Mix lots of water, plenty of Epsom salt, warm it up inside a huge dark tank and it could be a recipe for a new experience. That's the plan at a one-year old Allentown business called The Flo. Owner Joe Fambo says more and more people have been checking it out saying "most people who try it once will be coming back."
The idea of isolation chambers and sensory deprivation goes back to the 1950's. This updated version offered at The Flo incorporates a specially filtered, patented sixty thousand dollar flotation tank.
The tank itself is eight feet long, seven feet wide and it's heated to ninety five degrees. It hold about three hundred gallons of water and 1300 pounds of Epsom salt. I's all designed to create a weightless experience inside the tank. Some clients go in for 90 minutes and some for as long as four hours.
Veteran floater Jacob Fey stops by about once a month. He describes his session as "the power nap of my life." He says that his 90 minutes in the tank flies by, admitting "in my mind maybe 20 minutes has passed but it's been an hour and a half."
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