Austin, Texas; 25, December 2014: The therapeutic benefits of a float spa may be new and different to many people, but the popularity explosion is hard to miss. 

Float spas are not new. They have been around since 1954, when a researcher was studying the effects of sensory deprivation. Float spas have slowly crept into mainstream ever since. 

Sean Thompson, owner of Liquid Floats, is a Florida native who first learned about the float pod system and spa while living and working there. 

“I loved the beach and the opportunity to escape in the water. I learned about the float pod system and flew to Phoenix, Ariz., to learn more. I bought six pods then and have not looked back since,” said Thompson. 

Austin seems the perfect location for his floating pod relaxation system, or R.E.S.T. as Thompson refers to it. The combination of a large metropolitan city, major university and state capitol meant there were many in the area who would benefit from the relaxation therapies. 

“R.E.S.T. stands for Restricted Environmental Stimulus Therapy. The water, isolation and epsom salt therapy benefits the body both physically and mentally. 


Since the person is weightless, there is no stress on joints. This way the body has a chance to relax and begin a self-healing process. It is perfect for anyone with ailments like fibromyalgia and chronic pain. The epsom salts help reduce fluid build up in the muscles, reducing inflammation and soreness. 

“The body releases certain hormones when under stress. Hormones like cortisol can lead to weight gain and other physical problems,” said Thompson. 


The body is a powerful machine, and the most powerful part of the body is the mind. Keeping the mind sharp and focused is key to an overall healthful lifestyle. Float therapies help reduce stress by removing stimuli. This allows the mind to stop and restart. 

“Stress is very real, and the effects of stress can be extremely detrimental. It can lead to loss of sleep, emotional control and a host of other issues. Clients who partake of float therapy find their stress levels considerably lowered in only a few treatments,” said Thompson. 

Memberships for Liquid Floats are available, and the facility is open 24/7 for clients. Special discounts are available as well. 

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For Media Contact:
Sean Thompson, Owner
Liquid Floats
[email protected]