An Introduction to FLOATING:
The deep relaxation state the you enter when floating helps to reduce stress by lowering cortisol levels. Blood flow is stimulated and endorphins are released. Endorphins are chemicals in the brain that reduce feelings of pain and trigger positive feelings. Studies have shown that floatation therapy can even help with depression. The endorphins released during a float last beyond the float session itself.
The extreme buoyancy that individuals experience when floating is essentially like experiencing anti-gravity. This allows those with joint or muscle pain much needed relief that they cannot get otherwise.
The combination of weightlessness, water temperature, increased blood flow, and endorphins provides deep relaxation.
FLOATING may BENEFIT those who are affected by:
- Insomnia and sleep problems
- Fibromyalgia or Arthritis Pain
- Tendency towards diabetes
- Muscle strains
- Addiction problems
- Improved athletic performance and recovery
- Neck issues
- 60 minutes
WHAT TO BRING:
- Comb or brush
- Contact case
- Ear plugs (if you must) – also available for purchase in our retail area. We recommend floating without them.
Float tanks contain roughly 900 pounds of epsom salts which help your body float weightlessly in the water. This water is kept at a temperature of around 94 degrees Fahrenheit to mimic your body’s natural skin temperature.
The combination of temperature and salt dense water leads to feeling as though you are floating effortlessly in the air, rather than just taking a bath.
This positioning relaxes the body and reduces the tension that a lot of people walk around with all day long. This is especially the case within the neck and back regions.
The duration of the session and the relaxing environment of a float therapy session coupled with the floating sensation makes this time ideal for meditation.
While floatation therapy is not a magic cure, it can be helpful at managing or improving many conditions.
Always consult your physician about any medical or psychological concerns you are having.
Float therapy candidates should know:
Multiple sessions are usually required to gain a benefit. With commitment, mental health professionals and patients may find that regular floatation sessions can open up new roads to recovery for the following conditions:
Float therapy can help patients with eating disorders, including overeating, because deep mental relaxation may calm triggers, past traumas, and clarify habits affecting food habits. Research on float therapy will soon specifically study those suffering with anorexia, some of whom have documented that consistent visits to the flotation pod have aided recovery.
Float therapy can not only help anxious people sleep, but also understand how an absence of environmental stimuli such as light and sound can improve sleep at home. Many sleep-challenged floaters use recorded guided meditations, visualizations, counting and other sleep-inducing techniques while in the pod.
Panic attacks, self-mutilation, and other stress-related conditions may be aided by float sessions that soothe the patient and invite him or her to gently consider actions and events leading to episodes. The solitary experience of floating alone in darkness inevitably leads to curiosity and — in some cases — epiphanies about how to solve personal problems.
The inability to concentrate or focus can also be addressed by float therapy. By committing to an hour or more in the pod, a patient with ADHD may benefit from the lack of distractions and enjoy a purer level of concentration and thought than normally possible. Ideally, an improved ability to concentrate will slowly begin to emerge in daily life.
Curious? Go to a float therapy center and sink into a pod of warm, briny water for an hour or more of REST (restricted environmental stimulation therapy) and decide for yourself.
Anyone interested in float therapy should read The Float Tank Cure: Free Yourself From Stress, Anxiety, and Pain the Natural Way by Shane Stott.
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Can anyone float?
What if I'm pregnant?
How often can I float?
Expert floaters: ask for info on extended floats.
Can I float too much?
Do I need an appointment?
Do I need to bring anything?
How long does it really take?
I have dyed hair, is this an issue?
Can women float while on their menstrual period?
Can I drown?
Can I float with someone else?
Is it medically proven to help me?
I like to Meditate, is floating going to help with that?
Can I wear my Contacts in the tank?
I am Claustrophobic, I don’t think I can do it.
Many people who initially express a fear of small spaces feel much better once they know they control the entire process. Their fears subside and the vast majority will go on to close the door and turn off the light! The tank is such an excellent place to go ‘through’ claustrophobia that if you want to get rid of yours, it is probably the best place to do it. Use the tank in the way most comfortable for you. And the first comment people say after exiting the tank is “Wow, it’s was easier than I expected!”
a) if you want to stop you can do so at anytime!
b) you control the lighting and music
c) you open and close the door easy as you wish
d) you CAN float with the door open
e) you are always in control of the environment
Do I have to wear the Ear Plugs during a float?
Is it like that movie Altered States?
Can I eat before I float?
Should I drink before I float?
What if I fall asleep?
Are there any negative side-effects?
Does it work for everyone?
Most first-time floaters really struggle to let go of their surroundings and almost constant stimulus. We suggest this is a sign that a full disconnect is what you need most.
We HIGHLY recommend floating 3 times in 10 days, even if you don’t get it. At the end of 3, you probably will! We feel so strongly about it that we offer a super-low priced introductory package to help make the “3 times in 10 days” happen!
Is there an age restriction?
I'm physically handicapped, can I float?
Is there anyone who shouldn’t float?
a) Read, understand and agree to our terms and conditions
b) Read and understood all the FAQs
c) Be able to climb in and out of the tank unaided (this is no more difficult than climbing into a bath)
d) Not under the influence of drugs, alcohol or illegal substances.
You must not use the floatation tank if you:
a) Suffer from incontinence, nausea, epilepsy or psychotic attacks.
b) Have a history of regular ear infections.
c) Have been medically advised not to float.
d) Are injured, have open or bleeding wounds.
e) Have an acute skin condition.
f) Wear a pacemaker or have a serious heart condition.
Might I be bored or frightened?
Will I have enough air?
Can I accidentally turn over in the water?
What if I can’t swim?
Is it true that floating cures jet lag?
Will I get cold, like staying too long in a bath?
What effects does floating have on the body?
What effects does floating have on the mind?
How long till I am good at floating?
Is it private? What do I wear?
Will my skin wrinkle?
What is Epsom Salts and why is it used?
Is there a best time to use the tank?
Is there a cumulative effect of using the tank on a regular basis?
What will it be like for me?
Is this sensory deprivation?
My ears are still salty?
I have salt on my clothes?
My hair is ‘saltified’?
I feel too good after a float?
Everyone appears cranky but me after a float?
What form of payment do you accept?
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