Imagine complete weightless relaxation.
Every single muscle fiber in your body completely devoid of tension. Fears, worries and concerns become distant and obsolete.
Total calmness, silence, peace, and warmth. It’s possible you haven’t felt relaxation this deep, well, maybe ever…
Floatation therapy takes place inside an Isolation Tank (aka Sensory Deprivation Tank).
Though the technology behind floatation therapy is rather simple, the results can be quite profound.
5 Reasons To Try Floatation Therapy:
1) Deep Meditation
Floatation therapy allows for something called Alpha-Theta crossover to happen in the brain. This is when mind begins to relax deeply, and brain wave activity starts to slow down significantly. As brain waves crossover into Theta, the body starts to feel a deep sense of meditative relaxation and its ability heal is increased.
2) Brain Building
Floating stimulates left/right brain synchronisation; shifts brain waves from Beta to lower frequency Alpha, Theta and even Delta. Floatation can create mental clarity, alertness, increased creativity, problem solving; heightens visualization, deepens meditation, expands awareness, intensifies acuteness of all the senses.
Accelerated learning is also possible inside of the tank if it is equipped with underwater speakers.
3) Athletic Recovery
Whilst floating, the pressure of gravity is taken off the joints and muscles and the body as a whole is put in to a high state of physical relaxation, with blood pressure and oxygen intake reduced but at the same time blood flow and the distribution of red blood cells increased. The combined effects are of particular benefit to athletes, speeding recovery from injury and assisting in the flushing of lactate, cortisone and adrenaline that may have built up either through training or performance.
4) Diminishes Anxiety and Fear
Floatation has been used successfully as a powerful adjunct therapy for PTSD in certain cases.
Floatation enhances self-hypnosis, increases motivation, diminishes depression, anxiety and fear, facilitates freedom from habits, phobias and addictions.
5) Physical Healing
Floatation therapy improves circulation and distribution of oxygen and nutrients, reduces blood pressure, pulse, heart rate and oxygen consumption.
Floatation has a powerful capacity to assist in healing and recovery of both the brain and body.
Like any other form of meditation, the results are cumulative, and you get better at relaxing in the float tank with frequent practice.
The effects of floatation are very powerful for developing the mind and the deep states of meditation accessible through this practice are profound.
Overall, this simple technology is amazing. Everyone should try it!
Author: Joshua Hanna