My Fall & Float Into Fitness journey is now complete! I will write a wrap up story later this week, but FIRST I wanted to give you an inside look at floating. I had so many questions first going into floating, many of which were centered around nervous anticipation, but now I absolutely love it! It’s unbelievably relaxing and I have already signed up for my next three floats.
I interviewed Casey Campbell, Owner – check out our interview below!
What is floating?
- Floating is where enter a tank or pod and your body floats in a salt water solution. We dilute epsom salt in water and it allows your body to effortlessly float.
- Floating naturally increases your dopamine and endorphin levels, boosting your mood and leaving you with a pleasant afterglow that lasts for days afterwards.
What is the history behind floating?
- Floating has been around for over 40 years! The first concept of floating involved being fully submerged in the water. Now you can just lay peacefully on the water with no effort.
How did you first hear about it?
- I stumbled across a video about floating on social media.
What inspired you to start Midwest Float?
- Floating had such a profound impact on me that I wanted to share it with the world and help others experience the benefits as I did.
What benefits can floating offer?
- Benefits of floating are three-fold: relaxation, physical wellness and personal growth
What would you say to a first-time floater who is hesitant about it?
- I would tell them most everyone is always hesitant about trying something new, especially floating. New things can be scary but also exciting! You’re in control of your entire float so just make yourself feel comfortable.
What do you recommend as a “standard” float schedule?
- I would recommend a float practice of at least twice a month but ideally once a week. The accumulating benefits of floating are amazing and the more you float, the more benefits you will see.
How many floats does it take to see the benefits of floating?
- It usually takes about 3 floats before you start to understand it and to find your float rhythm but some people get it right away. We always encourage people to do it 3 times in a short amount of time to develop their specific float practice.
What do you personally like about floating?
- What I like is the chance to allow my body to decompress and to go in and explore my creative side.