The pod is designed to block out the outside world, leaving you at ease after every float. In addition to 200 gallons of water and 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt are added to increase your buoyancy – this creates an effortless floating experience. Epsom salt is essentially magnesium, containing healing properties in itself as it is absorbed through the skin. The water in the pod is kept at 93 degrees, a skin-receptor neutral temperature, which tricks the brain into losing track of where your body ends and the water begins.
Benefits of the float pod include physical ones such as reducing stress, sleeping better, easing chronic pain, and fighting addiction. The spiritual benefits are tailored to you; some finally solve a problem that they have been thinking about for weeks, some reflect on life, and some just relax. Floating is the perfect time to meditate, as 30-45 minutes into your float your brain begins theta wave production, entering an extreme state of relaxation, a state between sleeping and being awake.
Sensory deprivation, eliminating all five senses, is essential to the float pod experience. Without any distractions by your senses, your body is better able to focus on healing itself. Lights and music are available for use and the lid can be kept open if it is easier to relax.
If there is any water contamination, either voluntary or involuntary, during your float session you will be charged a $1200 cleaning fee.