Mom Tried It: True REST Float Therapy
Feeling stressed, achy or downright exhausted? Give float therapy a try!
True REST® (Reduced Environmental Stimulus Therapy) is a zero-gravity environment that allows the mind and body to completely let go, relax, and reset. Using 1,000 pounds of Epsom Salts, the buoyancy of the water makes floating on water feel like floating on air. By eliminating the forces of gravity pulling on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, you can effortlessly relieve pain, relax, recover, and improve sleep in this unique state.
Deep Relaxation, Increased Blood Circulation, Increased Healing Ability, Pain Management, Increased Immune Function, Enhanced Athletic Training.
Stress Reduction, Increased Creativity, Increased Sensory Acuity/Reaction Time, Sleep Schedule Maintenance
Feelings of Euphoria and more!
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
When I think relaxing, my mind immediately goes to facials and massages. The thought of floating didn’t seem thrilling, but wow, I was wrong. The minute I walked through the door; I felt a sense of calm. At your very first visit, you lounge in a room with a wall made entirely of salt. As you sink deep into a recline, you watch a quick but informative video about the experience you will have that day.
Afterwards, you are escorted into your room which has a personal shower with a rainfall head, a bench with some items to be used before/during/after your float and of course, the pod itself. After a rinse in the shower, I covered my ears with the moldable plugs and then took my first step into the pod.
The water is warm and very inviting. It was easy stepping in, as you are able to hold onto the sliding door. Once fully in, you just lay back, close your eyes and literally float the time away.
At first, I will admit it’s a bit unusual. I think my brain was trying to process how my body was floating and what it would do next. I tried to slow down my thoughts, but at first all I could basically do was think about everything on my mind. I’ve never been one to relax my thoughts, so it wasn’t easy, but did eventually come. I focused on my breathing and let my mind slip from its normal repetitive track.
At some point during the experience, I escaped into a relaxed daze. I wouldn’t call it a full sleep, but definitely dozed off enough to the point that when I opened my eyes, I re-remembered where I was.
At the end of my experience, I felt very loose, relaxed and a bit tired. I finished up with a complimentary oxygen bar session and sipped on some tea.
Overall, I would definitely recommend trying a float! It was therapeutic and fun, just what this momma needed!