Floating is also sometimes referred to as R.E.S.T (Restricted Environmental Stimulus Therapy). In your session, you will enter a "Float Cabin" in which you will spend an hour or more in a warm, completely relaxed state, void of external distractions that we are presented with in our day to day lives.
Lying back, you will float effortlessly on the surface of highly concentrated Epsom salt solution. With your body in this zero-gravity like environment, it is no longer affected by the constant pull of weight and all of your muscle groups are allowed to relax.
With your body in a relaxed state, the absence of light and sound allows your mind to relax and open up to a new world of potential.
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Our extra-large cabins are the biggest in Albuquerque! They provide ample room for even big and tall people to stretch out and drift away. The sparkling clean water is automatically filtered and sanitized between each session.
Superior Float Experience
More Spacious (8' x 6' x 7')
Great for Taller People
Computerized Cleaning System
WHAT TO EXPECT
How to Prepare
Avoid shaving 2-4 hours before you float (the salt may make recently shaved areas sting).
Avoid getting your hair dyed for at least 7-14 days before your float. Dye should not still be bleeding out in water or onto towels. Please let us know if you've recently had your hair dyed so we can reschedule your appointment if needed as hair dye can bleed into the water and stain fiberglass.
Dress casually and comfortably.
You'll shower before (and after) your float, so feel free to forego any makeup, lotions, perfumes/colognes, etc.
It's best to come with your stomach not too empty and not too full (reduces body sensations like hunger and fullness).
Try to avoid consuming caffeine or other stimulants 3 hours prior to floating (this will make relaxation easier).
Avoid alcohol, drugs, and other substances on the day of your float (we do not allow people under the influence to float).
What to Bring
You do not need to bring a bathing suit (floating nude it best as it keeps detergents out of the water)
We supply: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, moisturizer (face and body), disposable ear plugs, a hair dryer, and water
You'll want to bring: Anything you want or need post shower that isn't listed above (like brushes, combs, etc.)
Outlining the Float Experience
New Flotation Clients Only: You'll receive a 10-minute orientation prior to your float.
You'll take a quick, 5-minute shower (making sure you remove all oils, make-up, lotions, etc.).
You'll enter the cabin and the automated flotation processes will begin.
When the lights and music begin to dim, your session has begun.
When your session has finished, the lights and music with slowly come back on.
Please exit the cabin at this time and the automated filtration process will begin shortly.
Take 5-10 minutes to shower (make sure you get the inside of your ears), get dressed, and exit the float room.
You're welcome to take your time after your float to have some water, to use our facilities, to relax in our lounge, or to enjoy another service.
Find Answers to Frequently Asked Questions here!
How do I prepare for a float?
Other than following the advice above, not much! You'll want to make sure that you allow yourself enough time to enjoy your float and not feel rushed. After your float you'll likely be in a relaxed state of mind so allow yourself some extra time to enjoy the after effects! You can hang out in our lounge, write in our float journal, or just meditate on your experience.
What if I'm claustrophobic?
We get this question a lot! Usually people feel pretty comfortable after they see the SIZE of our float CABINS. They are a LOT larger than the tanks and pods at other float centers and are like a room within a room. They are 6 feet wide, 8 feet long, and 7 feet high so there is plenty of room to stretch out without hitting the sides during your float. Of course, if you experience any anxiety regarding the space during your float, you can easily turn on the lights or push the door open. Don't worry, the door on the cabin doesn't lock!
Can I float if I am pregnant?
Absolutely! Floating during pregnancy is a beautiful thing. Many expecting mothers experience stress on the body from the added weight and stress on the mind and emotions from hormonal changes (and the coming life changes). Relaxing in a float takes the weight off and allows your mind and body some much needed rest! It's a great place to reflect and sometimes moms can even hear the baby's heartbeat!
Do I need to book appointments in advance?
Most of the time, yes. We do allow last minute bookings for floats when there is a time slot available but it's best to book ahead so you can make sure your reservation is saved for you.
To book, call us at 505.205.1475 or click the button below to book online.
How clean is the water?
Very clean! It is treated for 20 minutes between each customer by pumping the water through filters, passing it through UV Light, and adding a bit of H2O2 too! We do NOT use Chlorine or Bromine because we believe in clean and safe water, not toxic water. We also clean our cabins and rooms from top to bottom on a regular basis using naturally based cleaners.