Welcome to iSofloat
San Antonio’s First Premier Float Therapy Center
Relaxation, Restoration and Recovery
like you have never experienced before.
Benefits for your Body & Mind
Our brains and bodies are bombarded by our environment. We get overwhelmed, and the stress can physically manifest into pain. When floating you achieve a level of physical relaxation that is beyond that which you receive when sleeping due to the lack of external stimulation. While floating, research shows that large areas of your brain are liberated from their normal task of processing signals from the nervous system and organs, which allows your brain to enter the theta state or “dream state”.
- Promotes Mindfulness
- Relaxation response
- Visualization & self-awareness
- Creativity & problem solving
- Pain management
- Reduces anxiety
- Promotes great sleep
- Reduces cortisol
- Improves Health
- Lowers heart rate
- Decreases blood pressure
- Muscle recovery
- Helps with depression
- Spinal health
- Increased immune function
Why Float Therapy?
Clinical research has shown that profound relaxation in a float room triggers the production of endorphin’s Secretion of endorphin’s leads to feelings of happiness, modulation of appetite, release of sex hormones, and enhancement of your immune system. With high endorphin levels, we feel less pain and fewer negative effects of stress.
While floating you will notice your breath deepen, and in turn your heart rate slows down. The pressure of gravity is taken off the joints and muscles and the body as a whole is put in to a high state of physical relaxation. Both blood pressure and oxygen intake are reduced but at the same time blood flow and the distribution of red blood cells increase.
Best for Athletes
Best for Athletes
Physical exercise can cause a build-up of lactic acid, which is often experienced as pain and a cramping of the muscles. Floating resets the body’s chemical and metabolic balance, thus reducing the risk of over training. Modern training methods focus on helping the athlete to master the perfect synchronicity between mind, body and emotion.
Zero Side Effects
Zero Side Effects
There are no negative side effects of floating. All the effects of deep sensory relaxation are wholly beneficial and work simultaneously at a physical, mental, and emotional level. Floating is the fastest, easiest, and safest means of achieving a dramatic improvement in the quality of day-to-day living.
We believe the opportunity to float in a
warm, weightless, quiet environment
is a gift to humanity.
Relax . Rejuvenate . Recover.
The ultimate in relaxation and healing in San Antonio
If you have any questions; don’t be shy… Contact our friendly staff and they will be glad to help!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why try floating?
The float room is a very unique and effective tool. The decrease in stimuli and anti-gravity sensations leave the body feeling refreshed and rejuvenated due to natural endorphins released from the brain. Scientific research and client testimonials show that floating on a regular basis can have dramatic results in lowering stress and repairing the body.
What is a float room?
A float room, also known as a sensory deprivation or isolation room, is a 6’ wide X 8’ long X 7’ high room with a large access door for entry, and filled with about 10 inches of water and around 1,100 lbs of high pharmaceutical grade Epsom salt, allowing the user to escape the effects of gravity and float like a cork. The water is heated to skin temperature (93.5°F). Our float rooms are totally enclosed producing a light and sound proof environment. Floating has been commonly described as similar to relaxing in outer space or being back in the womb. It is like no other experience in the world!
I've never been able to float before, I usually sink. Will I be able to float?
Yes, no matter size or weight, everyone is able to float. This is due to the high Epsom salt concentration which pushes you upward, making you float like a cork. As you lay back, the water will reach the temples; leaving your eyes, nose and mouth fully exposed to the air. For some perspective, ocean water is 3% saturated with salt, our float room is 35% saturated. Just lie back and relax.
Are there any contraindications for Float Therapy?
We encourage clients to check with their doctor when beginning any new health regimen, such as flotation.However, Float Therapy is safe for just about everyone! However, those with epileptic conditions or who have kidney disease (as the kidneys are responsible for processing magnesium) should take extra precautions in consulting their physician before floating.
Can I float while pregnant?
Yes! In fact, pregnant clients may experience some of the greatest relief from floating physically and mentally. The added weight and pressure on the mother’s body is likely to cause pain and discomfort, the weightless impact of floating can provide much relief!Many clients report a unique and memorable experience floating while pregnant.
How many times do I need to float to feel results?
One million times! Just kidding… The benefits of floating will happen even with only one float. As with all therapies, the more you float the greater the results Expect to go 2-3 times before you can really notice the feeling and difference that floating can make. We are working on getting a million floats under our belt and we’d love to help you too!