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Floatation encourages the production of endorphins, the "runner's high" hormones, which curb sensitivity to pain.
Relaxation in a meditative state promotes blood circulation and muscle growth. The Epsom salt solution reduces lactic acid build-up, and counters depression. Weightlessness relieves pressure on your body. Floating helps sufferers of fibromyalgia and rheumatoid conditions, and can relieve migraines caused by tension in the neck.
Your body relaxes as the Epsom salt solution replenishes depleted minerals and endorphins are produced. Anxiety and depression are alleviated and you experience total calmness. Your brain, freed of everyday sensory input, falls into theta-wave patterns. The lack of sensory input frees the mind of external cues and allows your conscious to be free and capable of creative thought.
Floating diminishes the production of the stress hormone cortisol. This lowers the pulse and blood pressure and allows muscles to relax. These responses lead to long-term benefits such as a stronger immune system and lowered risk of diseases caused by stress and hypertension.
Sleep disorders are often stress-induced. Floatation gives the body a complete rest, allowing endorphins to be produced. Cortisol levels decrease, as do blood pressure and heart rate. Anxiety and stress are relieved. These are all capable of reducing incidents of sleep problems.
Floatation provides a safe and effective way for women to escape the physical demands of pregnancy. The water is heated to skin temperature, 94 degrees. Unlike a hot tub, the body's core temperature does not rise over the course of a session.
Floating takes away added strain on the spine and soothes backaches and aching joints. Floating has been proven to help other common conditions of late-stage pregnancy insomnia, depression and anxiety by decreasing cortisol levels and encouraging the production of endorphins.
Check with your doctor or midwife to see if floating is right for you. It is not recommended to float during the first trimester of pregnancy.
The constant demands of life, work, family, bills, school, and so on are a constant barrier and distraction from creative thought and problem solving. During Floatation Therapy, the brain is freed from sensory input. There is no light, sound, touch, not even the pull of gravity. You enter the theta wave state and produce slower brain-wave patterns normally experienced just before falling asleep or during deep meditation. This state often brings sudden insights, creative inspirations, and clear imagery. You are able to visualize an upcoming performance vividly. You experience a new level of mental clarity, and can prepare your routine in a completely relaxed state.