PuREST Float Center Opens in Trumbull
Nov 02, 2015 11:22PM
Fairfield County now has its second floatation center with the opening in September of PuREST in Trumbull.
Floatation therapy—also known as floating, floatation, sensory deprivation or R.E.S.T (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy)—continues to pique interest across the country, providing many people with relief from a variety of chronic and stress-related conditions. Studies have shown that floating lowers cortisol levels (the stress hormone) and high blood pressure.
Floating involves lying in a room, tank or pod filled with 10 inches of water highly concentrated with 1000 pounds of Epsom salt in order to make the body perfectly buoyant. PuREST offers walk-in, ceiling-height float rooms where the water and air temperature are maintained at 93.5 º F (average skin temperature). The float room is completely lightproof and soundproof, which limits a high percentage of external stimulation.