Flotation therapy has been around for over 60 years and has real, proven health benefits.
Floating and relaxation-a multitude of benefits.
Sensory deprivation tanks, or float tanks, provide the ideal environment for relaxation and healing. The principles of Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) are applied, providing a deep state of peace and tranquility. REST research has found that when outside stimuli are reduced, a profoundly meditative state of stillness, mental clarity and improved thinking are achieved.
Imagine being suspended in a completely calm, quiet space of solitude. A space in which to relax, leave behind the cares of the external world and let go of every-day worries, all in absolute peace and silence. Dark and serene, your thoughts drift away. Floating, buoyant and peacefully still in a body-like temperature, this is alchemy. This is you and the water only. Your mind is free-free to explore, to create, and to renew without distraction. The water, your breath and your being are one. Restored and renewed, you emerge, deeply refreshed with a quieter mind and a lighter step. This is bliss.
Health and Wellness
People float to relieve stress, recover from injuries, fight addiction, eliminate chronic pain and reduce post-operative pain, lower blood pressure, treat arthritis, fibromyalgia, PTSD and much more.
Studies indicate that floating increases your dopamine and endorphin levels, boosting your mood and leaving you with a pleasant afterglow that lasts for days afterwards.
Without the need to fight gravity or take-in external information, you’ll likely experience the most complete relaxation you’ve ever felt.
Everything you experience while floating comes from within yourself. It’s the perfect time to reflect on your life, and reports of creative and personal insights abound.
Float tanks can also be thought of as training wheels for meditation. After about 30-45 minutes of floating, your mind starts producing theta brainwaves, which are responsible for that ‘between waking & sleeping’ state.
After years of practice, people can enter theta state through deep meditation. Float tanks get you there with hardly any effort at all.
Floating, buoyant and peacefully still in a body-like temperature, this is alchemy. Your mind is free-free to explore, to create, and to renew without distraction.
People have cut strokes off their golf game, developed complex scientific theories, and drafted whole portions of books while floating.
With nothing to distract you, your level of concentration and knowledge absorption is astonishing.
There is no magic in floating, the magic is us!
Floating is about everything that you won’t be doing.
You won’t be fighting gravity.
The 900 pounds of epsom salt in the water takes care of that while you lie on your back.
You won’t hear anything.
You float with earplugs and your ears stay just below the water. Noise from the outside doesn’t reach you.
You won’t see anything.
After you shut the door and lay on your back, you float in total darkness.
It turns out that when you’re not fighting gravity or constantly taking in information your body has a lot of extra resources at its disposal. Your mind is free to mull things over without distraction, your brain waves slow down, and your body gets to rest, de-stress, and heal.
It’s likely to be the most relaxing thing you’ve ever experienced!
There is more then meets the eye!
The Science of Floating
In 1954, Dr. John C. Lilly, a pioneer in brain and behavioral research studies, began experimenting with the concept of restricting the amount of external sensory stimuli to the brain. When he built his first isolation environment, he was determined to prove that the brain, without environmental input, would simply go to sleep. Using his own being for experiments, he learned the opposite is true.
By removing all visual, acoustical, tactile and temperature stimuli, Dr. Lilly found that the brain continues to function independently and at an even higher level than normal. According to Dr. Lilly, the greatest benefit of the floating experience is the profound state of relaxation found through a stimuli-free environment. Dr. Lilly found that gravitational force on the body coupled with noise, light, and temperature variance, etc., utilized approximately 90% of the neural activity in the brain.