June Favorite Floater of the Month – Lance Zonneveld

Name: Lance Zonneveld

Location: Fort Mcmurray Ab. Canada

Length of time you've been floating at home: 

I have been floating with my Zen Float Tent for almost three months now.

What made you get into floating and why do you love it?

My time with the Zen Float tent has been an eye opening experience.

I had originally bought the tent for the purpose of maintaining overall body health and recovery from my tough working schedule which it does extremely well. After spending an hour or two in the tent your body feels as if you just had 12 hours of sleep and has become completely rejuvenated and energetic, not groggy as when you get out of the hot tub or bath. But I now see that there are far more than just the physical benefits, the mental and spiritual growth far exceeded my expectations!

If you find yourself entertaining the idea of possibly buying one, you’re already more than half way there.
— Lance

Everyone should have one of these things! If you find yourself entertaining the idea of possibly buying one, you’re already more than half way there. Your body and mind are trying to tell you something and only when you hop in for the first time will you realize what the possibilities really are, and you may even ask yourself as I did “wow, if only I had introduced this into my life sooner, the course of change in my life would have been astounding. I can’t wait to having a couple years of experience with this powerful tool in my belt."

Any cool experiences floating that you want to share? 

Propelling, rushing and laughing. It was my first time in my Zen Float Tent and I already felt like a champion floater, something I didn’t expect from my first float. I was completely comfortable and totally relaxed. I was (what I thought to be) about 30 minutes into my float when I started to feel very euphoric and almost in a dream like state while I was so obviously completely awake. I couldn’t believe it when I started feeling this buzzing of energy in my chest. Much the same feeling as when your leg falls asleep accept this feeling was good... very good. I decided, rather than let this feeling distract me, possibly snapping me back to reality, I allowed it to come and I focused on my breathing. Instead of controlling, I let go, whatever was going to happen, let it happen. And boy did it start happening. 

Before I knew it my entire body started buzzing almost as if I was one of those Tesla Coils and the energy source was emitting these electric bolts from my body. It was incredible. My entire body was charged with energy. After what felt like 10 minutes of this the buzzing energy started to dissipate and I was in a total bliss state. I started to contemplate what had just happened and how amazing my first experience had been. 

But the tent wasn’t done with me yet. Little did I know one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had in my life was right around the corner. I was floating there breathing deeply thinking about what had just happened when I started getting this feeling of happiness, and the happiness started growing... and growing... and growing. Bigger and bigger until I felt like my chest was puffed up and full just like if you were to take the biggest breath you can fit into your lungs. And then I felt the sensation of pure joy welling up inside me, more and more and more and more and more. I found myself floating there in an empty house, all by myself laughing hysterically. This feeling of joy that was somehow pent up in my body was releasing itself all at once and there was nothing I could do to stop it. I just kept laughing and laughing as loud as I could, all by myself.

After all this strange gut busting laughter, I had calmed to the point of relaxation again. While floating there I felt the need to stretch so I very slowly put my hands above my head and had what felt like the best stretch of my life and continued to relax in that position. After a while of lying there with my arm straight above my head I felt as if I was done with that position and proceeded to bring my arms down by my sides.

As I did this the most amazing thing happened... Picture yourself in a pool swimming on your back, you rise your arms to about shoulder height and grab all the water you can with your hands and push your arms quickly down to your sides propelling yourself through the water... this is the same motion I did in the tent except when I did this I felt as if I had propelled my body to an ungodly speed and there I was accelerating faster and faster through the water as if I was floating backwards down a rushing river going 50 mph . This feeling was exhilarating and extraordinary; I got the same rush lying there in the tent as I would have if I was actually speeding down a river faster than I ever dreamt possible completely out of control. This feeling of extreme speed lasted for what felt like 10 minutes and eventually the river slowed and I came to a stop. Of course the whole time I never even moved an inch.

When I finally got out, I went to have my post float shower. I figured I had been in there for an hour or more. Incredibly, to my surprise upon looking at my cell phone I realized only 35 minutes had passed.I looked in the mirror and the look that I had on my face was like I just got back from my favorite vacation spot. I was completely relaxed yet energetic with a twinkle in my eye. The feeling was completely incredible.

I was clearly in a place that I have never experienced before, floating there with no pressure anywhere on my body. The water was warm and comforting. Nothing was restricting my bones, joints and muscles from the ideal position of comfort. No sounds or smells. Everything the way it had to be to enable relaxation to my fullest potential.