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Still Waters float spa encourgages sensory relief, resulting in profound mental and physical relaxation. You only need to lie back and the R.E.S.T. will happen.

You will float naturally and spontaneously without effort.

Still Waters float spa provides R.E.S.T. in five essential ways:
stimulus is reduced in a light proof room. If desired a soft light is available at your fingertips.
stimulus is reduced in a soundproof room. Wind down with mellow music or in the serene silence.
stimulation is reduced in the warm mineral enriched water. The water's temperature matches your body's as you float tranquilly.
makes no demands upon your body. The spa holds 750 lbs of Epsom salts dissolved in the warm water. The dense salt solution allows your body to float like a cork.
interaction is not a distraction. You are free to spend time in quiet contemplation, creative visualisation or napping as the R.E.S.T. restores harmony within you.

Frequently asked Questions:

What effects does the salt have on my hair and skin?
The Epsom salt solution seems to be beneficial to the skin and harmless to the hair. Magnesium sulfate is known to relax and soothe tired muscles.

Do you wear anything while floating?
Since floating is a private experience most people don’t wear anything. What you wear would probably be a distraction. Imagine it as similar to getting into your bathtub.

How do you keep the water clean?
Like all commercial pools or spas, we run a spa filter. While the filter runs an ozonator provides further purification. When a person is in R.E.S.T. the filter is off. We run the filter after every float session. The spa filter is cleaned after every 15 floats. A bromine sanitizer is used regularly in smaller amounts compared to a conventional spa because the Epsom salt solution does most of the sanitizing work. In addition to the normal floatation tank filtration system, we use an ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT PURIFICATION system.

Like the Dead Sea the dense salt solution does not support life. Fresh filtered water is added as needed.

Can I eat before I R.E.S.T.?
You can eat. If you eat a heavy meal you may spend time listening to your digestive tract. However, if you’re hungry, you may spend time listening to your digestive tract. Moderation is best. Also, caffeinated beverages ingested within four hours of your float session will most likely interfere with your ability to relax.

How long do people float?
An hour of R.E.S.T. is the standard, though people do float for shorter periods of time. Others prefer to float for two or more hours.

Do pregnant women float?
Yes. The reports from pregnant women have been enthusiastic. Please check with your doctor or midwife before floating.

Can I use the float spa while menstruating?
Yes, if your menses is not heavy and you use a tampon.

Can two people float together?
We don’t recommend it. R.E.S.T. is intended to be a private experience.

Is it dangerous to fall asleep while in R.E.S.T.?
It is safe to sleep while floating. Some people use the float spa for sleeping. The dense salt solution would make it difficult to roll over. If you did manage to roll over, the salt in your eyes, nose or mouth would quickly wake you up.

What will it be like for me?
Floating is a very individual experience. Many people have observed that every time it’s a little different. The most common reports are that one attains profound peace and relaxation, mental clarity and enhanced creativity.

Will I feel claustrophobic?
Some people have fears before they R.E.S.T. for the first time. Common fears are based upon the thought that you won’t be in control of your experience. At Still Waters you are in complete control because you can go in and out of the float spa or float with the door open or closed. Your float session is in a spacious room, not in the commonly used “float tank”. The spa’s light and sound system is within your reach while you are in R.E.S.T. Your float guide can answer specific questions or make suggestions to ensure an enjoyable experience for you. Just make yourself comfortable. It’s common for any lingering fears to dissolve during your first float.

Do I need to float more than once?
You will undoubtedly benefit from one R.E.S.T. session. Research has shown that the benefits are cumulative and long lasting. The more you float the more you benefit.

Is there a best time for R.E.S.T.?
No. This is a matter of personal preference. The best way to find out is to float at various times throughout the day.

Will I be able to resume daily activities soon after R.E.S.T.?
Yes. It may be good to plan your day so you don’t have to rush off into busy activity immediately after R.E.S.T.

Is there anyone who should not float?
We don’t recommend floating for epileptics not medically controlled, for people intoxicated with drugs or alcohol or for those with infectious diseases.

Can children float?
Yes. A mother sat in with her ten year old son. He sleeps with a light and was reluctant to float. Moments after entering the float spa he swayed and played, fascinated by his “super unsinkable” body. Five minutes later he turned off the music and the light and soon said “I feel unusually peaceful”. Afterwards the boy asked if he could float again sometime.


Before R.E.S.T.
It’s a good idea to use the bathroom prior to floating. Then remove your metal jewelry and contact lenses. Next, thoroughly shower and shampoo. This first shower is for you to remove lotions, deodorant, hair conditioners, oils, etc. Your participation ensures that we can maintain a chemical free spa. Drying your face before you get in the float spa insures that salty water won’t creep into your eyes.

If you have any open cuts please use liquid bandage to seal them. At this time, do not use hair conditioners, lotions or oils before entering the float spa. Please reserve these items for later use.

During R.E.S.T.
There are two buttons in the float spa, one for music and one for the lights. Many floaters like to start out with gentle music playing. Music entrains the mind to unwind and helps one to acclimate to the environment. After ten or more minutes, floaters often turn the music off so that they can savor complete R.E.S.T. Some prefer listening to recorded affirmations or healing tones.

Typically people float on their back with their arms outstretched by their sides. You can experiment to find a comforting body position. For example, try placing your hands on your belly or try legs crossed at your ankles. If there is tension in your neck it may be relieved by clasping your hands behind your head or using a float pillow.

Keep the salt out of your eyes! If you get any salt water in your eyes you will be uncomfortable for a few minutes. In the float room a dry washcloth and a spray bottle of fresh water is available to blot or irrigate the eyes if necessary. More ouch! Scratches or recently shaved skin may sting for a few minutes. If possible you may try to avoid shaving the day you plan to float.

After R.E.S.T.
At the end of your float, your guide will call on the intercom alerting you that time is up. As you sit up tilt your head back pushing the salt solution off of your forehead and continue to pull back squeezing out the excess from your hair. When you’re ready, stand and squeegee the salt water from your body before getting out of the float room. Use the grab bar as you step onto the rug. Then, towel dry the salt off so that you don’t drip everywhere when you are walking to the shower. Please stay on the rugs for your safety. Salty wet feet are more slippery than wet feet! Finally, enjoy another shower. The salt rinses easily from the body though you may want to shampoo your hair again. Still Waters provides the amenities you need.

We hope this orientation has been helpful to you. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us at 777-4842 or e-mail us at still-waters@cox.net

Teresa & Dan Oved

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