A common question, as some struggle to float in other bodies of water—we assure you, as a human being, you will absolutely float in our highly salinated Float Pods (more buoyant than the Dead Sea!)
There are many benefits of flotation—three of the most significant are relaxation, pain relief and better sleep.
A summary of benefits, both Physical and Mental includes:
Deep Relaxation and Theta Wave Production
Increased Blood Circulation
Increased Healing Ability
Increased Immune Function
Enhanced Athletic Training
Increased Sensory Acuity/Reaction Time
Sleep Schedule Maintenance
Feelings of Euphoria
For more information on these benefits, please visit our Benefits Page!
We pride ourselves on providing an experience in which all guests can be comfortable experiencing flotation therapy.
Guests are in complete control of their Float Pod lid, which may be left open, partially open or closed. Each Pod features a multi-colored LED light which is in the total control of the guest. A selection of music options—including the option to bring your own music are available for each session.
Each Float Pod also features a 2-way intercom connecting to the front desk should you need help or have any concerns in your session.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask your Float Consultant for assistance!
True REST encourages clients to check with their doctor when beginning any new health regimen, such as flotation.
However, Float Therapy is safe for just about everyone! However, those with epileptic conditions or who have kidney disease (as the kidneys are responsible for processing Magnesium) should take extra precautions in consulting their physician before floating.
Yes! In fact, pregnant clients may experience some of the greatest relief from floating—physically and mentally. The added weight and pressure on the mother’s body is likely to cause pain and discomfort, the weightless impact of floating can provide much relief!
Many clients report a unique and memorable experience floating while pregnant.
Rarely, clients may experience nausea. This is typically indicative of a detox reaction responding to stress—which is often held in the stomach. Ultimately, releasing this stress is beneficial—thought it may be uncomfortable in the moment. Ask your Float Consultant about trying the oxygen bar if you feel nausea, as this can relieve discomfort.
While this level of nausea is fairly uncommon, we do ask that guests exit the pod if they believe they may be sick. Flotation is powerful; please remember to drink plenty of water after your session!
We encourage clients to relax and release any worries of dozing off while in the Float Pod. Each Float Pod contains just 10 inches of highly salinated water—thus, it is not required that guests know how to swim. This solution supports you no matter how you might toss and turn in the Float Pod.
Though it is difficult to accidentally flip onto your belly in the tank, if this occurred the extremely high salt concentration (1,000 lbs) immediately causes discomfort in the eyes, nose and mouth.
The high level of Epsom Salts in each Float Pod actually prevents the skin from wrinkling! It will, however, leave your skin silky smooth.
We’re so excited you’re coming to float with us!
New clients need to arrive 30 minutes before appointment time—this allows time to complete paperwork, watch our Intro to Floating video and be given a through tour of the spa and your Pod suite.
Those who arrive late will need to reschedule—this is to preserve the quietness and integrity of all our floats, which we start simultaneously.
All you need to bring are:
Your towel (or grab one from the location)
Flip Flops (we also offer complimentary flip flops)
Brush or comb if needed
We provide shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion , q-tips and blow dryers.
True REST was founded in 2010 by Nick and Holly Janicki, who opened their original location in Scottsdale, AZ. In 2012, the two moved this location to Tempe, AZ where it remains open today. In 2014 True REST began opening more locations and franchising across the nation.
We now have locations in Ohio, California and more! For a list of all of our current locations, click here.
REST is perhaps the easiest pastime imaginable. However, there are a few ways you can prepare for the best float possible.
We provide Vaseline in each Pod Suite to protect any small cuts and grazes from stinging!
We recommend eating something small prior to your float, but allowing at least 30 minutes to digest before your appointment.
Please visit our ‘Get Started‘ page for further details regarding your first float! We can’t wait to welcome you to True REST.
True REST books floats in 60 minute increments. However you are more than welcome to book a float for more than one hour!
True REST® complies with stringent health and safety regulations. The water in the Float Pod is likely the most pristine you have ever been in!
The water in each Float Pod is mostly salt—a solution which is inherently sterile. After each float, and anytime the Pod is not in use, our state of the art purification system purifies the water.
Between each session every Float Pod’s water is completely purified 4 times with a 5-micron filter and both Ozone and UV Light technology to purify and disinfect the water. Read more about the benefits of Ozone and UV as purifiers, here.
Our high standards and commitment to cleanliness ensures that each client will experience a pristine pod and suite for each float.
It happens to the best of us. You can avoid this momentary discomfort best by avoiding touching your face with your hands during your session.
However, if salt finds its way into your eyes we do provide a squirt bottle full of fresh water in each Float Pod. Many locations also provide a face towel to bring into your float for any need that may require touching the face mid-float.