29Jan, 2016

Choose to Feel Great in 2016…

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Here we are, at the end of January, 2016—if you’re like many of us, you may have made resolutions—maybe you’ve kept them, or maybe you’ve slipped up (what are you, human?!)   What does it mean to resolve, anyways? According to Webster, when we resolve we make a “firm determination” to do something. In other words, we make a real decision—we cut off other alternatives, and in doing so, truly choose.   The resolutions we ring in with the new year come in all shapes, colors and sizes—from working out, […]

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18Dec, 2015

Making the Time for Ourselves in the Midst of Life.

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As a team member of True REST, I especially have no reason to miss my weekly float. But, still there come times where I realize its been several weeks since I entered into the salt-filled oasis of a Float Pod. Its disconcerting, I’m fully aware of how much I love to float—and not just for the experience itself, but for the effects it has on me in the week to follow—mentally, physically and emotionally. I wonder why I so easily skip over spending time doing something I know I value–for […]

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13Nov, 2015

Floating Away Anxiety at True REST.

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When I first began floating, I didn’t have any benefit in mind. I just wanted to experience for myself the “weird” sounding therapy—I wasn’t even aware of the range of offerings it might have for me. My anxiety and panic attacks were just a part of my reality that I had gotten used to—mild panics and mental breakdowns were just another part of the day.   It would unfold as so:   *queue situation I perceive as awkward*—my face flushes, heart pounds, breathing constricts, thoughts race—subsequent fight or flight unfolds […]

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5Nov, 2015

A Recipe for Feeling Great.

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  True REST is The Science of Feeling Great—most of us could probably agree that “Great” is something we want to feel, but what does it mean—and how do floats take us there?   Consider that feeling great might not be about addition.  Entertain the idea that it may be a subtraction game. I find great comfort in that: “Phew, I don’t need to gain anything, just release what’s weighing me down. “   Floating, after all, doesn’t give you anything—rather, it allows you to take away—stimulus, gravity, tension, stress, […]

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17Oct, 2015

A True REST Soft Opening Experience!

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Before a new True REST Float Spa opens to the public, there’s a week of soft launch for working the kinks out and training the staff. This “friends and family” float time gives us valuable feedback on how we can improve from people who care enough to offer it. I floated last Friday as part of the soft launch of the new Scottsdale spa. For this visit, the team was doing a simulation of what the float experience would be for a first-time floater. The first-time experience is incredibly important, […]

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3Oct, 2015

True REST Scottsdale—Opening Next Week!

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True REST is excited to announce the much anticipated opening of our Scottsdale, AZ location—on October 10th! Scottsdale holds a special place in True REST history as it is where our first location originated in 2010, before Nick and Holly Janicki moved the business to Tempe, AZ. As flotation and its benefits become more well known, we are eager and excited to be able to return to where it all began for True REST. True REST Scottsdale features 5 stunning Pod Suites and is located at 70th St and Shea in […]

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19Sep, 2015

Floating for Aches and Pain

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Photo Credit: Steven Pisano on Flickr I floated again yesterday, this time for an hour. One reason I love to float is that I get to lose my pain. Not only for the length of the float, but for days after. As you get older, one of the things you notice is that things start to hurt. The hurt can be nothing big, just a series of small aches and pains. It’s most noticeable when you first get up in the morning, or the day after you’ve done something athletic […]

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12Sep, 2015

No Time To Float? It’s Probably Time to Float.

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Like many of us, when my life feels its most full and stressful my wellbeing habits tend to be the first thing to slide. Yoga, eating well—and Floating are all apt to fade from my daily rotation. The irony, of course, is that when life feels as such, this is when I need these habits and wellness routines most. I begin to look at those feel-good habits—which are so easy to take for granted (until you stop dong them)—as numbers. Save an hour here, cut 30 minutes here. I marginalize […]

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4Sep, 2015

True REST Salutes Our Veterans!

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True REST would like to say a big “Thank You”—every month—to retired and active U.S Veterans! Beginning September 11th, 2015—and the 11th of each month going forward—all corporate locations and participating franchises (see a list of locations below this post) will be reserving 1 Pod Suite all day for Veterans to float—for free! We would like to thank our Powell, OH and Roseville, CA spas for inspiring and already incorporating this fantastic program into their spas! Please call these locations for details on their own Veterans program. In addition to […]

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19Aug, 2015

Returning to Beginners Mind

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Floating is a practice. As with any learned experience, it is tempting to take on an attitude of knowing what to expect as we return. But, floats are always shifting—and they are primarily an art of letting go. On days we arrive to float with this expectation of knowing what to expect, we may actually feel held back from our deepest experiences and levels of relaxation. Floating is described as “effortless”, but with our mental powers this description comes with a bit of irony. The greatest hindrance to relaxing is […]

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