Crain’s Chicago Business highlights new “Rage Room” and Float Sixty River North

 Float Sixty Offers sensory deprivation tanks, which are filled with 10-inches of water heated to the same temperature of your skin, so you won't feel anything. Individual tanks are soundproof and completely dark inside. The water is saturated with 1,000 pounds of epsom salts, so you'll float without effort. While inside, many people report decreased stress because the absence of sensory input allows your brain to relax. $60 for a first time float session, $90 for a 60-minute repeat session. 303 W. Erie St.

RLS and Floating

I haven't gotten a decent night of sleep for 3 years due to my Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), a neurological disorder, and Insomnia. It kept getting progressively worse, to the point of averaging 1-3 hours of sleep per night. As you would imagine, this has caused quite the exhaustion to my days as I still have to work and run my business. I have been on quite the journey to figure out what has been causing this mysterious health issues.  After seeing Eastern, holistic, and Western doctors to no avail, as well as spending thousands of dollars on all sorts of treatments and meds, nothing seemed to cure me. Regretfully, the only thing that would ever offer a decent night of sleep was taking a narcotic and/or xanax. But this was a dark path I did not wish to get addicted to, so I avoided it as much as possible.  After countless frustrating nights of no sleep, I found something that worked! [Enter FLOAT SIXTY into my life!]  I learned about Float 60 during a tasting I was doing for my cookie company at their spa. Who would've thunk the relief I was searching for all these years came from a therapy so simple and natural from floating in 1000 lbs of epson salt. Since starting Float 60, I've been sleeping close to 6 hours per night and my RLS is gone! After I float,  I feel brand new and rebooted. I am happy and full of energy and life.

My experience has also been very spiritual for me as well. You honestly feel like you're escaping and unplugging from the chaotic world we live in--especially living in the city. The calming and therapeutic environment provided by Float 60 takes you to another place you cannot find anywhere else because it forces you to be with yourself and your thoughts. We spend so much time and money working out at the gym and getting our hair and make-up done at the spa, but we fail to realize how important it is to nourish our soul as well.

Lastly, as embarrassing as this sounds, at 42 years old, I never floated a day in my life. It's been a life-long fear I was never able to conquer. Grant it, I know salt makes us more buoyant, but can you imagine how gratifying it was for me to literally float for the first time?! I think this will be my secret weapon to crack through my fear of never learning to swim. I honestly think I'll finally be able to "let go" and trust I can learn to swim at my age.

What I thought would be a relaxing experience turned out to be life changing. For years I was given herbs, supplements, opiates, and xanax, and it turns out all I needed was the natural healing from God's salt and FLOAT 60!

I can't say enough amazing things about my experience with Float 60. I am so grateful. You guys are doing something pretty amazing, and I sure hope more people are able to learn about and benefit from your therapy.


Anna Hagopian

Float Sixty Founder Interviewed on Mouth-to-Mouth with Tim Podcast

Float Sixty Founder Interviewed on Mouth-to-Mouth with Tim Podcast

Tim Smith interviews Gloria Morris on his Mouth-to-Mouth with Time Podcast. They cover several topics and have a great conversation on how Float Sixty came to be and the power of floating.

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Float Sixty River North

303 W Erie, Lower Level

Chicago, IL 60654


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Float Sixty mentioned in Parachute - Gifts for Superior Sleep

Listed as number five in this article for Superior Sleep:

5. For Your Try-Anything Chum

If you only know about sensory deprivation tanks from sci-fi shows like “Stranger Things,” you’re missing out. Since the 1970s, float tanks – dark chambers filled with salinated warm water you float in to relax and escape — are said to foster clarity and creativity. Most report that a 60-minute float does wonders for that night’s slumber, but if you’re shopping for a more adventurous type, look into an all-night sleepover session for an unforgettable experience. Depending on your location here are a few options: Float Lab in Venice Beach; Reboot Float Spa in San Francisco; Float 60 in Chicago; Lift/Next Level in Brooklyn

Pregnancy & Floating - Learn more from experienced Midwives

Pregnancy & Floating - Learn more from experienced Midwives

Learn more about pregnancy and float therapy. Kirsten and Lena run both a birth center and float center up in Alaska. They use floating to help their clients through their pregnancies with great results. Kirsten and Lena talk about the benefits floating can have for pregnant women, and discuss what risks may be associated with floating while pregnant.

ABC7 News Features Float Sixty

By Dionne Miller

Monday, August 08, 2016 07:13PM

CHICAGO (WLS) --When the Chicago Cubs re-built their club house, they included a float tank, which is the latest craze for a healthy body and mind.

A float tank is essentially a personal pool filled with 10 inches of body-temperature water and 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt.

"It's a zero-gravity experience that cushions your body like a cloud," said Gloria Irwin, owner of Float Sixty in the city's River North neighborhood. She adds: "It really creates that euphoric state of complete weightlessness."

Float Sixty's clients include some of the most-recognized athletes from many Chicago sports teams.

Irwin said the magnesium sulfate helps the body - joints, muscles, etc. - naturally relax.

"It's a natural muscle relaxer. That's why it's so wonderful for people who are physically active," she said.

Jonathan Toews, Jeremy Roenick and Matt Forte are among the floaters at Float Sixty.

"Athletes just understand there are a lot of new methods out there for taking care of their bodies," Irwin said. "The quality of being in that space where there is absolutely no tension on your body whatsoever."

ACB7 Sports reporter Dionne Miller gave it a try. She had a tough time being still for 60 minutes, but believes that the art of stillness can have lasting benefits.

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