We will provide you with all the amenities you will need such as towels, earplugs, and anything else you may need for a superior float experience.

There is no need to be afraid of becoming claustrophobic in the float tank, you will be in complete control of the lid on the float tank. It is light weight and easy to open. You will be able to exit the pod at any point. However, most people who suffer from claustrophobia say it really is not a problem as you lose sense of the walls surrounding you. If you still think you may be affected by this, you can use our tanks without the lid.

You will stay buoyant the entire time so there is no reason not to

Nope! The Epsom salts allow for natural buoyancy, so all you have to do is slide in on your back and relax. It may take a few minutes to adjust to the new sensation and allow your body to fully “let go”, and you’ll find that the experience deepens with each session as you learn how to slip deeper and deeper into utter relaxation.

Avoid shaving around 2 hours before your Float, as the saltwater may cause some irritation. Caffeine could interfere with your ability to relax. A heavy meal just before Floating is not advised, but you also don’t want to hear your stomach growling so eating approximately 1-2 hours before is best. Towels, earplugs, and all amenities are provided for you, all you need to bring is yourself…and leave your worries at the front door.

Nothing at all. (naked… birthday suit… totally free from clothing… buck naked). You want as little sensory stimulation against your skin as possible!

Absolutely you can. Just plan enough time so you don’t feel rushed getting back to your hectic life. You will know if floating is best for you in the morning or at night. It is different for each user.

While there is no guarantee that the salt won’t strip some color from your hair, we recommend that you check if the water running through your hair in the shower at home is fully clear. If there is still some color coming out you should wait a couple of more days/showers.

To extend the life of the filtration system and keep the water as clean as possible. We highly encourage you to shower before your float here at Serenus to minimize bacterial transfer into our tanks. Showering after your float is also important to remove the coating of Epsom salt that is left on the skin and hair.

We will not allow you to float if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Infectious skin or respiratory disorders
  • Incontinence
  • Epilepsy or serious mental conditions NOT under doctors control
  • A high-risk pregnancy or if you’re in the 1st trimester or menstruating
  • Have colored or permed your hair within 7 days
  • Under the influence of any drugs or alcohol
  • Under 18 without parental presence

We expect you to inform us of any conditions for your own safety and the safety of other floaters! We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time.

Yes, women within their second and third trimesters and only after clearance from their physicians or midwives. Pregnant women probably get more relief from floating than most people. The extra weight carried by the mother-to-be can be very stressful due to the forces of gravity. Floating eliminates the negative effects of gravity which can cause joint pain, inflammation, and stress on the organs as well as the unborn baby.

Pregnant women have also reported a reduction of erratic movements of the baby inside the womb. This is due to a phenomenon called the “mirror effect”. The baby is safe and secure inside the womb and the mother shares a similar experience in the warm isolation tank. Women report a stronger connection with their baby when exposed to this environment.

There is over 1000 pounds of USP grade Epsom salt dissolved each tank. The solution is so high in salt that no living microorganism can survive. After each session, the entire volume of the solution is filtered through a 3 part filtration and sterilization system 5 times utilizing Ultra Violet light and H2O2, which is an oxidizer that will kill any bacteria, viruses, fungi and algae, and is NOT a carcinogen, so it won’t hurt you! UV is the safest, most effective system available. It maintains the water’s soft, clean, and crystal clear appearance. We also use natural enzymes. In addition all clients are required to shower and be 100% clean prior to entering the tank.

  • Absolutely! You can’t float together, but we do have multiple tanks and you can float at the same time if you call ahead to book your appointments or easily schedule online.

It’s best to not be hungry or very full before floating, somewhere in the middle is just right. As you do not want to feel or hear your stomach in the floatation tank. Do not wear contacts into the float tanks, and please remember to bring your saline solution and contact lens case to store your lenes. Do not drink caffeine; Do not shave the morning before your float; men can shave their faces as they are not submerged in the salt water but the salt water will sting shaved legs, heads, armpits or anywhere else on the body besides the face.

Yes, although there is little documentation of their responses. Children have found it easier to dismiss their fears of being in a dark, enclosed space after only a few sessions of float therapy. Further research is being conducted on autistic children and the affects of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST). It seems that sensory deprivation provokes positive changes in learning, social behavior, and cognitive function in autistic children

In this age of instant gratification and mult-tasking it can be very difficult to not put expectations on everything that we do. We suggest that you approach your float with compassionate curiosity and allow yourself to simply be in the moment. Know that whatever your experience, your body is receiving the benefits of deep relaxation and everyone’s float is different.

Yes, if you want to make use of floating’s full potential. Most users understand floating’s benefits after the 3rd or 4th float. Those who see it after the first time are immediately hooked.

What others are saying!

  • As someone who experiences back and nerve pain, I’m looking forward to having the benefits of float therapy close to home

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    Matt Clardy
  • Serenus Float and Wellness Center will be such a needed and excellent addition to the city of Bloomington and its patrons. I am extremely excited to see the new float center come to life, and try out the relaxation tanks myself!!!

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    Valerie Malone
    Quill Decor
  • Was amazing!! Would recommend this to anyone it’s weird at first but once I got used to it that’s when the magic happened.

    Timothy B.
  • I enjoyed my float. It was very relaxing and much needed.
    The facilities are clean and well thought out. The staff are friendly and helpful.

    Cheryl L.
  • I’m totally pumped to be able to share in this great opportunity, and look forward to helping others to reach their true potential. I can’t wait to see the positive feedback we have with all of our clientele from casuals to athletes.

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    Derrick Ball
  • I am so excited to have a float center coming to Bloomington. I am a weight lifter and I know that float therapy is great for muscle recovery and gain. I cant wait to jump into one of those tanks after a good workout!!

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    Kyle Shaw
  • I am excited for the opportunity to provide Bloomington and surrounding communities the experience of true relaxation and a better sense of well being!!

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    Joseph Gerbofsky
  • I am so excited about Serenus coming to Bloomington because the passionate people of this community need this state of the art float center for enhancement of their better well being. Serenus is the place to be to relieve stress, pain, and tension while improving mobility and circulation. It does not disappoint when you are looking to relax, recover, and renew!!! You will love it!

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    Amber Raley
    Therapist/Massage Therapist
  • Amazing!!! Much needed relaxation and the massage chair was great.
    Staff is very friendly and informative…thanks Derrick!
    Looking forward to my next session.

    Lori H.
  • I just spoke at a conference .They referred to Bloomington as a “Recovery community “. It is nice to see an initiative such as Serenus come to this community as it represents the forefront of progressive new age prevention and holistic wellness opportunities

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    Pete Link
    Social Worker
  • Floated for the first time today and it was awesome! Total relaxation! Derrick and Joe explained everything so I felt completely comfortable! It was clean and gorgeous on the inside! Totally wish they were around when I was pregnant; I felt instant relief from my back and joints! Can’t wait to come back!!

    Kelsey B.
  • First time here and loved it!! The experience was very calming and peaceful! Facility was clean and staff was friendly and professional. I’d highly recommend stopping by to relax 

    G’Aundra C.

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