Clarity Float Spa

Like nothing you've ever experienced.

What is floating?

Imagine yourself, completely weightless, floating like a lily pad on water. As if laying on a cloud, in an almost zero-gravity state, the mind slowly dissolves into relaxation and tranquility. In the world of floating, there is nothing to do but be there, simply breathing and basking in quietude. Our tanks are specially designed to create a near zero-gravity state and limited sensory environment. These two characteristics create a unique experience that allows our body and mind to rest, heal, and grow.


It is our mission to provide the Columbia area with a space to experience nothingness. When you remove all distractions you can expose layers of clarity, tranquility, relaxation, and creativity that you may have never noticed before. Floating can be a great practice to get to know yourself and connect with the world around you. We are committed to providing the best floating experience possible with state of the art float tanks, experienced float facilitators, and an inviting facility.


We have two different types of tanks to provide customers with a safe and comfortable environment.

Dream Pod

The Dream Pod has a futuristic, sleek and womb-like design with a spacious interior allowing you to have a rejuvenating float experience. This tank also features state of the art technology with customizable LED lights.

Pro Float Cabin

The Pro Float Cabin is ideal for people that might have claustrophobia issues since it is more spacious and tall enough to stand up in. This tank also allows you to customize your floats to provide you with the most comfortable experience possible.

Float Tips

Before you arrive:

Don't shave 8 hours before (salt can sting open cuts).

Nothing to bring but an open mind.

Everything you need is provided (towel, ear plugs, shampoo, conditioner, and q-tips).

Swimsuit not necessary.

As little caffeine as possible before.

Light meal an hour before your float (suggested, but not necessary).

Arrive about 10 minutes before your float to get checked in and acquainted with the space.

Before your float:

You can enjoy some tea or water while you chat with a team member about the floating process.
When your float room is ready you will be taken back and will learn about what to do before and after your float.

After your float:

After the float is over feel free to hang out, read, chat, sip tea, and bask in your post-float glow.
Stay as long or as little as you like after your float is over.


How warm is the water?

Around 93.5F, which is roughly the same temperature as your skin.

What if I feel overwhelmed?

You can open the door at anytime and can turn on the light in the tank if you would like.

Why 90 minutes?

We have found that 90 minutes is the best amount of time to get deep into the experience. Anything less you may not get the full effects. You are free to end your float at any time within those 90 minutes.

How clean is the water?

After each float we run the filtration system which will pump the water through a mechanical filter for at least three cycles while utilizing the combination of hydrogen peroxide and UV, which helps remove potential pathogens from the water.

What should I expect?

While each individual experience is different, it is best to not expect anything specific.

What if I'm menstruating?

Take the same precautions that you would take when going to a swimming pool.

What if I'm pregnant?

Always consult with your doctor first. Many pregnant women have claimed a greater sense of connection with their child during the float experience as well as relief from the constant pressure and strain on your body that growing a child can cause

How does the water keep me afloat?

There are at least 800lbs of epsom salt in each tank which significantly increases the buoyancy and makes it nearly impossible for your body to fall below the surface of the water. You float with ease on your back.

What if I’m claustrophobic?

This is a very common topic for first time customers. People that have had this worry going into their first float usually find that their sense of space is not bothered once inside the tank with the lights off. If you ever feel uncomfortable you can simply turn on the lights, stand up, and get out of the tank to collect yourself.

The Team

We started this business because we have a passion and drive to bring the benefits of floating to the city of Columbia, a place that we love and call home. Clarity Float Spa is not just a place to float, but a community where you can feel at home even when you're not floating.

Connor Knabe

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Connor found out about floating back in 2012 when he was in Kansas visiting his cousin. He was immediately intrigued and booked a float at the Spa at Briarcliff. The next year when he was on vacation in Chicago he booked two more floats. After his 3rd experience he realized this was definitely something he wanted to make a part of his life.

He had this idea of starting a float center when he was at Mizzou finishing his IT degree. Around this time Connor was going through a transition in his life, moving away from ways to escape and instead towards ways to accept life as it is. Over the next few years he found peace in meditation and attended multiple 10 day silent meditation retreats. On these retreats he started picturing what it would be like to own his own float tank. This further encouraged him to follow his passion of starting a float center.

After he graduated from Mizzou he started working at Veterans United as a web developer and bought a Zen Float Tent for at home floating. He started looking for spaces to open a float center here in Columbia and came across Noah who was using the same realtor. Realizing they shared similar values and ideas about what a float center should be, they decided that opening a float center together would be the most sensible/logical thing to do.

Noah Barnes

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Always aspiring to get the most out of life, Noah found floating to be the perfect tool for sensory reset and introspection. With constant sensory overload in our everyday lives from phones, computers, TV, etc., being able to jump into a float tank and truly rest your mind and body was very enticing to him.

After Noah’s first float, he was hooked! Pondering the installation of a personal tank in his home, Noah decided to look into bringing his passion for floating to central Missouri by opening his very own float center. A few months later he was on a plane flying out to Portland to go through a three day apprenticeship program with one of the most successful float shops in the country.

Absorbing an immense amount of knowledge over those three glorious days in Portland, Noah began implementing his dream when he met Connor. Since then, they have eagerly been setting plans in motion to open the doors to what they believe to be the ideal shop for the floating experience. After living in Columbia for most of his life and getting so much out of the great experiences this community has to offer, Noah is thrilled to bring his passion for floating to the Columbia area to share with as many people as possible.

Thomas Blower

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Meditation has long been an essential component of Thomas’ routine for reducing stress, and maintaining health and happiness. In 2015 his meditation practice brought him to BREATHE, a Mindfulness-based student organization on MU's campus. It was there that he met Connor, who first introduced him to the practice of floating. He was intrigued, gladly accepted an offer to try floating in Connor's in-home float tent, and was soon touched by the peaceful simplicity of floating.

Floating has since allowed Thomas to introspect, reflect, and find insight in an entirely new way along his path of growth and awakening. It has become an essential tool to his stress reduction and health maintenance, allowing him to take much-needed breaks from the doings of the external world and instead tend to the being of his internal world. He has used floating to help draft essays, take restorative naps, problem-solve, resolve internal conflicts, and in some cases even let go trying to problem-solve! Put simply, floating has allowed him to see exactly where he’s at in life, and be okay with wherever that is.

Thomas is a local, born and raised in Columbia. A former mindfulness educator on behalf of BREATHE and MU's Health & Wellness Center, contemplative practice remains integral to his self-care routine. Outside of playing music, connecting with friends, and facilitating floats at Clarity, he can often be found in the kitchen, filling the air with good smells, and bellies with good food. A lifelong drummer, he moves through life with rhythm and presence, whether in the context of a jam session with friends or a quiet, contemplative walk through the woods. Thomas feels both honored and privileged to call Clarity Float Spa his home away from home, and is dedicated to spreading the many benefits of floating throughout the local community.

Jillian Janatka

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Meditation and yoga have been essential parts to Jillian's wellness routine for the past few years, and while floating is a newer practice for her, it is now essential as well. She began her float practice in June 2016 when she met Connor's roommate and had the opportunity to float in their in-home float tent numerous times. From then on she became hooked.

Jillian is passionate about holistic health through the integration of mindfulness practices, body movement, diet, and medicinal herbs. Wanting to get off of pharmaceuticals for her Attention-Deficit Disorder, she developed a yoga/meditation practice and changed her diet, which allowed her to quit her medication three years ago. Floating has been the cherry on top--not only helping with mindfulness and concentration but also easing her anxiety and bodily tension (thanks to the high concentration of magnesium). Jillian cherishes her time in the float tank, where she can be with herself without distraction, developing a deeper sense of compassion and self-awareness, and a more authentic relationship with herself and the world around her.

When Jillian is not floating she is often found hiking with her beloved dogs, cooking delicious nourishing meals, or reading about herbs, mindfulness, and societal issues.

Anna Remus-Tamerius

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Anna is a Columbia, MO native. She was first introduced to floating during Clarity’s August Float Challenge which encouraged a consistent float practice. From the beginning, floating has provided Anna with a sense of peace and tranquility that has touched so many other areas of her life. Not long after, Clarity welcomed her into the float fam as a float facilitator, allowing her to help spread awareness and excitement about the practice of floating.

Anna recently graduated from Columbia College with a B.A. in Psychology. She now finally has the time to catch up on her mile-long reading list (but yes, more recommendations are always appreciated and encouraged)! Many of these books were chosen with the goal of helping her learn more about alternative healing practices. In the process of discovering how to better care for her mind and body, Anna has found mindfulness to be paramount and floating, specifically, has helped aid in this practice by helping her quiet her mind and move through life with intention.

Anna is profoundly grateful to Clarity for introducing her to floating and providing her with such a peaceful, inviting space for self-growth.

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90 minute float: $70

Membership: $59 per month. This gets you one float and any additional floats are $59.


Wednesday-Monday: 10am-10pm

Closed Tuesdays

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Float Spa Location

309 S Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65203
Call/Text: 573-825-8788


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