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Woman Floating in a Float Pod at The Float Spa of Midland

FLOATATION THERAPY 

 

Thanks to its weightless environment, floating can relieve pressure and tension on the joints, and provide immediate physical relief to arthritis sufferers. If you or a loved one suffers from chronic pain of any kind, scientific research suggests that the practice of floating is absolutely worth a try. 

Floatation Therapy - What is it and how does it help?

Floatation therapy involves the use of an enclosed spa-like tank, known as a float tank. The tank is large enough to easily fit your body with plenty of room to spread out and position yourself. It contains a highly concentrated Epsom salt solution which is heated to the average skin temperature. 

Floatation therapy is a sensory deprivation experience, meaning no light, no sound, and no touch. After a while, your skin will sync up with the water since it is heated to your skin temperature and you won't feel the water anymore unless you move. The lights and the music inside the float pod are controllable from within the pod, so you will be able to change the color of the lights and turn the music on or off - we highly recommend turning off the music and lights once you feel comfortable to experience the sensory deprivation experience.

 

Inside the pod is over 1000 lbs of Epsom salt solution, thus, you float effortlessly. You do not have to know how to float or swim and you do not need a swimsuit. The water in the pod is heated to your skin's temperature which is about 94-95 degrees. 

Benefits of floating:

  • Reduces anxiety and depression 

  • Helps with aches and pains 

  • Stress reduction

  • Mental Clarity and Creativity Boost

  • Insomnia 

  • and much more! 

How to prepare for your float, tips, and tricks, and things to bring to your session:

Preparing for a float is similar to preparing for a massage session. You want to arrive early so you are not in a hurry, stressed, or running late, come hydrated and avoid caffeine right before your session. You may want to bring a change of clothes, you will take a shower before and after your session. We will provide all the necessities like shampoo, body wash, and conditioner, as well as a comfy bath sheet for you to dry off after your float. You do not need a swimsuit or a swim cap to float, we encourage you to float in the nude. Swimsuits can also interfere with the sensory deprivation experience and often carry detergents and chlorine that can affect our float pod solution. Our float guides will give you a good orientation on the background/history of floating, the benefits, how to work the pod controls for the music and lights as well as an overview of the process! Our float guides are also there to help coach you to a better float each time you come. Floating is meant to be a practice so you want to float regularly to get the benefits. Sometimes it can be hard to turn your brain off your first session so just keep in mind each time you float it gets better and better and easier to tune out the outside world and thoughts and experience pure bliss. After your services, you can relax in our relaxation lounge, where you can finish getting ready or enjoy an herbal tea. We have a get-ready room with a blow dryer, body lotion/oil as well as some hair care products. You may want to bring a hairbrush or a comb as well as a notebook or book for jotting down ideas or reading after your float.

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