During the Olympics last summer, we were watching amazing physical feats of Olympians across every sport. Although these athletes make their athletic prowess look effortless they have spent years, some even decades, honing their bodies to be in the best possible condition for this worldwide competition. The process of training hard every day is essentially the act of breaking down your muscles and rebuilding them to be stronger, faster and more efficient. As you can imagine, this takes a huge physical toll on their bodies. Even though not everyone is […]

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True REST Float Spa’s director of franchising, Mandy Rowe, sat down for a live-streamed episode of the Pillars of Franchising podcast to discuss float therapy and the experience of owning a float spa franchise. She answers live audience questions and shares what inspired her health and wellness industry journey. Mandy’s experience as a holistic therapy industry liaison and member of the Float Tank Association makes her not only a great expert in the field of float therapy but integral to fostering the success of each True REST Float Spa franchise. […]

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The First Float Pod The incredible effects of float pods were discovered and researched by a prolific scientist, John C. Lilly, in 1954. In the first iterations of the float pod, it was a giant tank filled with warm water, and participants wore diving suits and facemasks painted black to achieve total sensory deprivation. At the time, total-body submersion was used to study the effects of float therapy but later developed into simply floating on top of the water—a practice that is still done today. Although the benefits of sensory deprivation […]

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Recognizing that there is significant work to be done in the lives of military and veterans, True REST Float Spa is proud to announce its support of the Yellow Ribbon Fund this Giving Tuesday. As one of the leading and largest global generosity movements, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving serves as a worldwide effort to encourage people to do good, collaborate and celebrate acts of kindness, big or small. Giving Tuesday emboldens everyone to positively impact others and uplift their communities through smiles, small deeds, or donations to nonprofit organizations.  With this message of inspiration and alternative therapies for […]

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True REST Float Spa has a long history with military and veterans, providing them with opportunities to feel their absolute best since 2014. Having designated the 11th day of every month as U.S. Military Appreciation Day, the float brand has donated nearly 17,000 free floats to military service members, in addition to donating free floats each year on Veterans Day. This year, True REST Float Spa is continuing its military support by is closing locations to the public to offer veteran-only float sessions on November 11, otherwise known as Veterans […]

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True REST Float Spa has a long history with military and veterans, providing them with opportunities to feel their absolute best since 2014. Having designated the 11th day of every month as U.S. Military Appreciation Day, the float brand has donated nearly 17,000 free floats to military service members, in addition to donating free floats each year on Veterans Day. This year, True REST Float Spa is continuing its military support by is closing locations to the public to offer veteran-only float sessions on November 11, otherwise known as Veterans […]

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When you hear the words “floatation therapy,” it can sound confusing, and many people have never heard of the wellness practice. However, once we explain what it is, one of the most common questions we hear at True REST Float Spa is, “how can sitting in a pool of water help me?” Fortunately, it’s an extremely simplified explanation but with powerful benefits. Floatation therapy is a holistic experience where you float in a solution made of 1,000 pounds of Epson salt and 180 gallons of water. Like the Dead Sea phenomenon, the […]

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health issue that usually manifests after a traumatic event; combat, natural disasters, car accidents, and sexual or physical assault are all events that can trigger PTSD. Symptoms include: Flashbacks. Recurring memories or dreams about the event. Severe emotional distress and/or physical reactions to reminders of the event. An increasingly negative view of yourself or the world. Heightened arousal symptoms such as being easily startled, self-destructive behavior and difficulty sleeping. Feelings of depression. Often, without treatment, PTSD can be debilitating for those it affects, which is […]

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Many people tend to have a negative view of holistic therapy, thinking of it as ‘hippie’ or a pseudoscience. However, this widespread perception does not tell the whole story. Simply put, holistic therapy is the view that the mind, body and spirit must all work together for optimal health and wellness. All three are equally important and interconnected; if one is broken, the other two do not function. Float Therapy is a Holistic Therapy Holistic therapy falls under Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), which includes treatments that have been effective for thousands of […]

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One of the most common ways individuals rest their muscles is through relaxation. But whether your muscles need a break from a challenging workout or recovering from an injury, what is truly the best for muscle recovery? Of course, we could suggest resting on the couch or in the comfort of your bed as methods for taking it easy, but what about floatation therapy as a holistic approach? The best examples to answer that question are through athletes who utilize floating. As individuals are more susceptible to injury and need […]

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