Floatation

Floating in a pool of warm water with high amounts of salt allows your body to relax completely effortlessly, like a cork on the surface of the water. Our floats contain 1, 000 lbs of magnesium-rich Epsom salt, which makes it more buoyant than the Dead Sea! With body temperature water, no sight, no sound, and your body feels completely weightless, you can go into a very deep state of relaxation.

Float tanks are also known as sensory-deprivation tanks, meditation tanks, and tranquility tanks, amongst other names.

Our Tanks

The Aspire Center is NYC’s only facility that has two float tanks! Both our tanks offer a similar experience, so it doesn’t matter which tank you choose when booking on our MindBody booking system. The only minor difference is that our Tranquility pod has user controls such as the automatic door and light control while our Oasis tank offers the full sensory deprivation experience without the option of user controlled light. Our Oasis tank is also your tank of choice if you are pregnant as it uses a UV filtration system. The Tranquility pod is slightly larger than the Oasis tank and may therefore be your choice of tank if you are very tall!

The Benefits of Float

  • Magnesium promotes muscle relaxation and improves overall sleep quality
  • Research shows that floating improves Theta wave activation, key for relaxation and deep meditation
  • It is scientifically proven to improve short term and chronic pain conditions such as Fibromyalgia
  • The brain becomes more right side dominant without senses, which promotes creativity
float-tanks

Try our float tanks in combination with a massage for extremely effective muscle release. Our massage therapist is located directly across the corridor from your float tank! Please enquire via email, float@nyaspire.com, or phone (212.909.9583) to book an appointment as her hours may vary.

Prices/Packages

Aspire is proud to provide a wide array of packages in order to accommodate everyone’s needs.  We have packages for single floats,  frequent floaters, and packages combined with massage.

Single Float Prices

  • 60 Minutes = $90
  • 90 Minutes = $130

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Float Packages

  • Beginner’s Offer! Two Floatations = $150
  • Float & Massage = $160
  • Friend Float/Massage (for two) = $320

Book a Session

Memberships

  • 2 x 60 Minute Floats Per Month $150
    Billed monthly. Each additional float is $75, can be shared. Cancel anytime.
  • 2 x 90 Minute Floats Per Month $200
    Billed monthly. Each additional float is $80, can be shared. Cancel anytime

If you wish to purchase a Floatation Membership at Aspire, please email float@nyaspire.com, or call us on (212) 453-0036.

Float Team

One of our experienced expert float attendants will take care of you during your stay with us.

Inform our Aspire Front desk receptionist that you are here for float. Your float attendant will come to meet and escort to your room.

Research and Articles

Testimonials

“My experience itself was very interested and I recommend trying it at least once in your life. The reason why I’m giving Aspire a 5/5 is purely based on their customer service. I arrived early for my 60-minute dip and because no one else was using the tank at that moment, I didn’t have to wait around for my appointment. A worker brought me upstairs into my private room with my own shower, couch, robe and towels. She was very nice and explained how everything worked and reassured me that the unit goes through a thorough cleaning process between users (I’m a bit of a germophob). Before entering the unit, I showered and enjoyed a cup of chamomile and ginger tea. I repeated the process after I was done. I was never rushed and the whole process was very enjoyable.” (Yelp)

“This is one of the only facilities in the area that offers a float tank. It’s an amazing experience. If you haven’t tried a float I highly recommend it for reducing stress and healing. The staff is very helpful. Check them out!”

Chris, J. New York, NY

“This is one of the only facilities in the NYC area that offers a float tank – aka sensory deprivation tank. It’s an amazing experience, if you haven’t tried a float, I highly recommend it for reducing stress and healing.” (Yelp)

“I have been here for the floatation and for physical therapy for my back pain, and on both accounts I’ve had a great experience! Nice, caring staff, awesome services.”

Olivia, M. New York, NY

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“While they’ve been around for years, sensory deprivation tanks, or float tanks, are having a moment. The trend is sweeping the wellness industry, attracting both health enthusiasts and busy city-dwellers looking for a way to de-stress and soothe achy muscles.” – http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/

FAQ

How do I float?

Step inside the pod, sit down, and then lie down. Allow your head to fully relax – your face will not go under the water line. Experiment a bit until you find the position for your arms and legs that is the most comfortable for you. You will soon realize that your entire body is completely relaxed and that no muscles are being used. You don’t actually “do” anything in the pod, except let go! You may even fall asleep, which is normal.

How will I know when I'm finished?

You will be alerted at the end of your session by lights or the tank door automatically opening, so you don’t need to keep track of your time. Time seems to fly by while you are floating; many people find it hard to believe they floated for an hour!

What temperature is the water?

Some people believe that the water temperature drops as they float. Be assured that the pod is continuously and silently heated to 93.5-95.7 degrees F, which is skin temperature. If you feel like you are getting a bit cold, simply run some of the water over the top of your body to warm yourself up.

Will I feel claustrophobic?

Some first time floaters are a bit concerned about closing the door, but most people are surprised at how safe they feel once inside. You are not obliged to close the door if you do not want to, though the top of your body may feel a bit cool. You can easily control the door from buttons on the inside, or by simply opening the door, depending on which pod you are in. You can also control the lights in the pod.

Can I drown in the water?

People often ask us if they can drown in the water. The pods have roughly 11 inches of water and the water is so buoyant you are immediately lifted up as soon as you get in.

What if I need assistance during my session?

Both rooms come equipped with monitors and we can hear you if you need assistance from the tank. In Tranquility, There is a red “call attendant” button on the right side of the pod. Using this will alert your float attendant, who will come to your assistance.

Will I fit inside the pod?

We have one of the largest float tanks available. It can comfortably accommodate someone up to 7 feet tall. If you are over 6’2, it may be worth choosing our largest tank, the Oasis.

What do I need to bring?

We provide robes, towels, flip flops, earplugs, soap, shampoo, blow dryers, conditioner and lotion. You should use the earplugs if you float without the pillow to avoid salt crystals building up inside your ears. You may want to bring a contact lens case and solution as we recommend removing these before the float.

Can I float if I'm pregnant?

Yes, our Oasis tank is safe to use if you are pregnant, as it does not contain chloride. Please inform us if you are pregnant.

Are the float tanks wheelchair accessible?

Our float tanks are located on the second floor. We are sorry to say they are therefore not wheelchair accessible.

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Sanitation and Chemistry

High Salt Content
Epsom salt is known to be a natural killer of pathogenic organisms. Our salt content is 40% and it only takes 10% concentrate to kill pathogens.

Filtration
Each tank comes equipped with it’s own filtration system, which kill 99.9% of germs. Both tanks are filtered for 15-20 minutes after each float and once a week the tank water is skimmed to prevent crystallization. The Oasis tank has a UV filtration system and Hydrogen Peroxide is used as a disinfectant. The tranquility tank has a filtration system in which chlorine is the primary disinfectant agent. The PH, total alkalinity, gravity, and chlorine levels are checked daily. Our rooms are fully cleaned after each float.