Kick Off Summer With a Float Session

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For parents, kids, and families, the summer is a time to relax and refresh after a hectic school year. Summer break, however, is short and usually packed full of events. Sometimes, it can seem like we’ve traded the busy school year for an equally busy summer. Finding relaxation in the busy summer months can be just as hard as any … Read More

Reducing Cortisol With Floating

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Floating can dramatically reduce cortisol levels in the body. Cortisol is an adrenal hormone that releases when the body experiences stress. Anything disrupting the body’s equilibrium causes cortisol release. This may be due to a poor diet, excessive exercise, work-related stress, or other everyday situations that upset the body’s balance. Cortisol causes the body to enter a “high alert” state … Read More

Connections Between Floating and Spirituality

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Floatation therapy can be a highly spiritual experience. Many people meditate while floating, but that’s not the only way to gain spiritual benefits. Others use floatation therapy to grow spiritually. These two aspects can be combined to complement each other in many ways. Read Scripture What you do right before floating impacts your mind’s focus during therapy. Before your next … Read More

Awakening Your Spirituality and Other Positive Floating Effects

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The benefits of floating are numerous, and everyone’s experience in the chamber is unique. Many use it as a form of physical therapy, to recover from injury or alleviate chronic neck and back pain. Athletes find it refreshes tired muscles. Those who suffer from joint issues and inflammation find that they are better able to move after floating. But in … Read More

Floatation Tank Safety

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If you visit a facility like Northwest Float Center, you will likely undergo a short safety review before you get into a tank. Many people don’t know what to expect the first time they come to a floatation therapy facility, so the staff help them to conceptualize and become familiar with the entire floatation process as quickly as possible. A … Read More

Just Relax, People! 4 People in Need of Floatation Therapy

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Every year, releases its list of the 10 most stressful jobs. Among these are military personnel, firefighters, pilots, and Fortune 500 executives. While there is obviously cause for stress in these people, there is also a need for relaxation. Thanks to floatation therapy, even these folks can de-stress from time to time. Most Stressful Jobs of 2014 According to … Read More

Float Centers: An Essential Destination for Wellness Tourists

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Have you heard of wellness tourism yet? Although the concept hasn’t been around very long, wellness tourism is a quickly growing industry that is expected to take off in 2014. Wellness tourism encompasses a wide variety of destinations, but float centers are proving to be one of the most popular attractions. What Is Wellness Tourism? Essentially, wellness tourism is the … Read More

Take a Float and Explore Your Subconscious

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Are you interested in expanding your mind in order to more deeply explore your subconscious? Many people report that floating allows them to explore their inner selves. Although floatation therapy is often used for pain relief and healing, many floaters are committed to floating because of the spiritual, meditative side of the experience. In fact, floatation therapy is often used … Read More

Isolation Tanks and Meditative Brain States

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Flotation therapy was born in a neuro-psychiatry lab, which should make the fact that it has extreme influence on brain states an unsurprising conclusion. When they were first designed, flotation tanks were used in the study of consciousness and how the brain manages consciousness in the absence of sensory information. Isolation tanks (as they were then called) solved this problem … Read More