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Mental Benefits

Flotation therapy, also known as Sensory deprivation therapy has several mental benefits. Benefits include stress relief, insomnia relief, increased creativity, feelings of euphoria and can even increase your reaction time. Due to the stimuli-free environment that our tanks provide it allows you to relax your mind. While in the tanks you are unable to see, hear or smell. Eliminating external input of your senses allows your mind the same experience as deep meditation.

  • Stimulates left/right brain synchronization

  • Shifts brain waves from alpha to lower frequency beta, theta, and even delta

  • Creates mental clarity, alertness

  • Increases creativity and problem-solving

  • Heightens visualization

  • Deeper meditation

  • Intensifies acuteness of all the senses and accelerates learning

  • Enhances hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis

benefits include:

  • Stress Relief

  • Insomnia Relief

  • Increased Creativity

  • Deep Relaxation

  • Feelings of Euphoria

  • Increased Reaction Time

  • Re-Energizing thought process

  • Depression Relief

  • PTSD Treatment

  • and many more…

Physical Benefits

There are several documented physical benefits that our float center can offer you. The flotation therapy tanks provide you with an almost weightless environment, effectively eliminating almost all external and internal pressure points on your body. Once your body is free of pressure points it can truly relax.

  • Decreases the production of cortisol and ACTH

  • Increases production of endorphin

  • Speeds up rehabilitation and recovery

  • Relieves pain (arthritis, migraines, injuries)

  • Boosts immune function

  • Improves circulation and distribution of oxygen

  • Reduces blood pressure, pulse and heart rate

  • Improves athletic performance

  • Helps prevent sports injuries

  • Faster recovery from injuries

Benefits Include:

 

Reduction of Pain: Many customers come to float centers seeking reduction in aches and pains. Floating is scientifically proven to reduce different forms of aches and pains. Mainly flotation therapy allows the body to relax and it allows an increase in blood flow while reducing blood pressure. When your body is in a state of relaxation your brain releases natural endorphins. Endorphins are hormones that make you feel good. By allowing our bodies to release these hormones we are allowing out body to reduce pain that is felt. We are left with feeling good and relaxed. In most cases allowing your body to fully relax will reduce the amount of pain that you feel.

This can be good for:

  • Back pain

  • Arthritis

  • Chronic Pain

  • Sore Muscles

  • Sore Joints

  • Pulled Muscles

  • Strains

 

Stress Relief: The worst thing for your body and mind is stress. Stress is a proven contributing cause to so many diseases and conditions its had to believe. In this day and age pharmaceutical companies are making a fortune off of treating largely stress related issues. Flotation therapy helps our bodies to relax and let the stress melt away. Stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol built up in our system and cause many issues. By floating in a flotation therapy tank your body is allowed to fully relax while clearing your mind. When you are in this type of relaxed state there is no reason for adrenaline output. The Epsom salts help pull cortisol out of your system reducing the detrimental effects the build up of these chemicals could have.

Insomnia: Whether you come to the float center at 10:00 am or 8:00 pm we always tell our customers that they will experience the best sleep they’ve had in a while. Most of our customers confirm this. A few come when they need a goods nights sleep. This is because of the relaxation that floating provides for your body. By removing pressure points, release endorphin’s and reducing stress it can have a profound effect on your sleep patterns. It is said that 90 minutes in the tank is the equivalent of a deep restful 2 hour nap. This effect can also help with customers experiencing fatigue or jet lag.

Fatigue and Jet Lag: By allowing your body to rest and recharge floating can help with both jet lag and fatigue. Jet lag happens when you fly between large gaps in time zones. Floating can help reset your internal clock. If you’ve had a long day and still have a long night ahead of you, floating can give you the rest and relaxation you need to re-energize you for the night. Same with someone who works overnight and needs to have energy for the day. Some large corporate CEO’s have even discovered that floating for extended sessions (4hours) allows them to get more hours our of their day by skipping sleeping altogether.

High Blood Pressure: By reducing pressure points and allowing your body to fully relax. Float tanks are proven to lower blood pressure by allowing blood to flow through your body more efficiently. Although float tanks have been shown to reduce blood pressure it is recommended that you speak with your doctor before your float if they are currently treating you for your condition.

Fertility: Flotation therapy can provide the most relaxing effect your have every experienced. In many cases stress can be the most important cause preventing conception. It is recommended that a customer trying to use the therapy consult with one of our staff members for a plan right for them. While no scientific studies have been done to directly link flotation therapy to fertility. There have been several that have been done on the effects of stress which float therapy has been proven time and time again to reduce significantly.

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a disorder that effects patient in several different ways. Patients experience tenderness in their entire bodies, aches, and dull pains. Many patients also experience fatigue, headaches, and insomnia. This condition effects up to 2% of the population and there are not many forms of relief. There have been several scientific studies done that show the effects of flotation therapy on patients suffering from this condition. There is also float centers across the country participating in research programs and providing reduced cost float sessions to customers refereed to them with fibromyalgia.

Flotation therapy can help by:

  • Providing Immediate reduction of pain

  • Maintaining a relaxed state for ongoing reduction of pain

  • Increase the sleep quality of the customer

  • Reduce stress and anxiety (see mental benefits)

  • Boost Magnesium Levels

  • Increase focus

Athletic Performance

With many professional sports players and organizations starting to see the benefits of this wonderful alternative therapy option, It is hard to not come and see for yourself.

  • Improved sleep patterns

  • Faster Recovery from joint and muscle pains

  • Increased Focus

  • Major reduction in soreness of muscles and joints.

  • Reduction of cortisol.

  • Reduction of lactic acid.

  • Rapid elimination of fatigue.

  • Reduction of pain.

  • Increased recovery of sprains and muscle tears.

Flotation therapy is very beneficial to athletes. There are two different ways that the therapy can be used for athletic performance. Putting it simply, before an event and after an event. Flotation therapy is becoming more used by professional athletes as a way to refocus and revitalize their bodies before and after major sporting events. On or off season.

Before an event

Flotation therapy is a great way to increase athletic performance. If you are looking for an edge on your next work out or trying to beat the odds at a major event, come try a float. Flotation therapy helps you increase your athletic performance and mentally prepare for what's next. If flotation therapy is utilized before an event, the athlete can increase athletic performance by:

  • Getting the necessary rest needed before the event.

  • Mentally preparing for what is expected of them.

  • Improve oxygen circulation in their blood stream.

  • Improve concentration and focus from having a clearer mind.

  • Remove the pre-performance stress by allowing their mind and body to relax.

 

Flotation therapy provides great way to get away from the daily grind and focus on the things that are important at your next event or workout.

after an event

Athletes can use flotation tanks to recover after a hard work out, practice or major event. Just with the Epsom salts alone dissolved into the water alone can have a significant effect on sore muscles and joints. If you have ever taken an Epsom salt bath you know what even a small amount of these salts have the power to do. Now imagine that with 50X the amount of dissolved Epsom salts.

Customers can expect:

  • Major reduction in soreness of muscles and joints.

  • Reduction of cortisol.

  • Reduction of lactic acid.

  • Rapid elimination of fatigue.

  • Reduction of pain.

  • Increased recovery of sprains and muscle tares.

  • Reduction of inflammation.

 

As you know a major part of athletic performance or personal fitness is the recovery process. Flotation therapy can help you quickly recover from workouts, events, or even yard work.

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