“I can just float in my tub.”
Oh boy, this is the #1 trolly comment we get on social media. (Can you guess what #2 is ?🎈)
Anyhoo, anyone who thinks they can float in their tub at home simply does not understand what floating is, so it’s time to drop some #floatfacts ! Floating is about removing all sensory input for 90 minutes so your body and mind can get as much rest as humanly possible. This requires an environment that is soundproof, light tight, temperature regulated, and at least a half ton of Epsom Salt dissolved in lot and lots of water. ⠀⠀
So, to the original point of the “tub float”:
• Our float tanks are AT LEAST 8ft x 4ft, so anyone can stretch out comfortably. Your tub is not.
⠀⠀ • The temperature in our tanks is regulated and sustained at around 94.5°F (average skin temp) through the duration of a session (90 minutes) so that our clients lose physical sensation of their body and feel neither hot nor chilly. ⠀⠀
• Our tanks have AT LEAST 1,000lbs of epsom salt dissolved in 10 inches of water. This is what makes you float. Your tub might fall through the ceiling with that amount of salt. You wouldn’t be able to dissolve it to begin with because you can’t regulate temperature in your tub for an extended period (it takes hours to dissolve in a float tank). It would cost you just under $1k to buy that much salt. Your plumbing would not be happy after your home float, which would essentially be you sitting on a pile of wet, undissolved salt sludge for however long it takes you to realize you should have just booked a float with us.
⠀⠀ • Your tub is not in a soundproof room. If you have kids, they likely have some sort of homing device attached to you to let them know when you’re trying to relax, so they can start making requests and having conversations through the bathroom door.
⠀⠀ • Your bathroom isn’t light proof. You could totally wear one of those sleeping masks, though, since you’ll be sitting upright, in a small tub, not actually floating. ⠀⠀ • When done right, floating decreases blood pressure, anxiety, physical pain. It improves sleep and speeds recovery. The resulting meditation boosts mood, heightens senses and opens minds.