When you are in sensory deprivation tank your body mind is provided with clues that it is not under threat. This triggers a relaxation response called “rest and digest”. When you are in the state of “rest and digest” your “parasympathetic nervous system” is engaged wich produces:
Floatation therapy triggers relaxation response by removing the majority of sensory input, that helps to switch off “fight and flight” response and brings about “rest and digest” state, that is associated with muscle relaxation, restoration and growth.
Over time floatation therapy helps to train your mind and parasympathetic nervous system to bring relaxation response easier.
“A number of scientific studies have compared the effects of Floating against just resting in bed. It was conclusively shown that beneficial effects of floating did not occur while resting in bed.”
I make a lot of noise about the benefits of floatation. It’s relaxing, it’s great for the joints, works wonders for stress. But that’s sort of like getting excited over the fitness benefits of mountaineering and ignoring the fact that you’re having a religious experience clinging to an ice face on the roof of the […]Read more
I’m Angela, I’m an expat in New Zealand, I run a business here, I have an active social life, I’m in a band and the majority of the time I lead a fairly ‘normal’ life. I say the majority of the time because sometimes I’m not well. A family tragedy in 2009 has meant that […]Read more
Limited time only! New members get a 30 minute massage and our Isomind program for free, plus enter to win a one year membership. Many people are blown away and left a bit speechless by their first (or first few) floats, often because it’s such a unique environment and the sensory deprivation involved, your body […]Read more