Known by many names, a flotation tank (a.k.a. sensory deprivation tank, isolation tank, float pod, sensory attenuation tank, float cabin, float tank) is the only equipment required for flotation therapy. It involves the use of a specific amount of water placed inside the tank and lots of Epsom salts, which are responsible for changing the density of the water to make you float effortlessly. Infrared saunas, on the other hand, harness the power of heat therapy to induce intense sweating – which is a vital aspect of detoxification.
In this post, we’ll talk about how you can benefit from flotation therapy and the use of our infrared saunas.
People struggle with stress on a daily basis. In fact, we go to sleep thinking about our problems and then wake back up to stress. We end our days worrying about what we haven’t accomplished and what we need to accomplish the following day. This is precisely why we end up starting our mornings stressing over all that needs to be done in the course of a few hours.
We worry about our family, work, health, and finances. Moreover, the stress of routine day-in and day-out responsibilities, the traffic, and our general lack of self-care can sometimes build up to overwhelming proportions.
This is where flotation therapy can prove useful.
There are three basic elements of flotation therapy: Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate), weightlessness or counter-gravity stimulation, and meditation (theta state – a condition when the mind is capable of healing and growth as well as deep and profound learning).
Users swear by flotation therapy’s ability to clear the mind and reduce stress. One session or regular sessions in one of our sensory deprivation tanks can benefit you in a number of ways:
• Improved blood circulation
• Better healing abilities
• Pain management
• Increased immune health
• Support in athletic training
• Muscle recovery
• Stress reduction
• Better sleep quality
• Increased creativity and sensory acuity
• Quality sleep
• A general sense of wellbeing
Floating benefits us physically and psychologically. It is a safe, all-natural approach proven to alleviate a number of ailments and reduce stress. In fact, sensory deprivation has been shown to help with specific mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
Although traditional saunas are an integral aspect of the history and development of infrared saunas, the latter type is considered superior due to their ability to heat the body directly without necessarily heating up the air around the individual.
This means an infrared sauna works at a lower temperature (approximately 120˚F to 140˚F) compared to a traditional sauna (about 150˚F to 180˚F). The heat it produces is also believed to penetrate more deeply than warmed air.
In fact, supporters of this technology say that 80 percent of the heat it generates directly heats the body. This means that you can sweat more profusely even when the air around you is tolerably warm, so you can stay longer and relax in the facility.
The benefits associated with infrared saunas include the following:
• Better quality sleep
• Muscle recovery
• Relief from joint pain such as arthritis
• Clear and tighter skin
• Improved circulation
• Weight loss
• Beneficial for people with chronic fatigue
Saunas have been in use for centuries for their ability to help alleviate specific health conditions. It’s no wonder they remain a favorite among people who appreciate the relief and relaxation heat therapy brings.
If you’re curious about flotation therapy or infrared sauna treatment, do give us a call at Float 207.
Better yet, come for a visit so you can personally view our facilities, ask your questions, and perhaps even book a session so you can start experiencing the benefits discussed here.
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