Woman in Float Tank, Oakland Floatsfloat·ing verb, adjective \ˈflō-tiŋ\

  1. : Being buoyed up on water or other liquid.
  2. : Having little or no attachment to a particular place.
  3. : The act of entering a float tank, laying down in 10 inches of warm saltwater, free from gravity and light, and entering into a state of deep relaxation, pain relief, and creative exploration.
  4. : Something you do at Oakland Floats, San Francisco Bay Area’s largest float center.

On the Floor at Float Conference 2015

Spilling out from a large performance hall in Portland State University, among food trucks, organic produce stands, psychedelic light therapy machines (courtesy of Traveling Light and their Lucia N3, who we hosted last year), ergonomic resonant sound therapy beds (courtesy of Biosound™, who we may be hosting later this year keepaneyeout), an array of new and old […]


Floating is Literally En Vogue

Vogue Magazine highlights floating and teaches us a new acronym: REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy). Nathan Heller writes, “In recent years, [float tanks] have regained a following, and, at the moment, the case for certain benefits is compelling. Under examination, floatation therapy has turned up encouraging results in reducing blood pressure and cortisol levels, reducing […]


Huff Po Spotlights Floating

Writer Michelle Rose Gilman at the Huffington Post expounds her discovery and new found love of floating. “I have since floated many times, and every time I float I go deeper and deeper into myself or maybe it’s away from myself,” Michelle writes, “A 2001 study found spending time in the floatation tank showed a […]