226 episodes

Art of the Float is a podcast about float tanks and float centers. It's hosted by three float center owners who discuss their experiences and knowledge to help others looking to start their own business.

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Art of the Float is a podcast about float tanks and float centers. It's hosted by three float center owners who discuss their experiences and knowledge to help others looking to start their own business.

    262 - Do You Wanna Build a Float Center?

    262 - Do You Wanna Build a Float Center?

    What happens when you cross a commercial construction expert, a float center owner, and a general contractor? You get Jamie Gagne.


    While he was still wrapped up in the commercial construction space, Jamie was introduced to floating, and like many float center owners, became enamored with the practice. He built his own tank, and then eventually opened his own center and has helped build several centers now.


    In this episode, Jamie shares his lessons learned after not soundproofing his first location. You’ll hear tips for soundproofing, sealing the space so the salt doesn’t destroy it, and strategies for where to spend and where to save.


    He gives away a powerful tip about how to work with and talk to a general contractor when you’re building your own center: start with detailed plans from a good draftsman or architect.


    If you’re thinking about opening a float center, or are making improvements to your own, you won’t want to miss this one.


    Links
    Email Jamie at me@jjg.io


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    Art of the Float Store
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    • 44 min
    261: Joining the Float Research Collective Mission w/Dr. Justin Feinstein

    261: Joining the Float Research Collective Mission w/Dr. Justin Feinstein

    If you’ve been living with your head in the sand (like Drew), you might not have heard the biggest news to hit the float world in YEARS. It’s been a twinkle in Dr. Justin Feinstein’s eye for many years, but at last, the Float Research Collective is ready for an official launch.


    In this episode, Dr. Feinstein joins the crew to talk about what the FRC is, what he’s been doing with it, where it’s going, and most importantly, how you can get involved.


    This project is a bridge between float therapy and the medical community. As funds are raised, they’ll be used to facilitate clinical research that will help promote floating as a respected, effective, and common tool for combating stress, anxiety, pain, and more. Imagine a world where anyone has access to float when they need it. Imagine the ripple effect on society as more and more people are able to reduce their suffering and show up each day as the best versions of themselves - all of us walking around with that post-float glow. It’s hard not to be inspired and excited when you hear Dr. Feinstein speak about his vision.


    Sign up for your own team fundraiser and help make it happen!


    Links
    clinicalfloat.funraise.org
    Float Research Collective Social Media links


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    HelmBot
    Float Tank Association

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    260: PostCon - Float Con 2022 Review

    260: PostCon - Float Con 2022 Review

    Whew. Float Conference 2022 was one for the record books! The crew is back from Portland and recovering from the shenanigans (among other things).


    _Warning: This one’s for the float fam, but not for your young fam. You’ll hear some light adult language not suitable for little ears.
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    You’ll hear a recap of their favorite things - the workshops, the speakers, the venue, the FOOD, and more! Some highlights included sales and membership workshops, the latest research about floating and anorexia nervosa, the launch of the Float Research Collective fundraisers, and Dylan’s love affair with a cardigan.


    If you missed out on the fun, be sure to tune in to experience a little of the salty love – and to hear where we’ll be heading for Float Con 2023!


    Links
    Graham and Ashkahn's Cheat Sheet


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    HelmBot
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    259: Thor Photomedicine with James Carroll

    259: Thor Photomedicine with James Carroll

    Let’s get this clear first: stop calling it red light therapy. We stand corrected.


    You may have heard of this hot new therapy that’s been taking off across the globe, but in this episode, you’ll discover that it’s not a new therapy, and it’s not “red light therapy”.


    It is, however, the medicine of the future - the very same medicine that you saw in Star Trek when someone went to the sick bay, was treated by a laser beam, and healed.


    In this episode, James Carroll, founder and CEO of Thor Photomedicine joined us to talk about photobiomodulation therapy, or PBMT. He’s a world-renowned expert in PBMT - a walking, talking, breathing encyclopedia of information about the benefits of this powerful therapy that’s backed by thousands of peer-reviewed scientific studies. James shares inspiring stories about how PBM has helped patients across the globe with everything from chronic pain to athletic recovery and even a specific disease that causes blindness.


    With more than 100 names for the therapy, it’s hard to sort out the differences between devices and treatments, but James clarifies some of that as he describes what to look for and what benefits to expect if you’re considering adding red light therapy, errrr, photobiomodulation therapy, to your center.


    Be sure to stop by the Thor Photomedicine booth at the Float Conference to try it out yourself!


    Links
    www.thorlaser.com
    www.novothor.com


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    HelmBot
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    [Art of the Float Store](Shop.artofthefloat.com)
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    • 40 min
    258: Open Swim!

    258: Open Swim!

    You know what they say, “When Kim’s away, the co-hosts will play….”


    Maybe that’s not the saying, but this one is a hoot! It’s no secret that your co-hosts have become fast friends over the years on the mic together, so in this episode, you’ll get a glimpse of what it’s like when the crew gets together (minus one). Expect no structure. Expect no specific topic of discussion. Expect lots of laughs, and know that you’ll likely walk away feeling a little lighter.


    Gloria dishes on her latest crush, you’ll hear about Dylan’s “other” cat, and Drew is buying a cow but also used to be in that business. (These are the things you won’t hear on most episodes - except Gloria’s crushes, of course.)


    And you’ll also hear some insider scoop about the latest happenings with the FTA (Floatation Tank Association), because we’re not all fun and games. And just like our group text messages, you might think the conversation is winding down, but then it picks back up with someone crying over Shark Tank.


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    [Art of the Float Store](Shop.artofthefloat.com)
    Support Art of the Float

    • 1 hr 3 min
    257: Hiring a Manager

    257: Hiring a Manager

    When is it time to hire a manager? Why would you? What do you look for if you make the choice? The gang dives in on this weeks episode!


    Sponsors
    HelmBot
    I-Sopod Float Tank
    Mindfull Solutions
    [Art of the Float Store](Shop.artofthefloat.com)
    Support Art of the Float

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Drunkbad ,

Industry Leaders on a Mission

Love these folks, Dylan, Gloria, Kim & Drew are so kind and share everything they know about everything running your float center!

ElliottLMT ,

Great Pod!

Excellent weekly podcast for current or future float center owners! Dylan is the man!

BVP663 ,

Fun and engaging podcast

I love the hosts and their perspectives on the floating industry.

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