- Relieve stress, anxiety and depression
- Reduce chronic fatigue caused by insomnia and jet lag
- Stimulate creativity
- Accelerate mental clarity and learning
- Deepen meditation practices
- Soothe chronic pain from arthritis, fibroblast, back and neck pain, inflammation and tendonitis
- Improve athletic performance
- Decrease muscular tension caused by daily stressors and prolonged sitting
- Accelerate healing
- Strengthen the immune system
Float Therapy has many benefits for expectant mothers
Float therapy has shown to help those who are struggling with insomnia to get a better night’s sleep, and is a great natural alternative to medications that some may wish to avoid when carrying.
Magnesium is a crucial mineral for a range of biological functions, and is what assists in creating buoyancy in the tanks. This allows maximum absorption through the skin.
The discomfort that may be experienced during the 2nd and 3rd trimester can be eased with the weightlessness of floating.
Whilst most doctors have no issue with float therapy, we would recommend discussing with your physician before trying.
Scientists estimate that up to 90% of the brain’s normal workload is caused by the effects of routine environmental stimulation the combined affects of gravity, temperature, touch, light and sound on the muscles, nervous system and sense organs of the body.
Decompression of the spine
Floating up to 2 times a week over a month can increase decompression in the spine releasing inflammation and toxins. This allows better blood flow, resulting in better mobility and comfort.
Enhance your creativity
Sensory deprivation is not only used to heal and relax the body and mind, but just as importantly can be used to enhance a person’s creativity and idea methodology. This is done firstly by depriving the body of its natural sensors in order to fully relax. Giving your mind a chance to wander, this can unlock thinking that is usually outside of your normal control. It’s a great place to solve problems and even come up with solutions to life’s little curve balls.
It’s a proven fact that floating releases stress via sensory deprivation. This is done with temperature control and with Magnesium. The Magnesium is a relaxant and releases tension, subsequently helping the mind to relax as well as the body. Once the mind and body relaxes, it lowers our cortisol level dramatically. Cortisol is a stress hormone and can be responsible for weight gain, as well as a barrier to our attempts to improve health through weight loss.
As we exercise or participate in rigorous sporting events, our muscles are under extreme stress and are damaged. While this is normal, our bodies go through the next phase RECOVER and REPAIR. In our float tanks we have close to 400kg of Magnesium Sulphate Magnesium, which plays a major role with the recovery of our muscles. Magnesium activates over 300 enzyme reactions in the body, translating to thousands of biochemical reactions happening on a constant basis daily. Magnesium is crucial to nerve transmission, muscle contraction, blood coagulation, energy production, nutrient metabolism and bone and cell formation.
Research consistently shows that floatation therapy has a significant impact on mood enhancement. Suggested reasons for this increased level of happiness include elevated levels of dopamine and endorphins, and the deep meditative state achieved during floatation therapy.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) supports meditation as a means for lowering blood pressure, easing symptoms of anxiety and depression, and more. Research from fMRI studies shows that meditating causes activity in parts of the brain associated with attention and decreases activity in the amygdala, which is responsible for our flight or fight response.
The latest floatation therapy research shows that during floatation, the amygdala basically shuts off, ‘turning down’ anxiety in the brain. The more you float, the better you get at achieving this state. The Float works to deliver the deepest of meditative states to those who are not experts in meditation, so that everyone can enjoy the benefits.
Pain and Trauma
Floatation can specifically be used to target pain and trauma. Studies have shown floatation to successfully relieve the painful symptoms associated with PTSD, relieve the strenuous elements of pregnancy and help with chronic migraines. Simply put, floating calms our overly stimulated systems and restores the body’s chemical and metabolic balance.