Floating is a wonderful way of attaining the deepest relaxation - it has been said that just one hour of floating can have the effect of four hours of deep sleep.
In the gravity free environment the body balances and heals internally as all the senses are rested. Research shows that floating measurably reduces blood pressure and heart rate whilst lowering the levels of stress related chemicals in the body. Floatation is also beneficial for pain management as it helps in reducing chronic pain and reduces post-operative recovery time significantly.
Flotation therapy is used widely in the treatment of stress, anxiety, jet lag and to improve concentration and creativity. Sports performance and recovery is also enhanced during floating.
Floating has many benefits especially on the mind and body:
Benefits for the Body
Encourages deep relaxation | Increases stress resistance (Both physical and mental) | Pain relief for those that suffer from chronic pain, joint and muscle aches | Improves athletic performance and eliminates post performance fatigue | Enhances healing / rejuvenation / recovery (athletic and post-operative) | Increases immune function | Helps to reduce blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen consumption | Improves sleep for those that suffer from insomnia | Heightens senses Magnesium absorption | Promotes skin health | Reduces effects of jet lag
Benefits for the Mind
Fosters creativity | Stimulates flow of feel-good endorphins | Helps to reduce stress, anxiety and depression | Aids deeper meditation | Improves focus and concentration | Increases ability for visualisation (Benefit for athletes) | Enhances super-learning | Increases problem solving abilities | Allows for introspection left / right brain synchronisation | Helps behaviour modification relating to addictions, phobias and habits
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