New Spa Helps Stress Float Away

By August 4, 2015Local

Liquid Floats, the first float spa to hit North Austin, will hold its grand opening on August 1. Commonly referred to as sensory deprivation therapy, floating is a relaxing and rejuvenating experience in which users float in warm salt water in a float tank. Liquid Floats also plans to team up with local businesses to offer organic snacks, natural mood-enhancing supplements, fresh squeezed juices, teas and essential oils—all to optimize the floating experience. Because floating can spark creativity, they are also working with local artists to feature their works in Liquid’s spacious lobby.

Studies done by Roderick A. Borrie, Ph.D., and clinical psychologist at South Oaks Hospital, Amityville, New York, and by Thomas H. Fine, associate professor at the Department of Psychiatry of the Medical College of Ohio, show that flotation Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) can help with pain management, stress reduction and relief from anxiety and depression. One of the main ingredients that make the floatation liquid a potential for healing— Epsom Salt—can help with a variety of necessary bodily functions and soothe inflammation. Epson salt can also detox, relieve irritation and improve skin.

Guests can expect to float in their own private room with a walk-in shower to rinse off before and after their float. Some of the most common items needed for safety and comfort, such as earplugs and towels, are provided at the spa.

Pods stay clean using an advanced 24/7 ozone-filtration system, and Epsom salts have antiseptic properties. Because floating helps with insomnia, Liquid Floats can stay open 24 hours, as long the guests book late night sessions by 2 p.m. the same day. Floats can be purchased for 60 or 90 minutes and are available to members and non-members; prices vary.

Location: 2525 W. Anderson Ln., Austin. For more information or to book a float session, visit