Monday: GAEA to play free show at Float On. Live music, food & wine to celebrate one year of sensory deprivation.

Float onWe are giving away a free sensory deprivation to celebrate from SE Portland’s Float On one year anniversary! To win, comment on this post why you would like to win. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Monday, October 17th.

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GAEA to play free show at Float On. Live music, food & wine to celebrate one year of sensory deprivation. 

Don’t know about the float?  The floats are $50 for a 90 minute float. Float tanks are sound-proof, light-proof tubs containing 200 gallons of water kept exactly at skin temperature.  850 lbs of epsom salt is dissolved inside each tank, making them more buoyant than the dead sea.  Your muscles and bones get to relax, your joints and spine decompress, and the strain on your circulatory system is greatly reduced. It's basically like your entire body breathing a sigh of relief.

Float On One Year Anniversary Party
October 17, 2011 | 5-9PM
SE 45th and Hawthorne, Portland, Oregon
More info: floathq.com

GAEA to play free show at Float On. Live music, food & wine to celebrate one year of sensory deprivation.

Float On, the largest float tank center on the west coast, located at 45th and Hawthorne in SE Portland will celebrate its one year anniversary by hosting a party on Monday, October 17, from 5-9 pm.

Sure, floating for 90 minutes in a sound-proof, light-proof tub of warm water and 850 pounds of Epsom salt increases relaxation and the release of endorphins, but so does a good party. Especially when there’s a lot to celebrate.

Screen shot 2011-10-05 at 11.10.54 PM“This past year has been a definite success,” said Quinn Zepeda, one of the four co- founders of Float On. The center has provided over 7,000 floats out of their Hawthorne headquarters. They also published their first book, Artwork from the Void, compiled from the post-float creations of 150 local artists.

Float On is also producing a 2-CD compilation of local musicians who composed their songs while doing a series of six floats. “This has all been really fun, but the best part of our first year has been the people who have come to float with us,” explains Ashkahn Jahromi, another owner. “We get to see how relaxed our customers are after they float, hear about how their time in the tanks affected them – that’s the best part about this place.”

In honor of their first 365 days, Float On is hosting a party with live music from GAEA (myspace.com/cheritaband) and food and wine. They will also be offering 90-minute floats for just $35 (regularly $50) and copies of Artwork from the Void for $25 (regularly $47.95). Artists will be mingling, signing copies of the book and doing what everyone who goes to Float On does, nothing.

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29 Responses to Monday: GAEA to play free show at Float On. Live music, food & wine to celebrate one year of sensory deprivation.

  1. A October 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    This job is quite stressful and I’m getting sick all the time. I need something positive and relaxing to improve my life conditions so I can get through things right now.

  2. Stephi October 13, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    I would love to win so I could get the chance to float for the first time! It sounds lovely!

  3. Chris October 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    I just moved down the street from this place and Im super stoked to try it out. I would love to win and have sensory free relaxation for an hour and a half!

  4. Frances October 13, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    I love float on! Times are tight and I haven’t been able to treat myself for a while, I hope I win!

  5. Zee October 13, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    Floating for 90 minutes in a sound-proof, light-proof tub of warm water with 850 pounds of Epsom salt sounds safer than propranolol. I’d love to try it out for the first time.
    Thanks
    Zee

  6. Tiffany andrews October 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    After a wedding, two funerals, and working out of town in the elements… I could use some relaxation!

  7. Gene October 13, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    I would love to get back in those tanks! Please keep me in mind!

  8. Rachael October 13, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    I’ve heard about this and it’s relaxing effects, but have never had the chance to try it out. I would be so grateful to win a free float!

  9. Kerry Cochran October 13, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    Wow, you’ve been open a whole year already! Congratulations! I’ve been interested in trying this out for awhile. I enjoy taking epsom salt baths when I’m sore & tired. Seems like a wonderful way to unwind & unplug after a hectic week of work :-)

  10. kathleen October 13, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    i love Float On. i feel so calm and relaxed after i float. and the people who own the place are so chill. if i could i would get a tank for my house. happy anniversary!

  11. birdonit October 13, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    I’ve been feeling overly sensory lately, and I could use some deprivation.

  12. Sturatt October 13, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    Floating is the best way to fight stress. Float on!

  13. Kacy October 13, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    Ive been overwhelmed with anxiety of the “I’m 30, just lost my job, and have no idea what I’m doing with my life” variety lately~and its affecting my body too~i kind of feel like one big muscle knot. SO Ive never done a float, but it sounds like a heavenly release and a good place to let go and start again….

  14. Kelley October 13, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    I would love to float into a deeper state of consciousness, exploring consciousness is my favorite thing to do these days…….and helping my joints heal would also be a perk

  15. Irina October 13, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    I have never did this before. I would be very interested in this experience!

  16. Sarah October 13, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    I <3 Float On. I would love to be able to float again. I recently lost my job so I am afraid I won't be floating for some time. This would be a great way to relieve stress during this difficult time.

  17. Marey October 13, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    Oh the Door to December always beckons, yet remains inexperienced. Please allow me to activate my quiet void.. Thanks for the great contest!

  18. Darcey Priss October 13, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    I’ve wanted to try sensory depravation, but haven’t had the money to do so. This would provide me that much needed oppotunity. When I was 18, I devloped widespread chronic pain. I’ve spent ten years trying different treatments and medications, they’ve helped but nothing is a cure for my conditions.. I was still able to manage working full time from 16-27, with help from my mom. Last year, I was no longer able to work on a reliable basis, (meaning 5 days a week, as scheduled) so I was dismissed from my job of 6 years. That was a big hit to my self esteem, depressing and has only added to my anxiety. This treatment is a possiblity for pain relief and a peaceful mind, for me. Please give me that chance! Thank you in advance, for you time and the opportunity.

  19. Sadie October 13, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    I can imagine it, the darkness like the passage into the space between dreams and waking; the stillness locking out the world, holding you like a hug; the sound of my blood calming in my veins; and the floating – like a ghost? Like an idealized version of self? Or like nothing at all? As you become one with the elements and find your body letting go of all the pain the world harbors… But I would rather experience it.

    Thanks.

  20. Kym October 13, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    Have been floating for a couple years and would love to share it with my husband who suffers from terrible back pain and leg pain. It was a real help for my own.

  21. BobGuy October 13, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    I need a bit of stress relief… But it looks like I’m not the only one

  22. David October 14, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    When I float I fall in love with a women 30 years younger then me.

  23. Jen October 14, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    I’ve read about this, peeked in the window, thought about whether or not it would be spooky and decided not to do it in case I couldn’t get a refund if I needed to hit the red button and flee. Winning a complimentary session however would be OK!!!!!!!

  24. Jason October 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    After an amazingly stressful year (job up and downs, family stresses, housing switches, applying to grad schools, the whole shebang!) I would love to try a new stress relief method. I’ve never floated before but it sounds exactly like something I should really try!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  25. Treasa October 15, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    My heart is so broken and my body is tight with the pain; I don’t feel like I can breathe at all anymore…I would welcome a chance to feel my “whole body breathe” – what a beautiful concept. Perhaps it will help release the sadness and disappointment of dreams broken and let the healing take place. I need a healing for my soul, and that starts with one good, deep breath…

  26. Edwin October 15, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    I’m ready to float! Saw a chamber in Honduras, but they were closed so I’d love to try it out here in PDX.

  27. Jon October 16, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    I’ve only had the chance to do this once and would really love to have another chance. Those guys were incredibly cool, would love to make this a routine in my life.

  28. Linda October 17, 2011 at 1:09 am #

    I’ve always wanted to visit the Dead Sea to give me my body some much needed relief. I had no idea this was available in Portland. I would love to try this and I promise to tell the world.

  29. Mara Harper October 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    While I have yet to try the flotation experience, my dear friend K is downright addicted to the sensory scene (or non-sense, as the case may be), & if my comment is selected I will donate this one to her, to help her keep it (whatever THAT is) real…and then take one meself!

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