The floatation tanks contain a large concentration of Epsom salts; these have an array of positive effects on the body. Epsom salts comprise of magnesium and sulphate.
The benefits of magnesium and sulphur include:
· Improved circulation
· Aiding in insulin production
· Muscle pain relief
· Regulating electrolytes
· Stress relief
· Maintaining hair, skin and nail health
· Antibacterial, antiviral and fungal properties
· Detoxifying and purifying the body
Time spent in floatation therapy improves athletic performance, aids in the prevention of sporting injuries and speeds the healing process. It decreases the production of cortisol, ACTH, lactic acid and adrenaline, increases the production of endorphins, quickens rehabilitation and recovery, relieves pain and discomfort associated with arthritis, migraines, injuries, IBS and boosts immune function.
There is an abundance of psychological benefits found in flotation therapy and Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST); in reducing external stimuli, the mind can enter a deep state where the conscious and unconscious meet.
Flotation therapy stimulates left/right brain synchronisation, brainwaves change from Beta, Alpha, to Theta, and in some cases Delta. Theta State is a state of profound relaxation; people meditate for hours in order to reach this state. It is considered a very powerful and deep state to experience, with a multitude of psychological benefits, including mental clarity, alertness, increases in creativity, problem solving, heightened visualisation, deepened meditation and expanded awareness.
Floatation therapy has also been found to cultivate ‘superlearning’, increase motivation, aid with depression, anxiety and fear, facilitates freedom from negative habits, phobias and addictions.
Gravity is a physical force well known for its impact on the human body; with people experiencing physical discomfort and pain, including aching feet, joint pain, back pain and overall muscular tension. Floatation therapy is a means to aid in alleviating these issues by creating a unique environment of weightlessness, or ‘anti gravity’.
In minimising the gravitational forces on the body, the body is offered relief and can recover more quickly and efficiently for overall wellbeing.