Los Alamos Daily Post
Carlos and Linda Casias opened Float Los Alamos in November at 927 Central Ave., near the DMV and Rose Chocolatier.
The new business provides floatation therapy 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.
Carlos became interested in flotation because of his work as a case manager for disabled and elderly people. He wondered if floatation might help them with persistent ailments, and also with insomnia and anxiety.
A trip to a flotation center in Albuquerque sold him on the experience.
“I fell in love with it and I wanted to share it with others,” Carlos said.
After an apprenticeship in Oregon, Carlos and Linda opened their business, now four months old.
“We wanted to open a business here and we felt like this one would be a wonderful asset to our community,” Carlos said.
Carlos was born and raised in Los Alamos. He returned to Los Alamos in 2009 with his family. Linda hails from England and came to the U.S. in 2008.
Carlos and Linda’s five-year-old daughter Isabella loves to come and help at Float Los Alamos.
Linda works mostly during the days and Carlos at night, splitting the weekends between them.
The schedule varies on other days, but Float Los Alamos is always open 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
“People with insomnia really like the later floats,” Carlos said.
“Floating is for everybody,” Lynda
said. “We have kids to seniors that come to float. Here in Los Alamos we see a large number of clients seeking pain relief. We hear wonderful stories about people coming off pain medication after many years.”
Floating also is for relaxation, Linda said. “It’s a unique and effortless way to relax.”
Floating has been shown many times, (in controlled studies compared to bed rest), to be the most relaxing experience on earth, Carlos explained. Relaxation measured by perceived stress, by hormone measurement and by brain waves all strongly support this claim, he said.
It’s important to Linda and Carlos that prices be affordable. “We want everybody to make it part of their life!” Carlos 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,” he said.
For more information, call 505.695.9234 or visit www.floatlosalamos.com.