Posts Tagged ‘relaxation’

Why Not Float!

Friday, October 10th, 2008

With all the stress associated with planning a wedding, there will probably come a time when you say, “I just need to get away and relax.” Something you might want to try to ease your cares away is spending some time in a float tank.

Float tanks are filled with warm water (body temperature) which has been infused with Epsom Salts in a high enough concentration to make you float (like a cork). The tanks are lightproof and soundproof as well, which causes your brain wave pattern to shift, mimicking deep sleep. One hour in the tank is equivalent to approximately 6 hours of sleep.

Claustrophobic - no worries - I’ve tried it and there is actually a lot of room in the tank! The relaxing effects far outweighed the few moments of anxiousness I felt in the beginning.

For those of you in the Bay Area, there is a fabulous place in Oakland that offers float sessions. Very professional and clean (the people are cool too). Check them out at The Float Center. If you have any questions, just ask for Allison. She will be happy to answer them for you and she put my mind completely at ease by explaining the whole thing.

Happy floating!