Meditation and Floatation Therapy


The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity, and forgiveness.

When it comes to Meditation, there are a two things I know for sure: 1. there are truly great benefits to the practise, and 2. It is called a practise because that is what it takes to takes do it right. Floatation Therapy on the other hand, takes no practise at all and the results are remarkably close.
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Detox With Floatation Therapy


Are you getting fabulous this weekend?! Planning on sending it hard in Whistler with extreme sports, food, and drink?!

Floatation Therapy in Sensory Deprivation Tanks at West Coast Float will help your body detox to get you back on your feet and feeling good!

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West Coast Float Whistler BC – Floating, Massage, Esthetics and More


Locally owned and operated, West Coast Float aims to provide the community of Whistler with ways to relax, reduce stress, and maintain a well balanced life.

Originally only offering Floatation Therapy, West Coast Float has recently expanded to offer a variety of solutions for a visitors and residence of Whistler BC.

Through our range of products and services including, Massage, Esthetics, Manual Osteopathy, and Physiotherapy we aim to heal and create positive outcomes for those who are looking for a new approach to wellness.


Holistic and Wellness Services for Healing at West Coast Float Whistler

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The Guide to Letting Go – In a Float Tank

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Letting go sounds easy, but many of us are subconsciously and consciously dealing with busy minds, common fears, and small paranoias; “What is it going to be like?” “What if I can’t relax?” “What if I freak out?”  “What if it is not safe?

These negative thoughts block us from relaxing in both the float tank and our daily lives. If we can overcome our negative thought cycles, we can benefit from the experience of letting go. To get to this experience, one must free the body from the interference of the conscious mind and calm the flow of thoughts, images and words.

Brain research now suggests, that once you have entered this state of profound relaxation it can be recalled, reentered, and maintained. With natural body memory and practice, maintaining deep relaxation can be utilized for a wide range of techniques for behaviour or attitude change such as: self-hypnosis, autosuggestion, visualization, free-flowing imagery, self-healing, prayer, meditation, autogenics exercises and so on.

“There is a certain trick to letting go but is quite easy to learn, and once learned it is not easily forgotten” – Michael Hutchison, “The Book of Floating”

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Top 5 Questions about Floatation Therapy

tranquility po for floatation therapyWorking at West Coast Float in Whistler BC, we get a lot of questions about Floatation Therapy. It’s surprising that so many of us tend to have the same basic concerns and questions about Floatation Therapy. Although “Floating” is a fast growing trend, some people have yet to experience it due partly to their fear of the unknown.

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History of Floatation Therapy

JOHNLILLYI believe in our culture we need certain socially accepted places where we don’t answer the telephone, we don’t have to answer questions or agree with anyone on anything” (John C Lilly)

Who invented Floatation Therapy?

Floatation therapy was invented in the mid-1960s by John Cunningham Lilly, an American physician, neuroscientist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, writer and inventor. Lilly had an interest in physiology and psychology of meditation and enjoyed researching the nature of consciousness. He devised the first float tank in 1954 when he had a job studying neurology with the US Public Health Service. Floatation therapy is based on a scientific approach to deep relaxation called Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique (R.E.S.T.).Continue Reading..