Photo Credit: Steven Pisano on Flickr I floated again yesterday, this time for an hour. One reason I love to float is that I get to lose my pain. Not only for the length of the float, but for days after. As you get older, one of the things you notice is that things start to hurt. The hurt can be nothing big, just a series of small aches and pains. It’s most noticeable when you first get up in the morning, or the day after you’ve done something athletic […]

The post Floating for Aches and Pains. appeared first on True REST Float Spa.

Floating is a practice. As with any learned experience, it is tempting to take on an attitude of knowing what to expect as we return. But, floats are always shifting—and they are primarily an art of letting go. On days we arrive to float with this expectation of knowing what to expect, we may actually feel held back from our deepest experiences and levels of relaxation. Floating is described as “effortless”, but with our mental powers this description comes with a bit of irony. The greatest hindrance to relaxing is […]

The post Returning to Beginners Mind appeared first on True REST Float Spa.

Before a new True REST Float Spa opens to the public, there’s a week of soft launch for working the kinks out and training the staff. This “friends and family” float time gives us valuable feedback on how we can improve from people who care enough to offer it. I floated last Friday as part of the soft launch of the new Scottsdale spa. For this visit, the team was doing a simulation of what the float experience would be for a first-time floater. The first-time experience is incredibly important, […]

The post A True REST Soft Opening Experience! appeared first on True REST Float Spa.

When I first began floating, I didn’t have any benefit in mind. I just wanted to experience for myself the “weird” sounding therapy—I wasn’t even aware of the range of offerings it might have for me. My anxiety and panic attacks were just a part of my reality that I had gotten used to—mild panics and mental breakdowns were just another part of the day.   It would unfold as so:   *queue situation I perceive as awkward*—my face flushes, heart pounds, breathing constricts, thoughts race—subsequent fight or flight unfolds […]

The post Floating Away Anxiety at True REST. appeared first on True REST Float Spa.

Flotation is unlike just about every other “activity” out there.  In fact, it’s really more of an “inactivity”—but as anyone who floats knows, this flavor of “doing nothing” offers far more than the phrase would imply. We hear the benefits and experiences—that extensive list that science continues to validate through their studies—we see the testomonials,

The post The Nature of “Effortless”. appeared first on True REST Float Spa.

True REST would like to say a big “Thank You”—every month—to retired and active U.S Veterans! Beginning September 11th, 2015—and the 11th of each month going forward—all corporate locations and participating franchises (see a list of locations below this post) will be reserving 1 Pod Suite all day for Veterans to float—for free! We would like to thank our Powell, OH and Roseville, CA spas for inspiring and already incorporating this fantastic program into their spas! Please call these locations for details on their own Veterans program. In addition to […]

The post True REST Salutes Our Veterans! appeared first on True REST Float Spa.

True REST is excited to announce the much anticipated opening of our Scottsdale, AZ location—on October 10th! Scottsdale holds a special place in True REST history as it is where our first location originated in 2010, before Nick and Holly Janicki moved the business to Tempe, AZ. As flotation and its benefits become more well known, we are eager and excited to be able to return to where it all began for True REST. True REST Scottsdale features 5 stunning Pod Suites and is located at 70th St and Shea in […]

The post True REST Scottsdale—Opening Next Week! appeared first on True REST Float Spa.