Float the Stress Away

A massage can clear the mind and melt the stress of the week away. So can a soothing yoga class or a meditation session. Popular in European culture, flotation therapy is thought to be equally beneficial for the mind; it just hasn’t caught on fully in the United States yet.

During flotation therapy, an individual floats in a tank full of saltwater – also called an isolation tank – in an experience where he or she will feel completely weightless. This allows for complete relaxation in every muscle of the body.

East Coast Floats in Baldwin Park offers 75-minute, 90-minute and 120-minute float sessions. Its website states that the environment experienced during a float session is perfect for deep meditation practice and that the technique can also be used to treat chronic pain, anxiety and more.

Total Zen Float in Casselberry offers 60-minute, 90-minute and 120-minute float sessions as well as an overnight float experience. It also goes one step further by allowing an individual to combine a float experience with a yoga class to reach the ultimate level of relaxation and to calm the mind.

Next time you’re feeling stressed from work or frazzled from running the kids to all of their activities, consider treating yourself to one of these local flotation experiences. You might just find that all of your stress will float away.


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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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