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Float tank and Infrared sauna...a float spa

Flotation in Rochester, NY











Scheduling & Costs

If you choose not to pay/book online you can Email requested date and time, or call 585-330-1455

Typical session is about 2 hours but we can accommodate longer or shorter sessions. 


Please call and we will coordinate a session time that meets your needs. 

A standard session is $70. 

Seniors are afforded a 50% discount! 

Regulars floaters will be offered special pricing  


Gift Certificates available


We look forward to your visit

Peace and love  - Lisa

Hours

By appointment

 

See Online Appointments section below

Gift Certificate

$70.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

A perfect gift; the gift of relaxation.  A certificate can be mailed to you or you are welcome to pick it up. 

About FLOW

Our Float room is Your Float room.

We have created a completely private space to enjoy a unique and personalized flotation experience.

Our location is quiet and our goal is to support one person at a time... that is, you! 

We have devised a unique protocol to address the effects that stress, tension, physical and emotional traumas as well as performance athletics have on our bodies. 

  1. Detox in our infrared sauna, this uses a infrared technology to release impurities from your muscles & skin. Since this technology does not rely on high heat levels you choose a temperature setting that best supports your physical needs.
  2. After showering and washing well with shampoo and soap you enter the Float space, which can be customized for your needs. Temperature & lighting controls allows you to adjust fr your needs.  (ear plugs and shower caps available)
  3. Following your float and final shower, we provide all natural products for your use to cleanse and condition your hair and moisturize your skin.
  4. The final phase in our protocol is a body massage and stretch in our medically approved massage chair.  

Benefits of Floating

  • R.E.S.T. (Restricted environmental stimulation therapy), floating effortlessly on water that is super saturated with Epsom Salt. The water is kept at skin temperature, and the "Float tank" is insulated against light and sound. With all stimuli removed and free from gravity, your brain and body have extra resources available. As a result, positive hormones, such as Dopamine, are pumped out while stress related hormones, such as Cortisol, are reduced. All of the joints, muscles and ligaments in your body are able to fully stretch and de-stress due to the lack of gravity and the huge dose of Magnesium from the Epsom salt. Unlike the low-gravity environment of a pool, float tanks offer a zero-gravity environment. The weightlessness of the tank allows your body to decompress and expand to its natural state giving your muscles, joints and nerves a break from the pressures that causes pain and discomfort. Since your muscles and organs won't be compact like they usually are, your blood flows more efficiently improving overall circulation and lowers your blood pressure. When blood is flowing more efficiently through your body, it allows the cells and substances of your immune system to move more efficiently improving immune function and stimulating tissue repair.  
  • Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate): 80% of us are magnesium deficient. Our skin is a highly porous membrane and soaking in the water of the tank is the best way to absorb the needed magnesium. When magnesium sulfate is absorbed through the skin it draws toxins from the body, sedates the nervous system, reduces swelling, relaxes muscles, and acts as a natural moisturizer. Magnesium reduces inflammation in the muscles which alleviates pain and encourages serotonin production, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. It encourages the production of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) a transporter of energy within cells for metabolism. Sulfate encourages the production of three major digestive enzymes released by the pancreas. These digestive enzymes (proteases, amylase, and lypase) are responsible for digesting protein, sugars/carbs and fat respectively. Since Magnesium plays a key role in working with our metabolism to regulate glucose and insulin production, and slows down the progression of pre-diabetes in adults, reducing the overall risk of type II diabetes.  
  • Improves Athletic Ability: Optimal performance, prevention of injury, and reduced healing time are main concerns for athletes, whether youth or professional.  Floating provides the most stress-free and natural healing environment found anywhere. Floating has been shown to reduces recovery time from training, injury or surgery. Floating increase mental acuity, enhance visualization abilities and allowing each individual the opportunity to reach peak performance.   

 

What is Far Infrared and its Benefits

Our Sauna can be set to a temperature that best suites your constitution. Himalayan salt and eucalyptus oil add a level of respiratory relief. 


The benefits of an Infrared sauna are complementary to the benefits of Floating and include but are not limited to the following:


  • Detoxification Sweating is good for you. It is the body’s safe and natural way to heal and stay healthy. Far infrared sauna detoxification happens by heating the body directly, causing a rise in core temperature. This results in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside.   Detoxification is important because it strengthens the body’s immune system and helps the body’s biochemical processes function efficiently so that we are better able to digest the nutrients in our foods. Detoxification has also been shown to be helpful with colitis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, auto-immune disease, immune deficiency states, autism, ADD and ADHD.   
  • Reduce Stress!  Scientific evidence shows that infrared sauna therapy helps the body maintain healthy levels of cortisol. While cortisol levels stay the same or rise slightly during a sauna therapy session, they drop immediately afterward. In fact, Infrared saunas have been clinically shown to reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure with regular use.
  • Weight Loss information published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, infrared sauna weight loss sessions were shown to burn up to 600 calories. During a sauna session, core temperatures increase, the body has to work hard to cool itself, causing a healthy sweat. Using an infrared sauna increases heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, burning more calories, leading to more weight loss. Blood flow rises, increasing from 5-7 quarts up to 13 quarts a minute.
  • Natural Pain Relief and healing Infrared sauna is a sanctuary to relieve tension and relax muscles. Infrared sauna heat works by penetrating joints, muscles and tissues, increasing circulation and speeding oxygen flow. By reducing soreness on nerve endings, infrared heat reduces muscle spasms and helps the body heal itself naturally. Relief from sports injury, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, arthritis and other chronic pain conditions are all reported. The increased peripheral circulation from infrared heat reduces inflammation, decreases pain and speeds healing, all important steps in helping the body recover from strenuous activity. Infrared wavelengths penetrate the body to create heat, which creates profound therapeutic benefits. They increase blood flow to the muscles, delivering more concentrated oxygen, which creates more energy to heal.   According to The Doctor’s Prescription for Health Living, infrared heat is one of the best treatments for sprains, strains, muscle spasms, and other injuries associated with sports because it works by penetrating joints, muscles and tissues, speeding oxygen flow and increasing circulation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to prepare myself for floating? The things you should know are:  a) If you shave 2 or 3 hours before using the tank, the shaved skin will sting for a few minutes. If you can postpone your shaving, you will probably be more comfortable.  b) If you wear contact lenses, it would be a problem if any salt water got into your eyes. If you remove your contacts you don't have to be concerned about it. c) If you have caffeine before you float, it may interfere with your ability to relax.

Should I eat before I go into the tank? You can eat. If you eat a very heavy meal you may spend a lot of time listening to your digestive juices. And, on the other hand, if you get very hungry you may spend a lot of time listening to your digestive juices. Moderation works. 

Is anyone not supposed to use the tank? We don't recommend tank use for epileptics whose epilepsy is not under medical control; for people under the influence of alcohol, drugs, those with infectious diseases, open skin wounds, or those with suicidal tendencies. Can pregnant women use the tank? Yes. We suggest that pregnant women inform their physicians or midwives and get their opinion prior to using the tank. The reports received from pregnant women have been enthusiastic. As their bodies get heavier, floating is a great relief from the pull of gravity. Floating has given many women a welcome rest. Can I use the tank if I'm menstruating? Yes, if you use a tampon. Can two people float in the tank at the same time? We don't recommend it. Floating in the tank is intended to be a private, individual experience.

What effect does salt water have on my skin and hair? The Epsom salt solution seems to be beneficial to the skin. We have listened to some opinions that say epsom salt is very good for strengthening the hair. We know it's good for roses, why not hair? You thoroughly rinse the salt from your hair and body when you leave the tank. Can You Wear a Bathing Cap? Yes, you can wear one, but it won't keep your hair perfectly dry. It would be too tight around your head to keep your hair dry. 

Do you wear anything in the tank? Since it is a private experience, we recommend your birthday suite. Most people don't wear anything. Anything you wear will press against your body, becoming a distraction. In this regard imagine it as similar to getting into your bathtub. 

Do people sleep in the tank? Yes, some people fall asleep in the tank, and some people use the tank for sleeping. Can people drown in the tank? No. If you lay face down in it, a sting of the salt on the eyes, nose and mouth would wake you up. 

Is there a right way to Float? All the ways are right. Each person should find whatever position is comfortable for them. Some people float with their hands at their sides, some with their hands folded across their chest or abdomen, or behind their heads. You can keep your head at either end or sit up if you like. You may float with the door open or closed. Float the way it is comfortable for you and explore what is best for you.

Could you get electrocuted? No. 

What if I'm claustrophobic? People who say that they are afraid to use the tank because they are claustrophobic probably assume that they will be confined to an enclosed space. However, you can use the tank with the door open if you wish. You are in control of the situation and can get in and out whenever you want. You should use it in the way it's comfortable for you. The tank is such an excellent place to go through claustrophobia that if you want to get rid of yours, it is probably the best place to do it.  

How long do people usually stay in the tank? The first time public places usually schedule an hour. Some people use the tank for shorter sessions and others find 2 or 3 hour sessions very valuable. Of course the "perfect" way is to stay in until you want to get out. You may be able to arrange that in a public place.Experiment with your own time in the tank to discover what is best for you. One of the many advantages of having your own tank is that you can set the amount of time that is best for you without any restrictions. 

What will it be like for me? We don't know what it will be like for you since it is such an individual experience. The most common reports are profound peace and relaxation, deep concentration and creativity.    

We are here to advise and guide you before and after your float, only if you need us. infrared sauna float spa Float tank in Rochester

Yoga & Meditation

Additional offering of Private Yoga Therapy sessions

 My name is Lisa Frerichs and I have been teaching and guiding Yoga and Meditation classes for more than 15 years. I would be happy to provide a private session to address concerns or share therapeutic option that Yoga can offer for any physical alignments you may be coping with. These sessions can be combined with the Float session or separate.  

Lisa teaches public classes at various locations

Yoga

Mondays  (gentle yoga) 5:30 pm @ LifeTime Care on 3111 S Winton Rd. (drop in cost $10)

Wednesdays (Foundations) 4:30 pm @ Breathe yoga   930 East Ave  www.breatheyoga.com

Fridays (gentle yoga) 7:15 am @S.E. YMCA 111 E. Jefferson Rd (YMCA membership required)

Saturday 8:30 am (restorative yoga) @ Breathe yoga   930 East Ave  www.breatheyoga.com

Sunday 5:30 pm (restorative yoga)  @ Breathe yoga   930 East Ave  www.breatheyoga.com


Meditation

Wednesdays 6:15 pm @ Breathe yoga   930 East Ave  www.breatheyoga.com

Saturday 7:45 am @ Breathe yoga   930 East Ave  www.breatheyoga.com

Chakra Workshop

Periodically (spring 2019 date is to be determined) I will offer a 4 hour workshop to introduce concepts of Chakra's and allow you an experiential process to awaken, balance and understand these unique energy centers in your body. We will accomplish this through the practice of yoga, meditation, aromatherapy and sound healing. Participants will leave the class with a sampling of Essential Oils and information they can use to continue Chakra balancing at home. 

Feel free to call me at 585-330-1455 to ask any questions you may have about yoga.


Peace and Love!

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