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It’s Not A Coffin…

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Carrie @ Season It Already!

    I’ve never heard of this before and don’t really understand it. Do you have a link to the location?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Sure, here is their website: This is some of the info too:

      Not having to fight gravity lets your muscles, joints, and bones take a well-deserved break. Your body suddenly has loads of extra resources (usually spent supporting your weight, regulating temperature, and trying not to get speeding tickets), which it gets to focus on things like healing and resting.

      Without old-man gravity pushing you down all the time, your spine lengthens an inch, chronic pain is relieved, and your muscles get to fully rest. Unlike lying on a mattress, lying in water allows blood to flow freely all throughout your body. There’s no need to readjust your position to get comfortable.

      About 40 minutes into your float your brain stops producing its normal Alpha waves and starts churning out Theta waves. These are responsible for that ‘between-waking-and-sleeping’ state, and you make them naturally every night before you conk out. While it only lasts for a few sparse moments in your bed, you can achieve a prolonged Theta state in the tank, a state of consciousness that is usually only seen in children and people who have spent years practicing meditation.

      Even the magnesium-based Epsom salts we use in the tank are good for you. They soften and replenish your skin, and help counteract the magnesium deficiency that most of us have due to depleted magnesium levels in our soil. They’re also kosher, just in case you want to float in water that has been blessed by a Rabbi.

  2. bethh

    I’m SO GLAD you wrote about this. I won a certificate to go here in a raffle, and I haven’t booked it yet even though I’ve been wanting to try a float for several years. So yay, this will serve as my cheat sheet so I can go directly to advanced maneuvers! 😀

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh good! Let me know when you try it what you think!

      1. bethh

        I did my float yesterday! It was okay.. but I found it kind of boring. I also get bored in hot tubs and baths, though.

        For the first half or so I kept wondering what time it was, how soon would it be over, etc. By the time the music came on to signal the end I think I was in a bit of a zoned-out state, I’m not really sure. Mostly I spent the whole time splooshing around – pushing off with my hands over my head, then pushing off with my feet when I hit the bottom, bouncing slowly from side to side.

        I’ll go back since I have a certificate worth two more visits, but I didn’t feel like I got a huge benefit from it. I actually felt pretty wide-awake especially at the beginning, but I think I was very well-rested after a lot of biking on Friday & Saturday!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          I felt similarly the first time I went. I was told it takes a few times to see benefits from it. I need to try it again and see.

  3. Biz

    Nope, no thank you. The thought of being enclosed in that thing gives me the heebie jeebies! Glad you finally got to relax!

    I know its weird, but when I got to bed, I lay down, and I say out loud “no more thinking, it’s time to sleep” and I am usually asleep in 5 minutes and I don’t wake up until 2 minutes before my alarm goes off. My husband? Tosses and turns almost every night. I wish I could give my gift of sleep to some people!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You are so lucky. My brain just doesn’t work that way. 🙁

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