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An introduction to float therapy

Updated: Jan 20, 2023

A Float Tank also known as a sensory deprivation tank, is a zero gravity environment designed to help your mind and body relax, recover, and rest. When you begin your float therapy you will enter a quiet and serene, calming environment. All external stimuli will be eliminated.

What you will find in the float room:

  • A floatation tank filled with water and a high concentration of epsom salt solution, approximately 1000lbs of salt

  • The water matches your skin temperature at 94 degrees

  • A button to start and stop your experience

  • The tank and room are soundproofed to limit external distractions

No light. No noise. No sound.

Sensory deprivation acts as a powerful therapeutic tool to achieve extreme relaxation. REST therapy provides benefits both mental and physical, including:

  • Increasing blood flow

  • Pain relief

  • Stress reduction

  • Increases dopamine and endorphins

  • Increase creativity

  • Helps to regulate and maintain sleep schedule

Many people recognize the benefits and life changing power of frequent floating. Athletes, business men and women, stressed moms, students, those battling mental illness, and so many others.


90% of our brains regular workload is spent responding to sound, temperature, gravity and light, according to scientists.

Our Float tanks are designed to shut out the constant stimuli, allowing your musculoskeletal and nervous system a time out, offering complete relaxation.

Floating induces the minds ability to enter a state called THETA, or a dream like state. This is a very powerful state of mind for your brain. This is where our deepest learning and imaginative processes exist.

Most people can only access a state of Theta through deep sleep or mediation, which can be very difficult for some people. Floating allows your brain to enter this state easily and effortlessly.

REST Therapy has physical benefits as well as cognitive including:

  • Decrease blood pressure

  • Ease muscle tension

  • Regulate heart rate

  • Increase oxygen supply and vital nutrient distribution

  • Strengthens your immune system

  • Resets chemical imbalance in the brain

  • Decreases stress

  • Induces dopamine production (this is a neurotransmitter responsible for allowing you to feel pleasure, satisfaction and motivation)

With all of these benefits its no wonder floaters report immediate feelings of joy and relaxation.

The Epsom salt solution provided in our float tanks offer many therapeutic benefits as well. Magnesium Sulfate is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body. Adequate magnesium levels can help to promote good sleep, Add volume to your hair, and helps exfoliate your skin. Providing a natural outward glow to match the inward glow that is produced after a REST session.


Like any other wellness practice the more you do it the more comfortable your mind and body will become with this practice. Each session builds on the prior session offering a more immersive experience.

While some people prefer to schedule REST sessions around significant events like job interviews, that big Test, pregnancies or the next family reunion, others that are really stressed prefer to float once or twice a week to help calm their minds and bodies. This is strictly a personal preference.

Whatever your situation, here at Cypris we want to help you achieve the sort of feelings our tanks can provide. Life is easier to enjoy when you are happy, relaxed and healthy.

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Today was my fifth floating experience at Cypris Wellness Spa. It was legitimately the most relaxed I have ever felt leaving a spa experience. In fact, afterward, my mind was so still I forgot to take my son lunch. Moreover, I forgot I had a son. :) Totally kidding. is true that we are so used to stimulation that it is very hard to shut down your mind and even calm your heart rate the first few times you float. My advice is to have grace for yourself - floating is honestly like no other spa experience I have ever had in my life. You really should commit to floating at least 3 times. For those with neck or…

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