Do you crave the days of kicking back at the pool or the beach and just floating in the water? To achieve the relaxed sensation of floating in the water without the screaming kids and choppy waves, many people are turning to a service known as floatation therapy.
Also known simply as “floating,” floatation therapy is a luxurious way to soothe and heal your body from the outside in. During your floating session, you’ll step into a floatation tank, also known as a sensory deprivation tank, and float in the water for the duration of your session. Each float tank has the capabilities of being lightless and soundproof, which gives you the opportunity to shut out the noisy world around you.
Is floating sanitary?
Glad you asked! Each tank contains a saline solution that consists of over 1250 pounds of Epsom salt and 250 gallons of water. This highly concentrated saline solution does wonders for your body. Not only does it keep the tank sanitary, but it will also pull inflammation and toxins from your body. Besides the fact that nothing can live in water with that much salt (just like the Dead Sea) we also take several more precautions. Between each floater the water goes through a 16 minute filtration cycle. In those 16 minutes all the water in the tank goes our state-of-the-art filtration system 4 times. This involves passing by a UV light that would kill any bacteria, going through a 1 micron filter (1 micron is 1/16th the size of a human hair), and going through an ozonator.
How is floating different from meditation?
Floating is different from simple meditation for several reasons. First, the saline solution will help relieve your body. The salt will soak up toxins, inflammation, and pain. The saline solution will also increase your buoyancy, so you don’t have to concentrate on staying afloat. Floating is also different because you’ll be in a float pod in a room all by yourself. You’ll have the chance to shut out the outside world, floating is like training wheels for an inexperienced meditator and a rocket ship for experienced meditators. If you’re concerned about feeling claustrophobic, you can try one of our bigger float rooms, or you don’t have to close the lid of the pod right away. Once you get settled in to your float you won’t feel enclosed at all, most people report quite the opposite, like they are in outer space with nothing around them at all!
Why do people float?
Floatation therapy has been around since 1954. At first, it was invented to test the effects of sensory deprivation. Today, floating is designed to help individuals like yourself gain peace through relaxation. For instance, think about how often you make time for yourself? Between your career, family, school, meetings, weekly activities, and more, you probably don’t spend a lot of quality time by yourself. Floating gives you the perfect opportunity to just relax and soak in the calmness we all crave. In fact, relaxation does a lot more than that. Relaxation has been proven beneficial for the following reasons:
● Lowers fatigue
● Slows your heart rate
● Lowers blood pressure
● Slowing your breathing rate
● Improves concentration and mood
● Reduces activity of stress hormones
● Increases blood flow to major muscles
● Reduces muscle tension and chronic pain
What makes floating beneficial?
People turn to floating for a number of reasons. Floating is great for reducing stress, as we’ve established, but it can also help relieve inflammation, pain, and muscle soreness. In the near zero gravity float pod, the pressure will literally be taken off of your body as well as your mind and soul. Here are some additional reasons people float:
● Enhances creativity and problem-solving abilities
● Deepens meditation abilities
● Improves athletic performance
● Improves blood circulation
● Elevates spiritual and mental well-being
● Improves sleep
With floatation therapy, you don’t have to worry about doing anything right, you simply float! Whether you’re looking to escape the stress of your career or relieve muscle tension, you’ll be given the chance to shut out all external stimuli. During your floatation session, your brain waves will slow down and enter the theta state, which are the waves that are active during dreaming and meditation. In short, you’ll feel relaxed, soothed, and rejuvenated after your session!