The Dead Sea, Brought Home


Float & Massage
Spa in Colorado

Only Float Spa in the Vail Valley

It turns out that when you’re not fighting gravity or constantly taking in information, your body has a lot of extra resources at its disposal. Your mind is free to mull things over without distraction, your brain waves slow down, and your body gets to rest, de-stress, and heal.


Floating is about everything that you won’t be doing


The 1000 pounds of Epsom salt in the water takes care of that, while you lie on your back.


You float with earplugs and your ears stay just below the water. You can also choose to listen to relaxing meditation music while floating.


After you shut the door, you float in total darkness. If you prefer we can leave the light on inside the tank during the entire session.


Immune System

  • Floating increases immune system efficiency by lowering blood levels of cortisol and epinephrine.
  • By improving sleep quality, floating keeps your immune system ready to work as designed.
  • The magnesium absorbed during a float is critical to overall immune function and helps keep your body’s defenses strong.

More Benefits of Floating


People float to relieve stress, recover from injuries, fight addiction, eliminate chronic pain and reduce post-operative pain, lower blood pressure, treat arthritis, fibromyalgia, PTSD and much more. Studies indicate that floating increases your dopamine and endorphin levels, boosting your mood and leaving you with a pleasant afterglow that lasts for days afterwards. Without the need to fight gravity or take-in external information, you’ll likely experience the most complete relaxation you’ve ever felt.


Everything you experience while floating comes from within yourself. It’s the perfect time to reflect on your life, and reports of creative and personal insights abound. Float tanks can also be thought of as training wheels for meditation. After about 30 minutes of floating, your mind starts producing theta brainwaves, which are responsible for that ‘between waking & sleeping’ state. After years of practice, people can enter theta state through deep meditation. Float tanks get you there with hardly any effort at all.


Floating, buoyant and peacefully still in a body-like temperature, this is alchemy. Your mind is free-free to explore, to create, and to renew without distraction. People have cut strokes off their golf game, developed complex scientific theories, and drafted whole portions of books while floating. With nothing to distract you, your level of concentration and knowledge absorption is astonishing. There is no magic in floating, the magic is us!

What Our Beautiful & Happy Clients Say About Us

What a true gem to find!! My sister & I had the best massages we’ve ever had and also experienced floating for the first time! It was a really interesting & relaxing experience & we both would like to try it again. The owners of this spa are very helpful, professional & kind. We look forward to going back! I highly recommend going here!!!
April Humke
3 Months Ago
I did a 75 min float and loved the experience. Great way to unwind and relax your mind. I followed it up with a 50 min massage which was AMAZING! Really helped relieve stress and was able to help with any problem areas. One of the best massages I’ve ever had and I will definitely be returning!
Sarah Luddy
3 Months Ago
What a great experience! My massage was awesome. He found so many areas of tension I didn’t know I had. The float was so relaxing. Since I didn’t have a car, they picked me up and dropped me at my hotel. Such great service. Would highly recommend.
Kristin Gordos
3 Months Ago
I had the best experience at Dreams Float. The owner was super nice and attentive. And my therapist Paul gave me an exquisite full body massage leaving me relaxed and my body renewed. This is exactly what I needed after a two days skiing. 100% recommended!
Svetlana N
3 Months Ago
My wife and I have been experiencing dream Float spa for about a year. Have had 4 of their therapist provide massage therapy services and can attest that any and all therapists at Dreams Float Spa are the best in the Vail Valley, highly recommend your next massage be with them and also book the unique experience of their float chamber before or after your massage. No were else in the Valley makes you feel more like family and can offer the experience they do with they highly skilled and passionate massage therapy healers.
Wesley Arnett
2 Months Ago
Great customer service! Very friendly and professional. We had no idea they also gave massages which were 10/10. Also very reasonable in price. Last month I went to a resort spa at double the price and the massage here was better. Can’t wait to try the float next ! Highly recommend!!
Chelsea Cadwell
2 Months Ago
OMG!...I have never experienced anything as it relates to relaxation like this float spa. It was truly a great experience. I did not think I would walk out feeling the way I felt. I thoroughly enjoy it. You must added it to you itinerary while visiting the area, you won't regret it.
Taray Roberts
4 Months Ago
This is an amazing experience. Its a great way to relax your body, mind and soul. The treatment you get since you walk in is really welcoming and professional. I absolutely recommend Dream Float Spa!
Isha Ortiz
3 Months Ago

The Science of Floating

In 1954, Dr. John C. Lilly, a pioneer in brain and behavioral research studies, began experimenting with the concept of restricting the amount of external sensory stimuli to the brain. When he built his first isolation environment, he was determined to prove that the brain, without environmental input, would simply go to sleep. Using his own being for experiments, he learned the opposite is true.

By removing all visual, acoustical, tactile and temperature stimuli, Dr. Lilly found that the brain continues to function independently and at an even higher level than normal. According to Dr. Lilly, the greatest benefit of the floating experience is the profound state of relaxation found through a stimuli-free environment. Dr. Lilly found that gravitational force on the body coupled with noise, light, and temperature variance, etc., utilized approximately 90% of the neural activity in the brain.

Floating is a fairly new practice. Our staff is here to exceed your expectations.

How to Float?

  • Arrive 5 min early.

  • Having caffeine before might interfere with your ability to fully relax.

  • Eat a light meal 1 – 1 1/2 hour prior.

  • Don’t shave or wax beforehand.

  • If you have dyed your hair recently enough that it still washes out in the shower, or leaves any dye traces on towels, you can’t float.

  • You don’t need to bring anything.

  • Check in the Front Desk.

  • We’ll cover the basics together and walk you back to your room.

  • Remove your contacts. (We can provide a case upon request)

  • You’ll then shower and step into the float tank. (If you prefer to not wet your hair we can provide a swim cap)

  • Close the door behind you when you’re ready.

  • If you would feel more comfortable, we can leave the lights on inside the tank during the entire session.

  • Float away into your dreams.

  • After your time has come to an end music and light fade in, easing you out of your float.

  • Step out and rinse off the salt water in the shower.

  • Get dressed, and bask in your post-float glow.

  • Enjoy a cup of tea in the relaxation lounge and chat with us about your experience.

  • Set aside as much time as you can after your float to please your senses and do fun things.

  • Maybe go for a hike. Watch a glorious sunset. Get a massage. Eat a delicious meal. Listen to beautiful music. Or perhaps just go home, find a cozy area to curl up in, and read a good book.

We are sure you have questions and we are here to answer any you have.

Floating FAQ

If you have longer hair, you may want to bring a comb. Also, something to put your contact lenses into while you’re in the tank. We provide the essentials; a towel, earplugs, hairdryer, cotton buds, natural moisturizer, make-up remover, shampoo, conditioner, body wash. Feel free to bring anything else you may need.

There is 900 pounds of medical grade Epsom salt dissolved in each of our tanks. Salinity is at 1.30 grams per cubic centimeter. After each session, the entire volume of the solution is pumped out and filtered through a three part filtration and sterilization system utilizing Ultra Violet light and H2O2. UV is the safest most effective system available. It maintains the water’s soft, clean and crystal clear appearance. In addition all clients are required to shower prior to entering the tank. 

Absolutely. You will not be able to float together in the same room or tank, but you can book floats at the same time, as we have 2 private float rooms. 

Yes, you have your own private room equipped with your own personal shower, which you’ll use before and after your float. For this reason, people do not wear a swimming costume as this presses against the body and takes away from the experience.

If you have caffeine before you float, it may interfere with your ability to relax. Also, try not shave or wax beforehand since the salt water can irritate your skin. Eating a light meal about an hour to 90 minutes ahead of time stops your stomach from sounding like an angry monster while you float. Other than that, there’s no specific preparation needed.

Not in the true sense of the word. Some first-time floaters can emerge from the tank feeling slightly nauseous. This is actually a good sign as it indicates that built-up stress is in fact leaving the body.

Absolutely not. Pregnant women love floating! There is even a special position you can float in that relieves all of the weight of the baby off of the mother’s body. The float tank is a wonderful haven to which pregnant women can escape. If you are in your third trimester, or have any concerns, please consult with your physician before coming in.

Yes, floating has shown demonstrable results in easing the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, including regulating mood and pain reduction. The general guidelines and protocols for floating while on your period are very similar to those for hot tubs and pools. We recommend to use a new tampon, both during the float and after.

The space inside the flotation tank is approximately 4 wide by 8.5 feet long. You are in complete control and can open the door and go in/out as you’d like. You can even float with the door open. Since there is an absence of space, time and sensation it is difficult to feel claustrophobic within the tank.

We don’t know what it will be like for you since it is such an individual experience. Nearly every customer reports having profound peace and relaxation, deep concentration and creativity. We like to avoid saying too much before people use the tank, so that they aren’t influenced by what someone else says. Not only will it be different for you than it is for anyone else, it will be different each time.

It’s going to sting like hell. But no worries…you can just open the door, grab a towel, dab the salt water off, then get back in the tank.

Yes, but you’re not submerged in water, you don’t eat ritualistic mushrooms, and only a small percentage of floaters turn into proto-human monkeys.

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

  • Infectious skin or respiratory disorders

  • Open wounds

  • Incontinence

  • Epilepsy or serious mental conditions

  • A high-risk pregnancy

  • Have colored or permed your hair within 7 days

  • Under the influence of any drug or alcohol

  • Under 18 years old

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.

No. The high Epsom salt content of the water means that the water will not draw the salt from your skin and cause wrinkles like a long bath does. Epsom salt has been used for centuries as a medicinal treatment for various skin conditions. It is non-toxic and is not harmful if swallowed (although it does not taste good!). Epsom salt is actually quite nourishing for the skin, which may feel silky smooth after your float session.

It is not possible to drown in the tank. The water is only about 10″ deep and has a very very high density of salt. This water is buoyant and will support you regardless of your size or weight. If you were to turn over the salt in the water would sting your eyes and wake you. Since you are floating you do not need to know how to swim. Additionally it’s not dangerous to fall asleep in the tank. We actually encourage it! One hour of sleep in the tank is roughly equivalent to 4 hours of regular sleep.

Yes. There seems to be a cumulative effect with consistent use of the tank. This is not documented by research, it is the tank users who know it is true. Relaxation is a learned art that needs practice.

Yes. And it may be good to arrange your time so you don’t have to rush. Many people enjoy savoring the peace and quiet before jumping into something hectic.

Unless you’re over 7 feet tall or over 500 pounds, you’re good to go.

While you can float every day without harm, we find that the relaxing effects of an hour and a half float typically last beyond that day. For best results, we recommend regular sessions, and many clients find that floating once or twice a week provides the most benefits.

Floating has been around for over 60 years, and has oodles of published research to back it up. No mumbo or jumbo here.