8 Things To Try During Your Next Floats
May 7, 2018
Deep relaxation is often priority number 1 for the new floater, and for good reason. But, what happens in your first few floats is only the tip of the iceberg. Much more is possible through the practice. So after the first few floats, we recommend you start experimenting within your practice to optimize for your unique needs.
A float session can serve many purposes, not only to relax.
Like any great habit or practice, it will take some testing and time to discover the optimal rhythm, tools, and flow for you and your life. Once you find what works, you can tap into floating when you need it most to help you feel, perform and be at your best.
Plus, you’ll have all of the data and customization on your floats at your fingertips with our state-of-the-art center and the help of our friendly team to take it all to the next level.
Here’s a list of tips you can try on your next float to start testing:
- Try using music or meditation tracks along with your float. It can provide a deeper meditation in the pod by following along with guided tracks (like body scans). We recommend leaving some time for silence at the end of your float.
- Optimize your float for flexibility, reducing pain and leaving your body feeling great – by stretching before, during, and most importantly right after your float. As your body is able to decompress through your float it’s the best opportunity to reset your posture and help your body heal.
- Use your float for active thinking and brainstorming by writing and setting your focus and intention before getting in. This could be committing to meditation for the full hour or sparking your creativity to work through a problem you’re facing at the moment.
- Test out different times for your floats (early morning, midday and late night). Floating during the morning can have the advantage to keep you calm and energized throughout the day, while an afternoon or night session can help you ease into a sound sleep.
- Set up your float for doing a week, month, or year in review. Floatation therapy provides a distraction-free environment that is ideal for self-reflection and thinking with an intention. Just make sure to have a journal for after your float to record your insights!
- Double up on treating yourself by adding in massage, workout, or yoga during the same day for greater benefits from both. Your body will ease faster into a deep float session after a massage or you’ll find yourself much more flexible at yoga after your float.
- Set up recurring bookings at an interval that works for you to be proactive in your practice. It’s easy to fall off on your wellness routines, especially when you need them most, and doing this will help you avoid ‘hitting a wall’ before your next float. Additionally, by setting aside a day for self-care each week (or two), you’ll be more likely to create the habit and be at your best.
- Try different water temperatures and find your sweet spot for the ideal float. Just ask us and we can adjust the water temperature before your session, as well as record it on your account for your future floats!
With the wide-range of benefits of floatation therapy, it’s important to spend time testing these tips and others, so you tap into your full potential on a consistent basis.
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