17Aug, 2016

Stranger Than Fiction? Floating Myths & Facts from Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’

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If you subscribe to a streaming video service, you’re probably already familiar with Netflix’s latest binge-worthy hit, Stranger Things. At the center of the show’s plot are questions on the nature of reality, the fabric of space-time, and the depths of our own consciousness. So, of course, it was only a matter of time before they introduced the audience to sensory deprivation. Here’s the gist: After a series of mysterious research studies involving psychedelic drugs, a young girl develops telekinetic and psychic abilities. To test the limits of her skills, […]

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10Aug, 2016

Rio’s Top Performers Join the List of Elite Athletes Using Flotation Therapy

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Float like a butterfly? Today’s top athletes are utilizing flotation therapy to float like a champion. Aly Raisman, a two-time Olympic gymnast with a gold medal from Rio already in the bag, recently discussed flotation therapy as a part of her training program: “You literally float in salt water for an hour or so. That stuff is really crucial because you have to find ways to rest.” Turns out she’s in good company – elite athletes have been floating their way to greatness for decades, citing both physical and mental […]

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27Jul, 2016

Cruel Summer: Solving Seasonal Insomnia with Float Therapy

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I’ve never been described as a “sound sleeper.” Even in high school, I was the last to turn out the lights each night and the first to shuffle out of bed in the morning, making a fresh pot of coffee in a misguided attempt to replace the hours of sleep I consistently lacked. I hadn’t mentioned my tenuous history with my pillow when I was first introduced to float therapy by Mandy Rowe, a member of the True REST team. I was intrigued by float therapy for a number of […]

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20Jul, 2016

The Rainbow Connection: Guiding and Enhancing Chromotherapy

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Customization: That’s the theme that winds through every aspect of a True REST floating experience. Each True REST Float Pod is developed with the understanding that no two sessions are exactly the same. The lighting installed in each pod is no exception – users can individualize each float by basking in a preferred colored light, or cycling through a calming rainbow of options without interrupting the session. Particularly for followers of chromotherapy, personal control can be vital to maximize their practice. But for every chromotherapy practitioner, many more spa-goers walk […]

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13Jul, 2016

Curing Restless Mind Syndrome: Tips & Tricks to Quiet Anxious Thoughts

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We all face those weeks from time to time, and last week was one of them for me. With a move, a holiday, and several looming deadlines, I felt the stress of a mile-long to-do list in my mind, my body, and my spirit. I decided to book a session at True REST later in the week, expecting a float would purge both my stressed energy and my tense shoulders. I settled into my pod with the manic spirit of a woman who had been spent a week running on […]

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6Jul, 2016

Give Yourself A REST: The Benefits of Floating for Parents

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When was the last time you worked through lunch? Missed a workout? Skipped your weekly bubble bath? We often add time for ourselves on the to-do list, but somehow those tasks are still left without a check mark at the end of the day. When the surprises of daily life pop up, me-time tends to take a backseat. Some may view mental health breaks as unnecessarily indulgent or selfish – even when they’re vital to meet the needs of demanding careers, hectic family schedules, and active social lives. So how […]

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28Jun, 2016

Give Yourself A REST: The Benefits of Floating for Artists, Art Lovers, and the Creatively Inclined

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When was the last time you worked through lunch? Missed a workout? Skipped your weekly bubble bath? We often add time for ourselves on the to-do list, but somehow those tasks are still left without a check mark at the end of the day. When the surprises of daily life pop up, me-time tends to take a backseat. Some may view mental health breaks as unnecessarily indulgent or selfish – even when they’re vital to meet the needs of demanding careers, hectic family schedules, and active social lives. So how […]

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22Jun, 2016

Eat Right, Exercise, Float: How Float Therapy Aids in All Levels of Self Care

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“Self care” has recently become modern society’s newest buzzword du jour. A quick web search for the term begets over 31 million results with articles that cover everything from managing chronic medical conditions, to finding work-life balance, to putting anxious minds at ease with encouraging quotes. Generally speaking, the agreed upon definition of self care is any deliberate, self-controlled action taken to benefit one’s own health or well-being. In an increasingly competitive society that operates around the clock, it’s no wonder so many of us are searching for ways to […]

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29Jan, 2016

Choose to Feel Great in 2016…

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Here we are, at the end of January, 2016—if you’re like many of us, you may have made resolutions—maybe you’ve kept them, or maybe you’ve slipped up (what are you, human?!)   What does it mean to resolve, anyways? According to Webster, when we resolve we make a “firm determination” to do something. In other words, we make a real decision—we cut off other alternatives, and in doing so, truly choose.   The resolutions we ring in with the new year come in all shapes, colors and sizes—from working out, […]

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18Dec, 2015

Making the Time for Ourselves in the Midst of Life.

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As a team member of True REST, I especially have no reason to miss my weekly float. But, still there come times where I realize its been several weeks since I entered into the salt-filled oasis of a Float Pod. Its disconcerting, I’m fully aware of how much I love to float—and not just for the experience itself, but for the effects it has on me in the week to follow—mentally, physically and emotionally. I wonder why I so easily skip over spending time doing something I know I value–for […]

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