Why Float

Floatation therapy restricts external stress factors that are constantly bombarding our senses and attribute to approximately 90% of our physical and mental energy consumption. The body’s natural response to sensory deprivation is to gently slide into the meditative and creative, theta brain state. After a short period of time within the pod you cannot tell where your body ends and the water begins. Free from external stimulation on the senses, your body finally has a chance to free itself from the stresses of everyday life and to truly rest and repair.

Athletes

Floatation therapy restricts external stress factors that are constantly bombarding our senses and attribute to approximately 90% of our physical and mental energy consumption. The body’s natural response to sensory deprivation is to gently slide into the meditative and creative, theta brain state. After a short period of time within the pod you cannot tell where your body ends and the water begins. Free from external stimulation on the senses, your body finally has a chance to free itself from the stresses of everyday life and to truly rest and repair.

Professionals / Academics / Students / Creatives

Due to the increasing demands and stresses associated with living in todays society, floatation therapy has grown immensely in popularity amongst this area of communities all over the world. It has been proven to reduce cortisol and adrenaline levels (stress hormones) while enhancing the secretion of endorphins (happy hormones!). One hour in the float tank has shown to dramatically increase creativity and problem solving ability. It has also been shown to improve your learning capability, increase clarity of thought and concentration as well as enhance your memory and focus. There is no better environment to nut out a problem, solve that nagging issue or clear your mind completely than in the pod itself. The float tank can be used passively or actively depending on what you are trying to achieve. ‘Passively’ for the purpose of melting away the thousands of thoughts trampling your brain or ‘actively’, to pursue a goal or idea. Another thing for those ‘flat out’ university students… It flushes out toxins!

Health

Floatation therapy at it’s core is all about health and well being. It is first and foremost extremely effective at eliminating the pressure of gravity and restricting external stimulation allowing the body to free up healing energy while simultaneously delivering the body the plethora of benefits provided by Epsom Salts. Studies carried out over a number of years have demonstrated that the reduction of stress related hormones which occurs while floating helped normalise sleep patterns, provide pain relief, and decreased blood pressure. Floatation therapy has also shown to help people quit smoking and other addictive behaviours as well as helping reduce cortisol related weight gain, and reducing migraines. The Epsom Salts are absorbed through the skin and add much needed levels of the minerals Magnesium and Sulfate which aid in detoxification, help muscle and nerve function and make you look and feel so much better. Regular floatation therapy strengthens your immune system, helps release endorphins which are the bodies ‘happy hormones’ and amazingly alleviates the symptoms of anxiety and depression. It is also proving beneficial for children with learning disorders, social behavioural problems and is showing to help cognitive function in autistic children.

For those wishing to explore

My first experience with floatation therapy took me on a journey back to my childhood home. The sharpness of the images in my brain were so intense they remained in my mind well after I left the float tank. Vivid dreams are very common while floating as your brain eventually slips into a medatative-like state.

The benefits of meditation are well documented. Various studies tracing the brain-waves of Zen monks show that through years of practice the monks learned how to achieve the creative and inspiring theta brain state through meditation. Theta waves promote productivity, creativity, and a sense of inner peace or enlightenment. Floatation therapy is a tool that makes this theta state easily accessible to absolutely anyone. It provides complete freedom for contemplative thought, the opportunity for fresh perspectives and an experience of the ‘pure essence of being’. Floatation therapy creates a harmony in the brain on all three levels: primal, visceral, and neocortex. This balancing between the brain layers creates a deep levelled experience for the body and a feeling of “oneness” with the universe.

Benefits

  • Enhances your learning capability i.e. concentration, memory, and focus
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Normalises blood pressure
  • Enhances ability to stay focused and concentrate
  • Unlocks the creative centres in your brain
  • Destress and relaxation
  • Genuine relief from the discomforts of gravity enforced pain in pregnancy
  • Helps reduce cortisol related weight gain
  • Increases athletic performance (energy, stamina, strength, quicker recovery, brain space)
  • Achieve effortless visualisation
  • Increases your body’s ability to detoxify with the mineral rich salt bath
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Improve skin tone
  • Helps release endorphins-the body’s natural opiates
  • Pain relief from injuries/ailments
  • Eliminates the pressure of gravity allowing the body to free up healing energy
  • Helps the brain produce theta waves which are mirrored in the advanced art of meditation. Theta waves promote productivity, creativity, and a sense of inner peace or enlightenment
  • Creates an environment for meditation and lucid dreaming
  • Stimulates right brain activity which allows us to absorb and learn information on a larger scale.
  • Floatation therapy creates a harmony in the brain on all levels: primal, visceral, and neocortex. This balancing between the brain layers creates an exhilarating experience for the body, including vitality and a feeling of “oneness” with the universe
  • Helps reduce addictive behaviour
  • Aides in female fertility
  • Helps balance hormones
  • Alleviates symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Reduce migraines
  • Relieves inflammation in joints
  • Improves spinal issues
  • Increase magnesium absorption