COVID-19 UPDATE:

As of 3:45pm on Monday, March 16th the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario advised all Registered Massage Therapists to cancel all non-essential massage therapy appointments.

Please understand that your health and wellbeing is important to us, as such we are trying to be responsible and do what we can to help flatten the curve. Effective immediately Atlas Therapeutic will be closed until further notice. We do this out of a sense of civic responsibility and feel that keeping the clinic open at a time like this goes against our desire to care properly for our clients. This decision was not made lightly and will have a great financial impact on all of our staff and ourselves, however the health of our clients and staff, their families and friends and the greater community is far more important. We feel that by acting now, as we all should, we can help to limit the impact and severity of the current situation, but this has to be a group effort in order to be effective, therefore we ask that you follow the recommendations made by our governments and ministries and avoid all non-essential services.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office at 705-745-8869. Although we will not be keeping our regular office hours, we will do our best to answer the phone or return calls in a timely manner.

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Float Into a State of Calm

Float tank therapy (also known as sensory deprivation therapy or REST therapy) involves relaxing in a soundproof and lightproof tank and floating in body-temperature water that is heavily saturated with Epsom salts. The salinated water allows you to float effortlessly and comfortably without touching the sides or bottom of the float tank.

The effect of the water at body temperature creates pleasant blurring between your body and the surrounding environment. This helps to enhance mindfulness, ease the body, and make for a profoundly relaxing experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

People float to relieve stress, recover from injuries,
fight addiction, eliminate chronic pain, and
much more. Discover the answers to some of the common questions about float therapy.

– AVOID CAFFIENE 3-4 HOURS PRIOR
– IF YOU DYE YOUR HAIR, WAIT 10 DAYS OR 3 WASHES
– DO NOT SHAVE OR WAX THE DAY OF YOUR FLOAT
– DO NOT EAT A LARGE MEAL IMMEDIATELY BEFORE
– IF YOU TEND TO BE RESTLESS A 10-20 MINUTE WALK BEFORE YOUR FLOAT CAN HELP
– BRING A BRUSH AND STYLING PRODUCTS IF NEEDED
– IF YOU WEAR CONTACTS BRING SOLUTION AND A CASE

For the Ladies:
– If you have your period, pool rules apply (Let us know if you have any questions)
– Some women experience a slight stinging sensation, this does pass, but if it is too distracting you can use the petroleum jelly provided to limit the discomfort

Give it time, it can take up to 3 floats to become comfortable and feel the full affects of the therapy.

Nope, just yourself. We provide you with everything else you need including towels. However, if you wear contacts bringing a case and solution is a must so you can take them out during your float for comfort in the tank.

Float sessions last 60-90 minutes, and and it takes most people an average of 20 minutes to get out of their head and into the tank.

Some people are concerned that they may fall asleep and be at risk of drowning, but the water is so buoyant you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.

People with claustrophobia consistently report no problems with floating, and because our tanks are spacious with optional lighting, you can create an experience to fit your comfort level.

The salt water is fully filtered between each float to ensure a safe and clean environment.

You can’t sink. The 850 pounds of epsom salt in the water takes care of that while you lie on your back.

The water is kept at 93.5 degrees. This is skin-receptor neutral, which means you lose track of where your body ends and the water begins.