6090 River Junction Road, SE, Lone Tree, Iowa 52755
319 629 5324
Frequently asked questions
Might I be bored or frightened?
Anyone who floats regularly will tell you how blissfully comfortable and deeply relaxed they feel while floating. You're as close as you're ever likely to be to an experience of weightlessness; and, surprisingly, there is no feeling of being confined in a tight space.
But I'm claustrophobic!?
This is a common initial concern. The float tank is large enough and the door opens from the inside so there is no feeling of being confined. You can choose to float with the door open and the lights on. Once people realize that they are in total control their fears usually subside and the vast majority will go on to close the door and turn off the light! It is important that you be comfortable in the tank and so however you choose to float is ok.
What effects does floating have on the body?
In the gravity- free environment the body balances and heals internally as all the senses are rested. Research shows that floating measurably reduces blood pressure and heart rate while lowering the levels of stress- related chemicals in the body. Old injuries and aches, (especially backache) experience relief as floating helps blood circulation. Floating is used widely in the treatment of stress, anxiety, jet lag and to improve concentration and creativity. The solution of USP Epson salts softens the skin and hair, helps with muscle inflammation and provides magnesium and sulfates that the body needs.
What effects does floating have on the mind?
As a result of the deep relaxation in the tank two main changes occur in your brain. Your brain wave patterns change from beta to theta waves (normally experienced only during deep meditation or just before falling asleep). Your body also releases endorphins, our natural opiates. These can help create vivid imagery; very clear, creative thoughts, and sudden insights and inspirations or feelings of profound peace and joy. Because of these effects floating is used effectively in the treatment of depression and addictions, including smoking and alcohol. It is also used in schools and universities as tools for more rapid and effective learning.
Is floating successful for everyone?
There is no definition for a ‘successful’ float. Everyone has different experiences and most people experience differences from one float to another. Sometimes a first float is spent just getting used to being in such a quiet, peaceful environment and enjoying the feeling of floating with no effort. As a person does more floats they are able to get to deeper and deeper levels of relaxation quicker. Depending on your own journey through life, a float might provide an hour of total physical relaxation - or a profound healing experience, emotionally and spiritually transforming. Floating can be a wonderful aid to opening doors into your inner world, gradually allowing access to those deeper levels where real change takes place.
What if I can't swim?
Floating doesn't require any swimming skills what so ever. You'll actually float like a cork and it doesn't matter what shape or size you are.
Is it private?
Yes. Our float tank is located in a private room away from our general chiropractic clinic. There is a shower and toilet right in the room. It is important to shower before and after the float. No clothes are worn in the tank, the clothes would get heavy with the salt solution and provide a distraction and the oils and detergents could interfere with the solution of the tank.
Will my skin wrinkle?
No. Because the water contains high salt levels it doesn't rob your skin of salt, (which is what causes wrinkling). The Epson salt solution leaves your skin soft and silky and is very healing for your muscles and joints.
How is water hygiene maintained?
We are members of the Float Tank Association of America (FTA) which requires strict standards to be observed. Before each float the water is pumped through an elaborate mechanical and ozone filtration system. The supersaturated solution contains mostly salt and so is a sterile environment which cannot support virus or bacteria.
I'm pregnant. Is floating safe for my baby?
Absolutely! In fact women in the late stages of pregnancy probably get more relief from the float tank than anyone else. Just lying on a bed can be extremely uncomfortable for women in the later stages of pregnancy due to the massive gravitational strain placed on the body. The float tank is a wonderful haven for pregnant women. We do however recommend that floating be avoided in the first trimester.
How much does it cost?
The price for a one hour session at Serenity Floatation is $50. A 3 hour package is available for $125. For scheduling go to schedulicity.com or call 319-629-5324 or 319-530-0236