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St. Pete Hidden Gems: St. Pete Salt Works, a space for float rooms

St. Pete Hidden Gems: St. Pete Salt Works, a space for float rooms

Inside purple and turquoise float rooms

St. Pete Salt Works is a hidden gem at 517 Dr. MLK Jr. St N, just outside of Historic Uptown — and its gorgeously lit float rooms are the anxiety- and stress-free spaces I think we all need right now. This is your opportunity to support local, shop small, and treat yourself.

The ambient, kaleidoscopic design of St. Pete Salt Works makes it a resplendent oasis- and it’s owners Mark and Amy Anderson grew up in the Sunshine City.


Give the gift of a float for the holidays

Float in 200 gallons of water

Floating takes place in a salt water tank with 1000 pounds of Epsom salt in just 200 gallons of water. This means that the water is so dense with salt that anyone can trust the water to hold them up in perfect alignment under zero gravity conditions.

The water is heated to 93.5 degrees – average skin temperature. The ideal environment is for one to turn off the lights, though the lights can stay on as well. The idea, according to the owners, is to be relieved of as much external stimuli and stress as possible.


Standard float time is 60 minutes — but guests are invited to float for as long as they like. Whether that’s 2 hours, or up to 5 hours. Each hour is considered a full float, so be sure to look into St. Pete Salt Works memberships to make this experience even more affordable for you.

St. Pete Salt Works offers gift cards for the holidays 

Waiting room with ocean blue resin floors

Brain mapping technology available on site

St. Pete Salt Works is also one of the first spots in the region to partner with My Brain Print. The tech from My Brain Print will provide an accurate picture of your brain’s health and performance.

Flotation therapy has been used for headache relief, assist with sleep patterns and provide more vivid dreams, increased levels of serotonin, pain relief, and stress reduction.

Flotation therapy has been around in tanks since the 1950’s, but historically, the relaxation of floating on top of still salt water has been around for thousands of years. There’s something about being in this womb-like state that our bodies respond extremely well to.

Anxiety reduction, pain relief, sports recovery

What are the benefits of floating?

  • Stress Reduction
  • Anxiety Reduction
  • Headache relief
  • Corrected sleep patterns – deeper sleep, vivid dreams
  • Pain Relief
  • Sports Recovery
  • Faster rate of healing injury
  • Injury Prevention
  • Relief from the strain of gravity on our body

Did you know you can gift a float?

Visit St. Pete Salt Works online store and give the gift of stress relief to a loved one this holiday season.

A single hour-long float session costs $69.

St. Pete Salt Works offers memberships, too. You can enjoy 1 float for $49 per month, 2 floats for $89 per month, and 4 floats for $159 per month.

Enjoy a series of Floats with a St. Pete Salt Works gift package

Inside the massage room with an aquatic mural with sea turtles

Go beyond the float with massage therapy

Want to go beyond the Float?

St. Pete Salt Works has an exceptional team of massage therapists on board that have a variety of specialties to offer. For more info and booking with them at St. Pete Salt Works, or visit the Solely Massage website.


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