Floating Benefits for Students

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School is stressful. Studying, research, projects, and tests can leave secondary and post-secondary students feeling drained and mentally foggy. Instead of turning to all-nighters and insane amounts of caffeine, many modern students prefer holistic brain-boosting therapies including meditation, yoga, and floating. And for good reason – these practices help calm mind and body, while helping regulate sleep and achieve mental … Read More

Skin Benefits of Floating

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Did you know that we fill our float tanks with 950 pounds of magnesium sulfate? This concoction, more commonly known as epsom salt, does more than help our customers float effortlessly. For centuries, people have been using it to treat muscle pain, fight fatigue, and even regulate sleep cycles. Epsom salt carries a bevy of benefits, even for the largest … Read More

Breathing Exercises for a More Relaxing Float Experience

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Floatation tanks help users naturally sink into a calm, meditative state over the course of the float session. During the initial minutes of floating, however, some users experience difficulty quieting the mind. If your to-do list, worries, and other random thoughts keep you tense during the first part of your session, consider some simple breathing exercises to quiet the mind … Read More

Five Ways to Make Your Float Benefits Last Longer

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We frequently extol the benefits of float therapy, from relieving pain to improving mood. But how can we extend those good feelings after each session? There are several ways, each of which is easy to incorporate into your everyday routine. If you’ve noticed your float benefits waxing and waning, now is the perfect time to make small changes that will … Read More

Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Dead Sea

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The Dead Sea is something of a natural float tank; its hyper-salinity makes people naturally buoyant. Throughout history, people have also visited the Dead Sea for its healing properties. If you have never visited this exotic location, we’ve gathered a few reasons to take advantage of it on your next getaway. Supreme Salt Levels The Dead Sea is the deepest … Read More

Floating After a Long Flight

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If you take long flights, you’re familiar with jet lag – headaches, “land sickness,” and feeling out of place. Float therapy has been touted as a remedy for long flights and is proven to work. Before you schedule your next flight, consider scheduling an NWFC float session to help cope with common jet lag symptoms. Headaches Headaches are a common … Read More

Four Things You May Learn While Floating

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Anyone considering their first float might ask, “What will I get out of it?” The answer is, more than you can imagine. Floatation therapy has been studied for more than 50 years, and it is proven to enhance floaters’ ability to concentrate, complete tasks, and learn how to do new ones. However, the learning experience you gain while floating will … Read More

Three Benefits of Floating for Parents

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Anyone can benefit from float therapy, but a session might be especially beneficial to parents, especially those with young children. Parents of babies or toddlers are more likely to experience high stress levels, as well as pain disorders like “mommy tenosynovitis.” Northwest Float Center’s doors are always open to parents in need of relaxation and healing. If you have yet … Read More

Recent Study Says Floatation Improves Shoulder Tension

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Countless studies have highlighted the positive effects of floating on mental and physical conditions. A recent study focused on how floating helps people experiencing chronic, stress-related pain, particularly in the shoulders. The study’s implications are highly positive for men and women, though the sexes may perceive benefits differently. If you struggle with chronic shoulder pain, a float session at NWFC … Read More

Can a Float Session Help Your Hangover?

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We don’t advocate overindulging but celebrations happen. If you’re nursing a post-celebration day headache, a trip into a sensory deprivation tank may help. You’ll reap many physical, mental, and emotional benefits. Additionally, you’ll find it easier to resist temptation next time, especially if you schedule several float sessions throughout the year. Silence When you have a hangover, the normal noises … Read More