Benefits of Floating
Floating is part therapy, part meditation, part transcendence, and all relaxation. Classically known as “sensory deprivation”, floatation therapy is suitable for professionals, athletes, meditators and everyone in between, including children and the elderly. It has a myriad of documented benefits, including:
On a physiological level, floatation therapy has been known to:
- Produce endorphins, the brain’s “happy chemical”
- Induce theta brainwave states
- Trigger vasodilation, associated with a number of health benefits
- Reduce levels of corticosteroids, the stress hormones
- Increase levels of magnesium, one of the most critical minerals required for electrical stability of every cell in the human body
- Decrease the production of Cortisol, ACTH, Lactic Acid and Adrenaline
- Improve circulation and oxygenation of cells
- … and much more
What do you want to float towards?
Floating is a suitable and effective therapy for all manner of recovery and personal journeys:
The Science of Floating
The body of scientific evidence supporting the health and wellness benefits of floatation therapy is growing all the time. One leading study by Karlsbad University in Sweden found that: “Floating was perceived as pleasant. An altered state of consciousness was induced, varying from a milder state including profound relaxation and altered time perception, to more powerful with perceptual changes and profound sensations such as out-of-body experiences and perinatal experiences. ” Neuropsychologists have found floatation effective for treatment of anxiety disorders, while clinical psychologists have found the “effects of floating to enhance creativity, physical performance, stress management, psycho and physiological effects, relief from chronic pain- fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.”
See our Science & Media section for more examples of clinical studies that support the efficacy of floation therapy, as well links to media coverage about floating and videos describing experiences with float tanks.