Improves athletic performance and helps prevent sports injuries, speeds healing process
Decreases the production of Cortisol, ACTH, Lactic Acid, and Adrenaline
Increases the production of endorphins
Quickens rehabilitation and recovery
Relieves pain from arthritis, migraines, injuries, etc.
Boosts immune function
Increases distribution of oxygen and nutrients
Reduces blood pressure, pulse, heart rate and oxygen consumption
General Well Being
Promotes total calm and peaceful relaxation
Eliminates fatigue and jet lag
Alleviates stress (mental and physical)
Energizes, rejuvenates and revitalizes
Left/Right Brain Synchronization
Shifts brain waves from the Beta to Alpha, Theta and even Delta
Better mental clarity and alertness
Increases creativity and problem solving ability
Intensifies acuteness of all the senses
Diminishes depression, anxiety and fear
Facilitates freedom from habits, phobias and addictions
Getting rid of all sensory input allows the ‘constantly-make-sure-you’re-not-dying’ part of your brain to chill out for a second, allowing the creative, relaxed part of your brain to come out and play. Without the constant pressure of analyzing the world around you, your body lowers its levels of cortisol, the main chemical component of stress. Your brain also releases elevated levels of dopamine and endorphins, the neurotransmitters of happiness.
Not having to fight gravity lets your muscles, joints, and bones take a well-deserved break. Your body suddenly has loads of extra resources (usually spent supporting your weight, regulating temperature, and trying not to get speeding tickets), which it gets to focus on things like healing and resting.
Without old-man gravity pushing you down all the time, your spine lengthens an inch, chronic pain is relieved, and your muscles get to fully rest. Unlike lying on a mattress, lying in water allows blood to flow freely all throughout your body. There’s no need to readjust your position to get comfortable.
About 40 minutes into your float your brain stops producing its normal Alpha waves and starts churning out Theta waves. These are responsible for that ‘between-waking-and-sleeping’ state, and you make them naturally every night before you conk out. While it only lasts for a few sparse moments in your bed, you can achieve a prolonged Theta state in the tank, a state of consciousness that is usually only seen in children and people who have spent years practicing meditation.
Even the magnesium-based Epsom salts we use in the tank are good for you. They soften and replenish your skin, and help counteract the magnesium deficiency that most of us have due to depleted magnesium levels in our soil.
PS. We recommend committing to three float sessions to really see the benefits.