Amy G.

Amy is currently a senior completing her degree in psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. She grew up in Northern Virginia and has always been very passionate about psychology and the mental health field. Amy aspires to become a counselor to help people on the journey to recovery from substance abuse and alcohol addiction.

During a health psychology course, Amt learned the importance of mindfulness and the effect that daily stress in life takes on both our physical and mental health. She learned about floating and now floats to help relieve symptoms of anxiety and PTSD, and to give herself time to unplug from the outside world and reflect on things. Floating also simultaneously diminishes pain in her joints from years of lacrosse, and a knee injury from an unfortunate accident. Amy has found that floating has a multitude of benefits for her.

In her free time. Amy enjoys being outside in the fresh air, looking at and collecting art, going to concerts, and spending quality time with my friends and family. She has three cats. The youngest kitten is Bean and two older brothers that are both orange and look like twins.

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Michelle T.

Michelle is an anthropology major at Virginia Commonwealth University with a focus on medical humanities and healthcare history. She floats to get away from pressure not only from school but also everyday life. The lack of sensory stimuli prevents her constantly busy mind from being distracted by the endless number of things that are out of her control. Michelle loves floating because of how rested and relaxed it makes both her mind and body feel.

DId you know that Michelle is from Warsaw, VA and has 3 parakeets?

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MacKenzie W.

Meet MacKenzie, a lifelong resident of Hanover County. She floats because she enjoys more natural approaches for stress relief. Floating doesn't have any bad side effects that most medicines carry. Being a college student, babysitter, Float Zone staff member, and part-time model, her life can be very hectic and overwhelming at times. Floating is MacKenzie’s sense of relief and in other words, her getaway from everything.

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Cliff J.

Cliff find floatation therapy to be very useful to in many ways. As a person who has suffered from depression and anxiety disorders, He has used floating as a coping mechanism to help lower and sustain his stress and anxiety levels in everyday life.

Cliff also practices meditation and mindfulness exercises, so when he assimilates that into a float session it becomes what he terms a “supercharged” meditation, which in turn greatly increases my focus and awareness. Overall, floating greatly relaxes his mind and body, improves his quality of sleep, and overall quality of life.

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Sarah A.

Sarah is from Alexandria, Virginia and is a full time student at Virginia Commonwealth University pursuing a career as a holistic nurse practitioner. Floating is a therapeutic outlet for Sarah. It alleviates her anxiety and has helped facilitate stress relief. Overall, floating gives Sarah a chance to reset and quiet the mind.

In addition to stress relief, Sarah enjoys floating to enhance her creativity. As an artist, floating has allowed her to explore creative visions, while embracing introspection.

Outside her studies, she enjoys practicing yoga, self expressing through writing and painting, and spending time in nature.

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Jennifer M.

Meet Jennifer M. grew up in Fredericksburg and moved to Richmond before attending high school at Deep Run. She is currently a student focusing on the healthcare field specifically diagnostic medical stenograpy. In her free time when she isn’t working or studying hard, she enjoys playing with her dog “O” and watching soccer.

Jennifer floats as a means of maintaining wellness. She enjoys the simple nature of floating and is amazed at the variety of benefits. As a student it's allows for an escape from the hectic nature of deadlines and exams. Allowing her mind to reset is essential to her success in educational pursuits. Physically it works wonders for her as well. She likes how it specifically targets areas of muscular tension and provides immediate relief after an intense hike with her dog. Jennifer is so happy she found a therapy that's so easy to enjoy whilst maintaining health benefit!

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Aidan O.

Aidan O.

Aidan O. is a lifelong resident of Richmond, Virginia and attended James River High School. He enjoys gaming, hiking, and photography in his spare time. The reason Aidan floats is to have some completely uninterrupted personal time and to spend time really thinking about certain things going on in the day to day, or to think about nothing at all.

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