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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  • 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

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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

  • FAQ – How many times do I need to float in order to feel results?

    It is likely that you will feel results after your first float. Your skin will feel soft and your body will feel relaxed. But, let me expand on your question. First of all, the “results” of floating vary from person to person, and from float to float. For instance, sometimes, the primary result of your… Continue reading

  • On our bookshelf: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

    “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

  • 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

  • Rise: Float Community Gathering

    FLOAT STL presents Rise: Float Community Gathering

    If you haven’t yet heard, we are putting on a celebration of all things FLOAT at the end of this month and we would love to see you there. Rise is a gathering of float enthusiasts and industry professionals to connect, discover and relax. We still have a handful of spaces left to take us… Continue reading

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    How to Prepare for your Float

    What do I need to bring? Nothing at all! Just yourself. We will have towels, robes, ear plugs, and products to use in the shower before and after your float. If you wear contacts, do be sure to bring a lens case and contact solution with you. What do I wear? Nothing at all! We… Continue reading