The Long-Term Benefits of Flotation Therapy

Posted on November 5, 2014

Boulder Float TanksFor mind body healing, flotation therapy is a proven winner. When you are suffering the effects of living in a busy world, flotation therapy provides natural pain relief that has lasting results.

What is Flotation Therapy?

Flotation therapy is the use of a flotation tank to induce zero gravity. Scientists have discovered that the benefits of short-term treatment in zero gravity are numerous. Flotation therapy allows the body to relax in a weightless state, taking a break from the daily stressors of life.

The Long-Term Benefits of Flotation Therapy

As if the blissful feeling of relaxation post therapy weren’t enough, there are long-term benefits to the use of flotation therapy.

Pain Relief

Isolate Flotation Center BoulderPain relief from chronic or acute injuries is one of the flotation tank benefits many patients seek. While in the tank, the pressure gravity causes on joints, muscles and tendons is alleviated. This gives your body time to relax and rejuvenate. Zero gravity from flotation therapy is a safe, blissful way to reduce joint and muscle pain.

Inflammation is reduced from regular therapy in a flotation tank. When your inflammation goes down, chronic pain is reduced. The treatment also improves blood flow, allowing oxygen to flow easily throughout your body.

Floating in Epsom Salt Has Health Benefits

The water used in a flotation tank contains Epsom salts. Full of magnesium and sulfate, you are able to reap the health benefits of these two minerals because you absorb some into your body while you are in the flotation tank. Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of hundreds of enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients and flush out toxins.

Cognitive Functioning Will Improve With Sensory Deprivation

Lying in a flotation tank, free from outside stimuli, your mind is able to recharge. Your parasympathetic nervous system is always at work, reacting to the environment around you.  The sympathetic nervous system is what relaxes during floating, giving the user a chance to relax into their parasympathetic nervous system. When you experience sensory deprivation, your parasympathetic nervous system is able to relax completely. This allows your nervous system to calm down, decreases stress and provides an overall sense of well-being.

Floating is an excellent way to keep your body healthy. Your joints, muscles and parasympathetic nervous system never get time to fully relax, except when you are in zero gravity and experiencing sensory deprivation. The rest for your system is amazing, and the feelings you experience once the treatment are over will leave you wanting to return soon.

Whether you are suffering from chronic pain, headaches, stress or depression, flotation therapy can help you without any negative side effects. Medication free, this type of therapy has benefits that last.

Ready to try for yourself? Schedule an appointment at IsolateFC.

IsolateFC is a flotation therapy center located in Boulder, CO. Heal your body, mind and spirit and book your float online.