This past week, I found a way by doing a “float.” This is an exquisite way to relax, clear your mind and really let go. On the right is the pod filled with epsom salt to make you totally buoyant and float in the pod. I was welcomed to the MIZU Integrated Medical Clinic & Float Center by Drs.’ Mahyar & Hannah Badrei. This clinic helps heal the body and mind. There is research to support this process.
Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) first came about in 1954. John C. Lilly, a physician, neuroscientist, and psychoanalyst at the National Institute of Mental Health, set out to test the idea that the brain is at rest when deprived of external stimuli. Some studies over the years have shown that floating promotes stress relief and relaxation and helps to lower blood pressure, release endorphins, and relieve chronic pain—to name just a few of its many purported benefits.