May 12, 2014
(News Release) VICTORIA – Vancouver Island’s only sensory deprivation and float centre, Float House Victoria has opened at 662 Herald Street. The much-anticipated alternative therapy centre has already been booked to capacity on most days with many people who have been learning about the benefits of floating coming in to try it for themselves.
“Most of our guests are floating for the first time and they have been waiting for an opportunity to try this therapy for all kinds of reasons, lowering stress is a big one,” said Erik Zaremba, owner, Float House Victoria. “The most common thing people say after their first float is that time stands still in the tank.”
Floatation therapy is a growing trend with float centres popping up all over North America, Europe and around the globe. Floating provides a unique opportunity for people to escape from their busy lives in an enclosed tank that’s completely free of distractions. The experience is similar to weightlessness and is designed to help people achieve a deeply relaxed state and harness the body’s natural abilities to heal from stress, illness or injuries.
“Floating can benefit everyone from athletes who want to recover quickly from training to people suffering from any type of pain or wanting to reduce stress,” said Zaremba. “The list of health conditions that can be helped by floating is very long and includes diabetes, arthritis and many more.”
Float House Victoria has six spa-like private rooms that contain a float tank and shower. There are currently three tanks in operation and three additional tanks will become available in the weeks ahead. Guests float effortlessly in 11.5 inches of body temperature water that contains 1,200 pounds of Epson salts.
Tanks at Float House Victoria are the newest and most advanced available. Victoria and Los Angles are the first cities in the world to offer the fully-automated tanks that provide options for a personalized floating experience. Guests may choose to completely block out all sound and light and feel almost nothing or add music or other audio and lights to their float.
An introductory package of three 90 minute floats is available for $150, individual float sessions cost $75 and memberships are also available.
Float House Victoria is the second location for the growing Float House brand, founded in Vancouver by Mike and Andy Zaremba, who opened the first Float House in Gastown in 2013 and just opened another location in Kitsilano. Float House is located around the corner from Victoria’s new public market at The Hudson. To book an appointment or find more information visit www.floathousevictoria.com.
Media Invitation: Float House Victoria invites media on story assignment to come to Float House for a float session. Floats are 90 minutes but can be customized to accommodate schedules, filming and photography.