BEGINNER'S GUIDE: WHY FLOTATION?
Health & Wellness
People float to relieve stress, recover from injuries, fight addiction, eliminate chronic pain, and much more. Studies indicate that flotation increases your dopamine and endorphin levels, boosting your mood and leaving you with a pleasant afterglow that lasts for days afterwards. Without the need to fight gravity or take in external information, you’ll likely experience the most complete relaxation you’ve ever felt.
Everything you experience while floating comes from within yourself. It’s the perfect time to reflect, and there are reports of creative and personal insights abound. Flotation tanks can also be thought of as training wheels for meditation. After about 30-45 minutes of floating, your mind starts producing theta brainwaves, which are responsible for the between waking & sleeping state. After years of practice, people can enter theta state through deep meditation. Flotation tanks get you there with hardly any effort at all.
People have cut strokes off their golf game, developed complex scientific theories, and drafted entire portions of books while floating. With nothing to distract you, your level of concentration and knowledge absorption is astonishing.
Floating is about everything that you won’t be doing… You won’t be fighting gravity, the 900+ pounds of epsom salt in the water takes care of that as you lie on your back. The water is kept at 93.5 degrees, this is skin--receptor neutral, which means you lose track of where your body ends and the water begins. Your ears stay just below the water. The tanks are insulated against sound, to keep noise on the outside from reaching you. During your float the outside world is gone, and amazing things happen. It turns out that when you’re not fighting gravity or constantly taking in information your body has a lot of extra resources at its disposal. Your mind is free to mull things over without distraction, your brain waves slow down, and your body gets to rest.
Likely to be the most relaxing thing you’ve ever experienced.