For the brain
Floatation therapy creates a unique environment: free of external stimuli, which is proven to increase feelings of serenity and relaxation, and decreasing feelings of anxiety and tension – which last long after your session is finished.
For the body
The spinal-cord and back are free from the pressure of gravity. The nervous and muscular-skeletal systems can reset as tension is relieved.
Floating activates the para-sympathetic nervous system (our ‘rest and digest’ mode) and puts our sympathetic nervous system (our ‘fight or flight’ response) on standby – allowing our body and mind to heal from the stresses of modern living.
A regular floating routine can lower cortisol levels (a stress response hormone) and help you disconnect from the pressures of everyday life.
The stress-relieving qualities of floating also mean it’s a great meditation aid, and can significantly improve sleep quality too.
The deep state of relaxation which floating brings about is profound, lasting long after your session.