Float Therapy?

A float tank is a large bathtub that is designed to reduce distractions: lights, sounds, gravity and tactile sensations.

Once you lie in the float tank about 80-90% of neuromuscular activity is decreased.  

At skin temperature and 1000 pounds of Epsom salt, the water you'll find yourself reclined in will have you losing track of where it ends and your body begins.

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Reduction & Alleviation of Pain
Lowers Blood Pressure & Heart Rate
Aids in Addiction Recovery
Improves Athletic performance
Improves Circulation


Stress Reduction
Increased Creativity
Helps Cure Insomnia
Increased Reactions & Alertness
Feelings of Euphoria


Deep Relaxation
Alleviation of Depression & Stress
Effortless Meditation
Expansion of Consciousness
Achievement of Theta State


Both float tanks offer a light button and a music button with high, medium and low volume levels.  The water is at skin temperature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit. 

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 The Float 'ROOM' Tank

The Room is more spacious than the Pod.  The Room style tank has a full height ceiling and is about a foot longer than the Pod.  People that tend to be claustrophobic have picked this tank over the Pod in the past.  If you like lots of stretching involved in your float session this may be the tank for you.

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The Float 'POD' Tank

The Pod has that mother's womb feeling to it.  It is bigger than you may think from just looking at it through the picture.  You have the option to close the tank hood or leave it open while you float.

Community Float Hours

We want to provide the opportunity for as many people as possible to float, and we want to give back to the community by supporting:

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  • People with chronic conditions or illnesses (including anxiety, depression, addiction and PTSD)
  • Military active service, veterans and National Guard
  • Nurses
  • First Responders
  • Artists and musicians
  • Students
  • RVA Residents
  • Teachers, community and social service workers
  • Anyone who finds our regular prices to be a hardship.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before 3:00pm (last appointment time is at 2pm) you can float during Community Hours, when all 60 minute floats are $45 instead of the regular $65.


Community are hours are for the community, not with the community - you will have a private room like usual.


Research studies have shown how floating can enhance creativity and help floaters view things in a new way. Float tanks can be an amazing tool for breaking through creative blocks and finding new inspiration. As our brains recognize that they are being starved of stimulation, they begin to create their own. Many people begin to see colors or hear music, some feel themselves spinning around even though they aren’t actually moving. At Vitality, we want to help you explore this state and see what your mind can create when it’s free of stimuli and distractions from the outside world. Artists, chefs, writers, musicians and all other creatives - what will you find in the tank?



How early should I show up for an appointment?

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled float session.  We are open by appointment only, therefore, if you arrive 20-30 minutes early there is a chance we will not be at the front of the spa to let you in the building until 10 - 15 minutes before your appointment time.  If you arrive later than 10 minutes after your scheduled appointment time,  we will have to cut off some of your float time if there is a float session immediately after yours. 

Can I float longer or shorter than the 75 minute session?

Yes, we recommend the 75 minutes, but you can float 45, 60, 75, 90, and 120 minutes long.  We also offer overnight floats once a month from 11pm to 7am.  Call us at (804)678-9816 if you are interested in scheduling an 8 hour overnight float for $280. 

How many floats does it take to make me grasp the floating experience?

Your first visit is considered a learning experience.  A second float session helps you see the potential benefits of regular floating. After the third float, you will know why floating is a practice meant for you. 

Is the water clean?

Extremely.  Our water is completely recirculated at least 3 times between each float through a 1 or 10 micron particulate filter, and then treated with a combination of a germicidal UV lamp, ozone, and hydrogen peroxide.  The water is tested daily to ensure that your float will be safe and comfortable. 

What if I am Claustrophobic?

The tanks are a lot bigger in person than they seem in pictures.  During your float session, you are able to keep the door open to our two types of float chambers:  A float POD that has a pivoting lid that makes it possible to keep open or close, adjustments to the lid can be made from inside the pod.  The float ROOM has 7 foot high ceilings with a door to the entrance.  The ROOM tends to be the choice of people with claustrophobic tendencies.

Do I need to bring anything?

Mainly, just bring yourself.  We provide ear plugs, vaseline, tampons, towels, a robe, a comb, a hairdryer, lotion, shampoo and conditioner.  If you wear contact lenses, bring solution and a case or just wear your prescription glasses.  You will be in your own private room, so you do not need to wear a swim suit, unless it is for comfort reasons.  You may want to bring a brush or anything else you want to use to get ready.

What NOT to do before a float?

Shave or wax (salt stings open cuts), however we do provide vaseline just in case.  Have caffeine or energy enhancing vitamins (makes it hard to relax).  Dye your hair 48 hrs before (we do provide a swim cap just in case you need it).   

When NOT to float?

Do not float today if you have a cold or the flu, incontinence, flatulence or hemorrhoids, any infectious disease, deep cuts or open sores.

Will I sink?

No, the high density of the salt water content makes you float. You can even sleep in the tank if you want to.


Float Sessions

45 Minutes - $60

60 Minutes - $65

75 Minutes - $70

90 Minutes - $75

120 Minutes - $80

180 Minutes - $120

The Revitalization Combo

A 60 Minute Float & A 60 Minute Massage - $125

 The Vitality Lifestyle Membership

Two 60 Minute Floats/Month - $89

Intro to Floating Package

Three 75 Minute Float Sessions - $140 (3 for the price of 2)

An Overnight "New Moon" Float Session

Each New Moon: 11pm - 7am (8hrs) - $280 

2018 New Moon Dates - 1/16, 2/15, 3/17, 4/15, 5/15, 6/13, 7/12, 8/11, 9/9, 10/8, 11/7, 12/7

** Please arrive 5 - 10 minutes before your scheduled session.