Float Therapy

What is Float Therapy?

Float therapy, also known as sensory deprivation or isolation therapy, is a method of deep meditation that occurs in a pool of epsom salt water. During your float therapy session, you will drift into the deepest state of relaxation possible, allowing your body to restore and heal.


Many compare the floatation experience to how it would feel to be weightless in space.


SpaceTime Floatation Center

Established in 1982, we are Chicago’s premier float therapy center, featuring the exclusive Float SPA® pods with a self-draining, reservoir-style system.

The Float SPA® experience is unlike anything else. Other floatation cabins filter the water using a circulation pump, which is not suitable for filtering the entire body of water as it doesn’t clean the surface. This leaves oils from the skin and hair on the surface, which is not only unsightly, but unhygienic.

The Float SPA® pod will be empty and clean when you arrive at your private float sanctuary. As you shower, the Float SPA® pod fills up with filtered, sanitized Epsom salt solution. The Float SPA® system ensures the perfect floating environment. We’re so excited to offer you this one-of-a-kind experience!

Float Therapy’s Benefits

 Float therapy is a powerful stress-reliever and modern wellness tool offering a multitude of physical, psychological and emotional benefits. Here’s a list of float therapy’s many benefits:

Benafits of Floating

Reduces pain

Increases athletic performance (energy, stamina, recovery)

Aids in helping people quit smoking

Eliminates the pressure of gravity allowing the body to free up healing energy

Helps to reduce addictive behaviors

Aids in female fertility; helps to balance hormones

Alleviates symptoms of depression & anxiety

Relieves joint inflammation 

Improves skin tone

Reduces migraines

Helps release endorphins

Helps reduce cortisol-related weight gain

Relieves stress

Strengthens the immune system

Improves the body’s ability to detoxify

Normalizes blood pressure

Improves sleep

Improves concentration, memory, and focus

Benefits of Floatation

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How to prepare for your Float SPA® Experience

Before the float

  • Avoid caffeine and nicotine, as this might make it difficult to relax
  • Try not to over-hydrate
  • Do not shave the day of your float
  • Do not float on a full stomach as it could be uncomfortable
  • Thoroughly shower before your float to remove all products, oils and dirt from your skin and hair
  • Remove all jewelry

During the float

  • To enjoy float therapy’s benefits to their fullest, try to relax completely during the session- empty your mind of thoughts and fully relax.
  • When floating, avoid the salt water from coming into contact with your eyes (do not touch your eyes with wet hands and be careful when turning your head to the side), as it can irritate them. If water does get into your eyes, wipe your face using the dry towel at your disposal, especially the area around the eyes.
  • If you sit up during the session, tilt your head back so that water does not drip from your hair into your eyes.

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Book your SpaceTime Floatation Center experience now. Appointments from 30-180 minutes available.