Float Tank Personal Experience – Are They Worth It?

  • November 7, 2014
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Float Tank Personal Experience – Are They Worth It?

A couple weeks ago I had my first experience inside a float tank here in the Seattle area. I first had the idea of floating after listening to the popular Joe Rogan podcast. Joe Rogan raves about his tank going as far as actually installing a tank inside his own home. The first time Joe Rogan went inside a tank he couldn’t believe why more people aren’t on board with this idea. To him the float tank was life changing and it seems the word is finally spreading around the country.

I purchased my float tank Groupon, scheduled my time/date online and I was set. When I arrived I was lead into a reception area where the décor was industrial, modern, and inviting. I waited around a while and was lead into a smaller room where I was invited to drink some tea before my float. I poured myself a cup and it was time to go into the float room. They company has multiple rooms, this room was much larger than I expected. There’s a shower off to the right and a changing area with a bench to the left. I got ready put in my earplugs and it was time for my hour float.

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The Float Tank Isolation Experience

The tank first off looks like recycled NASA parts from the International Space Station. I went in like I was going into some NASA lunar module. I opened up the door to the “capsul” or whatever you want to call it and walked in. This tank is unlike many in that you can almost stand up in it, it’s like being inside a very small room. I laid down, pushed the lights off button and I was ready for my float experience.

First Thoughts Of Floating

My first thought I had is this is so weird! The feeling of being in pitch black darkness and floating inside a tank with enough salt that you don’t sink is so strange. It literally is something that I’ve never experienced before, it’s definitely novel. So for the first 10 min. I was just smiling because it’s kind of like losing your body. You’re floating so you can’t feel the tank, can’t hear anything, and can’t see anything. All you have are your thoughts.

I know the goal of the whole isolation tank experience is to quite your mind, but I took it as an opportunity to just think. I noticed with no outside stimulus how much more vivid your thoughts can become. It’s almost like I could connect more with the emotions of current life experiences with the lack of outside distractions. If you are one of those people that likes to walk to clear your mind I think floatation could give you better results.

Floating in the tank isn’t like floating in your bathtub. You are laying in water with tons of salt and as a result you float. You’d spend a fortune on salt just to recreate this in your own house. Also, it’s silent and pitch black and the water temperature matches your skin so you can’t feel it.

Would I Do It Again

Absolutely!! I would do it again in a heartbeat, but at this time there simply isn’t enough competition to drive prices down. Floats go anywhere from $50 – $100 depending it you buy packages, subscriptions, or one time floats. It’s really freaking expensive. I know how hard it is to run a business so I understand that these places need to charge something, but I just wish they could figure out a cheaper pricing strategy. May be like a $30 float Sundays or something. Once they figure the pricing and more float tank companies open up I really think this could catch on.

Seattle Upstart iHear Network

  • May 8, 2012
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Seattle Upstart iHear Network

Seattle upstart iHear is launching an app. for Android similar to an iPhone app. called Snackr. If the web site Appbrain.com is any indication of iHear’s quality they give Snackr (Apple’s version) 4 out of 5 stars.

http://www.ihearnetwork.com/

iHear, run by CEO Paul Simons, takes your personal social network and turns it into a streaming audio news report. Think of Pandora for your social networks.

The iHear app. does appear to be even better. There are multiple voice options, some costing some money. Also, the app. pulls from both Facebook and Twitter.

The benefit of this app. is you can have your ear buds in while walking the dog for a walk and still hear your social updates. My question is do you really need to be that closely watching your social media feeds? Some people may find that a necessity, but I see it as more of a novelty.

Ballard’s Best Happy Hour Sushi at Moshi Moshi 7 Days a Week!

  • March 9, 2011
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Ballard’s Best Happy Hour Sushi at Moshi Moshi

This past weekend I ate at what I think is one of Ballard’s Best Friday Happy Hour spots. It’s called Moshi Moshi and they serve great sushi and spirits. The great part about Moshi Moshi is their late night Friday Happy Hour, something that’s very hard to find in Seattle. I recommend the miso soup and California Roll (Red crab, cucumber, avocado, & tobiko). Great value & great food to be found here especially during happy hour. Find the entire menu at moremoshi.com/menu_happy_hour.html

Happy Hour Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 4:30pm-6pm, and 9:30pm-10:30pm
Fri-Sat: 4:30pm-6pm, and 11pm-12:30am
Sun: 3pm-6pm, and all night in the Bar

Nightly Specials

Sunday- Happy Hour all night long in the bar

Monday- $6 Specialty Cocktails in the bar &
Industry Night

Tuesday- ½ off bottles of wine

Wednesday- Ladies Night in the bar! $3 wine and $6 Vodka Specialty Drinks

Thursday- $3 wine, $3 sake & $3 Sapporo in the bar

Address:

5324 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Phone:

(206) 971-7424

Washington State Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.8 Percent

  • October 21, 2008
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Since the national news is so dismal lately I like to highlight good news coming out of my home state, Washington. Washington State unemployment rate dropped from 6.0 percent in August to 5.8 in September. The drop represents the first decrease in the unemployment rate in 5 months. The 5.8 percentage is better than the 6.1 percent national average. Seattle’s unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent from 4.7 percent in August. All signs point to that the Washington State economy is holding up better than the rest of the nation.

Good Economic News Coming Out of Seattle?

  • October 8, 2008
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I’m happy to report some good news in our local housing market here in Seattle. The housing market according to an October 6th 2008 Seattle PI article shows signs of stabilization in September. “Pending sales of houses and condominiums in Seattle increased 8.8 percent from a year earlier and 1.8 percent from August, while sales countywide went up 4.2 percent from September 2007 and declined 0.8 percent from August, according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.Home listings increased 4.9 percent from a year earlier and 1.5 percent from the prior month in Seattle; countywide listings rose 6.2 percent from a year earlier and dipped 2.8 percent from August.” The 8.8 percent move in pending sales represents the first increases in 14 months. With the stock market crashing I’m all for good economic news no matter where I find it.

I Can’t Stand Seattle’s Weather!!! Global Warming, What Global Warming?

  • June 10, 2008
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I can’t believe it in the age of global warming June has turned out to be the coldest in more than a century here in Seattle. With weather records going back to 1852 we are matching and even beating record low temperatures in the region. It’s so cold here that as I type it’s STILL snowing in the mountains! This is the actual forecast from the National Weather Service… “A fierce storm could bring five to 10 inches of new snow to Washington’s Cascade Mountains, particularly in the higher elevation.” I’m going to get my skis out and get up there right away. I can probably count on my hands how many nice days we’ve had all year. I’m been a Northwesterner all my life, but I’m this close to moving to Arizona.

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