This Valentine’s, Give Your Partner Love For Their Mind & Body

Valentine’s Day should be an opportunity to unwind and spend quality time with each other.

When was the last time you got to be in the moment with your significant other, where you could just be present with them? When was the last time you could really hang out with them as if it was just the two of you – no phones, no work, no kids, but just that moment? If you’re like most of us, it’s probably been a while. For those of us with a significant other, Valentine’s Day can be an opportunity for romance and joy, or it can be yet another reason to stress in our already hectic lives.  The expectations around just gifts can be a huge source of stress, let alone having to plan a romantic evening!

 

Time is a non-renewable resource that is in short supply for everyone. Experiences and memories are the true wealth that we can give to each other, especially to those we love. The intense demands on our time and attention from our jobs, our kids, and other responsibilities make relaxing time with our special someone, like dates, rare and cherished.

Maybe your boyfriend or girlfriend likes chocolates or flowers, but what they’ll really appreciate from you this Valentine’s Day is an experience. Whether gay, straight, young or old, being in a relationship is work (even way way more if you have kids!). We all desperately need a break from the stress.

This Valentine’s Day, get your loved one a priceless gift that we could all use: Peace of Mind.

Float Away The Stress & The Aches

Show Your Partner How Much You Appreciate All They Do For You This Valentine’s Day.

With our float pods, you can let your partner float away their stress and feel like if they do not have a care in the world. Our float pods, filled with 11 inches of water and between 800-1000 pounds of Epsom Salt, sustain your body weight so that you literally do not have to move a muscle.  The magnesium sulphate in the water will help relieve any chronic pain and mental stress you may have. You can float with music or in silence, with a calming light or in total darkness. For those of you knew to floating, it’s like meditating weightlessly in your own little private sea . It allows both your body and mind a much needed moment of absolute relief and relaxation.

To help couples relax this Valentine’s Day, we are offering 2 floats for $78.00 instead of the usual 1 for $75.00.

Valentine’s Day is about love; the love we have for our significant other, but we also need to remember to love ourselves. We need to give love to our bodies and minds by giving ourselves a pause from our gruelling routines; we need to give our psyches the time they rarely get to recharge.  

Float Away Your Stress This Valentine’s.

 

Make this Valentine’s Day this year count! Give your partner something unexpected, thoughtful, and that they are going to actually appreciate.  Maybe you want to show them how much you care and appreciate all that they do for you. Maybe you can give them something they haven’t been able to give themselves – some much-needed love and care for their aching mind and body.

 

Get a float for your partner today and let them sit back, do nothing, and enjoy their time with their favourite person.

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Practice floating, practicing improves floating

Float Sessions 60 or 90 Minutes

Float sessions can be tailored to your preference; however, most float centres have adopted the 60 min or 90 min float session length. For first time floaters we find that a 60 minutes float session is more than enough, while experienced floaters may like to float for 90 minutes or even for several hours at a time. Floating is a practice and it takes time to master it.

60 minutes Float Sessions for First Time Floaters

Getting used to floating, even though it sounds very easy, does not require any physical effort, apart from getting in and out of the tank, but it requires practice to quiet the mind. When you first float, the first 10 minutes of the float session go by very quickly while you are trying to get used to your surroundings, you will probably try to open and close the pod door a couple of times to reassure yourself that you wont be trapped in, you may turn on and off the pod’s lights to see what works best for you, you may try some stretches and admire how great it feels to actually float without making any effort.

Float Sessions

As time passes, you get used to the pod, the lights, to the fact that you are floating and this is when you start trying to quiet your mind. At first, you can do it easily, you quiet your mind……  you are doing great! And then suddenly your mind starts raising again, and your float goes on like this. It may take a couple of floats and practice to quiet your mind. While all this happens, you have probably moved around and the water may be a bit cooler. 60 minutes is usually more than enough for a First Time Float.

60 or 90 minutes Float Sessions for the Frequent Floater

Float Sessions Once you have floated a couple of times and you are more used to the experience, you will probably not move around so much, you will slide in the water carefully when getting in, without getting any salt in your eyes, and you will start relaxing after having been in the water for just a couple of minutes, you will know how to control your mind and you will be able to quiet your mind more easily.

When you can control your mind and your mind is quiet, you will be able to really determine if you prefer a 60 or a 90 minute float session. People that float often and that have been doing it for a long time, can float several hours at a time. There have been floaters that have floated all night just taking a few bathroom breaks. Floating for 60 or 90 minutes is a matter of preference. Some floaters say that a 90 minutes float session is too long while others say that a 60 minutes float session is too short. Only by trying it will you be able to determine exactly what float session length you prefer.

Are you a 60 min or a 90 min floater?

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My First Float Won’t Be My Last

 

The First float is a mental exercise.

My First Time Floating

This is the story of my first float in a float tank. Not ‘floating’ as in swimming, but taking the time to float in Epsom Salts/the floating was the actual experience. My first float was so relaxing, interesting, and I even learned more about how to relax! I thought that to float you had to go to outer space or the Dead Sea! What? Let me explain. I am not usually one to try new things. For a long time though I had been curious about having a First float. Like a growing number of people in the industrialized world, I get nervous, anxious, and sometimes not feeling terribly great from the stresses of everyday life. I do what I can from exercise to meditation, but nothing has been really transformative. Furthermore, I am usually sceptical of remedies that promise a magic bullet. I am a busy person and I usually don’t have much patience for trying new things. However, floating in Epsom Salts was a very unique experience, and one I think more folks should be open to learning about.

I am not very spiritual or esoteric, but I do believe that there is something to Eastern philosophical practices of being mindful, and trying to be less attached to material or superficial things. Floating fits really nicely into this worldview. My first float was seeing the glass half-full.

I really enjoyed SensaFloat’s facilities and warm staff. I took advantage of the showers they have in the suites for their Float tanks, and that helped me get comfortable for some alone-time in my first float.

The instructions on “how” to float given by the staff seemed simple enough. Getting into the tank, I will admit, felt a bit odd. In my first float, wondered what I was doing and why I hadn’t just gotten into a hot bath at home. The water was surpisingly warm, and the guided meditation that starts at the beginning helped create an ambiance of relaxation.

What was the first float really like?

I was really happy to find in my first float that I did not at all feel trapped or claustrophobic. The door of the tank was too easy to lift up and down, and the staff provided handy tools like a cloth and a spray bottle with fresh water to avoid salt from getting in my eyes. Floating, like actually being held up by the weight of the Epsom salts instead of my muscles, was extremely relaxing for my body.

However, relaxation doesn’t come easy. I read a lot on my phone. I watch videos and often have to write or be in front of a screen for work. That’s not even mentioning the myriad of apps on my phone that I use to connect with everyone from co-workers, old college roommates, family, and friends. Oh, and I am always getting news updates, because so much is happening in the world now. Being away from screens and electronics was absolutely liberating. However, my head would instinctively and reflexively fill that space up with common worries, concerns, or even just mundane day dreams. That was not so liberating.

My first float was a learning experience.

However, your mind and body do fully relax. Your body, as I mentioned, is able to almost fall asleep as the water replaces your muscles in doing the work of holding you up. Just being becomes easier. What the time, the darkness, and the complete and utter silence did offer was a moment of escape. When my worries came rushing in and my mind started racing, I had enough time to think about each one to exhaustion. I then realized that my mind was racing. This was actually a really great discovery. A key to mindfulness and concentration is having the power to be aware of your minds’ sometimes not-so-rational reactions, and then learning how to observe, sit with, or otherwise come to terms with these attitudes and thoughts. The silence and the time of floating forces you to do this in your mind, and then allows you to drift off (if you want) into a blissful sleep. In water. It was ridiculously comfortable and hard to explain over text.

Floating was a unique experience.  I only got fully relaxed towards the end, and the staff tells me that for folks with chronic conditions, the benefits of floating don’t come overnight/with just one float. However, it was an encouraging process. I want to be able to relax my mind further and treat my mind and body to not having to attend to anything for a good hour so as to recharge my batteries. For anyone looking for a similar escape or just another way to unwind in this stressful world, you need to try floating!

Written by Anonymous. 

 

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