One of the most commonly experienced benefits of flotation therapy is stress reduction. In today’s fast paced, multi-tasking and interconnected world flotation therapy provides space to disconnect. Due to its unique ability to effortlessly relax both body and mind, flotation therapy is becoming a widely popular and regularly used wellness tool.
Your brain is normally very busy making constant calculations to ensure your safety. These include calculating gravity, sight, sound or temperature variations. When the brain has a chance to rest from these constant demands it recognizes the opportunity to deeply rest and you easily slip into a meditative theta brain state. It is in this deep state of relaxation that you are able to release the worries of your life, discover solutions emerging from your subconscious mind, and benefit from deep rest. One hour in a flotation therapy pod is similar to four hours of deep restorative sleep to your brain.
Though flotation is an “effortless” therapy, the body and mind actually learn how to relax with each session. The benefits are cumulative—they build on themselves with each subsequent session. An hour of zero gravity and zero distractions will decrease the production of cortisol, a stress hormone, leaving us feeling refreshed and serene after the float. This experience improves with repeated use. We encourage guests to float regularly as the float experience tends to deepen beyond the first session. That’s why we offer a 3-pack series discount for those seeking to experience the full benefits of flotation therapy. Ask us how you can purchase this discounted package for yourself.
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