Floating has been around for decades, invented by John C. Lily in 1954 as part of the National Institute of Health. In the early 1980s float tanks saw a lot of media, including articles in Omni, the New York Times, and even Saturday Night Live. There were dozens of university-backed research studies on the beneficial effects of floating. In the late ’80s the float tank industry in the US rapidly declined, and most centers shut down their doors before 1990; fear caused by the AIDS epidemic is generally credited with the swift rate of declination. In the early 2000s small float centers emerged here and there, but there was no real activity until 2010. Larger float centers began to open again, and some of the first commercially viable centers in years began attracting large amounts of customers. Now there are about 200 float centers in the United States, up from only dozens in 2000.


BENEFITS OF FLOATING

The density of the salt water puts the floater in an environment where approximately 80% of the gravity we usually feel is no longer affecting our body. We use a large portion of our mental and physical resources counteracting the force of gravity on a moment to moment basis, and the relief of this effort leaves our body with a surplus of energy and processing power at its disposal. When left with this abundance, our body spends its efforts on resting, recuperating, and healing anything that needs attention. In addition to this, the gravity-reduced environment allows our body to decompress, especially throughout the joints and spinal column.

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Benefits of Gravity Reduction

The density of the saltwater puts the floater in an environment where approximately 80% of the gravity we usually feel is no longer affecting our body. We use a large portion of our mental and physical resources counteracting the force of gravity on a moment to moment basis, and the relief of this effort leaves our body with a surplus of energy and processing power at its disposal. When left with this abundance, our body spends its efforts on resting, recuperating, and healing anything that needs attention. In addition to this, the gravity-reduced environment allows our body to decompress, especially throughout the joints and spinal column.

Benefits of Sensory Deprivation

We live in a world that is over brimming with sensory stimulation. Our brains take in this information and look for warning of potential danger. This was an efficient system when the only fast moving objects around us were lions pouncing out of bushes to attack. However, our modern world of blinking advertisements, speeding cars, and honking horns overwhelm this system. Our fight-or-flight response is constantly firing creating unwarranted levels of emotional and physical stress.

INTRODUCING BUOYANT

A tranquil place to relax mind and body in a sensory-free, gravity-free environment.
Opening in Rock Hill and Chesterfield in early 2017.