When float tanks make an appearance in movies and TV shows, they are often shown portraying people emerging from the tanks having a full-on-psychedelic-hallucination, or having gone mad from being alone for too long. But as many who have emerged from the tank can attest, it is often a much more dreamy, ethereal, and calming environment than is typically conveyed on screen.Continue reading The science of floating and mystical experiences
As floating grows in prominence and popularity, and the demand for research gets stronger, many researchers in the US and internationally are studying the effects of flotation therapy.Continue reading Float Research Renaissance
The search for pain relief can drive people in many unexpected, and sometimes downright odd, directions – float tanks among them. With the high concentration of Epsom salt, the tank can fully support the body without any areas of pressure on your back. This alone has been shown to help with inflammation reduction, faster recovery times, and general pain management, which helps explain why many big-name athletes and sports teams (like Steph Curry, Tom Brady and the Patriots, the Seahawks, the Dodgers, the Cubs, and many more) incorporate floating into their recovery programs.Continue reading Floating and Concussions
As a vehicle for both relaxation and recovery, float tanks are fairly unparalleled. There are lots of studies and anecdotes about the benefits that even a single hourlong float can offer. The most profound (and often inspiring) results, however, actually come from floating more regularly.
We hear this everyday in our conversations with our members and regulars. So, for this month’s blog, we wanted to highlight some of the personal stories from long term floaters that have been shared publicly. While these are just a small sample of the incredible stories we’ve heard, they help to illustrate the wide variety of benefits flotation has to offer. Stories like these are why we opened FLOAT, and why we’re so proud of the work that we do.Continue reading Floating up from the depths
Every self-care routine takes practice, and floating is no exception. If you’re looking for a way to really hone your floating prowess, why not try a float intensive?Continue reading What’s a float intensive?