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How Often Do I Need To Float To See Benefits?

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Flotation therapy is a popular method for stress relief, muscle relaxation, mindful thinking, and much more. But how much time do you have to put in to reap the benefits? Floating can be viewed as a practice, much like yoga. What one person gains from floating can vary widely from the next. One person might be able to shut his mind down on his first float and leave refreshed, while another may take a few visits to learn how to quiet himself and release tension. But the more you practice, the better you’ll get at relaxing, letting your mind wander,…

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4 Ways Floating Can Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Goals

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Whether you’re new to exercise or just looking to amp up your routine for 2018, increasing the frequency and intensity of workouts is a common New Year’s goal. But with the increased activity can come fatigue, soreness, and even injury which can sideline you and hamper your goals. Floating, though, can help you continue to perform at top level all year long. Here are 4 ways regular floating can help you reach all those New Year’s fitness goals: Helps Heal & Prevent Injury Unfortunately, participating in physical activity can lead to injury, either from overuse, pushing too hard, or a…

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Living with Lyme: How Floating Has Helped Christina Murphy’s Lyme Disease Symptoms

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For Christina Murphy, some days are better than others. After being diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease in 2009, she has had good days and bad days, riding with the ebb and flow of her symptoms. She’s tried acupuncture, Chinese herbals, antibiotics, prescription-grade supplements, and seeing a Lyme-literate doctor. Her insurance didn’t cover the Lyme-literate doctor. A friend had told her about a float center about 40 minutes from her home, but the stars never aligned properly for Christina to drive all that way. In late 2016, she heard that a float center, Float Frederick, was opening near her home (The…

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Top 7 Gifts for Healthy Holiday Giving

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The 2017 holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to start pulling out your gift lists and checking them twice. Sure, you could buy the latest gadget or that luxe cashmere sweater for your loved one, but how about a gift that will promote wellness once the holiday rush has ended? At Light Side Floats, we have compiled a list of our 7 favorite gifts for healthy holiday giving this year: Light Side Floats Gift Card What better way to help your giftee recover from all that holiday stress than with an hour in a float tank or a…

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5 Ways Floating Can Help Your Chronic Back Pain

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Back pain is an exceedingly common, and annoying, condition for many Americans. According to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is the second most common reason each year for doctor visits. An estimated $50 billion is spent each year by Americans trying to eliminate back pain. Some of that money is going toward prescription opioids, as a recent NPR survey shows an estimated 40 percent of those complaining of lower back pain received prescription painkillers. These dangerous, addiction-forming drugs are not recommended as the first course of treatment for those with back pain. If you want to avoid some of…

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