Float Away Your Cares

A client enters a floatation tank. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Daily Post

Carlos Casias and his wife Nancy opened Float Los Alamos in November at 927 Central Ave.

The new business provides floatation therapy a.k.a. Floating, or R.E.S.T (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy), which involves lying in a spacious, dark tank floating atop a super saturated Epsom salt water solution.

The goal of floatation therapy is to limit sensory input and allow the body to shift into a parasympathetic state to achieve rest, relaxation and restoration of normal function and behavior.

Casias was born and raised in Los Alamos, went away to college and then made his way back once he was married and his daughter was born. He returned to Los Alamos in 2009 with his family.

“My family and I moved back to Los Alamos because of the fond memories I had as a child here,” he said.

“I remember a friendly and safe community. I remember playing safely with my friends outside without any parental supervision, having access to the mountains whenever I’d like and receiving an excellent education.

“I wanted my daughter, Isabella, to be able to have a safe and fun upbringing like I was able to experience.”

Casias had been planning Float Los Alamos for more than a year and said he is happy to open his new business in his hometown and bring this unique business to the region. Float Los Alamos is the first float-only floatation therapy center in the state of New Mexico with the most reasonably priced float sessions in the country, he said.

Floatation therapy is for everyone; male/female, young/mature, for those who suffer from chronic pain, are stressed and need a break, or who want to use the tank to reflect and meditate.

“We are the only local business that is open after midnight, six days a week,” Casias said. “Float Los Alamos is a local, family-owned and operated business. My wife, Linda, and I are running the float center, day and night. Linda works days while I work evenings after my day job as a case manager for disabled and elderly people.”

Casias said that he wants Los Alamos residents to know that he understands their physical and psychological struggles. He has been working in healthcare as a case manager for nearly a decade and has experience with many different body/mind ailments ranging from anxiety, depression and ptsd to fibromyalgia, arthritis and other chronic disease, he said.

“Floatation therapy is a powerful, holistic tool to manage one’s ailments and I believe that this therapy is going to change the way we as a society manage our individual healthcare needs,” Casias said.

“I have worked hard to ensure that locals from all walks of life will be able to float regularly at a reasonable price.”

For more information, call 505.695.9234 or visit http://www.floatlosalamos.com.