at 3200 Old Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, 27707 United States
The Triangle's only place for floatation therapy! Enjoy floatation, massage and physical therapy in one place. We're purveyers of stress removal, relaxation and peace.
A one hour float is like a vacation for your mind and body. It's like floating in space with nary a worry or a care.
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A few of the benefits of floating: > Float tanks aid self-introspection and development > Float tanks create an ideal environment for meditation > Float tanks have been called “the gateway to the creative mind” > Increases feelings of self-confidence, self control and serenity
There's probably no wrong way to float, but a couple of things might make your experience even better. One, don't forget that you can stretch, at least laying down. Give your body a chance to break out of stiffness. When I'm floating, I find my muscles much more limber and my range of motion is increased. It's amazing the tensity that a desk job brings to the neck and upper back which a good float helps to either remove my pain or sufficiently distract me from it. It's not a promise for everyone, but I do find, at a minimum a floater experiences a high state of relaxation and inner tranquility. That leads me to the next bit. I float because it takes away the sense of tiresome fatigue that I think we all probably feel. I'd tell people not to worry about the experience, just let your mind go where it wants. Let your mental energy recoup and build up what was spent. Then use the time to release your mental potential. Have a difficult problem to solve? How about working on it with your mind more focused? Finally, do not worry about the time! We'll worry about that for you :) Actually some people are so worried that they've exceeded their time and they're stealing time from someone else's float. Not so. I hope you get into a zone, maybe even sleep for a bit. But don't worry about your time, you'll be pleasantly brought back to earth when you return :) Finally, don't forget to cash in on the 3 float special. And we'll see you at Dream Float!
What is floating and why would I do it? We get this question quite a bit just after someone asks us what it is. Let me start with my story on why. I was in grad school near Chicago working lots of late nights and weekends. I lived on two to three pots of coffee a day, sometimes spiking them with extra caffeine and tea. Mentally, I was spent many times over. One day, I stumbled on people doing floats on the Yahoo alternative health section and a few clicks later, I discovered Space Time Tanks in Chicago. It was there that I had my first experience of not being stimulated or bothered. I had nothing that caused my eyes to steal the focus of my mind. Although I didn't realize it at the time, my energy and focus was hightened by the time I got out. For me, it was like someone washed my stress and worries away. My fellow grad students saw me more relaxed even several hours later. That was in 1998 and I've been floating ever since. Just as every person is different, ever float is different and everyone gets something different out of the experience. One of the most common though is a sense of mental clarity combined with relief from stress. It's not hard to see why though. As a floater you lay back in a bed of water raised to near the average skin temperature. In that water is more than 800 pounds of pharmaceutical grade Epsom salts (and in our case 50 pounds of salt from the Dead Sea), giving the you near guaranteed buoyancy. Unless you're a solid brick, you'll probably float. The tank is enclosed, preventing light from coming in and sound from entering. Since the door is really light, you can come and go whenever you want. Some people describe it like floating in space. For others, it's like a vacation in an hour. Additionally, when used in with a physical therapy program, it offers many potential benefits. These range from the benefits derived from relaxation such as reduced muscle tension. Also, the buoyancy tends to relieve stress due to bad posture or pressure points since your body feels no pressure. In my personal case, my lower back pain went away. If you're at a plateau or roadblock in their course of treatment or exercise regimen this can break you free to the next level.