#whywefloat – Nancy N
In the early months of 2018, we were approached by Karen from Little Windows Photography with an idea of a Float Photography project. Karen envisioned a plan where she could get to know some of the amazing floaters we host at our space, learn why it is they float and snap a photo of them pre- or post- float. We are honoured by the openness and honesty shared by our float fam; it is a privilege to provide this service to our community.
“Nancy began her float practice as a way to relieve the physical strain she had accumulated while working as a dental hygienist. The repetitive motion of leaning over patients takes a toll on the body, and floating free from pressure points and muscle strain has had a real, restorative effect. She has found the ritual of floating – she makes her appointments on Sundays – to be extremely beneficial both physically and mentally. Nancy uses floating as a way to deepen her regular meditation practice. The float centre has provided her a comfortable place, free from all distractions: when she’s in the tank, the dogs don’t bark and the phone doesn’t ring. It’s a place where she feels completely safe, and is able to go quickly into a deep, meditative state.”