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Reset, Restore & Reignite: Float Therapy for First Responders

In the demanding world of emergency services, where stress and anxiety are constant companions, Free2Be offers a specialized solution to help first responders find respite and restore their well-being.


First responders dedicate their lives to helping others, often at the expense of their own health and mental well-being. The rigorous demands of their roles result in immense stress and sleep deprivation. Many resort to excessive caffeine consumption or pushing through exhaustion, leading to feelings of fatigue and irritability when off duty.



The nature of being on call exacerbates the challenge, as the mind rarely grants the body true relaxation and recovery. The constant need to be alert and ready means that even during leisure time at home, the mind and body remain in a state of heightened awareness.


The toll of trauma experienced by emergency service workers can manifest as anxiety, depression, or even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). There is an alarming prevalence of psychological distress among police and emergency service workers, with one in three experiencing high or very high levels of distress, nearly half being diagnosed with a mental health condition, and those with over a decade of experience being six times more likely to suffer from PTSD.

While the noble work of first responders is centered around helping others, it is crucial not to overlook their own well-being and self-care.


How Float Therapy Provides a Space for Recovery for First Responders:

For emergency workers, whose roles are filled with immense stress, it is essential to treat their bodies with the same care and attention as patients in a hospital. Proactively addressing stress is crucial to prevent its escalation. In such circumstances, float therapy offers an invaluable tool. A single float session can temporarily wash away layers of stress, transforming long nights and demanding shifts into moments of pure bliss. The hour of complete silence and serenity experienced in the floatation tank creates a profound sense of distance from the challenges of work. Regular float sessions amplify these benefits, providing a proactive safeguard against ongoing work-related stress.



Free2Be's floatation tanks offer a unique environment that allows first responders to find solace from the outside world. This private sanctuary provides an opportunity to recover from a tough week, discover inner peace, and reconnect with oneself. The physical benefits are equally remarkable. As a member of the emergency services, maintaining peak physical condition is essential for performing the job with excellence and precision.


Our float tanks, filled with over 1000 lbs of Epsom salts—a Magnesium Sulphate compound—act as muscle relaxants, alleviating muscle and joint pain. Floating in the float pods' zero gravity environment allows for spine decompression, relieving back aches and joint discomfort. Additionally, the infusion of magnesium helps relax muscles and aids in post-exertion healing processes.


Benefits of Float Therapy for First Responders:

  1. Facilitates proper muscle recovery from stress and exertion.

  2. Rapidly dissipates fatigue, improving with each float session.

  3. Energizes and helps navigate long weeks and challenging shifts.

  4. Reduces muscular tension and aids in recovery.

  5. Eases joint pain.

  6. Restores balance to disrupted sleep patterns caused by on-call duties or overnight shifts.

  7. Provides a period of silence and tranquility.

  8. A one-hour float session is equivalent to 4-8 hours of deep sleep.

  9. Promotes rejuvenating sleep, waking up refreshed and revitalized.


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