In this first of a two-part series, Dr. Justin Feinstein joins the crew all the way from the Float Clinic and Research Center at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma! From how he knew floating held great potential for people with stress and anxiety to the current happenings in the lab, Justin speaks to various aspects of his work with and hopes for floatation therapy. Topics covered include floating and the default mode network, how LIBR’s setup allows research to be accomplished relatively quickly, Dr. Pan Lin’s work, the process of publishing a paper. What’s the peer review process like? Experts in the field? Will research hol up to peer review? How are participants introduced to the tank? Justin talks about floating and insurance reimbursement, the need for more research, wellness option, how floating could impact pharmaceutical industry. [Read more…] about Dr. Justin Feinstein – Part 1
Sandra Calm joins as co-host this week to discuss what we learned at the Float Conference from Dr. Justin Feinstein and Dr. Pan Lin about recent findings in float research. If there was any part of those speeches that went over your head, fear not! Sandra is here to break down for us how the research they discussed is designed, what we learned from the results about how floating impacts the brain, and why we have reason to be excited! Sandra has been a Registered Nurse since 2008 and has served as adjunct faculty for nursing students. Her work has focused a great deal on the veteran population, and she also worked as a bedside nurse in cardiology before dedicating herself full-time to co-founding the Float Shoppe.
Lance, inspired by Dr. Feinstein’s assertion at the conference that serenity starts to set in 30 minutes after leaving the tank, is aiming to encourage floaters to stay and enjoy the space at the Float Shack for at least 30 minutes following their float. A new bar with stools for writers and artists, and a revamped, more customer-friendly beverage station…serenity now! [Read more…] about Justin Feinstein & Pan Lin Speech Summaries
Are you feeling the post-float conference glow?! Us too. Our hearts filled with the love from your hugs and conversations, our emotional batteries recharged with inspiration, we flip back through scribbled-on pages of our blue notebooks to reflect upon our most treasured moments and invaluable takeaways from the 2016 float conference.
One of the recurring topics throughout the conference, both in speeches and at the roundtable discussion, was marketing and advertising. How to provide education to our communities and, hopefully, keep our tanks full! Our hosts discuss their takeaways in terms of morality in relation to marketing, budgeting for marketing, and marketing strategies. [Read more…] about That Post Float Float Conference Glow
The gang is joined this week by Ashkahn Jahromi, organizer of the Float Conference and one of the owner’s of Float On, to dive deeper into water sanitation. Picking up where our previous water sanitation episode left off, the group discusses pH, the optimal range for pH and why it matters. As Ashkahn describes, the consequence of pH to water in a pool is evident and defined, but there’s still much to be learned about its role in a float tank. Accurate testing for pH is evolving, and he shares what he learned through mailing a sample of Epsom salt and water to a lab for testing.
Unless your health department requires it, you may not have a flow meter for your pumps. Ashkahn describes why Float On utilizes flow meters and how checking them every morning could alert their staff to a problem with a pump. [Read more…] about Water Maintenance Part Two – With guest Ashkahn Jahromi
In addition to running Float Dreams, a consulting company for float center operators, Shoshana is deeply involved with crucial issues and important research happening right now in the industry. The daughter of Glenn and Lee Perry, the creators of the Samadhi float tank, Shoshana has been floating and working in the industry since she was a teenager. Now, her work focuses on ensuring that the industry keeps moving in the right direction.
Shoshana spearheaded the magnesium research that’s currently being conducted at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR). Are we really absorbing magnesium in the float tank?! Shoshana shares how the research is going and when we can expect to have results! [Read more…] about Shoshana Leibner Interview