Benefits of Floating Therapy
There are plenty of studies done on Floatation Therapy. Most of our regular customers come for different reasons and the some of the main benefit is to reduce stress with this unique floating water relaxation therapy. These are some of the things that floating may help with. Click on the link below to look at around 200 studies.
- Reduce stress and stress related illnesses
- Cleanses the body of toxins
- Helps eliminate addictive behavior, including weight loss
- Lowers blood pressure, and cortisol level
- Enhances higher learning and aids in visualization
- Improves athletic performance
- Speed healing and recovery from physical activity and injury
- Pain relief from illness and injury
- Creates hemispheric and whole brain integration
- Increases harmonious brain patterns
- Enhances the creativity process
- Increases endorphin levels that can last up to a week
- Creates an ideal environment for meditation
Float Tank Published Scientific Research Articles
Stress is a leading cause of illness now and Floatation is one of the best ways to reduce your stress hormones and increase your happy hormones and when this happens it is like hitting the reset button and everything else becomes less stressful.
Floatation is the ultimate tool for enhancing creativity. Creativity is as important for business people as it is for artists. Relaxation plays an important role in the creative process. It allows one to be calm and able to listen to their mind. While floating, you are able to view your life and business from a more objective perspective, where the answers to all your questions are apparent. You float effortlessly in a silky solution of Epsom salts saturated in relaxed skin-temperature water. With all distractions eliminated, including light and sound, you easily enter a profound state of relaxation unlike anything you have experienced on planet earth.
When you are pregnant, floatation therapy can offer a brilliant level of relaxation, and pain relief not found outside of the tank. Floatation Therapy allows you to escape the added weight of pregnancy by floating in a weightless environment, thus taking the strain off the body and spine. It promotes excellent sleep, a lovely sense of well being, and can help with all the aches and pains normally associated with pregnancy. Floating in a floatation tank can help the pregnant mom to be, literally float through the pregnancy with a level of calm and comfort, another helpful therapy is Hypno-birthing and the two together are amazing. There is often comment about the ‘mirror effect’ of the baby floating in the womb of the mother, and the mother floating in the womb of the tank and the spiritual/communal pleasure for the mother in this regard, deepening her connection with her baby. In the third trimester you are the most uncomfortable. You have all this pressure on your lungs, and organs, you may have trouble breathing and sleeping. Imagine if you will a brief respite. The water is only 34.8-35 degrees so it is a safe temperature for pregnancy but please contact me with any questions.
Epsom Salts (German Food grade Magnesium Sulphate)
The research that some of the long lasting benefits of floating are due to the Magnesium Sulphate itself, and these benefits can be substantial. Recent research in Birmingham University, at the School of Bio sciences has shown enlightening results. Magnesium and sulphate will pass through the skin, raising the levels detected in the blood. This can have important benefits to health because both Magnesium and Sulphate deficiency are common. Magnesium is found in vegetables and grains, derived from the ground in which they are grown. However many soils are magnesium deficient either naturally or through over cropping. Magnesium is also found in sea water. It is essential to life and deficiency is linked to many diseases including cardiovascular disease. See: www.mgwater.com
Sulphate (sulfate) is also essential to life, sulphate is essential for the formation of proteins in joints, also for digestive enzymes and the gut wall lining. Furthermore sulphate is essential to the formation of brain tissue and is also involved in detoxification. Sulphate is not easily absorbed from the diet.
Bathing in magnesium sulphate is therefore a significant, safe and easy way to correct any deficiency. The evidence also shows that surplus is naturally removed by the kidneys, just as it is if you have surplus in the diet. When magnesium sulphate is absorbed through the skin, such as in a bath, it draws toxins from the body, sedates the nervous system, reduces swelling, relaxes muscles, and is a natural emollient, exfoliator, and much more. Researchers and physicians report that raising your magnesium levels may:
- Improve heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.
- Improve the body’s ability to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.
- Flush toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.
- Improve nerve function by regulating electrolytes. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood.
- Relieve stress. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.
Magnesium is the second-most abundant element in human cells and the fourth-most important positively charged ion in the body, so its little wonder this low-profile mineral is so vital to good health and well being. Magnesium, a major component of Epsom Salt, also helps to regulate the activity of more than 325 enzymes and performs a vital role in orchestrating many bodily functions, from muscle control and electrical impulses to energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins.
I also have Food grade Dead Sea Salts in my tank.
Dead sea salts is well know for it’s healing properties people from all walks of like go there to soak in it and say they feel numerous benefits. the mineral content is very different to that of ocean water. The exact composition of about 26 essential minerals of the dead sea water varies mainly with the seasons, depth and temperature. So with my tank containing dead sea salts it has a highly absorbable mineral content. This is better than taking any pill as in it’s liquid state your body will absorb through your skin and use it immediately.
The buoyancy provided by the Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate) solution eliminates the body’s specific gravity, bringing the floater close to an experience of total weightlessness. Gravity, which has been estimated to occupy 90 percent of all central nervous system activity, is probably the single largest cause of human health problems – the bad backs, sagging abdomens, aching feet, painful joints, and muscular tension that result from our unique but unnatural upright posture. This theory asserts that, by freeing our brain and skeletal system from gravity, floating liberates vast amounts of energies and large areas of the brain to deal with matter of mind, spirit, and enhanced awareness of internal states.
Sports and Floatation Therapy
Floatation can help in so many ways if you are a sports person as you absorb Magnesium which speeds up your recovery from training, injuries, post game, reduces lactic acid, off your game, get more focused by visualization while floating, with a sense of relaxed calmness, increasing stamina, muscle recovery.
Many professional, famous and Olympic athletes now use Floatation in their regular training programmes Joe Rogan,Wayne Rooney,Tom Brady, David Beckenham are just a few who share the benefits of regular floating.