Stress is lethal. Not only does it put you on the edge of exploding, it wreaks havoc with your body. Are you staying awake at night? Does insomnia affect you daily? Is joint or muscle pain making life miserable and you’d just like a little relief? There’s great news! You can get that relief from painful stress and enjoy a tranquil sleep with floatation therapy. The best part of floatation therapy is that you aren’t taking a pill, you’re helping your body naturally.
Have you ever floated?
If you aren’t familiar with float therapy, it’s an amazing experience that’s totally natural. It involves a float room or float chamber that’s filled with body temperature water super saturated with Epsom salt. Epsom salt is a combination of magnesium and sulfur, which is a naturally occurring salt first found in the salt springs in Epsom, England. That solution allows you to float easily on top of the water without effort. In fact, it’s almost impossible not to float.
You’ll give your sensory system a rest with floatation therapy.
Whether you choose a tank or the pool, floating atop the body temperature water causes no pressure points, giving you a sense of free floating without gravity. The room is darkened and sound proofed, so there’s no stimulation via your other senses. It calms the nervous system through the lack of sensory input and allows you to relax. Some say this brings new found creativity after the experience. Others just love the absence of pain, relaxation and calming environment.
Epsom salt has been used for years as a pain reliever.
The Epsom salt breaks down and releases the magnesium. Magnesium is an essential mineral that helps relax muscles, reduces high blood pressure, supports bone health and provides many more benefits. While there are few studies on whether the magnesium can be trans dermally absorbed, people have been getting relief from strains and sprains by soaking the injured area in Epsom salt. Floatation tanks provide both the Epsom salt bath and reduced sensory input, giving you twice the benefit.
- Studies show that floatation helps lower heart rate, restore respiratory frequency, normalize blood pressure and even aid digestive functions.
- In the float tank, you get a feeling of peace and relaxation that extends for hours after being in the tank. It’s one reason we provide a post float retreat area to enter afterward to savor the experience.
- Studies show that floatation tanks can decrease anxiety and stress.
- The positive benefits increase the more you float and last longer. People who have used them for twelve sessions had that relaxed feeling last for as long as four months.