What happens when you float?
Float therapy is relaxing.
When you float, you are completely immersed in a warm, comfortable and dark environment (better than being in bed!). Floating induces a meditative-like state (including the theta brainwaves associated with meditation and dreaming), so you naturally feel calmer and less stressed. If you regularly meditate already, and then float, you will probably experience an enhanced meditative state.
The extremely buoyant nature of the float tank means that your body is completely supported. It is impossible to roll over without conscious effort, so completely relaxing, or falling asleep, is possible and safe.
Floating may help to reduce stress and anxiety, blood pressure and decrease feelings of depression and fatigue.
The magnesium can improve your skin health, and other reported benefits of floating include mindfulness, increased vitality and digestion, and an increase in overall feelings of peace and calm.
Float therapy has been around for several decades, and while most benefits of floating are anecdotal (reported unofficially by regular floaters, and not yet studied in a scientific manner), some health benefits of floating have been studied in controlled trials and research published in peer-reviewed journals. Floating is a contemporary and complementary therapy that (on it’s own, or in conjunction with other therapies such as psychoanalysis, massage, meditation etc) can produce remarkable results in individuals.
We are excited to be aware of the increasing popularity of floating, and are aware of several scientific and controlled studies being conducted by university researchers on the benefits of floating. We will be sure to inform you of the outcomes of these studies when they are available (although we do not expect to be surprised by the result that floating is good for you!).