Some people say it’s like getting a massage without being touched, others say it’s like floating in outer space.
FLOATING IS DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE.
The one thing I know to be true is that it’s something you have to try in order to understand. It’s an experience like no other on this earth. Floating on water that has been combined with over 1,000 pounds of Epsom Salt allows your body to float effortlessly as thought you are in the dead sea.
In addition to being incredibly relaxing, floatation therapy has wonderful benefits such as:
A Brief History:
Floatation therapy, or simply “floating”, has been around since the 1950’s and was created by scientists as a means to explore consciousness. What is consciousness and where does it come from? These questions are just the tip of the iceberg. Many cultures have explored these questions from different perspectives and with different methods including qigong, mysticism, and ayahuasca. Floating is a relatively new tool for healing.
There are a number of informative articles about floating already written. Floatation therapy has been in the New York Times, on Dr. Oz, The Simpsons, and many other well know media outlets. A few more here:
- Wellness Mama: For busy mom’s and dad’s.
- Infographic: A fun infographic about floating
- LIBR: The Laureate Institute for Brain Research uses floating to treat anxiety and eating disorders
Each floater may experience floating differently, including differences between each individual float.