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If you are battling breast cancer, you know the stress that comes from a tough diagnosis and constant medical procedures. Whether you are dealing with a mastectomy, chemotherapy, or radiation, breast cancer treatments can be stressful and painful. Float therapy is a great compliment to tradition treatments for breast cancer because it promotes both physical … Continue reading “How Floating Can Relieve Stress for Breast Cancer Patients”

If you or a loved one is facing a cancer diagnosis, you know that there are a variety of therapies available. Between your doctor’s recommended treatment plan, other medical interventions, and homeopathic treatment supplements creating a cancer treatment plan can be overwhelming. Regardless of the treatment you choose, float therapy can be a great way … Continue reading “Can Float Therapy Help With Cancer Treatment?”

When you first try float therapy, you will be amazed at the weightless sensation that comes from floating. But how does your body stay afloat during this treatment? It might feel like magic, but this buoyant sensation is actually caused by the same natural ingredient responsible for float therapy’s soothing health benefits. Below, we will … Continue reading “How Does My Body Stay Buoyant During Float Therapy?”

We all know the feeling of getting pruney, wrinkly skin after spending time in the bathtub. You might wonder if you will experience this during your float therapy session. After all, you will be spending an extended period of time in the water. Many people are surprised to learn that their skin won’t get wrinkly … Continue reading “Will My Skin Get Wrinkly From Floating?”

Float therapy and massage therapy are both holistic tools that have been proven to reduce pain and promote muscle relaxation. While these therapies are effective on their own, they can be combined for even greater health benefits. In this article, we will explain how massage can be added to your float therapy regimen for maximum … Continue reading “Float Therapy and Massage: A Powerful Combination”

We all know that getting a massage can be a nice way to relax. But did you know this common spa treatment also has serious health benefits? Massage therapists have been helping patients live pain-free lives for thousands of years. Keep reading to learn how this holistic treatment can improve your health. What is Massage? … Continue reading “Health Benefits of Massage”

If you are struggling with addiction, you know that your symptoms can affect both the body and the mind. To truly heal from addiction, it is important to take a holistic, full-body approach that addresses both physical and mental symptoms. Unfortunately, many traditional methods address only one or the other. Keep reading to learn how … Continue reading “How Floating Heals Both Mental and Physical Addiction Symptoms”

Addiction is a painful experience. If you are struggling with substance abuse, you might feel powerless against your addiction. Fortunately, you are not alone. There are many different tools that are available to help you cope with your addiction. In addition to traditional tools like psychotherapy and medical support, float therapy can help you overcome … Continue reading “Struggling With Addiction? Float Therapy is a Powerful Recovery Tool”

Arthritis pain can be devastating. If you suffer from this condition, you know that painful, inflamed joints can be a constant struggle. Sometimes, this pain is so severe that it can stop you from doing the activities that you enjoy. Did you know that floating can reduce your arthritis symptoms? Whether you are looking for … Continue reading “How Floating Reduces Arthritis Pain”

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) affects millions of American every year. People who have PTSD deal with psychological symptoms such as flashback episodes, severe anxiety, and nightmares. These problems are often severe, leaving people with the condition desperate for relief. While conventional treatments for PTSD are limited, new studies are showing that float therapy might … Continue reading “Can Float Therapy Reduce PTSD Symptoms?”

Is floating the right treatment for your type of pain? Floating has numerous therapeutic benefits and people use it to relieve a countless number of symptoms. Below are a few common problems that people alleviate with floating. Muscle Pain and Tension Whether you’re an athlete, busy parent, or office worker, muscle pain can impact your … Continue reading “What Types of Pain Can Be Treated With Floating?”

If you’re suffering from pain, you are probably desperate to find relief. With the number of treatment options that exist today, you might feel overwhelmed as you search for the solution that works for you. You don’t have to try dozens of treatments before finding relief! Read on to learn how floating can help you … Continue reading “Why Choose Floating For Pain Relief?”

When you’re an athlete, it’s easy to overextend yourself. You’re at the top of your game. You’re training hard and competing even harder. When it comes down to the wire, you push yourself to the limit because you’re in it to win it. Unfortunately, that can take a toll on your body. You may have … Continue reading “Floating for Athletic Recovery”

There are so many reasons why losing weight might be a priority. It could be as simple as trying to eliminate those last 10 pounds to feel fit or as complicated as losing weight in order to avoid serious health consequences. If your objective is to drop a few pounds and get healthier, you might … Continue reading “Why Floating for Weight Loss Works”

Magnesium is an essential mineral that is vital to our health. It works with important body processes to aid in regulating muscles, including the heart. It helps control your nervous system, makes protein, bone and DNA, plays a role in blood sugar and blood pressure levels, and helps you get restful sleep. Without it, your … Continue reading “Floating to Help Magnesium Deficiency”

Fibromyalgia has been a hot topic for the past few years. In the not-so-distant past, a large opinion circulated declaring it didn’t exist. It does exist and it is life-altering. Fibromyalgia is associated with pain, muscle tension, anxiety and stress. Pain is amplified by the way the brain processes pain signals. While there is no … Continue reading “Fibromyalgia and Floating: Peaceful Pain Relief”

If you’re not familiar with the concept of a float tank, it is a full-body relaxation experience. iSofloat has float rooms, filled with 10” of water. Epsom salt, which has the mineral magnesium, is added to the water for a weightless feeling. There is no light or sound, so your brain has a chance to … Continue reading “Discover the Benefits of Floating During Pregnancy”

The float room, also known as a sensory deprivation room, removes outside stimulation. The float rooms at iSofloat measure 6’ wide by 8’ long and are 7’ high. They are totally enclosed. There is no light or sound. There is only 10 inches of heated water and Epsom salt to help you float, weightlessly. While … Continue reading “Increase Your Creativity in a Float Room”

Everyone knows what the word “floating” means, but we’re not talking about how you float in the pool or how a boat floats on the lake. The floating we’re talking about goes deeper than that. Sure, there’s water, but there are other factors, too. We are talking about floating in a float room, otherwise known … Continue reading “The Spiritual Practice of Floating”

If it seems like anxiety is an epidemic, you’re not too far off the mark. Anxiety is a general word that includes Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), specific phobias (like agoraphobia: fear of places or situations where you can’t escape easily) and panic disorder. According to DoSomething.org, anxiety is … Continue reading “Reducing Anxiety Through Floating”

If you’re considering float therapy, you’re likely wondering about the risks and benefits. Bathing in Epsom salt in a float therapy setting provides you with a wide variety of health and wellness benefits with no clinical evidence to support any risk whatsoever. Here are some of the things you can expect Epsom salt to do … Continue reading “The Benefits of Bathing with Epsom Salt”

Float therapy offers pain relief, relaxation, and a host benefits to your overall well being. More than just a break from a hectic life, floatation therapy can help people with anxiety disorders by enhancing interoceptive awareness. History of Float Therapy Float therapy has been around for over 60 years and is known for its many … Continue reading “Enhancing Interoceptive Awareness Through Flotation Environments”

Thoughts of floating conjure peaceful feelings of buoyancy and light, gentle drifting. So, it should come as no surprise that the anti-gravity properties of the iSofloat floatation room are therapeutic. Our float therapy is a sensory deprivation practice that allows you to reach levels of deep relaxation and physical recovery. By placing your body in … Continue reading “4 Great Benefits of Anti-Gravity Floating”

Water can be relaxing on its own. Consider the popularity of taking a bubble bath after a long day at work or a hot shower when you don’t feel well; however, Epsom salt can make water even more restorative. Scientifically known as hydrated magnesium sulfate, Epsom salt helps create a better balance between calcium and … Continue reading “The Risk & Benefits Of Benefits of Bathing with Epsom Salt”

“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” – Confucius Mediation is familiar to me. Since the beginning of this year, I began to do it regularly and watched in amazement as my world started to change. Suddenly I was no longer a prisoner to my thoughts. I became a witness. I calmly watched the … Continue reading “My Floating Experience”

Most guys find it easy to discuss sports or vent about work. But talk about their health? Nope, that’s not happening, well, at least not for the majority of men, reports a Cleveland Clinic men’s health survey of 500 men ages 18 to 70. The national telephone survey found that 53 percent of men do … Continue reading “How Men Can Be More Proactive With Their Health”

The answer is “yes”, of course. As athletes we are competitive and want to win otherwise we would be athletes. Floating is becoming more and more popular with athletes. Why? Floating simply helps you train to be faster, better, stronger. It also reduces injuries being that it is such an efficient recovery tool. Floating has … Continue reading “Athletes: Looking to reduce recovery time and increase performance?”

Seventy-one percent (71%) of the earth’s surface is covered by water.  Sixty percent (60%) of our bodies are made of water.  I don’t know about you but I find something so cathodic about salt water and sea air.  It’s healing to my soul, my body, my mind.  If you’ve ever been to the beach you’ve … Continue reading “Our Special Salt Water”

We quite often get asked, “At what age can my child float?”  Answer: Any age.  We have some general guidelines to help our young floaters but we never say no to floating.  Our youngest floater to date has been a seven year old and she floated 45 minutes on her first float!!  We were quite … Continue reading “Too Young To float”

A two Part Series 6) SLEEP, sweet SLEEP. To stay healthy the average person needs 8 to 9 hours of sleep a night. Add on any demands of working out or stress, your body demands even more to be health. Most American’s do not get enough sleep, yet alone QUALITY sleep. Many of us are … Continue reading “10 Reason to Float”

A two Part Series 1) It makes you feel gooey and GOOD! It today’s hectic world to have NO demands on you for 60 minutes is pure heaven! You float effortlessly for an hour (or longer if you like). The effortlessness comes from the environment we create with the temperature of the water and the … Continue reading “10 Reason to Float”

I had two surgeries that laid me up for almost six months in 2017. If it wasn’t for you, our awesome clients (and Jim, who am I kidding), I’m not sure I would have made it out the other side. We appreciate each and everyone of you. Small Business Ownership has its challenges and our … Continue reading “I’m humbled when I look back at 2017”

1:58 am and Salty Bacon is snoring in my ear. I blink several times in the pitch black, take a couple of deep breaths and then my mind is off to the races. DANG IT!! I wasn’t able to shut my mind down before it took off. I close my eyes and tell myself to … Continue reading “Insomnia, Breaking The Curse with Floating”

“I’m claustrophobic” is something we hear more than not from clients looking at floating.  First, what is Claustrophobia?  “Claustrophobia is a form of anxiety disorder, in which an irrational fear of having no escape or being closed-in can lead to a panic attack.”, according to Medical News Today.  Does this sound like anybody?  Me, me, … Continue reading “Floating and Claustrophobia”

Lets start with a definition of “Mental Health” so that we are all on the same page.  Mental Health as defined by Wikipedia is “the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment”. From the perspective of positive psychology or holism, mental health may include an individual’s ability to enjoy … Continue reading “Mental Health and Floating”

Like most things in life, striking a healthy balance in your diet is a back and forth type of mission. On some days, you eat heart-healthy, nutritious foods from sun up to sun down and others? Well, let’s just call those “cheat days.” But while you’re paying mind to the food you put in your … Continue reading “Drinking In the Benefits of Alkaline Water”

From CEOs to athletes to the every day, hardworking men and women across our country, people are turning to new methods for releasing their stress, anxieties and pain- both physically and mentally. And while there are many different ways to replace or address the chaos in your life, some are finding that nothing works as … Continue reading “Floating: The Secret Weapon of Athletes”

We’re quite certain that many of you understand how the blood vessels in your circulatory system work to transport blood throughout your body. What we’ve found, however, is that many are still unaware of how crucially vital another system is within your body – the lymphatic system. This network of lymphatic vessels, which is also … Continue reading “New Methods for Improving Your Lymphatic Health”

At iSofloat, we take pride in offering only top of the line, safe and effective treatments and therapies to ensure that every time you step through our doors, you are excited about the results that you KNOW are waiting for you. That’s why, iSofloat is thrilled to be revealing our newest treatment – full body … Continue reading “Body Wrap Your Body Healthy”

Did you know that Epsom salt, the go-to remedy known to cure much that ails, is in fact, NOT really salt in the terms of traditional table salt like most of us think? It’s true- this naturally occurring mineral is actually a compound of magnesium and sulfate, as opposed to table salt, which is made … Continue reading “Epsom Salt & Your Body”

For every business, one of the most crucial aspects of operations is hiring a successful, hard working and motivated team, to keep your business moving and aligned in the direction you envision. While, that is a complicated process, often times the benefits of having the right people in place, far outweigh the stress of implementing … Continue reading “Floating Towards Employee Health and Happiness”

Years ago, when athletes finished a rigorous event or activity, you would head straight to a hot tub or ice bath, to heal your aches and pains.  However, today’s athletes are turning to a revolutionary therapy that is changing the way you can repair, from the inside out. Amazing research is proving time and time … Continue reading “Float Therapy & Sports Recovery”

Did you know that over 40 million Americans suffer from the same psychiatric condition, often leaving them paralyzed with fear, panic or obsession?  Yes, in fact anxiety is the most common of all conditions, twice that of depression, and something that has quickly become an epidemic in the 21st century. The term “anxiety” can be … Continue reading “5 Ways Floating Can Help Diminish Anxiety”

Close your eyes and imagine yourself high above the clouds, weightlessly floating with nothing but the thoughts in your head and a calm over your body.  Though such a pleasurable and carefree experience may seem out of reach, others would argue that it is the exact feeling experienced by a visit to a float room. … Continue reading “5 Ways “Anti-Gravity” Floating Helps Your Mind, Body and Spirit”

Stress reduction, energy rejuvenation, and relief of intense body pain are just some of the reasons people are truly beginning to jump on board the floatation therapy train.  Across the world, a practice that actually started in the 1950’s, is getting attention from everyone from millennials looking for new ways of meditation to veterans suffering … Continue reading “5 Reasons to Try an Overnight Float”

I got a special podcast today. In Episode 32, I’m going to discuss my last 2 floating experiences. Yes, that’s what I said, floating experiences. What is floating? I’m going to read this from where I floated at iSofloat here in San Antonio. It’s a new float lab that just opened up.

Welcome back to another episode of the Fed and Fit podcast. Today is a very special episode because we are going to get a little geeky, a little sciencey. I know that there are some listeners here who have told me that they love those kinds of episodes and we’re going to do it today … Continue reading “Fed & Fit Podcast: Benefits of Floating with iSofloat”

Specializing in Restrictive Environmental Stimuli Therapy (REST) is Open for Business PRESS RELEASE  UPDATED: NOV 7, 2016 Ready to heal San Antonio with the most powerful therapy available. San Antonio, Texas, November 7, 2016 (Newswire.com) – iSofloat is a specialized float therapy center that focuses on Restrictive Environmental Stimuli Therapy (REST), also known as “floating”.  Floating is a tool … Continue reading “iSofloat Press Release”

PTSD is increasing at an alarming rate amongst active duty servicemen and women, veterans and non-veterans alike. In time,  PTSD may lead to multiple prescribed medications, a disconnect from family and friends, and an increased rate of suicide. Now there is an alternative treatment for these individuals that are suffering from PTSD, called Float Therapy. … Continue reading “Float Therapy – A treatment for PTSD”

Does the floating equipment make a difference? In one simple answer, yes! There are tons of different ways that you can experience sensory deprivation with devices such as float rooms, float pods, or float rooms. Although each device does the same thing, we’ve found that the float room has a few extra benefits. Here’re some … Continue reading “Float Room or Float Pod…that is the question.”

With the Olympic games right around the corner, find out how floatation therapy is helping the athletes prepare. We will be open in a few short weeks!  ‪#‎Rio2016‬ http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/mind-body/meditation/sensory-deprivation/  

Stephen Curry is one of the hottest commodities in the basketball realm right now.  Just two days ago, for the first time in NBA history he was unanimously voted the 2016 MVP.  This is the second year in a row Curry has won the NBA’s MVP award.  I have to say impressive.  Now, San Antonio’s … Continue reading “If Stephen Curry is doing it, maybe I should too?”

Ringing phones, the constant “ding” of emails coming into your inbox, text messages coming multiple at a time from the group text message.  I’m not sure how many of you remember the “Ahhhh Calgon Take Me Away” commercial form 1988?  I remember it and often feel like I live it on a daily basis.  There … Continue reading “Over Stimulation”

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