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How Floatation Tanks Can Support Eating Disorder Recovery

02 November 2022

Nine percent of people will have an eating disorder, such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder, in their lifetime.[*] Despite having the word “eating” in the name, these common disorders are about much more than food. They’re complex mental health conditions that typically require intervention to alter their course.

While traditional treatment generally involves a combination of psychotherapy, nutritional counselling, and sometimes medication, a novel intervention called Floatation-REST is steadily gaining recognition.

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Why Floating Is The Perfect Remedy for Jet Lag

01 October 2022

Feeling tired and depleted after a long haul flight? Find out how time in a floatation tank can help alleviate the symptoms of jet lag.

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What does Zero Gravity do?

30 August 2022

When you think of an environment without gravity, it’s quite possible your mind goes to space exploration, and footage of astronauts floating around in space suits… You might be aware that zero gravity has negative health impacts for astronauts on space expeditions. So is floatation therapy really any different? Read on to find out.

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5 reasons why Floatation Tanks are the Perfect Addition to any Hotel or Spa

04 August 2022

A floatation tank is a sensory experience like no other, a soundless, lightless pod that’s filled with skin-temperature saltwater. This Epsom salt solution creates a super buoyant environment — allowing the user to effortlessly float on the surface and drift off into profoundly relaxing and meditative states.

Initially designed to explore consciousness, the float tank is now utilized to enhance health and wellbeing — which is why it’s becoming a popular addition to high-quality hotel spas.

Flotation tanks deliver many health-related benefits, and because they’re easy to install and maintain, they’re the perfect add-on to premium leisure facilities where customers are looking for exceptional wellness experiences.

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Sensory Overload?! Why Floatation is the answer to our overstimulated lives

26 July 2022

Juggling work and your personal life, with places to be, things to do, people to see… Constantly plugged into devices – always with something to reply to, something to read or watch, and notifications to act on… Life moves very, very fast these days, and it can be incredibly difficult to find time and space in your daily life to slow down and properly rest!

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What Not to Tell First Time Floaters

25 June 2022

Floatation is a wellness therapy which attracts people from all walks of life, for a wide scope of reasons. If you work at or run a float centre, part of your work will be introducing floatation to first timers. What do you tell them? There are so many things we can say about floatation… so what are the do’s and don’ts of that introduction, to ensure we have happy, returning customers?

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How Floating Helps With Focus and Studying

28 May 2022

If you have an important deadline for work, or you’re studying for an exam, time in a float tank might not be the first thing that comes to mind to help you focus…

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5 Steps to Opening a Float Centre

28 April 2022

Starting a new business venture is always a bit daunting and at times overwhelming. You have a vision in your head of the end goal – the destination that you want to reach – but the journey to getting there seems like a steep mountain road.

Let’s go walk through the 5 fundamental steps which will get you to launching and running your float business.

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5 Physical Benefits Of Floatation

18 March 2022

Floatation is a pretty amazing practice when you think about it. You’re floating around totally weightless in warm saltwater, in a manufactured pod which blocks out all sound and light… and it’s incredibly good for you; mind, body and soul.

In this article we focus on the bodily benefits of time in an isolation tank.

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What is Burnout?

23 February 2022

Burnout manifests as mental, emotional and sometimes physical exhaustion, caused by chronic stress. The condition is most commonly linked to work related stress, but that’s not all it can be triggered by; ongoing, difficult and stressful situations in your personal life can also induce burnout.

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Can Floatation Help With Anxiety?

01 February 2022

Floatation is an effective therapy for relieving anxiety, and a very effortless method too.

How can time in a float tank help with anxiety? And does one session show results, or do you have to float regularly to see a difference?

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Thinking About Adding a Float Tank to Your Current Business? Read This First

30 December 2021

If you’re considering adding float therapy to an existing business, you’ll want to go through the points on this article carefully.

We’ve laid out the main advantages and what you need to look at before you invest in a float tank.

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Benefits of Being Alone: Why Solitude is Good for You

30 November 2021

To be lonely is to feel truly isolated, like there’s no one you can reach out to in moments of need. Being alone, when it’s intentional, is something to embrace.

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How Can Floatation Help with PTSD?

22 October 2021

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an psychiatric disorder which affects people who’ve been through a life-changing traumatic event. How can time in a float tank help those dealing with the condition?

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Why Do We Need Magnesium?

24 September 2021

When you’re in the floatation industry, you hear a lot about magnesium, as it’s at the crux of much of what makes floating beneficial for our health. As it’s such a key aspect of floatation, if you work in the world of floatation it’s important you know and understand what makes this mineral so mighty.

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Want to Reduce Stress Levels? Try Minimising Blue Light

06 August 2021

Today we’re talking blue light and hormones. Why? These are important topics that affect everyone right now – as we lead lives increasingly plugged into devices and exposed to artificial blue light. And, as pioneers in the wellbeing industry with a great tool for improving people’s wellness, we think it’s important to look at the myriad ways we can hack our lifestyles to boost wellbeing.

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What is Blood Lactate? How Floating can Help with Sport Recovery

20 July 2021

In this article, we’re going to hone in on one of the key factors which makes float therapy beneficial for sport recovery: blood lactate. We’ll be exploring the science behind this compound and how it works, and how adding floatation to your post work-out or training routine can be a real asset to your game.

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Thinking of Starting A Float Business? 5 Tips From Float Centre Owners

23 June 2021

We recently caught up with some of our clients who have started float centres with i-sopod, in different locations around the globe. We wanted to find out what motivated them to start a floatation business, and how they’re doing today.

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The Latest Research: How Floating Affects The Brain

14 May 2021

We were excited to discover that the first ever MRI centred research on floatation therapy was recently carried out, exploring how floatation affects brain activity.

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Float Stories: The Journey to Opening The FloatSpot TX

15 April 2021

We recently checked in with Ray Thoma, owner and founder of The FloatSpot, Frisco USA, to hear the eventful story of how he came to set up his floatation business.

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