The state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy, feelings of contentment, enjoyment, confidence and engagement with the world are all a part of emotional well-being and floatation has been linked to helping users achieve many of these.
Lying in a pod, isolated from all external stimuli such as sound and light helps to turns off the sympathetic nervous system (the part of the brain which keeps us alert and on guard) and allows the parasympathetic nervous system (the part of the brain which helps us relax and be creative) to take charge allowing you to:-.
Can you remember the last time you were able to
QUIETEN YOUR MIND?
Not just to 'switch off' but to 'close down'.Our constantly “switched on”, 24/7 lifestyles give us little time to truly relax and reflect. With many of us dealing with pressures and commitments such as balancing work, family and social lives, we have become numb to our feelings and senses, living in an almost automated state.
This can cause numerous issues such as unnecessary stress, feelings of unease and lack of focus on the more important things in life. The sensory deprivation that occurs during floatation helps your conscious mind to rest and aids clarity of thought, allowing you to deal with life just that little bit better and to enjoy the good moments more.
Physical health is critical for overall well-being and is the most visible sign that our bodies can show that all is not well. Modern life often makes us push our bodies further and further, from the general everyday tasks such as working to the more extreme ones such as exercise. Having the energy available to start with is one thing, but it is important to be able to recover from what we put ourselves through so we are ready to go again.
Floatation is a very effective way to help our bodies rest and recover. The effect of floating in near weightlessness and absolute comfort, plus our body’s absorption of the essential nutrients from the high concentration of Magnesium Suphate (Epsom Salts) is the ideal environment to help muscles relax and improve our blood circulation, relieving the symptoms of pain and helping the process of recovery.
Flotation can aid the following conditions;
Each floatation tank contains 400 – 450kg of Epsom salts, also known as Magnesium Sulphate. As well as aiding your buoyancy (allowing you to float unaided), Magnesium Sulphate has many mental and physical health benefits.
It is estimated that, up to, 80% of Americans are magnesium deficient to varying levels so, because magnesium can be absorbed through the skin, floatation is an excellent way for our bodies to ‘top up’ on this mineral. Evidence suggests that absorption will cease once the body has reached a balanced state. The importance of magnesium only becomes clear when you understand just how much it can help you.
Magnesium is essential in hundreds of functions in our body including regulation of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulphates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins and help ease migraine headaches.
Relieve Stress and Relax the Body Magnesium helps to produce serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. It also encourages energy and stamina so that we can deal with life’s often hectic schedule. With regular bathing in Epsom Salts people have reported feeling far more relaxed, improved ability to concentrate and better quality sleep.
Pain Reduction Known for the ability to ease pain and relieve inflammation, Epsom Salts can aid the soothing of sore muscles, headaches, and chronic back pain.
Help Nervous and Muscular Function Magnesium helps regulate our body’s feature electrolytes which, in turn, helps our muscles and nerves to function properly. Increased blood and oxygen circulation can also aid the body’s ability to recover faster and stronger.
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When your mind is in such a relaxed state, meditation becomes much easier. Those who practice meditation find that they are able meditate deeper and sooner than they had previously experienced.
Like every activity, (or, NON-activity, in this case), the more you partake in floating, the more profound and beneficial the effects tend to be. The experience is very different, personal and unique for each person. Float with no preconceived ideas and just go wherever your mind takes you. You are PERFECTLY safe, at all times and, at any time, you can just get out of the pod. (Though we can’t think of any reason why someone would do that, not even you claustrophobics!)
* While current and ongoing floatation research has identified the above mentioned physical and mental health benefits, results will vary from person to person and may only be achieved through regular floatation. Those suffering from any health conditions mentioned or are considering using floatation therapy to relieve any symptoms are advised to discuss this with their GP or health care professional to ensure this is the right course for them. Medical advice is unavailable from floatation.life.
A person who deeply meditates can reach a THETA state, that's where the brainwaves slow to 5-10 hertz and the mind is relaxed enough to aid intuition and creativity. However, there is one, deeper, state which is even more beneficial to our mind and body and that is a DELTA state. You cannot stay awake in a DELTA state and when you sleep you DO NOT DREAM! Your brainwaves slow to 1-4 hertz and healing and regeneration are stimulated, and that is why deep restorative sleep is so essential to the healing process. Delta waves suspend external awareness and are the source of empathy. They have also been found to be involved in unconscious bodily functions such as regulating heart beat and digestion. Production of delta waves helps us feel completely rejuvenated after we wake up from a good night’s sleep. There is evidence that the DELTA brainwave releases slight amounts of Human Growth Hormone (H.G.H.) through stimulation of the Pituitary gland. Carry out your own research and discover how much a DELTA state of mind can help you, we can only say that it feels amazing when you have slept during a float.