It was six years ago that Dylan Brown spent time researching consciousness, meditation, and other ways to alleviate anxiety and depression in a less traditional way. That’s when he discovered the benefits of floating.
“Inevitably I found floating and it changed my life,” he explains. “Traditional meditation was always a bit difficult for me to stick with so the idea of hopping in a large pod with 1,200 pounds of epsom salt dissolved in 11 inches of skin temperature water to create a weightless and sensory isolated environment intrigued me.”
Once he found floating and reveled in its benefits, Brown decided to bring his own floating center to Cincinnati: Tao Float Loft.
“Tao offers a natural, noninvasive service (floating) that has been around for over 60 years with more than 200 studies,” he says.
Among the many benefits of floating, you’ll find that it reduces stress, eases various pains, and can also help you to reconnect with yourself. “One hour of floating with reduced sensory input and zero gravity allows your mind and body to naturally heal itself. It’s like floating on a cloud with no distraction from the outside world,” says Brown.
And with so many things going on in all of our lives, it’s easy to become distracted, and that’s why Brown aims to bring a floating therapy center that allows you to step away from the crazy of everyday life.
“Tao Float Loft is the shortcut we all seek in meditation to reach those rare nirvana mental states,” he says. “The most interesting aspect is you naturally glide into these deep states of bliss with hardly any effort.”
When describing his first float experience, Brown says that he floated like an astronaut in space without a care in the world. “I felt truly connected with everything within and around me,” he says. “I felt at peace, and after my first few floats I managed to reduce my anxiety almost completely.”
Brown says that there’s also a post-float glow that will boost your health as well – a glow that lasts him for 3-5 days. “Floating became my new natural, noninvasive medication to essentially beat my anxiety down and diminish my depression,” he says. “It’s very much a practice so I continue my sessions on a weekly, routine basis.”
As soon as Tao Float Loft launched in November 2015, Brown says that it’s been a unique offering in the Tri-State. “Tao Float Loft is unlike any other place in the region,” he says. “We offer a proven natural method to relieve symptoms from stress, back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, anxiety, sports injury/recovery, and so much more.”
Plus, it’s not very likely that you’re going to find a gravity-free space-like environment in Cincinnati.
Brown adds that whether you’re looking for a spa day, a place to recover from an injury, or just to experience quiet time to reboot the mind, you’ll find it at Tao Float Loft. “We have created a beautiful state-of-the-art floatation center for the Cincinnati area,” he says. “We house two of the best float pods (i-sopods) in the world and have them shipped in from England alongside a world-class float room that offers a more open design.”
There’s also the option to enjoy a massage or infrared sauna session before or after your float to enhance the experience of visiting Tao Float Loft. Brown wants his clients to enjoy themselves and find their inner peace, so he gives them complete control over their experience. “You can leave the lid open, leave the lights on with a bit of music in the beginning – it’s all about your comfort level before heading into the euphoria of sensory isolation,” he says.
If you’re interested in trying out a float experience at Tao Float Loft, Brown says that the first 60-minute float is $59. There are also several discount packages available as it typically takes about 3 floats to adjust to the newly experienced weightless environment. With this in mind, Brown offers an introductory 3-float package for $139, breaking each float down to $46 per float and giving you the option to choose a 60- or 90-minute experience. For those who suffer from chronic pain, there is an option to float for $37 for 1 hour with a doctor’s note or recent documentation stating the condition you suffer from.
Brown says he and his team are currently whipping up a master plan to bring to Tao Float Loft, which you’ll have to stay tuned to hear more about.
You can learn more about Tao Float Loft at www.taofloatloft.com or by calling 513-755-1236. Tao is located at 7334 Tylers Corner Drive in West Chester. They’re open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 days a week. You can find offers and other news on Facebook and Instagram.