What benefits are there on the body?

The body balances and heals naturally in a gravity free floating environment. Floating measurably lowers blood pressure, heart rate, and stress related chemicals in the body. Floating helps blood circulation and takes the pressure off of the body and is therefore excellent for injuries, aches, pain, and for prenatal pregnancy.

Epsom salt or magnesium sulfate has been used for decades as a treatment for muscle recovery, soreness, pain and skin ailments.  Magnesium has over three hundred enzyme functions.  Adequate levels of magnesium correlate with lower blood pressure, more energy, less irritability, provides a better quality of sleep, lowers risk of coronary heart disease, and also effects the functioning of the brain and nervous system.  Absorption through the skin while floating is the best way to get magnesium due to the large amount of Epsom salt in the water.

The body can experience a range of benefits from any form of deep relaxation. Floating is widely used in the treatment of stress, anxiety, jet lag and chronic aches and pain. Float therapy can help with the following:

  • Induces intense relaxation
  • Relieves sore muscles from deep tissue massage.
  • Recovery from physical workouts, muscle tension
  • Relieves injuries, especially back aches.
  • Eases arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • Eases aches and pain
  • Improves the condition of skin because of the Epsom salts
  • Releases endorphins
  • Relieves stress
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Helps circulation and energy levels
  • Useful in pregnancy (for the full 9 months)

What benefits are there on the mind?

Floating can slow down brain wave patterns allowing a person to reach “theta” waves, which are induced during a deep meditation or just before falling asleep.  This is usually accompanied by lucid imagery, creative thoughts, sudden insights and inspirations, or feelings of profound peace and joy.

  • Spectacular for deep meditation
  • Enhances psychological and spiritual growth
  • Balances right and left brain hemispheres.
  • Helps circulation and energy levels
  • Helps with clarity, focus, creativity and imagination