The Floating Experience
Floating is a wellness and healing technique that allows a person to be entirely free from gravity and external stimulation in a completely safe and relaxing environment. This allows the mind to slow down and the body to relax to a level that is virtually impossible to achieve in any other setting. The water in the tank is kept at 93.5 degrees, which is skin-receptor neutral, meaning you are able to lose track of where your body ends and the water begins.
Noise from the outside does not reach you as your ears are just below the water line and the tanks are sound proof.
For an hour and a half the outside world is gone. Once you lay back in the 11" of water and Epsom salt you lose sense of time, space and gravity. When your body is not fighting gravity or constantly taking in external information, it has a lot of extra resources at it's disposal. Your brain pumps out dopamine and endorphins and the rest of your body gets to rest, de-stress and heal.
What does it feel like after a float?
Your body keeps floating, feeling light, your mind is clear, your senses are sharper and the feeling of well-being, calm and centeredness lets the little annoyances of life on earth bounce off of you, back out into the ethos.
What should I expect for my first float?
Below are a couple of videos that are super informative about preparing for your first float experience. The first video is a great introduction about floating by the TrueREST Float Spa. Although our float tanks are slightly different than the TrueRest, the video is superbly done and provides fantastic information about what to do before, during and after your float. The second video talks about what the float experience can do for your mind and body.