Casey Campbell of Midwest Float isn’t just an entrepreneur; he is his own best customer. After serving for eight years in the United State Army, Casey returned home suffering from PTSD. He tried countless coping mechanisms with little to no relief before discovering float therapy. It only took one session for Casey to realize that he hadn’t just found a great way to relax, he had found hope. His relief was so holistic that he could not keep it to himself. Casey knew he wanted to share his new found hope with the Topeka community. With that, Midwest Float was brought into the world through a salt water birth.
Float tanks, also known as sensory deprivation tanks, provide relaxation through body suspension in salt water containing 900 to 1,000+ pounds of Epsom salt, heated to body temperature. People float to relieve stress, recover from injuries, fight addiction, eliminate chronic pain and much more. Studies indicate that floating increases your dopamine and endorphin levels, boosting your mood and leaving you with a pleasant afterglow that can last for days. After 30-45 minutes of floating, your mind starts producing theta brainwaves, which are responsible for that ‘between waking & sleeping’ state. With all external information gone, everything you experience while floating comes from within. With nothing to distract you, your level of concentration and mental clarity will surge. People have cut strokes off their golf game, developed complex scientific theories and drafted whole portions of books.
More Than Just Float Therapy
Midwest Float isn’t just for float therapy; they also house a SunlightenTM infrared sauna. In a conventional sauna the average person sweats out only 3% toxins and 97% water. In a SunlightenTM sauna, the same person can sweat up to 20% toxins and 80% water! You can also relieve back, neck and arthritis pain with infrared sauna heat therapy. Researchers studying HRP (Heat Responsive Pain) have observed remarkable therapeutic benefits by using continuous low-level heat therapy. A 30-minute infrared sauna session can burn up to 600 calories! As the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. You can also improve your skin’s appearance with regular use of a SunlightenTM sauna. Open wounds heal quicker with reduced scarring. Infrared heat therapy helps acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and any skin lesions or cuts.
In addition to float therapy and infrared sauna sessions, Midwest Float also offers massage therapy. Massage therapy eliminates tense muscles, increases flexibility and provides relaxation to affected muscles and the body as a whole. It promotes circulation to affected or injured muscles, which increases nutrients and oxygen to the damaged tissue. Massage also decreases cortisol levels in the body which enables it to enter recovery mode. As a result of relaxation and loosened tight muscles, the body is able to position itself into proper alignment. Massage therapy can trigger extended feelings of relaxation, improved mood and reduced stress. Regular massage sessions over a prolonged period of time can also boost energy levels and reduce pain.
Midwest Float offers a number of pricing options including packages like the Mind Eraser – Infrared Sauna + Massage + Float Therapy for $129, and the Staycation – Infrared Sauna + Float Therapy for only $67. For those who are looking to float more frequently, they also offer discounted prices for Float Club members. They currently have two float options, the pod and the cabin, but have recently moved forward in their expansion plans that will include two additional float rooms. To learn more about float therapy, or book a service, check out their website at www.midwestfloat.com.
2120 SW Brandywine Ln. Suite 110
(21st & Wanamaker, 1 blk west)
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