Updated: Dec 11, 2020
Deep relaxation is often priority number 1 for a new floater, and for good reason. But, what happens in your first few floats is only the tip of the iceberg, like anything, practice makes perfect. So after the first few floats, we recommend you experiment within your sessions to optimise each experience to your unique needs.
A float session serves many purposes, not only relaxation.
Like any practice, it takes some testing and time to discover your optimal rhythm and flow. Once you find what works, you can consistently tap into that within each float session and emerge as the very best version of yourself.
Here’s a few tips you can test on your next float:
Optimise your float for flexibility, reducing pain and leaving your body feeling great – by stretching before, during, and most importantly right after your float. As your body is able to decompress through your float it’s the best opportunity to reset your posture and help your body heal
Add music, meditation our our Dreamscape tracks to your float. It can provide a deeper state of relaxation, and help to quiet the mind. We recommend leaving some time for silence at the end of your float.
Test out different times for your floats (early morning, midday and late night). Floating during the morning can have the advantage to keep you calm and energised throughout the day, while an afternoon or night session can help improve your quality of sleep.
Use your float for active thinking and brainstorming by writing and setting your focus and intention before getting in. This could be committing to working through a work or personal challenge for are currently facing, visualising your positive performance at your next sporting event or rehearsing a pitch / speech.
Set up your float for doing a month in review. Floatation therapy provides a distraction-free environment that is ideal for self-reflection and thinking with an intention. Its great to then journal after your float to record your insights!
Double up on treating yourself by adding in a sauna, massage, workout, or yoga during the same day for increased benefits from both. Your body will ease faster into a deep float session after a sauna or massage, recover faster after a workout and you’ll find yourself much more flexible at yoga after your float.
Set up recurring bookings that work for you to be proactive in your practice. It’s easy to fall off on your wellness routines, especially when you need them most, and doing this will help you avoid ‘hitting a wall’ before your next float. Additionally, by setting aside a day for self-care each week (or two), you’ll be more likely to create the habit and be at your best.
With the wide-range of benefits of floatation therapy, it’s important to spend time testing soem of these tips to ensure you tap into your full potential on a consistent basis.