Hello friends, it has been too long since we have seen everyone. Like all of you we have watched and reacted to the swift changes in our day-to-day lives. As we hunker down we have learned to do 1st grade in a swimsuit, how to shoot a layup, and what an amazing creative tool side-walk chalk can be. We look forward to seeing everyone hearing about your summer when the time is appropriate.
We will be watching our peers and other states as they open their spas and float therapy businesses. We are confident that we can provide a safe space to float. However, under the direction of our medical team, because of compromised family members, we are choosing to continue to isolate and not accept customers at this time.
Circumstances are changing quickly so that to make any predictions would be premature. We acknowledge that there are many outstanding gift cards and credits. We look forward to when we can address these credits with a solution that is appreciated by our guests.
Hopefully we can all “float” through the next few weeks and months, and come out stronger, more at peace, and grateful for the freedoms we may have taken for granted before. Miss you and see you all as soon as possible!
New Ulm Chamber's CEO, Michael Looft, and Floating
Our very own Chamber President and CEO, Michael Looft, has benefited from Flotation Therapy. After an accident, as he tackled the road to recovery, Michael floated to help with pain management and stress relief. “A day after my first 60-minute float, my blood pressure went down considerably, my leg felt marginally better and my back felt adjusted.” The relief that he experienced continued to increase as he continued to float. Read more about Michael in today’s blog..
After a tumble off my roof in early 2017 it was safe to say I would not be a roofer. It was also very noticeable that I needed to find alternative treatment options for physical therapy. As a busy retail manager at the time, I did not have time for the conventional kind of physical therapy. I did most of the recover steps by myself with strict instructions from my surgeon. At the end of the day I needed something that would re-energize me, relieve stress and reduce pain. I was put in contact with a business that did float therapy in Mankato. I went in expecting it to be a scam. I could not believe that floating in salt water would possibly make aches and pains go away. To appease many people in my life, I made an appointment and started my first float session 4 months after my original surgery. The surgery left 2 plates, 4 pins and 2 vertical pins in my left ankle. My first float was a nerve-racking experience. I couldn’t get comfortable; my mind would not shut off and the music was not my style. I almost did not go back. But a day after 60-minute float my blood pressure went down considerably, my leg felt marginally better and my back felt adjusted. I went back a second, third and fourth time and each time I floated it was a better result. I’m now a supporter of float therapy and have seen the great properties that results from floating. If you have questions contact Virginia Suker-Moldan at Calm Lake Floats in New Ulm. She is a professional with great knowledge in float therapy and how it can help you. You don’t have to take my word for it, try it yourself more than once and you’ll find it a relaxing oasis.
President & CEO
New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
A little over a year ago I was working with Life and Career Coach Heidi Nelson. She came to try out Calm Lake floats and this is what she had to say.
The experience of floating is so difficult to describe. The peace, the warmth, the darkness is almost womb-like. Floating has given me wonderful relaxation, and inspired creativity all in the same session! Calm Lake Floats was created from a love of helping others and they have done that so very well! The space is inviting, and the care given to creating a truly personalized experience is like no other.
In one short year, Virginia took an idea and now has created an oasis of calm to share with others.
Try it, you won't be disappointed!
Heidi Anne Nelson
Life and Travel Coach for Women
Floating through success!
Maddie Hogue is a star swimmer from Mankato East High School and is also an active floater. She broke five Mankato East School records last year and hopes to win even more this year. She made it to state last year in all four events and has already broken another record in 2019. There are with hopes for more to come. Maddie says, “I float before each meet because it helps my muscles recover, it makes me very relaxed, and it helps me get in the zone and ready to race."
At Calm Lake Floats we like to get to know our clients as floaters and we also enjoy getting to know them personally. Maddie is a great baker; she likes to vacation at the beach and her favorite color is blue. She says that some of her strengths are her swimming and ability to help others. One of the biggest reasons Maddie can wake up and say, “Today I am lucky,” is her family. Maddie’s favorite flavor of ice cream is chocolate and She never gets nervous before a race!!
There are many float tanks throughout the world and each of them has their own personality and their own strengths. We at Calm Lake strive to make community our strength.
Our goal at Calm Lake Floats is to educate our friends, neighbors, family, and community about the physical and mental health benefits of floating. We are also passionate about knowing each guest individually. We keep record of each client’s preferences. From temperature to music, to towel and robes, we try to accommodate it all. However, what we really love is learning about our is our clients lives and passions outside of the float world. We hope that this knowledge and care will help us serve each guest the best consideration and experience.
We look forward to forming more of these relationships and helping our community friends achieve better physical, mental, and spiritual health.
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