‘Floating’ refers to the way your body buoyantly rests at the surface of the water and Epson salt solution. The tanks are not completely zero-gravity (as in outer space). But, they create a near zero-gravity state, which allows your body to effortlessly float at the surface to rest and heal. This state will place your body and mind in a new and unique environment, which supports the creation of new neural networks and mental expansion.
Explore the power of silence. When you float, you are able to regulate the amount of environmental stimuli that are received through your senses. This allows a space for your mind, body, and soul to rest, relax, and rejuvenate. Studies have indicated that just two minutes of silence relieves tension in your brain and body more than listening to music. It also has the benefit of creating space for increased self-awareness, creativity, personal reflection, and discovery.
Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate)
Magnesium is reported to provide better sleep, relax the nervous system, support the growth and maintenance of muscles, increase muscle flexibility, support the integrity and strength of bones, re-mineralize our teeth, alkalize the body, hydrate the body, provide relief to your digestive system, and support enzyme function. The benefits are so vast that we cannot help writing run-on sentences about it! Sulfates are found in every cell within the human body and play a role in the production of collagen, detoxifying the body, supporting the digestive system, pancreas function and the secretion of digestive enzymes, as well as having antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.
For the modern human, it is a foreign concept to set aside 60 or 90 minutes for the sole purpose of solitude. While developing a regular meditation practice is a lovely concept, it can be hard for many people to engage in this practice at home. At FLOAT STL, you can choose to explore or relax your mind in a space that is free of distraction in a self-guided journey into the void. Our floating community seeks intentional solitude in the void for a variety of reasons, such as pain-relief, sports recovery, spiritual exploration, increased productivity, and much more. We believe that no matter what brings you to floating, each and every float is sacred: come experience the FLOAT STL difference for yourself!