Renew Your Mind and Body with Floatation Therapy
Disconnect from the Hustle and Bustle
You’re surrounded in darkness, and everything is peaceful, quiet, and still. No, you’re not sleeping under the stars on a summer night or taking a nap on the world’s comfiest hammock. You’re at Art of Floating, a state-of-the-art float center in Bloomsburg. Since 2013, they’ve helped people disconnect from the distractions of everyday life and simply relax.
Floating involves spending time in an isolation tank, which is designed to reduce stress, muscle tension, and pain. Each tank contains ten inches of water and 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt, which helps you float effortlessly. The tank also reduces light and sound so you can reflect and mediate.
Whether you’re a first timer or a floating guru, you’re sure to feel refreshed after a trip to Art of Floating. They’re even offering a deal so you can try it out with a friend.
Feel-good vibes as soon as you walk in.
Art of Floating is tucked among the historic homes and stately trees along the Susquehanna River. You’ll feel right at home as you kick off your shoes and settle in the cozy waiting area. The relaxing, welcoming atmosphere will help you unwind before you even start your session.
Art of Floating has five tanks, each with their own private room. The rooms are fully stocked with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, towels, washcloths, and earplugs. You can also bring your own supplies if you prefer.
Floating 101: What to Expect During Your Float
Before you start, you’ll take a quick shower. Then it’s time to get in the tank. No worries about sinking—floating is effortless thanks to the high concentration of Epsom salt. Your body will bob to the water’s surface as soon as you get in.
Once you close the door, the tank limits external sounds and light. The dark, quiet environment allows your brain to take a break from the sensory overload you face in day-to-day life. If you’re afraid of the dark, you can leave the door cracked. However, complete darkness will help you fully relax and get the most out of your experience.
The water is about 93.5 degrees, the same temperature as your skin. This creates a feeling of weightlessness, as if you’re floating through outer space. After a few minutes, your body will loosen up and your thoughts will drift off.
A soft light will turn on in the tank when your session is over. Take a shower to wash off the salt and make your way to the post-float room. This area is full of comfy furniture, books, and puzzles. Cozy up with a mug of hot cinnamon tea and make yourself at home.
Everyone deserves a little self-care.
Art of Floating serves a wide range of ages and interests, from students to business professionals to senior citizens. After all, everyone can use a little escape from their hectic schedules. Taking time to get away from it all will leave you feeling refreshed and energized.
Floating also taps into a part of the brain that you normally don’t access, which boosts your creativity and raises your personal awareness. Some people use the time to “have a conversation with themselves” and assess their goals and dreams. Others use floating as a tool to visualize success, such as completing a race or reaching toward a new step in their career.
The benefits of floating extend beyond relaxation. Floating also has physical benefits and can help relieve muscle tension and chronic pain. The antigravity feeling and the soothing salts ease pressure and tension in the body. It’s a great way to recover from a tough workout or relieve those aches and pains.
More than just floating.
For a little extra relief and relaxation, check out Art of Floating’s bodywork services. A deep tissue massage will work out the knots and help you loosen up. Ease your muscle tension with a cupping session or tuning fork therapy.
Open new doors and find inspiration at Art of Floating’s personal development classes. These workshops that will teach you how to change your mindset, boost positive thinking, and set goals.
Ready to try it?
Art of Floating offers 60 and 90-minute floats. They also have memberships so you can make floating a regular part of your self-care routine.
Floating is like meditation—the more you do it, the longer the calming effects will last. Start on your road to relaxation and book an appointment. For a limited time, bring a friend, and you can score a special discount from our deals section.