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LET GO, RELAX, AND RESET.

WHAT IS FLOATATION THERAPY?

A sensory deprivation tank, also called an isolation tank or floatation tank, is used for restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST). It is a dark, soundproof tank that is filled with a foot or less of salt water. By eliminating the forces of gravity pulling on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, you can effortlessly relieve pain, reduce anxiety, and improve sleep in this unique state.

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BENEFITS OF FLOATATION

DECREASE

ANXIETY

Reduces stress and generalized anxiety, irratibility, and fatigue.

REDUCE

CHRONIC PAIN

Relieves tension headaches and chronic stiffness and increases range of motion.

IMPROVE

HEART HEALTH

Helps reduce high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

IMPROVE

SLEEP

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SANITATION PROCEDURE

This room is built to be used by one person at a time. Superior Float Tanks is the industry’s top manufacturer of therapeutic floatation tanks and floatation tank equipment.

It has a Micron Filtration System that is able to filter particles from the water to 1 micron in size and is now both NSF 50 and FDA compliant for drinking water (Class 1 Filtration). That means after every cycle it is cleaner than drinking water!

This filtration system also uses Advanced Oxidation Process, or AOP. Hydroxyl radicals (•OH) are the most powerful oxidation agents available, quickly destroying bacteria, viruses, pathogens and other contaminants that occur in water. Hydroxyl radicals destroy even chlorine and bromine resistant microorganisms like Giardia and E.Coli.

PREPARATION FOR AN APPOINTMENT

The Day of Your Float:​

  • We recommend eating something small prior to your float, but allowing at least 30 minutes to digest before appointment.

  • Avoid caffeine for at least 4 hours before floating for the most relaxing experience.

  • Avoid shaving, tanning, waxing—or anything else that would increase the sensitivity of your skin.

  • Hair color & spray tans need to be “set” at least 72 hours before coming in to float (shower water runs completely clear). 

  • Clients experiencing their menstrual cycle the day of their float are asked to reschedule their appointments at no charge.

  • Clients under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted to float.

  • We recommend showing up in comfortable, loose-fitting garments that are easy to change in and out of.

  • Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled float time, so that we can show you everything. Note: If you are late we will have to take time out of float time, to not impact other appointments.

During the Appointment: 

  • Arrive 10 minutes early if it’s your first visit.

  • Remove all of your clothing and jewelry. We encourage clients to float nude for the greatest experience, but feel free to bring a swimsuit if you prefer.

  • Shower before entering the tank using our specific body wash and shampoo provided.  No conditioner before floating.

  • Enter the tank and close the door.

  • Gently lie back and let the buoyancy of the water help you float.

  • You are in control of your float, there are buttons inside the float room to control the light, star light in the ceiling, and the music.

  • Float for 60 minutes

  • The lights will come on and the voice will notify you that your float is ending, you will have 2 minutes to get out before the filter comes on.

  • Shower again and get dressed.

  • We provide towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and a locker room with blow dryers, lotions, q-tips, etc.

After Your Session...

Feel free to use our Locker Rooms which have access to showers, blow dryers, lotions and q-tips—please bring a comb or brush if need be.

Stop by our Relaxation Room before leaving for some complementary tea. Make sure to hydrate!

Observe how you feel in the days following. Did you sleep better? How are your pain levels? Did you notice a change in mood? 

When we feel better, life feels better. 

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Destination Health MDI

124 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

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