Health And Wellness
People float to relieve stress, recover from injuries, fight addiction, eliminate chronic pain, and much more.
Studies indicate that floating increases your dopamine and endorphin levels, boosting your mood and leaving you with a pleasant afterglow that lasts for days afterwards.
Without the need to fight gravity or take-in external information, you’ll likely experience the most complete relaxation you’ve ever felt.
Everything you experience while floating comes from within yourself. It’s the perfect time to reflect on your life, and reports of creative and personal insights abound.
Float tanks can also be thought of as training wheels for meditation. After about 30-45 minutes of floating, your mind starts producing theta brainwaves, which are responsible for that ‘between waking & sleeping’ state.
After years of practice, people can enter theta state through deep meditation. Float tanks get you there with hardly any effort at all.
Flotation Therapy at Atlas Therapeutic
Although float tanks have been in use for several decades, it is through modern research that the positive health benefits of this means of therapy are starting to emerge.
These benefits include stress and pain relief and the ability for the body and mind to go into a sort of total relaxation by removing external stimuli. Thomas H. Fine at the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Ohio found that the therapy can offer both immediate and temporary muscle tension and pain relief.
Other benefits that have been measured in scientific research include better quality sleep and relief of insomnia symptoms, pain relief for those with fibromyalgia, reduced anxiety, and even assistance with overcoming addiction.
Float therapy can even induce a surge of creativity – in one study 40 university students increased their creativity scores on a standardized test after a single hour-long session.
Top athletes regularly float and are vocal about the benefits, include gold-medal gymnast Aly Raisman, Tom Brady and Julian Edelman of the NFL, and Steph Curry of the NBA.
If you suffer from chronic pain, muscle tension, stress, anxiety, or insomnia – float therapy could be a viable option for you.
With nothing to distract you, your level of concentration and knowledge absorption is astonishing. Your mind is free to mull things over without distraction, your brain waves slow down, and your body gets to rest, de-stress, and heal.
While floating, your ears stay just below the water, and the tanks are insulated against sound. Noise from the outside doesn’t reach you. After you shut the door and turn off the light, you float in total darkness. The outside world is gone, and amazing things happen.
It turns out that when you’re not fighting gravity or constantly taking in
information your body has a lot of extra resources at its disposal.
Contraindications for floating:
- Those with epilepsy and medically controlled
- Those with incontinence not medically controlled
- Those with kidney or respiratory infections
- Those with infectious diseases or contagious skin conditions
- Those with injuries or open bleeding wounds
- Those under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Those who have been medically advised not to float
Floatation Therapy Pricing
1 hr: $55
This session allows for up to one hour in the tank with 5 minutes to shower before and 10 minutes after your float.
1 1/2 hr: $70
Floating for the First Time with Atlas Therapeutic?
We offer an introductory rate of $45 for your first 1 hour float session.
Take $20 off your float when you book another service the same day!
Sessions com with an RMT receipt for the full amount of the treatments and show as massage and hydrotherapy, which can be claimed under most benefit plans.
*Prices subject to change and do not include HST*