Who are we?

FLOAT Boston is the largest and oldest float tank center in the metro area. We opened in February 2015 in Magoun Square, Somerville, MA. Our mission is to offer float therapy for wellness and stress relief. Let it go.


Sara Garvin

She’s a graduate of Kalamazoo College and the Chicago School of Massage Therapy, and has over twenty years of professional experience in the massage and spa industry. From 2010–17, she was the sole owner of her successful practice, Somerville Therapeutic Massage. She is deeply motivated by the health and well-being of all of her clientele.

Colin Roald

He used to be an astronomer, and has a small tattoo of the Sun on his arm to prove it. He also used to be a technical project manager, and quit that to take a run at founding his own business. When that didn’t work, he did it again. It’s working better this time. He throws a lot of himself into his work: he believes in choosing what he does and owning what he makes.


Manager: Felice H.

Felice is a comic artist, a Sagittarius and a cat person. They love horror movies, and first learned about floating from watching one (Altered States)! Because they also wrestle in the Boston League Of Wicked Wrestlers, their first float was for muscle recovery, but now Felice floats as much for meditation and creativity as they do for their achy shoulder.

Shay C.

When Shay is not fielding questions at the desk or wiping salt off of the tanks, they spend time meditating, doing yoga, sewing, and working on various performing and video arts projects. Shay uses floating as a tool to explore lucid dreaming, manage anxiety, and enhance sports performance in the Boston League of Wicked Wrestlers

Elaine S.

Elaine is a heavy metal maniac who loves rest ‘n’ relaxation as much as she loves rock ‘n’ roll. Elaine got interested in floating to help with anxiety and sports injuries and continues to enjoy its accumulative benefits for both mind and body.

Alma L.

For Alma, floating is an opportunity to strengthen emotional regulation and let the mind go where it needs to go. Her practice so far has centered around discovering the joy of doing less – particularly appropriate as she has an overabundance of interests, from jazz piano to video game development to inline skating. She’s honored to take part in helping others get their float on.

Virginia F.

Colin O.

Our Press

The Upside to Stress, Natural Awakenings, Nov 30, 2022

“How flotation therapy has contributed to Patriots’ recovery process”, NBC Sports video w/ Phil Perry, Nov 12, 2019. (clipped copy)

“I Got Naked and Tried to De-Stress in a Sensory Deprivation Tank: What does it feel like to feel nothing at all?”, Esquire, Sep 13, 2016. (clipped copy)

“Relax, flotation tanks are (sort of) trendy again”, Boston Globe, May 13, 2016. (clipped copy)

What’s New in Relaxation, WCVB – The Chronicle, May 15, 2015 (our bit starts around 2:45)

“Therapeutic Float Tanks: A New Way to ‘Relax Like You’re in Outer Space’ – in Somerville”, BostInno, Oct 9, 2014. (clipped copy)

“A New Kind of Wellness Therapy Is Coming to Somerville”, Boston Magazine, Oct 9, 2014 (clipped copy).

“Suspended state: Zero-G hot-tubbing is on it’s way”, Weekly Dig, Aug 14, 2014 (clipped copy).

“Somerville couple starting sensory deprivation tank business”, the Somerville Journal, Dec 5, 2013.

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Questions to info@floatboston.com, or call us at 844-44-FLOAT.

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