Pacific Coast Float
Go Float Bandon
WHAT IS FLOAT
Floating is a way to pause the hectic, over-stimulation of daily life and enter a state of pure mental and physical relaxation. By removing the endless stream of sensory input, your mind has a chance to recharge, rest, and recover with renewed perspective and energy. So how do we do all this? With the float room, also known as sensory deprivation, or isolation room.
Our tank is 8' long and 4" wide. Its a room enclosed, within a room. It holds about 10" of water, which is saturated with 1000-1,200 pounds of Epsom salt. This creates a solution more buoyant than the Dead Sea, and you float on your back about half in and half out of the water. The water is kept at a constant temperature of around 93.5 degrees which soon becomes almost imperceptible because it is the exact temperature of your skin! The line between the air and the water becomes blurred which can feel as if you are floating in space. As you enter the tank there will be light music and soft lights. The tank is sound proof and once the lights and music fade out, there is no visual or auditory stimulation.
No gravity, no touch, no sound, and no distractions.
The buoyancy puts your body into what is essentially a zero-gravity environment: your muscles and bones get to relax, your joints and spine decompress, and the strain on your circulatory system is greatly reduced. It basically allows your entire body to breath a sigh of relief.
With no external stimuli coming in, your system stops worrying about all the background tasks that usually keep it occupied. Your fight-or-flight response gets a chance to kick back and stop bossing your brain around, lowering your production of adrenaline and cortisol. Instead, studies show signs that your dopamine and endorphin levels rise, giving you a natural mood high which often lasts for days, the 'post-float glow'.
Floatation therapy affects us in another notable way; as our brains become stimuli starved, their reaction is to start creating their own stimuli. Swirling nebulas, distant forgotten memories, and untapped creativity are a sampling of experiences that people have reported from their time in the tank.