Peace

Affordable floating for sports rehab

Floating is tailor made for athletes looking to repair their bodies and minds.

Nothing bugs an athlete more than being on the bench or sideline instead of playing in the game. Sports injuries can keep an athlete out of action and force them to watch others make plays.

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Floating is a tool that can help an athlete deal with sports injuries in a better way. Spending extended time in an isolation tank can help a person rejuvenate both their mind and body.

Even one floating session melts away stress and promotes peace. You can feel it in your muscles and joints. For an athlete recovering from an injury, this type of relaxation can promote faster healing and give them a better foundation for strengthening those important muscles and joints. Floating can truly help their body feel like new again.

Taking time out to go to the spa and take a dip in the float tank isn’t always feasible or practical. The good news is now you can do floating on your own terms with the Zen Float Tent.

It is the next stage in floating. The Zen Float Tent brings the isolation experience directly to you. It is lightweight and does not take up a ton of space. You can set up a float tent in any average sized room.

What this means is that floating is available at any time and for any purpose. There’s no reason to spend tons of money on regular floating sessions elsewhere. If you are an athletic trainer, you can buy a Zen Float Tent, set it up and make it available to athletes you are treating. It delivers the whole floating experience at a fraction of the cost.

This is great news for an athlete looking to rehabilitate an injured ligament or tendon or strengthen bones or muscles after an injury. Just like a regular isolation tank, the tent uses warm water infused with 800 lbs of Epsom salt to provide a true floating experience. It is composed of lightweight and durable materials that are completely leak proof.

Sports injuries do not need to be an obstacle to athletic goals. Floating can help heal your body and mind so you can get back in the game on your timetable. There’s no better time than now to turn to the Zen Float Tent and start on that road to recovery.

Our Kickstarter is running until May 29th 2014. Here’s a link FloatAtHome.com

No Fear in Floating

There is no denying that floating has a powerful impact on the mind. Studies have shown that brain waves are altered in significant ways when a floater spends significant time in an isolation tank.

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Is floating dangerous? That’s a common question for many people who are unfamiliar with how an isolation tank works. They hear crazy rumors and start to think that floating in a tank will simulate the high experienced on drugs like LSD.

Popular culture helps perpetuate this myth. Movies like Altered States portray characters devolving into lower life forms and losing their humanity as a direct result of sensory deprivation while floating. Such a concept might make for an entertaining movie, but it is far fetched.


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It is true some people see certain images and hear certain sounds inside an isolation tank. Nothing about the experience endangers the mind. Quite the opposite is true.

Floating impacts your five senses in positive ways. You see, hear and feel things that heal your body and your mind from the damage caused by the outside world.

Mental benefits associated with floating are almost limitless. A floater can experience rejuvenation on so many levels. Regular floating sessions help them experience enhanced memory, concentration and creativity. They sleep better. Many floaters find chronic pain and stress that normally holds their body hostage dissipate.

In essence, they feel like a new person because they are a new person.

Floating is nothing to be feared or dismissed through ignorance. It is a vehicle for rejuvenation and relaxation. Mind-blowing hallucinations associated with certain types of drugs are an exception in defining the floatation experience.

Spending time in an isolation tank is a gateway to peace, not fear.

Floating: is it a chemical thing?

Human behavior is driven by neurochemicals.

It is a scientific fact. Scientists have discovered – through extensive research on the human brain – that our brains secrete a type of hormone known as a nuerochemical. These hormones are what determine our moods. They make us happy, sad, bored, fearful, shy, aggressive and loving.

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Creation of nuerochemicals can affect how we perceive ourselves and the world around us. Someone who gets a higher dose of endorphins, for example, will feel happy and calm. They experience more pleasure than a person who receives fewer endorphins. The same is true with adrenaline. A person who gets an adrenaline boost will be more excited or stimulated than someone who is functioning at normal adrenaline levels.


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How does this relate to floating in an isolation tank? The answer is simple. Nuerochemicals can help shape our floating experience.

Floating stimulates the release of a higher volume of endorphins. At the same time, it reduces the level of nuerochemicals related to stress. Chemicals such as adrenaline and cortisol are reduced throughout the body.

Stress, tension and anxiety are literally driven from the body as it floats in the warm saltwater. When the floater lies enclosed in darkness, the body floating peacefully on saltwater and the brain dispensing endorphins like gumballs, true bliss occurs.

Neurochemicals have a powerful effect in shaping the direction of our lives. That is one reason why floating has so much power to heal if it becomes a regular fixture in our weekly or monthly routine. It holds the neurochemical key for bringing peace to our body and soul.

The Floating Dimension

Boundaries were redefined and sometimes eliminated when “The Twilight Zone,” a classic science fiction TV series, arrived on the airwaves in the 1960s. It allowed viewers to explore new dimensions of sight and sound – opening the door to new ideas and new worlds.

It can be said that floating in an isolation tank operates on the same plane.

Floating offers an experience as unique as each person that steps inside the isolation tank. People who are frequent floaters may feel like they are entering another dimension because of the effects floating has on their bodies and minds.

What can it do? Floating can make it seem almost as if a person has left their body while traveling through their unconscious mind. It can evoke feelings similar to an out-of-body experience. Images, sounds and smells are all around a floater that feel as real as anything in the real world. Physical boundaries seem to disappear as they become more and more relaxed and enter their own personal “Twilight Zone.”

Isolation tanks are helpful in removing physical and mental barriers that block a person from finding inner peace and happiness. Going from the tangible, real world to a realm of simple thoughts, feelings and energy can give new definitions to our senses.

What we experience on the subconscious level is more powerful than battling imaginary aliens or traveling on fictional starships. Floaters can become aware of thoughts they never knew they had. They can truly cross a barrier and explore strange new worlds within their deepest mind.

It  creates a whole new meaning to entering “The Twilight Zone” when you apply it to floating.

Entering the Floating Zone

You’re in an isolation tank – completely removed from the outside world and detached from external stimuli. If you have ever frequented an isolation tank, you know that your journey is all a state of mind. The experience for any two people is never exactly the same.

Some people enjoy a state of extreme meditation and relaxation. Others see images, hear sounds and experience tastes and smells that feel as real as the water supporting their body. What you experience really does depend on you.

You control how much you shut out the outside world. You alone are in charge of how you prepare yourself to reach the degree of isolation you desire.

As the song says, free your mind and the rest will follow. Such a sentiment rings true in an isolation tank much more so than outside one.

Your focus should turn to finding that sweet spot of meditation and relaxation. Those thoughts can keep you from getting there if you are trying to hard to force it. Many people find it helpful to stop focusing on meditating and let it happen naturally. When you allow your body and mind to relax at it’s own pace, peace and serenity are just on the other side of the door.

Breathe it in. Let your mind wander. Don’t try to control the situation. It can feel so liberating and productive once you invite free thinking and free feeling. That is the whole purpose behind floating. Trying to control what you see, what you hear and what you feel is foreign to what floating is designed to do for you.

Floating and Relationships

Floating can be a bonding experience between couples.

That doesn’t mean couples share a float tank when they float. What it means is they can share experiences and use those experiences to bring them closer together.

Many people associate floating as a personal activity only, but it's also possible to use time in a sensory deprivation tank to deepen and strengthen your relationship with your spouse or partner.

Here's a few reasons why you may want to add floating to your next date night or list of activities:

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3 ways floating can help strengthen your relationship

 

1. Peace and serenity

The effects of a floating session are deeply personal. Couples can forge a closer bond though when they share what they experience in a float tank. They can discuss how it affected them and any benefits they enjoy afterward – such as a clear mind or a feeling of peace.

Partners can move the discussion along through asking questions about the session. It allows each partner to figure out exactly what they learned from their experience and see how their significant other also responded to that environment. Exploring these feelings with each other can also help recreate those feelings of peace and serenity at home.

 

2. Answers to questions

Floating often coincides with efforts at soul searching. People hope to find answers to deep questions or troubling questions inside the safe confines of a float tank. Answers are not simply a means of satisfying curiosity. They can be a cure for serious problems.

Couples can use floating sessions to seek out answers for questions related to their relationship. They can share personal moments of inspiration or revelation with each other. It can help them interpret how their individual experiences apply to their relationship.

 

3. Being open to more floating

Once floating is used to solve one problem, that does not mean it should be discarded like a used towel. Couples can enjoy continued benefits from floating by supporting and encouraging each other to visit a sensory deprivation tank often. Attending together can strengthen the bond between partners and help them find support in using float tanks to improve their lives.

 

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Can Floating be a Shared Experience with Family and Friends?

Anyone who spends time in an isolation tank quickly becomes familiar with the healing benefits that come from floating. Your body and mind both feel upgraded into better versions of themselves even after a single session. It can be seen in the happy expression and positive attitude you show long after the session is done.

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It is definitely an experience you want to share with the people you care about the most – your family and friends. So how do you discuss the power of floating with them, especially if they are the type of person who sees alternative natural therapies to be a weird new-age hippie thing?


Educating your family and friends on the isolation tank itself is a good starting point. You can give a rundown on how it operates and what the environment will feel like to them when they first step inside. Knowledge will help put their mind at ease before starting a floating session.

Explain to them that an isolation tank is a small pod filled with water. This water is treated with Epsom salt to allow your body to float on the water. A person can seal the door or leave it open during the floating session – depending on their preference. When it is sealed, the isolation tank is soundproof and blocks out the light. You can spend the time relaxing as you float or engaged in meditation.

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An isolation tank provides isolation from the distractions of the outside world. You can explain how it allows you to focus on your own thoughts and feelings. Some people consider this a form of sensory deprivation, but it is much more low-impact. Absence of outside stimuli is deliberate and temporary. A floater can leave the tank at any time they choose.


Removing those elements promotes a feeling of peace. The body can relax from stress and it opens the mind to heal whatever needs to be healed. A floater comes away feeling rejuvenated and possessing increased energy. Shutting off one portion of your brain allows other portions to roam free. A floater can do everything from lessening anxiety or depression to increasing their creativity.

The bottom line is sharing your isolation tank experiences with family and friends matters. They need to know how it benefits you and how it can help them.