26Nov, 2018

The True REST Float Family

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The iconic saying “when you’re here, you’re family” may not be Olive Garden’s slogan anymore, but it should be the motto for all of our spa locations. There’s just something special about walking into a True REST and the feeling that you get from the staff and everyone who is there to float. It’s that sense of communal energy that’s been cultivated and we’ve got YOU, our Float Family, to thank for that. Let’s set the scene. You arrive to a friendly welcome from the float consultant who shows you […]

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29Oct, 2018

Floating: How to be Good at Meditation

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For many of us, meditation is one of those elusive, mystical arts that is often married with the phrase, “I’m not good at it.” In actuality though, what does being “good” at meditating really even mean? Let’s start by defining what meditation is in the first place. Meditation is an acquired skill of the mind, one that takes dedication to continuously practice and one that reminds us to be present within each precious moment. Meditation can be guided by a variety of controlled breathing techniques, repetition of mantras and postural […]

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15Oct, 2018

The Science Behind Floating and the Theta Brain Wave State

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If you know someone that floats, you may often hear him or her refer to theta brainwaves, but what exactly are theta waves? Are they good or bad? Why do we want them? And what do we really know about the effect of regular floating on our mental state? We pride ourselves on providing float therapy – The Science of Feeling Great – so let’s take a look at the science behind this phenomenon. What are brainwaves? First things first – what are brainwaves? The neurons in our brain are […]

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23Sep, 2018

Float Therapy: A Proven Treatment for Anxiety

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Anxiety disorders are the single most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults, or about 18% of the population. Unfortunately that number continues to rapidly increase over the years. The general cost for anxiety disorders alone in the US is over $42 billion per year and makes up almost ⅓ of the entire mental health bill. So why the rapid increase in anxiety disorders? One idea is linked to the dramatically increased amount of time each person spends on digital technology per day.  Many Americans spend […]

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3Sep, 2018

The “Final” Float Conference

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For the last seven summers, we’ve traveled to Portland for the annual Float Conference, a place where float enthusiasts from around the globe gather to share stories, present research, show off new technology, and uncover new ideas for the future. This year’s visit to Portland felt just a little bittersweet, as it’s the final year that this event will be hosted by the original Float Conference Team. Needless to say, it also left us feeling grateful for the tremendous progress we’ve made as an industry and still eager to see […]

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20Aug, 2018

The Power of Salt

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Each of our Float Pods contains over 1,000 pounds of pharmaceutical grade Epsom salt – also known as magnesium sulfate. Epsom salt is a natural exfoliant and has been known to treat muscle aches and sore muscles, as well as soothe dry skin. There are a variety of ways Epsom salt can improve your health and your daily life. Here are some of the top benefits of magnesium and Epsom salt: 1. Boosts Magnesium Levels Known as hypomagnesemia, low magnesium levels are more common than you’d think. With just 60 […]

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6Aug, 2018

Zero gravity. Zero distractions. All you.

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Did you know that True REST is an acronym? REST stands for Reduced Environmental Stimulus Therapy. While floating, we are reducing nearly ALL stimuli that our brains are processing constantly. This dramatic reduction in sensory stimuli is what creates a profound shift in pain, stress, and overall mood after just 60 minutes of floating. Face it; in today’s day and age, we are plugged in nearly 24/7. True REST provides a space where we can cut out all the chaos and distraction, and instead, focus on our breath, our relaxation, […]

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23Jul, 2018

Floating: An Athlete’s Secret Weapon

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Olympians. Super Bowl Champions. Stephen Curry. Tom Brady. Wayne Rooney. Julian Edelman. What do they all have in common? They float. Repeat national champions like Stephen Curry and Tom Brady are able to out perform the competition with a well-rounded training routine that includes REST and relaxation. They also have a trick up their sleeves – flotation therapy. Over the last several years, floating has been used by a large number of elite athletes to treat various sports-related conditions, aid in recovery, and better manage the stresses in their system. […]

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2Jul, 2018

Floating On Water: Why You Can’t Float At Home

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We hear the question all the time, “Why can’t I just float in my tub, pool, or the ocean?” The answer is short; it’s a common misconception that floating in the bath, pool or ocean equates to flotation therapy. You cannot float like this in your tub at home – or even in the ocean. Plain and simple. Here are 6 reasons why Float Therapy is different: Each one of our Float Pods contain 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt in only 10″ of water. This salty solution is so dense […]

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18Jun, 2018

Float NOW: The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Try Floating Today

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You may have heard through the news or media that flotation therapy is one of the hottest wellness trends on the market today. Athletes, celebrities and influencers from all over the world have spread the word about why they love to float and how it has benefited their lives. In recent years with its gaining popularity, the term “floating” has almost become common place and we’re seeing its effects with new spas and businesses offering this modality all over the country. So what is this thing that everyone is talking […]

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