What is Float Therapy?
Float therapy is a highly effective technique for improving physical and mental health. Placed in suspended gravity, protected from light, noise and sensory inputs, float therapy provides complete relaxation of the body and mind to aid in a variety of healing processes.
Floating weightless in warm, salty water frees the mind from distraction and elicits a deep relaxation response that accelerates the body’s own healing and recovery processes.
Floating helps reduce levels of stress related hormones such as cortisol, ACT-H and epinephrine. Studies confirm that flotation is more effective at reducing stress than other popular methods such as relaxation exercises, biofeedback or relaxing on the couch.
Blood pressure decreases and remains reduced after repeated sessions. Muscle relaxation occurs, joint swelling is reduced, blood flow increases and the body’s immune system is enhanced.
Floating is helpful to those affected by sports injuries, muscle soreness, chronic pain, depression and anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, autism, post traumatic stress disorder, and many other conditions.
Research has shown that floating can be used to aid in weight reduction, smoking cessation, and recovering from addictions.