Flotation Therapy Center to Open in Clawson


Motor City Float, a new center that offers flotation therapy — an experience where individuals enter an isolation tank filled with Epsom salt water for relaxation, meditation, pain relief purposes, and more — is expected to open later this year in Clawson. The company plans to expand throughout the region.

“What happens when you float is that (your) stress level decreases so much,” says Sean Hodgson, owner and operator of Motor City Float. “When you shut the body and mind down and start focusing internally, the body just starts to heal. There are just so many benefits.”

Along with floatation therapy sessions, which last for 90 minutes and include one hour of floating, and a shower before and after, Motor City Float will also offer infrared sauna, massage therapy, NormaTec pulse system — a compression device designed for recovery and rehab — and meditation services.

“(The services) all align with each other with floating being the icing on the cake,” Hodgson says.

He says Motor City Float’s roughly 3,100-square-foot facility, which is being designed by Hazel Park-based Designstruct Inc., will feature industrial and rustic décor in the lobby, while the space containing its four float rooms is more comfortable with accented lighting and ambient music that tapers off and on to signal the beginning and end of a float session.

A tranquility lounge, to be used after sessions, will also be available and offer an oxygen bar area where customers can inhale pure oxygen in flavors such as lavender, mint, strawberry, and more.

The center, to be located at 12013 W. 14 Mile Rd., will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Services start at $65 for a float session, and packages and membership options are available for purchase.

Hodgson has plans to establish program paths within the space, create an art gallery to be comprised of work inspired by 200 local artists’ experience with floating, and open more Motor City Float locations in metro Detroit in the coming years.

For more information, visit motorcityfloat.com.