To empower the local community by offering floatation therapy to assist one’s pursuit of a healthy mind and body.
To establish a diverse web of connected community relationships that values floatation as a complement to fostering physical and mental health.
You may be following recommendations to float through the advice of a medical or alternative healthcare professional. You may be seeking physical or mental wellness. You may simply seek the inspiration and excitement of a new experience.
Whatever your reason, floating blends well with your world!
Trying new and different therapies has always been easy, having been weaned on crystals, color healing and energy work. I was introduced to acupuncture and internal martial arts at a young age. I have integrated many forms of movement therapy, like yoga and t’ai chi into an already active lifestyle. Until recently…
The cumulative physical stress of lifting, bending and twisting in over more than 20 years of practicing chiropractic, led to a major back crisis 3 years ago. This was after multiple years of minor back crises. Ironic, I was a chiropractor with chronic back pain. I tried everything short of surgery. And then my back “went out”. The MRI showed multiple, surgically indicated disc herniations.
At the height of my back pain years and while on a family visit in Boulder, Colorado my brother took me to float. I floated. I loved it. Emerging from the floatation session with such a reduction in pain along with such an uplifted and relaxed spirit, made me realize the importance of regular floatation. I could avoid surgery.
It has been years since I was slated for the surgery that I never had. I am working fewer hours now, as I listen to the advice I give others when they need to rest, so as not to re-injure. I float a lot. Especially for back pain and post- exercise soreness. I float to remain active and to get greater enjoyment from life on many levels.
I float to de-stress. We are all subjected to modern day pressures and problems. For me, floating helps to calm my mind and ease my thoughts. Floating brings out my creative side and I feel productive and organized. For me, floating is like the best rest ever.
Dr. David A. Berv
“Life is a Balance”
Growing up with a disabled father, I learned at a very young age, the value of a healthy, active lifestyle. I also learned the importance of a positive attitude. Childhood lessons and heroes have instilled a lifelong inspiration for a mind and body balance. Working most of my career in fast-paced corporate America, it was often a challenge to maintain a level of stability. I have pursued this challenge through healthy cooking and eating, through exercising regularly, and also receiving monthly massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic. I love being outdoors, both in the mountains and by the water. I love to cook, to hike, to garden and to kayak. But most of all, I love to float.
There is nothing like floating that takes me down a notch. It is my ultimate rejuvenation place. It is my instant meditation, my total “me” time. I can get away from all the lights, noises, phones and people for an hour and come back fully recharged, rejuvenated and ready. I float because I get to forget about everything and think of nothing. Floating is my “go to” escape place.
Floating gets me back in balance.
Floating has been a wonderful complement to my active lifestyle. As i have gotten older and seen loved ones around me age, I understand the importance of proper treatment and relaxation for my body. I enjoy exercise and recreational team sports. Recovering from this impact on my body takes longer and longer but floating has helped my recovery in an effective and efficient way. Floating is not just for the physical body. It provides relaxation and a moment of peace for my mind which for me might be the most important benefit of floating.
There are many externalities in our day to day life (ie, family obligations, the 24 hour news-cycle, smartphones, email, work stress,etc.) that easily distract us from focusing on our own internal well-being and listening to our inner thoughts. By floating in complete darkness and the absence of sound, I am able to not only relax my physical body but I can focus on issues in my mind. This mental focus can vary from self-examination (such as exploring how my actions affect others), to creative problem-solving (entering the tank with a question) to meditative (discovering it is the end of a float and you are completely relaxed is an amazing feeling!).
Some label floating as a form as sensory deprivation. Instead I see it as sensory enhancement. I come out of a float more aware - colors are brighter, sounds are clearer, my body feels lighter, and I feel more connected to the Earth. Floating is a wonderful stress reliever from the demands of life and after a float, minor inconveniences in day to day life seem so small and insignificant. Woody Cheuk