A sensory deprivation tank, also called an isolation tank or flotation 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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Reduces stress and generalized anxiety, irratibility, and fatigue.



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



Helps reduce high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.



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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.


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 needs 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.

  • There’s a lot of salt in the flotation water.  We recommend showing up in comfortable, loose-fitting garments that are easy to change in and out of.

During the Appointment: 

  • Arrive 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 bodywash 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.

  • Music plays for 10 minutes at the start of your session to help you relax.

  • Float for an hour.

  • Music plays for the last five minutes of your session.

  • Get out of the tank once your session has ended.

  • Shower again and get dressed.

  • We provide spa sandals, 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 and water. 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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