Honoring Vets: Tanks aren't just for Combat–Sarah Explains the Motivation Behind the Free Floats for Vets Promotion

This Veterans Day, we’re giving back to the military community by treating veterans to free float sessions from open to close. Whether you’re looking to soothe aches and pains, seek mental clarity, or are simply craving an hour of uninterrupted solitude, stop by for an on-the-house float.

Supporting military personnel in the area is more than a philanthropic pursuit — it’s a personal one for Sarah, who served in the Air National Guard for thirteen years.

“We know how hard it is,” Sarah relays. “I was in the military and I empathise with how difficult it can be to take time out for yourself. We thought providing free floats on Veteran’s Day was a really good opportunity for vets to take a break, come in, and experience something.”

Coined “the Swiss Army Knife modality”, people can experience a plethora of benefits from floating in relation to stress relief and alleviation of PTSD symptoms. “The military right now is pretty open to alternative medicine and holistic treatments. It’s a beautiful thing, and that’s where things like floating [and iRest Mindfulness Meditation] come into play. The two services are kind of up-and-coming, but they’re very effective. There are so many stressors on our military members and their families right now — If nothing else, veterans can use this hour as time solely for themselves. They aren’t afforded many opportunities to do so because they’re always having to be ‘on’ for their commanders, deployment missions, training, and their families.”

The ideology behind military support transcends beyond the annual holiday — Jon and Sarah have built upon their entrepreneurial endeavors with a daily synergistic commitment to comfort, accessibility and warm hospitality.

“Jon and I have a really big heart and passion for the local community. We put a lot of thought into how we were going to design Uncharted Waters in order to be welcoming to folks who may have experienced some level of PTSD. We wanted to give back,” declares Sarah. “Not only in our building design and cabin choices, but also in what we are able to offer people.”

Uncharted also offers Freedom Floats year round; all tips received go directly to the program, in addition to one donated float per membership package purchased.

“A lot of veterans struggle with PTSD and mental health related issues and often times, the funds needed for treatment are not available. While we are a for-profit business, we do have a heart for the community and non-profit style outreach. We aim to give back to the community by making floating accessible all year round.”

Active duty, retired, and everywhere in between: if you have served this fine country of ours, treat yourself to a complementary float session this Veteran’s day at Uncharted Waters.