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For many of us, meditation is one of those elusive, mystical arts that is often married with the phrase, “I’m not good at it.” In actuality though, what does being “good” at meditating really even mean? Let’s start by defining what meditation is in the first place. Meditation is an acquired skill of the mind, one that takes dedication to continuously practice and one that reminds us to be present within each precious moment. Meditation can be guided by a variety of controlled breathing techniques, repetition of mantras and postural […]
If you know someone that floats, you may often hear him or her refer to theta brainwaves, but what exactly are theta waves? Are they good or bad? Why do we want them? And what do we really know about the effect of regular floating on our mental state? We pride ourselves on providing float therapy – The Science of Feeling Great – so let’s take a look at the science behind this phenomenon. What are brainwaves? First things first – what are brainwaves? The neurons in our brain are […]
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Nashville, TN – Nationally known brand True REST is proud to announce the opening of its 24th location in Franklin, TN. This will be the first float spa to open in the Cool Springs area, bringing a premier wellness experience to the Nashville community. True REST Cool Springs owner, Jamie Simmons, heard about floating in late January 2017, while celebrating his neighbor’s birthday over margaritas. His neighbor’s wife handed him a stack of papers full of information about floating and instructions about their first visit. After reading through the material […]
Anxiety disorders are the single most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults, or about 18% of the population. Unfortunately that number continues to rapidly increase over the years. The general cost for anxiety disorders alone in the US is over $42 billion per year and makes up almost ⅓ of the entire mental health bill. So why the rapid increase in anxiety disorders? One idea is linked to the dramatically increased amount of time each person spends on digital technology per day. Many Americans spend […]