Floating is a method of attaining the deepest relaxation one can experience. In the gravity free environment, the body balances and heals itself as all the senses are rested. The water is body temperature and had over 900lbs of magnesium Epsom salts in it. Research shows that floating helps to reduce blood pressure and heart rate while lowering the levels of stress. Old injuries and aches, especially backaches, experience relief as floating helps blood circulation and raises the body’s natural pain relief hormones, endorphins.
Floating can help with the following:
|Relaxation||Left and right brain balancing|
|Relief of old injuries||An aid for addictions, phobias and depression|
|Easing Arthritis||Regulating sleep patterns|
|Detoxifying the system||Stress|
|Increasing creativity and imagination||ADHD|
|Increasing circulation and energy levels||PTSD|
One hour of floating has the restorative effects of 4 hours of REM sleep!
Depending on your own journey through life, a float might provide an hour of total physical relaxation – or a profound healing experience; emotionally and spiritually transforming. Floating can be a wonderful aid to opening doors into your inner world, gradually allowing access to those deeper levels at which real changes take place, it can also simply offer you a feeling of Zen and tranquilly in your busy life.
Everyone feels a little nervous about their first float; ‘Will I float? Will I feel claustrophobic? Will I know when to get out?’ Here are the most commonly asked questions…
Floating is a method of attaining the deepest rest that humankind has ever experienced. Essentially, it’s spending an hour or so lying quietly in the dark, suspended in a warm solution of Epsom salt, 26cm deep. You float effortlessly. We play some gentle music to help you relax. It’s complete mental and physical relaxation.
Anyone who floats regularly will tell you how blissfully comfortable and deeply relaxed they feel while floating. You experience weightlessness, and there is no feeling of being confined in a tight space.
During a float, you produce slower brain-waves, known as theta waves, (normally experienced only during deep meditation or just before falling asleep). This is often accompanied by vivid imagery, very clear, creative thoughts, sudden insights and inspirations or feelings of profound peace and joy, induced by the release of endorphins, the body’s natural opiates.
Due to these effects, floating is used effectively in the treatment of depression, anxiety and addictions. It is also used in schools and universities as tools for Super Learning.
Floating may not suit everybody. It needs willingness on your part to have a go and to let go. You may need to float a few times before you are able to relax completely, both physically and mentally. Depending on your own journey through life, a float might provide an hour of total physical relaxation – or a profound healing experience, emotionally and spiritually transforming. Floating can be a wonderful aid to opening doors into your inner world, gradually allowing you access to those deeper levels at which real changes take place, or it may simply give you a feeling of Zen and tranquillity in your busy life.
You do not need to be able to swim. You’ll float like a cork; it doesn’t matter what shape or size you are.
Yes, you float within your own individual room so there is no requirement to wear a bathing suit or trunks. The Float room has its own shower, washroom and changing area which is for your exclusive use for the duration of your session.
No. The water contains high salt levels however, it does not rob your skin of salt, (which is what causes wrinkling). Rather, it leaves your skin soft and silky.
No! The door simply pushes open. Also, the light switch is located inside the Float room. You can open and close the door as you wish; likewise, it is your choice if you turn off the light.
The water contains a high concentration of salt and a limited amount of (swimming pool) chemicals to ensure it’s totally clean and sterile. In addition, we filter the water thoroughly between each float session. We also must comply with stringent health and safety regulations.
Yes, many of our clients come with friends. It’s great to have someone to talk about your experience with. You will enter the float room one at a time.
The float session lasts an hour in the water, plus showering and dressing time. It’s also important for you to relax for at least 10 minutes after your float. To ensure relaxation, we provide a comfortable chair in the float suite and have a quiet reception area for you to use afterwards, with complimentary drinks. We suggest you allow a good 1.5 hours for the first session, perhaps a little less from the 2nd float.
Yes, many birthdays are spent here courtesy of our gift vouchers. They can be arranged over the phone or during your visit.
Yes, it is best to book in advance. We may have availability later in the day, but please call us before you come in order to avoid a wasted journey. We offer online booking through our website: www.bitsbc.com
Floating is inherently safe but please read and acknowledge these instructions before you float
Do not to float if:
- You have not been shown how to use the float room by a qualified person.
- You have been medically advised not to float.
- You are currently under the influence of alcohol or have used any non-prescription drugs 24 hrs prior to your float.
- You have open or bleeding wounds, or have a communicable or infectious disease or have recently had surgery.
- You suffer from incontinence or voluntarily/involuntarily release bodily fluids of any kind.
- You have uncontrolled epilepsy
- You have a special hairdo, which you wish to keep or have dyed you hair and the colour still rubs off on a towel
- You have shaved, waxed, or used any other hair removal method which irritates the skin within the last 24-48 hours
- You have received a spray tan within the last 2 days.
- You have a tattoo or piercing that is less than 30 days old or is not fully healed.
- You am not confident of being able to get in/out due to lack of personal mobility (please request help getting in and out if unsure).
- You are under 16 years old and unsupervised.
Please discuss with float staff if:
You suffer from nausea, manageable epilepsy, severe anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts.
A single session is $80. It’s important to have at least 3 float sessions to feel the full benefits of floating, and we offer an introductory package of 3 sessions for $160 (get the 3rd float free!). This introductory offer is only available once. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Debit, cash and e-transfer. Floating regularly is particularly beneficial, as the effects are cumulative.
We also offer ongoing 3 and 5 float packages that reduce the individual float session cost.
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Interested in floating?
You are about to embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of floating; by your third float you will discover how floating can encourage a natural process of deep relaxation as well as many other health benefits.
Our Float Suite is open six days a week:
Monday 11am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 9:30pm
Wednesday 9am – 8pm
Thursday 9am – 8pm
Friday 9am – 9:30pm
Saturday 10am – 6:00pm
Book online at www.bitsbc.com or call 250-564-3034
Pre float instructions will be provided to you when you arrive for your float.
We are a Scent Free clinic!
Thank you for respecting those sensitivities, allergies, asthma or other medical conditions.
Please do not wear products with fragrance to your appointment