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Floating is a powerful stress-relief and wellness tool.

Floatation therapy is a powerful tool for stress-relief, helping you experience that deep sense of peace and calm often accessed solely through meditation. Floating is beneficial for everyone, and it’s the ultimate way to detach from the stress and strain of life. In terms of health and wellness, floating is a wonderful tool to add to your arsenal.

As you float in our shallow, sensory-free pool of water you will feel the cares of the day melting away. The water in our pods is heated to the ideal temperature for the best float of your life. The water is also saturated with over 1000 pounds of pharmaceutical-grade Epsom salt which enables the body to float effortlessly.

Peer-Reviewed Studies on Floating

Scientific studies have shown the many benefits of floating. At Soulex you can trust that science is on your side. Float therapy can not only help you significantly reduce stress, but also help you combat symptoms of depression and help you feel more optimistic about life.
Study 1
Beneficial effects of treatment with sensory isolation in flotation tank as a preventive health-care intervention -- a randomized controlled pilot trial.
BMC Cmoplementary Medicine and Therapies
Study 2
Treating stress-related pain with the flotation restricted environmental stimulation technique: Are there differences between women and men?
PAIN RESEARCH MANAGEMENT
Study 3
Promising effects of treatment with flotation-Rest (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) as an intervention for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
BMC Cmoplementary Medicine and Therapies
Study 4
Characterizing the experiences of flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) treatment for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
Research-Backed Relaxation

Studies show that stress, depression, and anxiety were significantly reduced after 12 floating sessions

Karlstad University, Sweden

How often should I float?

When first starting out, we recommend floating 2-3 times a month for optimal results. If you want to dive right into the experience you can float once a week. The choice is up to you. Even floating once or twice a month will be extremely beneficial.

What to expect?

Trying something new can feel a little daunting. But this is probably the nicest “trying something new” experience you’re ever going to have! When you arrive, we’ll make sure you have everything you need ready in your private room. We’ll give you a recap on how it works, and you can choose whether you’d like to experience your float in silence, with music, with lights, and/or with aromatherapy.

The key is to come ready to trust the process. Flotation therapy provides an incredibly effective way to relieve stress and anxiety, heal your body (both physical and emotional) and prepare for or recover quickly from physical training.

Here are some tips which may help you prepare for your first flotation therapy session:

Relax & Let Go

The best rule of thumb is to release any expectations prior to a float. Simply enjoy the experience. There are several techniques you can use to help you relax from repeating a word to focusing on the rhythm of your breathing. Repeating a word in your mind such as “peace” or “let go” spoken in time with your breathing, can be very relaxing. Your breath can be an amazing tool for calming the mind and relaxing the body. The overall goal is to help you let go and be present in the moment.

Be Still

As you float, time stands still. If you have trouble staying still during your float, simply focus on your breathing or repeat a mantra as stated above. Using breath awareness can really help you let go and fully enjoy the experience leading to a state of holistic stillness. In turn, this can generate the perception of timelessness, since your state of being will be extremely relaxed. This encourages a state of healing.

Float Position

While the position you choose is unique for you, we recommend one of two positions for your optimal comfort. You may try these and see which one you prefer and which one feels right for your body.

The first position is with your arms at your side and palms down. The second position involves placing your arms over-head with your palms up. Also, it’s best to try to position your body in the middle of the tank to avoid “ping-ponging” from side to side.

Heightened Senses

Floating tends to heighten the senses since all external stimuli are at a minimum. As a result, your nervous system will turn up the volume to try and sense anything.

This is a great opportunity to feel whatever is going on in the body. Because of the sensory deprivation, there will be “nothing” coming in therefore it is a great opportunity to simply sense whatever is left to be felt within your internal body. As you float, you can tune into the body and feel your arms, legs, torso, and even your head, as intensely as possible. As you float, you will begin to cultivate more sensitivity to these parts.

A good rule of thumb is to focus on observing your thoughts, emotions, and sensations. As you tune into the body, it’s best to observe without judgment, focusing on the energetic uniformed consistency of these parts.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s natural to have questions about something that’s unique – here are our “greatest hits” from Soulex so that you don’t wonder if you’re the only one thinking “but what about …?”:

No, just yourself! Towels, robes, earplugs, shampoo/bath soap, etc. will all be provided. Also, you can bring a container to place your contact lenses if necessary.

People with extreme claustrophobia report no problems with floating. You are in total control over your environment and floating is more like being in outer space than closed in a tight box. Our float pods can be used with a completely open door as well as in different degrees of closure. It is up to you and how you would like to use them. We also offer a “float room” which is like a large bath tub with no closure at all.

Nope! The buoyancy from the salt water keeps you afloat. If anything, some people fall asleep and may be woken by a little salt water in the eyes

Yes! Floating is amazing for pregnancy and can reduce much of the aches and pain related to pregnancy. However, if you are in your third trimester or have concerns please feel free to contact your doctor.

Yes! Just take the same steps you would before entering a swimming pool.

Absolutely! Floatation therapy has been shown to have a positive effect on individuals with disabilities especially autism, ADHD, and physical disabilities.

We use active oxygen, no chlorine used. We have a maximum hygiene, top water treatment/cleaning technology better than swimming pools. The water is cleaned before and after every floating session in 4 different ways. Even if there is no floating, the system cleans the water automatically.

Yes, you can share the float experience simultaneously with a partner in our open pool which is our room #4. You will experience the same sensory deprivation as our enlcosed pods, in an open air environment.

Wearing a bathing suit is optional, however, we recommend floating in the nude to maximize the sensory deprivation experience.

Suggested frequency: is if you’re starting out for truly optimal results, floating 2-3 times a month is a great way to dive into a practice. For those really keen, floating once a week is incredible. However, even 1-2 floats / month is a great start too.

Many people can easily sink into the depths of a float session on their very first try. However, we are all formed by our life experiences a little differently and for others it make take 2-3 floats before a deeper connection is made, this is normal.

Testimonials

D Felecia Durante
The staff is amazing and very accommodating. The spa rooms are always extremely clean , sanitized & disinfected. The actual float session is so relaxing, every ache & pain seems to dissolve in the Epsom salt solution. The soothing music helps you drift off to sleep or a place of pure peace
D Felecia Durante
Demiah Edwards
I bought a package for my partner for Christmas which was a great deal. We both did a floating spa session today and I absolutely enjoyed every minute of it and cant wait to go back. This place is very clean, the atmosphere is perfect and it gets you right into your Zen moment.
Demiah Edwards
Michael Jones Jr.
Had an amazing time, quick check in process, explain how it all works and then just a great space for you to enjoy yourself body feels good, I am going to grab some food and head home and relax a little more! Take a chance and try it out!
Michael Jones Jr.
Claire Seveno
I plan to add this into my monthly – or bi-monthly self-care routine. Thank you to the whole Soulex DC team from start to finish for making this such a great experience for me!
Claire Seveno
Kwasi Irving
The float experience was incredibly relaxing and tranquil. I highly recommend floating at Soulex Spa. Enjoy.
Kwasi Irving
Hayley Hoffman
My husband and I just had our first float and we will be back for sure. The service was warm and engaging. The facilities were beautifully presented and maintained. The atmosphere was restful and welcoming. We had all that we needed to shed our stress and simply be in the space. Kudos to Pedramin and her team!
Hayley Hoffman
Noemi Young
Lovey experience. The Ladies and Soulex explain everything and put your mind at ease about what you need to do, etc. The experience is amazing. I’m still relaxed and at peace with the world.
Noemi Young
Ashley Smith
My husband, friend, and I floated today and loved our experience at Soulex. From the first foot in the door, we felt relaxed and welcomed. Staff was fabulous and everything was meticulously clean and tidy! We were just visiting the area, but will definitely be back on our next trip up! Thanks Soulex for such a relaxing afternoon.
Ashley Smith

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