What Is Floating?
Floatation therapy, also known as floating, and R.E.S.T (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy). A float tank is a tub of water 10 inches deep saturated with 1000 pounds of Epsom salt. Floating is an effortless process and reduces almost all external stimuli. Relax your senses in complete darkness in our soundproof rooms, you always have complete control over your environment with adjustable lights and music. The water temperature is set at 93.5 degrees Fahrenheit equal to the approximate temperature of the skin losing sense of where your body ends, and where the water begins.
The inside of our float tanks is an environment unlike any other found on Earth. In its purest form, it is devoid of light, sound, temperature, and the perception of gravity. The beneficial effects resulting from our reduced environmental sensory input tanks include deep relaxation, with physical and mental benefits that continue well beyond the floatation experience. Studies on floatation have been overwhelmingly positive, and more benefits are still being uncovered through modern research. Floating bridges spiritual and physical wellness, making everyone ideal candidates to relax your body and heal your mind.
WHO ARE WE?
We wanted to take the opportunity to introduce ourselves. We are the LaTeano family and we are the founders of Float Forty One, which is a Floatation Therapy Center opening up in West Hartford, CT this summer. I am Sarah and together with my husband Ryan and our two beautiful children Easton and Callie we have set out on this incredible journey of opening a float center and we are excited to share this experience with all of you.
I have been in the military for 14 years and Ryan is a home improvement contractor, to say our lives are busy is an understatement. Over the past couple of years juggling two extremely demanding careers and two young kids immersed in multiple activities we found ourselves stretched paper thin, non-communicative, and nearly nonexistent to our family and friends.
In January 2018 after listening to countless Joe Rogan podcasts we finally had our first float at Euphoria Float Spa in hopes of providing a little bit of relief from the stress and anxiety that filled our lives. Little did we know that those 60 minutes in the float tank would change our lives forever. As we were driving home in complete silence we both turned and looked at each other and instantly knew that this feeling we had was real and this was what we were meant to do.
We got home and immediately starting researching anything and everything we could about floating to see if opening a float center was remotely feasible. We spent the next 10 months traveling around the country, listening to over 300 hours of podcasts, and writing a business plan all between the hours of 9-12 every night, slowly but surely our dream started to come together. It took a lot of effort and patience...we were rejected by multiple banks however, we finally found an organization that believed in us and what we were doing and successfully secured our funding.
Floating has had such a positive impact on our lives and we are thrilled to be bringing it to our family, friends, and community. Some of the main uses of floatation therapy are stress, anxiety, PTSD management, chronic pain relief, sports optimization/muscle recovery, meditation/mindfulness, creativity and many more.
Thank you so much for all of your love and support and stay tuned as we build out the center and share a sneak peak behind the walls to learn what it takes to create the idea environment for floating.
For any questions, contact us at 860-819-2949
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