At Peace Floatation Spa was the first of its kind here in the DFW metroplex, and has seen terrific growth in 9 years of being in business. “It has been both rewarding and challenging to get the word out about the incredible benefits of Floatation Therapy. People have referred to us as a community service, which is very edifying on its own”, Pete and Donna explain, “The fact that we have had a part in helping people deal with the stress levels of our time, in addition to providing a place for them to focus on self care has been truly fulfilling”.
An @Peace Floatation session of one hour provides a zero-gravity environment, consisting of 110 gallons of 94.5 degree water and 800 pounds of Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate).
The zero gravity allows the individual to get to a meditative state more quickly than traditional methods. Sensory deprivation (non-stimulus) is the third aspect of a true floatation session that is achieved by a dark and silent surrounding.
Of course, while the client has the option to have a range of lighting or music, this is generally only experienced in the first session.
Floatation therapy combined with Massage therapy is the fastest and most effective way to reset, restore and revive the human body.
While Floating, we are in our most relaxed state providing the perfect environment for the mind and body to self heal. While reaping the benefits of 4 hours of restorative sleep, a one hour session is also compared to a 3-day fast and a fairly strong detox.
Research has proven, that during a 1 hour Floatation session, the positive effects on cortisol levels, blood pressure, and heart rate have been achieved.
Even further, Epsom salt is an anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxer and sleep inducing agent providing relief to those dealing with chronic pain, muscle strains, back issues, fibromyalgia as well as insomnia and jet lag.
“The whole concept behind floatation therapy, is that, the human body, put in the right environment, can have the capacity to heal itself. The effect on the immune system and achieving a greater sense of wellness allows the body’s normal functions to begin operating effectively,” O’Brien says.
In the quiet of a faraway hotel room, I pondered what was next. The glove, cleats, and bats were relegated to trunks in the holding place of all things unused– the attic. Baseball, an all encompassing sport of left and right brain thinking, would be the back drop of what was to come next. While competing well or not so well, it became evident to me that the mind ultimately controls our performance.
I began the study of sensory deprivation and all its associated positive effects on the overall health and performance of the human body. What was the one environment that would allow the body to reset and refresh, providing complete and utter R.E.S.T.? Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy, through the use of a Floatation Spa, allows our bodies the time and ability to rearm for the stresses of our existence. Thus, with the help of my best friend and wife, Donna, we began @Peace Floatation Spas, to help remedy some of the damaging affects, both physically and mentally, that stress inflicts on our bodies. Stress, the contributor to 90 percent of our ailments, must be kept at bay and banished. The benefits, both physically and mentally, of R.E.S.T. is well documented and certain to become a way of life for those wanting to free themselves from the unwanted fallout that can come from not being @Peace!