With so much going on in the world, you can begin to feel heavy. Bogged down. Full. I am always looking for ways to decompress while seeking peace and tranquility, and I found yet another way to get some zen. A friend and I heard about floating and found out that there was a place locally that offered floating services to those needing relaxation, serenity, and even managing for physical and mental pain.
Enter Float STL.
Floating is a wellness experience for your mind, body, & soul where you float effortlessly on top of high density salt water in a supported environment. In my instance, you are in a pod with subdued light and music as you float weightlessly. While doing so, everything is tuned out. The world, your problems, negativity, and even physical ailments.
For 90 minutes, I was weightless.
Being able to find moments in our lives where we address our self care and our overall wellness is critical to our professional successes. If we don’t take of ourselves physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, we can only go so far. So I hope by sharing my experience with floating that it encourages you to seek something on that level to do something good for yourself.
I am currently several hours post float and the effects are still with me. I feel more at peace, more calm, and have a sense of awakened activity. I am more tuned in with my senses, and I also feel lighter, if that is possible.
If you have a place to float near you, I that you suggest you try it. If not, here are some other options:
This is like a traditional massage, but has a scent component that heightens the experience and pulls you into a more tranquil state. I recently had a Aromatherapy Massage at Catamaran Hotel Resort and Spa in San Diego and it was wonderful. The notes used were eucalyptus and notes of patchouli via essential oils (which I bought in the spa store after it was completed).
Learning how to meditate on a regular basis can help up-level you personally and professionally. Meditating helps train your mind to be laser focused on positive thoughts and actions.
I haven’t tried yoga yet, but all of my friends and colleagues who have swear by it. I plan on taking a few yoga classes this summer so that I can partake in it’s positive benefits.
If you want to learn more about floating and/or want to see where I had my floating experience locally, visit Float STL.
You can also visit Floatation Locations to find a float experience option near you. Make sure to download my Self-Care Plan so that you can effectively manage your self-care needs.