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Float Therapy

Athena Day Spa in Vancouver, Washington, is now offering Float Therapy as part of our services. Enjoy a 1 hour float in our state of the art float pod for a complete mind and body relaxation. The density of the water with over 800 lbs of Epsom salt makes it impossible to not float creating an almost zero gravity environment.  

Benefits of Float Therapy

  • Reduce Chronic Pain
  • Reduce Body Aches
  • Relieve Sore Muscles
  • Reduce Stress
  • Reduce Anxiety
  • Reduce Headaches
  • Reduce Toxins in the Body
  • Injury or Sports Recovery
  • Fight Addictions
  • Improve Sleep Quality
  • Improve Mental Focus
  • Increase Circulation
  • Sensory Deprivation
  • Relaxation of Mind and Body

Floating naturally increases your dopamine and endorphin levels, boosting your mood and leaving you with a pleasant afterglow that lasts for days afterwards.

The float pod is filled with over 800lbs of Epsom salt that breaks down to Magnesium and Sulfate. The minerals will naturally absorb into your skin.

Without the need to fight gravity or take-in external information, you’ll likely experience the most complete relaxation you’ve ever felt. Some people fall in love at first float, others take 2 to 3 floats before they can truly let their mind and body relax to achieve that effortless deep meditation state.

Float Pod In Blue

Float Pod In Pink

The water is kept at skin-receptor neutral, which means you lose track of where your body ends and the water begins. With over 800lbs of Epsom salt dissolved in approx 160 gallons of water, it creates an almost zero gravity environment. Some say, “It’s the sensation of floating in outer space”

You will float in total darkness with your ears just below the water surface and with the pod insulated against sound, you will experience sensory deprivation.

You can make the experience uniquely yours:

  • You have the option to listen to music, yours, ours, or no music at all.
  • You can select from a variety of colors with chromo therapy. Pick the color that best fits your physical or mental needs or float in total darkness.

When you’re not fighting gravity or constantly taking in information your body has a lot of extra resources and amazing things can happen. For one hour the outside world is gone, this is YOUR time


Will I float?
You won’t be fighting gravity with over 800lbs of Epsom salt in the water it naturally floats you without causing any pressure points on your body.

What if I’m claustrophobic?
People with claustrophobia consistently report no problems with floating. You’re always in control of your environment and can open the lid at anytime.

Can I drown if I fall asleep?
No. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant you stay afloat.

Is it for Adults only?
No. It can be very beneficial for the growing body aches and pains. It will relieve sore muscles in young athletes. All minors will require parent signature and under the age of 12 will need a parent in the float room with them.

How is the float water kept clean?
We work closely with our Local Department of Health to insure good water quality. In addition to the 850 lbs of highly sterile salt the water is fully filtered through 2 filters, 4 times, between each float and is sanitized with UV Light and Ozone. UV purification is a disinfection method that uses short-wave length ultraviolet light to kill or inactive micro organisms.

How often can I float?
As often as you like. More the better!

Do I need to bring anything?
Nope, just yourself. We provide robes, towels, ear plugs plus anything else you would need.

Are there reasons I shouldn’t float?
Yes, unfortunately, floating is not for everyone all the time.
Floating is prohibited by anyone with a communicable disease, including skin and respiratory.
Floating is prohibited by anyone who has had the flu within two weeks of their float.
Floating is prohibited by anyone who has hair color that rinses out with water.
Floating is prohibited by anyone on their menstrual cycle, open or surgical wounds or trouble with incontinence.
Floating is prohibited while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
A doctor note is required for anyone with seizure, heart, circulatory problems, or is pregnant.

  • Float Sessions are $89
  • First Float is only $45
  • Book your next appointment before you leave and float for only $49
  • Purchase 3 Floats for only $150