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Northwest Floatation Center

Claustrophobia and Floatation Therapy


Many people that are interested in floating have concerns about being claustrophobic during their experience.

At Northwest Float Center we have run thousands of floats, and consistently have had no issues with people feeling claustrophobic.  The reason is simple:  you are in control.  During a walkthrough explaining the experience, you will be shown how the float tank operates and some ways to personalize the float to enhance your comfort.

There are no locks or latches on the doors and they can be propped for extra light. You also may end the experience early if desired.  While you may be apprehensive at first, once you realize that you are in full control, prior anxiety will simply float away.

Float Tanks Solutions

Don't Squander Water

Once you start planning out the monthly costs for your float center, you’ll quickly come to appreciate a running joke in the industry: although you may think you’re providing floats, what you’re really doing is running a shower business.

Each person that floats at your center will take two showers: one before their float, and one after. These showers are definitely necessary. Before a customer enters a float tank, you’ll want them to shower in order to make sure that water contamination from skin oils and dirt is minimized, and after a float a customer is going to need a shower to remove the salty residue from their skin.

Float Center Utility Bill

The cost of these showers quickly adds up, and makes your water bill one of the most expensive recurring costs of owning and operating a center, especially if you’re in an area with a limited or expensive water supply. Furthermore, most people enjoy hot showers, which can put an unfortunate strain on your water heater. Our float center, Float On, pushed our 50 gallon water heater beyond it’s limit (with 4 simultaneous showers followed closely by 4 more), and we HAD to install low-flow showerheads in order to have enough hot water for all 4 rooms.

That being said, there are a few simple tactics to lower your usage, and consequently take stress off your water heater and lower your float center’s water expenses.

Install low-flow showerheads

Dylan Calm

Is Starting a Float Center Right for You?


Open-Float-Tank-Neil-08Opening and running a float center is an incredible undertaking. What will be asked of you will most likely push you to more extremes than anything you have ever done in you life, particularly if this is your first business or even first brick and mortar.

Every individual opening a float center will bring their own skills and assets to the table that will help shape and develop the business as it expands. There is always more to learn however, and there will be many portions of the business that require developing an entirely new skill-set in order to run it effectively.

So why are there so many people rushing to start their own float business? Are people that in love with floating? Or is there more to it?