Floating for Preventive Health

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Many people come to the float center for treatment of psychological and physical conditions, including fibromyalgia, sports injuries, and anxiety. Some come in hopes of minimizing stress on the mind and body through floating, a potentially beneficial addition to an overall health regimen. A balanced preventive health strategy, including diet, exercise, health screenings, and self-care, is crucial to protecting your … Read More

Magnesium Sulfate: The Benefits

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Magnesium sulfate is the magic behind our float pods. This special mineral is also known as Epsom salt, although it’s not salt at all; it’s a combination of pure magnesium and sulfate. The ultra-high concentration of magnesium sulfate in the water of our float tanks allows visitors to float effortlessly. In fact, the water becomes denser than the Dead Sea! … Read More

Hello, Hydration: How Much Water You Should Drink

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Everyone knows that water is vital to life. We use 240 gallons of it in each of our float tanks, but how long would it take you to drink that much (if it didn’t have Epsom salt)? If you followed the recommended amount, you’d be guzzling for more than a year! The Eight by Eight Rule Almost everyone knows about … Read More

I’m Obese—Should I Float?

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Floatation therapy certainly helps with weight loss, but what if you have a medical condition or are recovering from gastric bypass surgery? Should you still float? The good news is floatation therapy is open to everyone. Weight Loss Floating has proved effective as a weight loss tool. Scientists believe success comes from the increase of endorphins while floating. Natural opiates … Read More

How Floating Helps Asperger’s Syndrome

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Asperger’s syndrome is a complicated and multifaceted diagnosis. People with Asperger’s experience a variety of strengths, weaknesses, and mental and physical issues. Floatation therapy, a form of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST), provides benefits for people with Asperger’s, either alone or in combination with other forms of therapy. Remove Mental Clutter Traditional interventions for Asperger’s include decluttering surroundings of physical … Read More

Floating and Other Ways to Remedy Jet Lag

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If you’ve ever crossed a time line, you know the effects of jet lag. You can board a five-hour flight at 9 a.m. on the west coast and arrive on the East coast… eight hours later? Our bodies are in tune with circadian rhythms and don’t easily adapt to abrupt, unnatural changes in time. Jet lag of an hour or … Read More

3 Tips for a Healthier 2016

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New Year’s resolutions offer hope for a better future, but many of us doubt our ability to live up to them. We want to take better care of ourselves by eating better, exercising, and giving ourselves time to relax, but often our best intentions are beaten by busy schedules. This year, give yourself the advantage by making your resolutions with … Read More

Why Floatation Therapy Helps Fight Eating Disorders

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Sensory deprivation tanks help combat a host of difficult symptoms and behavioral disorders. Mental illness, in particular, can be a challenging diagnosis. Every individual is different and will respond to different forms of therapy. Floatation tanks prove to be a beneficial therapy for many mental illnesses, including eating disorders. You may be wondering how floating in water for an hour … Read More

Inflammation: The Hidden Killer and How Floating Helps

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Inflammation is the human body’s response to damaged cells, pathogens or irritants. Chronic inflammation is linked to a variety of diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease and stroke. Inflammation is a protective response involving host cells, blood vessels, proteins and other mediators. It tries to eliminate the initial cause of cell injury, as well as the necrotic cells and … Read More

What Floating Can Do For Fibromyalgia Patients

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Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by chronic and widespread pain with heightened sensitivity and pain due to pressure. It is notoriously difficult to treat, and traditionally, patients are prescribed intense pain medications that have numerous side effects. These medication side effects can be so severe that patients will opt to go without them and try to tolerate their pain. Going … Read More