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Float Utila - Flotation and Relaxation Therapy

Float Utila - Location in Utila
Float Utila - Location in Utila
Float Room - Soundproof Door
Float Room - Soundproof Door
Floating on high salinity solution
Floating on high salinity solution
Entrance to float room
Entrance to float room

Float Utila is proud to be able to offer the largest flotation tank (also known as isolation tank) in the world. Our tropical oasis is located on the Caribbean island of Utila, Honduras. Not familiar with floating? There is much to tell, but here is a preview of the many health benefits of flotation therapy:

  • Creates an extreme and prolonged sense of well-being, approaching euphoria
  • Reduces stress, provides the deepest relaxation possible
  • Relieves anxiety and depression
  • Cleanses the body of toxins, softens and smoothes skin
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Enhances creativity and higher learning
  • Provides pain relief and speeds recovery from physical activity and injury
  • Reduces symptoms of jet lag
  • Creates an ideal environment for meditation and lucid dreaming
  • Relieves back pain & discomfort during pregnancy
  • Alleviates discomfort from sandfly/insect bites

What is a flotation tank?
A flotation tank is a lightless, soundproof tank in which subjects float in salinated water at skin temperature. Flotation tanks are also known as isolation tanks, salt water spas, sensory deprivation tanks, and REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) chambers. Flotation REST is a special type of REST popularized by John C. Lilly, M.D., an American physician and psychoanalyst. Essentially, you spend an hour or so lying quietly in the dark, suspended by a warm solution of Epsom salt so dense that you float effortlessly on its surface. Epsom salt solution has a variety of accepted medical benefits and uses, while floating in a flotation tank has been demonstrated to be effective in achieving deep relaxation and improved emotional state.

Our flotation tank
Our flotation tank is really a room. The interior of the room is 8 ft (2438 mm) wide by 8 ft (2438 mm) long by 6ft (1828 mm) high. The tank occupies the entire floor area and is filled to a depth of 12 inches (304 mm) with a sterile water solution saturated with 2,000 lbs (907 kg) of Epsom salt. The room is built so that all outside distractions such as sight, sound, tactile sensations, and the sensation of gravity are eliminated. Our unique flotation room is equipped with underwater speakers through which relaxing music can be played and a light inside if you choose to use it. The water is warmed to 35.5 degrees Centigrade (95.9 Fahrenheit), approximately the same as normal human body temperature.

Prices ($US) :

Single 60-minute session = $50 (First-time floaters get 10% off!)
Package of three 60-minute sessions = $90 (Savings of 40%)
60-minute Couple Float = $65
Additional 30-minutes = $15
We provide a marvelous shower along with shampoo and fresh towels.
 

Rates are correct as at 13-Nov-2009, but subject to change without notice.

Location:

From Utila Municipal Dock, turn left along the main street and walk for approximately 10-15 minutes down towards Chepes Beach. Just past the Utila Community Clinic, turn left and take the walk-way between the Methodist Church and the Methodist Church Annex. Walk across the wooden bridge to the yellow house at the end and knock on the door. That is where we, Float Utila, are located.

Contact Information

Name:

John Løken

Tel:

+(504) 425-3827 (Honduras local) +(504) 3318-1592 (Honduras Cell)

Email:

Web:

floatutila.com

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