I had the opportunity to try out floating at Charlotte’s first True Rest location yesterday and it is something that you NEED to try if you are an athlete or even just looking for pure relaxation.
As a runner I was searching for a way to speed up my recovery times and it did more than just that!
The floating pods are filled with 180 gallons of water and 1000 lbs of epsom salt so it creates a solution that allows your body to float effortlessly (which I was worried about because I’m not a swimmer) and it was truly a great experience.
There is a separate shower and a door that locks in each pod so you can customize your own floating experience. You get to choose whether to keep the pod open or closed, float nude or with a bathing suit, keep lights on or off, have music on or off, etc. There is also a button in the pod where you can communicate with the front desk if you have any concerns but it is so safe that you can even fall asleep and be fine because of the anti gravity solution!
It was so relaxing to have 60 minutes of time to disconnect from the world and enter a meditative state while floating (I even fell asleep for about 20 minutes). My body and mind felt great upon exiting the pod. After showering and getting dressed, I enjoyed a hot cup of tea and the oxygen bar before leaving.
My body was ready for another long run the next day and I’ll be back at-least every month implementing this into my life for both mental and physical recovery!