Tame tension headacheS
A recent study at UC Irvine confirms that floatation therapy is a “long-lasting and versatile treatment” for chronic tension headaches. Often times, headaches are cause by stress and stimuli— And regularly, people seek dark comfortable places to ‘wait it out’. Our rooms are sound proofed, and fully customizable to create your ‘go to headache curing environment’.
Insomnia comes in many forms, but it’s never a welcome visitor to your bed. Allowing your body to completely shut down and reset gives it the time it needs to assess itself. Starting the pattern of allowing yourself the time to “power down” helps even after you’ve left the spa. Your brain creates new ‘muscle memory’ in relaxation and night time sleep rituals.
Reduce blood pressure
Lowering your blood pressure can pay off in significant reductions in your risk of strokes and heart attacks. In today’s world, we experience high levels of stress on an everyday basis, and everyone can benefit from lower blood pressure.
Numerous studies have shown floatation therapy to be an incredibly effective and accessible way to reduce many symptoms of stress. Participants in these studies experienced elevated moods, better sleep, reduced cortisol levels and lower blood pressure.
Speed up muscle recovery
Floatation therapy has been shown to reduce lactic acid and perceived pain levels after athletic training. This zero gravity environment assists your body by focusing on repairing trouble areas, rather than the regular bodily maintenance. Less muscle soreness means you can get back to your favorite activities sooner, and maybe even expand your repertoire of fun.
Enhance your creativity
Floating has been shown to invigorate creative thinking and problem solving and increase energy. Some floaters have experienced hallucinations from the sense deprived environment and have claimed a higher level of creativity and motivation towards artistic endeavors.
Meditate without practicing
Meditation is good for us, but many of us are intimidated by the idea that we need to “practice” regularly to reap its rewards. People who float achieve many of the same benefits of meditation with a fraction of the effort.
Change bad habits
Maybe you smoke or habitually consume multiple boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. No judgement… floating can help. Studies find an improved connection between consciousness and physiology through regular floatation therapy, which allows participants to bring more awareness to their choices and how those choices affect how they physically feel.
Though not a lot of studies have been able to quantify this benefit of floating, more positive relationships are mentioned anecdotally throughout a wide array of float literature. Because floating reduces stress, increases feelings of well-being and enhances awareness, many avid floaters find that their connections and interactions with others become more sensitive and positive.
Small scale studies provide some initial scientific backing for the idea of floating and sensory deprivation. One study showed increased activity in the visual cortexes of participants while other studies found increased creativity in university professors and students (measured by standardized tests for creativity). A more detailed study in the 1980s found reduced levels of stress hormones and blood pressure after floating and noted that these effects were sustained for weeks after the actual float experience.
Those looking for more of a scientifically-supported reason to try floating will be happy to know it’s backed up by much ongoing reason. Although there’s still lots to learn regarding the physiological effects of sensory deprivation, floating is believed to potentially help alleviate all sorts of stress-related problems
Mood related disorders and symptoms of depression or anxiety
Addictions or symptoms of withdrawal
Low immune function
“Burnout” and frequent sick days among employees
Chronic fatigue and low energy
Trouble focusing, restlessness, distractions or brain-fog
Chronic pain and muscle tension, often tied to high stress levels
Difficulty sleeping or insomnia
To learn to meditate
For moms and dads craving a little quiet time
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