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Luke Austin, of Rochester, floats in a high-salt water isolation tank at Nalu Float in Rochester.

After more than three years helping people in Rochester find peace by floating in an isolation tank, Jon Maki has pulled the plug and moving on to new endeavors.

"It was a good run," Maki said of his time managing Nalu Float center in a quiet residential neighborhood at 1423 Fifth Ave. NE.

The last day for floating was Wednesday.

He was the first to introduce the popular relaxation/meditation technique of floating to the Med City. His clients floated in his two, 4-foot by 8-foot tanks or pods filled with 10 inches of warm, salty water for an hour or an hour and a half.

The salt, mixed in to match the salinity of the Dead Sea, prevented clients from sinking as they floated in the dark tank.

"It's important to find ways to connect with your inner self," he said. "I think people really need to do this in this day and age of burning the candle at both ends … in this age of overconsumption … and over busyness."

While Maki's time floating in Rochester is at an end, Nalu Float could re-surface in the future under the care of someone else.

Early talks are underway about a Rochester business owner taking over the tanks and the float business. 

If that pans out or not, Maki is thankful that Nalu Float was able help people in Rochester for a while.

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