When the world gets to be too much and you’re having a hard time making it through the day, imagine stepping into a room that’s warm, dimly lit, and allows you to float away into bliss. You’ve essentially just put your finger on the best part of floatation therapy.
Float pods or sensory deprivation tanks have been in and out of style for the last 50 years, but their popularity is gaining momentum again as more and more studies come out showing all the benefits. Floating gives everyone the chance to take a mental and physical break. During a session, you’re suspended in over a 1200 pounds of pharmaceutical grade Epsom salt in a float pod or float room. The water and air is 94.5 degrees, the same temperature of your body, meaning you don’t feel the unpleasant cold sensation that comes with having your arms exposed when you’re in the bathtub.
Floating is perfect for tuning out the world because it literally takes away touch, sight, sound, and gravity. As a result, you can decompress and chill. So people become so relaxed that they end up falling asleep!
During a floating session, your brain accesses the same theta waves that transpire during REM sleep. And while floating is beneficial for everyone, veterans with PTSD have been experiencing the greatest benefits! So many veterans have been having positive experiences with floating that the military itself is starting to recommend it for those with PTSD and doing a lot of studies on it.
Floating provides those who have a difficult time getting a good night’s sleep or those who suffer from past injuries the chance to think about nothing. Your mind can relax while you’re suspended by water that’s the ideal temperature.
If you keep up with your sessions, you may even find that you’ll be able to wean off your anti-anxiety medication or pain medication (after speaking with your medical professional).
Whether you’ve been floating for a while or you’re just getting started, it’s recommended that you spend 90 minutes in the float tank. This is because it can take about 45 minutes (sooner for those who float or meditate regularly) to access the theta state. Once you’re there, you’re going to want to give yourself enough time to stay in that state, hence the extra 45 minutes. However, the you are always in control of the pod lid and float room door so you can get out at any point you want.
Floating is completely sanitary, as certified facilities are required to maintain specific health standards by flushing the water through a filtration system in between patrons.
Are you ready for your float session? Visit Total Rejuvenation in Cedar Rapids Iowa today. As a way of saying thank you for our freedom, all veterans and active military members receive their FIRST FLOAT FREE and an ongoing 15% discount on all our services including floating. Give us a call today to book your float!