Welcome to Think Tank Flotation
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Located just steps from Newport on the Levee, we are Cincinnati’s closest flotation center. We have two state-of-the-art float tanks, each in their own private room complete with luxury shower and dressing areas. Relax in our lounge while one of our float experts guides you through what to expect during your session.
🌊 Single Float
3 Floats = $175
4 Floats = $199*
1 Float / Month = $59
2 Floats / Month = $109
3 Floats / Month = $149
4 Floats / Month = $179
*4 Float Package must be used within 30 days.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Flotation Therapy?Flotation Therapy is a type of physical and mental therapy developed by John C. Lilly in the 1950's. Typically, the patient floats in skin-temperature salt water chamber that blocks external light and sound. Commercial flotation tanks came to prominence in the 1980's, and have seen a huge revival in the 2010's, partly in thanks to advocates like Joe Rogan.
What is the difference between Flotation and Sensory Deprivation?Sensory Deprivation, Isolation, and R.E.S.T. (restricted environmental stimulus therapy) are all synonyms for what we simply call flotation. Deprivation and isolation have their own negative connotations, and many floaters report heightened sensations after a float. Because everyone's floating experience is different, we prefer to focus on what they all have in common: floating.
What if I'm claustrophobic?Remember, you are always in control! You can exit the tank at any time. The door doesn't latch, and there's no rule against floating with the door open. Due to the nature of the experience, claustrophobia, aquaphobia, and nyctophobia are rarely of concern.
Who can benefit from Flotation Therapy?Anyone who is able to float will benefit from flotation. Would you benefit from an hour of quiet contemplation? Would you benefit from a space without the constant distractions of your daily life? How about putting every muscle and joint in your body in a state of complete relaxation? Many patients with physical injuries, addiction, PTSD, or even body image issues have seen vast improvements through floating. The proven effects of flotation are far-reaching, varied, and research is ongoing.
Is Flotation Therapy safe? Can I drown?Flotation Therapy is extremely safe. The water is only about 10 inches deep, and you will float no matter your body type. It's not uncommon for floaters to fall asleep in the tank, and it would take significant effort to roll over.
Is Flotation Therapy sanitary?The water in our tank is extremely clean. There are several factors that make this possible. First, our water is saltier than the Dead Sea (there's a reason they call it that). Second, the water is filtered through sand and a UV sanitation system in between each floater. Our filter assembly would be sufficient for a large above-ground swimming pool. It cycles the entire volume of tank water several times in between each floater. If that weren't enough, we also dose our water with hydrogen peroxide in addition to regular tests to ensure safe and effective water levels.
Should anyone avoid Flotation Therapy?Yes. Although floating is generally very safe, we cannot accommodate guests with any of the following conditions: 1) Infectious skin or respiratory disorders 2) Open wounds 3) Epilepsy or serious mental conditions 4) A high-risk pregnancy 5) Have colored or permed your hair within 7 days 6) Under the influence of any drug or alcohol 7) Under 18 without parental presence
Can I shower before I arrive?Yes, absolutely! But we will still ask you to shower again before you enter the tank. It's nothing personal! Because of the time and cost associated with changing out the tank solution, we must minimize the amount of contaminants that enter the tank. Soap, makeup, deodorant, hair products, and even clothing fibers can build up over time and affect the water quality and overall function of the system. Pre- and post-showers are also conditions of our insurance policy. If you have any more questions about what your float entails, check out our additional info.
Can I listen to music during my float?Yes. Our tank is equipped with a Bluetooth audio receiver and underwater transducers. You can easily sync your phone and listen to anything you like. However, we strongly encourage everyone to try a few silent floats before listening to music.
Are there any longer or shorter appointments available?Yes. If you are interested in a longer float, just ask. You can always float for less than an hour, but the hour float (90-minute total time slot) is the shortest visit we offer.
What should I eat/drink before I float?We recommend having a little something in your stomach. Floating on a completely empty or completely full stomach can be very distracting. Don't drink too much water right before your float. Can you guess why?
Can I take drugs or drink alcohol before I float?We cannot allow anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs to use our float tanks. The floating experience may be eye opening on its own, and should be enjoyed for what it is.
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19:35 01 Jun 23
I recently had the privilege of experiencing the transformative float tank therapy at Think Tank Floatation, and I must... say it was an absolutely remarkable journey. From the moment I stepped into their serene sanctuary, I was greeted with warmth and tranquility, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience.The facilities at Think Tank Floatation are impeccable, reflecting a dedication to providing a soothing and inviting atmosphere. The float tanks themselves are spacious, impeccably clean, and designed with meticulous attention to detail. The private rooms offer a tranquil oasis, with soft lighting and a sense of seclusion that allows for complete relaxation and introspection.What truly sets Think Tank Floatation apart is the exceptional level of customer care provided by their knowledgeable and friendly staff. From the moment I arrived, they took the time to explain the process and answer all my questions, putting any concerns or apprehensions I had at ease. Their genuine passion for floatation therapy is evident in their professionalism and dedication to ensuring each client has a unique and fulfilling experience.Now, let's talk about the float tank therapy itself. As I entered the tank, the warm water embraced me, creating an immediate sense of weightlessness and tranquility. The Epsom salt-infused water gently cradled my body, alleviating any tension or strain. The complete absence of external stimuli allowed my mind to truly unwind, and I quickly entered a state of deep relaxation.Floating effortlessly in the tank, I gradually lost all sense of time and space. The weightlessness combined with the soothing darkness induced a meditative state, allowing my thoughts to drift freely and my mind to enter a state of profound calmness. It was an otherworldly experience, where the boundaries between body and mind blurred, and I felt an incredible sense of clarity and serenity.The benefits of float tank therapy at Think Tank Floatation are remarkable. The session helped me alleviate stress, reduce muscle tension, and find a renewed sense of mental clarity. It provided a much-needed escape from the fast-paced world, allowing me to reconnect with myself on a deep level. I left the float tank feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and with a renewed perspective on life.In addition to the exceptional float tank therapy, Think Tank Floatation offers a range of complementary amenities. The post-float lounge area provides a serene space to gradually return to the present world, with comfortable seating and refreshments available. The friendly staff is always on hand to offer a warm smile and engage in meaningful conversations, further enhancing the overall experience.If you are seeking a profound and deeply relaxing experience that transcends the everyday, I wholeheartedly recommend Think Tank Floatation. The serene environment, expert guidance, and transformative float tank therapy will leave you feeling revitalized and renewed. Whether you are looking to find respite from the stresses of life, seek clarity and introspection, or simply indulge in some well-deserved self-care, Think Tank Floatation is an oasis that will transport you to a state of blissful serenity.Embark on this journey of self-discovery and float your way to a more peaceful and balanced existence. Think Tank Floatation has truly mastered the art of float tank therapy, and I cannot recommend them enough. Prepare to be enveloped in a world of tranquility and emerge with a renewed sense of well-being.read more
20:37 17 Apr 23
Was extremely impressed by the professionalism of the staff, the cleanliness of the float tank/shower. Highly... appreciated the conversation after.This was my first attempt to meditate and I actually had a much more physiological tension relieving physical experience instead. I went ahead and set up another session before I left. I highly recommend this!read more
Becky Shultz /schraffenberger
11:13 05 Mar 23
Excellent first time float experience! Owner Joe and associate Chris made us feel so welcome and just love the vibe and... energy of the place. It felt like a soothing detox in the best of ways. Becky and Jimread more
17:43 24 Feb 23
First-time visitor. The staff was super friendly from the moment I walked in and answered all of my questions and made... sure I was well informed on the whole process (shower first, how to leave the tank semi-open , ear plugs, etc). I have ADHD and never thought I would make it for an hour. I made it with no problem and my anxiety feels like it has lessened, even a few days after I completed my session! Will definitely be back.read more
11:47 08 Jan 23
My GF and I recently went here for the first time (first float experience also). We both had a great experience. Staff... was friendly and knowledgeable. Facility was clean. The Epsom salt used makes you feel weightless making a truly relaxing experience. They have two tanks. One has a faint light in it and the other does not but you can prop the lid open if you feel the need for light or are claustrophobic. Water is only 10" deep, so not as scary as some may think it would be. I'd definitely recommend it at least once to see how you enjoy it.read more