What is floating?

Floating is simple and profound, simply by taking two showers ( before and after) and laying down in the float spa you will be stopping the world in a way that will relax your brain to a 10% processing level, this can only be achieved without all sensory input. No light, no sound, just pure nothingness. At FLOAT with a staff with over 30 years of floating experience we will train you to float in a float spa to achieve the deepest level of deep true rest possible.

Floating will increase creativity, allow you to focus more clearly and put you in a better mood. Floating is used for anxiety reduction, PTSD and healing traumatic brain injury. Why not take the plunge and float; you have nothing to lose but stress and muscle tension. Feel better... just float!

In today's fast moving high-tech environment we are inundated with data, images, and endless forms of stimulation. Floating in a Epsom salt floatation tank for as little as one hour allows you to remove yourself from this over stimulation. The result is a rejuvenation of body and mind that will reinvigorate you and help bring balance to your world. Our brains need rest, and floating in a float spa is a brilliant shortcut to meditation.

Lack of appropriate sleep negatively effects brain function and has been linked to everything from ulcers and depression to heart disease and cancer. Floatation therapy is a form of "Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy" (R.E.ST.) and can help you make up for that lack of sleep that far too many of us experience on a regular basis. One hour of floating in the tank or float spa is equivalent to 4 hours of sleep. You will leave the floatation tank relaxed, rested, refreshed and feeling great. We have the largest  floatation therapy tanks in the San Francisco, Oakland Bay Area!

Floaters often mention the peaceful and euphoric feelings they experience after exiting the Epsome salt float tank. These effects can last from a few days to an entire week after your float. Join our FLOAT mailing list to the left for great specials on floating every 2 months.

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About the Floatation Tanks:

The floatation tank, once called a sensory deprivation tank, now called a float spa is approximately 8.5' long by 4' wide, and almost 4' high. Our tanks are the most soundproof on the market, in addition they are lightproof. You will float effortlessly, like a cork, on the surface of Float tank11 inches of water that is super saturated with 1100 Lbs of medical grade Epsom salt. Everyone floats, as it is impossible to sink in a float tank. No led lightshow, no gimmicks, just 100% pure sensory deprivation relaxation.

The temperature in the tank is constantly maintained at 93.5 degrees, the same as your body's skin temperature, thereby creating a neutral temperature environment. Both the weightlessness of your floating body and the water temperature give your brain the illusion that you are suspended in air (or perhaps Jell-O, as many floaters remark). Your brain waves slow down to theta level, a lovely dream state, and the brain releases endorphins. Floating in a float tank will reduce elevated levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. The Epsom salt solution will pull toxins and lactic acids from your body, aiding in the recovery process and lifting your mood. Epsom salt has been used for centuries for its many health benefits

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We have the largest enclosed floatation tanks in the San Francisco, Oakland Bay Area.

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Oakland floatation tanks. Float, Floatation Center and Art Gallery has the East Bay's largest Epsom salt float tanks. Sensory deprivation tanks are enclosed floatation therapy spas, that alow you to stop the world in a way you have not done since the womb.Floating in a float tank will reboot and rejuvenate body and mind. Reduce pain, increase circulation, decrease anxiety. Floating in a float tank will lift your mood, and by resting the brain to a 10% processing level and you will be more creative, relaxed and focused. Who says you can't float through life?