What is floating and is it good for you?

Floating is a popular wellness trend that has been gaining traction in recent years. It involves lying in an isolation tank filled with salt water at body temperature, and it’s said to provide a range of benefits for both mental and physical health. But what exactly is floating, how does it work, and why should you consider trying it? 

In this blog post we’ll look at the basics of floating: what it is, why you might want to try it out for yourself, how the process works from start to finish – plus some tips on getting started if you decide that this type of therapy could be right for your needs. 

So let’s dive in! Floating (also known as sensory deprivation or REST) involves lying down inside an enclosed pod filled with 10 inches of salt-water solution heated up to skin temperature (roughly 94-95 degrees Fahrenheit). The idea behind floatation therapy is that by removing all external stimuli such as sound and light while also reducing gravity’s pull on the body through buoyancy – users can achieve a deep state relaxation which allows them access into their subconscious minds more easily than when they are awake. This can lead to improved focus & creativity; lowered stress levels; better sleep patterns; deeper meditation sessions & increased feelings overall well being amongst many other potential benefits depending upon individual goals/needs .  

 To ensure maximum comfort during your session most centers will offer complimentary earplugs / nose clips so there won’t be any discomfort due salty water entering ears/nose etc… Also special lighting effects may be used inside tanks allowing user customize experience further based on personal preferences e..g calming blue lights vs energizing red ones etc… Once everything set up user simply lies back relaxes letting mind wander off into whatever direction its chooses without interruption from outside world giving person unique opportunity explore inner depths self like never before leading potentially life changing discoveries about true nature self!  

 All these factors combined make floating one most powerful tools available today helping people reconnect their bodies minds spirit thus achieving greater balance within lives bringing peace joy harmony along way … So if looking something help improve quality life give Floating shot see where takes !

How might floating affect the nervous system?

It appears that floating can have a positive effect on the nervous system. The Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) involved in floating reduces sensory input to the nervous system [1][2], which can help to calm the body and activate the parasympathetic nervous system, leading to a reduction in stress and cortisol levels. Floating has been studied for its effects on heart rate, blood pressure and cardiac autonomic nervous system activity [3][4]. Additionally, floating may provide an opportunity for the brain to rest and restore [5], which can have a positive impact on the entire nervous system.

Is it mainly epsom salt effect ?

Epsom salt, also known as magnesium sulphate has been used therapeutically for hundreds of years after being discovered in an underground spring in Epsom, Surrey here in UK;)

People report a number of health benefits relating to the high magnesium content, including:

  1. Improved skin and hair – including improved skin elasticity and moisture, reduced acne and allergies, and glossier hair. 
  2. Reduced muscle pain, cramping and headaches – as a result of flushing toxins and heavy metals from the cells.
  3. Better regulated blood sugar – as magnesium improves the body’s ability to use insulin, which controls glucose levels.
  4. Improved sleep – as magnesium deficiency can be a key indicator of poor sleep.

Nevertheless, it is the whole relaxing ambience within the floating centre and relaxing music that also help to reach deep relaxation and balance.

Everithing sounds so good, however, there might be some side effects

It is important to note that most people do not experience negative side effects from floating [5], and the tanks are generally considered safe. However, as with any therapy or medical treatment, there is always a risk of adverse reactions or discomfort, such as skin irritasion, claustrophobia, ear irritasion, and others.

If you are considering floating and not sure if it suits you it is important to speak with health professional or start from speaking to member of floating centre team

 

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