Performance Enhancement thru Float Therapy

The highly anticipated September issue of Vogue is out and is in the hands of every woman who cares about transitioning themselves stylishly, into fall. In it, Hollywood’s ‘it’ girl Jennifer Lawrence is described as gamely agreeing to Float in a sensory deprivation tank, to help her relax following the filming of weird (yes!) and artistic (Really??) movie Mother!

“Here’s the basic idea: You enter a room (alone), strip down, step into a handsome white tank that looks a little like an early-generation iPod, and close the lid. You float there by yourself, in the darkness for an hour, just you and your thoughts, and, if you like, a little music. It’s pretty trippy.” Sept 2017. Vogue Condé Nast

JLaw is not alone.

Gravity Float Therapy is the gateway to a modern meditative state. It is the point at where both mind and body begin to slip into deeper consciousness, triggering relaxation and allowing performance visualization: typically unavailable to the busy, overloaded brain. Professional Athletes, Actors, Stand-up Comedians, Chefs, have all found their way to their best selves through REST: Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique.

Steph Curry, point guard for the Golden State Warriors uses Float Therapy for its mental and physical advantages…

“It’s an opportunity to relax, for one. And it obviously has some physical benefits as well, with (the magnesium in) the salt, being able to relax those sore muscles. But to get away from the demands and all the stimuli we have in the world and in our lives, that was the main draw. When I get in the tank, I lean back, try to take a couple of deep breaths, ground myself and commence the floating… I have a clear head when it’s done, and it shows in the days after floating. It gives me a nice boost of focus and perspective. The more I do it, the more I get from it.” Watch Curry in the FLOAT tank.

Kirstin Wiig, comedian, actress describes her float experience…

The water’s the temperature of your body so you kind of really just feel nothing. And I was in there for an hour and 45 minutes. I didn’t realize I was in there that long…you come out and everything’s great…it last for a while, and your skin feels really good. I did it again.”

Anthony Bourdain, chef, author, world traveler, style icon…

“An hour in the tank and I’d come out relaxed, rested, my back feeling amazing, and in good shape to interact with normal, non-restaurant people. Interestingly, I found that for a day or two after floating, my experience of colors and flavors would be much more acute and intense. Reds were redder, blues brighter, and the taste of food more explosive. Lying in the tank, I’d feel like I was moving through space, my brain speaking to itself in an unfamiliar language.”

Kelowna’s celebs float at Gravity Float & Wellness. Stay tuned for local super stars sharing their experiences right here!

Seeking pain management, healing from injury, reducing stress, anxiety and depression and enhancing life’s performance. Take your REST to a whole new level with Gravity’s Float Therapy in Kelowna’s Mission.

It’s simple. Float, relax, chill out and heal.

Lorraine Miller
Lorraine Miller
Lorraine Miller is a lifestyle writer whose articles and blogs feature interesting people, places and businesses. A former educator, she is a community volunteer and loves living and writing in the Okanagan.