On our bookshelf: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience



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“Of all the virtues we can learn, no trait is more useful, more essential for survival, and more likely to improve the quality of life than the ability to transform adversity into an enjoyable challenge.” ― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Good morning, readers! Have you heard about Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience? It’s… Continue reading






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  • STL Artist Jasmine Raskas

    Frequent Floater – Jasmine Raskas

    Jasmine Raskas is a local painter in STL. After her second float, she felt inspired to create a painting. We wondered if she would share her work with us, which she was absolutely willing to do. When Jasmine arrived with her painting, we were delighted to see it and chat about it. We feel grateful… Continue reading


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    FAQ –  Is there a height/weight limit to float?

    Nope! Every person is welcome to float with us! Floaters over 420 pounds and up to 7-feet-tall have floated comfortably in our tanks. For the sake of your comfort, we recommend you take our tank dimensions into account when scheduling your float. At our Midtown location, our tank dimensions are as follows: Rooms: 8’L x… Continue reading


  • Zach Hector

    FLOAT STL Team Member ~ Zach Hector

    Hi there, floaters! This post offers you the opportunity to get to know one of our amazing staff members, Zach Hector. As a formal introduction, you can find his bio on our about us page: “Zach is a Saint Louis native and has lived and worked in several major metropolitan cities including: Los Angeles, Chicago… Continue reading


  • FLOAT STL Maryland Heights Relaxation Space

    Tools for Relaxation while Floating

    A few months ago, we introduced you to The Law of Reversed Effort, which states: the harder you try to achieve mental silence, the more mental quietude will escape you. While it is tempting to resist mental noise, we made the suggestion that you practice acceptance instead. For instance, if during your float, your mind… Continue reading


  • Katie interviewing frequent floaters

    Frequent Floater – David Neuman

    David Neuman is a frequent floater here at FLOAT STL. He was kind enough to sit down with us for an interview and talk about his early morning floating practice. We hope you enjoy reading along! Welcome, David! How you originally learn about floating? I learned about it in college in the early 80s and… Continue reading


  • Katie and Luke

    FAQ – Is there a typical float user?

    Not that we are aware of! We have provided floats to people of all ages and from all walks of life. Moms, Dads, grandparents, professionals, leisure-ites, teachers, police officers, lawyers, artists, yogis, meditators, non-meditators. Some people have prior knowledge of floating, but most do not! Our customer’s post-float glow does not discriminate! There are several… Continue reading


  • assumptions about mental chatter

    Assumptions about Mental Chatter and Floating

    “If I want to have a positive floating experience, then my mind needs to be completely quiet…90-minutes! How can I shut off my mind for that long? What if I can’t stop thinking…can I still benefit from this floating thing?” Sound familiar? The idea that your mind must be quiet while you float is one… Continue reading


  • Brendan Ochs

    FLOAT STL Team Member ~ Brenden Ochs

    Hi there, floaters! This post offers you the opportunity to get to know one of our amazing staff members, Brendan Ochs! Brendan was born and raised in St. Louis. He primarily dwells in the humid, yet temperate, Arnold, MO living off of chicken and rice and sometimes peanut butter and jelly, if he is feeling… Continue reading


  • Float Room in Blue Ligth

    FAQ – Claustrophobia

    Every day, we receive questions and concerns about claustrophobia. And every day, people who struggle with claustrophobia exit their float and talk to us about it. They say things like, “wow, these tanks are so much larger than I imagined…I didn’t feel closed in…I didn’t feel trapped…that wasn’t scary at all…that was really amazing…” It’s… Continue reading


  • Frequent Floater Roger E at Float STL

    Frequent Floater – Roger E.

    Roger is a local police officer and self-identified FLOAT STL disciple. He was generous enough to take time out of his busy schedule to sit down with us and discuss his floating practice. We hope you enjoy reading highlights from our conversation! How did you originally learn about floating? I was having breakfast at a… Continue reading