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How to Test the Quality of Float Tank Water

In a perfect world, you could just pour water and salt into a float tank and it would stay pure and clean and fresh and salty forever. In the real world, conditions in the water are constantly changing, so keeping your water in perfect condition takes a fair amount of work and vigilance.

Water that isn’t maintained properly can lead to bad float experiences and become unsanitary and unsafe.

We test the condition of our water twice a day using a variety of measurements, basically one for every important variable water condition. Because some of our tests take a bit of time, we gather water samples from the tanks in between floats and perform measurements later when we aren’t busy transitioning rooms and checking in floaters.

Everyday, we check the following conditions in our tanks – temperature, temperature setting, filter psi, water depth, specific gravity, hydrogen peroxide concentration, alkalinity, and pH levels.

Kane Mantyla

Happy National Relaxation Day

NationalRelaxationDayJust wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Relaxation Day!

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Northwest Floatation Center

The Story Behind the Benefits of Epsom Salt



Many of the benefits of floatation therapy arise from the fact that magnesium is the key component of the Epsom Salt that is used to make floaters buoyant in the tanks. Although floaters often discuss the various benefits of floating such as enhanced creativity, reduced pain, relaxation, and improved concentration, the specific benefits of Epsom Salt are often forgotten. Epsom Salt is actually a huge contributor to the overall benefit of floating.

Epsom Salt’s Secret Weapon: Magnesium

The primary reason that Epsom Salt is so beneficial is that it is composed of magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium is incredibly important for the health of your body, but the National Academy of Sciences has found that most American adults don’t have enough magnesium in their system.

Megan sproats

The best journeys are not always in straight lines.

One of my favourite Australian comedians is Steve Hughes. Steve’s gigs bring together a broad mix of people. Left, right, upside down, the works. It was during one of his gigs a few months ago where I made the ‘it’s time’ decision to open a float centre.

I also gained an appreciation of Steve’s craft. That craft being the ability to drop an audience in to a space that allows a different perspective be heard, circled around and digested. Done in a way that doesn’t always directly threaten a belief system and can bring about deeper awareness. Like part of the role of a shaman. It made me think. Perhaps the modern day shaman and shamaness (can we say that!!?) within our culture are like plain clothed police officers. Mingling among us in disguise from main stream perception of what a shaman should look like and where you will find them. Are you more likely to come across a shaman sitting at the table next to you enjoying a meal at the local bowlo or under a rock in the outback? (No doubt however, that the shaman IS under the rock while consuming their sweet & sour pork with the sound of the pokies pinging away in the background…) Anyway, I have digressed!

As I sat laughing at Steve I felt an all over body YES moment. A parting of the sea. Tingling with confirmation. Yes, to working alongside other people who are delivering understanding via creative ways and nurturing them. Yes, to stepping up and in to promoting peace, healing and inspiration on a level I have not operated on before. Yes, to it being the right time to open up a float centre, which will help me achieve all of the above and will help me on my own personal journey.

It feels all of my life I have been playing a game of trivial pursuit. Collecting different coloured wedges from the different roles I have played and slotting them in to my playing piece. These roles all preparing me for the present and giving me appropriate skills needed for the next leg of the track. Some experiences including; studying community welfare. Becoming an enrolled nurse and specialising in rehabilitation nursing. Being an exhibiting autodidact artist & VJ. Working in various customer service roles, managing small to large businesses, organising events and managing a band in NYC (OK band meeting. Bret?). Recording binaural nature sounds, studying energetic healing methods, being mentored by the Findhorn Foundation, learning Shirodhara at The Kerala Ayurvedic health college in India (pictured above) and even selling bath salts at Glebe markets. I have traveled extensively and been touched by nature from all parts of the globe. I have met interesting and interested people along the way, which has all shaped my web. This quote seems to sum it up “The best journeys are not always in straight lines”.