20Feb, 2015

Float Therapy: Release Gravity and Pain

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After John C Lilly, the pioneer in developing sensory deprivation (float therapy), broke multiple bones in a bicycle accident, he decided to float and see if it could offer him some relief. Sure enough, he said: “There, I was free from the pain, without drugs, for the first time since I had had the accident. That’s because the tank frees up all the pain due to gravity” It’s true, floating does release gravity’s impact—relieving a tremendous amount of tension, stress and pain. But it also creates the perfect environment to […]

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29Jan, 2015

Observing Your Float Journey

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As you begin your own journey into floating, its valuable to regularly reflect on your experiences in the Float Pod—both individually, and as a whole, as your floats and experiences will inevitably evolve! We always recommend floaters spend a few minutes after their session ends enjoying their relaxed state, and this is also the perfect time for observing how the float has made a difference. Keeping track of your “progress” not only allows you to see what benefits floating has in store for you, but can also tune you into […]

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14Jan, 2015

Fill Up to Pour Out!

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From time to time, hectic weeks arise when I say to myself: “I’ve got too much going on—I’m too busy to float”. Then I pause and realize that the very fact I feel this way means it is time I get in a Float Pod. Oftentimes societal views of success are strictly linked to productivity—and focus heavily on linear progress—always doing more, achieving and striving. As we start to do more and more and our demands seem to pick up pace, it’s easy to conclude that the best solution is […]

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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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