How Floating can Impact Athletic Performance

Many athletes and recreational exercisers are familiar with the healing benefits of Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate). If you’ve ever had an injury or a serious case of post-workout soreness, it’s not uncommon to hear your chiropractor, friend, or family member say, “take a warm Epsom Salt bath” for relaxation and physical recovery. Would it surprise… Continue reading

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  • Floating & Stress Relief

    Hmm…stress. Good ol’ stress. Stress is biological, personal, and social. It lives in our bodies, minds, and environments, and it affects us on all cylinders! Whether we believe our stress is a result of what we carry within us, how the world we live in affects us, or a combination of both – our personal… Continue reading

  • Floating For Insomnia and Improved Sleep Quality

    Most of us, at some point in our lives, have struggled with tossing and turning in bed all night, or waking up with a start at 3AM, unable to get back to sleep. When this pattern builds over time, people begin to experience symptoms of sleep deprivation, which is known to have negative effects on… Continue reading

  • Floating for a Positive Mood

    Good morning, floaters! Is it just me, or are you feeling ready to walk our beautiful Saint Louis parks abloom with flowering cherry trees, to make way for gaggles of baby ducklings, and to find the poet in your heart arrested by a sea of lavender crocuses as they slowly peak their noses through the… Continue reading

  • FAQ – Is this sensory deprivation? The idea of deprivation makes me nervous.

    Great question! Yes, technically speaking, floating is the layman’s term for “sensory deprivation.” The term “sensory deprivation” describes a broad area of scientific research that looks at the effects of reduced environmental stimulation therapy (also known as “REST”). Unfortunately, the term “sensory deprivation” presents the concept of “deprivation,” which isn’t appealing to most people, and… Continue reading

  • Floating and Pain Relief

    “…it’s beginning to look as if the specific remedy for any eruption of pain in your life is to find your way quickly to the nearest float tank, plop in, and spend an hour pumping up your endorphin levels and avoiding the pain-increasing effects of anxiety.” – Michael Hutchinson, from “Floating for Relief of Pain.”… Continue reading

  • FLOAT STL Team Member ~ Hilary Sedovic

    Hi there, floaters! This post offers you the opportunity to get to know one of our wonderful staff members, Hilary Sedovic. As a formal introduction, you can find her bio on our about us page, or read about her here: “Like most of the pivotal encounters in her life, Hilary’s first exposure to floating was purely serendipitous. After… Continue reading

  • Frequent Floater – Stacy Sullivan

    Stacy Sullivan is a frequent floater and wellness enthusiast. A few years back, she left the wine and spirits industry to open an infrared sauna studio, called Sol Sweat, which is located in Kirkwood, MO.  Inspired by her desire to efficiently share solutions for optimal health, she is currently launching a STL wellness directory, Sol… Continue reading

  • Compassionate Gift Giving

    The anticipation starts to build when you place the perfectly wrapped present into your loved one’s hand. They slowly unravel the ribbon, taking care to open the package without ripping it. You can see in their eyes, the very moment they realize what it contained, warmth radiates. You feel connected. A momentary expression of love… Continue reading

  • Floating & Holiday Stress

    Hello floaters! The holiday season is upon us! While this season can bring us much heart-felt joy and connection, it also ushers in stressful events, relationships, and memories that trigger unpleasant feelings in our bodies and minds. I’m going to assume that this isn’t news to you! Maybe it’s just the micro-culture I operate in… Continue reading

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    Floating and Travel

    Hello, readers! Today, we have a special blog post for you. Instead of talking about a general area of interest, we thought we would post about a personal floating experience. We hope you enjoy! I have just returned from a vacation with my husband, and I have some post-vacation floating-related thoughts to share! Our vacation… Continue reading

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