Floating

What is floating?

Floatation therapy, or more simply floating, is the most incredible means of stress relief and relaxation available today. Each float tank contains 1000 L of water with over 1200 pounds of dissolved Epsom salts. This solution allows you to float effortlessly on the water’s surface. Once settled in the tank, with the water and air heated to skin temperature (94.0oF), it is virtually impossible to distinguish between parts of the body that are in contact with the water, and those that are not. This in effect gives you the sensation of floating in midair. And finally, the elimination of all light and sound creates the ultimate sensory-free environment – the universe has been reduced to you.

Benefits of floating

Floating is today’s most advanced and scientifically proven way of eliminating stress, tension and fatigue from your life. Each float session is rarely the same, and the effects from a single float can last for days. Floating is effortless and the benefits are immediate and profound. Scientific research have shown the following benefits.

Relaxation response

Your sympathetic nervous system (“fight or flight” response) is suppressed and parasympathetic system is engaged (relaxation) which helps decrease muscle tension, decrease blood pressure and heart rate, decrease stress hormones and increase endorphins.

Pain Management

Lying in a float tank allows your back and spine to fully decompress. The relaxed state achieved can provide relief from neck and back pain. Arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, inflammation, and psychosomatic pain relief have all been documented via tank use.

Magnesium Absorption

The extremely high concentration of Epsom Salts (magnesium sulfate) leads to some absorption of Mg through the skin and hair. This can prevent cardiovascular disease, regulate blood pressure, prevent osteoporosis, provide PMS relief, create healthier bones and teeth and aids in detoxifying the body.

Muscle Healing

Athletes can benefit from the deep healing effects of the epsom salts and the weightless effect. Circulation is increased throughout the body, flushing lactic acid and detoxifying muscles.

Stress Relief

A 90 minute session in a float tank promotes a reduction in the release of stress hormones and promotes the feel good neurotransmitters (dopamine and endorphins).

Learning

With the brain being held in a theta state the mind becomes hyper suggestible. Having fewer distractions promotes the retention and understanding of new material. Research has shown improved performance in memory and recall activities.

Meditation

A float tank allows everyone to reach a deep level of meditation quicker and much easier. It is also possible to stay in this state for much longer periods of time.

Brain Synchronization

Research has shown greater interaction and cooperation between the right (creative side) and left (analyticalside) lobes of the brain while floating. This synchronization can lead to higher levels of performance and productivity, and a general sense of competence, confidence and wholeness.

Visualization

The combination of extreme relaxation and heightened awareness allows techniques of visualization to become very powerful. From athletes preparing for competition to public speakers rehearsing a presentation, the tank can induce the calm needed to perform at ones best.