Does it seem odd that we promote all floatation centers?
Stay with me through the end of this article before you answer.
When Drop Of Calm opened, there was one public floatation tank in the Treasure Valley. With Good Floatations, Brant brought REST back to Boise after about 20 years of absence. After 18 years of practicing meditation, I finally had a chance to try floating. It was still called "sensory deprivation" in my mind.
For my first float, I decided not to try so much as a breathing exercise. Floating should be what floating is before I start poking at it. Alright, maybe I took one deep breath before actually stepping into that Oasis Relaxation System, but that doesn't count. Time was up after an hour. Music gently brought me back to reality... wait... brought me back from where? It was impossible to say what I had been thinking about or where I was. Serenity pervaded my every sense. Intentionally, I made no effort toward meditation, but felt the same glow I always feel after a good session. Feeling a well tuned psyche, I opened the door and stood up to find that my arthritis pain was almost completely gone. Not something I would expect given how much pain I was in that morning....