Date Night Floating and the Benefits For Couples

Floating is a perfect bonding activity for couples.

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Picture the perfect date night: dinner, shopping, a movie, a concert or something as simple as a walk in the park. For extra romance, a date night may even include a couples’ massage or a night’s stay in a hotel.

Now you can add floating to an already perfect date night mix. It may seem counter-intuitive at first, but floating really can be a perfect activity for couples. Floating sessions are an individual activity, of course, but two tanks can equal a perfect date night activity.

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Many couples will schedule a couples’ massage to relax and connect through a shared experience. Floating can produce the same relaxing effect and offer the same avenue for connection through a post session discussion.

Every couple faces stress from work and home. Often stress found in work and family life creates roadblocks for a couple trying to have fun and relax. It can magnify problems and create friction and fighting in a relationship. Floating may not repair a relationship, but it does offer therapeutic effects. This can be in the form of both positive mental and physical energy.

Floating sessions calm frayed nerves and harried thoughts. Floating sessions relax tired bodies and minds. People will come out of the floating sessions calm, relaxed and refreshed. The rest of the night can be freed from stress and the couple is liberated to enjoy each other and to build their relationship.

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Floating can also be a good activity to add to a girls’ day out. Many women already go to spas and undergo different treatments like massages, facials and body wraps to rejuvenate their skin and body. Adding a floating session to regular spa activities will create the ultimate girls day out. A floating session is also a perfect way to start out the weekend. Doing a Saturday morning floating session, for example, allows people to recover from a work week and start out the weekend with their batteries recharged.

When it comes to floating the possibilities are endless. Floating has so many health benefits, that it is really the perfect fit anytime someone needs to rejuvenate their body and mind.

Children and Floating

One of the questions we are frequently asked by our customers is, can children float?

The answer is yes! Children as young as 9-years old can float with a guardian present. 

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In fact, floating in a sensory deprivation tank is perfectly safe for older children. The water is shallow and salty, so it poses little danger of them drowning in the tank. Many tank models function on a water depth of just 10 to 12 inches. Still, it is a good idea to monitor your children while in the tank so that you can be there to help them as needed.

Other benefits of floating for children

Childhood can be a time filled with innocence and happiness. It can also be a time ruled by irrational fears. Common childhood fears, like a fear of monsters hiding in the closet or under the bed, can make life difficult for a child. They sleep less. They adopt poor eating habits. Their mood goes from happy to depressed. Being inside a dark enclosed space like a sensory deprivation tank can help children address these fears in a controlled environment. They can see what is causing those fears and become empowered through discovering solutions on their own.

Spending time in floating can also help children fit in better at school. Floating sessions allow for changes in learning habits and social behavior. If a child is struggling to make friends or having a difficult time getting good grades, a few hours in a sensory deprivation tank each month can give them a chance to unlock their mind and learn how to overcome those obstacles.

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Giving children the chance to float makes it easier for them to be happy and healthy in every sense of the word. It will help make their childhood a time filled with pleasant memories instead of crippling fears.

In summary, enjoying time in a float tank is not an experience meant to be reserved for adults. Many children can draw benefits from spending time floating. It opens the door for them to solve problems and cope with fears just as much as it does for an adult floater.

If your child has tried floating and has had a good experience, we would love to hear about it in the comments below or privately in an email. 

Finding balance in floating

It is a simple truth that the human body craves balance. Our muscles, bones, nerves and organs are designed to act in harmony with one another. When external or internal forces upset this equilibrium, it can mean bad things for our physical, mental and emotional health.

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Stress is the biggest disruption of this balance. When stress attacks the body and mind, it can lower a person’s quality of life. Diseases can attack the body easier. It can lead to other unhealthy emotions. Anger, sadness, frustration and jealousy are all an outgrowth of stress breaking down internal harmony.

That’s one reason why floating needs to be in the picture. Floating in an isolation tank is the perfect antidote to stress.

Through floating, a person can restore that internal balance. The mind and body should be treated as an equal system. Both need to be in harmony with each other to achieve optimal levels of good health and happiness. There is simply no better path.

You deal with many external forces each day that threaten the harmony between body and mind. It can be the smallest changes in what we see, what we hear and what we touch that affect us the most.

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Those unwanted changes can be combated through floating. Floaters can counter disruptions to that internal balance because time spent in the isolation tank removes those external sources of pressure and disruption long enough for both body and mind to revert to their natural state.

Floating channels our energies into restoring balance. The reward is feeling happy to be alive.