Floating, referred to as Sensory Depravation but leads to Sensory Enhancement, is a form of alternative medicine in a near zero-gravity environment, involves relaxing in a room of 1000+ pounds of Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate) and water-heated to skin temperature allows your body and mind to completely let go without distraction, rest and relax.
Float Therapy gives you relief and benefits which are increasing with each float, with ear plugs in, tank’s interior lights off, the silence allows you to relax into a deep theta state.
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BENEFITS OF FLOATING
Increases Blood Circulation
Increases Healing Abilities
Lowers Pain In The Body
Improves Immune System Functions
Improve Sleep Patterns
Studies have shown significant improvement in your sleep/wake cycle (by reducing your cortisol levels) when you engage in floating. Since floating helps you lower your cortisol, you will begin to feel more alert and enjoy the improved energy you need when you awaken and start being active. This means you should also sleep better in the evenings.
Reduce Lactic Acid Buildup
Floating can help reduce post-workout muscle soreness. How? The high levels of Epsom Salt allow your muscles to repair after a strenuous workout. This means floating can help you heal more quickly, and also keep your muscles in better shape – or even help prevent injury in the first place.
If you are anxious, stressed, or depressed, floatation might work for you! Your symptoms of anxiety can be lessened through floating since you will intentionally minimize your sensory signals (visual, auditory, gustatory, thermal, tactile, gravitational, etc). Your brain will relax and release anxious thoughts as you limit your movement and speech. Floatation research shows “irrespective of diagnosis, Floatation-REST substantially reduced state anxiety.”
Meditative & Relaxing
One of the immediate benefits of floating is the power to calm the mind and relax the body. Research shows that floating can lower stress, anxiety, and even depression by reducing the amount of sensory input received by the brain and nervous system. Floating can also be helpful for people with clinically diagnosed anxiety disorders.
Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and concussions have been in the news the past few years and floatation therapy has been recommended to help people suffering from TBI In fact, other float centers have shown “significant positive functional improvement” and studies “strongly suggest that floatation therapy can help in managing multiple areas of physical, emotional, and neurological dysfunction for individuals coping with traumatic brain injury.”
Floatation Therapy for Pregnant Women
Floatation Therapy for pregnant women within the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, and only after a medical clearance from your doctor floatation therapy can offer a brilliant level of relaxation, and pain relief not found outside of the tank. Additionally floating in a float spa after the birth of your child, is an amazing way to regenerate your energy in just one hour in order to keep up with the new baby.
Floatation Therapy allows you to escape the added weight of pregnancy by floating in a weightless environment, thus taking the strain off the body and spine. It promotes excellent sleep, a lovely sense of well being, and can help with all the aches and pains normally associated with pregnancy.
Floating in a floatation tank can help the pregnant mom to be, literally float through the pregnancy with a level of calm and comfort, and the Epsom salt solution will decrease inflammation and the pregnant mom will absorb lots of magnesium from the solution in the float tank, for both her and the baby.
There is often comment about the ‘mirror effect’ of the baby floating in the womb of the mother, and the mother floating in the womb of the tank and the spiritual/communal pleasure for the mother in this regard, deepening her connection with her baby and you can actually hear your baby’s heart beat while floating.
In the third trimester of pregnancy you are the most uncomfortable. You have all this pressure on your lungs, and organs, you may have trouble breathing and sleeping. Imagine if you will a brief respite. If we evolved from the sea it only makes sense to use floatation therapy for comfort as we are 80% water after all.
Three ways Floatation Therapy can help your ADHD child
By Jon Hunnicutt
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become so common today that many parents are alarmed, but not necessarily surprised, at the diagnosis. The diagnosis rate for this actual disorder among children is above 10%. Parents looking for something to help their children cope with the inability to focus through sensory input are now looking to floatation therapy as a supplemental treatment. This post will explore the effectiveness of floatation treatment for ADHD.
Know the Science
Floatation can help patients with ADHD improve the quality of their life, boost their self-esteem, promote social skills, and help them to have better attitudes.
Floatation therapy helps patients with ADHD develop positive control of cognitive arousal, regulate the activity in their brains, integrate and understand the sensory input that often overwhelms or distracts them, and boost overall cognitive functions. Patients who experienced floatation therapy reported fewer restless feelings throughout the day, more emotional calmness, and focus where before they struggled to stay on task. This led to an increased sense of self-worth and independence and a better quality of life.
Improve Sleep Insomnia or other sleep disturbances often afflict individuals with ADHD have. Those with ADHD report an inability to block out stress from the day or turn off their mind as they tried to go to sleep. Some experience other problems that reduce the amount of effective sleep they get.
Floatation therapy can help these patients improve their sleep disorders. By helping them grow accustomed to shutting out external stimuli and remaining in the moment, floatation therapy gives them the tools they need, combined with good sleep hygiene and to take control of their sleep patterns.
Fix Any Nutrient Deficiencies
Research demonstrated that individuals with ADHD often lack several important nutrients in their system, one of these being magnesium. The studies recommended that supplements of magnesium combined with an overall balanced diet could reduce ADHD symptoms. Floatation tank water contains Epsom salts rich in magnesium, which the skin absorbs while the individual is floating, thus allowing the person to relax and fix a potential dietary deficiency.
When experts are asked how to help reduce stimulation for individuals with ADHD, they often initially recommend a reduction or removal of technology. While science remains noncommittal on the veracity of a direct causal connection between electronic stimulation and ADHD, what is known is that technology does provide stimulation. The float tank offers them a unique environment where they can unplug from all stimulation. While this requires some adjustment, the experience has been shown to help those with ADHD focus better and shut out unwanted stimulation.
If you have a child diagnosed with ADHD and are looking for ways to help them beyond simple medication, consider bringing them to iFloat Spa of Victoria to see how Floatation Therapy can help.
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