How Float Therapy Has Changed My Life & Coaching Practice

September 24, 2019
My new happy place.

I was a Certified Massage Therapist for many years before and while I
became a Health and Wellness Coach. To say I’m open to natural health
and wellness modalities that can benefit me, my family, and my clients,
is an understatement.

Since I’ve traveled all over the world reviewing spas and therapies, I
have high standards with regards to cleanliness, professionalism, and
wellness benefits. For me to recommend something to my clients, I have
to do a lot of research, receive validation from natural health
professionals I trust, and truly see results.

For many years, I have received a massage at least once or twice a
month. I am even quite discerning about massage therapists and types of
massage. I’ve only had a few bad massages, mostly in other countries and
a couple less than satisfying, domestically.

Months back, one of my dear friends of over 20 years, and a coaching
mentor, treated me to a single life-altering experience that has changed
my life and like many similar blessings in life has had a ripple effect
and gone on to change the lives of many of my coaching clients and my
family’s lives as well.

Step aside massage, and hello flotation therapy.

I’m going to get real here with you. Since I began floating in a
sensory deprivation tank my sleep has improved, all my normal
peri-menopausal symptoms have improved dramatically or vanished, my
previous chronic pain from an injury many years ago, has completely
disappeared, my moods are better, I see continuously improved resiliency
to stress, I recover faster from strenuous exercise, and the list
continues to grow exponentially.

Flotation Therapy
Me enjoying a float.

Like anything in life that is of immeasurable value, when something
is this great you want to share it with the world and everyone in your
sphere of influence. That’s exactly what I have been doing.

So far, I have recommended it to all my coaching clients and every
single one of them who have tried it have experienced similar gains:
recovery from migraines, weight loss, detoxification, pain relief, deep
relaxation and stress relief, healing, better sleep, resolution of
anxiety and panic attacks, enhanced athletic performance, and the list
just continues to grow.

My first float at True REST Float Spa
was great but like most of my clients, it’s hard to know exactly what
to expect as you shut out the world entering a solitary pod and delving
into a state of isolation, weightlessness, and introspection, floating
above 1000 pounds of magnesium sulfate, in skin temperature water.

I wasn’t scared, nervous, or claustrophobic but I was a bit unsettled
at first. Like anything new, it’s the unknown that stays in the
forefront of your mind.

By the end of my first float, 60 minutes in the sensory deprivation
float pod, I knew I had turned a pivotal point in my life as my chronic
back pain was almost completely gone, and I felt a sense of physical
peace, relaxation and rejuvenation that was hard to quantify as I
analyzed it. I had found the reset button.

The Float Tank Cure
Excellent book on float therapy.

Within days I took my husband and middle daughter in for a float and
myself for a second one. I knew if they loved it and benefited from it
like I had, then I had found the holy grail of wellness to share with
the world.

My family members loved it, truly loved it. I asked my daughter, for
whom I typically bought a massage monthly, how she liked it compared to
massage. As she sat in the Oasis Room in bliss, post-float, she turned
to me and said, “Mom, it’s so much better than massage. I want to do
this instead.”

She’s a bit of a germa-phobe and was surprisingly pleased with the impeccable cleanliness of the True REST Float Spa where she took her maiden voyage, just like I had.

My husband, a veteran, is always supportive of everything I do. This
time he proved it wasn’t just another passion that I had that he stood
behind, when he began floating 1-2 times a month and making his own
appointments with absolutely no prompting from me. It just so happened
that True REST Float Spa honors veterans with a complimentary float each

Floating makes me happy.
Every month, my family is happy when our float membership restarts with more floats to enjoy.

I’m coming up on my 30th float and floating has taken my life to another level in more ways than I can even begin to quantify.

Float Journal
Love keeping a journal of my float journey.

My floating journey has evolved to where I keep a float journal now. I often enter a deep state of relaxation and even sleep in the pod. I pray and meditate, I unwind, I let go, and I let the float take me where I need to go. Each float is unique and I have never had a bad float. Unlike massage where so many variables can influence the experience such as room temperature, music, massage therapist technique, over talkative therapist, noise, lighting, etc., you and only you are the leader of your own personal float journey. It takes you where you need to be, if you just let it. That’s the key and takes a bit of practice.

Float Journaling
I’m in such a state of bliss right after a float, that it’s a little messy. But that’s OK!

The more you float the more gains you see. I was a personal trainer
decades ago and it reminds me of exercise in the the sense that it
builds over time much like physical fitness conditioning or strength

Oasis Room
Oasis Room and Oxygen Bar at a True REST Float Spa

Another thing I love about True REST Float Spas
is that they offer an essential oil infused Oxygen Bar to enjoy in
their Oasis Room after your float. This allows some nurturing time to
gently come back to reality post-float, while enjoying the wonderful
health benefits of both the oxygen and essential oils, two more
integrative wellness modalities that I have incorporated for years in my
health and wellness coaching. They also offer tea in the Oasis Room and
I am a tea lover so my love affair just continues to deepen.

When I shared the benefits I was seeing, with my friend and doctor,
she wrote me and my other family members a prescription for floating. On
her prescription pad she even provided footnotes for medical research
behind its benefits. She knew all about floating and highly encouraged
it. It just keeps getting better.

I’m now on a personal quest to share float therapy with the world.
Sometimes you just know, that you know, that you know. I know I have
found a key to change lives and improve quality of life, health, and

Floating is a blessed respite and retreat in our over-stimulated, hyper-connected world. It’s a road to recovery and transformation. As a Master Life Coach I know this is absolutely invaluable. You may learn more about yourself in just 60 minutes in the float pod than you have ever discovered in a lifetime.

-Blog written by Carmel Mooney of True REST in Dallas, TX

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