Floating in an Oasis Relaxation System tank may be one of the most pleasurable, relaxing and enriching experiences of your life. The warmth, comfort and ease of floating gravity free… the peace, quiet, and time for yourself … the discoveries of deeper levels of self… the joy of functioning more effectively in your world… these pleasures are among the many mentioned.

  • Improved health and well-being
  • Deepened meditation
  • Heighten self-awareness
  • Relief of physical pain
  • Relief of mental stress & anxiety
  • Increased production of serotonin, dopamine and endorphins
  • Decreased production of cortisol, adrenaline and epinephrine
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved immune system
  • Greater athletic performance
  • Faster healing process
  • Hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis
  • Recovery from addictions
  • Increased creativity
  • Enhanced problem-solving capacity

The Oasis Concept

The benefits of floating are greater than those achieved through other forms of relaxation. However, we don’t pretend that floating is the only preventive health care method a person should use. Nutrition, exercise, and relaxation, energy work and mindfulness,  should all be woven into a person’s lifestyle and needs. Floating should be an essential part of an individual’s total fitness and health care program.

Two Tanks! It's ALL about the Water.

Cloud Nine Flotation offers two unique tanks for your relaxation and comfort. Our Oasis Tanks are made of fiberglass, with 3 inches of insulation around the walls to insure you get the quietest float possible. The temperature of the tank is kept between 93.5-94.5 degrees fahrenheit. The air temp is around the same. We follow the sanitation practices that the Floatation Tank Association recommends, plus extras. The water is pristine and filtered twice daily and 3-5 times between float clients using a 5 stage purification system. At Cloud Nine we start with Reverse Osmosis Water (not Tucson municipal), which is further filtered through a structured water filter with shungite. The first line of defense is 800 pounds of epsom salts. Nothing can live or grow in that environment. Next the water is treated with Hydrogen Peroxide, travels through a swimming pool type microfilter, moves through a UV light, then an Ozonator before it makes it’s way back into the tank. 

Using Doctor Masaru Emoto’s (from The Hidden Message in Water) method of structured water, words of encouragement and purity are also strategically placed on the tanks. Our bathroom, floors and walls are cleaned daily with hydrogen peroxide, vinegar and bleach when needed.

The Stargate Tank is a vintage 1990’s fiberglass shell that has been completely refurbished to 21st century technology. All the components are state of the art and new. From the transducers to the pump and heating system, to the LED color changing light in the cabin, everything has been done with your comfort in mind. Originally this tank had a video port in it, and that has been transformed into a color therapy port. We at Cloud Nine feel grateful to have brought this tank back to life, and repurposed it for today’s floating community. 

The Tardis Tank has also been updated to 21st century technology. The only difference between the two is the light.

Frequently asked questions

Prepare yourself for the floating experience by reading through our FAQs. We want to offer you the peace of mind that you deserve from beginning to end.

About Our Float Rooms

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Cloud Nine Customer in Tardis Tank
Oasis Relaxation Systems Tank at Cloud Nine Flotation
Interior of Stargate Tank
Inside the Stargate Tank

The History of Floating

Float Tanks – or Isolation Tanks, as they were originally known – were invented in the 1950s by an American neurophysiologist Professor named Dr. John C. Lilly.  Dr. Lilly wanted to find out if the brain needed external stimuli to keep its conscious states going. One theory was the energy sources are biological and internal and do not depend on the outside environment.  Together with his associate, Dr. Jay Shirley, they worked on creating an environment where one was completely isolated from all external stimuli.  His first creation was a tank in which a person was suspended vertically, entirely underwater, head completely covered by an underwater breathing apparatus and mask. He continued experimenting and modifying the general design of the tank.   Lilly eventually found it more relaxing laying flat rather than suspended upright, if more salt was used for buoyancy. Other modifications were also made, such as water heaters with thermostats to keep the water at perfect temperature, air pumps to keep fresh air in the tank, and a water filter for the reuse of epsom salts. By the early 1970’s, Lilly had perfected the floatation tank in the way that is much used today.

The Science of Floating

The body of scientific evidence supporting the health and wellness benefits of floatation therapy is growing all the time.  One leading study by Karlsbad University in Sweden found that: “Floating was perceived as pleasant. An altered state of consciousness was induced, varying from a milder state including profound relaxation and altered time perception, to more powerful with perceptual changes and profound sensations such as out-of-body experiences and perinatal experiences. ”  Neuropsychologists have found floatation effective for treatment of anxiety disorders, while clinical psychologists have found the “effects of floating  to enhance creativity, physical performance, stress management, psycho and physiological effects, relief from chronic pain- fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.”

The Float Research Collective is an excellent resource for clinical studies, presentations and all things science as it relates to floating.

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