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SLIP SLIDIN’ AWAY
Leave your troubles behind with a session in one of Float House’s isolation tanks.
Apparently ’80s nostalgia is over. Long live the 1990s!
With Ab Fab, that staple of the Gay ’90s, promising to release a studio film next year, it looks like a lot of the decade’s trendier pastimes are coming back for another shot at popularity. Last summer, Rollerblade revamped its entire line of in-line skates and went on to record sales. And, just last month, Float House began introducing a new generation of Vancouverites to the benefits of isolation tanks.
One of the largest float centres in the world, Float House is was launched by brothers Andy and Mike Zaremba after two years of working with health authorities to get their sensory deprivation tanks approved for commercial use. They now run a fleet of five freezer-sized tanks whose 10 inches of water each contain 900 lbs of Epsom salts. Clients pop in ear plugs, slip into the near-weightless conditions and float in the dark to release stress hormones and stimulate dopamine production.
Plus, it’s equal parts weird and cool and absolutely fabulous, sweetie darling!