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Benefits of Floating

Conditions known to be improved by Floating

These are just a few of the conditions known to be improved by floating:

  • Stress relief
  • Muscular pain
  • Rheumatism
  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility
  • High blood pressure
  • Migraine headache
  • Jet lag
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Back pain
  • Depression
  • Pre-menstrual tension
  • Post-natal depression

Those who regularly utilize floatation therapy in their wellness programs report an array of positive long-term and short-term benefits. Some of the most common of these include:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Heightened production of endorphins
  • Diminished anxiety, depression and tension
  • Enhanced creativity and problem-solving abilities
  • Increased concentration, memory and mental clarity
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Quickened rehabilitation and recovery
  • Reduced blood pressure and heart rate
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced instances of neuromuscular aches and pains, inflammation and tendinitis, sprains/strains
  • Strengthened immune system

Floating on Stress

Perceived stress can be correlated with increased levels of cortisol and in flotation therapy there is a natural tendency for cortisol to be reduced. For this reason, flotation therapy is one of the few noninvasive techniques available to manage stress when it is a factor in reducing a person's ability to cope with normal life. Flotation therapy is a fast technique in this respect. The Swedish research was based on 40 minutes float sessions. This compares well with other management techniques such as long vacations.

Floating to Reduce Pain

Apart from general relaxation, floatation therapy has been shown both anecdotally and in controlled studies to reduce or eliminate acute pain. The pain relief can be permanent after one session. While it is not always obvious what benefit floating has in chronic pain, however the reduction of chronic pain lasts for several hours and a reduced need for analgesia.

Floatation therapy helps to provide your body with the tools it needs to heal itself by relaxing you and releasing tension in the float tank. Floating in warm water automatically causes profound relaxation. Profound relaxation causes the brain to release endorphins, which control pain. That's how floating in a float tank reduces pain. This effect is powerful and has been demonstrated in research, and experienced many, many times by pain sufferers.

Sport Benefits of Floating

How can floating help a sports person like a Golfer? The answer is in more ways than one. First there is rest and recovery from injury as golf can be bad for your back. Secondly there is focus, this is a demonstrated effect of floating before competition. Floating allows your subconscious to concentrate. Why is this important? Did you hear about the championship golfer who lost his edge when he took time out to write a book about technique? It turns out that a sure way to put any athlete off his stride is to ask him to explain in detail how he does it. The conscious brain is too slow and maybe "in the wrong place" for a good golf swing. The physical coordination to catch a ball, to strike a ball, even just to walk along is housed in our subconscious, and stress interferes with its function.

Floating can prevent sports injuries as well, by keeping muscles and joints relaxed and flexible. Blood circulation is increased which leads to faster healing. A buildup in lactic acid often causes us to be fatigued and creates muscle soreness. The magnesium that is absorbed from the salts in the water detox the body of lactic acid.

Nonetheless, floating improves athletic performance as athletes are constantly alert for ways to improve their performance and their bodies' functioning. Inside the tank, performance can be visualized, kinks found, and physical sensitivity and concentration is increased. Being loose and relaxed, which the tank provides, is key to an athlete's functioning.

Fertility Benefits of Floating

It is said one couple in seven has problems when they try for a baby. There are many reasons but, one of the most important is also one we can help with - Stress.

Floatation therapy is the most powerful stress relief technique known. For fertility treatment, we recommend for women, is a course of ten floats in a month, approximately every two to three days right through the fertile period. The degree of relaxation achieved is wonderful and will of course benefit you in many ways but if stress is the principal cause of your failure to conceive, then floating really is the best treatment.

Floating has been shown many times (and in controlled studies) compared to bed rest, to be the most relaxing experience on earth. Relaxation measured by perceived stress, by hormone measurement and by brain waves all confirm the truth of this claim. Floating is easy, no skill is required and we offer special ten session prices to fit in with our recommendation for fertility treatment. It makes no difference what time of day you float because the effects last for two to three days. We believe the benefit of floating is the same for natural conception and for IVF treatments.

Overcome Insomnia by Floating

Floating will reduce stress and give your body a chance to sleep. Sleep is absolutely essential to your body and your mind, in more ways than one. Because of this, when you struggle with insomnia you are not only tired and frustrated, but your health suffers as well. How sad that our restorative sleep sometimes eludes us.

Flotation therapy is specifically designed in order to reduce stress and tension by providing you with a level of calm and relaxation you haven’t felt in years. Just one session in a floatation tank can be effective enough to break a long pattern of bad sleep because one good night’s sleep will lead to another.

Floating in Pregnancy

Floating is a wonderful relief for mothers to be. Mid term pregnant women often find considerable relief from pain and stiffness, particularly while floating prone, with elbows on the floor of the tank and chin cupped in hands. In this position the fetus is fully floating and the mother's back and pelvic girdle are released from load reducing pain and offering great relief. The depth of the water in the tank is correct for this position in most cases. The time spent in this position is optional since normal supine floating is also possible.