Cross-Fit, Running, Cycling, a budding Olympian, or the Gym is your thing?
Whatever your sport, floating is your remedy to heal and prevent injury, improve performance and reduce training fatigue. Just look at the numerous top tier athletes and major league sports teams that have turned to floating.Freedom from gravity creates an ideal environment for healing, and the 1,600 pounds of Epsom salt doesn’t hurt either. The spine and joints decompress, and tight muscles relax. Circulation improves, while cortisol and lactic acid levels drop. The deep relaxation found in the float tank enhances visualization and improves sleep. These are the many reasons why many professional athletes and teams have made floatation therapy a regular part of their training.
There is years of scientific research and publications documenting the wide-ranging benefits of floating, some of these include:
Stress is rampant throughout our culture, the havoc this can have on the human body is well documented. Floatation therapy is possibly the most relaxing environment we can put our bodies into. Relief from stress comes almost instantaneously while floating and lasts longer the more you float. Consistent floating may help alleviate all the following:
Research has shown more and more ailments to be closely related to stress.
Alternative Health Care
Those looking for non-medication alternatives to manage their stress and pain are utilizing floatation therapy. Always consult with your doctor before reducing or stopping any prescribed medications. Float therapy has been an incredible tool for assisting in the process of breaking addiction to pain killers, alcohol, and tobacco products.
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For pain management, floating offers researched benefits for those suffering a variety of pain conditions:
Those suffering with Fibromyalgia will know there are very few remedies, research has shown that Fibromyalgia patients found a significant decrease in pain both from the beginning to the end of a float and in-between float session to float session.
Find your Bliss!
During a float, you produce slower brain-wave patterns, known as theta waves that are normally experienced only during the deepest meditation or briefly before falling asleep. Floating is used widely in the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue.
Perhaps, the most well documented benefit of floating is the tendency for those who choose to use this tool regularly to adopt a long term positive outlook on life. As we all know depression and anxiety can be rooted in many causes.