Bodymind Float Center opened its doors on Park Ave in 2013. We are the largest float center in Western New York and have two couple's float tanks and two open float pools. Owners David and Pattie are professional violinists who live in the Highland Park neighborhood. Our wonderful staff are artists, musicians, skateboarders, lifeguards, moms, dads, students and caregivers.
BFC strives to build partnerships with local businesses and organizations. In our spacious lobby we provide complimentary organic loose-leaf tea blended by TeaLicious Trendz on Plank Rd in Webster. We are proudly exhibit photographs of Rochester's legendary artist Carl Chiarenza. The fiery fabrics in the hallway and on our Samadhi tanks were dyed by Honeoye Falls' artist Melissa Matson. All artwork is for sale.
We've now donated gift certificates for our services to hundreds of local not-for-profits for raffles and other fund-raising events.
Bodymind Float Center in the Community
We believe being a local business isn’t just about providing the best service possible; it is about giving back to the community in ways big and small. Rochester has been incredibly kind to us. Here are a few of the ways we’ve tried to give back.
Floats for Coats (pictured)
Through a partnership with House of Mercy, we provided 50 EMPWR (Empower) coats which were distributed to homeless persons in Rochester. The EMPWR coat is a water-resistant jacket, which can transform into a sleeping bag, or be worn as an over-the-shoulder bag when not in use.
Warrior Salute Collaboration:
Our partnership with CDS Monarch’s Warrior Salute began with a pilot study on the effects of floating on PTSD, and continues as a program of donated and steeply discounted floats for the veterans of Warrior Salute. You can learn more about the program here.
Fibromyalgia Discount Program:
Initiated as an international pilot study, this evolved into a program of free and discounted floats for those diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. We have enrolled over 400 participants. Learn more about the program here. Discounts are listed on our pricing page.
Supporting the Arts
We display the work of local artists, including Carl Chiarenza, a major figure in the history of art photography, and the multi-talented Melissa Matson, whose fabric art floats and flows along our walls. We commissioned Ben Moriconi to make the “Salt Goddess” and “Float Goddess” images which adorn our shop and are available on gift certificates. Links to add:
Other Charitable Donations
We make dozens of donations annually, including to the Rochester Broadway Theater League, Make a Wish Foundation, No One Left Behind, Kidney Walk, Teens Living with Cancer, Autism Up, and Rochester's Childfirst Network.