Can you float in your bathtub?

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We see this tongue in cheek question on social media often enough that we thought it might be time to formally address it.

If you are no more than 3 feet tall, weigh in at about 40lbs, and have water wings on all your limbs, you might be able to achieve a float-like experience – but we can assure you it will be nothing like the floatation therapy service provided by Urban Float.  Besides, we’re willing to bet most of you reading this are taller than 3 feet, likely weigh a little more than 40lbs, and probably have, at most, 2 water wings floating around your home.

The most common misconception for customers with this question is that soaking in Epsom salts in a bathtub is equal to floating in a float pod. While you can certainly enjoy the benefits of a good Epsom Salt soak at home, you most likely wont be able to float at home.  And here’s why…

At Urban Float, we use large quantities of medical grade ultra-pure Epsom Salt dissolved in purified, and continuously filtered, water to give you the buoyancy needed to float on top of the water like a cork.  With over 1,200 lbs. of Epsom Salt per pod, you can’t help but float on the surface – much like you would at the Dead Sea.  The water is heated to a perfect 93.5 degrees (skin temperature) so after a while you stop noticing where your body ends and the water begins.  Not only do we have a truckload of Epsom Salt in perfectly heated water, but our float pods also provide a very large surface area to float on – even the largest person can float without touching the walls!

In addition to the very unique water solution, at Urban Float you will find a private room that offers light and sound controlled environment to allow for a distraction free float – which is essential to achieving the desired result of total, uncompromised, smile inducing, unheard of, never felt before… relaxation.

Stop spending your money on salts you can only use once and then down the drain they go.  Visit Urban Float and take advantage of a floatation therapy experience like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.

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Announcing Corporate Memberships

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Floating is a great way to take a time out and give your body and mind a chance to let go of stress, tension, pain and completely reset. Many of our regular clients as professionals looking for a way to manage stress, perform at a higher level, and reach the next level in their career. Floating is a great way for your employees to cut out the noise, focus on solving business problems, or just simply being more creative in the work they do.

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When your employees step into an I-Sopod, the distractions of the outside world are eliminated – no sounds, no light, just total focus and clarity. This type of sensory reduction provides employees with a distraction free setting to internally tackle whatever challenges they are facing in life or work – ultimately creating a better more productive employee for you!

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Liz S., a Human Resources Manager based out of Bellevue, WA says “Our employees work very hard and we like to provide them with the best wellness options available. Our employees who take advantage of this great benefit appear to be able to handle would-be stressful situations with ease. Their happy, more productive, and we love it!”

Urban Float is excited to offer three levels of corporate memberships:

Of course we cater to businesses of all sizes. If you need a larger package for more employees, please contact us and we’ll have happy to provide a quote.

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Renew your body. Refresh your mind. Revive your senses. Live (and work!) at your PEAK!






Fremont Renovations

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We’re upgrading!

Starting today, February 2nd and for the next two weeks, ending February 16th, our Fremont location will be closed for upgrades and renovations! It’s our goal to bring the best float experience to our customers so we’re making some big (and some small) changes to our flagship Seattle location.

The biggest update coming is another I-Sopod Float Tank! That’s right, by popular demand we’ll be removing our float room and adding in a third float pod. The I-Sopod system is by far the most popular pod on the market and one our customers have requested be added. The addition of a third pod in Fremont will help our scheduling immensely!

We’re making additional changes to our rooms and float center to decrease the ambient noise even more. We know that life outside the pod can be loud so we’re working around the clock to implement more ways to remove it completely. These changes, along with some visual updates should REFRESH our Fremont location and make it much more enjoyable for our customers!

Our Kirkland location has a total of 6 I-Sopods and is scheduling now! Call (206) 257-4333 to book or just hit the BOOK A FLOAT button in the corner!

 

 

6 Reasons Why You Should Escape Into Nothing

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Looking for a reason on why you should try floating at Urban Float? Read below for six reasons on why you schedule today!

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DEEP RELAXATION

Have you ever had a massage, sitting there on a table trying to relax as someone (who in most instances you don’t know) attempts to make you feel better? Massages are great and extremely therapeutic, but they do not allow you to disconnect.

One of the biggest benefits to floating in an isolation pod is being able to completely disconnect and achieve that deep relaxation the body desperately desires. When you step into a float pod, you’re immersing your body in skin temperature epsom salt saturated water. In a nut shell, after 20 minutes of letting your body and mind calm down, you begin to unwind and completely relax.

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DEPRIVE YOUR SENSES

The world is loud, and we mean that in both the sound and visual sense of the word. The term REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) might not sound like the most ideal form of treatment, but believe it or not, it works and is great for you!

When you step into an Urban Float I-Sopod, you can completely tune out the world. It sounds different, but escaping into nothing is exactly what your mind wants. Once you deprive your senses, your mind can begin to relax and focus its efforts on the body. For those that don’t want to be completely shut off, ambient light and/or music is available.

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BRAIN RECHARGE

The only time your mind gets to rest is when you’re asleep, but sleep is very much required for our bodies to continue operation. When you float, you’re taking your mind to a place in which it can recharge itself and give you the same benefits of sleep while resetting your mind. In what we call the Beta state, gentle waves of relaxation ingulf your body, you’re not quite asleep but in a meditation like state as your body and mind disconnect. Weightlessness triggers parts of your brain that will allow you to completely relax and allow creative forms of energy pass through you giving you a sense of relief.

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JOINT & MUSCLE TREATMENT

Regardless of what you do for a living, your body is constantly taking an impact from day to day activities. With over 1200lbs of epsom salt per pod, you’re no longer fighting gravity. When you lay down, your entire body is instantly buoyant which releases the stress on your joints and muscles.

Floating is especially great for athletes as these studies have shown that floating relaxes the muscles allowing for lactic acid, cortisone and adrenalin build up to flow and dissipate faster. Floating also releases natural endorphins, otherwise known as natural pain killers.

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MAGNESIUM SOAKING

Your skin is somewhat of a sponge and floating in clean, filtered, epsom salt water is an additional benefit to floating. Epsom salt, a mineral compound of magnesium sulfate is also deficient in the average diet.

Allowing your skin to soak in all this goodness improves natural enzyme activity that helps reduce inflammation as well as prevent cardiovascular disease. Soak in these important nutrients, flush out toxins and ease migraines, headaches and other body ailments.

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ENDORPHIN BOOST

Laughing, working out and floating all share something similar, endorphins. Floating leads to feelings of euphoria and can do wonders for the rest of your body and immune system.

Just like working out, floating regularly can train your brain release endorphins on a more regular and consistent basis which of course leaves you feeling happy, relaxed and ready to take on or end the day.

Book your float today by visiting our Schedule page!