5 Hidden Benefits of Floating

Float therapy benefits

In our fast-paced world, finding moments of tranquility and introspection can be challenging; and the ironic thing is that tranquility and introspection are exactly what we need to help us deal with this fast-paced world.

We know it can seem like a big ask – spending 90 minutes alone with your thoughts in a quiet, dark tank filled with 10 inches of water. If the idea of being alone with your thoughts is scary, or finding that chunk of time seems impossible, please know that there is truth in the saying by George Addair that “everything you want is on the other side of fear.”

Not only does floating provide instant results like stress relief, pain relief, and deep relaxation, but what’s even more fascinating is that the more you engage in this unique experience, the benefits multiply exponentially.

Here are the top 5 things that you’re missing out on if you’re not floating regularly:

  1. Deep Relaxation and Stress Relief: During your first session, your mind may take time to quiet down. This is totally normal. The first time you rode a bike, tried to speak in a foreign language, or did yoga, were you an expert? Like everything else that needs a little bit of practice, repeated exposure helps your mind become accustomed to the environment and allows you to enter a state of profound relaxation more effortlessly. Over time, you deepen your ability to let go of stress, unwind, and experience a heightened sense of calm and tranquility both inside and out of the tank. Eventually, your relaxation skills get so good that you can reach your ‘floaty’ space anytime you need a break, whether it’s in the grocery store line, a crowded mall, or even in the middle of a toddler’s temper-tantrum.
  2. Enhanced Mental Clarity and Focus: In today’s world, we are constantly bombarded by distractions and external stimuli which overwhelm and hinder our ability to focus and think clearly. If you add in a full schedule and a big to-do list, it can be tough to even figure out where to start. When you’re floating, it’s like you are in a sanctuary for the mind – a place where the brain chatter disappears and is replaced with mental clarity. With improved mental clarity, you’ll find it easier to concentrate, make decisions, and tap into your creative potential. Just think of what you could do if you tapped into your inner genius.
  3. Physical Recovery and Healing: Floatation therapy offers not only mental respite but also physical rejuvenation. The buoyancy of the saltwater reduces the effects of gravity on your body, allowing your muscles and joints to relax and decompress fully. By regularly floating, you help your body build up some resiliency against pain and strain instead of immediately reacting to physical exertion, injuries, and chronic pain. The increased blood circulation and release of endorphins during floatation sessions aid in healing, soothing sore muscles, and supporting overall physical well-being.
  4. Cultivating Self-Awareness and Mindfulness: Consistency in floatation therapy paves the way for a deeper connection with oneself. The uninterrupted solitude in the floatation tank encourages introspection and self-reflection. By entering a state of sensory deprivation regularly, you become more attuned to your thoughts, emotions, and inner experiences. This heightened self-awareness extends beyond the floatation sessions, enabling you to navigate daily life with a greater sense of mindfulness and self-compassion.
  5. Amplifying Overall Wellness Practices:  Floatation therapy synergizes with other wellness practices, augmenting their effects. For example, floating amplifies your ability to be fully present in the moment, which can greatly enhance mindfulness practices such as meditation or mindful breathing. If you engage in intense workouts, sports, or have physical injuries, floatation therapy can amplify the recovery and healing benefits of activities such as massage, physical therapy, or stretching routines. In addition, the tranquility experienced during floating carries over into other activities, helping you see even more joy, satisfaction, and sense of accomplishment in everyday moments.

By embracing floating as a regular part of your wellness routine, you unlock the potential for a more profound and transformative journey toward overall well-being. From deepening relaxation and stress relief to enhancing mental clarity and self-awareness, the power of a regular float practice cannot be understated. What are you waiting for? Call us to claim your 90 minutes of Bliss today.

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