With 6 float tanks, and 3 different styles to choose from, Float On is Oregon’s largest float tank center a premier destination for anyone looking for a fun, relaxing, and unique experience while visiting Portland. Float On is located in the bustling Hawthorne business district, a stone’s throw away from some of Portland’s best restaurants, bookstores, cafes, and shops.
When you get out of the tank you’ll free refreshed, relaxed, and often in a good deal less pain than when you went in, making it a great way to recover from things like jet lag or an aching back from a long car trip. It also promotes deeper, more restful sleep.
If you’re not familiar with float tanks, you can think of them as perfect, insanely salty bath tubs. You float on your back in about a foot of water, which is saturated with 850 pounds of epsom salt. The rooms are soundproof, and when you turn out the light, totally dark. We do 90 minute floats throughout the day, and 2 and ½ hour floats at 11pm and 2am.
Getting rid of all that external sensory information lets the ‘constantly-make-sure-you’re-not-dying’ part of your brain chill out for a second, allowing the creative, relaxed part of your brain to come out and play. Without the constant pressure of analyzing the world around you, your body lowers its levels of cortisol, the main chemical component of stress. Your brain also releases elevated levels of dopamine and endorphins, the neurotransmitters of happiness.
Not having to fight gravity lets your muscles, joints, and bones take a well-deserved break. Your body suddenly has loads of extra resources (usually spent supporting your weight, regulating temperature, and trying not to get speeding tickets), which it gets to focus on things like healing and resting.
Visit floathq.com to browse the online schedule and book your appointment, or call 503-384-2620 to have them book an appointment for you