Levity Float Center is collocated with HOPE Physical Therapy and Wellness Center.
What is float therapy? Float therapy is an alternative, holistic approach to healing the mind, body and spirit. It is an effortless therapy that allows the mind to desensitize, the body to recover and your spirit to rejuvenate. But how does it work? The float pod comes in many shapes and sizes, but for the most part, they are filled with 160 gallons of water, heated to about 95 degrees. Additionally, there is approximately 900 pounds of Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom’s Salt). Which equates to about 37% salinity. This is a higher concentration than the Dead Sea.
Float therapy is not a new fad. It started in 1950 when medical professionals wanted to experiment with sensory deprivation and the use of illicit psychedelic and mind altering medications. Since the inception, many improvements in the industry has led to a growing opportunity for many. The float pods have become more aesthetically pleasing and more ergonomically supportive. Additionally, the medical professionals are conducting real world studies on how float therapy can improve the life of many.
The float room is the sanctuary that houses the float pod, the shower and the warmth and silence of tranquility. Floating is not sensory deprivation, it is more like sensory enhancement. During the float session, one becomes more in tune with their breathing, their heart rate, and their self. Allowing the individual to develop the tools necessary for physical and mental recovery.
An inner peace can be achieved through float therapy. But like other modalities, float therapy is not a silver bullet. The individual must search for a combination of recovery methods for maximum benefits. However, float therapy is the only modality that can eliminate the effects of gravity to allow the body to recover physically. It is also the only modality that creates a calming environment to allow the brain to recover from multiple and over stimulating environments.
Adrian D. Hope