First Time in a Float Pod
The idea behind float therapy is that the body is placed in a fully relaxed state, removed from external noises or distractions. The Sensorial Deprivation Chamber, also known as the Float Pod, shuts out all noises, lights, and other factors that often keep us from fully tuning into your inner selves. High doses of Epsom salt dissolved in 180 gallons of water creates a controlled environment that allows the body to float without effort. Salt also contributes to healthier skin, hair, and nails. Because the body is floating, there is absolutely no pressure from our body, resulting in complete relief from pain. This elevated state also helps to improve posture, elongating the spine in the gentlest way possible.
Before you get into the Float Pod and emerge feeling brand new, it would help to know these things.
Wear Your Birthday Suit
To fully enjoy the benefits of float therapy going in the nude is highly suggested among frequent floaters. Wearing your birthday suit allows you to be completely free from anything bounding you and will overall enhance the experience.
Learning to Let Go
This is something that most first-time floaters have difficulty with… and that’s okay! Your body may experience discomfort and tightening in certain areas, but ride it out and let it go. Your muscles will eventually relax and your mind will clear. It helps to go into a float experience with an open mind, ready to loosen the grip on a sense of control and expectation.
When you are enclosed in a float pod, you lose all sense of space and time. In fact, after a few minutes inside the pod, your body will begin to feel at one with the water, you won’t know where one begins and the other ends. The same goes for time. Because there are no external factors that anchor you into a particular state in time, the mind goes deep into a meditative or theta state. Some floaters do not even realize that they have entered this zone, only to be gently awakened into a fully restored sensation.
The Best Nap of Your Life
When you climb out of the pod, there is a feeling of being fully charged for a busy week ahead. Cortizon levels are significantly lowered so all feelings of stress, tension, or anxiety are wiped out. Being in a theta state for prolonged periods of time is also known to heighten creativity. And because you emerge feeling refreshed, relived from pains and other discomforts, and fully rested, you naturally step out in a euphoric mood.
Don’t let the first time float jitters keep you from enduring the most relaxing hour of your life. At Serenity Waters, we offer a first-time float special – book here to redeem!