Our Story

This road to floating started with a wellness journey for Jackie Fetter (Stiles). My story is on our sister site here, Jackie Wellness

I am a Cedar Rapids native, born and raised. I aim to share information, to help people thrive and to make powerful knowledge accessible to all. In life's adventures I’ve established an inspirational Instagram, an informational microblog, Powerful Tips blog, a women's event called The Shero Experience, and the first float tank in Iowa based in Hands in Harmony. I am a board-certified health coach, areas of study have been an herbalism internship, attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Kirkwood Community College. Volunteering has always been a loving passion for me and I continually look for ways to help and connect with those that need assistance. 2013 to 2014 I was at a local cancer treatment center each weekday giving healthy food demos, nutritional assessments and coaching. At the end of 2014 I added Honest Floating to my services. This business offers an isolation tank, the first one in Iowa. I began a search for a float tank after having a very deep crash of energy, focus and peace of mind after my dad passed away due to suicide and I had our new business to run all by myself. I sought one out in Illinois and loved it from the start. On the way home my then boyfriend, Rob, asked "So when are you getting one?". I knew it needed to be more accessible to the community and myself. With this incredibly relaxing, therapeutic and unique service I hope to bring to Cedar Rapids and all of Iowa some REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Treatment). With today's world being overloaded with electronics and nonstop lifestyles it is a wonderful way to reconnect with yourself, increase focus and gain energy. In July 2016 the tank moved to Hands in Harmony at 1615 32nd Street NE Suite #3 Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 (319) 366-5454. 

After the tank began it's journey at Hands in Harmony I began my own new journey. My road to being a massage therapist started with my own love for receiving massage. To be touched is an amazing experience, I'd love to share that with all! In early 2017 I attended Carlson College of Massage Therapy in Stone City, Iowa. This journey was very introspective and a deep work on oneself while learning all of the different modalities of massage, anatomy, physiology, and many other complimenting classes to learn about the body, mind and soul. I am certified in the state of Iowa and am excited to continue my learning journey. 

As of the end of August 2017 I am at Hands in Harmony and offer Swedish, integrative massage (includes wellness coaching), dedicated health coaching sessions, reflexology, neuromuscular massage, deep tissue massage, lymph drainage therapy, and craniosacral therapy in 2018. My passion for peace, quiet, mediation, and touch is what connects me to clients and my knowledge of the body helps me serve them.

"The mission is simple; to provide individuals and families with the power to be healthy and increase longevity. To give the gift of touch so that we may all connect" ~ Jackie

Social Media Manager, Ellen Meyer

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Ellen has been managing the social media for Honest Floating beginning 2018. She stays current on today's topics relating to health, floating, and social media needs. Her abilities to put together beautiful graphics and media pieces has been an incredibly valuable element at HF. This team member is fun, smart, and a joy to have on the media forfront for HF!