10 Reasons To Use a Sensory Deprivation Tank as a way to Relax
Does the idea of floating away your stress sound good to you? A Sensory Deprivation Tank may not sound like it but read on as to why it is the best way to unwind.
Yes, it is possible with floatation therapy and it has been around for years. Based on the concept of sensory deprivation from decades ago, the health benefits alone mean people should do it every day. The science behind Float Therapy is solid, backed by decades of research. Also known as Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (or REST), this involves you getting inside a pitch-black float tank filled with salty water for a minimum of an hour. With no external stimuli; no light, no smell, no touch and no sound except for your own heartbeat, your brain is deprived of any input. The result is a meditation-like experience putting you in a state of being half-awake and half-asleep. This is what people who know mediation spend years striving for. Floating can get you there in 30 mins.
Still not convinced to try it out?
Here are 10 reasons why you should give it a try:
1. Relieve Stress
Do you have find it difficult to truly relax and unplug? A floating session can instantly put you in relaxation mode even if your body resists it. Floating reduces cortisol (the stress hormone) levels in your body. This reduction helps boost your productivity, and improve your physical and mental health.
2. Alleviate Anxiety & Depression
If you’re anxious and depressed, a few float sessions can greatly improve your mood and make you feel happier in general. Being inside an isolation tank can help you reach ‘theta brainwave’ state. Traditionally only achievable after years of deep meditation. This allows you a clarity that helps you understand what is upsetting you.
3. Treat Specific Health Conditions
From Hypertension to Arthritis, Migraines, Insomnia and Post Traumatic Stress. Even degenerative diseases such as fibromyalgia are recognised internationally to benefit from floating. Several clinical studies has proven the efficacy of floatation therapy in managing these conditions or in the least their symptoms. So if you’re suffering from any one of them, try using a float tank.
4. Pain relief
If you suffer from chronic pain and injuries, you’ll greatly benefit from regular floating sessions in a sensory deprivation tank. This natural therapy provides effective pain relief both immediately after and in the long run. From instant relief by removal of weight from bones, joints and muscles to the long term benefit of relaxation to enable rejuvenation.
5. Better sleep
Because of the stress-relieving effect of floating, you’ll be able to sleep better at night after being inside an isolation tank. If you have insomnia or find it hard to ‘switch off’ your stressed-out mind at bedtime, give floating a try and see for yourself. Everyone I know who has tried floating has been amazed at how well they slept that night.
6. Improved circulation
The water in the sensory deprivation tank float tank is made salty and buoyant with extreme Salt ratios. Comprising of magnesium and sulfate, this Salt can help improve your circulation, alleviate muscle pain. It improves your body’s ability to utilise insulin and regulate electrolytes. Look up on Google the benefits to the body of Magnesium… an undervalued and under recognised mineral. In the least, your skin will be exfoliated resulting in a soft feeling after floating.
7. Gets the creative juices flowing
Stuck with writer’s block? Desperate for good ideas but can’t seem to come up with any? Float therapy can help boost your creativity by ridding your brain of any distractions. You can go inside the sensory deprivation tank with a specific problem or question in mind, and come out with a multitude of solution and ultimate decisions.
8. Improve athletic performance
Do you work out regularly or train for an event? Float tanks are good for rest and recovery after strenuous athletic training. The salty water helps break down lactic acid, a chemical compound responsible for that sore muscle feeling after exercising. Your body can focus on healing itself naturally when your senses are deprived of any unnecessary input.
9. Help curb addictions and unhealthy habits
For those who tried to quit smoking and reduce alcohol dependency, you know very well the painful withdrawal symptoms associated with controlling these addictions. Floating helps alleviate pain and decrease cravings for whatever it is that your body is addicted to. When combined with other methods, your chance of recovery from addiction increases!
10. Aids in weight reduction
Have you been trying to lose weight but can’t seem to keep it off? Try float therapy! Clinical studies have shown that even just one REST session can aide people understand a clearer direction to achieving any goals they set their mind too. Including the loss of weight.
With just these 10 benefits, you’re probably thinking of booking a sensory deprivation tank float session for yourself.
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