REDUCES STRESS-HORMONE CORTISOL & AIDS ACUTE ANXIETY
A recent study published by NCBI suggests that floating is a promising technique for acutely reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, with significant results after just a single session. Participants reported a strong increase of serenity and happiness, with 82% stating that they had achieved more relaxation with Floatation Therapy than any of the other treatments or techniques they had tried in the past. Floating is also shown to decrease cortisol levels, a hormone released in the bloodstream during stressful situations. Overexposure to cortisol can put you at risk for numerous health problems such as anxiety, depression, heart disease, memory, concentration impairment etc.
PHYSICAL AID AND RECOVERY
The wonders of Epsom salt have been well known for hundreds of years and, unlike other salts, has beneficial properties that can soothe the body and mind. With total spinal decompression at the forefront, health benefits include relaxing the nervous system, increasing blood flow, soothing back pain and aching limbs, easing muscle strain, treating colds etc. Ideal for those with physically intensive jobs or lingering injuries.
Alpha waves are measured as the frequency where meditation begins. The dominant state of mind in Alpha is alert but unfocused, relaxed and calm.
Theta waves have a fanciful, intuitive, almost unpredictable, but very vivid mental imagery often accompanied by intense memories. Theta offers access to unconscious material, free association, sudden insight and creative inspiration. It is a mysterious elusive state.
While floating, The dream-like Theta and meditative Alpha brain waves are reached in conjunction with one another (without needing years of meditation practice!). This combination is shown to promote creativity, productivity, accelerated learning and problem solving skills.
IMPROVED SLEEP AND GENERAL WELLBEING
The magnesium and other trace elements found in our high-grade Epsom salts are absorbed into the body, while floating aids in deep, restful sleep for up to several days following the session. Floating is also proven to be the number one cure for jet lag, allowing you to get a considerable amount of rest in a condensed period of time. Studies have shown that an hour in a float tank is the equivalent to 4-6 hours of sleep.