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, Amy 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 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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Cliff J.

Cliff finds floatation therapy to be very useful 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 his 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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Jennifer M.

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 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 is so easy to enjoy while maintaining health benefit!

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