I recently read in a scientific publication (Glamour magazine) that floating in a pool is good for reducing pain, healing, and inducing a deep state of relaxation.
In light of this information, you'll be happy to know that I spent some time in a pool yesterday, up in Park City. It wasn't floating so much as playing monkey in the middle with my nieces and nephews, and also helping my darling grandson to move around the pool while he was in his floating device, kicking and chatting and playing with various balls, large and small, that came his way.
There's something about being in the water--I remember being a kid, whiling away most of an entire day at the pool. I have entire narratives of my childhood and youth that involve swimming, public pools, and later, the beach. My daughter the make-up artist, mother of the darling grandson, gets this, and tries to spend lots of time every summer at the pool. I'm pretty sure it has an improving effect on her whole life. Plus, the baby loves the water.
So, it wasn't floating, exactly, or even swimming, but did it ever feel great, so I'm doing it again tomorrow, and maybe the next day, too.