This was my husband and my first time floating. The staffing was extremely helpful in getting us started and answering questions. The facilities are spotlessly clean. The floating experience itself was amazing. The 90 minutes went by very fast. I was not sure how I would like it, but we both very much enjoyed it. I felt relaxed all day and well into the the next few days. We would definitely go again - just wish there were facilities closer to home.
.......I couldn't possibly put into words what this experience was like. Amazing doesn't really sum it up. It was peaceful, relaxing, invigorating, enlightening all rolled up into one amazing 90 minutes. The best part of this was that the feeling of lightness and peace lasted the entire night and into the next day!
Both my husband and I floated, a first for us both. We would do it again and again and again. It was a great place to experience and the folks there were so very Zen :) The tea before and after was very good as well.
The 90 minute soak might seem intimidating to first time soakers. I had only ever done 60 minutes before. I can't tell you how much of a difference it makes! I, personally, am really fidgety, so it takes me a while to relax. Then the extra time, i *really* relaxed - Other Worldly Relaxed. It was great. The place itself is great. I love the personal rooms with showers and the privacy to get yourself together. The people are all super nice and just talking to them is calming. And I like that they offer you tea and water when you are done, to encourage you to enjoy the calm for a little while more. 1 tip - bring a comb. I totally forgot and after you shower, it's nice to be able to do your hair. I think they have something worked out with one of the nearby salons to blow dry your hair as well, but I'm not totally sure on those details. I can't wait to go back!
You, there! Float, here.I have nothing but great things to say about this place and the people who run it. They're all extremely knowledgeable and passionate about floating, and for good reason. At first it sounds unreasonable that you would/could enjoy spending 90 minutes in an enclosed dark space floating in 10 inches of salt water this much. You can, and you will, and the time will slip by in a stream of pleasant sighs. Also, they're more than happy to extend your time in the tank if there's no one scheduled after you.The in-tank experience varies, but one factor common to almost everyone is relaxation and unwinding. Once you come out of the tank there's a sense of renewal and freshness to all your experience. The sandwich I had post-float was a sandwich of the gods, though I honestly think that it had less to do with a miraculous sandwich and more to do with my taste buds enjoying a newfound clarity of sense. Also, you know those "colors" in the world--blues, greens, and what not? Pretty great, right? They're even better after a float. On a note related to customer service: I was recently on my way to a job interview when I had to deal with a printer from hell. You know the ones, the printers which just stop printing when you have anything of import to print. Ten articles explaining the sea-horse body shape, sure, no problem, Sir. One resume? Screw you buddy, error occurred. I was forced to impose on the fine people at Float On out of desperation, and they were nice enough to not only print my resume for me, no problem, but furthermore give me directions that helped me get to the interview on time despite my delay. I love Float On! You will too!
I hate to admit, i was a skeptic at first. I didn't know what to expect entering a float tank for the first time. It took me a minute to really relax, and let my mind relax. But once i realized that everyone has their own experiences in the float tank, and not every float is the same i was able to let go and really enjoy my experience. I floated on a Friday and i think i had the best weekend ever! i would never classify myself as an artist, but all i did the weekend after was draw... I had a overwhelming sense of happiness that lasted with me a long time...until next Friday; today. I decided that i need to keep this a part of my life. I just am a little tight on cash. But the awesome thing is that the guys at Float On offer a volunteer program! You pitch in around the store for 4 hours (i think) and you get a free float. Awesome. Try it. You wont forget it!!!
I am thrilled to boast, loud and proud, that I now know what a Thanksgiving Turkey must feel like when the chef who prepares it opts to use a brine to insure tenderness and full flavor!"I've said it before and I'll say it again, the best way to get flavorful poultry, regardless of how it is prepared, is to start with a brine...""A food scientist explains how a soak in a salt solution makes lean meat juicier and more flavorful..."Some of the benefits to remember whether or not you experience an out of body experience or can't imagine shutting the tank door all of the way, or choose to leave the little blue light shining:"...soaking in a bath with Epsom salt, which is high in magnesium, is one of the easiest ways to get a boost."I swear my jeans were looser when I pulled them on directly following my 90 minutes of chilling out in Float Tank #1.According to reputable sources "floatation therapy is very effective at lowering the stress hormone cortisol which causes anxiety and contributes to weight gain."I felt so wonderful, a sense of peace and calm washed over me as I stepped into the lobby of Float On. Whoa! Wait a second, not when I first walked through the doors. No, at that point I was excited, a bit nervous and had really high expectations of what I was about to experience.I was greeted by name and immediately shown to my float room, where a fluffy towel, a robe, some shower shoes, ear plugs, and other little items were neatly set out for my use. In the corner of the room was a nice sized shower. I closed the door to the room, disrobed, showered, then stepped into the large float tank which had a little blue light shining. I immediately laid down and floated, closed the door and turned off the light. Within a short time I felt a brief sense of panic, had to open the door, just a bit and even turned on the light.After taking a few deep breathes, I was able to relax and enjoy, turn the light off, and even close the door. I found that I thought of very little except for how my body felt, what I felt, and what I didn't feel, my legs felt completely weightless. I stretched, I tried different positions, and I generally rested and relaxed. Initially I was concerned that 90 minutes seemed too long, but it wasn't. I had no sense of time passing one way or the other, when I thought I heard music, I slowly sat up, popped the door open, removed the earplugs and gingerly stepped out into the softy lit room. I couldn't resist the urge to check the time, and yep, it was just over 90 minutes. I stepped into the shower where lovely organic body wash was ready for me to use and then rinsed off. After dressing, I stepped into the lobby, where "I felt so wonderful, a sense of peace and calm washed over me..."I look forward to floating again, once a month sounds good to me, or whenever life seems like it is getting a bit too out of control.I think everyone should try it, even you folks who are claustrophobic, you don't have to close the tank door all of the way to get some of the wonderful benefits. Just make sure you reserve one of the two large float tanks, #1 or #2, the rest of you have two more tanks to try, I can't wait to hear how you all like them.
To begin, there is nothing quite like it. Floating is one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. It's just like getting to know yourself on your own terms. When they say that it's like floating through outer space, they really mean it. I have never had so much clarity in my entire life. I was able to perform complex math equations that I had never learned how to do. The world felt so much more real and within my control. I highly recommend floating. It turns you into a whole new person. The environment of Float On is friendly, approachable and yet calming. The owners are extremely passionate about floating and all the benefits. When you walk in, you are greeted by friendly folks. They give you a tour of the facility and explain in great deal the benefits of floating. They provide everything you need, so just bring yourself. Enjoy your time floating!
Float On is an amazing place! I was a bit nervous going into it- I'm a bit claustrophobic, and I have a really hard time sitting still. Seriously. I was afraid that I would feel more panicked than relaxed. But after just two minutes of "oh my god, where am I?" something came over me and for the next 88 minutes I completely blissed out. Floating is an amazing, wild, other-wordly experience. You really can't tell where your body ends and space begins. I felt almost immediately calm and that lasted for days afterward. My senses blurred all together- your sense of touch is subject to the same crazy spacey blackness as your sense of sight. It's amazing. I didn't expect that this experience would effect me so much and make me so happy. I seriously fell asleep that night grinning, the weightlessness of the float still in my muscle memory, feeling calm and centered to my core. Like nothing else I could have imagined! Floating is probably incredible no matter what your current state of mind, but I would also seriously recommend it if you're feeling less than awesome. I have been really stressed out and feeling completely unable to relax, and floating really did it for me in a way that other things (acupuncture, massage) haven't. I'm going to recommend it to friends in distress- instead of saying "you need a massage," I'll tell them to go float! It's super affordable too, compared to any other self-care indulgence I can think of. I'll definitely be coming back. The staff and owners are also amazing and do so much to make sure that you have a great experience, and they really care about making you comfortable. The robes and towels are fluffy and soft. The space is lovely and inviting. One thing- follow their advice before your float and don't put your hands near your face! Salt in your eyes stings, but is easily avoided. At the same time it's no big deal if it happens, and it's no big deal to step out of the tank for a second (as I was told it wouldn't be). I got salt in my eyes, jumped in and out, and quickly returned to outer space. In short- try it! I'm definitely going back on the regular.
My husband and i did our first float tonight and it was amaaaazing - more relaxing than we ever imagined! Staff was very friendly and genuinely cared about our experience there. . . it was very clean and we are definitely going back for another float! Float On Portland!
I really enjoyed my experience at Float On. The staff are well-trained, experienced and the customer service is excellent. For a beginner I would say start with the Ocean tank - being said by someone who decided to jump right in and try the Void tank. I am someone who has a fear of closed, dark spaces, so I was antsy to try it, but I thought screw it - I have to try it - I paid for it - and I'm so glad I did it!It took about 1/3 of the time for me to settle in (and not hit any walls), but seriously, it broke my fear of dark spaces in one session! I became deeply relaxed and my body awareness was incredible . With ear plugs in, you really can hear everything in your body. From creaks to gurgles, but most amazingly, your breath becomes so rhythmic and expansive.By about halfway through, I had the sense of twirling in circles, but what was more intense were the numerous muscle spasms my body was going through. There were moments of twitches in my legs, calves and even my neck! I felt a mild chillness, like an icy-hot pack, on my back and then the feeling of my spine lengthening - I felt so tall and stretched out in the tank! A few times I would tap a wall with my pinkie or toe, but it was gentle and didn't startle me. I do suggest that if you have long hair, wear it down or in a lose pony tail. I had mine up in a clip and I would get air bubbles through my hair every time I moved. But also, it's incredibly hard to get a tight pony tail out when your hair is covered in Epsom salt.Also, if you experience nausea while in the tank, it may be due to increased lymphatic movement in your body. The lymphatic system in our body is responsible for waste removal, fluid balance and immunity. Floating lets your body get to work removing waste in the system. When nausea occurs - focus on your breathing, but if it gets worse, get up slowly and open the door to the tank to get some fresher air.I left feeling like I had the best massage in my life - no pain - but airy and light. I slept really well that night as well and I know I'll be back for more. I think I'll get some bodywork done beforehand too for an even more relaxed experience. Also, the discounts and volunteer work they provide are perfect for people who are tight on cash. Thanks again Quinn and the rest of the crew for providing such an incredible healing experience!
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