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Good News Monday: Sensory Deprivation Float Tanks Rise


Dear Wellness Seekers,

Good News Monday: Sensory Deprivation Float Tanks Rise in popularity pointing to a new appreciation for the value they bring to us if we choose to indulge in the experience. Have you heard of them or better yet tried one?

I had my first experience in a floatation pod in Kansas City about three years ago at a new medical Briar Cliff Village. The medical staff there suggested I try it to relieve stress from my intense travel and high pressure work environment during a particularly challenging time when I was consulting as an ex pat away from home for extended periods of time.

Now the NYTimes on Sunday featured the trend toward new salons opening across the country offering sensory deprivation chambers as a way for our over stimulated society to find peace for all the devices that invade every moment of our lives. The article is titled: “Climb In, Tune In: After Decades, Awash Again in Float Tanks”. It is truly difficult to find a moments peace anywhere today. Everyone expects us to be connected and accessible 24/7. There is no place to hide unless we deliberately disconnect ourselves in peaceful bliss.

Surprisingly the article was included in the main section not relegated to the Personal Journal or Style Sections. This is a true indication of the growing newsworthiness of wellness industry trends. It is good to see a subject like this taken seriously today. Spanista believes our souls hunger to peace – some turn to meditation and I myself profess the virtues of reflection walks to combining both cardio with a type of mindfulness.

Initially, the thought of a laying down in a small closed chamber initiallyGood-News-Monday:-Sensory-Deprivation-Float-Tanks-Rise-2.jpegPINIMAGEmade me feel a bit claustrophobic. But once I was able to relax in the saline water solution  and let my body float with out effort, Spanista begins to feel the benefits of the solitudinal experience. As a result I was able to feel the tension leave the muscles throughout – from head to toe restoring a sense of calmness in my mind and heart.

Good News Monday: Sensory Deprivation Float Tanks Rise in availability brings about it hope that more people are finding their way to experiment with self care solutions that provide them with some sense of relief from the noisy world about us.  Rather than try to describe the unique sensations and outcomes to you – Spanista suggests you give it a try especially if you think your are in an extreme stress state of mind – seek a place to disconnect and beginning healing your body. Find a a high quality spa provider who takes care of clients – they will guide you through it.

Give it a try – let us know what your experienced.

To Your Self Care Journey To Joy,


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