Float Tank Services
Float therapy is a powerful tool for wellness, relaxation, pain relief, and better sleep. As with any therapy, the benefits of float therapy are enhanced, the more consistent you are. Stress, tension, and pain have formed over time and will take some time to experience the greatest relief—luckily, floating is a relaxing, fun, & effortless way to do so!
Sensory Deprivation Tank in Denver, Colorado
We invite you to step into your own private float suite equipped with a private shower, audio-equipped sensory deprivation tank and an area to dress/undress. There you will have the freedom and privacy to fully release all of your stress. In the float suite, you will find a shower, towels, earplugs, and anything else you may need for your float. After showering off and securely placing your earplugs you will step into your float to experience true R.E.S.T.
R.E.S.T. is Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy. The water is super-saturated with 1000-1,200 pounds of Epsom salt to create a weightless environment. The water is so dense that someone can float on top of it; which effectively removes the constant physical stress of gravity on the bones and feeds the muscles a natural relaxant in the form of magnesium. The water and air temperature are the same to ensure that you will lose track of where the water stops and the air begins. This is truly one of a kind therapy to give the brain and body a break from Light, Sound, Touch, and Gravity.
What is Floating In A Sensory Deprivation Tank?
Inside the float tank, eight hundred pounds of pharmaceutical-grade Epsom salt is dissolved in ten inches of water warmed to skin temperature. Like the Dead Sea, this extremely dense solution enables people of all body types to float effortlessly.
The float tank is dark and quiet, greatly reducing sensory stimulation. This unique environment frees the brain from the bulk of its processing duties and prompts the production of theta waves. The nearly universal response to floating is one of profound relaxation and a sense of well-being, even joy.
Where did sensory deprivation tanks originate?
Invented in the mid-1950s by neuroscientist Dr. John Lilly, floatation therapy tanks were originally named “sensory deprivation tanks,” and sometimes “isolation tanks.” Over several years the name was changed to float tanks or floatation therapy tanks. Though floating was originally invented in the United States, it has also grown quickly over the past two decades in Europe. You can now easily find a float tank around the world.
What Are The Benefits of Floating?
The float tank offers a safe haven in which to escape from the buzz of everyday life, focus on healing, and explore different states of consciousness. Floating has many applications:
- Pain management, including back and neck aches, migraines, muscle, and joint soreness
- Stress management, recovery from addiction, and PTSD
- Athletic recovery and performance visualization
- Relief from discomforts of pregnancy
- Help with sleep disorders
- Spiritual discovery and meditation
- Enhanced creativity and super-learning.
What is Salt Therapy?
Salt therapy is a safe and deeply relaxing way to address many respiratory ailments such as:
- Seasonal allergies
- Cystic fibrosis.
Salt is a powerful sterilizer and anti-inflammatory agent. These characteristics are the basis of folk remedies such as gargling with salt water, the use of neti-pots, visiting salt caves, and spending time by the sea.
Floatation therapy is on the rise as a popular form of alternative medicine in Denver, Colorado. This comes as no surprise since the benefits of it are innumerable. Imagine meditation, massage therapy, yoga, and a solid night’s rest combined into a single, rejuvenating session. By laying in a room temperature bed of water in a dark, individualized room, your body is allowed to rebalance itself by eliminating the use of all five senses. It’s a cost effective way to promote stability in your life, creating a multitude of benefits.
7 Benefits of Floatation Therapy:
#1 Relieves anxiety
One of the main benefits of floatation therapy is its ability to reduce anxiety. When you’re experiencing high stress, your body releases a stress hormone called cortisol that induces the “flight or fight” response. This natural brain chemical is good for your body in that it keeps you awake, responsive, and motivated. But when there is too much released, it can be harmful to your health. It can contribute to weight gain, acne, and high blood pressure. Floatation therapy is used as a way to reset your cortisol levels as your body finds deep relaxation while floating. By leveling out the chemical in your brain, it reduces stress and brings you back to a balanced perspective.
#2 Helps with difficulty sleeping
It’s said that one hour alone of floatation therapy is equivalent to a full night's rest. Floating is a quick cure to jet lag and can assist in recovering from sleep deprivation and insomnia. By eliminating the use of your five senses, your brain is allowed to find a meditative state that in turn allows your body to find deeper rest in less time. Some people even do 8-hour floatation therapy sessions in order to guarantee a full night's rest. If doing floatation therapy for this purpose, it is recommended to book a session right away in the morning, in order to keep on schedule for sleep at night.
#3 Assists in overcoming addictions
Studies have shown floatation therapy can aid in quitting smoking, overeating, alcohol consumption, and drug misuse. Float therapy allows your brain to refocus, which in turn allows you to control your addictions and curb your cravings, recognizing them for what they are. When using floatation therapy to assist in overcoming addictions, it is recommended to go on a continual basis. While one session holds many benefits, multiple sessions allow for continual control of the mind as you are going through the process of breaking a hard habit.
#4 Improves energy and increases creativity
Floatation therapy eliminates brain fog. People who try float therapy, especially those who go regularly, report stronger memory, and rejuvenation. This promotes creativity as your senses are reset and your brain can tackle larger projects with more clarity. Yoko Ono is one example of an artist who made floatation therapy a part of her lifestyle.
#5 Provides muscle rejuvenation
On the topic of rejuvenation. One of the benefits of floatation therapy is that it supports muscle recovery. There has been a surge in popularity for floatation therapy among athletes throughout Denver and Colorado because of its ability to provide rest to your muscles, promoting quicker recovery during intense training seasons. Stephen Curry is an example of somebody who uses floatation therapy regularly as part of the muscle healing process. A single session can assist in the healing process, as an hour-long session is considered to have the same impact as a full night's rest.
#6 Benefits from Epsom salt
Laying in water for over an hour immediately makes people worried about wrinkly skin. Not to mention, 1,000 lbs of salt sounds like a recipe for dry, damaged hair. But Epsom salt isn’t what you would think. It’s a natural mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. While soaking in floatation therapy, the remedy makes your skin smoother and hair softer. No wrinkles. No damage. Epsom is a stress reducer, muscle relaxer, and toxin eliminator. While shutting off your five senses during floatation therapy, your brain can also feel at peace knowing the salt being absorbed into your skin is 1,000 lbs of natural health benefit that has been used as a remedy for generations.
#7 It’s 90 minutes of pure bliss
While you can book longer or shorter sessions, we recommend in Uptown Denver to start with a 90-minute session. Floatation therapy is 10 inches of water kept at body temperature mixed with 1,000 pounds of dissolved Epsom salt. The salt allows for your body to float above the water without you needing to produce any effort. Simultaneously, the comfortably sized bed is completely dark so you don’t have to focus on anything at all. The rooms are isolated so there is no noise. It’s so quiet, the loudest movement is your eyelids shifting. The benefits of floatation therapy can start as soon as 30 minutes into your session. While you can book longer or shorter sessions, it is recommended to start with 90 minutes. It has the same calming effect as a massage, only it’s an entirely different experience that you simply cannot get in any other form. When, in your life, will you have the benefit of turning off all of your senses for an entire hour?
Getting right down to it, floatation therapy is for everyone because it promotes balance and peace of mind.
Floatation therapy is for the mom with three children who are begging for attention while her to-do list grows longer and the dishes remain piled in the sink. Floatation therapy is for the businessman who is stressed over this month’s numbers as his phone rings, again, while on the way to a dinner meeting. Floatation therapy is for the Colorado athlete preparing for the biggest game of his or her life and needs to speed up the process of muscle recovery in order to hit the ground running at full speed.
In this fast-paced world full of online notifications and places to be and people to appease and goals to achieve, it’s time to give your senses a break. A 90-minute floatation therapy session adds tremendous value to your life. Rejuvenate your mind and your body by booking your first session with Back In A Flash in Uptown Denver.
Back In A Flash is a wellness collective that also offers chiropractic, massage, and IV therapy services among floatation therapy. Click here to schedule a time today or walk in for an adjustment with Dr. John who has been serving the Uptown Denver Community for over a decade.
Why Choose Back In A Flash?
Back In A Flash Chiropractic & Massage is located in downtown Denver and provides chiropractic wellness services that offer safe & natural solutions to minimize or eliminate pain resulting from injury, poor posture, surgery, or aging. Our Denver Chiropractor, John Perea DC, is available for walk-in chiropractic adjustments. We also offer massage therapy, including CBD Massage, and flotation therapy in our sensory deprivation tank.
At Back In A Flash, clients have the option of choosing one or more services to help them achieve their wellness goals. Whether you are looking to get aligned with a chiropractic adjustment, relax with a CBD massage, or just want to feel good, we have you covered.
Whether you are in the middle of a health crisis from a new injury or a chronic condition, or you are ready to make the critical transition to a healthier lifestyle, our team will work with you to help you and your family reach your health goals. Chiropractic wellness is not just about your back and neck pain. It's about taking care of your whole body, your mind, and your spirit to maximize your quality of life. By removing life's interferences, chiropractic clears the path for vital information to flow freely between the brain and the body through the nervous system, allow the body to heal and maintain its own health.
Float Tank FAQ's
It’s totally naturally to have some questions about floating when you aren’t familiar with the practice. Here are answers to questions most frequently asked by first-time float therapy clients:. Give us a call at 1-720-702-4727 and speak directly with our staff to learn more about the benefits of floating in a sensory deprivation tank.
We have to comply with stringent health and safety regulations. The water contains 97% salt so the solution is sterile. We add a limited amount of (swimming pool) chemicals to ensure it’s clean. We filter the water three times thoroughly between each float session. The size of our filter is 10 microns (for reference, the size of a human hair is 75 microns) so everything, no matter how small, gets trapped in it. Additionally, we test the water daily to ensure a sanitary environment.
To prevent contamination of the water from bacteria, please DO NOT schedule a float if you are menstruating, just had a colonic, or have hemorrhoids.
We also request that you do not float if:
- You have not been shown how to use the tank by a qualified person
- You are currently under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
- You have open or bleeding wounds
- You have a fresh tattoo
- You suffer from incontinence or uncontrolled epilepsy
- You have been medically advised not to float
- You have a special or lacquered hairdo, which you wish to keep
- You have dyed your hair recently – please wait until the water runs clear when washing your hair before you float
- You are not confident of being able to get out due to a lack of personal mobility (please request help getting in and out if unsure)
Yes, absolutely! The Epsom salt in the water can help to alleviate aches, pains, and swelling often associated with pregnancy and the weightless environment will help take the extra weight off of your spine. Many pregnant women find floating helps them create a stronger bond with the unborn baby. We strongly suggest checking with your physician or midwife before coming in.
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 back pain), experience relief as floating helps blood circulation.
During a float, you produce slower brainwaves patterns, known as theta waves, (normally experienced only during deep meditation or just before falling asleep). This is usually accompanied by vivid imagery, very clear, creative thoughts, sudden insights and inspirations or feelings of profound peace and joy, induced by the release of endorphins, the body’s natural opiates.
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 to enhance learning.
Yes, you float within your own individual room, so there is no need to wear a swimsuit. Our room has its own shower and is yours exclusively use for the duration of your session.
Our tank is able to accommodate one person at a time. If you are looking to come in with a friend or loved one, we are more than happy to accommodate you by booking one appointment after the other.
No. Because the water contains high salt levels it doesn’t rob your skin of salt (which is what causes wrinkling). Rather, it leaves you skin soft and silky.
It’s OK… many people are, but we use float tanks and you have the entire room to yourself so you can feel free to step out or stand up inside the tank. Also, the light is controlled from the inside, giving you total control of your environment. There is also an alert button located within the tank that you can press to alert the staff that you require assistance. Finally, the room may be larger than you think, measuring approximately 8 feet long, 7 feet tall, and 5 feet wide.
Floating, as with other things, doesn’t suit everybody. It needs willingness on your part to let go and see what happens. You may need to float a few times before you are able to relax completely, both physically and mentally. 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 at which real changes take place.
Through manual manipulation of the spine delivered to the highest standards by licensed chiropractors, chiropractic care works to restore and maintain proper communication from your brain to your body by relieving what chiropractors refer to as a subluxation, or a misalignment, of the spine. Restoring proper alignment to the spine can assist with pain relief and prevention of:
- Lower Back Pain
- Upper Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Migraine and Tension Headaches
- Shoulder Pain and Elbow Pain
- Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
- Chronic Injuries
- And More!