Float therapy aids in recovery by creating a weightless, sensory-deprivation environment enriched with magnesium-rich Epsom salts. Magnesium is known to relax muscles by inhibiting the release of certain neurotransmitters and regulating calcium influx into muscle cells. This natural muscle relaxation effect, combined with the buoyancy of the float tank, contributes to reduced muscle tension and enhanced recovery during float sessions
Chronic and Acute Pain Relief
Float therapy offers notable benefits for both chronic and acute pain management. The weightless, buoyant environment within the float tank alleviates pressure on joints and muscles, providing relief from chronic pain conditions. Moreover, it encourages the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, aiding in acute pain reduction.
Stress (Cortisol) Reduction
Float therapy effectively reduces cortisol levels, the body's primary stress hormone. The sensory-deprivation environment and deep relaxation experienced during a float session trigger a natural relaxation response, helping to lower cortisol production. This reduction in cortisol not only alleviates stress and anxiety but also contributes to improved overall well-being and mental health.
Float therapy serves as a natural antidepressant by promoting the release of endorphins and inducing deep relaxation. The sensory-deprivation environment creates a tranquil space for emotional healing, helping alleviate symptoms of depression. This non-invasive therapy offers a valuable complement to traditional treatments, fostering improved mental well-being and emotional balance.
PTSD and Anxiety Relief
Float therapy has shown promise as a therapeutic tool for individuals with PTSD. The sensory-deprivation environment, combined with reduced external stimuli, allows for a safe and calming space for those dealing with trauma. By promoting relaxation and reducing hyperarousal, float therapy may aid in symptom management and emotional healing for individuals with PTSD, contributing to their overall well-being and recovery.
Float therapy enhances sleep quality by promoting relaxation and reducing stress. The weightless environment in a float tank encourages deep relaxation, helping individuals with sleep difficulties to unwind and de-stress. Improved sleep patterns and quality can result from regular float sessions, contributing to overall well-being and mental health
Do you provide assistance entering and exiting the pod?
You do need to be able to get in and out of the pod independently or have a support person who could assist. There is a non-slip coating on the bottom of the pod. If you can get up from the floor, you should be okay.
When is floating prohibited?
You would need to refrain from floating if you’re not fond of showers or have any open wounds, acute illness, fever, Contagious or communicable diseases. Floating is also prohibited within 2 weeks of a recent hairdye, 2 weeks of a new tattoo, and any extreme hair colors (Pink, Purple, Blue etc)
What if I have a cut or scrape?
You can still float, but first, cover any areas with A&D ointment to provide a barrier between your skin and the saltwater solution.
Why do I need to shower before and after?
It’s important to wash off all oils, makeup, deodorant & lotion to avoid damaging the pod. Conditioner, lotions and more can compromise the saltwater and even the pod itself. Afterward, you’ll want to rinse the salt off your body to avoid any irritation.
What if I am claustrophobic?
People with claustrophobia consistently report no problems with floating, and the pod can be left open to help ease you into relaxation.
Do I need to bring anything?
Whatever you need to return to the world after your float, everything else is provided like Q-tips, tissue and a blow dryer.
Do you offer support aids for floating?
There are support options such as pool noodles and neck floatation devices to help support you in any way you need. A noodle under your knees is great for those with low back pain.
How is the pod cleaned?
Per the North American Float Tank Standard, the saltwater solution goes through 3 complete water exchanges and each cycle moves through a 1 micron sized particulate filter followed by UV and Ozone for sanitation and oxidation of the saltwater solution. The inside of the pod is disinfected as well as all touch surfaces after each use.
Can I drown if I fall asleep?
No. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of saltwater in your eyes.
Do I have to stay in the pod the whole time?
No, you can get out at any time.