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Float Therapy

What is Floating?

Freed from all sensation of gravity, temperature, touch, sight and sound, floating allows you to reach a state of ultra relaxation, which allows the body to "reset".

The 1,000 pounds of epsom salt in the water will allow you to float effortlessly in your float pod.

The temperature of the water is heated between 93.5 - 95 degrees. This means that once you are settled in the tank it is virtually impossible to distinguish between parts of the body that are in contact with the water and those that aren't.

While the state of relaxation may be deep and profound, the individual’s brain stays dreamily alert. In this dream-like state, the brain releases vast amounts of endorphins. The brain gradually shifts from its usual waking beta state to generate deep alpha, theta or even delta waves, the state-of-mind that Buddhist monks try to reach through hours of meditation and years of training.

You can achieve this in a matter of minutes just by lying back into the silky warm sea of bliss that is the floatation experience!

Why Float?

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness
People float to relieve stress, recover from injuries, fight addiction, eliminate chronic pain, and much more. Studies indicate that floating increases your dopamine and endorphin levels, boosting your mood and leaving you with a pleasant afterglow that lasts for days afterwards. Without the need to fight gravity or take-in external information, you'll likely experience the most complete relaxation you've ever felt.

Meditation

Health & Wellness
Everything you experience while floating comes from within yourself. It's the perfect time to reflect on your life, and reports of creative and personal insights abound. Float tanks can also be thought of as training wheels for meditation. After about 30-45 minutes of floating, your mind starts producing theta brainwaves, which are responsible for that "between waking & sleeping" state. After years of practice, people can enter that state through deep meditation. Float tanks get you there with hardly any effort at all.

Self Improvement

Health & Wellness
People have cut strokes off their golf game, developed complex scientific theories, and drafted whole portions of books while floating. With nothing to distract you, your level of concentration and knowledge absorption is astonishing.

History of Floating

Float therapy allows people to reduce stress, relieve pain and achieve an overall level of optimisim. While this practice is fairly new to some, float therapy was first developed in 1954 by Dr. John C. Lilly, a neuropsychiatrist interested in the effects of sensory deprevation on the brain. He was testing the premise that mental activity would cease in the absence of external stimuli. Instead, he found floating to be profoundly relaxing and that it was the gateway to reaching richly elaborate states of inner experience. The first float tank center opened in 1973 in Beverly Hills, CA, which paved the way for new centers to open all around the world. With continual study and use by both researchers and the public, terminology evolved to Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (R.E.S.T).

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