What To Expect from Saltwater Floatation

I changed into my swimsuit, took a shower, opened the pod and went inside. I was kneeling as I pulled down the cover, leaving a small gap so I can still see the room. I lied down on my back and floated instantly over the saltwater. The light was changing colors as I tried to look around inside the chamber while I float. Everything was quiet, so still, and so soothing. I still can't decided if I'll leave the light on, if I'll enclose myself inside or leave the pod open. The water temperature was perfect, and I just closed my eyes and relaxed.

When I arrived at SALTWATER FLOAT CENTER with my sister-in-law, we were immediately briefed about the the float pods (some call it float tank or sensory deprivation chamber). Mark, the owner, and his staff were very accommodating and clearly explained how floatation works, what's in the pod, what we need to do, etc.  The center is very new and there are still some improvements being made. I hope they can maintain the cleanliness of the facility.

Floatation therapy is relatively new in the country, but there are already many float centers abroad, like in Canada, Austratlia, and USA.

An isolation tank, usually called a sensory deprivation tank (also known as flotation tank) is a lightless, soundproof tank filled with salt water at skin temperature, in which individuals float. They were first used in 1954 to test the effects of sensory deprivation.  NBA star Stephen Curry reportedly uses a sensory-deprivation tank every two weeks. - wikipedia.org

Watch how it works!

What is a float tank?
  • Float tanks/pods/sensory deprivation tanks allow you to cut off all sensory inputs and induce a deep state of relaxation. 
  • Air can flow in and out, and the lid never locks or latches
  • 8 ft. long, 5 ft. wide
  • Tank is saturated with 1000 lbs. of Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate), creating a solution more buoyant than the Dead Sea
    • lets you float instantly even on shallow water
  • Water is kept at a comfortable temperature of 34° C
  • The floatation tank is almost sound proof; you can switch the light off and close the lid for complete darkness
  • Water goes through a filtration and sanitation process after every use

Guests need to read and sign a waiver before the therapy. Zoom in so you can see what are the do's and don'ts when you plan to float.

Welcome Basket:
A basket with towel, water, ear plugs, and hair conditioner will be given before you enter the air-conditioned room.
There's a spray bottle of fresh water which you can use to rinse your face or eyes if saltwater gets in your eyes -- it will sting a bit.

There are private 2 rooms, with one pod and a shower area.  Each floatation lasts 90 minutes.

The center also has slippers you can borrow, a powder room with hair dryer and toiletries to make your experience more comfortable.

It was a first for both of us and we can't wait to start.

What are the benefits of floating:
  • Deep Relaxation
  • Stress Relief
  • Pain Relief
  • Treat Anxiety
  • Improve Mood
  • Deepen Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Improve Blood Circulation
  • Reduce Blood Pressure
  • Greatly Improve Sleep

Epsom salt, name derived from Epsom in Surrey, England where it was discovered, is actually a mineral compound believed to have many health benefits. Magnesium Sulfate is absorbed by the body when dissolved in water and used as baths or foot soak. This promotes better sleep and stress reduction, helps reduce pain and swelling especially for exercise and sports recovery. Also aids in digestion.

Unlike lying on a mattress, lying in water allows blood to flow freely all throughout your body. There’s no need to readjust your position to get comfortable. Research shows that about 40 minutes into your float, your brain stops producing its normal Alpha and Beta waves and starts going deeper into a Theta and even Delta state -- the deep state of relaxation only floating provides.

It was a unique sensorial experience for me, free from all the stress and worries. After floating for over an hour, I was ready to hit the sack. Try floatation therapy now!

Mark and I at the Saltwater Float Center

Call and book your session today!  2 hours per slot.
The Sapphire Bloc, Garnet Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Call/text: 0927-4990888

Regular Float Rate:
P2,800 for 1 pod (max. 2 hours use)
Special Introductory Rate, until November 30, 2018:
P1,800 for 1 pod (max. 2 hours use)
P3,000 for 2 pods, booked at the same time slot (go by pair, max. 2 hours per pod)
You can buy GCs in advance.

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