Why Float Therapy is good for teachers & students

As teachers get busier and busier at school, self-care becomes increasingly important to avoid burnout. 

Float Therapy is a very beneficial tool to help teachers take time for themselves and quiet the mind. The folks at Midwest Float are firm believers that you cannot fill from an empty cup and this especially holds true for teachers. After all, they are shaping the children of our future.

Float Therapy, also known as sensory deprivation tanks, provide relaxation through body suspension in salt water containing 900 to 1,200+ pounds of Epsom salt, heated to body temperature.  People float to relieve stress, recover from injuries, fight addiction, eliminate chronic pain, and much more. Studies indicate that floating increases your dopamine and endorphin levels, boosting your mood and leaving you with a pleasant afterglow that can last for days.  

After 30-45 minutes of floating, your mind starts producing theta brainwaves, which are responsible for that ‘between waking & sleeping’ state. With all external information gone, everything you experience while floating comes from within. With nothing to distract you, your level of concentration and mental clarity will surge.  

It’s also important for athletes and students alike to make sure they are taking the time for self-care and recovery. 

“Children as young as 5 years of age have found relief in our tanks, as well as teens and college students,” said Casey Campbell, owner of Midwest Float. “In an over-stimulated society, people can get overwhelmed and have anxiety, insomnia, symptoms of ADHD and other mental ailments. Floating helps slow the mind down so that you get a full body relaxation.” 

“It’s kind of like meditation but without trying. Your body and mind just naturally slip into a healing state.  Athletes like Tom Brady and Steph Curry have credited floating for their athletic performance and recovery. We even have MMA fighters, marathon runners, and football players that utilize our tanks for mental clarity and physical pain. These are all reasons why we believe floating is ideal for coaches and athletes.”

Midwest Float offers a number of pricing options, including discounts for teachers as well as $35.00 60-minute floats for students. They also have various packages like the Mind Eraser – Infrared Sauna + Massage + Float Therapy for $129, and the Staycation – Infrared Sauna + Float Therapy for only $67.  To learn more about float therapy, or to book a service, check out their website at http://www.midwestfloat.com or call 785-783-8307.


Midwest Float

2120 SW Brandywine Ln. Suite 110

(21st & Wanamaker, 1 blk west)




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