The body balances and heals naturally in a gravity-free floating environment. Floating measurably reduces blood pressure and heart rate while lowering the levels of stress-related chemicals in the body. Injuries and aches are relieved and studies have also shown an increase in positive mood.
Epsom salt or magnesium sulfate has been used for decades as a treatment for aches, pains and skin ailments. Magnesium is incredibly important to health and wellbeing, and almost everyone is deficient in this mineral that is vital in many enzymatic functions. Adequate levels of magnesium are correlated with lower incidences of coronary heart disease, lower blood pressure, better quality of sleep, cholesterol improvement and lower stress levels. It is also necessary for the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system.
The body can experience a range of benefits from any form of deep relaxation. Floating is widely used in the treatment of stress, anxiety, jet lag and chronic aches and pain. Float therapy can help with the following:
Floating can slow down brain wave patterns allowing a person to reach “theta” waves, which are induced during a deep meditation or just before falling asleep. This is usually accompanied by lucid imagery, creative thoughts, sudden insights and inspirations, or feelings of profound peace and joy.