TOPEKA, Kan (WIBW) --- "After I got out of the military I was having a lot of trouble adjusting. A lot of depression and anxiety,” owner of Midwest Float Casey Campbell said.
Desperate for help, Campbell turned to flotation therapy. It’s where you go to a large tank.
"It has about a thousand pounds of epsom salt, and about 10 inches of water. You float in there effortlessly with zero-gravity. It takes all the pressure of your joints and muscles, and allows your body to relax,” he explained.
Campbell said in one hour he noticed changes.
"It really helped me process things and let go of things that just didn't need to be there anymore, and that's what I want to provide to veterans,” he said.
So, in 2015 he created Midwest Float. It is located at 2120 SW Brandywine Lane. It allows others, including veterans like himself, to experience relaxation like never before.
"They come in, and you know they become like family to us, and we provide that safe space for them to come and just let everything go and get the healing that they need,” Campbell said.
Midwest Float also offers massages as well as access to an infrared sauna.
On the last Wednesday of every month he offers free floats to veterans. He will also do so on Veterans Day.
"It totally changed my life. I don't know where I'd be if I hadn't found floating,” he said.
Campbell said each customer has walked away with a positive experience, and said your peace is just one float away.
"Everything is done for you. All you have to do is show up,” he added.