We are all searching for a state of relaxation in our increasingly fast-paced world, and float therapy, or floating, may be the answer. Floating is a powerful therapeutic tool that offers countless health benefits, including helping manage anxiety, improve symptoms of depression, relax muscles, improve blood flow, increase pain relief, manage post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and support a healthy sleep pattern. Floating has been proven in many cases to reduce chronic stress as well.
Stress is one of the most debilitating mental health disorders people struggle with, and those with an autoimmune disease may experience added stress. Autoimmune disease is associated with a malfunction of the immune system, which causes the body to attack its own tissues. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety or stress disorder, flotation therapy could be a beneficial practice to add into your wellness routine. Those who practice float therapy regularly often report a significant reduction of stress, a boost of energy, and an overall improved sense of well-being.
The Science of Floating
Flotation began in the 1950s, when Dr. Jay Shurley and Dr. John Lilly from the National Institute of Mental Health began research to determine how the human brain would respond to an environment without any external sensory input. The first float tank was built in 1957, and in 1972, the first tank was commercially available. Since then, many studies have revealed that float therapy effectively treats anxiety, depression, and PTSD without the harmful chemicals and various side effects from traditional pharmaceuticals. Improving mental health and pain management is critical in reducing the national dependency on opioids.
A float pod is a sound- and light-proof alternative therapy used to treat mental and physical health issues. During a float session in water containing medical-grade Epsom salt with magnesium, you will experience a relaxing, healing weightless sensation. Magnesium is a natural relaxant that supports muscle and nerve function, energy production, and a healthy immune system. In addition, float therapy aids cortisol levels and releases stress from the body, which permits deep body relaxation.
The soothing nature of the magnesium-laden water in the float pod can be a powerful ally for our mental health. Floating helps individuals achieve a deep meditative state within just a few sessions and significantly improves sleep quality as well. Help your mind and body relax, recover, and reset when entering a clean and serene environment of float therapy.
Want a more pain-free, relaxing lifestyle? Add to your health by floating at Cloud9 Float Spa and Wellness Center in one of our sanitary pods containing 10 inches of water and 1,000 pounds of medical-grade magnesium sulfite.
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