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
This Pride, we thought we’d share a personal story from within the float community from someone who used floating to help her find herself.
Juliet Mylan is a trans woman who lives in Portland, Oregon and she has been gracious enough to share her experiences with floating and how it helped her understand her identity as a trans woman. This is her story:
Continue reading How floating helped me accept I was trans
If you regret missing the virtual Float Conference last month, specially priced Recap Tickets are now available. Beyond Dan Price and float research rock star Dr. Justin Feinstein, here’s a rundown of some sessions we think would be of particular interest to float enthusiasts.
Continue reading Float Conference Highlights
It’s September 1st! We’re officially open to the public again! Our Member Soft Open went just like a dream (I almost said “swimmingly;” it’s hard to avoid water vocabulary around here).
Continue reading Path to Reopening Final Update!
For this discussion of introducing floating successfully to a person with autism, we’re welcoming guest blogger Amanda Maginley, owner of Nepsis Floatation in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Hi there. I’m a mom of two autistic teenagers and started floating them about 5 years ago. I opened my own float Center this year. I’m also trained in behaviour and have worked in our school system as a TA and observer of behaviour.
Floating has improved our lives significantly. It has helped me be a better parent, reducing my stress and helping me function better, and helped my kids with increasing awareness and emotional regulation.
Continue reading Floating and Autism