Don’t rush to this appointment! This is not a meeting with a client or a visit to the salon! Take your time. Let yourself wander and relax before you arrive. Smell the wild bush of lavender on the walk from the train station, treat yourself to a caffeine free herbal tea, or even attend a yoga class beforehand. Anything to help you relax and release the stress of the world around you before you climb into that tank.read more
When I first heard about Sensory Deprivation tanks, I was instantly intrigued. I recall a time I spent hours reading and watching videos about people’s experiences, enticed by stories of self-reflection, relaxation and euphoria. Most people seek thrills, in this instance I was chasing a calmread more
I suffer from debilitating migraines, and chronic pain caused by injuries from a car accident. Those injuries left my neck, shoulder, spine, tailbone, and muscles in a constant fight for the most sympathy. I’m always on the lookout for activities and natural remedies that will provide some kind of relief from the overall pain, stiffness, and tension.read more
What is floating?, you might ask.
Well, in essence, it’s just floating in a small pool of salt water in complete darkness. It’s a fun form of sensory-deprivation.read more
When I first heard about floating, I was skeptical as to whether I’d enjoy 90 minutes of absolutely nothing to do. There is literally no stimuli at all; the tank secludes you into absolute darkness, the staff give you earplugs, and as you float your body gradually feels like it’s melting into the water. You are submerged into nothingness.read more
My first floating session was very different from what I had imagined it would be. Before going, I’d imagined that floating would be somewhat reminiscent of scenes from the movie WALL-E, with people drifting about aimlessly and smoothly on foam mats in a large, steamy pool. I’d recently moved to Vancouver from Wisconsin, where any news about floating probably won’t arrive until the year 2050. Judging by the signs and advertisements I’d seen around Vancouver, I imagined that floating would involved a big pool, low lighting and maybe a peaceful waterfall in the background. I also envisioned myself getting quite restless, attempting to float on a mat in too-cold water and getting all itchy from the chlorine.read more
Booking On Your Phone? APRIL 28, 2016ARE YOU READY TO FLOAT YOUR STRESS AWAY? + #GIVEAWAY!I remember back in grade school learning about the Dead Sea and being rather fascinated. We discussed things like how nothing could live in it because of the extremely high salt...read more
Why do I bring this up in relation to floating? Floating allows me to slow down my thoughts down giving me the ability to pick apart the structure and value of these thoughts. Thoughts that are held valuable whether it be productive or destructive become thought patterns. You add a thought to another and we create these little worlds within our minds. Floating allows me to get rid of the thoughts that slows down the prosperity of my mind.
This may seem like a lot of abstract jargon, but here are two examples of a constructive thought and a destructive thought I had during my float.read more
When I started this blog, I hoped and wished that it would spread awareness to anyone suffering from cancer or going through the similar experiences that I went through. It’s been almost three full years now since my most recent radical neck dissection. In total, I’ve had 3 neck surgeries. After going through these, I have daily aches and strains in the left side of my neck to be particular. It feels as though I’ve been to the dentist and have had major freezing prior to having a tooth extraction or having a cavity filled or repaired. It’s a sensation that many may not be able to understand, but to me it’s a constant and I’m always looking for ways to deal with it.read more
Floatation REST is the act of lying in a sensory deprivation tank with water containing over 800 pounds of dissolved Epsom salts. This creates a strong enough buoyancy for you to float effortlessly. Combining this weightless effect with no sight or sound; your body & mind are guided to fall into a deep relaxation and recovery. The air and water within the tank’s unique environment are maintained at a constant skin temperature. This reduces the separation between the your skin and the surroundings, eventually your body seems to gradually disappear. Each session is close to 90 minutes in length but most recall the experience as feeling much shorter. Those practicing REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) regularly have shown to spark benefits in a multiple areas of health, well-being and mindfulness.read more