PHYSICAL AND MENTAL BENEFITS of flotation therapy (REST)
Pressure relief on joints and muscles - Floating reduces musculoskeletal stress, hence relieving pain and fatigue from your back, knees, and shoulders. Floating has also been shown to help accelerate muscle recovery and rehabilitation.
Zero gravity - The Epsom salt solution is super saturated, therefore, your body naturally floats, allowing the musculoskeletal systems to decompress, relax and stop fighting gravity.
Stress relief - Floating provides deep stress relief and promotes longer meditative states. Studies have also shown associated decreases in plasma stress hormone levels and blood pressure, after repeated floatation sessions.
Skin hydration - The Epsom salt (Magnesium Sulfate) solution exfoliates the skin while enhancing its hydration and softness.
Floatation's effect on the brain - Researchers at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research, are investigating "how the human brain produces primal states of emotion, with an emphasis on the neuroscience of fear and treatments that alleviate anxiety." One approach, researchers are focused on, involves specialized floatation environments, "which are highly effective at removing the distractions from the external world so that patients can more clearly experience their internal world."
Other Benefits - Some floaters have also reported the following benefits and outcomes after just a few floating sessions:
- Increased athletic performance
- Enhanced creativity and mental clarity
- Heightened concentration and focus
- Incredible night’s sleep