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!
Address4530 SE Hawthorne BlvdPortland, OR 97215
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Float On: 4530 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR 97215 - 503.384.2620