From arthritis to fibromyalgia, misaligned spines to back soreness, inflammation to injuries, studies demonstrate that flotation therapy reduces both chronic and acute pain. When combined with additional modalities such as massage the effects are compounded.
INCREASED IMMUNE FUNCTION
While in a completely relaxed and restful state, your body has the time it needs to recuperate. You will reduce cortisol (stress hormone) levels, strengthening your body’s immune response (which aids in insulin sensitivity, digestion, and proper recovery)
INCREASED BLOOD FLOW
The near zero-gravity environment of the float tank allows the muscles and joints of the body to fully relax which increases blood flow and helps to more quickly repair muscle tissues and heal the body. This is especially beneficial for clients suffering from chronic pain or a nagging injury.
Body awareness is the body’s ability to know where it is in space. This includes slick dance moves. Floating will give you an increased understanding of your body, its muscles, how it helps you move, and muscular imbalances. We can’t promise that you’ll be a better dancer, but we still think you should try.
Everyone can remember how it feels to almost be in a car accident. Flip that feeling around, imagine your near miss in reverse, and you can begin to understand how your body will respond to flotation therapy.
Being so relaxed, and so removed from external sensory stimulus, your sympathetic nervous system is inhibited while all the resources of your brain and body go to rest and recovery (parasympathetic nervous system).
HORMONE BALANCE AND ENDORPHINS
Hormonal health when ignored can lead to many damaging imbalances in the body. Float therapy naturally regulates hormones and increase production of endorphins. Endorphins are our natural pain killer and feel-good hormone. Endorphins help influence a better mood, help us deal with anxiety, and leave us in a much clearer, calmer headspace.
The relentless compressing force of gravity wrecks havoc on your muscles, joints, and tendons. The removal of that force alone provides a near miraculous opportunity for rapid physical rejuvenation. When combined with the synergistic effects of increased blood flow and circulation to the extremities, you are provided with an unparalleled physical advantage.
Many of us can also suffer from overuse issues both physical and central nervous system; time in a float tank will reduce a lot of the associated adrenal strain.