There are many ways to improve your state of mind and health that have nothing to do with food. Floating is one of them.
Floating therapy is the relaxation practice of being buoyant in approximately ten inches of water and 1,000 pounds of magnesium sulfate—also known as Epsom Salts.
At Float Sixty Northwest Indiana, you have choices when it comes to your float. You may float in a float tank or a float suite.
I experienced my first float over a year ago, and thought I’d report now that I’ve had more floats.
The private float suite has a shower with all the necessary amenities: ear plugs, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and towel. A shower is taken prior to, and after, a float. The suite is a very peaceful and quiet space.
Upon entering the pool and closing that door, it takes a few minutes for the light to go out. I then enjoy complete quiet and darkness—for sixty glorious minutes.
Unlike my first float, when I was a bit unsettled about what to expect, I now know.
While practicing the art of relaxation and focusing on my breathing, I think about how nice it would be to fall asleep. Then I wonder if I’d wake up when I’m supposed to if I do.
I’ve considered that if I were deaf and blind, this is what it would be like, since it is completely silent and dark. (You may choose to have a small light on in the pool if you prefer.)
Maybe floating is similar to what it was like for us before we were born.
Has it been sixty minutes yet? When is that light going to pop on and end my bliss?
As I try not to think about anything, this is a sampling of the stuff I’ve not thought of. Interesting.
Other benefits from my floats:
- Mental clarity
- Better nighttime sleep
- Complete relaxation
- Decreased pain–if I had any
I always enjoy the post float room and my herbal tea. The Float Sixty tea infuser is charming and always makes me smile.
Who could benefit from floating? Everyone! The list of potential benefits is quite impressive, partly because of the magnesium salts. Magnesium helps soothe muscles, reduce inflammation and release toxins.
As a gardener who sometimes over-gardens, this is all good stuff. And if floating doesn’t do the trick, there is always cryotherapy to eliminate any aches and pains.
Owner Gloria Morris chats with Off The Dome Radio on why floating is so beneficial to your overall health and well-being… give them a listen today! Click Here to Listen
P.S. For membership specials and more info on floating and cryotherapy, Float Sixty. When you schedule your appointment, tell them I sent you!
“To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.”― Deepak Chopra