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.

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.

Follow Us!

Twitter: @floatboston

Facebook: facebook.com/FloatBoston

Instagram: @floatboston

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

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