Spending an hour in a float tank greatly reduces the impact of gravity acting on your body and the amount of information acting on your senses. The combination of these effects will be of enormous benefit to you in many ways . The total relaxation allowed gives all muscles a much-needed break, and the benefits can be startling. Whilst in the tank, every single muscle, joint and tendon is allowed to rest and recover.
While you may think that lying on your bed or sofa would have a similar effect, gravity is still applying vast amounts of stress on various parts of the body. Floating also causes the body to release endorphins (the body’s own painkiller) and, in particular, beta-endorphins. These are more powerful than many prescription drugs. Sufferers of migraine, back pain, arthritis, skin disorders, insomnia, PMS, Fibromyalgia and other ailments can find relief from regular floatation. There is also evidence that floating lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and can minimise the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Some of the most well documented benefits of using the float tank.
Floating is a quick and extremely reliable method for achieving a state of deep relaxation with the absolute minimum of effort. Without the need to fight gravity or take in external information the part of your brain that is constantly making sure that your not dying gets take a huge sigh of relief and the upshot of that is that your likely experience the most complete relaxation you’ve ever felt.
After about 30 -45 minutes of floating your brain starts producing theta brainwaves which are responsible for that “between waking and sleeping “state. After years of practise, people can enter theta state through deep meditation. Float tanks can get you there effortlessly.
Floatation therapy naturally increases your dopamine and endorphin levels, boosting your mood and leaving you with a pleasant afterglow for days afterwards. Achieving a theta state: After about 30 -45 minutes of floating your brain starts producing predominantly theta brainwaves which are responsible for that “between waking and sleeping “state. After years of practise, people can enter theta state through deep meditation. Float tanks can get you there effortlessly.
Floatation therapy lets your muscles, joints, and bones take a well-deserved break. Your body suddenly has loads of extra resources (usually spent supporting your weight, regulating temperature, and trying not to get speeding fines), which gets to focus on things like healing and resting. Without old-man gravity pushing you down all the time, your spine lengthens an inch, chronic pain is relieved, and your muscles get to fully rest, unlike lying on a mattress, lying in water allows blood to flow freely all throughout your body. There’s no need to readjust your position to get comfortable.
Floating has consistently been proven to be one of the most effective all natural methods available today for reducing stress and relieving pain and all without the need for doctors, therapists or prescription drugs. Float tanks really are the ultimate wellness tool.
Even the magnesium-based Epsom salts we use in the tank are good for you. They soften and replenish your skin, and help counteract the magnesium deficiency that most of us have due to depleted magnesium levels in our soil.
What’s truly impressive about float tanks is that almost every one of these benefits lasts for several days past the float itself. The longer and the more often the float tank is used the stronger the effects become, the longer they last, and the better off someone is when they come in to float again. This creates a positive spiral of recovery and health that simply works to reinforce itself, giving people a path and a means towards a better life.