Floating for a little lift. Some say an hour in the pool provides the rest of a good night's sleep. Others believe the water has healing power. So tonight we take you to the space time tanks to find out why they are making such a splash with users.
Twisting and turning truly took a toll on Nadine's body.
Nadine Lollino: "From having a dance background I had injuries with my low back that would come and go."
Massage helped but relief really washed over her when she got in the water.
Nadine Lollino: "I always get realignment in my spine from floating."
For 20-plus-year floater Neal Grossman, he believes the tank is like the fountain of youth. At 69 years old he couldn't be healthier.
Neal Grossman: "I'm in excellent health mentally and physically, and I think the stress reduction of regular floating is a major contributor to that."
Putting aside my fear of confined spaces, I decided to try it out.
William Faith, Space Time Tanks: "The door to the tank rests here on the tank, weighs about three pounds. You're free to get in and out anytime.
The eight-foot-long, four-foot-high tank is filled with 10 inches of water and 800 pounds of Epsom salt.
Dina Bair: "Here we go!"
I didn't like having the door closed so admittedly may not gotten the full effect others get inside the tank I only stayed for 10 min. so I was not as reinvigorated. However after rigorous race over the weekend I did feel a measure of muscle relaxation and my back felt better.
William Faith: "When you're in a tank, you're relieved from a great deal of gravity and the negative effects. All that tension is released."
Neal Grossman: "It's a little scary to many people, but once you get in there you'll see for yourself
it's nice to be you."
Perhaps another time in the tank and I, too, will emerge totally energized.
For more information, check out chicagofloatationtanks.com and floatation-tank.com
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