About Floatation Therapy
My First Float
What will floatation therapy be like for me?
We don’t know what it will be like for you since it is such an individual experience. Nearly every client reports having profound peace and relaxation, as well as deep concentration and enhanced creativity. We like to avoid saying too much before people use our float tanks, so they aren’t influenced by others’ experiences. Everything you experience while floating comes from within yourself; therefore, you control your own experience. Not only will it be different for you than it is for anyone else, it will also be different each time you float. We recommend a minimum of three floatation therapy sessions to get comfortable with the floating and experience all the floatation therapy benefits. Others believe it takes up to ten sessions to really understand and see what it can do for you.
Benefits of Floatation Therapy
Floatation therapy is a perfectly still experience with no contact points, no movement, and no postural muscle action. When you’re free from gravity, your body has a chance to rest and recover up to 4 times faster than regular bed rest. This reduces blood pressure and oxygen intake, as well as, increases blood flow and distribution of red blood cells. The combined effects aid in flushing lactate, cortisone, and adrenaline that may have built up during exercise. Floatation therapy also helps loosen the muscles and give athletes a greater degree of control over their nervous systems. This reduces the risk of injury, accelerates the recovery process, and releases vast quantities of endorphins. Endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller, help relieve pain from injuries, soreness or chronic pain in the muscles and joints. The release of endorphins to kill pain is a completely natural and powerful effect, working alongside natural healing and repair processes. The benefits of floatation therapy on the body include:
Accelerate Muscle Recovery
As the pressure of gravity is relieved from your muscles, built up tension decreases, helping every muscle in your body relax like never before.
Lower Blood Pressure
Complete isolation of all senses while inside the pool, lowers the sensory input of sight, sound, and touch, calming the nervous system, which in turn lowers overall blood pressure levels.
Reduce Swelling & Inflammation
The high concentration of Epsom salt (1,323 lbs.) dissolved in the float pool will draw out harmful toxins, easing swelling and inflammation.
Muscle Tissue Regeneration
While floating in a deeply relaxed state, blood circulation improves, advancing the growth and regeneration of muscle tissue.
Ease Joint Pain
Floating in a pool of water this dense will completely support your body, allowing increased blood flow to your joints and soft tissues.
Relieve Back & Neck Pain
The zero gravity environment that is experienced while floating, relieves built up pressures and tension on the back and neck. As they are no longer fighting the pull of gravity.
We know that our brain is comprised of a left hemisphere (responsible for logic and analytical thinking) and a right hemisphere (responsible for intuition and creativity). Floatation therapy promotes hemispheric brain wave synchronization that results in overall mental health and enhanced cognitive performance. While floating, our brain is free from all the distractions of daily life including light, sounds, and gravity. Up to 90% of brain activity is subconscious calculations of movement in relation to gravity and sensory perception. Floatation therapy deprives this external stimulus, and provides the brain with excess energy and thinking capacity to focus on things like repairing the body, cognition, and visualization skills. Floatation therapy often transitions the brain waves from our usual Beta state (awake and alert) to Alpha state (transition between sleep and awake), and even lower to Theta state (hypnotic and extreme relaxation). This enables you to freely explore your mind and help expand your consciousness and awareness. The benefits of floatation therapy on the mind include:
Everything you experience during floatation therapy comes from within yourself. With the pressure off your physical body, you’re enabled to freely explore your mind and your inner world. It starts with Theta brainwaves, the ones that happen as you drift towards sleep, floating between states. Marked by a flash of insight that is quickly forgotten, Theta waves are a realm of the subconscious. With no distractions of the outside world, you are in a place of vivid mental images, visionary inspiration, and insightful creativity. It’s the perfect time to reflect on your life, resolve existential dilemmas and examine personal insights. Floatation therapy can also be thought of as training wheels for meditation. Floatation therapy has been shown to help even novice participants experience extended periods of Theta state activity, normally available only to advanced students of meditation. The benefits of floatation on the spirit include: