Benefits for athletes and after strenuous excercise
Deep muscular relaxation
Accelerates healing of injuries
Enhances Performance using visualisation
Natural endorphines are released
Lactic acid removal is accelerated
Benefits for business people
Floatation therapy for students
Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy
Or sensory deprivation therapy utilises floating as a method of attaining the deepest relaxation one can experience, this type of sensory therapy can help to ease a number of medical conditions and symptoms.
Floatation therapy is used widely in the treatment of stress, anxiety, jet lag and to improve concentration and creativity. Flotation taps into the senses of the brain and is widely used by sports persons to improve performance. One hour of floating in a float tank can have the restorative effects of 4 hours of sleep. This is mainly due to the effects of sensory deprivation caused inside the flotation tank.
Medical benefits of therapy using floatation
'Relaxing in a weightless state in the silent warmth of the tank activates the body's own system for recuperation and healing'
The use of flotation therapy has a number of medical benefits. In the gravity free floating environment the body balances and heals internally as all the senses are rested. Research shows that floating and flotation therapy measurably reduce blood pressure and heart rate whilst lowering the levels of stress related chemicals in the body. Old injuries and aches, (especially backache) experience relief as floating helps blood circulation. Recent medical flotation research has shown that floating improves the balance of activity between the two cerebral hemispheres of the brain to help provide a better state of physical, mental, and emotional health.