1102 NW 10th Ave. Portland, OR 97209
Wed-Sun: 9am-9pm
503-444-7102

What is Floatation Therapy

 
Floating involves relaxing for 90 minutes in your own personal Float Suite.

1000 lbs. of Epsom salt are dissolved into water creating a solution that allows your body to float effortlessly.

The air and water inside the cabin are warmed to meet the temperature of your skin.

Your suite is completely soundproof and gives you the option to turn the lights off.

This detachment from external senses allows you to completely disconnect with the outside world.

The Epsom salt contains essential minerals that leave you feeling deeply relaxed and vibrant as the tension in your body melts away.
 
 

The Enso Difference

At Enso Float we take pride in providing the safest and most sanitary floatation therapy environment possible. From our non-slip floors and walk-in cabins, to our state-of-the-art filtration systems, you’ll find the little things make a big difference.

We’re thrilled to carry the latest models of tanks and cabins from Floataway Co. We feature two circular 8′ Floataround tanks and three 6’ x 8’ Cabins. These Floatarounds are the same tanks found at the Laureate Institute of Brain Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

We’re in the Lexis Building located right across from Tanner-Springs Park on the corner of NW 10th & Marshall. Come say Hello!


 

History of Floating

1954 - The Beginning

The tank was formed as a research tool by Dr. John C. Lilly to help further his studies of sensory isolation on the human body.


1972 - The Rise

 

Glen and Lee Perry form Samadhi Tank Company in Northern California and with the guidance of John C. Lilly create the first commercial grade floatation tank. Commercial floating is born.


 

1980 - Here Comes Hollywood

 

The Ken Russell film Altered States was released shedding a not so accurate light on floatation tanks, and probably scaring a few people off in the process.


 

1990 - Resurgence

 

As floating starts to gain in popularity it grabs the attention of notable scientists Peter Suedfeld and Roderick Borrie who coin the term REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) and began extensive research around float therapy.


 

2015 - Floating Finds a Home

 

The Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma develops the first state-of-the art floatation therapy research lab under the direction of Justin Feinstein Ph.D.


 

TODAY

 

Enso Float breaks salt and opens the doors to the public.