Calm your nervous system
Perhaps one of the most noticeable benefits of floatation therapy is a profound feeling of CALM after your float. Because your body is not reacting to your environment during your float, it can slip into a feeling of ultimate safety and comfort. This incredibly relaxed state deactivates your ‘fight or flight ‘ stress response system which includes production of Adrenaline and Cortisol. When the level of your stress hormones is reduced, your bodies can relax on a biological level.
In response to this ultimate state of relaxation, our bodies can then produce relaxation neurotransmitters like dopamine and endorphins. These hormones are a big part of your amazing post-float-glow feeling that can last a few days.
Float therapy can offer relief from physical pain, as caused by Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain conditions. Being weightless allows your body to deeply relax and release muscle tension.
Because your body isn’t fighting gravity and there are no pressure points restricting blood flow, your body’s natural circulation system is free to do its job of reducing inflammation, relaxing muscle tension, detoxifying and much more.
Because you aren’t distracted by your environment, your mind and body are in a much better position to tap into your hidden genius. Floating lets you look at the things that are on your mind with a different lens and a different perspective. Often, this leads to some great new ideas and new solutions.
Everything you experience during your float comes from within. It is the perfect time for some deep introspection, explore personal insights, do some problem solving and visualize your best self.
Floating during pregnancy
With your doctor’s approval, floating during pregnancy can offer Mothers-to-be relief from back and body pain, as well as an opportunity to deeply connect with your baby.
For more information, see our Floating during Pregnancy page
Are you a serious athlete or weekend warrior? Float therapy offers 4x faster physical rest and recovery, reduction in lactic acid in muscles, and expedited healing by increasing your body’s natural circulation.
Practicing visualization during floating helps athletes build muscle memory for peak performance.