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The History of Floating

Float pods originally started as sensory deprivation tanks in the mid-1950s, exploring how the absence of light, sound, touch, and other stimuli affects the mind and body.

Physician and neuroscientist Dr. John Cunningham Lilly developed the first isolation tank to study how brains worked without sensory input, exploring the very nature of consciousness. In recent years, multiple scientific studies on restricted environmental stimulation therapy in float pods (floatation REST) have yielded reams of data about the benefits to creativity, productivity, and both physical and mental health.

Inngi Float’s floatation pods use the latest scientific and design practices to deliver unique, relaxing experiences with a myriad of benefits to newcomers and enthusiasts alike.

Floating Improves

  • Creative output, productivity and memory recall
  • Emotional awareness and processing
  • Problem-solving and decision making
  • Information absorption and learning
  • Mental acuity and focus
  • The presence of mood-boosting hormones like dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin
  • Growth of healthy brain tissues by neurogenesis
  • Metabolism, immune function, and electrolyte balance
  • Muscle performance and recovery
  • Circadian rhythm (sleep cycles)
  • Spinal cord and joint alignment
  • Blood circulation and injury recovery
  • Bone regeneration and hair / skin health

Floating Minimizes

  • Acute stress
  • Long-term anxiety
  • Depression
  • The power and frequency of panic attacks
  • The presence of mood-hindering hormones like epinephrine and cortisol
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart rate and muscle tension
  • Chronic pain and inflammation
  • The effects of fatigue and insomnia
  • Skeletal/joint pressure
  • Symptoms of fibromyalgia
  • The physical toll of pregnancy
  • The effects of aging

FLOATING FAQs

What is your cancelation policy?

There are no penalties for canceling more than 24 hours before your float – just give us a ring at (720) 408-2614. If you must cancel within 24 hours, we will charge you for the full float.

What kind of salt do you use?

We use pharmaceutical-grade magnesium sulfate, commonly known as Epsom salts. Every float session uses 1,200 pounds, dissolved in 10 inches of body temperature water. Epsom salts are known to offer anti-inflammatory benefits and help vasodilation to soothe aches and pains.

Is the water clean?

After every session, our pods are completely drained rather than circulated through a filter like a pool or hot tub. Inngi’s complete cleaning technology filters water and Epsom salts four different ways – twice – before it reenters the pod. Our staff is committed to the highest levels of cleanliness.

What do I wear while in the pod?

Nothing! Clothing activates your sense of touch and inhibits relaxation. Cleanliness is our priority and swimsuits can come with contaminants from a previous water adventure. We recommend floating nude.

What if I have to get out mid-session?

You have full control of your float experience. If you would like to leave during your session, simply stand up and lightly lift the lid of your meditation pod. 

Can I float while pregnant?

Yes! Floating is known to alleviate aches and pains common during pregnancy. If you are concerned, please speak with a medical professional prior to floating.

How should I prepare?

Plan on arriving 15 minutes early to your first appointment. We will orient you with our space, get to know you and your wellness needs, and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Prior to your float, refrain from consuming caffeine for at least two hours and avoid shaving for 24 hours. For more information, visit our New to Floating section.

What should I eat or drink before I float?

About an hour prior to your session, a light meal will ensure you are not focused on food or an appetite while you float. We recommend refraining from caffeinated drinks two hours prior to floating.

I have color-treated hair. Is that a problem?

No, that’s not a problem at all. We recommend that you wait to float until you have washed your hair a few times. After your float, wash your hair in warm water (rather than hot) to properly remove any remaining salt.