Hundreds of float therapy clinical trials demonstrate that float therapy is highly effective for improving physical and mental health. It is a unique therapy where the client is placed in an environment of suspended gravity and protection from light and noise. Floating weightless on warm, salty water frees the mind and body from distraction and elicits a strong relaxation response while accelerating the body’s own healing and recovery processes.
Floating helps reduce stress related hormones such as cortisol, ACT-H and epinephrine. Blood pressure also decreases and remains reduced after repeated sessions. Muscle relaxation occurs, joint swelling is reduced, and the body’s immune system is enhanced. Brain wave studies indicate that during float therapy, a person enters a deep state of relaxation and mental alertness.
Floating is helpful to those affected by sports injuries, muscle soreness, chronic pain, depression and anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, autism, post traumatic stress disorder, and many other conditions.
Research also shows that floating can be used to aid in weight reduction, smoking cessation, and recovering from addictions.