Float Benefits

Floating has numerous benefits – read about them here. 

A float tank environment reduces most sensory inputs and influences that cause stress and allows you to experience total physical and mental relaxation, your whole nervous system glides into a state of stable balance placing the body into a deep state of rest and relaxation. Your body lowers its levels of cortisol, the main chemical component of stress.
In one recent float study nearly 75% of the entire sample, and 82% of the severely anxious subgroup, reported that they had achieved more relaxation with Floatation-REST than any of the other treatments or techniques they had tried in the past. Most notice a steady decline in muscle tension during their floats.
The float tank gravity-reduced environment allows our body to decompress, especially throughout the muscle, joints and the spinal column, boosting blood flow and easing tension. It is the combination of these elements that floating can benefit arthritis, fatigue, back pain, migraine, inflammation, and psychosomatic pain.

Studies were done with improved methodology at the Swedish Research Centre in 2001, showing a marked change in post-float brains in the areas of consciousness, cognition, imagination, and personality. Free from external stimuli consciousness exploration becomes possible and infinite in the tank.

Floating allows your body and mind to rest much easier each night if sleeping is an issue. The float tanks environment has a powerful and profound affect on the body’s ability to reset natural sleep cycles. Our clients often tell us about the blissful night of sleep they have after their float.
A regular float practice can help improve precision and consistency, and floating after an intense workout or injury can reduce recovery time. In a recent float study athletes reported feeling significant reduction in perceived muscle soreness, feeling less worn-out, less tired, more relaxed and more fresh post float. Epsom salt has been used for relaxing sore muscles and joints since it was discovered in the town of Epsom England.
Everything you experience while floating comes from within yourself. It’s the perfect time to reflect on your life, and reports of creative and personal insights abound. Float tanks can also be thought of as training wheels for meditation. In a float tank, you have the opportunity to be more mindful than pretty much any other environment in the world.

The float tank is the prime environment for absorbing information. Free from distractions, our minds are ready to devote themselves to learning and retaining knowledge. The float tank gives us an extended period of time in the Theta state. Theta waves are generated primarily from the right hemisphere of our brain. Because of this, float tanks are amazing at enhancing our right hemispheric activities, such as creativity, inspiration, and non-linear thought.