Floatation therapy is such a simple idea
that some of the benefits seem too good to be true. But they are real
and scientific research has validated the health giving and performance
It is well known that relaxing sleep in bed is
essential to good health and often the best way to recover from stress
and illness. Our bodies have amazing powers of recuperation and we just
need the chance to relax to let these powers work.
Floating in a
flotation therapy tank is even more relaxing. The deep relaxation
state achieved allows the body to recover from stress. Pain is
relieved. Blood flow is stimulated through all the tissues, natural
endorphins are released, the brain gives out alpha waves associated with
relaxation and meditation. It feels good.
Usually it takes
perhaps fifteen minutes to enter the first deep stage of relaxation, and
the remaining 45 minutes of a typical hour-long session seem to pass
quickly and effortlessly. The benefits begin during this stage but
continue after you leave the tank and for the rest of the day, and the
next day, your body and mind feel refreshed.
have shown that athletic performance is improved by floating before an
event. The quality of creative work is improved by floating before
working. Students are able to remember facts and to concentrate better
after floating. Chronic joint pain such as in arthritis is often
relieved for prolonged periods after floating. People with "jet-lag"
and stress or anxiety, express feelings of relief and improvement. They
state that three hours in a float tank is worth a whole night's sleep.