Floatation therapy is the culmination of countless studies with the primary goal of addressing the constant stress of everyday living. As part of the Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST), floatation is a process that isolates the body from external noises to improve self-awareness and relaxation. According to Floatation Nation, ‘Your mind is free to mull things over without distraction, your brain pumps out dopamine and endorphins, and your body gets to rest, de-stress, and heal.’
What to Expect
All first-time tank users feel differently, but as they spend some time inside the salt-infused bath, floating, everybody experiences the following:
- Itching or tingling in various parts of the body (same body reaction in the early stages of meditation)
- The transition of the beta or alpha brainwave to theta (deeply relaxed state of mind)
- Clarity of the mind and increased creativity
- Healing and alleviation of stress, anxiety, pain, swelling, insomnia and jet lag
The overall benefit of floatation therapy depends on either the conscious or the subconscious requirement of the person. The device acts as catalyst to promote the necessary healing via the separation of the mind from external feedback and confusion.
For you to float without effort, float tanks are imbued with salt (Epsom salt). The salt makes any object in the water super buoyant, which projects your body upwards. The salt content in the water aids in correcting magnesium deficiency, which is the most elusive nutrient to take in naturally. Overall, floatation therapy provides total relaxation and healing of both the mind and the physical body.
After each floatation session, your body would have washed away the thoughts that stress you and the impurities of the surroundings, which latch onto the body.