. The stinging may be less about a week or 2 after your flow ends. There is a product that may help maintain vaginal pH that could help if applied a few days before and right before a float, it’s called RepHresh (refresh with a “pH” instead of an “f”).

Can I float while pregnant?

Float therapy is fantastic for mother and baby. Not only does floating give you time to connect deeply with the baby, it takes the pressure off your back and joints and sets you up for a great night’s sleep. We recommend booking our largest pool, room 3, when pregnant. We have extra props on hand, such as a neck doodle and pool noodles to provide the perfect amount of support exactly where you need it. We’ll also talk you through a few positions to try while floating.

Note: It’s not recommended to float past 38 weeks, please check with your doctor if you have any concerns before booking.

Can I float with dyed hair or extensions?

If you have recently dyed your hair please wait until the color has set, often 4-6 weeks, especially if you have vivid color or use henna or an at-home dye kit. If there is dye coming off on your towel or in the shower the color will stain our fiberglass tub and our towels. The solution opens the cuticles on your hair and will pull the dye out more easily then when you take a bath or shower at home. Swim caps and shower caps are not enough to keep the dye out of the pool, the salt water seeps under the cap.There is a $1500 fee if the float solution (liquid magnesium) is contaminated or if the fiberglass tub is stained.

If you have extensions or a weave, consult your hair stylist. People with extensions/weaves have noticed that it can loosen them. The main issue in keeping keratin bonded extensions in the hair is keeping sulfates away from the hair (epsom salt = magnesium SULFATE). Hair extensions that are glued or taped in are often not affected by the salt.

To be on the safe side, schedule your float before your hair appointment.