The Temperature Myth

A Cool Float Beats the Okanagan Heat Better Than an Icy Plunge!

Ahhh!! Here we go! Sweet Summer in the Okanagan!

Typically, the last two weeks of July and the first week of August is the hottest time in the Okanagan. For most of us, it’s the time we wait for and the reason we live here. We lucky valley residents love to brag about how we sleep down in the basement or on the screen porch to stay cool. We boast that we only BBQ, because we don’t want to add extra heat to the house. We exchange and exaggerate our methods of keeping cool, over a cold one.

Maintaining or beginning a regular float routine is a healthy and moderate way to keep your cool and your Zen. The clean, salty water of the float tanks at Gravity, are kept a couple of degrees below body temperature making for a refreshing yet comfortable float. It’s not the shocking plunge off the tail of a speed boat, rather it’s a sustainable temperature differential that is both cooling and relaxing.

Added benefits of a cool 90-minute float treatment include, the potential for a deep sleep, some private time with your thoughts as well as a tech-fast. (aka, time away from all things electronic). There’s also no traffic congestion, no noisy boat engines and no line ups at the fuel pumps. It’s just a cool, break on a hot day. Your heart rate is slowing down already – right!

If you’re considering a cryo session as way of taking the heat off- give that idea some extra thought. Save the icy nitro blast for the days when muscle fatigue, inflammation caused by arthritis, fibromyalgia or over training are taking a toll. The chill of cryotherapy is primarily medicinal rather than soothing. Stick to regular floating for temperature moderation.

Now, put some wet pint glasses into the freezer so they’ll be frosty for happy hour. And cut the lawn, tomorrow.



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. [email protected]