We are a premium Float Center located in the Southern Sacramento Mountains in Ruidoso, New Mexico Featuring two state of the art Dream Pods by DreamWorks. We offer the ultimate R.E.S.T. (Restrictive Environmental Stimulus Therapy) experience. We also offer deep tissue massage, stone massage, and pregnency massage with Rebecca Forster LMT of 16 years.
Floatation tanks are a light and sound-free environment…
…Containing twelve inches of water with 550kg of Epsom salt (Magnesium Sulphate) dissolved inside. The water is heated to skin temperature, so that once you are settled in the tank, the sensation of water on your skin will slowly fade away. It will be as though the outside world have quietly faded away, leaving you in your own space for relaxation. The buoyancy created by the dense Epsom-salt solution effectively removes the feeling of gravity on the body, bringing you close to an experience of total weightlessness. This gives you the perfect environment to allow your physical body to release the daily strain on your body. With ear plugs in, and the tank’s interior lights off, the quietness and darkness allows the mind to drift into the deepest state of relaxation possible.
Floating Releases Endorphins:
Reaching a restful state in the zero-gravity environment in a floatation tank, the brain would begin a fascinating process. Endorphins are released by the brain as you float in the tank. These are powerful natural pain relievers and mood enhancers that promote a sense of well-being. It will also further enhance the healing benefits and sensation of relaxation created by the zero gravity environment.
Meditative State of Relaxation:
Aside from endorphins released by the brain, your brainwaves will also shift into a theta state. Theta brainwaves are a rare brain state, normally achievable by people trained extensively in meditation. Floating can be considered as a short cut to achieving the deepest state of mind, and well being.
No matter how long you float, your skin will not form any wrinkles that are normally associated with prolong water soaking. The salt is continually absorbed by the skin, allowing the skin to remain smooth and supple.
Your body absorbs an abundance of healthy minerals such as magnesium and sulphates through the skin. Both minerals are available in Epsom salt. One hour in the Dreampod will allow you to supplement your body’s requirement of magnesium.
Floating reduces stress on the back, hips and joints. This is also beneficial to people with very sore muscles.
Magnesium is a natural sedative, it will help relieve muscle aches, back pain, migraines, insomnia and much more.
Promotes total mental and physical calmness.
Improves blood circulation and the distribution of oxygen and nutrients.
Reduces blood pressure and heart rate, giving the body a natural way to release stress.
What is Floating?
Inside the floatation tank 500 kg of specially formulated salts im- ported directly from Germany and added to 1000 liters of water, creating a 30 cm deep solution, which is heated to 35.5 degrees C (skin temperature).
The temperature of the water means that once you are settled in the tank, it is virtually impossible to distinguish between parts of the body that are in contact with the water, and those that aren’t.
The buoyancy created by the dense Epsom-salt solution effectively removes the effects of gravity on the body, and brings the individual close to an experience of total weightlessness. Unless you are an astronaut, this is the only situation you will encounter where your body is free from the harmful forces of gravity.
With ear plugs in and, if you wish, the tank’s interior lights off, the quietness and the darkness allow the mind to drift into the deep- est state of relaxation possible.
A huge amount of brain power is used every second in order to deal with the strain that gravity places on one’s body (estimated at 90%) but now floating weightlessly your body is perfectly supported by a cushion of silky skin-temperature liquid.
Freed from all sensation of gravity, temperature, touch, sight and sound (which together account for 90% of normal neuromuscular activity), you conserve and redirect vast amounts of natural physical and mental energy.
The ultra-deep relaxation of floating “resets” the body’s hormonal and metabolic balance, strengthening resistance to and accelerat- ing recovery from the effects of stress, illness, injury or strenuous exercise.
With no commands needing to be sent out, the logical side of the brain is rendered redundant, and its activity slows down until it synchronizes with the creative side. This leaves the individual in a dream-like state, akin to the thoughts experienced just before you go to sleep. In this state, the brain releases vast amounts of endorphins.
While the state of relaxation may be deep and profound, the individual’s brain stays dreamily alert. The brain gradually shifts from its usual waking beta state to generate deep alpha, theta or even delta waves, the state-of-mind That Buddhist monks try to reach through hours of meditation and years of training. You can achieve this in a matter of Minutes just by lying back into the silky warm sea of bliss that is the floatation experience!
Float Tank Sanitation
Float tanks are extremely sanitary! To start off, there are two different filters that the water is run through to sanitize the tanks. One catching anything larger than 1/5 th the size of a human hair, this is to keep any debris from staying in the tanks. Secondly, the water is run through a UV light, which penetrates harmful pathogens in any water and will destroy illness-causing microorganisms by attacking their genetic core (DNA). The tank water is automatically filtered for 15 minutes of every hour of the day and also filtered in between each session or person. During the filtration process the entirety of the tank's water has been turned over 8 times. Along with the filters, we add pharmaceutical grade hydrogen peroxide at 500 parts per million at the beginning and end of everyday. The water in our tanks is often much more clean (without the salt) than most any tap water you are drinking; because the water is filtered so thoroughly. To further sanitize, between people and sessions, everything that can be touched (the inside of the pod walls, the shower curtain, the soap dispenser, the floor, the shower floor, the bench, the table, etc.) is sanitized with either alcohol or hydrogen peroxide by our staff. Lastly, the abundance of salt that is in the water will kill harmful bacteria on it's own, the high saline levels prevent organisms and any type of fungi from being able to survive or grow. Our tanks have exponentially more salt than the 'Dead Sea' which is named so because no organisms are able to survive in it's high salinity environment!