Floating | Z-Va Wellness Spa & Float Center
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90 Minute Salt Floats available

We have 2 large salt float tanks made by Dream Pod. These are the largest float tanks available, adding to the comfort and relaxation at Z-Va Wellness Spa. 

Monthly Memberships

90 minute float monthly $59

One Time Pricing

90 minutes $80

The Basics

Floating is about everything that you won’t be doing. You won’t be fighting gravity. The 1,000 pounds of epsom salt in the water takes care of that while you lie on your back.

The water is kept at 95 degrees. This is skin-receptor neutral, which means you lose track of where your body ends and the water begins. Your ears stay just below the water, and the tanks are insulated against sound. Noise from the outside doesn’t reach you. After you shut the door and turn off the light, you float in total darkness.

During your float the outside world is gone, and amazing things happen.

It turns out that when you’re not fighting gravity or constantly taking in information your body has a lot of extra resources at its disposal. Your mind is free to mull things over without distraction, your brain waves slow down, and your body gets to rest, de-stress, and heal.

It’s likely to be the most relaxing thing you’ve ever experienced.

The Float

Going into your float:

  • Don’t drink caffeine before
  • Remove your contacts
  • Eat a small meal 1½ hours prior
  • Don’t shave or wax before
  • No makeup

The process:

  • Arrive and check in. You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. We’ll cover the basics together and answer your questions.
  • Then you shower, put in earplugs, and step into the float tank.
  • Close the door behind you, turn off the lights when you’re ready, and float.

Completing your float:

  • After an hour and a half, music fades in, easing you out of your float.
  • Turn on the lights and step out when you’re ready. 
  • Rinse off the salt water, get dressed, and bask in your post-float glow.


Is this like Altered States?

Yes, but you’re not submerged in water, you don’t eat ritualistic mushrooms, and only a small percentage of floaters turn into proto-human monkeys.

Do I need to bring anything?

Nope, just yourself. Towels, earplugs, and everything else that you might need are provided.

What if I’m claustrophobic?

People with claustrophobia consistently report no problems with floating, even in smaller sized
float tanks.

Can I drown if I fall asleep?

Nope. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.

How are the tanks kept clean?

The salt water is fully filtered between each float to ensure a safe and clean environment.

Can I bring a friend?

Absolutely. It can be great to have someone around to talk to about the experience afterwards.

Is this new-agey mumbo jumbo?

Floating has been around for over 60 years, and has oodles of published research to back it up. No mumbo or jumbo here.