About the Float Shoppe

The Float Shoppe was founded in 2011 by Dylan and Sandra Calm – two Portland natives who are incredibly excited to have expanded the availability of floatation therapy in the city they love.

Dylan and Sandra’s vision for The Float Shoppe formed as they left their first blissful float sessions, inspired by the power of their experiences of deep relaxation, renewal, and pain relief. They set out to create a place of integrative healing with floatation therapy at its core of offerings. A few months later, they broke ground at The Float Shoppe’s forever home.

Through the summer and into winter, the couple built a comfortable, inviting place with the help of friends and family. On December 14th, 2011, they gently opened their doors to the public. A full team of staff now delights in every person who walks down the Float Shoppe stairs with their post-float glow. Clients leave refreshed, with a restored sense of optimism and confidence in their ability to create the life of their choosing.

“We truly feel that every person who comes here is like a guest in our home.” – Sandra Calm

Since opening, Dylan and Sandra have become leaders within the float industry. Dylan, Sandra and Emily were flown out to Tulsa, Oklahoma to assist in setting up a new research facility at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research, where float research is progressing every day. Dylan hosts the Art of the Float Podcast, started in 2015 to help others successfully start their own float centers.

In November of 2017, Dylan and Sandra welcomed their first child, which helped further inspire their work with families.

Dylan and Sandra

 

Sandra floating at 9 months pregnant

MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Our massage therapists are talented, experienced professionals with empathy and intuition.

Morning Star Ramsey
Massage Therapist
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Star’s focus in her bodywork is to promote balance by creating release in the soft tissue, and moving her clients towards equilibrium through her healing touch.

Joelle Ellis
Massage Therapist
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Joelle trained at East West College of the Healing Arts, focusing in deep tissue, myofascial release, spa therapies, shiatsu, and tui na.

Matthew Schulman
Massage Therapist
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Matthew has a special interest in helping with chronic pain (physical and emotional), injuries, pre/post surgery, pre/post natal, chronic stress, and spiritual growth.

Allyne Hylace
Massage Therapist
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Allyne specializes in Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and energy healing for imbalances of the mind, emotional healing, and spiritual awakening.

OTHER STAFF MEMBERS

Know our experienced team of spa wellness. Customer satisfaction is their goal.
Mari Ane Anderson LAc
Acupuncturist
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Mari Ane is licensed by the Board of Medical Examiners in the State of Oregon and brings more than 20 years of experience into the practice. She has honed the skills of listening and intuition, developed from helping hundreds of people over many years.

Sara Voruz, PsyD
Counseling
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Dr. Voruz enjoys working with a diversity of emotional and relationship issues. She works with individuals and couples and hopes to create group therapy experiences in the near future. Dr. V’s clients float for $39!

Sandra Calm RN, MS, CNL
Co-Founder
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Sandra Calm is one of the two co-founders of The Float Shoppe. Sandra aims to provide an integrative environment which fosters health, holistic wellness, and prevention of disease.

Dylan Calm
Co-Founder
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Dylan Calm, Portland native and co-founder of The Float Shoppe, has a passion for community and personal development. In 2011 he and his now-wife Sandra opened the Float Shoppe. Dylan started The Art of Floating in 2014 to help others open and run successful float centers.

Emily Noren
Float Facilitator
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The float tank’s potential for healing and mindfulness is news that I’m really excited about, which is why I started volunteering here at the Float Shoppe in June of 2014. I now get to work here, sharing this special place and unique healing modalities with our community, both near and afar.

Abraham Reese
Float Facilitator
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Bio coming soon…

Jennifer Love
Float Facilitator and Special Ops Manager
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Jennifer’s passions and curiosities led her to contemplate how floating could enhance the performance and well-being of athletes.

Brian Van Peski
Senior Solution Architect
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Brian plays a variety of roles at the shop from troubleshooting computers and helping with websites, to optimizing business practices & workflow methodologies