Statistics from the CDC have found that occupational stress in first responders can be associated with increased risk of anxiety, depression, and suicidal behaviours. Many mental health professionals recommend a regular mindfulness practice and deep relaxation as part of a treatment plan.
3 is the most basic of patterns. Neuroscience shows us that our brains LOVE patterns. Many people would say that 3 is indeed a magic number.
So, you can see that there is little coincidence that we recommend 3 floats as the beginning of your float practice.
As someone who is prone to depression and anxiety, I find that I need to actively manage my mental health this time of year to avoid the winter doldrums, and make the most of every day. Floating, of course, is my #1 tool for boosting my mood.