From Floatation Therapy to Mindfulness

FROM FLOATATION THERAPY TO MINDFULNESS

The constant bombardment of stimuli from technology and media can make disconnecting seem like an impossibility. We have lost the art of monotasking in a day and age when being able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and juggling tasks are sellable qualities. It is time to rethink how we approach our efficiency and change our focus from multitasking to mindfulness.

Although mindfulness is a recently trending topic, the concept has been around for centuries, with roots in Buddhism and Hinduism. These practices all had one thing in common: a focus on the present and stillness of the mind to better understand the world. Mindfulness has since transcended into fields from psychology to behavioral economics, and is used to help combat stress and anxiety, improve performance, and stimulate creativity. Simply stated, mindfulness is being actively present and mentally engaged when interacting with our environment.

Mindfulness has been shown to reduce the physiological and psychological implications of stress. However, stress takes a greater toll than just a mental one. High stress levels can cause increases in the body’s fight-or-flight hormone, cortisol, which can lead to increased blood pressure and inflammation in the body. This constant excess of cortisol in our system has been identified as a contributing cause for a myriad of chronic illnesses. By reducing our mental load through mindfulness, we can lower stress and learn how to immerse ourselves in the present moment to achieve positive and rewarding interactions. Floatation Therapy can be a foundation for achieving mindfulness.

Floatation therapy provides an environment free from external stimuli and gravitational stressors. Floatation Therapy or REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) has been shown to improve psychological well-being by encouraging deep relaxation and stress reduction. Improved psychological well-being has a positive correlation with increased mindfulness. Overall, Floatation Therapy allows you to achieve a more introspective state through its restorative benefits and serves as a platform toward achieving mindfulness.

We encourage you to find a path toward mindfulness through floatation at MIZU Integrative Medicine Clinic + Float Center. Book with us today!

MIZU Gift Cards Have Arrived!

Share the gift of floating with your loved ones this holiday season!Please stop by or call us at 832.767.4312 to purchase.

MIZU Hosts Grand Opening Party benefiting

The Brian Cushing Foundation

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Be sure to check out the photos from our grand opening party! We had a great time showcasing the new space and introducing Houstonians to our unique concept and services.