“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” –Jim Rohn
Float Therapy addresses both mental and physical health as it aides in combating hypertension, arthritis, back pain, muscle fatigue, and insomnia. Pain reduction is one of the most beneficial aspects of floating. Many users report a significant decrease in pain levels after just one float.
In addition to these physical benefits, floating contributes to changes in the brain’s chemistry. Research on floating has found that the brain responds positively to the floating experience by increasing the amount of endorphins produced while decreasing stress related chemicals such as cortisol, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and ACTH. By reducing these “fight or flight” chemicals, the brain is better able to deal with daily stresses.
Meditation can be defined as the continued or extended thought, reflection, contemplation, or spiritual introspection. While floating, the brain enters into a Theta wave state. The average person experiences Theta waves just as they are about to fall asleep, and at the moment of awakening. While these moments are fleeting in daily life, they can be experienced for the majority of an hour-long session in the float pod. Anyone who meditates on a regular basis can tell you the value it has in their life.
Meditation can help regulate blood pressure, increase immunity, fertility, and pain tolerance, cure headaches, and migraines improve athletic performance and help battle addictions. While meditation is a religious experience for some, it is also a powerful tool for self-regulation, insight, and well-being. Floating allows people that are not trained in meditation techniques to experience the benefits of meditation. Floating is for your benefit, and Stillwater Float Center is proud to offer this service.