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5 Benefits of Floating

Floating has many incredible affects on all aspects of you as a person, these range from the physical to the mental and emotional.

We have chosen five of the most notable to explore with you today.

1. Relieves Stress 

There are two main ways that floating relieves stress. One is physical and one is mental. Physically, the Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate) in the water inhibits a specific hormone (cortisol) that your body produces naturally which causes the chemical reaction in your brain that leads to stress. Whilst mentally, the sensory deprivation of floating relaxes you and puts your mind at ease which as a result reduces stress. Studies have shown that floating often leads to positive results for people’s moods, relaxation, and recovery from fatigue and burnout.

2. Reduces Pain 

Floating oxygenates your body which leads to improved blood flow. Better blood flow leads to pain reduction and because of this, floating has been used to treat many physical issues especially muscle fatigue, fibromyalgia, and pain associated with stress. Floating is easy on your joints and is known to increase energy and ease of movement in people who do it.

3. Increases Athletic Performance

One group that has been floating for years is athletes. This is because floating helps to speed up muscle recovery from physical exertion. This will help to avoid stiffness, muscle fatigue, and avoid injury. The calmness and relaxation floating provide have also been shown to aid in focus with athletes.

4. Boosts Creativity

Creatives have also known and enjoyed the benefits of floating for a long time. Being in a float pod lets you be alone with your thoughts with no other senses to consume your mind. This opens your mind’s creative potential and allows you to think in ways you are rarely able to in most situations. Writers, musicians, entrepreneurs and performers have long believed floating opens their creative minds.

5. Improves Sleep

Sleep is such an important factor to be able to function normally. We all know how it feels to go to work after only a couple of hours of sleep. Studies have shown that the mind's consciousness during a float can take on characteristics of stages 1 & 2 sleep. In addition, the magnesium in the water regulates mood and stabilizes the sleep/wake cycle as well as decreases stress and anxiety.

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