We’ve finally made it to the holidays after what’s felt like the longest year in history. And while this season is always filled with joy, it comes with its fair share of stress, especially during a global pandemic. The holidays often present a dizzying array of demands – shopping, wrapping gifts, cooking meals, baking, cleaning, entertaining, and the list goes on. A 2019 study showed that 65% of Americans reported feeling extreme stress around the holidays. Coupled with a global pandemic, the typical seasonal stress we usually experience is increasing […]

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Combine the stress and anxiety Americans have experienced due to the COVID pandemic with extreme social distancing and long periods of sheltering in place and you have a recipe for stress eating. The unhealthy habit has been on the rise, and the waistlines and health risk of Americans are increasing across the country. 76% of Americans have gained up to 16 pounds since March, according to a recent study. Chronic anxiety, stress and depression, all of which are exacerbated by the pandemic, can also trigger emotional eating. Although we know […]

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On October 20, the Whole Veteran Act (H.R.2359) was sent to the desk of the President. If signed into law, this Act signifies a considerable shift in how that nation approaches our veterans’ health and wellness, especially their mental health. The Whole Veteran Act would require the Department of Veteran Affairs to report on the implementation of its whole health approach to health care. The report must include an analysis of the accessibility and availability of various alternative and holistic services for veterans, including float therapy. According to The U.S. […]

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Did you know that float therapy has shown great success in helping veterans manage their chronic pain, anxiety and PTSD? With Veterans Day fast approaching, True REST Float Spa’s commitment to helping both active-duty military personnel and veterans remains strong. On Veterans Day, November 11, True REST Float Spas across the country will be closed to the public and open for free floats to veterans only. Clinical research has proven floating has a profound effect on post-traumatic stress disorder and other stress and pain-related conditions. Float therapy mimics the effects […]

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Curious about float therapy but not sure what to expect from your first float? Our intro to float therapy will answer any questions you may have! What is float therapy? Float therapy is not a new fad. Invented in 1954 by John C. Lilly, an American physician and neuroscientist who studied the impact of float therapy on the human mind. Thanks to his work, float therapy and the many benefits it provides have a well-documented scientific history. Known as Reduced External Stimulus Therapy, or REST, floating is the act of […]

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Let’s face it, between all the stressors of our everyday life and the never-ending pandemic, who is managing to even make time for themselves?! Research has shown that stress can reduce the body’s ability to recover from and reap the benefits of exercise. At True REST Float Spa, our float therapy will provide you with 60-minutes of pure, blissful relaxation in one of our state-of-the-art float therapy tanks in a sensory reduced environment. How does it work? Float therapy is a reduced environmental stimulus therapy that has both physical and […]

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Float therapy is a widely known and accepted technique that many world-class athletes and sporting teams have adopted. It can be used to treat a variety of sports-related injuries and can assist in the healing process.  There are many people who enjoy the benefits of sensory deprivation tanks besides athletes. Studies have confirmed that it provides a therapeutic effect on chronic pain and headaches, muscle tension and soreness, stress and anxiety. Athletes use the therapy to experience the optimal effects of their training routines. This way it will allow them to manage any fatigue and speed […]

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True REST Float Spa uses the highest quality Epsom salts in our float pods. But you may be wondering what the benefit of Epsom salts are and why they are integral for providing the best float therapy experience. Epsom salts have been used for centuries for cleaning, digestive issues, stimulating lymph drainage, treating inflammation and promoting the absorption of magnesium. Every cell in your body needs magnesium in order to function. Magnesium, a major component of Epsom salt, also helps to regulate the activity of more than 325 enzymes. Magnesium […]

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The human brain is extraordinarily complex with our unconscious minds processing the equivalent of 11 million bits of information per second, versus our conscious brain only being able to handle 40 bits in that same time frame. Amazingly, when we are awake, our brain generates 12-25 watts of electricity – which is enough to power a small light bulb. With as much as we expect our brain to process every day, it’s imperative that we give it time to recharge. Judgement, memory and reaction time are all impaired when you […]

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No matter your age or occupation, flotation therapy can have a profoundly positive impact on your physical and mental well-being. Whether you’re a mom, business professional, professional athlete or student, float therapy offers a wide variety of scientifically proven benefits including relief from stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, fibromyalgia, inflammation and chronic pain. Here are the top 5 benefits of float therapy at True REST Float Spa: Stress Relief: The lack of external stimuli is extremely rare in modern society. In the flotation environment, without the hustle and bustle of the […]

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