Is the cost of a float tank the only thing holding you back from owning one? But you know that having a float tank in your home would give back your freedom and ability to enjoy life fully?
Well, what if we told you that the habits having a tank would help cure are also costing you the same amount or more as a Float Tent. Let’s explain this a little further....
So, you want to float for one of its many health benefits. Maybe it’s to quit smoking, to have more energy, to de-stress, to reduce pain, to heal from anxiety or PTSD. But have you ever stopped to think about how much money you spend on your current lifestyle in an attempt to buy happiness and peace of mind that you would otherwise get from a float tank?
Here are three activities that would buy you a Float Tent:
#1 - Smoking Cigarettes
1 pack a day, at $6 a pack for one week is $42. $42 times 52 weeks per year adds up to $2,184 per year. That is nearly as much as a float tent! And, floating has significant success in helping people quit addictions. One of our customers and float tent owners, Erik Eckerman says,
“Floating has definitely helped me quit smoking. I tried to quit smoking at least 2 or 3 times throughout a year over the last 5 years. I tried cold turkey, nicotine gum, e-cigs, and patches...all with varying degrees of short term success but nothing that I was able to sustain. [I] could never get over the anxiety/stress I felt from nicotine withdrawal or the act of just having a cigarette (which was calming in and of itself).
Little did I understand that smoking was just making my general anxiety worse over time. If I felt stressed, smoking a cigarette was a quick fix. Floating helped me because the stress relief from a morning float would last me all day (if not longer)... I was able to take preventive measures by floating which, like I said, was a 24 hour fix to my cravings… I guarantee if you float every morning (at least in the beginning of trying to quit), you'll eventually not crave a cigarette to manage stress.”
#2 - Buying Coffee
A tall, caramel latte from Starbucks is $3.75. If you buy one of those everyday for a week that is $26.25 per week, or $1,365 per year. Again, if you could kick your morning coffee craving you save nearly $1500 per year. Like smoking, floating can help you say no to coffee as it evens out your mood and improves your sleep quality so you wake up feeling refreshed and ready-to-go.
#3 Medicine + Therapy
Another big spend for people is pain medicine and therapy. While we do not advocate that you quit taking medicine, or stop seeing a therapist, floating can provide supplemental benefits in addition to those.
One study done found that fibromyalgia patients reported less pain for days and even weeks after just one float. Many others use floating for stress management + anxiety because floating reduces cortisol levels, helping you feel calmer. For more information on the scientific benefits of floating click here.
So, while we are not saying to stop taking medicine, or quit going to your therapist, floating can benefit pain management and mental health ailments. Who knows the benefits floating could have if you incorporated it into your regular wellness routine.
Though it may be expensive upfront, investing in your own float tent can cost you less money in the long run and significantly improve your overall well-being.
Written By: Monique Morrison