Massage and Flotation
Yesterday, I had the most relaxing experience of my life. We now offer massage sessions at Ocean Elements. So, I decided to try out a massage followed by a float. The massage therapist was able to get out tensions that had been in my muscles for months. I felt amazing after the massage as if all of my muscles had a time to refresh and rejuvenate.
So, now I started my float in a totally relaxed state. I could quickly get into that feeling of melting into the water. I could feel the magnesium in the Epsom salts drawing out all of the toxins. During the start of my float my muscles felt great, but a bit tender, from the deep massage. This tenderness subsided as I melted into the water that was keeping me buoyant.
During the float, I literally felt my body melt into the surrounding water that was at my skin temperature. Normally, I fight the pull of the water enough to keep awake. However, since my muscles had already surrendered to the massage, they let go and I they just melted away. With my focus now just on my mind I could vividly remember scenes from my childhood. I felt connected with my inner self.
I set the timer on the float for 90 minutes and fell into a sleep. When I woke up I felt this feeling of glee I have not felt before. It was just like I was floating on a cloud. I chose the “By the Beach” sound track and it made me feel like I was right there by the ocean and I was floating while looking up at the stars.
I’ve been researching the benefits of floating for almost 2 years now. In Michael Hutchinson’s “the book of floating”, he describes the post float experience as important as the float itself. He describes that because you give your senses a break they respond by being more focused. Since in this massage float combination, I had truly submitted to the relaxation of the water, when I emerged from the float, the colors around me seemed more intense, the sounds sharper, and I just felt more alive and synchronized with the world around me.
I hope you can experience this true relaxation and rejuvenation her at Ocean Elements by combing a massage and float.