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We get asked all the time, "What's the best way to get started?" Here's the answer...
So, you just finished your first float and you feel amazing. It took a while, but your mind finally quieted, the tension you usually carry in your neck and shoulders melted away, the pain in your back melted away, and now you're sitting in the lounge feeling lighter, more centered than you have in a long time.
You might ask yourself, "Is this what it feels like to be pain/stress free?"
The answer is probably yes. We are more stressed at this point in human history than probably ever before which is odd, considering that most of us aren't fighting tigers or avoiding snakes on a daily basis. In the absence of real stressors, we seem to create our own. Our jobs become as stressful as going to war, checking our Instagram makes us feel as vulnerable and insecure as being excommunicated from our tribe. We're no less stressed, it's just that the stressors have evolved.
This creates a nasty cycle. It starts with the stress we feel, it gets worse when we feel unworthy of having that stress, and still worse when that thought "I shouldn't feel this way, my life is pretty good by comparison" prevents us from doing anything about it. Before we know what hit us, we feel physical or emotional pain, we lean on coping mechanisms to take the edge off in the short term, we end up feeling worse in the long term, then we end up hating ourselves for the coping mechanisms we've chosen.
There's a different way.
It starts with learning to recognize when we feel stressed. For me, my ears start to ring worse than normal, my shoulders are stuck up by my ears and cupped forward, I load weight on my left hip, my mind is buzzing with all the things I should be, know, or do to feel better. The stress saps my energy and prevents me from doing the things I know I should do, and I start leaning on my preferred coping mechanisms. That's when I know it's time to float. If this sounds familiar, you might find great benefits from floating.
But where do you start?
1. A Private Sauna Room for You
You know the feeling: you're in that old sauna at the gym clinching your teeth, hoping no one else comes. Before you know it, you're surrounded by other gym-goers who can't wait to talk about politics, completely oblivious to the volume of their voice. They go in and out of the door, letting all the heat out. They skipped deodorant today and the pre-sauna shower. Meanwhile, the sound of AC-DC's Dirty Deeds is still clearly audible from the weight room.
Our sauna is in its own private room with changing area, shower and a state-of-the-art infrared sauna. When you book the sauna, it's all yours. No one will try to chat or do some weird, unnecessary naked yoga in front of you.
How starting a little, retail business set me on the path to spiritual advancement.
Ever since the first time I floated, I knew I was going to open a float center. It was just something I had to do. What I experienced in the tank that day changed me forever and starting and running this business over the last two years has been nothing short of the perfect script for spiritual advancement. I’ve learned more than I ever dreamed of about myself, business and the meaning of life through this process but I didn’t come at all the way I expected. Or, gently.
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