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Silver Springs Rd NW
Calgary, AB

587-893-5628

One Love Float is passionate about the path to falling in love with yourself and honouring the wisdom of the human body through empowering natural processes, promoting wholistic wellness and the authentic connection between mind, body and soul. One Love Float provides an alternative, non invasive mind-body relaxation therapy through the use of floatation tanks in the areas of athletics, health/general well being and pre/postnatal care. Benefits from floating include: stress & pain relief, assist with addictions, weight loss, depression, anxiety, detox and improved personal performance through mental clarity, super learning, physical recovery and much more. Unplug from the world and plug into yourself.

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Review real client floatation testimonials to understand the real benefits offered to those who choose to experience the calming restoration of aquatic weightlessness and sensory deprivation.

FLOATING YOUR WAY THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

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Holidays are about connecting both to those you love and also to yourself.  The one thing that connects us all is the empty space in between. Similar to the pause between the inhale and exhale of your breath, it can be the bridge that connects you to others.   We can envision a structure that contains a neutral space, where all possibilities coexist equanimously; we like to call this the limitless void.

Time in the tank can serve as the void where time becomes the still point, a place of reflection, discovery and attention to one's intention. It is a void in your chronological history.   Use this space to fill those moments with what you want in your world and to influence how you are creating your own history.  This is a great time of year to connect with the natural cycle of allowing completion and to welcome the new.

In every moment, we have the opportunity to engage with the empty spaces in our lives, to enjoy the pause and stillness that comes before action. May you savor the stillness you create this holiday season with inter-connectivity.

DEEPEN YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO FLOATING

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Creating a symbiotic partnership with your float space will take you deeper into your relationship to your experience.  Fostering care and respect for the float environment and having a float ritual can be part of that gateway to Self and the art of Floating.

One of our favorite techniques is to consciously "open" and "close" your space.  This is a ritual of intentionally opening to your experience and stepping into the sensation of the present moment.  It is creating an environment for exploration that differs from everyday routine. This could be with a thought, an intention on the board, using the intentional salt, a shower routine, etc.  At the end of your float it is important to "close" your session by energetically bringing all your pieces back to you, integrating your float bring yourself back by deeply breathing and coming into your present moment with mindfulness. This ritual also clears the energy for the next floater sharing the space.  We do this every morning: we open the float studio with our own ritual, clearing the space with either smudge or sound between floats and closing the space at night.


Curious about how to get started? We are here to help! We love providing tools and guidance for where to look, not what to see.

YOUR FLOATING PRACTICE IS LIMITLESS!

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FLOATING POSITIONS AND TOOLS

We encourage people to discover subtle, conscious movement beneath the water’s surface.  Each beautiful body is unique and thus all depends on what you personally need.

There are options to thoughtfully travel this waterscape creating new interpretations and finding what best supports you in that moment.

The space between lying on our backs to mindfully floating on our stomachs to incorporating float tools to assist with neck tension is your space to explore.  There really isn't a perfect way to float; it is your way of floating that makes it so.

LYING ON YOUR BACK

There are many different positions to explore, specifically the way in which we place our arms.
Try any position between arms out and down beside the hips to all the way up to hands interlaced behind the head and anything in between.

  • FOR DECOMPRESSION of the spine and neck, try Cactus (arms bent at the elbow with hands beside the head), open heart space with hands above the head or fingers interlocked behind the head.
  • IF INNER CHILD SHOWS UP and needs comforting, place hands one on top of the other over the chest to facilitate a feeling of security.

FLOATING ON YOUR STOMACH

There is an option! Flip over mindfully to explore this space.  It can be an incredible for opening the sacral space, pregnant mamas and creating a new experience.

NECK & SHOULDER TENSION

This is so common - as many of us try to take on the weight of our world – that we are happy to provide a variety of neck support options for use in the tanks.  With multiple float sessions you should notice a decrease in tension with muscle relaxation and increase trust in the environment.

Below is an overview of all the neck support options and the basics of how to use them.

  1. Floatease (blue): Not only do we love this play on words, we also love the way it creates even more length in the spine and neck as it supports more of the head than the neck. Look for the blue halo that cradles the back of the cranium!
  2. Standard neck pillow (grey): If you’re craving more natural curvature of the neck this pillow is for you.  The best way to use this one is by flipping it like a "U" andplace your head in the opening with the “arms” supporting the sides of your head.
  3. Pool Noodle: Most of you have seen the pool noodle, a tubular foam object, generally used to float in pools or lakes. These can be excellent for placing along your spine, across the shoulders, low back, knees or even under the feet. This one can definitely be combined with any of the other options!
  4. Nek Doodle (green): This option tends to prop your head up and brings the chin slightly more toward the chest and will keep you in direct alignment with the water.

As floating is your practice, it is limitless. Trust your self.  Claim that space and make it your own.

WHY I FLOAT ~ CORINNE

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That’s easy, I float to heal. As someone who suffers from chronic concussion issues, I’m continuously battling against the physical and mental symptoms from this agonizing injury. Floating is not only my escape from an overstimulated world, it’s my therapy.

My mind seeks the solace found in the silent darkness. And my body relishes in the total relaxation experienced while floating. Tension evaporates from each muscle in this unique weightless environment. This is something I struggle to achieve from other forms of therapy. In fact, many other therapies aggravate my symptoms rather than settling them. Even though it’s been years since I sustained the injury, my head still feels like a bruised peach. So much so, that somedays holding my head in my hands or resting it on a pillow elicits pain. Floating alleviates this. Plain and simple. The water supports my head in a way that doesn’t apply pressure and lets it rest in whatever position it needs to in order to be comfortable. An experience I have only been able get from floating.

When you have a concussion, your brain is injured. For me this means my brain doesn’t always function the way I want it to. That’s a big deal. During float sessions there is nothing my mind has to do. It has permission to do what it needs to do to heal. My brain can rest if that’s what it needs or I can put it to work and focus on exploring specific areas by trying to control my thoughts. While floating it doesn’t matter what direction my mind goes because I always leave each session feeling like I’m closer to firing on all cylinders. That ultimately means that I’m getting closer to being my old self again. And that’s powerful.

So why do I float? I float so I can be me.

 Corinne has nearly 10 years experience as a sports industry professional with a focus on supporting elite athletes through a holistic approach. In 2011, she was injured in a bobsleigh crash and walked away with a serious concussion and extensive damage to her musculoskeletal system, particularly in her back, neck and shoulders

WHY I FLOAT ~ Treeks

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THE SIMPLE ANSWER IS … FLOATING MAKES ME A BETTER HUMAN.
IT DOES THIS BY SHOWING ME HOW TO LOVE.

When I lean into the question…Why do I float, I feel overwhelmed…but like in EVERY good way possible.  It is because floating creates the space where the most attractive option is to get real and raw. Where there is no requirement to package the emotion, the thought, the judgement into something digestible for everyone else. It just presents itself to be seen.  It matches you every time with your truth in that moment. This is what I have secretly wanted and have feared my whole life. To be seen; to be heard. (yes, that includes self photos in newsletters and writing personal articles;). Inside the tank, that is all that exists as true connection demands nothing less than being completely authentic. Get naked. Get vulnerable. And then… trust the pathway to fall in love with it.

FLOATING THROUGH THE EYES OF A FLOAT STUDIO OWNER….

I am in AWE, literally mesmerized by what happens here every day…EVERY SINGLE DAY!   I honestly feel I am one of the luckiest people on this most amazing planet to be in service and witness people changing their lives right in front of my eyes..  Through the doors of One Love Float, I have witnessed physical breakthroughs while suspended in the salty love of the tanks, emotional exploration and even a wedding proposal! I love lending an excited ear to hear stories of subtle and most profound insights from inside the tank acting as a gentle nudge or much needed shove to follow the heart.

Authentic connection…this is one of my most favorite places to hang out with others.


SO, WHY DO I HAVE A REGULAR FLOAT PRACTICE?


It is about “leveling-up” like Mario style, you know…where you gain experience “star” points and grow to higher levels. It simply shows up for me.  It is the lesson to show up for oneself. Floating has literally integrated itself for me into a lifestyle to be part of the magic instead of the observer. This is having the courage to step into operating from my authentic self; to be seen; to be heard. Floating gives me the time to listen and to trust. It is being able to respond instead of react. this means holding a moment as long as it needs in order to be fully experienced. In those moments, I can choose to be a better Mom, friend, partner, guide, or whatever is needed in that moment.   It grounds me to live more authentically, into the knowing that love is always the answer and to have gratitude for it all. 

So what does one do with all those new “star” experience points?  Well, you gain new skills, you have deeper understandings and you start to see things differently… you start leveling up; being a better human…that’s why I float

Why I Float ~ Bryna Trollope

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Why I FLOAT...

First, let me give you a super quick crash course in a few of my most major challenges as a young human:

1.       TERRIFIED of the dark

2.       SILENCE - I am a loud boisterous person and silence allows one to hear EVERYTHING which leads us to…..

3.       WILD imagination and VIVID dreamer - which in most cases is wonderful except when you’re a child who believes everything conjured by the mind is real…i.e. the sound of footsteps leading to my room (which ironically was always my overbeating heart in the pillow). I used to have to watch a show or listen to music to fall asleep

4.       OVERACTIVE MIND – I distinctly remember saying to my mom, “It’s not my fault! It’s my minds fault/my emotions I have no control over them!” I truly believed I was powerless…to myself!

5.       HIGHLY EMOTIONAL– now I realize how colourful my life is with this blessing, but back then I just wanted off the ride!

As a floater, you may identify that all of these things propose an interesting relationship with jumping into a dark, silent tank accompanied by the thoughts of the mind and emotions that marry themselves to those thoughts.

A few years ago, my whole life was flipped upside down. I chose to rebuild by challenging my fears because I was so tired of being scared all the time. For anyone that struggles with anxiety you know how awful and debilitating this way of living is! Or I should say this way of NOT living because all your systems are constantly in a state of fight or flight. 

I first started floating simply to know I could do it. Anytime something made me uncomfortable I became drawn to it. A pitch black box with water in it that closes me in and I just have to lay there?!! For an hour?? BY MYSELF? JUST MYSELF? NOTHING ELSE?! Count me in that sounds like the LAST place I’d ever want to go.

So, why do I have a regular float practice?


I float because it continues to teach me of self-love, acceptance, and the unknown; awareness of thought patterns, awareness of self, that nothingness is NOT terrifying and empty it’s an open door to countless possibilities all of own my creation; that I AM the creator, I AM powerFUL instead of powerLESS; not to have expectations.

I float because it helps me get back to me.

Bryna Trollope
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One Love Floater,  Float Experience Guide