Relaxation

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. 

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