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WHAT IS FLOATING
Floating can provide the deepest levels of relaxation, healing and tranquility you may ever experience. You enter into a peaceful space of anti gravity and anti stress. Your body is suspended in warm mineral water that not only provides a soothing calm for your mind but an all natural healing environment for the body.
HOW IT WORKS
A typical float session lasts 60 minutes. The body floats in water at body temperature, saturated with therapeutic Epson salt (magnesium sulfate). The magnesium sulfate infused water not only provides you with needed key nutrients, it also detoxifies the body , sedates the nervous system and creates a level of weightlessness. These components allow the body to relax and regenerate itself. The spine decompresses, pressure is taken off bones and joints, swelling is reduced, immune function is improved and blood flow increases, helping the muscle tissues repair and expedite over all healing. It has been stated that one hour of floating is as restorative as four hours of deep sleep and equivalent to a 3 day detoxification.
Floating also minimizes sensory input into the brain and lowers brain waves creating patterns experienced during deep meditation. As a result this initiates a profound surge of positive mental and physical effects by producing beneficial neurochemicals. Endorphins are released (the neurotransmitters of happiness), serotonin increases (mood elevating chemical), and the production of the bodies own opiates (natural pain killers) is stimulated. In addition to this, cortisol,blood pressure, heart rate, adrenaline and lactic acid levels decrease. These powerful natural pain killers and mood enhancers promote a sense of well-being and further enhance the bodies ability to heal itself.
Being in this gravity free environment gives the body a chance to go into a deep state of relaxation and leaves us with a surplus of energy and processing power at our disposal. We use a large portion of our mental and physical resources counteracting the forces of gravity. When relieved of this effort, our minds are more clearer, our focus is sharpened and learning capacity heightened . When left with this abundance, our bodies rest faster, healing is enhanced, and our minds are open for expansion. Simply put, float tanks are possibly the most beneficial environment you could put your self into to induce overall healing and renewal for body, mind and spirit.
Beyond stress reduction there is a long list of therapeutic benefits including reduced symptoms of such ailments as asthma, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, migraines, tension headaches, fibromyalgia, insomnia, and rheumatoid arthritis.
- pain management
- self improvement
- stress reduction
- anxiety, depression and fear
- enhanced healing and injury recovery
- athletic recovery
- mental clarity and alertness
- increased motivation and focus
- high blood pressure
The floating experience is proven to bring about relaxation and focussed attention because:
- Sensory deprivation: concentrate on yourself
- Deep relaxation: Opens you to suggestion, positive thoughts and attitudes
- Chemical changes: Hormones released into your body favor clear thinking, improved
memory and enhanced problem solving abilities
- Heightened suggestibility: In your theta state, the mind is open to uncritical acceptance of large amounts of information
- Hemispheric cooperation: Research shows that floating increases access to the right hemisphere and results in synchronization between the two hemispheres
- Absence of distractions