Float Therapy: The Ultimate Relief for Jet Lag and Travel Tension

Float Therapy: The Ultimate Relief for Jet Lag and Travel Tension

It’s true: people love to travel. There’s just something deep inside many of us that gives us an undeniable wanderlust. Whether it’s the drive to experience new things, a desire to return someplace you’ve loved, or just the whim to pick a direction and see what’s out there, most people feel that pull sooner or later.

Still, while travel can be an amazing adventure, it sometimes carries stress along with it. One of the most insidious and dreaded forms is the phenomenon known as “jet lag.” Or, the fatigue that comes from experiencing a significant shift in time zones. But even if you’re flying straight north or south without needing to reset your watch, tiredness from travel can be a real bear to deal with.

Let’s start with the time zone pickle. Domestically, the effects of traditional jet lag can be noticeable, but mild. If it’s noon in Los Angeles, it’s only 3 p.m. in New York. Usually, a quick coffee is all you really need in that case.

But what about international travel? That same noon in LA is 8 p.m. in London. 11 p.m. in Moscow. And in Tokyo and Sydney, it’s already tomorrow. So, whether traveling for business or leisure, adjusting to a completely different schedule can really cramp your traveling style.

Even staying within the same time zone is no guarantee you won’t de-plane pretty wrung out. It takes just as much time to fly from Miami to Toronto as it does to jet from Chicago to Las Vegas. So even though you’re not necessarily messing with your perception of the hour when you land, it can still be a pretty exhausting day of travel.

There are a lot of theories as to why travel tension happens, and how to alleviate it. Some health experts have suggested that extended time spent at elevated altitudes may be partially to blame. There’s even a school of thought gaining momentum that says strolling around barefoot in the local earth may help literally ground us, and “reset” certain electrical charges in the body.

Thankfully, there’s a significant range of evidence that indicates floating can be very effective in re-orienting your internal clock to promote improved restfulness. Since some studies suggest that an hour in a float tank can be equivalent to a 5-7 hours of sleep, many travelers report some success with using floatation therapy to “reboot” their topsy-turvy sleep schedules.

So…how does it work? 

Sleep may be something we all do every night, but the science of how and why we sleep still holds many mysteries. However, one thing science does seem to agree on is that we all have a personal, interior set of sleep-regulating patterns referred to as “circadian rhythms.”

These rhythms are a complex set of deep-seated brain-wave patterns that govern when we sleep and how deeply. They can be affected by many things. Stress, diet, work schedules, habits, and – of course – travel all factor in to the maintenance (and/or disruption) of the circadian cycle.   

And when this happens, many jet-setters swear by floating as a means of helping to “nudge” their sleep cycles back into a workable state. 

Supermodel Elle MacPherson reportedly cites floating as the ideal way to keep herself in top runway-strutting shape no matter where she travels in the world. So does her friend and fellow model Jessica Hart, who touts tank time as a means of “resetting” her baseline sleep cycle, saying, “afterwards you feel super chilled and rejuvenated.”

Actress Naomie Harris agrees, having recently told Balance Magazine, ”I’ve discovered that the only way to combat the effects of traveling is to immerse myself in a dark pod, filled with salt water and float for an hour. It’s all about sensory deprivation and works a treat. I go straight there from the airport, but my dream is to have my own tank at home.”

Still not convinced? Health coach and wellness blogger Jenny Sansouci points to floating as the best way to beat the jet lag blahs, saying that “one of the most celebrated benefits of the float tank is getting deep, deep rest.”

“When I take a long international flight, I have a little jet lag trick that I use as often as possible: I book a session in a float tank immediately when I land at my destination. If I do a 60-90 minute float upon arrival, it always makes my body feel rested and rejuvenated from the long day (or days) of travel, and significantly reduces the recovery time I need to feel like myself again.”

Still need more? CNN recently listed floating as an effective jet lag therapy, alongside melatonin supplements, and Japanese water massage. They write:

“New treatments such as Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST), also known as isolation tanks or flotation therapy, could also provide some perks for frequent travelers due to its ability to recalibrate your internal clock. In Europe, REST flotation tanks have been a popular practice since the 1980s. They are used for relaxation, encouraging creativity, and treating problems such as anxiety, swelling, insomnia and jet lag.” 

Of course, none of this is to suggest that you NEED to have traveled recently in order to stop in to Float Milwaukee. Still trying to catch up on lost holiday sleep? Burning some midnight oil hours to make up for time off of work? Or are you still having a tough time adjusting to Daylight Saving Time messing with your schedule? Hey, we’ve got you covered. Just book a tank trip, and get the rest you need on a schedule.

And even if you’re headed out somewhere (as opposed to back home), we’d still suggest you find a float center upon arrival – especially if you’re traveling internationally. There are countless float centers around the world that would be more than happy to help you get your rest cycle back into shape, so you can better enjoy your trip.

And of course, the next time you step off a red-eye back home feeling a little bent up from dealing with cramped bathrooms, tight seats, and a stiff neck from fitful naps against the window, we’ll be happy to help you take a load off, and get back on your feet…fast.

Floating and Pregnancy: 5 Things You Should Know

Floating and Pregnancy: 5 Things You Should Know

Ah, the miracle of life.

Pregnancy can be a magical time, to be sure. There’s just something extraordinary about growing a whole new human. Charting the progress, counting the days, preparing space in your home and your life…there’s nothing else quite like it.

Of course, it’s not all pastels and baby showers. It’s also swollen feet, aching backs, sore joints, and intense fatigue. Expectant moms are in for a lot of intense physical changes that can really take a toll on their body in the run-up to their bouncing bundle of joy’s arrival. To make matters worse, most OB/GYNs advise against pain relievers – even aspirin – during a pregnancy.

So, what’s a soon-to-be new mom to do?

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that Float Milwaukee has a really good suggestion!

“Can I float while pregnant?” is easily one of the top three questions we get asked. And the answer isn’t just that you CAN float while expecting, but that you really SHOULD.*

Here are five big reasons why:

1.) Floating is completely natural relief.

The list of things your care team (and other moms) say you aren’t supposed to do while pregnant is pretty daunting. Don’t eat sushi. Don’t paint. Don’t change the litter box. Don’t expose yourself to secondhand smoke. Don’t wear heels. Don’t drink coffee.

Well, what CAN I do?!?

You absolutely can float. Floating is a drug-free, no-side-effect, all-natural way to relax, de-stress and relieve pain and pressure on your body and mind. Most floaters report an increased sense of calm, improved well-being, and better sleep – all things that can be tough for expectant moms to come by sometimes.

(And sure, a lot of doctors will tell you to avoid hot tubs or saunas while baby is still busy getting ready. But because our tanks are kept at a neutral body temperature, those warnings don’t apply here.)

2.) Floating is sanitary.

A lot of the recommended pregnancy “don’ts” have been passed down out of concern for cleanliness. Concerns about coming into contact with any sort of impurities in the air, water, or environment turns a lot of moms-to-be into virtual hermits. Many doctors recommend you even avoid coloring your hair because of the chemical agents present in some methods!

But floating is completely safe for you, your body, and your baby.

Reason being, all the water in the tank is purified via a variety of redundant methods. Every drop is treated with UV light, and a hydrogen peroxide solution. Additionally, there are 900 pounds of dissolved Epsom salts in each tank. So the high salinization of the water inhibits most impurities and the peroxide and UV light takes care of the rest. 

In a world of finger-wagging “don’t do thats” from well-meaning people, floating is one pregnancy indulgence you can permit yourself without worry.

3.) Floating negates gravity.

Gravity affects us all. But we never feel it more than when we’re literally carrying around a whole extra body in addition to our own.

The gradual, inevitable weight gain that accompanies pregnancy can really do a number on your spine, joints, and muscles. By the third trimester, even getting out of bed can be an effort.

Thankfully, floating can make all of that go away.

Floating is the one therapy that can completely eliminate the effects of gravity. The water is warmed to a level that matches your natural body temperature, and is heavily salinated…so by simply leaning back and letting go, your body is held in something close to suspended animation. You’re held up by a substance specifically designed not to be felt at all. In fact, many floaters describe the experience as being like “drifting in outer space.”

Just imagine – nothing pulling you down. No strain, no compression…only a feeling of stimulus-free calm as your entire body is supported by an invisible, undetectable cushion.

4.) Floating offers essential therapeutic benefit.

As with many essential nutrients and minerals your body needs, magnesium levels can drop during pregnancy.

This is especially worrying since magnesium is one of the most crucial minerals needed for optimal gestation. Key medical studies have shown that supplying the body with extra magnesium during pregnancy can help prevent low birth weight, and preeclampsia.

Additionally, transdermal absorption has been shown to provide your body with greater levels of more easily usable magnesium than oral ingestion.

Which is all just a fancy technical way of saying that the half-ton of dissolved magnesium citrate Epsom salts in each of our float tanks can do more to help your baby’s health than taking a pill with your morning water.

(Oh, and if you’ve ever taken an Epsom soak before, you know how amazing your skin feels afterward. That’s really just an added bonus.)

5.) Floating promotes prenatal bonding via the “Mirror Effect.”

Your baby is floating in total darkness, surrounded by a soft, temperature-neutral bath. All he or she hears is a heartbeat. All they know is calmness and peace.

Why not join them?

Every floater’s experience is different. Still, many moms-to-be talk about how floating helps them experience the same sort of quiet sensory neutrality their baby is. This can form an even stronger bond between moms and their little ones by simulating a shared experience.

Not to mention that because baby is sharing the same biological ecosystem as Mom, any serotonin, oxytocin, and/or endorphins floating may produce for her only result beneficial effects for everyone.

***

Certainly, we recommend floating for anyone experiencing stress, anxiety, chronic pain, and/or a whole host of issues. But clinical studies and customer experiences alike have more than demonstrated to us that pregnancy in particular is an ideal time to float.

*We’d also be remiss in not advising you to always speak with your doctor when entering into any new activity during pregnancy therapeutic or otherwise, and follow the advice of your care team.

So when you’re ready to shut off the pre-birth effects of pain, gravity, and unrest, feel free to drop by. Our friendly, helpful staff is always happy to offer tours, and answer any questions you may have.

See you (and your tiny passenger) soon!

– Your friends at Float

Float Therapy Offering Promising Hope for Veterans with PTSD

Float Therapy Offering Promising Hope for Veterans with PTSD

For those who haven’t experienced it, it can be hard to imagine the horrors of PTSD. And because post-traumatic stress can result from a wide variety of impactful events, the condition strikes everyone who suffers from it just a little differently.

Military veterans who have experienced the horrors of war have traditionally been some of the hardest-hit by the disorder, often suffering the ripple effects of their ordeals for years, if not even decades after their enlistment comes to an end. Anxiety, depression, insomnia, flashbacks, and intrusive thoughts are all common symptoms that sufferers must find ways of dealing with.

Because of this, therapists, counselors, and medical practitioners have attempted to alleviate PTSD in a variety of ways. Some find relief via medication. Others are helped by talk therapy, or cognitive exercises.

But as floatation therapy grows in popularity, many veterans who suffer from PTSD have indicated incredibly positive results from getting in the tank for a good float. The secure feeling of the enclosure, removal of sensory input, and complete environment of calm all combine to impart levels of peace and tranquility many veterans say it’s difficult to achieve any other way.

A recent scientific floatation therapy study published by the National Institutes of Health backs up these benefits. In an attempt to gauge “psychological and physiological variables such as stress and energy, depression and anxiety, optimism, pain, stress, [and] sleep quality…” float sessions were shown to offer serious benefits to participants as opposed to the no-float control group. According to the findings, “stress, depression, anxiety, and worst pain were significantly decreased whereas optimism and sleep quality significantly increased.”

Further, a pair of 2018 studies headed by clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Justin Feinstein showed a significant link between floating and PTSD relief. The conclusion of the first round of research found, in part: “Floatation-REST generated a significant anxiolytic effect characterized by reductions in state anxiety and muscle tension. and increases in feelings of relaxation and serenity…significant blood pressure reductions were evident throughout the float session…”

Study #2 showed similar results. “…[T]he float experience induced a reduction in self-reported state anxiety that was evident across all 50 participants…Significant reductions were observed in state anxiety, stress, muscle tension, pain, depression, and negative affect. There was also a substantial improvement in mood characterized by increases in serenity, relaxation, happiness, positive affect, overall well-being, energy levels, and feeling refreshed, content and peaceful.”

Even further, a recent TIME Magazine article highlighted the case of Michael, an Australian combat veteran who served in Afghanistan. After experiencing a particularly traumatic combat event he found himself all but unable to function, suffering tremors, sleeplessness and emotional turmoil. In an attempt to find relief, he tried therapy, prescription drugs, yoga, juicing, and self-medication via alcohol and cannabis. None yielded the results he was hoping for.

Desperate, Michael’s wife researched alternative therapies online. There, she discovered many veterans had reported overwhelmingly positive results from floating.

Michael gave floating a shot, not expecting it would be any more effective than anything else he’d tried. But much to his surprise, he emerged refreshed after his first session. After three floats, his anxiety was all but gone. Three months in, he was no longer waking up in a cold sweat at night.

As Michael told TIME: “After floating, I was really mellowed out, I’m not really sure how it does it, but I do know that floating has allowed me to feel a more confident, comfortable headspace.”

Other service vets have been so impressed with floating that they’ve not only adopted tank time as a component of their personal self-care, but they’ve worked to help others do the same.

According to a recent article on Military.com, a man named Chris Hearn was so impressed with floating’s therapeutic potential that he opened a float center called Float Brothers in Florida’s Gulf Coast. His brother Trey – an Air Force vet – is his partner in the venture.

According to Chris, “People in pain, particularly chronic pain, can experience both immediate and long-term relief from floating. The water in a float tank contains almost a thousand pounds of magnesium sulfate, which makes floating effortless by eliminating gravitational pull and dispersing the body weight. For an arthritis sufferer, a pregnant woman or anyone else dealing with sore muscles and joints, a float session can be a 60- to 90-minute vacation from pain.

A Nashville-area vet named Wesley Hernandez told Good News Network that he found float therapy through the Wounded Warriors Project, and that’s it’s really helped him. He indicated that incorporating float therapy into his routine  has had “a dramatic impact on his health.”

“The last time I went, I didn’t even want to get out of the water. It’s an escape from the stress and the drama…like a deep meditation.”

Wesley’s wife and caretaker Leah echoed his sentiment, saying: “Of all the therapies gifted to us by the Wounded Warrior Project, floating has been the one that he seems to want to do over and over.”

Texas Veteran Cody Austill was diagnosed with chronic PTSD upon returning from a deployment in Afghanistan. He told his hometown TV news team that floating helped him step away from a dozen different prescriptions for depression and anti-anxiety meds in favor of a more natural approach. 

“It allows me to not be distracted by everything else around me, and purely focus on what’s going on with me,” he said. “I did my first float, and it was very amazing to me. I was able to put in line three years of stuff that was trapped in my head in pretty much an hour session.”

As with most therapeutic practices, everyone has a different experience. But the best way to find out if floating can help you? Give it a try. And all through the month of November, veterans and active-duty service members can do so for FREE. No strings, no catch, no obligation, and no kidding. All month long, veterans can float up to three times at absolutely zero cost. Just call us or visit to book an appointment, and tell us you’ve served. We’ll book your session. Then, when you get here, just bring your military ID, and your first three floats are on us.

Also: if you’d like to bring a family member, they’re eligible for a deep discount – a big 60% off our regular price.

Please consider this our way of saying “thanks for your service.”

30+ Celebrities Who Use Float Tanks

30+ Celebrities Who Use Float Tanks

The gossip rags are right: Floating is all the rage among the celebrity set. But unlike a lot of fads that come and go at the drop of a hat, floating is here to stay. There are countless celebrities who use float tanks and they swear by the benefits of tank time.

From athletes to authors, actors to musicians, floating has proven a popular and healthy way for those in the public eye to alleviate the pressures of life under the microscope. These are people who, no matter what their field of expertise, have reached the pinnacle of performance and need to show up at their best every day. And floating helps them do it.

Around here, we maintain the privacy of our guests, especially those in the public eye. But there have been many celebrity enthusiasts who have spoken out publicly on their floating experience.

So, who’s floating? And why do they swear by it?

Glad you asked. Loads of celebrities love a good float, but we’ve organized the who’s who of floating, and the reasons they’ve given for heading into the tank:

Anthony Bourdain – Author, Celebrity Chef, World Traveler

Late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was a devotee of floating in order to alleviate the high-pressure stress of his kitchen work, saying: “An hour in the tank and I’d come out relaxed, rested, my back feeling amazing, and in good shape to interact with normal, non-restraint people…Interestingly, I found that for a day or two after floating, my experience of colors and flavors would be much more acute and intense. Reds were redder, blues brighter, and the taste of food more explosive. Lying in the tank, I’d feel like I was moving through space, my brain speaking to itself in an unfamiliar language. I miss the tanks!”

Anthony Rizzo – MLB World Series Champion, Chicago Cubs

According to a recent ESPN piece:  “Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo…spent part of his off day on Tuesday in a float pod used to ‘relax the body.’

‘It’s pitch black in there…You shut the door. Music is playing low. (Played) some John Mayer radio to chill out. You really just float. It feels really weird at first. It’s good for your body. When you get up, it’s crazy. Your body is such dead weight’.”

Carl Lawson – Professional American Football Player

Jones’ Bengals teammate Carl Lawson: “I really like the float tank because I feel like – along with massages – it gets all the soreness and stress and built-up blood from little bruises throughout your body.” 

Carl Lewis – Olympic Gold Medalist

Multi-Olympic Gold Medalist Carl Lewis – often referred to as “the world’s greatest athlete,” reportedly “used in-tank visualization techniques to prepare himself for his gold medal long jump at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.”

Elle MacPherson – Icon and Supermodel

Global icon and supermodel Elle MacPherson touts floating as a way to alleviate exhaustion from the jet lag she experiences while flying all over the world for fashion events.

Emma Watson – Oscar Winning Actor

Speaking on her float experiences, “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson said: “Recently, I tried a float tank, which sounded insane to me, but I actually loved it. I go on meditation retreats and it’s great for me, but to find time on a daily basis to do it when you live in a busy city, with the phone ringing and your cat trying to crawl all over you, isn’t always the easiest. The float tank provided a specific place for meditation, which I think is really helpful.”

Graham Hancock – Bestselling Author and Journalist

Celebrity paranormalist Graham Hancock recently spoke to Joe Rogan about his first floating experience on Rogan’s podcast. 

Harrison Barnes – NBA World Champion

Curry’s Golden State teammate Forward Harrison Barnes says floating helps him recover after games.

Jeff Bridges – Oscar Winning Actor

The dude abides, and the dude floats. Oscar winner Jeff Bridges was a close friend of float tank inventor John C. Lilly, and is a big proponent of the practice, saying: “The whole idea of the isolation tank is to see what happens to consciousness when you take away or eliminate the input into your senses, so you’re in a box floating in salt water – with 1,000 lbs of salt, so you’re very buoyant. You can’t see anything, your ears are underwater, and you can’t hear anything. And what does the mind do? It’s so active, and it’s constantly projecting, like a movie screen.” 

Here he is on The Tonight Show, specifically calling out how floating helps him achieve this inner peace. 

Jennifer Lawrence – Academy Award-Winning Actress

Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence recently visited a New York City float center, and told Vogue Magazine she “had a lovely time.

Jessica Pimentel – American Actress and Musician

The “Orange is the New Black” star likes to relax and unwind in the calming waters of the tank in order to quiet anxiety and improve focus. 

JJ Watt – 3X NFL Defensive Player of the Year

Local Wisconsin hero JJ Watt may be the star of the Houston Texans’ roster, but we don’t hold it against him. Besides, he’s a floater, so that makes up for it.

Like any NFL player, JJ has suffered his share of tough injuries the last couple of years, so he looks for any advantage. To that end, JJ purchased a floatation tank and installed it in his house.

He says it changed his life. JJ reportedly floats up to 3 times a week for 90 minutes at a crack, saying, “It’s nice to be able to go somewhere you can shut it all down.”

Joe Rogan – UFC Personality, Comedian, and Podcaster

Joe Rogan, UFC personality, comedian, and podcaster extraordinaire has been one of the most vocal advocates of floating. Much credit can be given to him for the rise in popularity. In Joe’s words, “Your body gives you amazing energy. The tension release you have in your body from a couple of hours in the tank is incredible. You feel lighter. You feel like more oxygen is in your body. You feel more vibrant. And it’s because somehow you have calmed the tension.” 

John Lennon – Singer, Songwriter and Peace Activist

Legendary singer/songwriter and Beatle great John Lennon swore by floating as a remedy for substance abuse. In his book “The Lives of John Lennon,” biographer Albert Goldman wrote that Lennon’s time in the tank had a profound effect on him. ”John was totally satisfied with himself mentally and physically. He was starting to make a break. It had to do with his 40th birthday. He told me: ‘I’m happy to be 40 years old. I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in my life and I feel the best I ever felt’.”

Julian Edelman – 3x Super Bowl Champion

NFL Champion Julian Edelman was skeptical. In his own words, “When we got one, obviously I was a guy to make fun of it,” Edelman said. “Then I started using it.” Soon after it became a regular of his routine. Edelman would float three to four times per week during the season.

“You just lay back,” Edelman said to NBC Sports leading up to Super Bowl LI. “You gotta trust it. A lot of guys get anxiety for the first few times because your head doesn’t go under. But once you get comfortable with it, it feels like you’re just on a cloud or something because there’re no pressure points. For athletes, I’m 120 percent all in on it.”

Keri Russell – Golden Globe Winning Actress

Golden Globe-winning “The Americans” star Keri Russell is a fan of a good tank session, according to “The Hollywood Reporter.” 

Kristen Wiig – Comedienne and Actress

Comedienne and Saturday Night Live veteran Kristen Wiig talked about her relaxing float and resulting softer skin on the Late Show with David Letterman. 

Marvin Jones – American Football Wide Receiver

The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver credits floating with helping him recover from an ankle injury, and getting him back into playing shape. 

Michael Crichton – Writer and Filmmaker

“Jurassic Park” and “Congo” Author Michael Crichton was a frequent visitor at a Beverly Hills float center, and swore by floating as a cure for his writers’ block. He eventually installed a tank in his home.

Peter Gabriel – Musician

Musician Peter Gabriel once had a float tank in his home. “It was quite useful in the sense that you could get into a dream state, and I think that did allow…different thoughts and pictures to come through. And I tend to write a lot of times from, from pictures, and it is an area I’m very interested in.”

Rachel Hunter – Model, Actress, and TV Host

Kiwi supermodel Rachel Hunter: “It was a bizarrely delightful experience, a great form of meditation. I felt calm and peaceful, yet energized…”

Rhett and Link – YouTube Sensations

Popular “Good Mythical Morning” YouTubers Rhett and Link gave floating a whirl for a recent episode, and proclaimed their experience to be “pretty cool.” 

Richard Feynman – Noble Peace Prize Winning Physicist

Feynman is said to be one of the most brilliant minds in the post-World War II era. He remade the theory of the interaction between light and matter, otherwise known as quantum electrodynamics. He penned many books. In one of his most popular books “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character,” his gives a detailed outline of his floating experiences.

Robert Downy Jr. – Oscar Winning Actor

How does Iron Man himself recover after pounding Thanos into dust? “Avengers” star Robert Downey Jr. has a tank installed in his home in Hollywood. 

Russell Brand – Comedian, Actor, and Radio Host

Brit rabble-rouser Brand said of his float experience: “It’s quite nice, like being in the belly of a whale…a cyber whale…it was really lovely.”

Steph Curry – NBA All-Star and 3x NBA World Champion

NBA All-Star and 3x Champion Steph Curry is such a proponent of floating as a means of relaxing his overworked muscles that he famously floated in an ad for a health care provider. ESPN also created a short film with Steph and teammate Harrison Barnes about their experience with floating. And you can read a more in depth ESPN interview with Steph about floating.

Tim Ferriss – Entrepreneur, Author, and Podcaster

Bestselling author, entrepreneur and speaker Tim Ferriss says: “Right off the bat, I found [floating] to be one of the most anxiety reducing experiences I’ve ever had…I did it as a meditative recharge.”

Tom Brady – 6x Super Bowl Champion

Perennial NFL champs the New England Patriots recently installed floatation tanks in their stadium in order to help players and coaches achieve heightened states of rest. According to NBC Sports, QB Tom Brady is such a fan, he had a tank installed in his home so he can float in the off-season, too.

Wayne Rooney – Professional Soccer Player

England’s all-time highest-scoring soccer player installed a tank in his home “following a string of injuries” in his early career. He is said to have spent up to 10 hours a week using float therapy to relieve pain during his playing years. He credits floating with having helped him get back in the game faster.

Zac Efron – American Actor and Singer

 
 
 
 
 
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Actor and teen heartthrob Efron posted on social media about his float experience, referencing the otherworldly floating scenes on popular Netflix show “Stranger Things.”

Make no mistake – Floating is no fly-by-night celebrity trend. Some of the most talented and influential people in the arts, sciences, letters, performing arts and athletics incorporate floating as an important component of their conditioning. Floating helps them deliver their best performance by calming their nerves, sharpening their mental focus, relieving pain and recalibrating their sensory response. They have to be at their best, and so do you.

Ready for us to roll out the red carpet for your own Hollywood-style experience? Click here and book your own float today!

The Power of Nothing – Great Self-Care Starts with Doing Nothing

The Power of Nothing – Great Self-Care Starts with Doing Nothing

There’s a popular joke making the rounds online lately. The overall gist of it is this:

“What are you doing this weekend?”

“Nothing.”

“Oh, cool. So you’re free to hang out, then.”

“Sorry…I meant I’m doing NOTHING. That’s my plan. And I’m really looking forward to it.”

It’s a gag, but it makes a good point.

Let’s face it: the universe has been a tough place to live lately. Anxiety, worry, and stress are at all-time highs. Because of that, outlets for self-care are also on the rise.

But even self-care these days carries a measure of strain. We’re doing yoga. Pilates. Hiking. Heading to spas for skin treatments and manicures, and the gym for lifting and spin class. Buying low-carb meal kits and joining weight-control programs. It’s a LOT.

And sure – all of these are no doubt valuable to our well-being. But why is stress relief so stressful in and of itself? Between the pressure of yogis guiding poses, tyrannical trainers and restrictive recipes, finding relief can be an uphill climb. Especially if your mentor points toward the elliptical.

Clearly, there’s one big thing that a lot of our well-being routines are missing.

And that big thing is…nothing.

Imagine a space where you can shut out the clamor of the outside world. Completely close the door on the constant hum and buzz of life’s demands. Take time for yourself to just…be.

Now, stop imagining.

Float Milwaukee is your personal paradise; an oasis of calm in a world full of noise. At Float, you’ll enter an individual space where you can truly relax. Cast off weights and pressures of the physical, emotional, and mental variety. Take the time to focus on you with no distractions, and no expectations. You’ll have the time and space to hit the pause button on, well…everything.

The popular term may be “sensory deprivation,” but you’re not being deprived of anything. Instead, you’re being offered something truly valuable: the power of nothing. Which is really something, when you think about it.

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