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.”
There are many studies showing the benefits of floating in an isolation tank on both mind and body, and I suggest you go do some research into these studies yourself. However, here are some interesting facts that I have found so far in my research on the effects of the flotation tank experience. Ok, let’s […]Read more
Muscle pain, sleep disorder, anxiety, migraines, cognitive dysfunction and more are all symptoms experienced by sufferers of the debilitating rheumatic condition, fibromyalgia. Translated from the original greek, fibromyalgia means “muscle and connective tissue pain”, however both physical and psychological symptoms are experienced by those with the condition, an estimated 2-8% of the population. Doctors are […]Read more
Sensory deprivation (in psychology) is an experimental situation in which all stimulation is cut off from the sensory receptors. What we know about the benefits of floatation continuously leaves us amazed by the power of the human body. Not because of the states of relaxation and elation that floating can endure. No, rather the body’s […]Read more
I get sick around a week or so from deadline. It happens almost every time I work on a big project to the point where I can predict and prepare for the inevitable achy joints and headache. But as I’ve matured as a writer I’ve realised that my reoccurring flu is a direct result of […]Read more