5 Benefits of Floatation Therapy

No matter who you are, floating can make you feel better. For some, floatation therapy provides the ultimate in relaxation and recovery; others turn to floating to boost creativity and visualization; for everyone, floating 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 floating can benefit the mind and body:

Floatation Therapy Helps Treat Stress, Anxiety & Insomnia

Stress & 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. Flotation therapy, also known as sensory deprivation, 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.

Insomnia

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.

 

Floatation Therapy Helps Lower Blood Pressure, Assists Workout Recovery, & Treats Pain

Blood Pressure

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.
 

Athletic Performance

More and more athletes – including professionals like Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman – are turning to flotation therapy to take their games to the next level. Floating 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.

Pain

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 causes your body to release endorphins — the body’s all-natural “pain killers.” 

The health benefits of floatation therapy can last for days, weeks, or even months afterwards – and additional floats only heighten the effects. Ready to dive in? First-time floaters save $15 off their initial float. 

Has floating made a positive impact in your health and wellness? If so, we’d love to hear your story.