What Floating in a Flotation Tank is like

When I stop strugglingCloud Nine Flotation is a Flotation Tank Center in Tucson, AZ. A Flotation tank is a gravity free environment that is dark and quiet. What makes it gravity free is 850 pounds of Epsom Salts in warm but not hot water. Your body floats effortlessly, allowing your body to heal and your mind to expand. Many have said it must be what it’s like to float in space. I say it’s better than that because you don’t have to wear clothes.

This holiday season, gift yourself and others with a unique experience. Gift cards are available on the website in the store at www.FloatTucson.com

Become What You Believe

perspectivestreamI have been participating in the Oprah/Deepak 21 Day Meditation Series for a while now. It’s a free series, and a new one just started last Monday. It’s subject is “Become What you Believe”, and it’s very effective. Of course you do become what you believe, so the trick is to believe beautiful, empowering things. The truth is, nothing has any meaning unless we give it one, or several. Think about something it. What is meaningful to you? Would it have the same meaning for someone else? Probably not. Everyone assigns meaning, because as members of the human race, we are meaning machines. We need things to make sense, so we make things up to accomplish that task. I figure as long as we’re making things up, we may as well make them up as empowering and beautiful. Does that MEAN that only empowering, beautiful things happen to me? Heck NO! But it’s the meaning I place on it, that makes a difference as to how it affects my life. Here’s an example:

I seem to have REALLY bad Housekeeper Karma. I realize this is a First World Problem to have, but I seem to have it. I thought I had FINALLY gotten over it because the universe directed me to a FABULOUS woman who did an amazing job in helping me to create Cloud Nine Flotation. We organized my house, and turned it into a beautiful center of peace and quiet and happiness. Then, out of the blue, she quit in a week I was having a mini opening and party. I had a lot of Cloud Nine business to do this week and so I began the search for a new housekeeper immediately. I found one on Craig’s List. Now Craig’s List is a toss up. You never know what you’ll get, and when she got to my house I noticed some warning signs, but when she started working I was happy that she was able to clean, and I was able to do my work, in the 4 hours she was here. HOORAY!  After she left, I was doing a walk through and noticed that she helped herself to $20 in my tip jar. At first I felt puzzled. I wondered why she would steal from me when I told her that I would be using her services regularly. Why would she give up a good gig for $20? It didn’t make sense. Then I felt violated. How BRAZEN of her to steal from my tip jar? Then it hit me. I dodged a much bigger bullet. Those signs from the beginning were pretty blaring, but I ignored them because I needed her services. That won’t happen again.  By stealing the $20 she immediately showed me her character in a way I couldn’t ignore. I now feel BLESSED that this lesson only cost me $20. If I had her continue to come, who knows what it could have cost me! She mentioned how she really loved all the things I sell at Cloud Nine Flotation. The Himalayan Salt Lamps, Bath Salts, Kitchen Salts, and when she walked into my healing therapy room she totally fell in love with the crystals. All of that could have disappeared. This experience taught me that I need to protect my business by getting information from contractors who have free reign in my center/home that will create a contract of accountability, that will lead to trust. This is just good business, and it taught me (I can only hope) to trust my true self and instincts, and who knows. Perhaps my house keeper Karma will change now too.

So I was able to turn an event in my life, that I easily could have remained victimized into an empowering event. And you’ll LOVE the Centering Thought from Today’s Meditation:

My true self can be trusted to lead me.

My actions and desires are supported by cosmic intelligence.

I will be blogging about the meditation series as ideas I think you’ll enjoy come to me. I hope you’ll continue to read. To discover more about Floating in an Isolation Tank visit us at Cloud Nine Flotation

 

Cloud Nine Flotation is One Month Old Today!!!

Our Beautiful Logo

Our Beautiful Logo

Today Cloud Nine Flotation is One Month Old!!!! What an amazing journey this first month as been. We’ve taken off faster than I could have ever imagined. We have, with the help of many, floated over 40 people in our first month!!!! In fact, we have plans to put another flotation tank into service within in the next few months. It’s a lovely tank called an Oasis. Stay tuned for news on that. We are also expanding our retail store for the holidays and beyond. We want you to think of Cloud Nine Flotation for all things Salty and beautiful. From Unique Boutique (yes that rhymes) Bath and Shower Salts (SHOWER SALTS???) to Gourmet Kitchen Salts, to GORGEOUS Himalayan Salt Lamps, Beautiful artwork, and fantastic aromatherapy and mist diffusers. More on that soon.

When I first had the inspiration to re-open Cloud Nine after a 25 year absence in Tucson, on Aug 1, 2015 I had NO IDEA that the Flotation Industry was going through such a boom! I didn’t know there were franchises, I didn’t know that in Canada 53 new Flotation Centers had opened in the past 2 years. I didn’t know we had our own industry convention. In the last 3 months I’ve met many wonderful new people in our industry from all over the U.S. and Canada, and reconnected with many people from my past. It’s been wonderful and I’ve learned from them all.

Inspiration to Realization couldn’t have happened without a LOT of support both tangible and intangible. First to my sister Lisa Hammack who, when I told her my idea squealed with delight saying, “OH YES! You were so HAPPY when you did that before”. My mom Elaine Baum who has been my rock, who believes in me, and has sent me the greatest voice messages ever. My son Elias Gibbens, and Max Kanefield who has been there to help me unload salt, and set up my tank. Lugh Schoonover, who helped me with water and tank set up. Paul Lakers who has been there from the beginning to encourage me and help with salt transportation and tank set up and more. You guys, it’s not over yet, we have another tank on the way. Sonda Bettis who has been and continues to be my house fairy and main organizer, and Karen Smith who staged my house and made it into a Flotation Center. You guys ROCK!!!! All my friends and associates who have sent me articles and news stories about Flotation Tanks…keep it up! I NEED you to keep this going.

So, on to our 2nd month in service to Tucson. Wouldn’t it be fun to double our numbers from last month? If you suffer from insomnia, Floating can help you. If you are an athlete and you need to recover from injury FAST, Floating can help you. If you have more Stress than you know how to deal with, Floating can help you. Do you have chronic pain? Floating can help you. If you just want to UNPLUG, and I mean UNPLUG from all the outside stimulation the world forces you into…Enter a Flotation Tank, and ALL of it disappears.

Questions? Want to set up your float? Book Now! www.FloatTucson.com 

 

ABC’s The List endorses Flotation

I LOVE it when my friends and colleagues tell me about Flotation sightings in the media. On October 28, (Cloud Nine’s 4 week anniversary) “The List” did a segment on Floating. Click on the link below to see the segment. Essentially the segment points out 3 benefits of Floating. Click on the link to see the article (which I can’t reprint due to copyright) and watch the segment.

The List TV Segment

Is Floating on YOUR “to do” list? In Tucson you can book online at www.FloatTucson.com Man in Zen Tent

 

Mindfulness and Floating

 

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different.

Enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will).

Being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).

-James Baraz

When was the last time you felt your body completely supported by your environment? Unless you’ve been in a flotation tank, or in outer space you probably haven’t been in an environment like this since you were in the womb. For some of us that was quite a few years ago.

A flotation tank is a safe, happy environment. A 4×8 foot enclosed space that is 5 feet high at it’s tallest peak, it’s filled with 10 inches of water and over 800 pounds of Epsom Salts. The temperature matches your skin temperature so after getting used to the environment, you tend to lose all sensation of your body. Flotation Tanks have been called Sensory Deprivation Tanks, but in reality they are Sensory Enhancement Tanks. By taking away all sensory input from the outside world, one becomes super sensitive to the inner world. Your sense become enhanced, and your mind can expand.

Now in Tucson, you can experience this unique environment at Cloud Nine Flotation. Please visit our website at FloatTucson.com. and book your appointment today. Your senses will thank you, your mind will bless you.

Personal Training, Is It For You? Day 8 Efficiency

Our last day on the subject of Personal Training. Was this a helpful series for you to read? Did you make any decisions about hiring a Personal Trainer? This last day is about Efficiency. That’s what it’s all about isn’t it? How to save time, and make the time you are spending worthwhile. When I first hit the gym, I spent a lot more time there than I had to because I didn’t know how to spend my time efficiently. When I hired my first trainer he cut my time in the gym by about an hour. Afterall, my goal was to be healthy, going out living a fun life. Not to be a gym rat.

Hiring a professional trainer to help you in your wellness journey helps you achieve your desired results quicker, and they will be there to remind you of your goals, when you need it most. Read on as Shelley Frost explains more, and remember to check out our Spotlight Member of the Month Mike LaCoss of GTX Cross Fit Personal Training.  You can read his testimonial about his First Float at Cloud Nine Flotation. Just scroll down any page to Member Spotlight.

“A professional personal trainer is able to make the most of your workout time, which increases the efficiency of your exercise program. This is especially beneficial when you have a limited amount of time to exercise. For example, if you have to cut your 1-hour training session short one day, your trainer can complete a routine with you that burns the same number of calories and provides the same physical benefits in half the time.”

Check out Mike’s Testimonial for his First Float at Cloud Nine Flotation. When you get to the site, just scroll down any page to Member Spotlight to see his review. Mike will remain our Spotlight Member for a few more weeks. Then we’ll be moving on to someone else. In the meantime check in to our blog regularly. Next week I’ll be starting a series on the benefits of floating. It will be fun.

Personal Training, Is It For You Day 7, Variety

So, you join a gym, commit to an exercise program, decide to walk 10,000 steps a day. You are on your way to a healthier you. Then you get bored. BORED, like Oh My GOSH!! I really need to add something, subtract something, mix something up or I’m going to go NUTS!!!! But what to do? How can you add variety to your daily regime? What muscle groups can you work today that you didn’t do yesterday? HELP!!!!  This is another place a good personal trainer will come in. They will help you with variety. Just like you don’t want to eat the same thing day after day, you don’t want to work out the same day after day, and actually, that can hurt your results. You NEED Variety.

Hiring a professional trainer to help you in your wellness journey helps you achieve your desired results quicker, and they will be there to remind you of your goals, when you need it most. Read on as Shelley Frost explains more, and remember to check out our Spotlight Member of the Month Mike LaCoss of GTX Cross Fit Personal Training.  You can read his testimonial about his First Float at Cloud Nine Flotation. Just scroll down any page to Member Spotlight. And be sure to read to the end for a special

“Variety An experienced trainer teaches you a variety of exercise methods, which can keep you from getting bored. Also, if a specific exercise does not work for you, the trainer can change it to one that suits you better and provides the same physical benefits. Trainers also help you to make adjustments as your fitness level improves to ensure continued progress.”

Check out Mike’s Testimonial for his First Float at Cloud Nine Flotation. When you get to the site, just scroll down any page to Member Spotlight to see his review. See ya tomorrow, our last day on Personal Training will be on Efficiency.

Personal Training, Is It For You? Day 6 Accountability

You know those days when you wake up feeling “Meh”, or after a long, hard day at work, you really feel like hitting happy hour rather than they gym? Those are the days a Personal Trainer really comes in handy. A good Personal Trainer will keep you honest, and true to your goals by keeping you accountable. Read on with Shelley Frost about how important this is.

Hiring a professional trainer to help you in your wellness journey helps you achieve your desired results quicker, and they will be there to remind you of your goals, when you need it most. Read on as Shelley Frost explains more, and remember to check out our Spotlight Member of the Month Mike LaCoss of GTX Cross Fit Personal Training.  You can read his testimonial about his First Float at Cloud Nine Flotation. Just scroll down any page to Member Spotlight. And be sure to read to the end for a special article.

 Another common problem is lack of commitment to a regular exercise program. When you exercise on your own, it is easier to skip a session here and there or fall off the wagon completely since there’s no one to hold you accountable for you actions. When you work with a trainer, he keeps you accountable, making it more likely that you’ll stick with your training program..”

Check out Mike’s Testimonial for his First Float at Cloud Nine Flotation. When you get to the site, just scroll down any page to Member Spotlight to see his review. See ya tomorrow.