The Joy of Floating, El Pescadero

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Spa · Spa / Wellness
Floatation therapy is a luxurious escape and an extremely powerful tool for strengthening the immune system and improving health on so may levels. In the soundproof and lightproof heated spa filled with Epsom salts, clients buoyantly float away mental stress, physical stress, and chronic pain. It has been recommended by doctors, sports trainers, therapists, and fire dancers for over 40 years.

Benefits of Floating include:

~Stress reduction, decreasing the body's chemical responses to stressors

~Decreasing anxiety and depression

~Lowering blood pressure

~Improving circulation

~Improves skin tone

~Relief of chronic pain, hypertension, arthritis, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular ailments, migraine and tension headaches

~Releases endorphins which are a natural pain killer, making you FEEL GOOD

~Reduction or elimination of habits such as smoking, drinking, overeating, and drug use

~Focusing the mind

~Deeper meditation

~Improves creativity

~Improves athletic performance

~Beneficial effect on intellectual functions such as learning, recall, IQ score, perceptual motor tasks, visual concentration, visual storage, and discrimination learning

~Balances left and right hemispheres of the brain

~1 hour of floating simulates 4 hours of sleep

1 hour Float Session $60

1.5 hr Float Session $80

3 Float Pack $165

5 Float Pack $240

10 Float Pack $400

Packages can be used by more than one person.

Pesos are also accepted at current market value.

What to bring...

~Any toiletries you may want to use AFTER a shower i.e. hairbrush, deodorant, sunscreen

~An open mind


Please arrive 15 minutes early for a brief introduction to the spa and Float Tank. We recommend not eating a large meal or drinking a lot of water right before your float session. It is also best not to shave at least 4 hours before floating.

Before the Tank

First take a thorough shower. Please shampoo only (no conditioner yet) and wash thoroughly with shower gel and washcloth removing all oils and dirt from the body and hair. Use the restroom before floating. Dry the ears extremely well and then put in silicone earplugs creating a nice suctioned closed feeling. Cover any scrapes or small cuts with vasoline.

Entering the Tank

Some condensation will occur. Avoid touching your face, as the salt will sting if it gets in your eyes. Place your washcloth just outside the tank door in case you need to wipe your face.

Enter the float tank crawling inside and lying face up with your feet at the door.

Float Session

Find a comfortable position floating on your back. You will be surprised how buoyant you are. Allow your head to relax all the way back as the water will support it. Music will begin to for a few minutes to get you settled. Now empty your mind and let the tank do the rest. After about 30 to 40 minutes your brain waves will slow down into a theta pattern. This is ideal for deep relaxation. Enjoy!

Exiting the Tank

After your session music will start, indicating the end of your float session. Sit up slowly with your head tilted back pressing the water out of your hair. Stand up, wipe off as much salt water from your body back into the tank, and then exit. Take a shower to rinse off the remaining salt water, dry off, and smile. After each session a powerful filter and Ozonator will clean and purify the water.

Please Do Not Float if...

You are sick or have an infectious disease.

You have any large open cuts or wounds.

You are on your menstrual cycle.

You are epileptic,

• If you have swimmers ear, are prone to ear infections or any inner ear condition that may be irritated by water, we supply silicone disposable earplugs.

How is water hygiene maintained?

We have to comply with stringent health and safety regulations. The water in the flotation tank contains 25% Epsom salt making the solution sterile. Small amounts of Diatomaceous Earth is added. Also, we filter all of the water thoroughly in addition to Ozonation between each float session.
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  • The session in the float tank was very relaxing and a tremendous stress reliever. The staff was awesome and was an open and welcoming atmosphere!! Highly recommend 👍👍  more »
  • I just finished my second float therapy session here and can't say enough about it. Wow, so incredibly relaxing it's like floating on clouds and when you come out you feel so refreshed, unlike...  more »
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