What is Float Therapy
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No matter who you are, float therapy (or Floating) can make you feel better. For some, float therapy provides the ultimate in relaxation and recovery in our float tanks (aka: sensory deprivation tanks); others develop their floating practice to boost their creativity and visualization; for everyone, float therapy offers a welcome rest from the hustle and bustle of the modern-day world.
Float tank therapy has been scientifically proven to have a profoundly positive impact on health and wellness. Here are just a few of the many ways that sensory deprivation (really: sensory enhancement) can benefit your mind and body:
Float Therapy Helps Treat Stress, Anxiety & Insomnia
Stress and Anxiety:
Modern life can be overwhelming, leading to stress and anxiety. And stress has a direct link to a number of other chronic ailments, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, autoimmune disorders and diabetes. Float therapy, also known as sensory deprivation performed in isolation tanks aka. float tanks, has been found to be an excellent tool for stress management, providing a rare chance to “get away from it all.”
No phones, no deadlines, no commitments, no traffic – no stress. Cortisol, a “fight or flight” hormone, floods the body during times of stress. The Epsom-infused salt water in our tanks helps replenish the body’s natural supply of magnesium, thus reducing cortisol levels and easing the symptoms of anxiety and stress.
As you may have guessed, one of the most common causes of insomnia is stress. The deep relaxation of an isolation float tank allows our nervous systems to rest and re-set, which leads to a better night’s sleep. The best part? The more you float, the deeper and more positive the effects.
Float Therapy Helps Lower Blood Pressure, Assists Workout Recovery, & Treats Pain
Without gravity, your body is relieved of all pressure and contact points, allowing your blood vessels to fully dilate. This instantly reduces blood pressure and maximizes the delivery of blood, oxygen, and red blood cells to your entire body. This Epsom salt treatment also helps your body to replenish magnesium, thought to be a crucial element in reducing high blood pressure.
More and more athletes – including professionals like Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman – are turning to float therapy to take their games to the next level. Floating in isolation tanks (aka. Sensory deprivation tanks) helps speed workout recovery, reduce lactic acid, and improve oxygen circulation. Because an Epsom salt bath has been a long-time friend of the recovering athlete, the Epsom-rich water of the float tank has become a “go to” workout recovery for many of today’s top athletes. By improving concentration and focus and enhancing visualization, sensory deprivation tanks also allow athletes to perfect their “mental game.” In this video, Stephen Curry talks to Good Morning America about how floatation therapy helps maximize his performance.
Epsom salt bath benefits include relief from sore muscles, pain, and inflammation in joints, including symptoms of arthritis. An Epsom salt bath in a float tank takes this relief to the next level. Floating weightless in 1000 pounds of Epsom salt water reduces the lactic acid levels in your blood, thus easing pain and inflammation. Also, the profound rest and relaxation cause your body to release endorphins — the body’s all-natural “painkillers.” In this video, one of our Just Float members shares her story of how she was able to finally find a natural treatment for fibromyalgia through flotation therapy, relieving much of the pain.
The health benefits of float therapy can last for days, weeks, or even months afterward – and additional floats only heighten the effects. Ready to dive in? First-time floaters save $20 off their initial float. And if you don’t find relaxation your first time in, we’ll give you your money back. Guaranteed.
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