Turn Off & Tune In at Theta Float & Wellness
The topic of mental health has been a growing concern as we see and experience staggering rates of depression, anxiety, PTSD and addiction in our community and around the world. We are all too familiar with the constant demands of trying to juggle life (successfully) — often at the cost of our mental and emotional health. Who has time to just turn off and tune into themselves anymore?
Theta owner/operator Jonathan Daku knows how easy it is to fall victim to “the grind” and become exhausted by a busy schedule. Leaving a high-stress job as a manager in the oil field, he created Theta Wave Float & Wellness out of his own quest to find a service and experience that would offer him the ability to fully relax and tune into his mind and body.
Daku has a personal understanding of mental health, so it was a priority to create an environment that was suited to a multitude of calming sensory requirements. “People need an environment where they are able to focus on all things involving the mind and body — a luxurious break from a world that doesn’t stop. So I built one,” explains Daku.
Discovering that traditional sensory float tanks did not ease him into a meditative and calming state, Daku did some further digging and found others struggled with the same issue. A unique method with large open pools, Theta Wave’s process guides individuals through a one-of-a-kind experience that breaks through the noise of the world in a gentle and soothing way.
“I knew from the beginning this would be a progression — almost like peeling off the layers of stress. The process starts with a customized muscle tension release in our state-of-the-art massage units. This helps the mind and body relax, especially after a long day at the office. The next step is the actual float, which can be done solo or with a friend or partner in our large open pools. Our touch screen controls allow people to customize both sound and lighting. How people relax is deeply personal, so we wanted to accommodate as many different needs as possible. If people are looking for a more sensory experience, the underwater sound technology can guide them through meditation or take them to the tropics with therapeutic sounds of nature,” explains Daku about Theta’s unique float process.
Post-float, guests are invited to retreat in an infrared sauna to slowly bring them out of their relaxed state and reconnect with the world around them. For couples, this is also a great moment to reflect on the experience together. Before they leave, guests are encouraged to move around and get the blood circulating in the stretching area or to sit and relax with a refreshment.
Since opening to the public in December 2018, Daku has made an effort to reach out to industries with typically high-stress work environments. Understanding what this type of work environment can do to a person’s overall health, Daku plans to grow and evolve his services to create more opportunities to combat stress and promote mental health.
To learn more about Theta Wave Float & Wellness, their meditation and float programs or to book your first float experience, visit their website or follow them on Instagram and Facebook.
What Our Clients are Saying
“After the Bronco’s bus accident I suffered from PTSD symptoms. The float at Theta Wave has helped me as I continue to work through my symptoms. Having a place to shut my mind off and process my thoughts has given me a deeper understanding of what was going on in my mind.” —Chris Beaudry, Former Assistant Coach for the Humboldt Broncos
Theta Wave Float & Wellness
100 - 1222 Quebec Ave.
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