Floatation therapy is one of the most effective all natural methods available today, for achieving a state of deep relaxation, reducing stress and relieving chronic pain.
The Float Tank is a place where all stimulation from the outside world is almost completely removed. The tank itself is like a bath the size of a small car into which you float effortlessly on the surface of ten inches of water. Your whole body is completely supported by this hyper buoyant solution of water and Epsom salts, it’s even more buoyant than the dead sea . This has the effect of reducing the impact of gravity acting on your body by up to 85% allowing your spine to decompress, your joints to open up and your muscles and tendons to completely relax. By relieving the stresses of gravity, floating takes the weight off strained bones, joints and muscles, and increases the efficiency of the blood circulating through the body. This Epsom salt rich solution is heated to the same temperature as your skin which means that in a short space of time you lose track of where your body ends and the water begins.
Once your comfortably floating in the tank you turn off light and gently drift into one of the most relaxing environments you could imagine where all distractions from the outside world temporarily cease to exist. This is a new level of relaxation and it’s also really good for you both mentally and physically.
Floatation therapy is almost like the perfect antidote to living in the modern world. The float tank is an environment specifically designed to greatly reduce external stimulus acting as a counter balance to every other interaction we have. It is the pursuit of pure nothingness.
It turns out that when you’re not fighting gravity or constantly taking in information your body and mind have a lot of extra resources at their disposal. Your mind is free to mull things over without distraction, your brain pumps out dopamine and endorphins and your body gets to rest, de stress and heal.
The human brain simply wasn’t evolved to process the overwhelming amount of sensory information we are now bombarded with on a daily basis.
Floatation Therapy at Driftwood Float Spa is a luxurious way to soothe and heal the mind and body from the effects of the fast paced lives we now live. It allows you to leave the stresses of the day behind and truly achieve deep relaxation in a calming and friendly environment.
Everything you experience while floating comes from within yourself. It’s the perfect time to reflect on your life, and reports of personal insight abound. After about 30 minutes in the tank your brain shifts down a gear into the “theta state”. This state occurs naturally for a few sparse moments every night before you conk out, however you can achieve a prolonged Theta state in the tank, a state of consciousness that is normally only seen in young children and people who have spent years practicing meditation.
Other stress-relief alternatives demand a high level of commitment and dedication for noticeable results, as the effects are not instant. It may be weeks or even months before any noticeable effect is achieved. Floating offers instant relief and requires no skills (other than the ability to lie still for an hour!). A float session is guaranteed to eliminate stress, leaving you with a clear mind to concentrate on the matter in hand.