iSofloat in San Antonio is committed to promoting wellness, peace and healing through floatation therapy. It is our mission to create a safe, enriching sanctuary for people who seek to unplug, refresh and center themselves.
What is Floating?
It is Relaxation, Restoration and Recovery like you have never experienced before.
Floating (aka float therapy) is a tool for pain relief, wellness and relaxation and it comes with many benefits. Our hectic lifestyles today filled with constant stimulation from cellphones, social media and trying to find achieve a work life balance. Float therapy allows our bodies to better equip themselves to deal with all this stress and tension created by our hectic lifestyles.
Why Float Therapy?
Floating has become a respected health practice, with benefits ranging from pain relief and stress reduction to improved focus.
Our brains and bodies are bombarded by our environment. We get overwhelmed, and the stress can physically manifest into pain. Reduced external stimulation on the nervous system has a direct effect on the hypothalamus, the brain’s control center. 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”. One can only enter the theta state while awake through floating. Floating in a floatation tank triggers a deep relaxation response, much deeper than normal sleep.
Clinical research has shown that profound relaxation in a float tank triggers the production of endorphin’s. Endorphin’s interact with the opiate receptors in your brain to reduce the perception of pain and also ignite well-being. They act like morphine, only without the addiction and withdrawal symptoms.
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. By taking away gravity from your joints, and soaking up the Epsom salts, floating eases inflammatory pain caused by arthritis.
While floating you will notice your breath deepen, and in turn your heart rate slows down. You won’t even know it’s happening at first, it’s an automatic response. Floating on a consistent basis also aids in regulation of blood pressure.
While floating, 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.
Physical exercise can cause a build-up of lactic acid, which is often experienced as pain and a cramping of the muscles, and has been linked with the feelings of depression known as ‘post-game letdown’ which can affect even part-time joggers. 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 ‘inner game’ to develop the perfect synchronicity between mind, body and emotion which is the hallmark of a champion.
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 by helping you to make the most efficient use of your mind and your body. Being in a zero gravity, stimulate free environments allows your body to experience profound relaxation leading to faster recuperation.
Benefits for your Body & Mind
- Promotes Mindfulness
- Relaxation Response
- Visualization & Self-Awareness
- Creativity & Problem Solving
- Behavior Modification
- Pain Management
- Reduces Anxiety
- Promotes Great Sleep
- Reduces Cortisol
- Relieves Stress
- Helps with Depression
- Improves Health
- Lowers Heart Rate
- Decreases Blood Pressure
- Muscle Recovery
- Spinal Health
- Increased Immune Function
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Relaxation, Restoration and Recovery like you have never experienced before.
We believe the opportunity to float in a warm, weightless, quiet environment is a gift to humanity. Our center will always be a clean, inviting and hopeful expression of this gift.
What Our Clients Are Saying
I have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. I founded a CRPS group here in San Antonio. SanAntonio/CRPS/RSD iSofloat and Sloane Wendell are EXCELLENT and PROFESSIONAL! Then add a complete spa experience from the towels, shower, body wash, shampoo and lotion offered after the float. Amazing! The float is so relaxing! Your body has no pressure or pressure points so being completely pain free is a euphoric sensation. For one hour NOTHING hurt! I did not fall asleep but I did lose awareness of time and my surroundings. My body and senses were all relaxed together! This is the full package place!
I must admit at first I was skeptical floating might help my sleep and my stress levels, and most especially I was hesitant it might aid in my treatments for PTSD however, I am very happy to conclude my experiences at iSoFloat now open in San Antonio have been nothing short of AMAZING. My sleep is so much more sound and as far as my PTSD is concerned, loud noises that would have bothered me in the past no longer bother me as much; I'm so much more at peace now and the level of my calm only increases the more I visit. This is an amazing place to rejuvenate and relax - I cannot recommend this enough and I cannot stop telling my friends and family about my amazing experiences. The effects last long after you've left the facility - it's incredible....
Best experience I have ever had. My first float! The people were great and the float was unbelievable
I experienced my first float yesterday and completely loved it!! I was a little nervous at first but the staff did a great job explaining everything to me and making me feel comfortable. The atmosphere is very calming and I couldn't help but notice how clean everything was. I floated for an hour and it was probably the most relaxed hour I have had to myself in a long long time. I will definitely be going back for more floats.
I had my first float experience yesterday and I was pleasantly pleased. The massage chair was a great way for me to wind down and the float room was comfortable and relaxing. The whole place was relaxing and comfortable, which is important to me. I will definitely be going back.
I was on my way home from the VA and this made my day. I got more pain relief than I did in one physical therapy session. And it calmed my mind!! Thank you iSofloat for taking care of Veterans!!
Went yesterday for the first time. Got the hour massage before the hour float session. Could not recommend this enough, had one of the best nights sleep I had in a long time. The staff was great and informative