June Sponsor Spotlight: Jeff with Driftaway Float Center
Pain affects almost everyone around us in some way. That is what led Jeff Spinks, founder of Driftaway Float Center, to open up his unique business in Tallahassee. After suffering multiple back injuries, Jeff was looking for pain relief that wouldn’t cause other, perhaps more dangerous, side effects. That’s how he discovered float therapy, a type of sensory deprivation that heals the mind and body. When you enter a float pod, you submerge yourself in a small pool of body-temperature water that’s filled with over 1,000 pounds of epsom salt. The result is effortless floating and a feeling of serenity and relaxation.
This month’s sponsor spotlight highlights Jeff and all the work he does to help Tallahassee feel better.
My name is Jeff Spinks and I am the owner/operator of Driftaway Float Center here in Tallahassee. Tallahassee has been my home since 1999 and it has been fascinating to watch the city grow into what it is today!
How long have you been in business in Tallahassee?
Driftaway first opened in August 2017, so we are coming up on our two year anniversary! It has been quite the journey and it’s such a great feeling when someone comes out of a float with a big smile on their face. I couldn’t imagine doing anything better with my life right now.
Why should people choose floating?
People should choose floating because it is something totally different than anything else they’ve experienced. It is completely natural. Just you, your body and your mind in a completely relaxed state of being. We are so overstimulated these days with work and our cell phones, constantly bombarded with light, sound, and gravity. In the tank, you are totally relieved of all that which turns out to be pretty profound. It is something that most people have a hard time describing when they get done with a great float. Floating itself is a unique experience because nowhere else on earth are you in that environment!
How long have you been a sponsor of TRG?
This has been our first season sponsoring TRG and it definitely won’t be the last!
Why did you decide to become a sponsor?
I decided to become a sponsor of TRG because I am a huge fan of Tallahassee and love supporting anything local. With that being said, how could you not support this awesome group of BADASS women? If you have been out to a match then you know what I mean.
My favorite thing about being a TRG sponsor is knowing that the team is able to come in to recover their minds and bodies after a hard practice or match. You can tell by watching their matches that it is not only an immense physical strain but it takes a mental toughness as well. We help promote them on social media, give the team a discount on floats, as well as give a free float to the TRG Member of the Month.
My favorite thing about being a TRG sponsor is knowing that the team is able to come in to recover their minds and bodies after a hard practice or match.
What do you do outside of work?
Outside of work I love hanging with my wonderful partner and our friends, whether it’s at the pool or a local bar around town. When I have the time, you can find me on the soccer field acting like I know what I’m doing (See: making a fool of myself).
Thanks for all you do for the team, Jeff!