7Jan, 2015

5 Tips for (Even) Better Floats.

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It’s certainly hard to have a “bad” float, but even so—there’s always room for improvement!   1. Hydrate   Every aspect of our bodies operates better when we are hydrated (we are, after all around 65% water!) We highly encourage guests to keep their water intake high following their float, but you can start off on the right foot by hydrating leading up to your float, too. Because floats allow you to deeply tune in and relax, showing up well hydrated can ensure that you don’t spend any focus on […]

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31Dec, 2014

Choose to Feel Great in 2015!

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In this season of fresh starts and a brand new year, most of us—whether or not we intend to—have resolutions on the mind. Those changes or shifts we implement into our lives can help make this the best year yet. Its no surprise that these changes often gear towards increased wellness and taking care of our bodies and minds. I don’t think its any stretch to say: we each want to feel happy and healthy, inside and out. Often our eager goals for the fresh year are all about reaching, […]

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16Dec, 2014

The Joy of Escaping Gravity

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Arguably the greatest and most mysterious force which contributes to our lives on Earth is gravity. Though we cannot see it—we experience its impact all day, every day (and night, too!) It’s very freeing to be an upright, bipedal mammal—but it also means we have to work extra hard to withstand the crushing tendencies of gravitational force. Though we may be consciously unaware of this pressure, even just standing is a chore! As Michael Hutchinson says in his classic work: The Book of Floating: “Our upright posture is unique and […]

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9Dec, 2014

Magnificent Magnesium—the Power of Floating in Epsom Salt

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At True REST each of our Float Pods contains over 1,000 lbs of Epsom Salt dissolved into their 10 inches of water—allowing you to float gently, like a cork, on the surface. This in and of itself does the job of providing a gravity free and sensory restricted experience, which is sure to relax your body and mind deeply. But there’s much more to Epsom Salts than just their floating potential—and their myriad of benefits are shared with you each time you float. Bonus! First off—what are Epsom Salts anyway? […]

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25Nov, 2014

All About R.E.S.T!

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The modern world has us more connected than ever—in an instant we can connect across the globe, and we’re never far from a device that keeps us within arms reach of email, phone calls, text messages, Facebook and any other social media. This interconnectedness spans beyond our own personal connections—add in the constant presence of advertisements, lights, noises and other people—and you’ve got one busting, in-your-face world. Being this close to—well…everything—is incredible and a truly awesome feat, but  it all comes with a price: over-stimulation! The uncertainty and sensory loudness […]

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17Nov, 2014

REST Assured: Our High Water Standards.

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At True REST we pride ourselves on our high water standards. Each of our Float Pods® use state of the art methods of purification which keep all of our Pods’ water squeaky clean for each and every guest. The cleanliness of the water in a Float Pod is a common concern—and an entirely valid one! What tools do we use to provide pristine water? Pod Purification: We utilize both UV (ultraviolet) and Ozone treatment in our Float Pods, both of which run constantly when the pod is not in use, […]

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3Nov, 2014

Float Therapy: Practice in the Art of Letting Go

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There are many aspects of life in which our physical responses seems to transform us in more subtle ways. Our actions can set the stage for different sets of emotions and mental states. When I clean my house, it seems I have also cleared my mind. After I endure a more challenging yoga class, it feels I can better endure the challenges in my daily life. When I float it’s no different—as I physically let go in my session, I experience a sense of having “let go” of so much […]

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27Oct, 2014

Your Brain on Floats, Pt 2: Hemisphere Synchronization

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Most of us are likely aware that the human brain is comprised of two sides, or hemispheres. These halves of the brain operate together, but in radically different ways: The Left Brain: -Controls the right side of body -Tends to be the most prominent hemisphere in most of us -Perceives the world in ways that are logical, analytical, systematic and linear The Right Brain: -Controls the left side of body -Perceives in ways that tend to be symbolic, outside of time and imaginative. -Is characteristic in daydreaming, creativity, non-verbal experiences […]

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21Oct, 2014

Your Brain on Floats, Pt 1: Brain Waves

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The impacts floating has on your brain are numerous, which is why we’ve chosen to make a several-part series to share with you these benefits in greater detail! Today’s post will focus on the therapeutic effect that floatation therapy has on your brain waves. Throughout our normal waking state our brains are typically producing what are called Beta waves. These brain waves are fast and productive—yet are very active, and far from relaxing. When we do start to take it easy—even closing our eyes for just a few moments—we start […]

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13Oct, 2014

New Pods at True REST!

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Last week, we were thrilled to welcome brand new Float Pods to True REST Tempe! Our whole team spent several days making sure everything was integrated smoothly. So, what’s new? When receiving our new Float Pods we also welcomed additional features to enhance and customize your float even further… Expanded Light Options Our new pods boast a plethora of in-pod LED light settings—many more than before. Choose from no light, multiple strobing settings or select a solid color from the wide range of choices. Pick whatever suits your mood or […]

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