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Floating is beneficial for athletes, those interested in wellness and self-care, the injured, those battling chronic pain, and alternative care users. To learn more, please visit our Floating page for more information.
Float cabins have been described as the perfect bathtub. Commonly taller than other floating pods or systems, enclosed float cabins allow floaters to enter fully upright. At Vital Float Centre, our float cabins have roughly a foot of water inside which is kept at skin temperature. This water is highly saturated with approximately 1000 pounds of Epsom salt. Our rooms are extremely soundproof and lightproof when lights are turned off.
Fully insulated, the superior float design delivers a calming, silent experience. Protected by the Unity Controller’s heating system, floaters can let their anxieties fade away, as the temperature is always maintained, there is extra space, there is a S.M.A.R.T ventilation system, and humidity is limited. Superior cabins also feature lights and a sound system that gently lets floaters know when their session has finished.
The salt itself also makes the solution a hostile environment for most micro-organisms, and studies have shown that common pathogens don’t seem to thrive in the solution, with many naturally lowering over time.
In addition, users don’t interact with the solution as they would with the water in a pool or hot tub. As a result, floating itself is a very low-risk activity: there is a very predictable bather load, people shower before and after each float, children don’t normally use float rooms, and, perhaps most importantly, users don’t swallow the solution, eliminating a very large source of aquatic health risk.
For a more detailed explanation of the risks associated with floating as well as the best standards and practices for float room maintenance, visit: www.floatation.org/current-standard/
When your senses are deprived of stimulation, your brain and muscles are able to relax. This can leave your mind open to advanced creativity.