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What is Floating?

Floating in Indianapolis is part therapy, part meditation, part transcendence, and all relaxation. Classically known as “sensory deprivation,” floatation therapy is suitable for professionals, athletes, meditators and everyone in between, including children and the elderly.

Your benefits grow exponentially when you float regularly, in particular, “training” your brain to produce endorphins and decrease corticosteroids and cortisol while floating can be huge for your overall health. It has a myriad of documented benefits, including:

  • Greater athletic performance
  • Faster healing process
  • Hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis
  • Recovery from addictions
  • Increased creativity
  • Enhanced problem-solving capacity
  • Improved health and well-being
  • Deepened meditation
  • Heighten self-awareness
  • Relief of physical pain, mental stress & anxiety
  • Improved sleep & immune system
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couple happy after float therapy in Indianapolis


During a float, your body is suspended in 10 inches of water that is heated to the same temperature as your skin and contains 900 lbs of Epsom salts. The Epsom salts, by themselves, have a wide range of incredible health benefits, but aside from that the experience is a weightlessness that is often described as like being in space or achieving neutral buoyancy while scuba diving.

While experiencing float therapy in Indianapolis, your body enters a state of complete relaxation. The sensation of unwinding in our float tanks reveals the extent to which your body typically holds tension. In this serene environment, your mind is liberated to embrace stillness, contemplate solutions to your worries, or explore alternate realms and states of being.

The ultimate goal is for your brain to achieve a Theta state, which brings forward heightened receptivity, flashes of dreamlike imagery and inspiration.


If it’s your first time floating with us, plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before your appointment. We’ll provide an orientation and answer any questions you may have.

A few recommendations to prepare for an optimal experience…

  • Stomachs that are too empty or too full can be distracting.
  • Same goes for bladders.
  • Minimize caffeine, stimulants and nicotine use prior to your float when possible.
  • Best not to shave, wax or otherwise aggravate your skin day of your float.
woman relaxed after floating in Indianapolis
floating in Indianapolis


Floating in Indianapolis increases production of:

  • Endorphins – the body’s natural pain killer and inflammation reducer
  • Serotonin – a primary contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness
  • Dopamine – associated with feelings of motivation and reward

Simultaneously, floating decreases production of stress markers:

  • Adrenaline – the “fight or flight” hormone
  • Cortisol – an established stress-marker in the body
  • Norepinephrin – another known marker of nervous system stress

While everyone will experience these brain benefits on some level, the experiential reality for most people – in the beginning, at least – is somewhere in the middle of the range of possible experiences. Nobody should expect an “Altered States” experience or immediate cessation of that back pain that’s been plaguing them for 20 years. But what we promise everyone is a unique and thoroughly pleasant experience that is unlike any you’ve tried before, with the potential for deeply profound experiences that come with float practice.


The results of floating in Indianapolis are as unique as each person floating; some experience a simple deep relaxation of their body, some experience profound meditative insights, some see existing pain disappear altogether.

This is largely due to what is going on neurologically when the brain is put into a Theta state and central nervous system is put into a “parasympathetic state”; this one-two punch of effects dramatically affects neurotransmitter production.

woman happy after floating in Indianapolis


1ST FLOAT - 60 MIN - $39 | 60 MIN - $69 | 90 MIN - $99

package pricing

Infrared Sauna 30 min - 3 pack - $79
Infrared Sauna 30 min - 5 pack - $129

Infrared Sauna 45 min - 3 pack - $119
Infrared Sauna 45 min - 5 pack - $189

Float Therapy FAQs

Can I float if I'm pregnant?

Float therapy can be beneficial during pregnancy because it offers relief from discomfort and aches and promotes relaxation. However, it’s essential to consult your healthcare provider before floating, especially in the later stages of pregnancy. Many pregnant individuals find floating to be a safe and enjoyable experience.

How often should I schedule float therapy sessions?

The frequency of float therapy sessions depends on individual needs and goals. Some find weekly sessions beneficial for maintaining mental and physical well-being, while others prefer bi-weekly or monthly visits. Our professionals can help determine the ideal frequency for you.

What should I wear during a float therapy session?

We often recommend floating nude to maximize the sensory deprivation experience. However, if you’re uncomfortable with nudity, wearing a swimsuit is perfectly acceptable. However, avoid heavy clothing or jewelry that may detract from the sensation of weightlessness and relaxation.

Can I float if I am claustrophobic?

Floating can be suitable for claustrophobic individuals because the tanks we use are spacious, and you have the ability to control the environment. Our tanks are equipped with interior lights and can be left open if preferred. Many claustrophobic individuals report feeling calm and comfortable while floating, but please communicate your concerns with our staff beforehand.

What is the difference between float therapy and traditional meditation?

While both practices promote relaxation and mental clarity, float therapy offers a unique experience of sensory deprivation and weightlessness. Unlike traditional meditation, which often involves sitting or lying in a specific posture, float therapy allows the body to completely relax in a buoyant environment, enhancing mindfulness and deep relaxation.


Skin Renew Wellness Center is a luxurious day spa and wellness center in Indianapolis, IN. Our Wellness center is a serene sanctuary designed to nurture both body and soul, offering a healing space that restores and rejuvenates. Step into a world of calm and experience the art of floating—an exquisite service we provide amidst our range of wellness offerings. Discover the revitalizing benefits awaiting you by scheduling an appointment to explore our options for float therapy in Indianapolis.