Flotation TherapyRelax and Reduce Stress
What is Flotation Therapy?
Floating allows the body to reach a deep relaxation state which allows the entire body to recover from stress. Pain is also relieved by floating. Blood flow is stimulated through all the tissues, natural endorphins are released and the brain is able to send out alpha waves associated with relaxation. Floating gives the body and mind a break from constant stimulation that is experienced every day by allowing sensory deprivation. Sensory deprivation is a technique by which sensory input (sound, light, etc.) is minimized. This relaxation technique produces significant physical and mental benefits.
Health and Beauty:
Because the float pod is full of Epsom salt and water, the hair and skin feel cleansed and refreshed after floating resulting in improved skin health and decreased blemishes and damage to the skin. Epsom salt is Magnesium Sulfate which is very beneficial to skin. Magnesium also helps balance calcium levels, balance hormones, normalize blood pressure, reduce risk of cancer and other diseases and reduce stress.
Overall health and wellness that floating benefits:
- Headaches and Migraines
- Back pain
- Hair, skin and nails
Floating allows the body to detox physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Floating allows you to relax and just be with yourself, two things everyday life doesn’t allow you to do. When you reduce external stimuli, the body is able to achieve a natural restorative state.
Compulsive Behaviors and Floating:
The primary way flotation therapy tackles addictions is by eliminating all distractions. While in the pod, the floater is able to let go of all thoughts of their bad habits or addictions. As the floater releases these thoughts, he or she can focus instead on positive habits and goals. With this approach, flotation therapy encourages the addict to engage in intense meditation to reduce his or her dependence on the addiction or habit whether it be alcohol, smoking or even overeating,
PTSD and Floating:
Studies show floating has completely cured PTSD patients in 48 months without any medication at all. PTSD can be a disease that a person struggles with their entire lives. Military bases have begun installing float pods due to this incredible, life changing discovery.
Effects of Music While Floating:
While floating, you can choose total silence or you can listen to music. Music is effective for relaxation and stress management. Current findings indicate that music around 60 beats per minute can cause the brain to synchronize with the beat causing alpha brainwaves. These alpha brainwaves are what is present when we are relaxed and conscious. Researchers at Stanford University have said that “listening to music seems to be able to change brain functioning to the same extent as medication.”
Athletes that float:
Tom Brady is a strong believer in the benefits of floating. He has a float pod in his own home.
Injury Prevention and Recovery-
1,000 pounds of Epsom salt lets the muscles fully relax. It is a deeper relaxation than lying in bed or on the floor resting because you are completely floating, gravity isn’t a factor.
Reduced Lactic Acid Production-
Lactic acid is responsible for cramps, tiredness, lack of concentration and pain.
Muscle Tone Stimulation-
Muscle strengthening and growth takes place when the body is relaxed.
Removing gravity’s impact on the body allows faster recovery and minimizes pain.
Increased Focus and Concentration-
Floating allows your mind to be in absolute control giving your brain the ability to focus and concentrate on specific activities or events without distraction.