Check-in at reception. We’ll show you to your float room, and answer any questions you may have.
Shower and insert ear plugs.
Enter the float pod, relax in to the water, and float effortlessly.
Slowly let your cares and stress float away.
You will begin to feel relaxed, peaceful, and CALM.
At peace, your mind is free to feel creatively inspired.
5 minutes before the end of your session, music will gently ease you out of your float.
Exit the pod, and shower to rinse off the salt water.
Return to your day with new focus and energy.
Floating Best Practices — Before You Float
Pre-Float Physical Activities
We have found performing physical activity (yoga, cardio, or resistance training) before you float can greatly enhance your floating experience. Your body has expended pent-up energy, muscles and tissues are loose and flowing with blood, your mind is clear and calm. Combining this with floating can help create an even deeper state of meditation.
A full stomach is not great for floating, nor is an empty stomach. Having a light, easily digestible snack 1.5 to 2 hours pre-float is ideal. Nuts, fruit, juice, or smoothies are good options.
Being dehydrated before your float is not ideal. A healthy daily hydration practice is just plain good for your optimal health.
Be sure to use the washroom prior to showering before you float. Talk about a distraction.
Techniques While Floating
1. With your arms at your side, palms down
2. Arms over-head with your palms up
Play around with the two to see which feels more comfortable for your body. Those with upper back or neck issues will probably find arms over your head more comfortable.
Also, to avoid “ping-ponging” from side to side, try to position your body in the middle of your float pod. To do this, place your arms and legs against the sides to position your torso in the middle, and once you feel the water to be calm, slowly and evenly retract your limbs back to the mid-line of your body. Once you like your position and feel comfortable try to remain still while consciously relaxing all of your muscles.
Don’t “try” to do anything during your float. Don’t force or expect something to happen. These expectations are the exact opposite from what you want to be doing during your float. Let your mind go and just be present. Repetition of a focus word such as “peace”, “relax”, or “let go” spoken in your mind in unison with your exhalation can be helpful at first, but the message here is to just let go of conscious control.
With external stimulation at a minimum, your nervous system will turn up the volume to try and sense anything. Since there is still “nothing” coming in there is a great opportunity to experience your senses with a focus you may have never experienced before. Watch your ego melt away and observe your thoughts, emotions and sensations without judgment or limitations.
Fall Floating can’t come soon enough for this soon to be first time floater!
OMG… It’s almost time for Winnipeg to get Floating!! The build out is coming along on schedule and its full steam ahead. Fall is just around the corner and I for one can’t wait to get floating. As a mom and an athlete this center couldn’t have come into my life at a better time.
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