Starting a Floatation Therapy Center

Have you tried floatation therapy and felt really good afterwards? Do you want to share your experience in floatation therapy with others?

Do you think starting a floatation therapy center is a good idea? If you do then here are a few things to consider before starting a floatation therapy center.

Trying to break the industry of health and well-being businesses can be difficult with the growing popularity of more new and improved relaxation treatments that are available in the market. One of these new relaxing treatments is the floatation therapy. If you are interested in opening your own floatation therapy center then you have to consider the following things.

The first thing that any business owner must consider in opening a business is the kind of business that he wants to offer. You may be thinking that you have already figured that out because you want to start a floatation therapy center but the idea of a floatation therapy center can be broken down into many other ideas. Do you just want to have a simple floatation therapy center that has floatation tanks and nothing else or are you interested in adding a little extra to the business to keep it apart from others? May be you also want a massage before or after the floatation therapy or may be some other relaxation technique that would go well with a floatation therapy center. You may also have to decide on what aspect of therapy you want to focus on. Are you interested in merely marketing the general relaxation and zero gravity feeling of a floatation therapy that is said to lower cortisol, release endorphins and stimulate the brain? Or are you interested in also focusing on the pain reliever and healing component of the floatation therapy? By answering these questions you get a clearer idea of who your market is, your advertisement strategy and location.

After finding out what exactly it is that you want to include in your floatation therapy center and where you want to focus on, you also have to consider the marketing strategy and the competition. Though floatation therapy has been steadily growing in popularity there are still many areas that have little or no floatation therapy centers. You may want to focus on this area rather than compete with other more prominent and older floatation therapy centers. If you are focusing on the health and healing side of the floatation therapy center then you may want to situate your floatation therapy center near a hospital or a place that is visible to hospital goers. It may be beside chiropractor’s clinic. You may also want to think of the cost of floatation therapy center as a floatation tank alone costs around $1,200 to $2,500. The Epsom salts that is used in each tank costs about $300 to $400 and takes a week to dissolve. You would also have to take into account the temperature and sterilization equipment for the floatation tank.


  • Thomas Kenny said on April 22, 2009
    anyone interested in starting a float centre should contact Peter Marsh from floatworks in London. He and his business partner have years on experience and have also just finished designing and manufacturing a new float tank (i-sopod) that will blow your mind. Just mention (Tom Kenny) when contacting him.
  • Dave said on April 29, 2009
    Hi Tom - thanks for the information - it's very interesting, can I ask what your interest is? is it something you're planning to do yourself? I think flotation tanks could be the next big thing from the quick google search I've just undertaken and the i-sopod float tank looks like a winner if their web site is anything to go by.
  • Marcos Williams said on June 19, 2009
    I am really interested in starting a float centre. I like the way the i-sopod is set up and how sleek looking and appealing to the eye it is. Please send me information on the number of tanks recommended to start a centre, costs and/or financing to the following address:[USA] 224 Sharon St. Atoka, TN 38004. My email address is the easiest way to contact me.
  • Brendan said on July 11, 2009
    I think there is some very inaccurate information on this Article. In US$ Float Therapy Tanks/Tubs cost between $7000-$40,000 each and the salt can cost $600-$1100 depending on the size of the Float Therapy Tub you order. There are 17 Float Therapy Tank/Tub Manufactures in the World Today, the least expensive are made in Canada.
  • james said on September 5, 2009
    I am interested in starting up a centre in johannesburg.
  • Helen said on March 11, 2010
    Have you progressed with starting up your float tank centre? I see there is already one in Jhb, but nothing in Durban, where I live. Don't you want to start one here?
  • Janet Sorber said on September 21, 2010
    I am interested in starting up a floatation therapy centre in East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA Where I live, there is nothing.
  • Cory J. Denbo said on December 8, 2010
    I think this could be very beneficial in my area. If anyone has any information please email me. I had already sent a message to the people in London mentioned above. I got a generic message, hopefully that will get back with me with something more personable.
  • Steve said on January 10, 2011
    Looking at starting one up in the Interior of British Columbia Canada.. Please inform my with all info you provide. Including pictures of new models and accurate costs. TY
  • Tiffany said on January 14, 2011
    I would like to start up a flotation therapy centre and am looking to lease the tank, any ideas?
  • ian said on January 30, 2011
    what kind of license do you need and i'm going to build my own tanks to save cost start a center with my friend who is a massage therapist.
  • Alyson said on February 9, 2011
    I would like to know what kind of business license, if any, is required and who or where to get such license for the state of Ohio. Also, if you market from a pain management stance, do you have to have any type of medical degree to claim it is good for the body?
  • Jake Ratzlaff said on February 16, 2011
    I am writing a business plan for a flotation therapy facility as a student at Northern Arizona University. I would like all information you can give me on the logistics, finance, and market of a flotation facility. Thank You
  • Sallie said on April 11, 2011
    I am very interested in starting a floatation tank/room business in our area I have done some initial investigations but would really appreciate your assistance/knowledge. Many thanks. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Sal
  • Ryan Folk said on July 4, 2011
    I am interested in opening a flotation center in Columbus, Ohio. Any and all advice is welcome and appreciated. Email at
  • Janet said on September 6, 2011
    We've started and developed a successful floatation business as an adjust to other holistic therapies that we provided. We offer consultation, design, forms, marketing, training for you and your staff and installation if necessary. Would love to help you with your business.
  • Karine said on September 12, 2011
    Keen to set up a float centre business. love floating but there's no where near anywhere that has one available to the public. I have to drive 60 miles which kind of takes the relaxation clean out of me afterwards. I am from the midlands, uk Any help would be appreciated, especially the projected setup costs as would have to get someone to invest. Email.
  • Pete OBrien said on November 20, 2011
    We own @ Peace floatation spa in Colleyville, Texas and also, @ Home Theraputic Spas for homes. I can tell you that you need to be very aware of all the details that go into getting the right product for retail and home. If you are interested in becoming a distributor or purchaser of the best spa on the market, contact @ Peace Floatation Spa at 817 846 8509
  • JJ said on December 2, 2011
    Ohio would be near impossible to open a float center, the department of health has some of the strictest guidelines for pools and spas, with no definition for float tanks. I had spoken with the head of the health department at the state level numerous times. They wanted to modify the tanks with a bunch of extra things- would have cost thousands extra to get custom made tanks just to fit what they wanted, and they were adamant about using chlorine (absolutely cannot do with float tanks).
  • John said on January 18, 2012
    Every State Department of Health will give you the same runaround... A float tank is not a "pool or spa" with regards to regulations - there are few if any regulations that will specifically pertain to a float center other than water quality and cleanliness. Officials will try to lump you in with them (square peg in a round hole), but if you study their regulations you'll realize they pertain mostly to a water park. A float tank is a "single-use tub" and a pump/circulation system is not operating when in use - quite different than a hotel hot tub with 14 people in it. Fight any effort by a regulating agency to lump you into the "pool/spa category" If you'll be using a pre-manufactured float tank in your center, remember, your not "designing" a recreational water facility and shouldn't be required to provide architectural drawings for a new "facility or system." The majority of "issues" you will need to face will be business related, ADA compliance, etc.
  • Christ LaManna said on January 26, 2012
    I am looking to start a floatation center/herbal tea/raw juice and kava bar in the Metro Detroit area. I am just beginning to put together my business plan and help would be greatly appreciated.
  • Wayne V said on February 12, 2012
    I am really interested in the possibility of opening a float center in my area of CT. I would appreciate any info you could give me on this subject. Thanks. Wayne
  • Derek T. said on February 19, 2012
    Hello I would like to start a float center in P.A. I would like to know if any companies lease or have a rent to own option with their tanks. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you.
  • Gabriel G said on March 14, 2012
    Trying to start a location in San Antonio, TX and love any advice people can give. Thank you.
  • julian said on March 22, 2012
    looking to start a center in sacramento ca. Any info would be appreciated. thank you
  • Anna said on March 23, 2012
    I would like to start floatation business in Atlanta, Georgia. Is anyone knows law regulations or licenses difficulties?
  • Dean C said on April 1, 2012
    I'm in Colorado and I'm curious if anyone in the US is successfully running a float center. I'd like to see some successful examples.
  • Jerri said on April 2, 2012
    I am interested in opening several floatation centers in the US. I am open to different cities. Can you provide me with any industry information regarding floating? I am trying to get a better understanding of the market demand for floating and how well the existing floatation centers are performing. Are there any existing floating franchises I could purchase? Any market information would be greatly appreciated!!!
  • Nick S said on April 13, 2012
    I have the capital available for approx. 1.5 of the Oasis tanks...would be ideal if I could partner with someone bringing the same amount to the table. I also have heavily researched an ideal location in Northern NM. Email:
  • Nick S said on April 13, 2012
    Anna, I lived in Atlanta for 10 years. The Virgina-Highlands area would be ideal. I would not mind returning to the ATL, but my above post should indicate the extent of my financial contribution.
  • Harv said on April 22, 2012
    I'm definitely interested in opening a centre close to Toronto, Canada in a city called Brampton. Anyone willing to share information as to how I can get started please contact me at
  • Meredith said on April 28, 2012
    So has anyone progressed with opening up a floatation center? I am just in the beginning stages of researching the industry etc so any info or personal experiences would be great to hear. There is only 1 place in my state with 1 tank.
  • Marisol said on June 23, 2012
    I'm very interested i. Opening a flotation center in mexico, please let me know any information you have
  • Trevor said on June 27, 2012
    I'm wanting to open a center in my area of Northern California and I'm having a hard time finding industry info. I'm currently trying to write a business plan and could use any help acquiring data.
  • Nate Akers said on July 9, 2012
    I am interested in opening a facility in KY, OH, or WV. I have capitol, I need any information you have on this type of facility, What licenses are needed, what insurances are necessary, what unexpected costs are not usually considered? Thanks for any help you may provide
  • john barbieri said on July 15, 2012
    It would seem to be a good supplemental (i.e. cash) income as well. My plan, if i jumped into it, would be to offer floatation out of a residence. There may be enough avenues to advertise via the internet to not bother with a business facade.
  • Catherine said on August 1, 2012
    I have extensive information on floatation tanks, research on benefits as well as a business plan. If you have an interest,please contact me about a customized floatation tank center spa business plan for your area. Rates are reasonable, yet competitive.
  • Lisa said on August 5, 2012
    Hello, Looking to start a floatation center in Arizona. Can you provide any business proposal information to start the process? Thanks :)
  • Quineta said on August 18, 2012
    Hi @Catherine, Kindly email me on Would like to get more information regarding floatation tanks. Many thanks Quineta
  • Dd said on August 21, 2012
    I am looking into opening a Float/alternative healing space in West Linn, Or. and am putting together my business plan and business partners. Interested in information on different manufacturers, etc. Thank you, Dd.
  • Jim said on August 29, 2012
    Hi @Catherine, can you please send your email address to I have some questions for you. Thx.
  • Catherine said on September 2, 2012
    If anyone is interested in research or a business plan on float tank centers, please email me at: (I can customize a plan to your location). Thanks!
  • Moises said on October 9, 2012
    I am in the process of opening a float center in San Antonio, TX. Hopefully with two Samadhi tanks. Any advice will be appreciated. Did you have any success, Gabriel G???
  • Hill Siu said on November 11, 2012
    I'm in the process of finding an Angel Investor who will be interested in investing into my floatation Centre Idea in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is one of the busiest cities in the world and we have a lot of highly stressful professionals here would love to use the treatment of floatation therapy. Asia is one big market to tap into. Anyone who maybe interested in doing business in Hong Kong. Please email me at: Thank you!
  • Steve Bauman said on November 16, 2012
    I am very interested in opening a floatation center in Salt Lake City. Any tips or advice from anyone on this page would be greatly appreciated. Please email
  • Kristen G said on December 8, 2012
    Trying to open a center in San Antonio TX. Does anyone have an idea where I can start? Which tanks are better and industry info? Please email me at
  • Gary D said on December 14, 2012
    Interested in opening a float centre north of Toronto. Please send all information avail. Especially any Barriers to entry into the business.
  • Catherine F. said on January 3, 2013
    Research shows that a float tank spa can be a lucrative business. I have a large amount of research, have written business plans for several clients - so, if you are serious about opening a float center, I can customize a business plan for your location (reasonable, competitive rates). Inquiries:
  • Cameron S said on January 6, 2013
    I am very interested in opening a float tank center in Auckland New Zealand I think there are only couple small home businesses with a tank in the whole country seems like a great time to get in while there is not a lot tanks in the country. Any helpful info from people that are experienced in owning a successful float tank center and what it took to get your business where it is today would be very much appreciated.
  • Trent S said on January 7, 2013
    Hello, to start a center in TN. I have found only a few tank manufactures in the USA. While I am sure these units are high quality, they certainly do not have the asthetics of the European models. Can anyone provide input or experience with choosing tanks? Thanks
  • Hamed said on January 23, 2013
    Very interested in starting a float center in West Virginia. Would love any feedback, input or experience. How do I get started, how long did it take anyone else's business to get up and going. Any advice is appreciated!
  • maverick said on February 3, 2013
    Would love to open a business like this. But here, in Zielona Góra (Poland) I can't find any company that sells floatation tanks... Do you have any connection, contacts or something that could help me with opening the business? It would be grate because there are only 5-6 places to float in Poland. And Zielona Gora has only 120 thousand citizens, and no place to float. The closest place is 100 miles from here...
  • Hatch said on February 5, 2013
    Looking to locate a floatation tank to an existing wellness center in Dover, NH and looking for business information in starting the process can you point me in the direction of an existing company that I can talk to around rates/insurances etc please thank you and have a Great day Jeffrey Hatch
  • Floatation Nation said on February 18, 2013
    Wow! I just spoke to the owner of a new floatation center in Virginia Beach, VA. Dream Float Spa and they have 3 i-sopod tanks. They're hitting 75% to 100% occupancy a day and whilst the pods are expensive you can buy, the marketing information the i-sopod people give almost guarantees success.
  • Kristy said on March 6, 2013
    I am preparing a business plan to open a location in Flower Mound/Southlake, TX. any info or advise would be greatly appreciated.
  • troy weber said on March 16, 2013
    Interested in this concept and want to start a floatation tank business in Omaha, NE. Please email me at if you can help me with any logistics to doing so. Thank you for your time!
  • Mandeep said on March 20, 2013
    I am looking into starting a flotation centre in vancouver bc, if anyone knows the yearly operating costs can you please email me some info. thanks you
  • Logan said on April 3, 2013
    Considering a Float Centre on the east coast Canada any information regarding float centres costs/concerns/strengths would be greatly appreciated. Email:
  • Patricia said on April 12, 2013
    I like to open a new business, can you send me the information about the flotations tanks, how much to start and what license is necessary. Thank you very much.
  • Craig said on April 19, 2013
    I have been running a float center in upstate NY, for about three years and in my opinion, float rooms are a must for any float center. Tanks are great for some floaters, but not everyone. You need a mix, or rooms only but not tanks only.
  • Matt said on April 23, 2013
    I'm interested in opening a business centered on floating, if anyone has any helpful information I'd love to talk or see what you have. Price comparisons on tanks, customer demographics, business plans, anything like that. Thanks!
  • PHIL said on April 24, 2013
  • Greg said on May 4, 2013
    very interested in the float tank business , we definitely need more float labs in Canada. Does anyone have any experience or information they could share with me ? would be appreciated
  • rachel said on May 10, 2013
    very interested in the float tank business in Vancouver Canada. Does anyone have any experience or information they could share with me ? Every bit of information would be appreciated from start to finish. cost ete
  • RJ said on May 20, 2013
    Interested in opening up a float center in Ocean County NJ. Area hit very hard by Hurricane Sandy and still recovering. This float center is to be combined with Yoga, Massage and more. If anyone credible has any information they could share with me Id appreciate it.
  • Craig said on May 22, 2013
    I have been in the business of float room and and float centers for about 4 years. If anyone wants to pick my brain, feel free. email:
  • Ana laaz said on May 27, 2013
    Hello, I recently learned about float tanks and I'm very interested in opening a business in my town or become a partner with someone. I also want info on business plan, etc. email me
  • Brenda said on June 1, 2013
    Interested in info on opening a float center. There are none here so it would be a great opportunity. Any info would be appreciated. Please email. Thanks!
  • Shellie Waters said on June 4, 2013
    Please provide information on starting a float room business. Looking to start a business in SLC, Utah. Salt Lake County
  • Dinesh Gupta said on June 8, 2013
    Hi, I am based in india, plan to launch couple of service together consisting of yoga , medication, radionics, quantum , floatation spa , naturopathy , homeopathy remedies etc including telemedicine based on cloud computing . All concepts will be interlinked and later will be presented for franchise throughout pan india , Bangladesh , Burma, Thailand , Pakistan , Nepal and other Asian countries on franchisee concept, we would also be providing total support and supply regarding above. Anyone interested to join me as a investor / business partner can contact me. Dinesh Gupta, M.d, Healthzone teleconcepts pvt ltd. 0091 9897598985,
  • Ry beginner adviser said on June 8, 2013
    For anyone looking to start a float center in Arizona, please contact me. Would love to collaborate ideas and work with some good people on making this happen. I have been floating for 3 years and am excited to help share this with the world. Lets help make this happen in the most positive and effective way.
  • Adrian G said on July 6, 2013
    I just learned about floating and had my first float. I am very interested in opening me floating business. Can anyone provide me any information on opening up a center . Thanks
  • Matt F said on July 7, 2013
    Would love to brainstorm ideas on setting up a float center in the Atlanta or DC area...if anyone shares my desire to get the ball rolling and is in the DC or Atlanta area, hit me up! you can find me on twitter @jayrelsparks
  • Cliff Gieseke said on July 26, 2013
    If anyone ever starts a float center in San Antonio, Texas, Please let me know. I am not a good visualizer. I once met a gentleman who had not been a good visualizer until he meditated in a sensory deprivation float chamber, where he experienced for the first time in his life vivid images. My wife has had very vivid dreams and several vivid near death experiences. She is the author of "Where Is The Music? -- The multiple Near Death Experiences of a World Traveler."
  • ilya said on August 12, 2013
    has anybody opened up a center in monmouth county, nj? all the closest tanks places are at least an hour away from me.
  • Rohit said on August 13, 2013
    Hello. I am management graduate from Pune (INDIA), looking to join a company which is related with floating tank.So what should be marketing strategies we have to use in this business and is this would be a best career option for me? Is this is good start up for my career. plz guide me on Thanks.
  • Rachael said on September 18, 2013
    I am in the process of opening a float center in Folsom,CA. The health department is insisting that it is a spa and that chlorine must be used. I specialize in detox and colonics curious if any other float center in California can help me get through to the health department up north here. Thanks,
  • Jake Hutchcraft said on October 18, 2013
    I am interested in starting a float center in the Northwest Arkansas area. I am in an area that is at least 4 hours away from the closest location that offers float services. I believe this makes this area a great place to start a business like this that offers so many benefits to not only the physical self but also to your mental wellness. If you have the information on what channels I need to go through or how to start one, i.e. licenses needed, legal waivers, etc., then please send me some information or get in contact with me, thanks. @XtravertJake (twitter) (email)
  • Trent said on November 2, 2013
    Interested in opening a business in Canada. Would like to learn more about the channels one needs to go through to start a floatation center. Also interested in what other services/products may compliment the floatation tanks. I can be reached at Thanks!
  • Troy said on November 14, 2013
    I'm also in the process of opening a float center in Canada and would greatly appreciate any help given. I've been doing months of research but still have so many questions. You can reach me at
  • Sherri said on November 25, 2013
    I would like to know where to get information for the health department in a state that does not have a float center. I believe I am in a great area but I am concerned with the health department guidelines and rules. All help is appreciated!
  • Pete O'Brien said on November 26, 2013
    I have owned and operated a floatation spa in the city of Colleyville, Texas for 6 years. Please contact me with any questions regarding a retail space and purchasing your spas. I overplayed drastically for mine, but will make sure you don't! My wife, Donna, and I are committed to helping those interested in getting started in this business, prepare and plan for a "seamless" entry. Our spa is At Peace Floatation and Massage, and would love to have you in for a visit and consultation. We can save you a lot of "heartburn" in the start up of your business. Please contact me at and I will contact you immediately. Thank you and "Float On"!
  • Tru Health said on December 9, 2013
    We are an actively running company that is looking for investors wanting to make good returns. We are wanting to bring in a couple more float tanks and need lenders or business partners. Located in Canada, BC area.
  • James Glandt said on December 11, 2013
    I want to start a float business in Austin Texas. I would like to incorporate yoga, raw food nutrition, ORMUS, an organic juice bar and massage spa all in the same business. I think Austin Texas is the perfect place for a business like this. Anyone wanting to invest in this idea please email me at
  • Dr.Madhubabu said on December 12, 2013
    I want to start a floatation therapy in our hospital in Hyderabad, Andhra pradesh, India. Please guide me to get a good dealer in India.
  • david5372 said on December 16, 2013
    Looking to start up and open an flotation center, from scratch, in Lake County, Illinois, USA. Small town, no flotation centers within 20 miles. Need all the help I can get!
  • carolyn said on January 5, 2014
    My husband and I are wondering if this would be a good business venture here in Jacksonville, Florida. I am going to include my email address in the comments section as I found it helpful in others
  • Jsly said on January 6, 2014
    Hi there, will be opening a flotation center in Monmouth County NJ and looking for any information available on the laws, business classification, etc. any help is much appreciated!
  • Chad said on January 18, 2014
    Looking to open up in North Bay Ontario, or Mississauga Ontario. Any help would be appreciated.
  • mark said on January 28, 2014
    Any one have the manual samadhi produces? Is it beneficial? Does it have budgeting forecasts, etc?
  • MsStella said on February 22, 2014
    Looking to open a floatation center near Gatlinburg, TN. Looking for information available for start-up.
  • James Gieza said on March 8, 2014
    I'm very interested in opening a float room business. I hear certain states in the US do not allow this type of service . Which states do allow this and what type of legal challenges may I face trying to open a business of this nature ? Any testimonials would be appreciated Thanks
  • Jian Ko said on March 26, 2014
    Interested in opening float place in central downtown toronto, would like to know what sort of regulations and legal policy i'll need to work with. please email me any information.
  • Christina said on April 12, 2014
    Interested in opening massage and float therapy centre in edmonton Alberta.
  • Summer Izard said on May 11, 2014
    Interested in a business buildout in the Oklahoma City market any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
  • DMH said on May 17, 2014
    I would appreciate any startup material you have on a float spa business.
  • Suzy Landkamer said on May 20, 2014
    Very interested in opening a float therapy center in Tulsa OK, any info would be appreciated. Thank you
  • tom said on May 22, 2014
    interested in opening center on long island NY. any help would be appreciated
  • Adam Doudar said on May 26, 2014
    I am very interested in starting a Float Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. There is only 1 tank available around here which is located at a spa 40 minutes away. Charlotte is a very modern city, and I can think of a few areas which would be perfect to open and get settled in. This fall I will be inheriting about 60k and am willing to invest all of it into starting this venture. I'm thinking that I'll need an investor but possibly not. Advertising shouldn't be that hard off that bet seeing as I am connected socially to all kinds of people. If anyone has any information for me in my float deprived city, it would be greatly appreciated it. Email again is
  • Catherine said on May 27, 2014
    Over the past year or so, I have written 4 customized business plans for float centers throughout the US. If you are serious about starting a float spa/center and require funding or start-up plans, you need a custom business plan that includes the demographics for your area, type of pods/pools,amenities, business structure, what makes you a good candidate to run a business, marketing plan and much more. I charge for my services, so if you need only research or a full business plan, get in touch. I have an abundance of resources to help, but I do charge reasonable fees for my services. Email: (located in SC)


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