Floatation eases stress and allows you to experience a greater sense of relaxation. Many floaters report instant relief as well as a ongoing effect for days after a session. Floatation has been proven to reduce elevated levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline as well as decrease blood pressure.
Reasons for floating:
- Sports and exercise recovery
- Recuperation of injury
- Enhanced creativity
- Improved sense of wellbeing
- Negating effects of jet lag
- Effective treatment of PTSD, Addiction, Arthritis, and Fibromyalgia
- A new experience
Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate)
All of floating begins with the inherent relaxation created by absorbing Epsom salt through the skin. Contrary to popular belief, Epsom salts will not dehydrate or make your skin seem "pruney". They actually moisturize the body leaving your skin firm and toned. Get back to the basics and take care of your body's biggest organ, your skin.
- There are hundreds of benefits associated with Epsom salt absorption and some of the more common effects relate to:
- Softening the skin and hair
- Cleansing and detoxifying the body
- Providing the floater with much needed magnesium (studies show most people are severely lacking)
- Restorative properties - a good Epsom salt soak is great for relaxing sore muscles and achy joints.
There are a ton of health benefits associated with a regular float regimen. For starters, here is a brief list of benefits of gravity reduction and sensory deprivation:
Pain Relief and Recovery
Great for all sorts of medical conditions such as arthritis and scoliosis. Floatation has also been shown to expedite the healing process of muscle tears and even broken bones!
Athletic Training and Performance
Boosts physical recovery and reaction times and also reduces lactic acid build up. Train your body harder and faster by floating! Another key to achieving your physical and mental goals is visualization. See yourself running that extra mile, acing that next exam, hitting your next homerun, killing that next job interview, or achieving your next milestone in the gym. There is no better place to get your mind in the right place than the pod!
Our bodies constantly run on empty day in and day out due to the crazy and hectic lifestyles we have. Floating will allow you to get back to square one by helping you let go of all the things that do not matter. After and hour to two hours in the float tank, you'll feel like you just had a full 8 hour's worth of deep sleep. You'll "wake up" re-energized and refocused with a fresh new outlook on life.
Studies in connection with floating have shown an increased synchronicity of brainwave frequencies across our left and right hemispheres. More simply put, floatation boosts your mental health and helps bring clarity to an overworked and cloudy mind. Enhance your problem solving and cognitive abilities through sensory deprivation.
Studies have shown that floatation also alleviates pain, often totally, even in long-term chronic pain conditions.
Floaters By Profession
*statistics provided by Floatworks (2010)*